We Dare You To Enter…

The Legend of the Waldorf Estate…

The Waldorf Hotel Entrance

Ask anyone in Palmerton about Oliver Sommersby and they’ll tell you about what happened that gruesome night in 1929. The night he stole the lives of everyone inside the Hotel Waldorf and then disappeared into thin air. But… ask the folks of Forest Inn about Oliver and you’ll get a different story, one you won’t forget.

In 1955 a seemed to be wealthy gentleman, from California, builds an establishment along Route 209 in Lehighton. A pub and restaurant with rooms to rent, calls it the Waldorf Hotel, a place for the middle class people to be merry and rest their souls, but rest, their souls never will. Over the next 10 years this “gentleman” from California tortured and killed at least 25 innocent people, women, children, whomever he could get his hands on, the ones he thought no one would miss until… he picked the wrong little girl.

Ella, sweet, beautiful. The prized possession of her father, Thomas, the town’s new butcher. Thomas just wouldn’t stop until he found out what happened to his little girl, he searched night and day for two weeks before he ended up here. Fatherly intuition told him this was the place he would find his daughter. He tore into the pub, searching every room until he came across the “gentleman” from California crouched in the corner of the attic with a grin on his face. In that moment, Thomas realized that the man before him was none other than Oliver Sommersby!! He lunged at Oliver but came to a sudden hault when he saw what was lying beside him. It was the remains of his beloved daughter, maimed and nearly unrecognizable in death. Before Thomas had any time to react, a flash of pain ripped through his chest. Oliver had stabbed him in the heart. But Thomas refused to be taken down so easily, he would avenge his child. With this thought came the strength enough for Thomas to rip the blade from his own chest and plunge it into Oliver’s. There, they both would die in mixing pools of blood on the floor.

This tale of good versus evil should have ended there, but it doesn’t. It will live on forever, as all who enter will come to witness on their own, for the souls of all killed remain here still, restless and looking for revenge! You may even come to witness the ghost of Oliver Sommersby himself! Will he come to steal your soul too? Think you’re brave enough to find out? Come inside, we’re all waiting!!!!

The Attractions

Zombie Escape Room (NEW!)

The apocalypse has hit and you find yourself fighting for your life in a zombie infested wasteland when a survivor offers you refuge. He locks you in for safe keeping while he goes to look for more survivors but are you truly safe?

You and up to 9 other survivors have 30 minutes to solve the riddles and clues that lead you to the key to get out before the undead get in. This is a medium level escape game recommended for 12 yrs or older. Reservations are suggested since availability is limited.

A new day has come. Life as you know it is gone. Friends, family... they don’t exist anymore!! Towns are destroyed, bridges are burned down. You spend every day just trying to survive, hoping to find food, water, survivors. You spend your nights praying you won’t be found!! Think you can find a safe haven or will you just catch the INFECTION!!

This interactive game of survival puts you in a zombie wasteland donning a flag belt with 3 flags representing your vital organs. Your goal, get out with your organs or become a ZOMBIE yourself!!! This task may seem simple but not with hungry zombies around every corner.

“Infection steals the show. Of the two dozen haunted attractions we’ve reviewed so far this year, Infection is the BEST! It’s the most creative and most interactive.”
The Times Leader, Wilkes-Barre, PA.

Brand new horror awaits you at the Waldorf Hotel… A portal to Hell has opened and the demons have possessed our once friendly establishment. Wander through what remains of our restaurant and hotel but be careful of who you come in contact with for they are not of this world.

Our haunted Hotel is filled with high tech lights and tricks but most of all energetic, enthusiastic actors that will have you crying for your Mommy. Our newly renovated scenes will make you think you just stepped into a horror movie. What's new this year? Check in to find out… we dare you!!!

Jump on the wagon and enter into the Pumpkin King's domain. See what evil lurks within the corn, from movie icons to original creations you're sure to be entertained.

Don't worry our creatures won't touch you while you journey on this 20 minute hayride full of realistic sets that make you part of the action. Our good old fashion haunted attraction relies on live actors to deliver our scares. So sit back, relax and enjoy the Halloween fun!!


Fright Tickets (Single Attraction)

  • The Haunting at the Waldorf Hotel - $17
  • Infection - $15
  • Terror in the Corn Hayride - $20

Scream Package (Pick Two Attractions)

  • Terror in the Corn Hayride - $20
  • The Haunting at the Waldorf Hotel - $17
  • Infection - $15

Total: $37 $30

Terror Package (Three Attractions- BEST VALUE!)

  • The Haunting at the Waldorf Hotel - $17
  • Infection - $15
  • Terror in the Corn Hayride - $20

Total: $52 $35

Group Rate Available: 25+ people for $33 each, 50+ people for $30 each

VIP Upgrade - $15

  • Add a VIP upgrade to any ticket and gain entrance through a shorter line

Zombie Escape Room - $20

  • You have 30 minutes to solve how to escape the room before the undead get in!
  • Please note that this is a separate attraction from the other three, requiring timed tickets.

Ticket Booth Purchases

Prefer to purchase tickets when you get there? Our Ticket Booth is CASH ONLY and all sales are final. For your convenience, there is an ATM available on site.

Dates and Times

Calendar of Dates and Times

We are open September 24th and every Friday and Saturday in October from 7-11 pm.

Our parking lot closes at 11pm but we run until everyone is through.

We have FREE parking and food vendors.

Ticket Booth purchases are CASH ONLY and all sales are final. For your convenience, an ATM is avilable on site.

Some attractions are weather permitting. Please note that we are not handicapped accessible. We can be contacted at 610-82-HOTEL.

Frequently Asked Questions

Q: Is there an age limit?
A: There is no age limit, parents must use their own discretion. Our rule of thumb is 10 and over!
Q: How long does it take to go through the attraction?
A: Plan on spending most of your evening to do all 3 attractions. Upgrade to a VIP to save some time!
Q: Are there physical restrictions?
A: Infection is a walking trail outside and the Hotel has staircases and crawling.
Q: Do you have refreshments?
A: Yes, we have food vendors.
Q: Do you have a bathroom?
A: Yes, we have portable facilities.
Q: Do you accept credit or debit cards?
A: No, our Ticket Booth is CASH ONLY. For your convenience there is an ATM available on site.
Q: Are you open if it rains?
A: The Hotel is open rain or shine but the other 2 events are weather permitting.
Q: Is it scary?
A: Come find out for yourself!!!


We would like to thank our sponsors for their generous support:

  • Country Junction: The World's Largest General Store - Lehighton, PA
  • Country Junction Events Center - Lehighton, PA
  • The Service Team Home Improvements