Amherst VA hotels. Find inns, motels or hotels in Amherst Virginia USA. Myths, legends, fearsome critters, ghosts, folklore, monsters, hauntings and eerie tales of Virginia. Virginia attractions, sights, wildlife refuges, national and state forests, national and/or state parks. Advice for keeping safe on your journey.
We wish you an enjoyable stay at your chosen Amherst Virginia hotel. Seasoned travellers will become acquainted with the famous hotels in their destinations. Hotel La Mamounia in Marrakesh (Marrakech), Raffles Hotel in Singapore where the Singapore Sling was invented in the hotel's Long Bar, the Chelsea Hotel in New York, the Chateau Marmont in Los Angeles, the Peace Hotel (formerly the renowned Cathay Hotel) in Shanghai, the Waldorf Astoria Shanghai on the Bund and the Four Seasons Hotel in Hong Kong. are among the classic or luxury hotels of the world.
Birds, Reptiles, Mammals and other Wildlife / Fauna of Virginia
Bald eagles, red-tailed hawks, dolphins, wild turkeys, leatherback turtles, bobcats, raccoons, Peregrine falcons, American black vultures, Carolina chickadees, beavers, humpback whales, turkey vultures, loggerhead turtles, groundhogs, red foxes, river otters, Eastern cottontail rabbits, White-tailed deer, gray foxes, opossums, green turtles, barred owls, fin whales, coyotes, skunks, black bears and martens are among the wild animals of Virginia.
Myths, Monsters, Legends, Ghosts, Folklore and Scary Stories in Virginia
Spirits of the historic and very haunted Cavalier Hotel in Virginia Beach, including a phantom cat and a spectral former employee who tells people that there are ghosts on the higher floors; the phantom boats of the Rappahannock River, including the Black Barge, a portent of Republican victory in the elections of Tappahannock and Essex County; spooky goings on in the Martha Washington Inn and Spa, Abingdon, including Civil War bloodstains appearing on new carpets and a phantom woman seeking her lover; Lucy, a phantom in the Olde Towne Inn, Manassas, who has the power to levitate people; card playing pirates and ghostly victims of a Native American attack at Carter's Grove; the creation, by the Great Spirit, of the Natural Bridge over Cedar Creek, Rockbridge County, for the benefit of the Monacan tribe (their women and children escaped across the bridge while their menfolk were able to defend the narrow path from a larger number of Powhatan warriors); and the Richmond Vampire, popularly (and perhaps unfairly) associated with the tomb of William Wortham Pool in Holywood Cemetery, Richmond, are among the true ghost stories, myths and legends of Virginia.
The hatchet wielding Bunny Man (Bunnyman Ghost) of Colchester Overpass (Bunny Man Bridge) near Clifton; mysteries of the Great Dismal Swamp, including a spectral raft with two occupants, illuminated by a bottle of fireflies, on Lake Drummond (the occupants are the ghosts of a man who went mad with grief and that of his lover, whose spirit the man desperately sought in the swamp); the magical waters of the underground Lost River below Natural Bridge, which make everyone who drinks from them return; the hauntings of the Wayside Inn, Middletown, continuously serving its guests, living or spectral, since 1797; the Native American lovers who leapt to their deaths from Jump Mountain, near Lexington; George, the invisible ghost of Altavista Combined Middle and High School; hauntings of Woodlawn Plantation, Mount Vernon, including the beautiful and fragrant ghost of Eleanor "Nelly" Custis (near the boxwood trees) and the well in the gift shop that may be a portal to another world; and spooky tales of the Inn at Willow Grove in Orange, haunted by ghostly foosteps and two Confederate soldiers who sit and converse under a tree, are other legendary tales of ghosts and haunted places in Virginia.
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