Historic Lexington Virginia population 7000 is the most beautiful, charming and interesting town in the Shenandoah Valley of Virginia. You may want to kick yourself for not getting here sooner if you have not experienced Lexington. Hopefully in your visit here you sense some of the same enjoyment as John has in over 60 years of living here. Visitors are amazed at the well preserved state of the town; the easy walk from the Lodge takes you down tree lined Main Street by many other architecturally interesting homes as well as the Stonewall Jackson Cemetery. The two colleges here, Washington and Lee University-c. 1749, and Virginia Military Institute founded 1839 have beautiful adjoining campuses and both are steeped in history.
There are many historical ties with Civil War study most interesting. Gen. "Stonewall" Jackson taught at VMI until the war and General Robert E. Lee came to Lexington after the War to become President of what is now Washington & University. Both are buried in the town they both loved. The Lee Chapel and museum pays honor to General Lee. President George Washington was the first major donor to what is now Washington and Lee University.
Lexington is small-town America at its best and you will find its people
very friendly. The abundance
of history, wildlife and natural beauty cap off the appeal and you will
get lots of ideas from John and Ellen in making your trip here most memorable.
Make sure you allow enough time in planning your trip to see as much
as possible. We've listed a few of the must-sees below:
Walkable from the Lodge
Just A Short Drive Away
Marvel at the Natural Bridge- The 215’ high span of solid limestone towers above a stream which has a hiking trail along it, Spectacular light show at dusk. A Monocan Indian encampment is on this trail. Caverns, wax museum and monster museum are located here also. The Asian Gold pear orchard is just up the road with nice fruit in season. The Safari Park just a bit further up is a drive through zoo where you can see and feed exotic roaming animals from the car. The Virginia Horse Center is only 5 minutes from The Lodge. This world class facility offers shows and events most weekends.
Experience the Blue Ridge Parkway’s spectacular seasonal foliage displays with its outstanding vistas, wildlife viewing and scenic leg stretcher trails. The Appalachian Trail is closely, we have lots of loop hikes including segments of it in our HIKING BOOK. Many of our guests like to trek up to the Peaks of Otter on the parkway to catch a great hiking and meal in a post and beam lodge overlooking a small lake with mountain backdrop.
Enjoy a fantastic Loop Drive to the Rockbridge Vineyard, Wades Mill, Dukes Antique Mall, Lexington Antique Mall, Orchardside Yarn Shop, Cyrus Mc Cormick Farm, Lexington Valley Vineyard and our favorite, Goshen Pass. Wine tasting, wildflower walks, a glimpse at the inner workings of a grist mill, c 1750 and soaking in some of the best natural beauty in Virginia in Goshen Pass are just a few of the possibilities on this excursion.
Blue Ridge Parkway. Natural Bridge and Caverns, George Washington and Jefferson National Forests, Virginia Horse Center, Goshen Pass Natural Area, Scenic Highway 39, various seasonal Festivals, Bluegrass Music, Orchards, and Southern Virginia University. Rockbridge Vineyard, LexingtonVineyard, Historic Wades Working Mill. Cyrus McCormick Farm Canoeing, Hiking, Golf, Horseback Riding, Fly-fishing, Night tennis Trans-America Bike Route 76. Antique Malls Lake Robertson Recreation Area. Homestead Resort. Bath & Highland Counties
Other Nice Day Trips from Llewellyn Lodge
Appomattox, Charlottesville, Roanoke, New Market The Greenbrier Resort, Historic Lewisburg West Virginia Skyline Drive, Bedford Peaks of Otter, Poplar Forest, Staunton, Frontier Museum, Woodrow Wilson Home,Roanoke, Farmers Market, Transportation Museum Monticello, Ashlawn
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603 S. Main St. * Lexington, VA 24450
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