The ruins of Afton Mountain

Eyesores along a scenic byway

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Peggy Sue Miller
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Peggy Sue Miller

Awesome article Dulaney really needs to give up the place and for Augusta county and Nelson count to say his not in the wrong well they are wrong by far. He is so wrong. Afton mountain is a historical treasure and needs to be the treasure it once was. Someone needs to give that back.

IJR
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Did you ever get gloves?

Bob Gemale
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Bob Gemale

my gay white stalker is back obsessing over urine. are you on probation. Should I fix that so you can get back to being among boys?

KenT@eveallshare.com
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My know about you .y have send 3 massage in Facebook for
But wait 6year .My so care my son . Him ok or hit my son wrong. Let police talk idea with him
You have.

Bob Gemale
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Bob Gemale

lol typical smarmy belligerent redneck. “I’m allowed to keep as many junked cars in my front yard as I please”

Paul Hammond
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Paul Hammond

So bigoted. I happen to know some of those people you so easily despise. They have nothing to do with this travesty.

Paul Hammond
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Paul Hammond

This is an excellent article, maybe the defining piece on the demise of this landmark property. I passed by here often always wondering what the deal was. I stayed here this past weekend. The poor condition of the old hotel worked in my favor by providing me a cheap room and a comfortable place to sleep right next to the Parkway. The desk clerk is a sweetheart who calls me by name on each of my semi annual visits. They are also pet friendly. I think it would feel like paradise to hikers coming off the AT. The only thing… Read more »

Ed Helvey
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I stayed at the Holiday Inn, not in very good condition on Valentines Day 1992 with my then, girlfriend. We got married in May of ’92 and went back there for our wedding night – I was in my later 40’s and she was 39, I believe. She came from Lynchburg and I was from the Winchester area. It was not yet known as the Afton Inn. The Holiday Inn was nothing to be excited about, it was pretty rundown and decrepit. The rooms were barely adequate. But, we spent those nights there because of the views – breathtaking. We… Read more »

Bob Gemale
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Bob Gemale

They absolutely do, as clearly evidenced by their acceptance of redneck Dulaney doing whatever he pleases with his property “Git off ma lawn, you dadgum Yankees. Let it rot before some Yankee gets a a hold to it and ruints it”
Waynesboro is “redneck”, not “country”

Paul Hammond
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Paul Hammond

One man does not define a people. You, for example, are an embarrassment to the human race, but I don’t hold that against other humans.

Paul Hammond
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Paul Hammond

One man does not define a people. You, for example, are an embarrassment to the human race, but I don’t hold that against other humans.

Bob Gemale
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Bob Gemale

You are a generic good ole boy, as evidenced by your belligerence and arrogance.

Afton Mountain once was nice, but since it fell into the hands of a lazy redneck with money, its absolute trash. It most obviously attracts fellow local yokels to hang out there and live life they own way.
Don’t need no gummint tell us what to do, nohow.
And you defend them.

Bob Gemale
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Bob Gemale

Heck, residents of Basic City still harbor a grudge against Waynesboro to this day over being taken over by them dingdang Yankees, and they were taught to recite “Basic City shall rise again” by their elders, who also recite “they Sath shall rise agin”
Which it won’t so long as people like Dulaney run the show, and they are legion

Paul Hammond
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Paul Hammond

I’m just defending some nice people I have met. You seems to be the belligerent and arrogant type. Not sure what you are trying to accomplish except keeping yourself entertained.

Bob Gemale
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Bob Gemale

“I know nice people who care about each other and Afton Mt which is awesome but haters will be haters. I don’t know what the hater wants to accomplish with her hateful article ” Whatevs.

Bob Gemale
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Bob Gemale

Again, you’re saying nothing about what a redneck Dulaney is, instead acting like the most generic good ole boy by defending a jerk who turned a perfectly good spot of scenic land into a junkyard and laughing about how he can do whatever he pleases and no Yankee don’t tell what to do. lol. lol.

Bob Gemale
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Bob Gemale

so has Dulaney read your divine wit and wisdom and offered you a discount at his posh mountaintop motel where decent locals go on their honeymoon?

Paul Hammond
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Paul Hammond

Bob, I’m an Illinois Yankee through and through. I couldn’t act like a good ole boy redneck if my life depended on it.

Bob Gemale
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Bob Gemale

Git ‘er done!

Bob Gemale
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Bob Gemale

You have no clue because, like any generic Southern boy, you chose to be ignorant, and even revel in it.
Again: Dulaney has left entire stretches of 250 looking like redneck heaven, and for no other reason than because he likes to be a jerque. And while virtually everyone living along the road boasts about “Southern pride”, not a single local has the temerity to stand up to him and demand he clean up his act. Because he’s one of them.

Bob Gemale
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Bob Gemale

“Me, me, me, I, I, I. I’m cool and you’re a loser” is about all you can obsess over.
Afton is a slum, every business venture Dulaney “runs” is decrepit, and it fits right into the Southern way of doing bidness