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We wish you an enjoyable stay at your chosen Ashburn Virginia hotel. The famous and/or historic hotels of the world are major destinations in their own right. The Beverly Hills Hotel in Los Angeles, the Queen Mary in Long Beach, the PuLi Hotel and Spa in Shanghai, the Peninsula Hotel in Hong Kong (featuring in the Clark Gable movie Soldier of Fortune), the Menger Hotel in San Antonio, the Renaissance Suzhou Hotel in Suzhou China and the Belmond Copacabana Palace in Rio de Janeiro. are some of the world's most famous hotels.
Scary Stories, Folklore, Monsters, Myths, Ghosts and Legends 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; card playing pirates and ghostly victims of a Native American attack at Carter's Grove; 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; 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 tales of the Inn at Willow Grove in Orange, haunted by ghostly foosteps and two Confederate soldiers who sit and converse under a tree; the hauntings of the Wayside Inn, Middletown, continuously serving its guests, living or spectral, since 1797; and 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, are among the true ghost stories, myths and legends of Virginia.
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 hatchet wielding Bunny Man (Bunnyman Ghost) of Colchester Overpass (Bunny Man Bridge) near Clifton; the Richmond Vampire, popularly (and perhaps unfairly) associated with the tomb of William Wortham Pool in Holywood Cemetery, Richmond; the magical waters of the underground Lost River below Natural Bridge, which make everyone who drinks from them return; the Native American lovers who leapt to their deaths from Jump Mountain, near Lexington; Lucy, a phantom in the Olde Towne Inn, Manassas, who has the power to levitate people; George, the invisible ghost of Altavista Combined Middle and High School; and 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), are other legendary tales of ghosts and haunted places in Virginia.
Reptiles, Mammals, Birds and other Wildlife / Fauna of Virginia
Red-tailed hawks, skunks, gray foxes, White-tailed deer, Eastern cottontail rabbits, fin whales, beavers, wild turkeys, black bears, martens, red foxes, green turtles, Peregrine falcons, groundhogs, bald eagles, opossums, Carolina chickadees, raccoons, loggerhead turtles, river otters, bobcats, coyotes, dolphins, barred owls, turkey vultures, humpback whales, leatherback turtles and American black vultures are among the wild animals of Virginia.
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