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Olive Tree (828-287-9459), a restaurant
featuring Greek salads, close to the Yellow
Sun, a small brewery (828-375-0089) on
Trade Street. John and I toured the city's
Main Street for several blocks, catching
sight of colorful murals.
At the center of the Firehouse Inn,
McCammon offers breakfasts in a great
room that was once the site of town
council meetings.
"You haven't asked the question that
everybody asks," McCammon says to me
with a smile
"What's that?" I wonder.
"Is it haunted?" she says.
Well, is it?
"I have only had one guest in 10 years
say she saw a ghost," McCammon says.
"Somebody in the hallway or something.
And she was convinced that there was a
ghost."

VIRGINIA
Kristen Laise points to portraits at Belle
Grove, a plantation house in the Shenandoah Valley of Virginia. She tells of the
people of the past as well as this home

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-and how it was spared during the Civil
War, just barely. As Laise puts it, "The
war marched in the front door and out
the back."
Built in the 1790s, Belle Grove stood in
the midst of the Battle of Cedar Creek, a
skirmish on October 19, 1864, that is noted with a small museum along U.S. 11 in
Frederick County, Virginia.
Today, Belle Grove is a gathering place
-a refined mansion that displays what
life was like during the 1800s along the
Valley Pike.
And, are there ghosts?
"Some people say they have seen a
woman in black or an old soldier," Laise
says. "But I've spent the night here on the
anniversary of the night of the battle and
did not see anything."
Nearby, I spend a night in a cabin at the
Inn at Vaucluse Spring (540-869-0200). A
waterfall centers this small resort, near Stephens City, where co-owner Tiffany Niide
serves gourmet breakfasts prepared by her
husband, Derrick.
"We're right in the heart of leaf country," Tiffany tells me. "And, so, when the
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And, are there
ghosts? "Some
people say
they have seen
a woman in
black or an old
soldier."
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