Destination guide

Discover a town almost as old as the country itself

History abounds in the picturesque city of Lexington. Established in 1778, plenty of historic buildings remain today in the heart of Downtown. While it may date from Revolutionary days, Lexington's ties to the Civil War are possibly even stronger, offering plenty of treats for the history buffs in your group. There'll be no shortage of picture-perfect scenery surrounding your Lexington vacation rental, with several national forests and parks nearby, all of which you can reach by taking a drive down the famous Blue Ridge Parkway, just outside town.

Things to do

Walk in the footsteps of Confederate generals

Some of the biggest figures in Civil War history found their final resting places in Lexington. The Stonewall Jackson Memorial Cemetery boasts the grave of its namesake general, among others. Robert E. Lee is buried outside the city's Lee Chapel, which dates from 1867. You can also find the historic Cyrus McCormick Farm, once owned by the inventor of the mechanical reaper. Marvel at the landmark Natural Bridge rock formation, or venture further afield to explore the George Washington and Jefferson National Forests. If you love zoos, you'll want to check out Virginia Safari Park.

Activities

The great outdoors by day, great movies by night

There are endless ways to get your fresh air fix at a Lexington vacation rental. Pack a picnic and head to a local swimming hole like Panther Falls, or enjoy some family-friendly nature encounters at Boxerwood Nature Center & Woodland Garden. Maury River is the place to go for all sorts of watersports, including fishing, kayaking, and paddle boarding. Horse lovers can take riding lessons at the Virginia Horse Center. If you still have energy, there's always hiking and golf. Cap off your day with a movie at the Hull's Drive-In, dating from 1950.

Weather

Bring the sunscreen for those hot Virginia rays

Lexington is known for its hot, humid summers and cool winters. Pack light if you're heading to your Lexington vacation rental during the warmest months of June to August, when the highs soar into the 80s and 90s (and possibly even triple digits). Low temps can dip below freezing as early as November and stay there until March, when you might see the occasional snow. Expect scattered rain throughout the year. The fall foliage displays are stunning, especially in late October and early November when they hit their peak.

Natural features

The greenest of trees on the bluest of highways

Flanked by the verdant forests that spread out from both sides of the scenic Blue Ridge Parkway, Lexington sits in a nature lover's paradise. From rolling green hills, to mountains, to rivers, you'll find it all here. The Arboretum at the Boxerwood Nature Center & Woodland Garden is home to thousands of varieties of trees and shrubs, from dogwoods to Japanese maples. Herons and hawks are just two of the birds you'll see in the skies. Love waterfalls? Panther Falls and Balcony Falls aren't to be missed.

How to get there

Transportation to and around Lexington

The nearest airport is in Hot Springs, VA (HSP-Ingalls Field), located 24.4 mi (39.3 km) from the city center. If you can't find a flight that's convenient for your trip, you could book a flight to Lynchburg, VA (LYH-Lynchburg Regional), which is 34.1 mi (54.9 km) away.

Can I find a vacation rental around Lexington?

Yes, our 2019 property listings offer a large selection of 109 vacation rentals near Lexington. From 36 Cabins to 37 Houses, find a unique house rental for you to enjoy a memorable stay with your family and friends. The best places to stay near Lexington for a holiday or a weekend are on HomeAway.

What are the popular points of interest near where I can stay when traveling to Lexington?

HomeAway offers a large selection of vacation rentals near lovely places in Lexington. From HomeAway travelers, the most popular points of interest to stay for a holiday trip or just for a weekend are:

  • Virginia Horse Center: 109 vacation rentals
  • Virginia Military Institute: 105 vacation rentals
  • The Lexington Golf & Country Club: 102 vacation rentals
  • Washington and Lee University: 104 vacation rentals
  • VMI Museum: 105 vacation rentals

But there are many other points of interest around Lexington listed on HomeAway where you can find your place to stay. Please use our search bar to access the selection of vacation rentals available near the point of interest of your choice.

Can I rent Cabins in Lexington?

Yes, of course. HomeAway has 36 Cabins in Lexington. Our other popular types of vacation rentals in Lexington include:

  • Houses: 37 rentals available
  • Bungalows: 36 rentals available
  • Cottages: 36 rentals available

But you can also enjoy a great stay in one of our other vacation rentals including Farmhouses and more.

Can I find a vacation rental with pool in Lexington?

Yes, you can select your preferred vacation rental with pool among our 4 vacation rentals with pool available in Lexington. Please use our search bar to access the selection of vacation rentals available.