The Ghosts of Asheville
Home to beautiful mountains, delicious food, and a vibrant music scene, Asheville is a prime destination for tourists... and paranormal activity. Two of the main attractions in Asheville, the Biltmore Estate and the Grove Park Inn are also said to be home to spirits. America’s largest house, the Biltmore Estate, also houses several ghost stories, including one of a headless orange cat that can be see roaming the gardens. But the story of George Vanderbilt’s ghost is the most famous. In 1914, George died of complications from appendicitis. After his death, his wife spent much of her time in the library, her husband’s favorite spot in the house, talking to George. It’s been said that after she died, you can still hear them talking in their library.
The Grove Park Inn has welcomed many guests over the years, but one in particular never checked out. In the 1920s, a woman in a beautiful pink gown fell to her death from her fifth-floor balcony. Rumors have ranged that she fell accidentally to she threw herself off her balcony due to a broken heart. Witness have reported seeing The Pink Lady in her beautiful gown walking the grounds.