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    We wish you an enjoyable stay at your chosen Chantilly Virginia hotel. Seasoned travellers will become acquainted with the famous hotels in their destinations. The Palace of the Lost City at Sun City in South Africa, Hotel La Mamounia in Marrakesh (Marrakech), the Beverly Hills Hotel in Los Angeles, the Hotel Baur au Lac in Zurich, the Mandarin Oriental Pudong in Shanghai, the Villa D'Este on Lake Como and the Menger Hotel in San Antonio. are among the classic or luxury hotels of the world.

    Ghosts, Legends, Myths, Monsters, Scary Stories and Folklore in 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 magical waters of the underground Lost River below Natural Bridge, which make everyone who drinks from them return; 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; 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; 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 among the true ghost stories, myths and legends of Virginia.

    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; the hauntings of the Wayside Inn, Middletown, continuously serving its guests, living or spectral, since 1797; the phantom boats of the Rappahannock River, including the Black Barge, a portent of Republican victory in the elections of Tappahannock and Essex County; Lucy, a phantom in the Olde Towne Inn, Manassas, who has the power to levitate people; the Richmond Vampire, popularly (and perhaps unfairly) associated with the tomb of William Wortham Pool in Holywood Cemetery, Richmond; card playing pirates and ghostly victims of a Native American attack at Carter's Grove; the Native American lovers who leapt to their deaths from Jump Mountain, near Lexington; 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.

    Attractions and Sights/Places to See in Virginia

    Busch Gardens amusement park; the Natural Bridge, a National Historic Landmark; historic Lexington; the scenic wildernesses of the Appalachian and Blue Ridge Mountains; the many attractions of Virginia Beach, including the Virginia Aquarium and Marine Science Center; the historic Woodlawn Plantation; Monticello, the former home of Thomas Jefferson; Arlington National Cemetery; Hollywood Cemetery in Richmond; Colonial Williamsburg; the Richmond Canal Walk; Shenandoah National Park with its famous Skyline Drive; Manassas National Battlefield Park; and Mount Vernon, the Palladian home of George and Martha Washington, are among the attractions of Virginia.


    Some people say that they have no desire to visit America because they have seen so much of it on TV and in the movies. However, there is no substitute for the real thing. Nobody can visit all of America but if you have seen the cities of Los Angeles, Salt Lake City, Honolulu, Miami, Santa Fe, Corpus Christi, Boston, Fort Lauderdale, Detroit, St Louis, Lake Tahoe, Seattle, San Diego, Washington DC, Sacramento, Las Vegas, New Orleans, Houston, Juneau, Philadelphia, Kansas City, Albuquerque, Savannah, Indianapolis, Dallas, New York, Phoenix, Minneapolis, Sitka, Fairbanks, San Francisco, Anchorage, Skagway, Chicago, Atlanta and Atlantic City you can be regarded as well travelled within the United States. Other world famous USA destinations include Native American nations such as the Navajo and the Hopi, Yosemite National Park, the Everglades, Yellowstone National Park, Niagara Falls, Mount McKinley and fabulous wildlife in Denali National Park, Bryce Canyon, the wild west town of Tombstone, the Disney resorts, the beach at Waikiki in Hawaii, the plantations and bayous of the Mississippi Delta, the Grand Canyon, rodeos, the Arctic wilderness of Alaska, the California coastline, the Ozarks, the Adirondacks, Route 66, the Florida Keys, Mount Rainier National Park, Mount Rushmore, the Appalachians, the Okefenokee Swamp, Marvellous scenery and sea life in Kenai Fjords National Park, Hawaiian volcanoes such as Mauna Loa and Glacier Bay National Park. See as much as you can of the only country in the world that includes territory both in the Arctic and in the tropics. By the way, you will find other Camelopard tips, hints, anecdotes or warnings on other pages of the website.

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