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Milling About visits The Carriage House Inn Bed and Breakfast in Lynchburg, Virginia. Located in historic Daniels Hill, the house dates back to 1878 when it was owned by hardware store magnate Richard Watts who had 11 children. The mansion was restored to it's original grandeur by owners Kathy and Mike Bedsworth. Celebrating their 10 anniversary in the house; it was originally meant for Mike's pet project. He tells host Robin Milling he stripped 1800s paint off the mantels to their original woodwork, keeping features like a winding staircase with coffin corners, and claw foot bathtubs. Hoping to find attic treasures, Kathy says they found 18 inches of pigeon poop!
Each of the four rooms is named for a Watts. Mike says a child is haunting the house, "We've had a little girl speak to some of the guests." Paranormal experts recorded her saying, 'Come here...I'm dead.' Staying in Richard Watts' room, Robin swears she felt someone tickling her toes in the middle of the night! It seems the ghosts are friendly and amiable. When Kathy would smell smoke with no signs of fire, they reasoned it was Richard Watts smoking his cigar. They reminded him it was a non-smoking house and the smell went away!
Breakfast is seasonal like pumpkin waffles for fall, and gingerbread and chocolate waffles for winter.
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