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Victorian Rose (California)

California kitsch is the mode du jour at the Victorian Rose, a pearly white wedding chapel-cum-B&B in the surf town of Ventura.

This property five blocks from the Ventura Pier began its long and storied life in the 1880s as a Gothic church before transitioning into a wedding chapel, antique shop and, finally, a hotel.

A favorite haunt for newlyweds and ghosts alike, the six-room B&B offers an eclectic array of antique furnishings where guests can sit back and hear tales of otherworldly sightings.

Innkeepers Richard and Nona Bogatch also pass on details about the supernatural happenings as they serve breakfast in the old sanctuary surrounded by 26-foot-tall stained glass windows. More>>