Meet the Georges

Why did you name the hotel The Georges?
We’re already being asked that question quite a bit.

The answer lies partially with the two wonderful schools that call Lexington home and which are our neighbors: Washington and Lee University and the Virginia Military Institute. We feel a connection to both (and some of us even attended one or the other), as our two buildings on Main Street are so closely located to both campuses. It also crossed our minds early on that Washington and Lee owes part of its name to George Washington, and VMI’s most famous alumnus was George Marshall. Those are two very important Georges—with a lot of personality and accomplishments between them, too understate it just a bit. We are honored to name our hotel after them both.

Corner angle view at dusk of the three story brick Washington Building on the the Virginia Landmarks Register and the National Register of Historic Places
Blue distressed buffet with green fruits and vegetables and a white peony arrangement in front of smoked mirror in Haywood's
Main Street front side of the four story brick Marshall Building with porches overlooking Main Street

Part of our love for Lexington and these buildings also comes from the fact that we are owned by two native Virginians and high-school sweethearts, including a graduate of VMI who checked into one of these buildings the night before beginning school. Our owners have long loved this place—its charm, its history, and its amazing location. A few years ago, they knew this delightful inn was in need of new, loving owners, and they were all too happy to oblige. They’ve left no stone unturned in bringing these two guest buildings, pillars of Lexington history and hospitality, up to the highest level of modern comfort and convenience. We invite you to relax and enjoy yourself at The Georges, and if there’s something we can do better, let us know. Thank you for staying with us.

Private dinner party table setting with linen table cloth, barn wood runner and peony filled bud vases under bistro lights reflected in a mirrored French door in Haywood's Courtyard
Chic furnishings of TAPS lounge plum upholstered carved wood chairs, grey velvet sofa and with pillow and table of white wine for two
Brick patio lined with boxwood and crepe myrtle leading to two stories of back porches
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