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Hotels in Virginia That are Really Haunted

If you're feeling particularly brave, and you're not afraid of what goes bump in the night, then spending an evening at one of Virginia's Haunted Hotels is the perfect way to test your bravery. As many legends begin, it was a dark and stormy night when many of the Haunted Hotels across Virginia gained their supernatural status, and many of these haunted hotels claim that visitors can still see, hear, and even touch the phantoms that plague their properties. Haunted Hotels can be a ton of fun to stay at, but if you're weak of heart, don't plan on sleeping through the night!
 
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  •   Olde Towne Inn Manassas, VA
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    The Olde Towne Inn is centrally located in the heart of historic Manassas, making it a popular spot for both the living and the dead. A ghost named Miss Lucy has been known to manifest in room 51 through 54, sometimes causing guests to levitate off the ground. Lucy has also been seen visiting the inn’s tavern. Read More

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  •   Lancaster Tavern Lancaster, VA
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    Founded in 1790, the Lancaster Tavern has operated in some form or another as an inn, tavern, and/or restaurant for the majority of its history, though it was a private residence for nearly a century from 1894 to 1982. Today it is a popular Bed & Breakfast as well as a restaurant for those wanting a tasty meal without the overnight accommodations. Local lore has it that one resident... Read More

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  •   Boxwood Inn Newport News, VA
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    The Boxwood Bed and Breakfast is located inside a beautiful 1897 southern mansion for Simon Reid Curtis and Nannie Cooke Curtis. The property was purchased by Mr. and Mrs. Lucas in 1995, saving the building from potential demolition and leading to its full restoration. When Mrs. Lucas first began restoration work she broke a fingernail and exclaimed aloud that she needed an emery board.... Read More

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  •   The Patrick Henry Hotel Roanoke, VA
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    Built in 1925 as The Patrick Henry Hotel, this haunted location is now a mixed-use building which contains retail stores, a restaurant, apartments, and office spaces. The ballroom is said to contain three ghosts who keep a watchful eye on the area. There is another apparition who sits at a table on the second floor, smoking a pipe and kicking the tablecloth with his foot. An elderly... Read More

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  • Natural Bridge Hotel Natural Bridge, VA
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    Natural Bridge is part of a 157 acre parcel of land purchased by Thomas Jefferson in 1774. Renowned for its beautiful scenery, it was not long before the bridge became a popular destination for Jefferson’s personal guests and tourists. Jefferson built a two-room cabin to be used as a personal retreat, and in 1833 a new owner built the Forest Inn to accommodate the rising demand for... Read More

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  •   Occoquan Inn Occoquan, VA
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    The Occoquan Inn occupies a building constructed in 1810 which has continuously operated as an inn or tavern since early in its history. Today diners can find a variety of delicious dishes at the restaurant, but unwitting visitors may find that they’ve bit off a bit more than they can chew! Local legend has it that the Inn is haunted by the spirit of a Native American who died inside... Read More

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  •   Orell House Williamsburg, VA
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    Little is known about the Orrell House’s early history as those records were destroyed during the Civil War, but it is known to have been the home of John Orrell from about 1800 to 1820. Today the historic building is used as a quaint inn in the heart of Williamsburg; it is also said to be haunted. The faucet in one of the bathrooms has reportedly turned itself on numerous times, and... Read More

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  •   Blacksburg Holiday Inn Blacksburg, VA
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    The Holiday Inn in Blacksburg was built on a former plantation known as Jacob’s Lantern. A nightclub inside the inn was rumored to be the center of ghostly activity, with laughter and voices coming from the bar after it had closed and emptied for the night. Hotel managers also reported having ghostly guests ask to have the music turned down when no music was playing. Unfortunately... Read More

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  •   The Grey Horse Inn The Plains, VA
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    The Grey Horse Inn was a small Bed and breakfast in The Plains which closed and was sold to private residents in 2011. Before its owners retired, visitors to The Grey Horse reported seeing a ghostly scene repeat itself inside the inn. Witnesses say that they could see the apparition of a Confederate soldier being killed. Read More

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  •   Gadsby's Tavern Alexandria, VA
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    Gadsby’s Tavern consists of two buildings, an actual tavern that was built in 1785 and a hotel constructed in 1792. Many of America’s founding fathers visited the tavern, including James Madison, Thomas Jefferson, John Adams, James Monroe, and George Washington. The hotel also housed two guests at the center of a small tragedy early in its lifespan. According to local legend, a man... Read More

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  •   Linden Plantation House Champlain, VA
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    In recent years the Linden Plantation House was used as a bed and breakfast, but the business has closed and the home is no longer open to the public. While the B&B was still in operation, visitors reported a variety of ghostly activity, including phantom footsteps on the third and fourth floors as well as orange-yellow lights moving through the hallways. Mysterious aromas were often... Read More

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  •   Civil War Medical Museum Gordonsville, VA
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    The Civil War Medical Museum in Gordonsville has been used for many different purposes since construction finished in 1860. When the building opened as the Exchange Hotel it was, as the name would imply, a bustling hotel located next to a major railroad junction, but two years later its prime location forced it to become part of the Gordonsville Receiving Hospital, caring for wounded... Read More

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    Located in what was previously the Belle Grae Inn, Ubon Thai Victorian Restaurant now serves the Staunton area authentic Thai food while still providing overnight lodging. The history of the building date back much further than Belle Grae, however; in fact it was a private residence during the 1800s. Mrs. Bagsby, who resided here in life, is said to have never moved on and still appears... Read More

