The Inn at Wise

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The 1910 historic inn was in a dilapidated condition for many years prior to being refurbished, and now encapsulates its colourful past through delightful guest rooms, fine dining and a whole trove of ghost stories. Reports range from ghostly voices and screams from empty rooms to curtains opening and closing of their own accord. The second floor is rumoured to be particularly haunted, with temperature drops, shadowy apparitions and an eerie presence all being felt at the far end of the upper floor hallway.

(Submitted by Callum Swift)

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Geographic Information

110 East Main Street
Wise, VA
United States

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36.97734094908653, -82.58022652569707
Wise County, Virginia
Nearest Towns:
Wise, VA (0.3 mi.)
Norton, VA (4.1 mi.)
Riverview, VA (6.2 mi.)
Coeburn, VA (6.8 mi.)
Pound, VA (10.2 mi.)
Dungannon, VA (11.9 mi.)
Appalachia, VA (12.2 mi.)
Payne Gap, KY (13.1 mi.)
Big Stone Gap, VA (13.1 mi.)
Clintwood, VA (13.8 mi.)


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  1. I lived at rhe Inn ,in the late 80’s. It was only a room with a full bathroom. At this time it was an old, large hotel. They rented rooms maybe just to pay the bills. I was young and wanted my independence. It was cheap. It was very cool, until I would be there alone. When I would get in the shower, a black blob ,(BEst I can describe it. When I would look, it was gone. Later at nights there would be banging on the doors, and outside window. My room was on the second floor. The Inn is haunted, but my nothing friendly. Good luck.

    • hey ron! im living in wise for the summer and would love to hear more about your experiences if youre willing to share! if not, I dont blame you at all! sometimes it is left to leave the past where it belongs

    • I have experienced several unexplained events. Butt prints on the bed, chairs rolling, drawers opening, but most of all, the black shadows, always present black shadows

  2. Haunted. Definitely hhaunted.Butt prints on freshly made beds, chairs that move and drawers that open by themselves. Shadows too….always the shadows

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