Halloween Treat: A Night in Dracula’s Castle

Dracula's castle will have overnight guests on Halloween, marking the first time since 1948 that anyone has slept in the Transylvanian fortress. The site's actual name in Bran Castle, and two people will get to sleep there Oct. 31 thanks to a promotion by Airbnb. The guests will be wined and dined, then left alone to lie down in red velvet-trimmed coffins just as Dracula did in the Bram Stoker horror novel that popularized the legend.

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In this picture taken Oct. 9, 2016, two coffins are lit before a photo shoot in Bran Castle, in Bran, Romania. Airbnb has launched a contest to find two people to stay overnight in the castle on Halloween, popularly known as Dracula’s castle because of its connection to the cruel real-life prince Vlad the Impaler, who inspired the legend of Dracula. (AP Photo/Andreea Alexandru)
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In this picture taken Oct. 9, 2016, Bran Castle lies on top of cliffs in Bran, Romania. Airbnb has launched a contest to find two people to stay overnight in the castle on Halloween, popularly known as Dracula’s castle because of its connection to the cruel real-life prince Vlad the Impaler, who inspired the legend of Dracula. (AP Photo/Andreea Alexandru)
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In this picture taken Oct. 9, 2016, a portrait of Vlad the Impaler is hung on a wall in Bran Castle, in Bran, Romania. Airbnb has launched a contest to find two people to stay overnight in the castle on Halloween, popularly known as Dracula’s castle because of its connection to the cruel real-life prince Vlad the Impaler, who inspired the legend of Dracula. (AP Photo/Andreea Alexandru)
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In this picture taken Oct. 9, 2016, two girls light up candles before a photo shoot in Bran Castle, in Bran, Romania. Airbnb has launched a contest to find two people to stay overnight in the castle on Halloween, popularly known as Dracula’s castle because of its connection to the cruel real-life prince Vlad the Impaler, who inspired the legend of Dracula. (AP Photo/Andreea Alexandru)
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In this picture taken Oct. 9, 2016, Bran Castle lies on top of cliffs in Bran, Romania. Airbnb has launched a contest to find two people to stay overnight in the castle on Halloween, popularly known as Dracula’s castle because of its connection to the cruel real-life prince Vlad the Impaler, who inspired the legend of Dracula. (AP Photo/Andreea Alexandru)
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In this picture taken Oct. 9, 2016, Bran Castle lies on top of cliffs in Bran, Romania. Airbnb has launched a contest to find two people to stay overnight in the castle on Halloween, popularly known as Dracula’s castle because of its connection to the cruel real-life prince Vlad the Impaler, who inspired the legend of Dracula. (AP Photo/Andreea Alexandru)
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In this picture taken Oct. 9, 2016, a candlelight dinner is set up before a photo shoot, in Bran Castle, in Bran, Romania. Airbnb has launched a contest to find two people to stay overnight in the castle on Halloween, popularly known as Dracula’s castle because of its connection to the cruel real-life prince Vlad the Impaler, who inspired the legend of Dracula. (AP Photo/Andreea Alexandru)
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In this picture taken Oct. 9, 2016, a candlelight dinner is set up before a photo shoot, in Bran Castle, in Bran, Romania. Airbnb has launched a contest to find two people to stay overnight in the castle on Halloween, popularly known as Dracula’s castle because of its connection to the cruel real-life prince Vlad the Impaler, who inspired the legend of Dracula. (AP Photo/Andreea Alexandru)
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In this picture taken Oct. 9, 2016, candles and books are arranged on a table before a photo shoot of a room in Bran Castle, in Bran, Romania. Airbnb has launched a contest to find two people to stay overnight in the castle on Halloween, popularly known as Dracula’s castle because of its connection to the cruel real-life prince Vlad the Impaler, who inspired the legend of Dracula. (AP Photo/Andreea Alexandru)
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