Stanardsville VA hotels. Find accommodation / hotels in Stanardsville Virginia USA. Alerts, anecdotes and tips for vacationers and business travellers. Virginia scary or weird stories, monsters, myths, legends, folklore, hauntings and ghosts. Sights, attractions, wildlife, national and state parks and/or forests of Virginia.
Camelopard wishes you a comfortable stay in your Stanardsville Virginia hotel. Seasoned travellers will become acquainted with the famous hotels in their destinations. Hotel du Cap-Eden-Roc in Cap d'Antibes, Hotel La Mamounia in Marrakesh (Marrakech), Raffles Hotel in Singapore where the Singapore Sling was invented in the hotel's Long Bar, the Menger Hotel in San Antonio, the Langham Shanghai Xintiandi in Shanghai, the Polana Hotel in Maputo and the Hotel Lisboa and its famous casino in Macau. are among the historic, famous and/or luxurious of the international hotels.
Mammals, Birds, Reptiles and other Wildlife / Fauna of Virginia
Loggerhead turtles, humpback whales, gray foxes, red foxes, red-tailed hawks, skunks, American black vultures, turkey vultures, dolphins, White-tailed deer, opossums, beavers, raccoons, Eastern cottontail rabbits, coyotes, bald eagles, Carolina chickadees, fin whales, bobcats, leatherback turtles, black bears, wild turkeys, green turtles, river otters, Peregrine falcons, groundhogs, martens and barred owls are among the wild animals of Virginia.
Legends, Scary Stories, Myths, Folklore, Ghosts and Monsters 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; 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); the phantom boats of the Rappahannock River, including the Black Barge, a portent of Republican victory in the elections of Tappahannock and Essex County; the Richmond Vampire, popularly (and perhaps unfairly) associated with the tomb of William Wortham Pool in Holywood Cemetery, Richmond; 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; 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 hauntings of the Wayside Inn, Middletown, continuously serving its guests, living or spectral, since 1797, are among the true ghost stories, myths and legends of Virginia.
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 hatchet wielding Bunny Man (Bunnyman Ghost) of Colchester Overpass (Bunny Man Bridge) near Clifton; Lucy, a phantom in the Olde Towne Inn, Manassas, who has the power to levitate people; 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; the magical waters of the underground Lost River below Natural Bridge, which make everyone who drinks from them return; 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; and George, the invisible ghost of Altavista Combined Middle and High School, are other legendary tales of ghosts and haunted places in Virginia.
Being familiar with the USA is as important in the modern Grand Tour as familiarity with Europe. Albuquerque, Minneapolis, New Orleans, Detroit, Chicago, St Louis, Kansas City, Fort Lauderdale, Skagway, Juneau, Sacramento, Atlantic City, San Francisco, Indianapolis, Los Angeles, Corpus Christi, San Diego, Anchorage, New York, Phoenix, Boston, Savannah, Seattle, Atlanta, Miami, Dallas, Sitka, Fairbanks, Santa Fe, Philadelphia, Las Vegas, Salt Lake City, Houston, Honolulu, Washington DC and Lake Tahoe 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 The Florida Keys, Native American nations such as the Navajo and the Hopi, Glacier Bay National Park, the Grand Canyon, the plantations and bayous of the Mississippi Delta, the Arctic wilderness of Alaska, the Okefenokee Swamp, Yosemite National Park, Mount McKinley and fabulous wildlife in Denali National Park, the California coastline, the Disney resorts, the wild west town of Tombstone, Hawaiian volcanoes such as Mauna Loa, Niagara Falls, the Ozarks, the Everglades, Yellowstone National Park, rodeos, the beach at Waikiki in Hawaii, Mount Rushmore, Marvellous scenery and sea life in Kenai Fjords National Park, Bryce Canyon, the Appalachians, the Adirondacks, Mount Rainier National Park and Route 66.
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. We at camelopard.com wish you a pleasant journey in the USA.
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