Experience

Relax & Explore

Welcome to Lexington. For a town of only about 7,000 people, Lexington seems to surprise visitors because of just how much there is to do here. Sitting amidst 78,000 acres of national and state parkland in scenic Rockbridge County, the city of Lexington, Virginia, boasts a variety of historical landmarks, museums, art galleries, shops, and restaurants.

Indulge in a range of leisure pursuits, including hiking, fishing, and rafting, all available in the picturesque Shenandoah Valley surrounding the hotel. Food and drink enthusiasts will delight in the region’s offerings, including vineyards and craft breweries. For equestrians, the nearby Virginia Horse Center is a must-visit destination. History buffs will relish the opportunity to explore numerous museums and significant Civil War sites in the area. Lexington is also home to Washington and Lee University and Virginia Military Institute.

Around town

Main Street Lexington

Main Street Lexington provides the quintessential shopping and strolling experience, with a number of boutiques, galleries, and restaurants just steps away from our front door.

Want to see what’s going on in town when you are planning to visit? Check out the Visitor’s Center calendar of events.

Nearby Attractions

Shenandoah Valley and Rockbridge County

Just a short drive from our hotel, you can take advantage of the many wonders of Rockbridge County. The Shenandoah Valley and surrounding Blue Ridge and Allegheny Mountains are, quite simply, beautiful. From the Virginia Horse Center to Breweries & Wineries to the Safari Zoo and Natural Bridge, wonderful memories are just waiting to be made!

For more information about visiting Lexington, Buena Vista, and Rockbridge County, please visit LexingtonVirginia.com

The Great Outdoors

Choose Your Adventure

The opportunities for outdoor recreational activities such as hiking, biking, kayaking, climbing, fly fishing, white water rafting, tubing, skiing, or even spelunking are limitless. All of us at The Georges love to share our own recommendations of things to do in and around town. Call us to plan your itinerary!

The Shenandoah Valley, Blue Ridge and Allegheny Mountains — the opportunities for adventure are limitless

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Hiking

Nestled between the George Washington and Jefferson National Forests to the east and the Central Blue Ridge Mountains to the west, Lexington is readily accessible to an abundance of hiking trails and incredible scenery.

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Whether you’re interested in a easy stroll—perhaps along the historic Chessie Trail, a rail-trail comprised of a portion of the old Cheseapeake & Ohio Railroad bed as well as canal towpath—or something more strenuous—such as a hike to Devil’s Marbleyard, which offers very unique natural views compared with most hikes in the area – amazing hiking trails for all ages and levels of ability abound within a short drive of The Georges. Come explore!

Fly Fhising

Fly Fishing

Enjoy the great outdoors with The Georges’ Bars Manager, Zach Brantley from Blue Ridge Fishing Adventures! Zach has spent a lifetime learning the art of fly fishing and has a passion for passing on that knowledge to others.

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He offers full and half day guided fly fishing excursions, beginner classes, and fly tying lessons. Let him personally tailor an adventure to your needs and expectations. In June, July and August, fish for the native brook trout in the higher elevations.

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Biking

Western Virginia’s Great Valley, cradled between the Blue Ridge and Allegheny Mountains, is both a mountain and road biking enthusiast’s paradise!

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Home to countless miles of breathtakingly beautiful trails and rolling country roads, all within close proximity to The Georges, bike lovers have the option of stealing away on bike for a couple hours, for a day, or for multiple days!

Mountain bikers have much to choose from in the area. Within minutes of The Georges, you can hop on the Glenwood Horse Trail: North End or the more challenging Brushy Hill Preserve trails. Nearby Douthat State Park is a mecca for mountain biking enthusiasts, and is also well worth a visit. For a flat, gravel trail riding experience, consider heading out directly from the hotel to the Chessie Trail, a pleasant 12-mile round-trip excursion.

If your preference is road riding, the bucolic hills and spectacular rural setting is the perfect backdrop for escaping on your two-wheeled vehicle. Lexington and Rockbridge County is the idyllic home for world-class road riding!

For more information about mountain or road biking in the area, click HERE to access the Washington & Lee University Outing Club website.

Visit the Red Newt Bikes shop, a five-minute walk from the Inn, if you’re in need of a bike repair or equipment, or if you’d like to learn more about suggested rides in the area.

Paddling Activities

Paddling Activities

A number of scenic waterways weave their way through Rockbridge County in close proximity to The Georges, offering great options for family fun.

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Consider tubing the beautiful Maury River between Jordan’s Point and Buena Vista or canoeing or kayaking sections of the tranquil upper James River, Virginia’s largest.

Twin River Outfitters provides expert advice, equipment rental, and shuttle service for a variety of single day and multi-day river trips in the area. (Be sure to indicate you are guests of The Georges to receive discounted fees.) If you’re bringing your own canoe or kayak, there are numerous public access points in Rockbridge County with free parking. For more information about paddling options near The Georges, click HERE.

      “Lexington is steeped in stories of the past. But it’s also alive and kicking in the present. You can check out outdoor music performances and pick-your-own farms or take a self-guided Dark Sky Night tour at nearby Natural Bridge State Park. Maybe you are just there to enjoy nature or have a relaxing getaway. Whatever your reason for visiting this Virginian town, The Georges will make you feel welcome. And at home.” -Hotel-Scoop
      – Hotel-Scoop

      Need help?

      All of us at The Georges love to share our own recommendations of things to do in and around town. We’ll be sure to ask if you’re looking for anything in particular during your stay with us.