Built as a 21-room private home in 1896, this inn is believed to be haunted by the helpful spirit of Nannie Curtis, wife of the home’s original owner. She apparently likes the current owners who saved the building from demolishment and restored it to its original elegance. When the new owner broke a fingernail and said out loud that she needed an emery board, the ghost provided one right away — sitting in plain sight, a new, clean nail file in a house thick with dust. The owner jokingly told the ghost, “Thank you. Now I’d like $100!” Shortly after that, she felt something stuck to her shoe and retrieved a gold tooth, which she sold to a pawnshop for $100. Nannie is said to be a happy ghost that bathes the inn in a perpetual good spirit. No pun intended!
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- 10 Elmhurst St
Newport News, VA 23603
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- 37.193607, -76.571913
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Scotland, VA (11.8 mi.)
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