Destination guide

Escape the hustle and bustle

The historic town of Leesburg lies just west of the capital Washington DC along the foothills of the Catoctin Mountain next to the Potomac River. Over the last 30 years, the town has exploded in growth and is now a popular getaway destination for travelers looking for peace and quiet from the hustle and bustle of the big city. The town hosts some impressive festivals and events throughout the year, but you'll need to book up your Leesburg vacation rental quick to avoid disappointment. With several wineries, numerous museums and the opportunity for outdoor pursuits, you'll never be bored in Leesburg.

Things to do

A place for history buffs

Go back in time at one of the historical attractions near your Leesburg vacation rental. The historic Morven Park is a 1,000-acre estate housing an impressive number of 19th-century horse-drawn carriages and the Museum of Hounds & Hunting. Alternatively, wander through the magnificent English garden and see the country's oldest greenhouse at the Oatlands Plantation. History buffs will be delighted with a tour of Dodona Manor, the former home of George C. Marshall, the Secretary of Defense and Nobel Peace Laureate, where nearly all of the furnishings and artifacts are just as they were when he lived here during the 1950s.

Activities

This is wine country

Loudoun County is Virginia's wine country and has dozens of vineyards dotting the pleasant rolling countryside. Its hot summers and cool nights make for ideal grape growing conditions. The best way to experience this rice heritage is along the Wine Trail. Start from your Leesburg vacation rental and drop into several of the wineries to learn about the production, walk through the pretty vineyards and of course, sample some excellent reds and whites. If you happen to be in Leesburg in April, you'll be treated to the colorful annual Flower and Garden festival with award-winning displays and live music.

Weather

There's no bad time to visit Leesburg

You can book up a Leesburg vacation rental any time of the year. Though the weather in Virginia is notoriously changeable, the spring is usually bright and sunny. With the flowers in and around the town in full bloom, it's certainly one of the most scenic. The summers can be hot, but the cool breeze coming off the hills nearby keeps the temperature pleasant enough. It's all hands-on-deck in fall when the whole community comes out to the fields to pick the bursting grapes from their vines and winter is cold and snowy, but there are plenty of cozy restaurants to warm up.

Natural features

A wildlife haven

Don't miss the Rust Sanctuary, a park in the heart of the town. In this diverse habitat, you can spot numerous bird species. It makes up part of the Virginia Birding and Wildlife Trail, a network of areas of outstanding wildlife viewing in the state. Down at the park's pond you can hear the noisy call of green frogs and other amphibians, while the nest boxes maintained by volunteers are a magnet for bluebirds and swallows. Late spring is a particularly good time to visit, with colorful butterflies swopping around the park.

How to get there

Traveling to and around Leesburg

The nearest airport is in Washington, DC (IAD-Washington Dulles Intl.), located 13.8 mi (22.2 km) from the city center. If you can't find a flight that works for your travel itinerary, you could book a flight to Gaithersburg, MD (GAI-Montgomery County Airpark), which is 21.7 mi (34.9 km) away.

Where to stay around Leesburg?

Our 2019 property listings offer a large selection of 216 vacation rentals near Leesburg. From 90 Houses to 33 Cabins, find a unique house rental for you to enjoy a memorable stay with your family and friends. The best places to stay near Leesburg for a holiday or a weekend are on HomeAway.

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

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

  • Leesburg Corner Premium Outlets: 197 vacation rentals
  • Morven Park: 190 vacation rentals
  • Tarara Winery: 176 vacation rentals
  • White's Ferry: 220 vacation rentals
  • Dodona Manor: 189 vacation rentals

But there are many other points of interest around Leesburg 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 Leesburg?

Yes, of course. HomeAway has 90 Houses in Leesburg. Our other popular types of vacation rentals in Leesburg include:

  • Cabins: 33 rentals available
  • Cottages: 33 rentals available
  • Condos/Apartments: 31 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 Leesburg?

Yes, you can select your preferred vacation rental with pool among our 58 vacation rentals with pool available in Leesburg. Please use our search bar to access the selection of vacation rentals available.

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