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Floyd VA hotels. Find inns, motels or hotels in Floyd Virginia United States of America. Camelopard presents advice, anecdotes and warnings for travellers. Virginia attractions, sights, wildlife refuges, national and state forests, national and/or state parks. Weird tales, monsters, ghosts, hauntings, scary stories, legends, folklore and myths of Virginia.

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    We hope that you enjoy your stay in your Floyd Virginia hotel. When you get the chance, stay in some of the famous, luxurious and/or historic hotels of your destinations. Claridge's in London, the Palace of the Lost City at Sun City in South Africa, the Hotel Metropole in Hanoi, the New Stanley Hotel in Nairobi, the Mount Nelson Hotel in Cape Town, the Hotel del Coronado in San Diego and the Sofitel Rio de Janeiro Copacabana. are among the classic or luxury hotels of the world.

    Legends, Myths, Folklore, Ghosts, Scary Stories and Monsters in Virginia

    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; George, the invisible ghost of Altavista Combined Middle and High School; 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 hauntings of the Wayside Inn, Middletown, continuously serving its guests, living or spectral, since 1797; 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 Lucy, a phantom in the Olde Towne Inn, Manassas, who has the power to levitate people, are among the true ghost stories, myths and legends of 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; 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; the Native American lovers who leapt to their deaths from Jump Mountain, near Lexington; 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); 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 hatchet wielding Bunny Man (Bunnyman Ghost) of Colchester Overpass (Bunny Man Bridge) near Clifton; and the magical waters of the underground Lost River below Natural Bridge, which make everyone who drinks from them return, are other legendary tales of ghosts and haunted places in Virginia.

    Nature Reserves, National Parks, State Parks, State Forests, National Forests and Refuges in Virginia

    The "Grand Canyon of the South", Breaks Interstate Park; Kiptopeke State Park; Wilderness Road State Park; the Great Dismal Swamp National Wildlife Refuge, extending into North Carolina, with wildlife such as bears and otters; False Cape State Park; Douthat State Park; Grayson Highlands State Park; Belle Isle State Park; the George Washington and Jefferson National Forests in the Appalachian Mountains, extending into Kentucky and West Virginia and with wildlife such as black bears, white-tailed deer and bald eagles; Natural Tunnel State Park; Shenandoah River State Park; Back Bay National Wildlife Refuge; Powhatan State Park; Lake Anna State Park; Pocahontas State Park; and Shenandoah National Park in the Blue Ridge Mountains, with beautiful scenery (take the renowned Skyline Drive) and wildlife such as bears and deer, are among the national or state parks, forests and refuges of Virginia.



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    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. Being familiar with the USA is as important in the modern Grand Tour as familiarity with Europe. St Louis, San Diego, Houston, Honolulu, Skagway, Sitka, Los Angeles, Fort Lauderdale, Las Vegas, Chicago, Minneapolis, Dallas, Albuquerque, Washington DC, Seattle, Santa Fe, Philadelphia, Boston, Indianapolis, New York, San Francisco, Anchorage, Kansas City, Juneau, Atlanta, Detroit, Miami, Sacramento, Savannah, New Orleans, Lake Tahoe, Salt Lake City, Phoenix, Atlantic City, Fairbanks and Corpus Christi are among the most famous cities in the USA. Other American mainland sites that should not be missed if a visitor to America, or an American for that matter, is to be regarded as well travelled, include Rodeos, Route 66, Glacier Bay National Park, the Arctic wilderness of Alaska, Yellowstone National Park, the Grand Canyon, Native American nations such as the Navajo and the Hopi, the Disney resorts, the Florida Keys, Hawaiian volcanoes such as Mauna Loa, the plantations and bayous of the Mississippi Delta, the Appalachians, Mount Rainier National Park, Mount McKinley and fabulous wildlife in Denali National Park, Marvellous scenery and sea life in Kenai Fjords National Park, Mount Rushmore, the Everglades, the Okefenokee Swamp, Yosemite National Park, the wild west town of Tombstone, the beach at Waikiki in Hawaii, the California coastline, Niagara Falls, Bryce Canyon, the Ozarks and the Adirondacks.

    The United States of America are so enormous that even most Americans cannot "know" all of their own country. Even visiting every state would be a major undertaking. It is possible, however, to visit the iconic places known all over the world, especially through Hollywood movies. Good luck on your travels.

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