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Camelopard wishes you a comfortable stay in your Norfolk Virginia hotel. Seasoned travellers will become acquainted with the famous hotels in their destinations. The Chateau Marmont in Los Angeles, the Menger Hotel in San Antonio, Claridge's in London, the Belmond Copacabana Palace in Rio de Janeiro, the Waldorf Astoria Shanghai on the Bund, the Hotel Baur au Lac in Zurich and the Shangri-La Hotel in Lhasa. are among the historic, famous and/or luxurious of the international hotels.
National Forests, National Parks, State Forests, Nature Reserves, State Parks and Refuges in Virginia
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; Douthat State Park; Shenandoah National Park in the Blue Ridge Mountains, with beautiful scenery (take the renowned Skyline Drive) and wildlife such as bears and deer; Shenandoah River State Park; the Great Dismal Swamp National Wildlife Refuge, extending into North Carolina, with wildlife such as bears and otters; Grayson Highlands State Park; Wilderness Road State Park; Pocahontas State Park; Kiptopeke State Park; Back Bay National Wildlife Refuge; the "Grand Canyon of the South", Breaks Interstate Park; Powhatan State Park; False Cape State Park; Natural Tunnel State Park; and Lake Anna State Park, are among the national or state parks, forests and refuges of Virginia.
Ghosts, Folklore, Scary Stories, Legends, Monsters and Myths in Virginia
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; 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; Lucy, a phantom in the Olde Towne Inn, Manassas, who has the power to levitate people; 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 hauntings of the Wayside Inn, Middletown, continuously serving its guests, living or spectral, since 1797; and the phantom boats of the Rappahannock River, including the Black Barge, a portent of Republican victory in the elections of Tappahannock and Essex County, 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; 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; 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; card playing pirates and ghostly victims of a Native American attack at Carter's Grove; 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.
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