Blue Ridge Parkway
11 miles E of Lexington. This a favorite most times of the year especially in in the Spring with flowers and trees blooming trips and also the foliage colors in the Fall.
1 hour Driving Time NE. Monticello is the historic home of President Thomas Jefferson is a must see. Take in the gardens and the vast views as well as the Jefferson family cemetery.
There are about 100 wineries within 2 hours of the Lodge. Great place to try Virginia Wines, take a winery tour, get a bite to eat and contemplate your next Virginia adventure.
Shenandoah National Park - Overall Run Falls
Skyline Drive and Shenandoah National Park start about a half hour from the Inn. Overall Run Falls is the Longest in Park at 93 ft.
A B&B at Llewellyn Lodge in Lexington, Va makes the perfect home base for seeing some of Virginia's most historic spots. Many of our guests like to plan multiple day stays with us as they explore the incredible history and natural beauty of the Shenandoah Valley.
Within an Hour
1 hour driving time NE of Lexington. The university of Virginia there is a frequent stop and Monticello, the historic home of President Thomas Jefferson, is a must see. A vast wine trail nearby is always enjoyable to wine lovers.
A quick 30 minute Drive up I-81 North or you can slow the pace down and do old Rt 11 or another scenic road that gives you a better shot of the countryside. We have a detailed all all day itinerary in our Lodge Visitor resource Guide that includes stops the Frontier Culture Museum, Sunspots Glass blowers, President Woodrow Wilson's birthplace and Presidential Library., the vibrant well preserved Downtown area and capped off by seeing a Shakespearean performance at the Blackfriar's Playhouse, the only recreation in the world of Shakespeare's indoor theatre.
45 minutes from the entrance to Skyline Drive and the Shenandoah National Park. This can make for a nice day trip-exceptional foliage displace and wildlife sightings, multitudes of trails to hike. Bear sightings are quite common on this 105 long lineal park.
30 minutes NE of the Lodge. A guest favorite that takes you to a simpler world.This makes for a nice scenic drive to a place with no red lights, lots of hiking, foliage color, great vistas, great fly fishing and much more. The Homestead Resort is a favorite stop as you walk through the Main Hall. Enjoy lunch at the Cascades Grille which overlooks 2 of the most beautiful golf holes in the state. Douthat State Park is 45 minutes away and has an outstanding trail system and bike mountain bike trails along with a small trout and bass lake and swimming beach. Boats are rented there also.Enjoy a nice lunch overlooking the lake in the Lakeside restaurant there.
More Than an Hour
1 hour 20 minutes N on I-81-Pays honor to the VMI cadets who made a 4 day march to battle after leaving their classes at VMI. They turned the tide on advancing Union troops.
1 hour 30 minutes SE of Lexington is another must see stop as you see where the Civil War ended at Appomattox Court House. It is now an National Park.
1 hour 10 minutes away W of Lexington. Visit the Greenbrier Resort and the historic town of Lewisburg. Lots of antique shops and perhaps a tour of the nuclear holocaust bunkers at the Greenbrier resort.
70 miles NE of Lexington. Population 2300 for the county, one of Virginia's most scenic counties in the Highlands, maple syrup festivals. Highland is mostly forest, wildlife sightings are numerous not to the mentioned the laid back lifestyle up there. It makes for a fine picture taking venue to cover Highland and Bath counties in a day. We have numerous loop drives that we can recommend to get the most out of you visit.
The D-Day Memorial pays tribute to the World War II soldiers, 23 of whom participated in the D-Day invasion. Thomas Jefferson's retreat, Poplar Forest, may be one of history's best kept secrets. Jefferson used the secluded retreat between age 66 & 80 to rekindle his creativity, spend time with his grandchildren and escape public life. Guided tours of Poplar Forest are available. March 15-Dec. 15