LOVELY C.1890 FLAT WITH GARDEN IN HISTORIC DOWNTOWN

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LOVELY C.1890 FLAT WITH GARDEN IN HISTORIC DOWNTOWN

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Apartment, 1 Bedroom + Convertible bed(s), 1 Bath, (Sleeps 2-4)

Like the owners' other property, Middleton House, McDowell Studio combines 19th-century charm with pure comfort. The Studio, which has lofty ceilings and a generous sitting room, sleeps 4. It occupies the 3rd floor of a handsome historic house, just blocks from downtown, Washington & Lee, and VMI. A charming stone walk winds through the Studio's private garden to its private stairs and entrance. (Since there are two flights of stairs, McDowell Studio is definitely NOT HANDICAPPED-ACCESSIBLE.)

Formerly an artist's studio, the secluded apartment floods with light during the day, thanks to large windows with views and skylights. (Skylights operate electronically and open to catch the breeze.) Hand-printed wallpapers, c. 1880-1890 antiques, sea grass matting, comfortable seating, and a collection of paintings and prints contribute to the flat's atmosphere and charm. A carefully equipped custom kitchen with soapstone counters and a spacious tiled bathroom with shower offer thoroughly modern convenience.

The bedroom features a queen-sized iron and brass bed, while a top-quality sleeper sofa in the living room accommodates two additional guests. Meals can be taken at a small table in the kitchen or a large one in one corner of the airy sitting room.

Visitors can lounge on the sitting room's sofas or on the flat's small porch--or in the Studio's garden, which has a grill and Adirondack chairs. Thanks to the gardens surrounding the house, birdsong fills the air. (Bird-glasses are provided for those who want a closer look.) Guests also enjoy strolling or cycling nearby Wood's Creek Trail, which follows the creek to the Maury River and Jordan's Point Park.

McDowell Studio is perfectly positioned for shopping and dining in historic downtown Lexington. W & L's Lenfest Center, just 3 blocks away, presents concerts, plays, ballets, and even opera. And this luxurious apartment provides a convenient base for visiting Washington & Lee or VMI, with their elegant architecture and abiding sense of Southern tradition. McDowell Studio offers guests a rare opportunity to live graciously in the very heart of historic Lexington.

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Suitability:
  • pets not allowed
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • non smoking only
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The owners, an artist and a writer/consultant who specializes in historic interiors, have lived and worked in McDowell House for many years.

The Owner purchased this apartment in 1983

Historic Lexington, Virginia offers Washington & Lee U., VMI, a vibrant downtown, a lively and friendly community, and easy access to the scenic beauty of the Blue Ridge and Appalachian mountains. McDowell House, surrounded by its gardens, retains its period charm, yet sits just minutes from Lexington's many current attractions.

Guests walk to events at the universities and downtown churches, theaters, and galleries. They enjoy cooking with superb local meats, produce, cheeses, and flours from the nearby Lexington Farmer's Market and specialty grocery and butcher shops. Visitors can stroll to restaurants, bakeries, coffee shops, an ice cream parlor, and a micro-brewery. Virginia's mountains, Natural Bridge, Goshen Pass, additional museums,and other attractions are a short car trip away.

Sleeps4
Bedrooms 1
Bathrooms1
Property type apartment
Minimum Stay nights

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Lovely C.1890 Flat with Garden in Historic Downtown
average rating of 5.0 based on 25 reviews
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Ideal place to stay when working in Lexington

  • Submitted: Apr 13, 2014
  • Stayed: Mar 2014
My husband and I had a lovely time staying here for the VSSEF weekend. Your place is so cozy and clean Great location! Hope to stay here again, we just adore Lexington!
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Delightful stay

  • Submitted: Aug 28, 2013
  • Stayed: Aug 2013
I can't tell you how much we love this place. We SO enjoyed our stay. This apt. is so beautiful and Lexington is lovely.
Helpful votes: 2/2
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Lovely C.1890 Flat with Garden in Historic Downtown
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Lovely property & charming town

Lovely property & charming town
  • Submitted: Jul 10, 2013
  • Stayed: Jul 2013
We had a wonderful 4th of July in Lexington, thanks in no small part to this beautiful apartment. The beautiful decor is truly inspirational. We went hiking, watched the balloons take flight, and enjoyed the town's charms. Thank you so much for providing such a wonderful place.
Helpful votes: 1/1
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Lovely C.1890 Flat with Garden in Historic Downtown
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Scrupulously clean flat with beautiful gardens

  • Submitted: May 21, 2013
  • Stayed: May 2013
Amazing flat--so enjoyed our stay! Thanks for your eye for detail in both cleanliness and order! LOVED the gardens!
Helpful votes: 2/2
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Lovely C.1890 Flat with Garden in Historic Downtown
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Well-appointed & clean

Well-appointed & clean
  • Submitted: Apr 29, 2013
  • Stayed: Apr 2013
My best friend & I met here from Pa. and S.C. What a lovely stay--well-equipped and clean. Wonderful views and a great workout walking up all the steps!
Helpful votes: 1/1

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Availability & Rates

Lexington Apartment Rental Rates

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  • From $160/nt
  • US Dollars
  • Low season: $160.00/night for 1-2 people. Add $25.00 for each additional person.
  • High season: $200.00/night. Add $40.00 for each additional person.
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Amenities

Lexington Apartment Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • apartment
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Location Type:
  • Mountain View ...
General:
  • Wireless Internet
  • Linens Provided
  • Air Conditioning
Kitchen:
  • Kitchen ...
  • Catering Available ...
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Ice Maker
  • Refrigerator
  • Microwave
Dining:
  • Dining Area
Bathrooms:
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 -
Bedrooms:
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 4
  • Queen size Beds (1) The queen-sized bed has an excellent mattress and high-quality all-cotton linens., Sleep Sofa or Futons (1) The custom sofa bed has a substantial mattress and the same high-quality linens used on the bed.
Entertainment:
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • CD Player
Outside:
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Lanai / Gazebo ...
Suitability:
  • pets not allowed ...
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • non smoking only ...
Attractions:
  • cinemas
  • restaurants
  • theme parks
  • live theater
  • museums
  • health/beauty spa
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • shopping
  • horseback riding
  • boating
  • sight seeing
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • fitness center
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • hunting
  • cycling
  • tennis
  • golf
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • hiking
  • cross country skiing
  • fishing
Notes:
Living room, kitchen, and bathroom have electronically operated skylights that flood these spaces with light. Skylights can be opened to catch the breeze.

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