Lexington, VA

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Natural Bridge Virginia showing a bridge and a park

Try the wines at a nearby vineyard and learn about a Confederate general and his battles in the military institute.

Lexington is a charming town known for its military museums and universities. It features an intriguing historic downtown district and plenty of outdoor activities in the surrounding Shenandoah Valley. Chat with locals in the Old Town area for a glimpse of the community’s friendly nature.

Learn about regional history with a trip to the Virginia Military Institute, which has a college and the VMI Museum. Explore the impressive buildings and notice cadets walking purposefully across this stunning campus. See the firearms collection and find out about the military history of the area. At the George C. Marshall Museum, inspect the Nobel Peace Prize he received for creating the Marshall Plan that helped restore Europe’s economy after World War II.

Among the most notable figures in Lexington’s history is Stonewall Jackson, a Confederate general who taught at the military institute. Visit the solemn Stonewall Jackson Memorial Cemetery and see the Stonewall Jackson Grave, which features a statue of the military leader.

Enjoy a summer road trip around the picturesque countryside. Taste the reds, whites and rosés at the Rockbridge Vineyard in nearby Raphine. Farther northwest is Douthat State Park in the Allegheny Mountains. Go fishing, swimming and boating on its large lake and stay overnight at a campsite.

Travel south for the Foamhenge replica of the iconic British Stonehenge ruins. Nearby are Butterflies at the Bridge and the Virginia Safari Park. Drive through the park to spot zebras, elk and deer. Feed giraffes, observe Bengal tigers and pet a mob of kangaroos. In winter’s cold, the nearby Toy Museum at Natural Bridge of Virginia is an ideal place to bring your family.

Lexington is the county seat of Rockbridge County in northwestern Virginia. It is about 60 miles (90 kilometers) east of the West Virginia border. Arrive at Washington Dulles International Airport and drive west for about 3 hours to find the town.

Enjoy Lexington’s fascinating military history, scenic surroundings and many family-fun activities.

Howard Johnson by Wyndham Lexington
Howard Johnson by Wyndham Lexington
2 out of 5
2836 North Lee Highway, Lexington, VA
The price is $58 per night from Dec 13 to Dec 13
Situated in Lexington, this hotel is within 9 mi (15 km) of Virginia Horse Center, George Washington National Forest, and Washington and Lee University. Virginia ...
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Best Western Lexington Inn
Best Western Lexington Inn
2.5 out of 5
850 N Lee Highway, Lexington, VA
The price is $69 per night from Dec 19 to Dec 19
Situated in Lexington, this hotel is within 2 mi (3 km) of Alumni Memorial Field, Virginia Military Institute, and Washington and Lee University. Virginia Horse ...
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Best Western Plus Inn at Hunt Ridge
Best Western Plus Inn at Hunt Ridge
2.5 out of 5
25 Willow Springs Road, Lexington, VA
The price is $84 per night from Jan 3 to Jan 3
Situated in the historical district, this hotel is 0.6 mi (1 km) from Virginia Horse Center and within 3 mi (5 km) of Washington and Lee University and Virginia ...
4.2/5 Very Good! (910 reviews)
"Very easy check in and out."

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The Castle - c. 1780
The Castle - c. 1780
Lexington, VA
Located in the heart of Lexington, this historic apartment building is within 2 mi (3 km) of Stonewall Jackson House, Washington and Lee University, and Virginia ...
5/5 Exceptional! (14 reviews)
Perfect Fall Getaway
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Reviewed on Nov 26, 2021

The Castle - c. 1780
Meadow View Cabin, a deluxe log home near Lexington VA.
Meadow View Cabin, a deluxe log home near Lexington VA.
Lexington, VA
Located in the heart of Lexington, this historic cabin is within 9 mi (15 km) of Jefferson National Forest, George Washington National Forest, and Virginia Military ...
4.9/5 Exceptional! (84 reviews)
Peaceful, relaxing, and comfortable cabin
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Reviewed on Nov 27, 2021

Meadow View Cabin, a deluxe log home near Lexington VA.
Autumn Ridge Cottages
Autumn Ridge Cottages
2.5 out of 5
Autumn Ridge Lane, Lexington, VA
Situated in the historical district, this cottage is 2.5 mi (4.1 km) from Carilion Stonewall Jackson Hospital and 3 mi (4.8 km) from Washington and Lee University. ...
4.7/5 Exceptional! (7 reviews)
"Very private a and quiet. The cottage had everything we needed and then some. Check in and out we’re easy. Loved our stay even though it rained for a day and a half."

Reviewed on Sep 4, 2021

Autumn Ridge Cottages
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