Ridgeway VA hotels. Find places to stay / hotels in Ridgeway Virginia United States of America. Virginia national parks, state parks, state forests, national forests, wildlife, sightseeing and/or attractions. Suggestions for your trip by Camelopard.com. Myths, legends, fearsome critters, ghosts, folklore, monsters, hauntings and eerie tales of Virginia.
Camelopard wishes you a comfortable stay in your Ridgeway Virginia hotel. The famous and/or historic hotels of the world are major destinations in their own right. The Excelsior Hotel in Hong Kong near the famous noonday gun, Hotel du Cap-Eden-Roc in Cap d'Antibes, Christian's Hotel in Luoyang China, the Peninsula Hotel in Hong Kong (featuring in the Clark Gable movie Soldier of Fortune), the Villa D'Este on Lake Como, the Menger Hotel in San Antonio and the Belmond Copacabana Palace in Rio de Janeiro. are among the classic or luxury hotels of the world.
Nature Reserves, National Forests, State Parks, State Forests, National Parks and Refuges in Virginia
The Great Dismal Swamp National Wildlife Refuge, extending into North Carolina, with wildlife such as bears and otters; Belle Isle State Park; Wilderness Road State Park; Shenandoah River State Park; Grayson Highlands State Park; Powhatan State Park; the "Grand Canyon of the South", Breaks Interstate 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; Pocahontas State Park; Lake Anna State Park; False Cape State Park; Douthat State Park; Back Bay National Wildlife Refuge; Shenandoah National Park in the Blue Ridge Mountains, with beautiful scenery (take the renowned Skyline Drive) and wildlife such as bears and deer; Kiptopeke State Park; and Natural Tunnel State Park, are among the national or state parks, forests and refuges of Virginia.
Scary Stories, Monsters, Ghosts, Legends, Folklore and Myths in Virginia
The magical waters of the underground Lost River below Natural Bridge, which make everyone who drinks from them return; the Richmond Vampire, popularly (and perhaps unfairly) associated with the tomb of William Wortham Pool in Holywood Cemetery, Richmond; 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); card playing pirates and ghostly victims of a Native American attack at Carter's Grove; the hauntings of the Wayside Inn, Middletown, continuously serving its guests, living or spectral, since 1797; and 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, 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 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); 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 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; George, the invisible ghost of Altavista Combined Middle and High School; and Lucy, a phantom in the Olde Towne Inn, Manassas, who has the power to levitate people, are other legendary tales of ghosts and haunted places in Virginia.
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