View Full Version : how far would you travel for your haunt

12-31-2006, 02:09 PM
for those of you who own a haunt..how long is your drive from your house to your haunt? would 45min. - 1 hours be too long of a drive?

12-31-2006, 02:40 PM
45min. - 1 hour?

My drive is 18 1/2 hours!

I live in Hopkinton, Massachusettes thats 1164 miles away from my haunt in Green Bay, Wisconsin!


Take care,


Jim Warfield
12-31-2006, 03:35 PM
Let's see?
I walk out my front door, get in my car, start the engine, turn it off, walk back in the house, that must be about 2 minutes?
Or I can stand in my house , turn the door knob, take a step and I'm there, no road rage, no octane consumption.
Living in one's own haunt has disctinct advantages and disadvantages.
The disadvantage is never really getting away from feeling like you should be working all the time(which I have done alot of over the years)
Another negative aspect can be the drunken idiots pounding on the side of your house at 4:30 am, waking you up , of course living here also helps me to be more able to protect my investment here, especially since this house is in a lonely location.

Raycliff Manor
12-31-2006, 03:36 PM
Last year the haunt was located a little over an hour away. This year our haunt is about 1 mile away... in our new permanent location! Man do we feel lucky!


Duke of Darkness
12-31-2006, 07:57 PM
I have commuted up to 90 minutes. It can be a very long ways at 2am after a long day of making people scream. That said, I wouldn't turn down a great location just because of a long commute, but keep in mind that there are only so many hours in a day. Time spent on the commute has to either come from time spent at the haunt or sleep. A delicate balance indeed.


12-31-2006, 07:59 PM
im a half hr from my haunt ,a.k.a 22 miles

Haunted Nashville
12-31-2006, 08:11 PM
45 Minutes down here. Not to bad of a drive though, all interstate.

Jim Warfield
12-31-2006, 08:36 PM
I have several excellant October helpers who drive 75 miles to get here, 75 miles straight up , from the dirty bowels of HELL!
No, deoderant doesn't help.

12-31-2006, 09:12 PM
My permanent location is five minutes away from my house.

The Shape
12-31-2006, 10:47 PM
My permanent location is five minutes away from my house.

As is mine. 8)

Seems we're pretty fortunate... 18 1/2 hours? :shock:

01-01-2007, 11:06 AM
My permanent location is five minutes away from my house.

this is very ideal in terms of saving on gas miles as well as gas in general.

Mr Nightmarez
01-04-2007, 05:46 AM
6 Hours, 2 and 1/2 hours and 35 minutes.


Jim Warfield
01-04-2007, 07:47 AM
...so now a burglar reading these posts knows exactly how much time they have to load up their truck.......

01-04-2007, 02:29 PM
haha Jim thats good. Well I think the 18 hours drive is gonna beat us all. I'm only about 10 min away from mine

01-04-2007, 04:49 PM
20 mins

01-05-2007, 08:06 AM
I am 20-30 minutes away, but I would drive as far as I needed to.

10-16-2007, 01:00 PM
I'm lucky, I'm just under 2 miles from our haunt. 5 minutes, tops.

We have some staff that drive over 30 minutes minutes to get to us, and they do it 5 nights a week.

We're very lucky to have a terrific group of people that run our haunt. Since we're 100% volunteer (501c3 and all that jazz), it really shows the dedication that much of our staff has.

10-16-2007, 01:54 PM
My drive is 40 min, to our location.
except on the weekends. I stay in a RV camper.(man cave)
which is nice, let's me work late at night..

10-16-2007, 03:36 PM
Heh.. I didn't realize that I just bumped a 10 month old topic..

I had a search going and pulled up this thread.. Ah well.

10-16-2007, 08:29 PM
Heh.. I didn't realize that I just bumped a 10 month old topic..

I had a search going and pulled up this thread.. Ah well.

boy o boy i forgot i posted such a question!

10-17-2007, 03:54 AM
I used to complain about having to drive 35 minutes to manage a attraction, always said to myself that when I open my attraction it will be closer and more convienent, LIES ALL LIES!!!!!! Our Attraction location is over 90 minutes away.
The good news is that I have it planned out in our 5 year plan to be living onsite within 2 years. Its amazing what youll do for a Prime piece of Property that you never have to tear down..........

10-17-2007, 07:11 AM
I use to be 25 minutes away from my haunt which I though sucked driving every night but now i live five minutes away and love it! Although alot of my actors drive 45 minutes to get to the haunt.


10-17-2007, 08:01 AM
I drive about an hour to Philadelphia PA from New Jersey for my haunt.

10-17-2007, 01:52 PM
Wow, I'm just a couple miles away...suppose I really need to count my blessings!

Mephisto the Great
10-18-2007, 10:36 PM
I did a 70-mile round trip commute to the haunt for three years (about 40+ miles) and yes, it was tough at 1 a.m. in the morning. But I was happy to be there and happy to go home, so that helped. Now that I'm in the hunt for a new location for a new show, I'm hoping to find something a little closer... :)

10-19-2007, 10:06 AM
1 hour 35 min, from Sacramento to the Bay area. But it's worth it, having a blast! Plus I only sleep during the last 30 minutes or so of driving...


10-19-2007, 10:15 AM
The haunt i volunteer at is about 5-7 minutes away from my house.