Destination guide

Lynchburg – the onetime capital of Virginia

Lynchburg, Virginia, is written into the annals of American history. It once played host to one Thomas Jefferson, and was a pivotal flashpoint in the Civil War. Today, grand courthouses, the Old City Cemetery, the mansions of Poplar Forest, and the Lynchburg Museum all showcase this fascinating past, while Lynchburg vacation rentals come in the form of charming family bungalows or modern condos in the center. What's more, Lynchburg sits on the cusp of the famous Blue Ridge Mountains, where the Appalachian Trail and one of America's greatest wildernesses unfolds before the eyes.

Things to do

Civil War museums and snow parks in Lynchburg

If you're being attracted to the James River by the jigging tunes of an Irish fiddle or the promise of reenactment history lessons for the kids, then it's likely you're heading for the Point of Honor – there's plenty of activities for the younger ones there in summer. The Lynchburg Museum is the place to go for more sober relics of the town's military past, while the Sandusky is another immersive spot where Union generals once stood. Apart from that, Lynchburg hosts one of Virginia's top children's museum - Amazement Square – along with the year-round winter attractions of the Snowflex Centre.


Unravel American history in Lynchburg

You certainly won't have to venture far from the door of your Lynchburg vacation rental to discover a world rich in American history. National Historical Monuments rub shoulders with centuries-old arboretums, and the graves of Confederate and Union alike hide between the tree groves. That all comes neatly balanced out by the outdoorsy pursuits of the nearby Blue Ridge Mountains, where skiing and snowshoeing is possible in the winter, and joining sections of the world-famous Appalachian Trail is on offer to hikers.


Virginia springs into life in Lynchburg

Most travelers who come to witness the old Civil War battlefields in this corner of Virginia will book their Lynchburg vacation rentals for the springtime. That's because the temperatures of May and early June tend to be the most stable and pleasant, offering dry spells for outdoor sightseeing, not to mention great conditions for pulling on the walking boots and hitting the trails of the Blue Ridge Mountains. That said, winter ushers in skiing opportunities in nearby hill resorts like Wintergreen and North Ridge, which means vacations here stay popular between December and March, too.

Natural features

Lynchburg lies in the shadow of Appalachia

Pull on the walking boots and hit the trails of the Blue Ridge Mountains just north of Lynchburg – you won't be disappointed. These hazy peaks hide the famous Blue Ridge Parkway and Appalachian Trail, both of which wiggle their way into the dense forests of oak, beech, and chestnut trees, past the sculpted Peaks of Otter, and over the boulder-capped summit of the Sharp Top Mountain. Other sections of the vast George Washington and Jefferson National Forest are super remote.

How to get there

Traveling to and around Lynchburg

The nearest airport is in Lynchburg, VA (LYH-Lynchburg Regional), located 6.5 mi (10.4 km) from the city center.

If you prefer train travel, you can make your way to Lynchburg-Kemper Street Station.

Can I find a vacation rental around Lynchburg?

Yes, our 2019 property listings offer a large selection of 108 vacation rentals near Lynchburg. From 58 Houses to 13 Cabins, find a unique house rental for you to enjoy a memorable stay with your family and friends. The best places to stay near Lynchburg for a holiday or a weekend are on HomeAway.

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

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

  • Liberty University: 87 vacation rentals
  • Lynchburg College: 98 vacation rentals
  • Lynchburg Museum: 92 vacation rentals
  • Lynchburg City Stadium: 96 vacation rentals
  • Sandusky Historic Site and Civil War Museum: 99 vacation rentals

But there are many other points of interest around Lynchburg 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 Houses in Lynchburg?

Yes, of course. HomeAway has 58 Houses in Lynchburg. Our other popular types of vacation rentals in Lynchburg include:

  • Cabins: 13 rentals available
  • Cottages: 13 rentals available
  • Farmhouses: 5 rentals available

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

Can I find a vacation rental with pool in Lynchburg?

Yes, you can select your preferred vacation rental with pool among our 8 vacation rentals with pool available in Lynchburg. Please use our search bar to access the selection of vacation rentals available.