Carrollton VA hotels. Reservations for hotels in Carrollton Virginia United States of America. Interesting or amusing stories, warnings or travel advice. Virginia national parks, state parks, state forests, national forests, wildlife, sightseeing and/or attractions. Virginia myths, folklore, hauntings, monsters, legends and ghosts.
We wish you an enjoyable stay at your chosen Carrollton Virginia hotel. The famous and/or historic hotels of the world are major destinations in their own right. The Mount Nelson Hotel in Cape Town, the Shangri-La Hotel in Lhasa, the Queen Mary in Long Beach, the Goldeneye Hotel (once the home of James Bond author Ian Fleming) in Jamaica's Oracabessa Bay, the Langham Shanghai Xintiandi in Shanghai, the PuLi Hotel and Spa in Shanghai and the Peninsula Hotel in Hong Kong (featuring in the Clark Gable movie Soldier of Fortune). are some of the world's most famous hotels.
Attractions and Sights/Places to See in Virginia
Busch Gardens amusement park; Hollywood Cemetery in Richmond; the many attractions of Virginia Beach, including the Virginia Aquarium and Marine Science Center; historic Lexington; Mount Vernon, the Palladian home of George and Martha Washington; Monticello, the former home of Thomas Jefferson; Manassas National Battlefield Park; the Natural Bridge, a National Historic Landmark; Arlington National Cemetery; the historic Woodlawn Plantation; the Richmond Canal Walk; Shenandoah National Park with its famous Skyline Drive; Colonial Williamsburg; and the scenic wildernesses of the Appalachian and Blue Ridge Mountains, are among the attractions of Virginia.
Ghosts, Myths, Folklore, Scary Stories, Monsters and Legends in Virginia
The phantom boats of the Rappahannock River, including the Black Barge, a portent of Republican victory in the elections of Tappahannock and Essex County; George, the invisible ghost of Altavista Combined Middle and High School; the Richmond Vampire, popularly (and perhaps unfairly) associated with the tomb of William Wortham Pool in Holywood Cemetery, Richmond; 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 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); 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 among the true ghost stories, myths and legends of Virginia.
The Native American lovers who leapt to their deaths from Jump Mountain, near Lexington; 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; 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; card playing pirates and ghostly victims of a Native American attack at Carter's Grove; Lucy, a phantom in the Olde Towne Inn, Manassas, who has the power to levitate people; the hauntings of the Wayside Inn, Middletown, continuously serving its guests, living or spectral, since 1797; the magical waters of the underground Lost River below Natural Bridge, which make everyone who drinks from them return; and 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, are other legendary tales of ghosts and haunted places in Virginia.
It is well-known that in Europe you should see London, Paris, Rome, Naples, Florence, Venice and Athens but in the USA you should see Boston, Los Angeles, Lake Tahoe, Savannah, St Louis, Las Vegas, Anchorage, Philadelphia, Corpus Christi, Detroit, San Francisco, Kansas City, Sacramento, Fairbanks, Salt Lake City, Santa Fe, Albuquerque, San Diego, Washington DC, Houston, Seattle, Honolulu, Minneapolis, New York, Phoenix, Chicago, Sitka, Juneau, Miami, Atlanta, Dallas, Fort Lauderdale, Indianapolis, Skagway, Atlantic City and New Orleans. Then perhaps you can say that you are familiar with the United States of America. Rodeos, the California coastline, the Disney resorts, the Ozarks, the wild west town of Tombstone, the Appalachians, the Okefenokee Swamp, Bryce Canyon, the Florida Keys, the Adirondacks, the plantations and bayous of the Mississippi Delta, Route 66, the Everglades, Yellowstone National Park, Mount Rushmore, Mount Rainier National Park, Mount McKinley and fabulous wildlife in Denali National Park, Yosemite National Park, Marvellous scenery and sea life in Kenai Fjords National Park, Niagara Falls, Hawaiian volcanoes such as Mauna Loa, the Grand Canyon, Native American nations such as the Navajo and the Hopi, the beach at Waikiki in Hawaii, Glacier Bay National Park and the Arctic wilderness of Alaska are other places, sights or events that can justify your claim to know America.
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