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Restored 1840 House with Gardens in Historic Downtown

Bedrooms 4
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 - 5 nights


Minimum Stay
2 - 5 nights

About the property

House, 4 Bedrooms, 4 Baths, (Sleeps 8)

Just blocks from Washington & Lee University and Virginia Military Institute, historic Middleton House offers privacy and seclusion in the heart of picturesque downtown Lexington. This handsome residence, with extensive fenced gardens, combines period taste--including antiques, art, and original c.1840 colors--with modern comfort. A sunny sitting room, generous dining room, and eat-in kitchen overlooking the garden provide an ideal setting for relaxing and entertaining. Bedrooms have excellent mattresses, high-quality linens, and their own bathrooms.

Without getting in a car, guests enjoy cooking locally grown foods from the Lexington Farmer's Market down the street, shopping in Lexington's vibrant downtown, walking the beautiful Woods Creek Trail nearby, and lounging on the wide screened porch. Middleton House is the perfect place for a get-away vacation, a party, a wedding reception, or a reunion. For comments from the Middleton House guestbook, please see our posted reviews.

Keywords: Historic,house

More Details

Peter Sils
Member since: 2010
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few days
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
February 22, 2017

Guestbook comments from the owner

Outstanding. See you next year!!
Jul 2013
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Lexington House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
  • Housekeeper Optional
Floor Area:
  • 3500 sq. ft.
  • 3 stories
Location Type:
  • Downtown
  • River
  • Historic
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning
  • Alarm Clock
  • Basic Soaps
  • Broadband Access
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace
  • Firewood
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Laundry Soap
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Local Maps
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Mobile Phone
  • Paper Towels
  • Parking ...
  • Parking Off Street
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wood Fireplace
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Blender
  • Catering Available
  • Coffee Grinder
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Grill
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • Dining Room
  • seating for 10 people
  • 4 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 -
    Bathroom 2 -
    Bathroom 3 -
    Bathroom 4 -
  • 4
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Queen size Beds (3), Twin or Single Beds (2)
  • Books
  • Books for Adults
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Games for Kids
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television ...
  • Lanai / Gazebo
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Porch / Veranda
  • Screen Porch / Veranda
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair accessible
Onsite Services:
  • Massage
  • Private Chef
  • arboretum
  • autumn foliage
  • caves
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • coin laundry
  • forests
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theater
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • theme parks
  • waterfalls
  • winery tours
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • horseback riding
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cross country skiing
  • cycling
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • golf privileges optional
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • skiing
  • spelunking
  • swimming
  • tennis


Exceptional! 5/5 -
(8 traveler reviews)

Restored 1840 House with Gardens in Historic Downtown
average rating of 5.0 based on 38 reviews
New York, New York

Perfect house for a group getaway

  • 5 of 5

The pictures somehow don't do this house justice - the interior is beautiful, clean, and welcoming with plenty of room for our group (4 couples). The house is located right in town with most places within walking distance. Peter was a very welcoming host - check in and check out were seamless. Overall the house is a perfect mix of historic charm and modern amenities where it counts (kitchen, bathrooms). Highly recommend!

  • Submitted: Jan 3, 2017
  • Stayed: Dec 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Beautiful historic home in charming Lexington

  • 5 of 5

This was a fantastic home for our family to celebrate Thanksgiving away from home. We had plenty of space to gather to play games or watch movies, but there was also space to spread out. The kitchen was fantastic, I loved the stove--cooked a perfect turkey! We would love to stay again in the future.

  • Submitted: Dec 5, 2016
  • Stayed: Nov 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Fantastic home! Great location!

  • 5 of 5

We were in town for a horse show at the Virginia Horse Center -- this house was perfect. Town is so close to the show grounds. House is beautiful. It was so great to come home to and enjoy the quiet backyard. And so many wonderful restaurants within walking distance. I can't wait to come back to the horse show grounds just to stay here.

  • Submitted: Aug 16, 2015
  • Stayed: Aug 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Hampton Roads

Comfortable and convenient

  • 5 of 5

Our group of 3 couples rented this house for a weekend in Feb and the property was a perfect fit. The bedrooms were all extremely comfortable and offered us the privacy we wanted, while the kitchen, dining room, and other living spaces were great for hanging out. The owner has done a fantastic job restoring the property - tastefully decorated and extremely well equipped. The location of the property was also excellent - we never had to fight for parking when going to dinner or breakfast. Everything, including W&L, was within walking distance. Definitely the best rental in Lex. I look forward to booking again the next time I visit.

  • Submitted: Mar 6, 2015
  • Stayed: Feb 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Columbia, MD

Wonderful Stay

  • 5 of 5

We rented this property in July for 5 nights. It was a beautiful house, wonderfully decorated, fully equipped, and the owner has thought of so many thoughtful finishing touches. It had all the comforts of home. When we arrived the home was immaculate, and everything was ready for us. The location was perfect, we could walk into town for dinner or coffee in the morning. When we had a question during our stay, the owner, who we so enjoyed meeting, was very responsive and helpful. We highly recommend this rental and hope to come back to visit.

  • Submitted: Aug 1, 2012
  • Stayed: Jul 2012
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Best Rental in Lexington

  • 5 of 5

We rented for our nephews VMI graduation. This house is everything the listing states and more. Best home we have ever rented in Lexington. So well suited for a family event and so close to everything in town. Home is beautiful inside and out. We so enjoyed all the spacious rooms, the wonderfully decorated bedrooms , the chef's kitchen , the large fenced in yard and the screened in porch which is perfect for celebrating. The owner's did not miss a thing in this home!

  • Submitted: May 17, 2011
  • Stayed: May 2011
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
52 Miles
Roanoke Regional Airport
Nearest Barpub
0.09 Miles
The Palms
Nearest Golf
1.78 Miles
Lexington Golf & Country Club
Nearest Train
36 Miles
Nearest Motorway
1.94 Miles
Interstates 81 and 64
Nearest Ski
49.9 Miles
The Homestead
Car: not necessary


Rates & Availability

Lexington House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
Spring High Season
Mar 31 2017 - Jul 9 2017
2 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add $45 per night, per additional guest
2017 W&L Graduation
May 21 2017 - May 25 2017
5 night minimum stay
Flat fee
2017 Fall High Season
Sep 1 2017 - Nov 27 2017
2 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add $45 per night, per additional guest
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add $45 per night, per additional guest

Additional information about rental rates

Tax Rate 13.0%

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