For years, inns stifled rumors of lost spirits lingering in their guestrooms. Today, inhabitation by a spirit is good for business. Sheila Turnage takes readers to 90 of the Southeast's best haunted inns-inns with intriguing spirit-guests and eyewitness stories to match.
Whether you like sleeping among spirits or simply enjoying reading a good ghost story, Haunted Inns of the Southeast is your guide to ninety mysterious places across nine states.
At the Don Cesar Beach Resort in St. Petersburg, Florida, you might witness a man dressed like Panama Jack chatting with workers. He is Thomas Rowe, the resort's founder, who died more than sixty years ago. At the Andrew Jackson Hotel in New Orleans-America's most openly haunted city-the courtyard is turned into a playground by orphans who perished in a fire many years past. At the Grove Park Inn in Asheville, North Carolina, author Sheila Turnage checks into room 545 and tries to solve the mystery of the "Pink Lady." In Union, South Carolina, guests at the Inn at Merridun may be joined in bed by the ghost of a little white dog.
You'll be both chilled and amused by these stories, some of which are related here for the first time by the inns' owners and employees. You'll also appreciate the hard information-addresses, numbers, price ranges-in case you'd like to pay a visit. TOC: Alabama Inns: Aunt B's Bed and Breakfast in Elba; Pickwick Hotel and Conference Center in Birmingham; Kendall Manor Inn in Eufala; Rocky Mount Bed and Breakfast in Prattville, and Grace Hall and St. James Hotel in Selma Florida Inns: Island Hotel and Restaurant in Cedar Keys; The Grady House in High Springs; The Artist House and Eaton Lodge in Key West; Herlong Mansion in Micanopy; Casa Blanca Inn Bed and Breakfast, Casa de la Paz, and St. Francis Inn in St. Augustine, and Don Cesar Beach Resort in St. Petersburg Beach Georgia Inns: Barnsley Inn and Golf in Adairsville; Bonnie Castle in Grantville; Jekyll Island Club Hotel in Jekyll Island; The 1842 Inn in Macon, and The Hamilton-Turner House, The Kehoe House, and 17Hundred90 Inn in Savannah Louisiana Inns: Loyd Hall Plantation in Cheneyville; T'Frere's House and Garconniere in Lafayatte; Andrew Jackson Hotel, Bourbon Orleans Hotel, The Dauphine House, The Lafitte Guest House, The Olivier House, The Prytania Inns, The Place d'Armes Hotel, St. Vincent's Guest House, and The Villa Convento Guest House in New Orleans; Myrtles Plantation in St. Francisville; Bienvenue House in St. Martinville; Chretien Point Plantation Bed and Breakfast in Sunset, and Oak Alley in Vacherie Mississippi Inns: Rivers' Inn in Greenwood; Monmouth Plantation and King's Tavern in Natchez; Harbour Oaks Inn in Pass Christian; Anchuca Bed and Breakfast, Cedar Grove Hall, and 1902-08 Stained Glass Manor-Oak Hall in Vicksburg North Carolina Inns: Cairn Brae, The Grove Park Inn, The Reed House, and WhiteGate Inn and Cottage in Asheville; Theodosia in Bald Head Island; Balsam Mountain Inn in Balsam; Cousins and Elizabeth Inn in Beaufort; Lodge on Lake Lure in Lake Lure; New Berne House Inn in New Bern, and The Brunswick Inn in Southport South Carolina Inns: The Battery Carriage House Inn, Jasmine House, and Meeting Street Inn in Charleston; 1790 House Bed and Breakfast, DuPre House, and Litchfield Manor House in Georgetown; Rice Hope Plantation in Moncks Corner; Annie's Inn in Montmorenci; Guilds Inn in Mount Pleasant; Rosemary Hall in North Augusta; Price House Cottage in Summerville, and Juxa Plantation and The Inn at Merridun in Union Tennessee Inns: Woodlawn Bed and Breakfast in Athens; Magnolia Manor Bed and Breakfast in Bolivar; Falcon Manor in McMinnville; Prospect Hill Bed and Breakfast Inn in Mountain City; Newbury House in Rugby; Hawley House in Jonesborough, and Little Greenbrier Lodge in Wears Valley Virginia Inns: Martha Washington Inn in Abington; Linden House Bed and Breakfast Plantation in Champlain; Chamberlin Hotel in Hampton; By the Side of the Road Bed and Breakfast in Harrisonburg; The Boxwood Inn in Newport News; Wayside Inn of 1797 in Middletown; Page House Inn in Norfolk; Conyers House Country Inn and Stable in Orange; The GlenCoe Bed and Breakfast in Portsmouth; Overhome in Grady; Belle Grae Inn and Thornrose House at Gypsy Hill in Staunton and The Brick House Tavern and The Orell House in Williamsburg