The Sanderson Sisters' Cottage is a huge old house-like cottage that is the home of the witchy trio known as the Sanderson Sisters and it is located within the forests of Salem, Massachusetts.
It was here that the sisters themselves lived, schemed, and plotted their evil acts against the people of Salem, such as when Sarah Sanderson led the innocent Emily Binx to her death in this wicked place when the sisters sucked her dry of her life-force to replenish their youth. When Thackery Binx followed them in a failed attempt to save his sister, the sisters placed upon him a curse of immortality and turned him into a black cat so he could live with the guilt of failing his sister forever.
However, Thackery's father and the people of Salem came and arrested the Witches, demanding what they'd done to his children. They played dumb when Winifred's spellbook opened to reveal the Witches would return on Halloween when the moon was full if a virgin were to light the Black Flame Candle, and they were hanged.
The cottage remained empty for many years while Thackery, cursed as an immortal black cat, guarded it on Halloween to prevent an "airhead virgin" from lighting the candle. Eventually, in modern times, it was renovated into a museum but soon shut down due to a lot of spooky things happening there.
Unfortunately, Winifred's curse at last was invoked on Halloween 1993 when Max Dennison, a skeptic who made fun of the legends, foolishly lit the Black Flame Candle, bringing the sisters back to life. In the skirmish that followed, Max stole Winifred's spellbook after he fooled the sisters and with his sister, Dani, his love interest, Allison, and the still-living Thackery fled this cottage.
As the candle had brought the sisters back for just one night, they desperately sought to get the book back so as to brew the evil potion that would allow them to suck the life out of children and so live forever, and almost succeeded.
However, the Sanderson Sisters were delayed too long because once the sun rose, these three witches turned to dust ending Max, Dani, and Allison's nightmare once and for all.
Unfortunately, Jay and Ernie "Ice" are in still in the cages at this cottage waiting for any citizen of Salem to release them from their imprisonment by singing songs including "Row, Row, Your Boat". Soon they were rescued by the citizens of Salem who are under the impression from Max the the bullies hung themselves in the cages because they thought it would be funny.
The spellbook remained in this cottage. The book opens its eye, perhaps hinting the audiences about the Witches eventually returning for revenge.
Then, in Hocus Pocus & The All-New Sequel, Poppy Dennison, Travis Reese, and Isabella Richards climb over the fence and Isabella climbs into the water wheel to unlock the door to the house. They then enter and start using Isabella's dollar store spirit board to try to communicate with the dead as a joke. Then, the spellbook opened and tricks them into trading Max, Allison, and Aunt Dani's lives for The Sanderson Sisters' lives, and a windstorm throws the house into chaos and everything is shattered and spilled. The door is opened by Max, Allison, and Aunt Dani who look like the witches to the teens, but soon come in and have a conversation about punishment, when the original witch hunters pop out of existence and in their places appear the three Sanderson sisters who have traded their places in hell for Max, Allison, and Dani. Poppy and Travis escape, but Isabella is left behind and is zapped by the witches and becomes a talking boston terrier. The Sandersons take Isabella's phone which they use later to bewitch hundreds of people. The sisters then emerge in search of the blood moonstone.