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  • The Chamberlin Hampton, VA
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    The Chamberlin Hotel was built in 1927, replacing the nearby Hygeia hotel which was active in the 1800s before being torn down, rebuilt, and then destroyed by a fire in 1920. Today The Chamberlin is an active retirement community scenically located on the Chesapeake Bay, but rumor has it not all residents are still among the living. Rumor has it that the top floor is closed due to... Read More

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  •   Wayside Inn Middletown, VA
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    Founded in 1797, Wayside Inn is said to be the oldest still-operating inn in the United States. Wayside features plenty of rooms for lodging, a tavern, a restaurant, and according to legend, a few ghosts as well! The Inn served as a hospital for both sides during the Civil War, and now apparitions of injured men in both blue and grey uniforms are regularly seen. Room 14 seems to be... Read More

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    The Conyers House, which actually consists of two different buildings constructed around 1790 and 1810, is presently operated as a cozy seven-room inn. Before the current owners converted the home into inn it was owned and by a man named Sam Wright, who lived here from about 1944 to 1964 with his wife, Martha. It is said that Sam’s spirit never left the home and that he still haunts it... Read More

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  •   The Cavalier Hotel Virginia Beach, VA
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    Built in 1927 on scenic Virginia Beach, the Cavalier Hotel has hosted many famous socialites, businessmen, and artists including F. Scott Fitzgerald and Judy Garland. Adolph Coors of the Coors Brewery died while staying at the hotel in 1929, falling from the hotel’s 6th floor. Since then people have reported seeing an apparition and feeling cold spots on that same floor; some have even... Read More

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    By the Side of the Road’s main building has a long history, having been built a short time after the Revolutionary War and used as a makeshift hospital during the Civil War. When Union soldiers burned down much of the surrounding area in 1864 this brick building would not catch fire, prompting soldiers to commandeer it as a haven for the wounded. Visitors have noticed some ghostly... Read More

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  •   Mayhurst Inn Orange, VA
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    Mayhurst Inn occupies a large 1859 plantation house, allowing enough space for eight unique guest rooms and suites. The accommodations must be pleasant, as some guests seem to be staying from beyond the grave! Visitors have reported a general feeling of being watched, and windows have opened by themselves in the Madison Room. Read More

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  •   The Glencoe Inn Portsmouth, VA
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    Built in 1890 on a plot overlooking the Elizabeth River, the Glencoe Inn’s original and current owners have both brought a heavy Scottish influence to their peaceful slice of Portsmouth. Perhaps it is the fresh scent of homemade scones then that keeps the spirits of former residents returning to the inn, hoping to join visitors for breakfast. At least one apparition has been spotted in... Read More

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  • Edgewood Plantation Charles City, VA
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    Built in 1849 and situated on the oldest highway in the US, Edgewood Plantation was used as a lookout post by Confederate generals who were camped at nearby Berkeley Plantation during the Civil War. One of the house’s then-residents, Lizzie Rowland, kept a watchful eye as she waited for her love to return from the war, but he never did and so her spirit still watches from an upstairs... Read More

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  •   Black Horse Inn Warrenton, VA
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    The Black Horse Inn takes its name from the Black Horse Cavalry, a Confederate unit which led a successful charge against the Union in the First Battle of Manassas. It was originally built in the 1850s with additions constructed in the early 20th century. After recent restoration work, the current Black Horse Inn took form, containing ten rooms each with a private bath. Visitors have... Read More

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  •   The Inn At Willow Grove Orange, VA
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    Located on a private 40-acre estate in an 18th century plantation mansion, The Inn at Willow Grove furnishes guests with luxurious accommodations and seclusion from the hustle and bustle of everyday life. Evidently the living are not the only ones enticed by Willow Grove, as several spirits have been reported in the building and on the grounds. Apparitions of Confederate soldiers have... Read More

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  •   Smithfield Station Smithfield, VA
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    Smithfield Station is a waterfront restaurant, hotel, and event site which seems to be popular with both the living and the dead. According to locals, the apparition of a man can often be seen sitting at the bar late at night, long past closing time. Some have suggested that he is the spirit of a person who long ago drowned in the river behind the building after leaving the bar. Read More

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  •   Martha Washington Inn Abingdon, VA
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    Despite its name, the Martha Washington Inn and Spa was actually built by War of 1812 hero General Francis Preston in 1832 as a home for his family, which included nine children. The opulent inn does have presidential connections, however, as Harry Truman, Eleanor Roosevelt, and Lady Bird Johnson have all stayed here. The inn also seems to home to a permanent resident—a ghostly young... Read More

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  • Thornrose House Staunton, VA
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    This 1912 Gregorian-style brick home is now a Bed and Breakfast conveniently located across from Gypsy Hill Park. The scenic location and home-cooked breakfast may be reason enough for most people to stay the B&B, but ghost hunters will find the home particularly interesting. One of the bedrooms, called “Caroline’s Room,” is said to host numerous apparitions. Read More

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  •   The Lafayette Inn Stanardsville, VA
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    The Lafayette Inn has been hosting guests since it opened in 1840, providing lodging and a fine dining in near the Shenandoah Mountains. It is also said to be haunted by the ghost of a Confederate soldier who committed suicide after discovering that his wife had cheated on him with a Union soldier. His ghost is said to wander the halls at night, pistol in hand, searching for the man who... Read More

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