Staunton VA hotels. Find places to stay / hotels in Staunton Virginia United States of America. Advice for keeping safe on your journey. Virginia attractions, sights, wildlife refuges, national and state forests, national and/or state parks. Myths, legends, fearsome critters, ghosts, folklore, monsters, hauntings and eerie tales of Virginia.
We wish you an enjoyable stay at your chosen Staunton Virginia hotel. The famous and/or historic hotels of the world are major destinations in their own right. The Hotel Baur au Lac in Zurich, the Mount Nelson Hotel in Cape Town, the Villa D'Este on Lake Como, Raffles Hotel in Singapore where the Singapore Sling was invented in the hotel's Long Bar, the Grand Coloane Beach Resort in Macau, the Goldeneye Hotel (once the home of James Bond author Ian Fleming) in Jamaica's Oracabessa Bay and the Mandarin Oriental Macau. are some of the world's most famous hotels.
Myths, Folklore, Ghosts, Legends, Monsters and Scary Stories in Virginia
The hatchet wielding Bunny Man (Bunnyman Ghost) of Colchester Overpass (Bunny Man Bridge) near Clifton; the phantom boats of the Rappahannock River, including the Black Barge, a portent of Republican victory in the elections of Tappahannock and Essex County; 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; 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 Native American lovers who leapt to their deaths from Jump Mountain, near Lexington; 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.
George, the invisible ghost of Altavista Combined Middle and High School; 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; 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; 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; 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 the hauntings of the Wayside Inn, Middletown, continuously serving its guests, living or spectral, since 1797, are other legendary tales of ghosts and haunted places in Virginia.
National Forests, State Forests, State Parks, National Parks, Nature Reserves and Refuges in Virginia
The Great Dismal Swamp National Wildlife Refuge, extending into North Carolina, with wildlife such as bears and otters; Shenandoah River State Park; Natural Tunnel 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; Grayson Highlands State Park; Back Bay National Wildlife Refuge; 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; Lake Anna State Park; the "Grand Canyon of the South", Breaks Interstate Park; Wilderness Road State Park; Belle Isle State Park; Douthat State Park; False Cape State Park; Powhatan State Park; Pocahontas State Park; and Kiptopeke State Park, are among the national or state parks, forests and refuges of Virginia.
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