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Wayside Inn - Real Middletown Haunted Place

  • 7783 Main Street
  • Middletown, VA
  • 540-869-1797
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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 particularly active, but there have been sightings throughout the building.
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  • Ghosts are friendly.

    When working as a night manager at Wayside Inn (around 1994), I frequently experienced 'gentle' interactions with assorted ghosts, i.e., turning lights on, locking guests out of their rooms. One of the more dramatic happenings is visualizing a decades old gentleman sleeping in his favorite room. Do not recall the room # however it is on the floor right above the registration desk facing the street. Quite often when I would leave early in the morning at the end of my shift I could see from the street that the light was on in that room. I know for absolute certain (unless a guest was checked into this room) that the light was not on when I did routine security checks during my 8 hour shift.

    Posted 8/25/23

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  • We spent the night in room #14..... it was scary!!

    It was a surprise for my birthday, I can't explain the feeling you get when you walk into thw sitting room and bathroom. It's like something or someone is watching you. We had been drinking down in the bar section and when we returned to the room it was a sick feeling, like we weren't ourselves. We said an did things that's were not us. From crying and crawling on the floor in the sitting room. So much more but I would rather not bring those memories back. WE DIDNT EVEN GO INTO THE BATHROOM ALONE!!! We even blacked out ! We don't remember getting into bed but we do know the photos we have of the room and memories haunt us.So respect the room if you dare stay in it. Kaitlin & Randy

    Posted 9/8/22

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    3 out of 3 found this review helpful

  • Beautiful place and we caught a ghost on camera!

    We had just checked in about 2pm on a Friday. We decided to take a quick walk around before going to our room. I was videoing as we walked in the older part of the inn. The slaves kitchen . I spited a dark figure running behind the swinging doors. There were no kitchen staff in the storage room Behind the doors. There was also walls on both sides making it impossible to have been a human.

    Posted 10/30/20

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    4 out of 4 found this review helpful

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