Take a tour through Olivenhain’s Haunted Hotel


For the 17th year, residents are invited to take a frightful tour through Olivenhain’s spooky Hotel Germania next to the old Olivenhain Meeting Hall.

Presented by Boy Scout Troop 2000, the 17th annual haunted house event is set in the 130-year-old, two-story hotel, which was built by the colony’s original German settlers in 1885. There are three different scare levels — friendly, low and high scare.

Several haunted rooms were designed and constructed by Boy Scouts and all of the house managers, actors and guides are Scouts or family members. Visit Dr. Frankenstein’s working laboratory, where guests will see the monster become alive, and a Halloween Hearst outside, which will rumble with animated skeletons.

The Haunted Hotel runs from 6:30 to 9:30 p.m. on Friday and Saturday nights, Oct. 14-15, 21-22 and 28-29. A pizza truck, baked goods and refreshments, carnival games, maze and a large theater in the woods showing free Halloween cartoon movies are part of the experience, and admission is $5.

— Submitted press release