Route 6 Motel

The Legend

As the legend goes, the Route 6 Motel was nestled in a spruce grove in the centre of Cavendish, welcoming guests from all over the world with its promise of clean, comfortable rooms at an affordable price.

Located on the main entrance to the beach, it operated from its opening in 1955 until the mid 1970's when the owner, George Lynde, ran into financial problems after a number of unexplained guest disappearances and "accidents" on the property. He was forced to close the motel in 1975 and the property has sat empty for the past 40 years, mostly ignored and falling into disrepair as the beach entrance was relocated.

More recently, as tourism booms in Cavendish, investors purchased the old motel intent on restoring it to its former glory and reopening it once again to happy families.

However, they were unable to finish the project as they encountered numerous disturbing obstacles from the very first swing of the hammer.

Walk, crawl or run through the haunted corridors of the Route 6 Motel…if you can make it past the lobby.

The Route 6 Motel is designed to scare you. Inside this attraction you will experience the following:

  • Extreme low visibility
  • Strobe lights
  • Confined spaces
  • Loud noises
  • Sudden and intense startles
  • Uneven Surfaces
  • Stairways


  • Q: Do people really spend the night?

    Don’t sleep here. Anyone planning on spending the night at the Route 6 Motel would be taking a significant risk, and we don’t recommend it. Just ask Mrs. Martin, if you can find her.

  • What if I have a heart condition, or prone to seizures?

    Do not enter the Route 6 Motel if you suffer from a heart condition, are prone to seizures, or have any other type of medical condition that may affect your ability to complete your visit.

  • Will anyone touch me?

    You will not be touched. If you touch any of the Motel staff, you will be asked to leave

  • Do I have to book a time?

    No. Reservations are not required.

  • Is the Route 6 Motel appropriate for children?

    There have been several brave young souls through. We would recommend that guests be 57" tall, but parents know their children best and can use their own discretion. In October, from 10:00 am to 2:00 pm, the Route 6 Motel will offer younger guests a lighter experience…we’ll turn the lights up and dial down the scares.

  • What if I am too scared to finish? How do I get out?

    If you want an early checkout, yell "Check Out" three times, and Motel staff will guide you to the exit. There are NO REFUNDS for an early checkout.

  • How many people can go in together?

    We recommend a group size of 4-6. We will not send small groups of strangers in together. People tend to hold on to the people around them, and will not want strangers holding on to them, or grabbing them in fear. Our policy is only to send groups of friends or family in together.

  • How long is the experience?

    It depends on how fast your pace is, but usually takes 20 minutes, assuming you don’t check out early. A lot of our guests don’t make it past the lobby.

  • Can I take a video?

    No. Guests who are caught recording the visit on their mobile phone or otherwise will be escorted out of Motel and asked to leave.

  • Is the Route 6 Motel wheelchair accessible?

    No. Guests who are caught recording the visit on their mobile phone or otherwise will be escorted out of Motel and asked to leave.