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VIRGINIA L E X I N G T O N , B U E N A V I S TA & ROCKBRIDGE COUNTY

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Welcome Lexington & the Rock bridge Area MORE THAN YOU’D EX PECT.

Visit one of our three visitor centers to make the most of your time in Lexington, Buena Vista and Rockbridge County! Each visitor center is staffed by helpful travel counselors who are happy to provide you with maps, brochures, restaurant menus and accommodation information.

Table of Contents ATTRACTIONS .................4-10

HOTELS ............................18-19

GUIDE SERVICE & SHOPPING ...........................9

DINING .............................20-23

CAMPING ...............................11

MAP OF DOWNTOWN BUENA VISTA ......................26

BED & BREAKFASTS & COUNTRY INNS .......12-13

MAP OF DOWNTOWN LEXINGTON ..........................28

CABINS, COTTAGES & GUEST HOUSES ...........14-16

MAP OF ROCKBRIDGE COUNTY ..........................32-33

Advertiser Index ATTRACTIONS / SHOPS Amish Cupboard.......................27 The Antique Mall ......................24 Cocoa Mill.................................24 The Devil’s Backbone ................34 Downtown Buena Vista ............27 Downtown Lexington...............38 Duke’s Lexington Antique Center .........................24 George C. Marshall Museum.....37 Glen Maury Park / The Vista Links..........................27 Haunted Monster Museum.......30 Haunting Tales Ghost Tour ........30 Hull’s Drive-In...........................24 Lee Chapel & Museum..............34 Lexington Carriage Company ...34 The Natural Bridge of Virginia ..25 Natural Bridge Zoo ...................31 Orchardside Yarn Shop..............34 Rockbridge Vineyard ................34 Stonewall Jackson House .........36 Uncorked-Wine For All Seasons ..........................27

Virginia Military Institute Museum.....................36 Virginia Safari Park ...................35 RESTAURANTS Archway Grill .............................25 Bistro On Main .........................30 Colonial Dining Room...............25 Ice Cream & Fudge Shop........... 25 Just Kay’s..................................24 Niko’s Grille ..............................30 The Palms ................................29 Red Hen/Pure Eats....................41 Summerhouse Café ..................25 Southern Inn Restaurant ......... 29 B&BS / CABINS 1868 Magnolia House Inn ........ 40 Alexander-Withrow House ....... 39 Amanda’s Cabins ......................41 Applewood Inn ........................40 Autumn Ridge Cottages ..........40 A B&B at Llewellyn Lodge ........ 37 Brierley Hill ..............................40 Greystone Cabin .......................41

Herring Hall..............................24 Historic Country Inns ................39 House Mountain Inn.................41 Maple Hall................................39 McCampbell Inn .......................39 Osceola Mill..............................41 South River Highlands..............39 Stoneridge Bed & Breakfast ..... 40 HOTELS /MOTELS Best Western Inn at Hunt Ridge ...42 Best Western Lexington Inn .....42 Budget Inn – Natural Bridge .... 43 Comfort Inn..............................42 Country Inn & Suites ................43 Days Inn – U.S. 11 North ..........43 Days Inn – Raphine ..................43 Economy Inn ............................38 Hampton Inn Col Alto ...............29 Holiday Inn Express .................42 Natural Bridge Hotel ................25 Quality Inn ...............................43 Red Carpet Inn .........................43 Relax Inn .................................43 Sleep Inn & Suites ....................43

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Lexington Visitor Center 106 E. Washington St, Lexington, VA 24450. (540) 463-3777. (877) 453-9822. Located in downtown Lexington with free visitor parking and self-guided walking tour maps. Open daily 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Jun-Aug: daily 8am-6pm. Buena Vista Visitor Center 595 East 29th Street, Buena Vista, VA 24416. (540) 261-8004. Located off the Blue Ridge Parkway with an emphasis on outdoor recreation information. Open daily 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Dec-Mar: Fri-Sun 10 a.m.-4 p.m. (Closed when the Parkway is closed) Natural Bridge Information Desk 15 Appledore Lane, Natural Bridge, VA 24578. Conveniently located in the Natural Bridge Gift Shop with ample parking even for RVs. Lexington and the Rockbridge Area Tourism extends a very special thank you to all the participants of the annual Tourism Photography Contest. Entries from the following photographers are printed in the 2012 Visitor Guide: Hysen & Bretty Justo (Cover Shot - Southern Virginia University), Jay Gilliam (page 3 - Country Road), Edward Gorlin (page 8 - Wade’s Mill), Thomas Blevins (page 10 - Fishing), Steven Shires (page 11 Canoeing), Michele Fletcher (page 15 - Balloon Rally). For information on the 2013 Tourism Photography Contest, contact (540) 463-3777 or marketing@lexingtonvirginia.com

www.lexingtonvirginia.com Toll Free (877) 453-9822 Look for these icons throughout the 2012 Visitor Guide to help in planning your visit: Wheelchair Accessible

Wedding Friendly

Pets Welcome

Breakfast

Buses/Groups

Fitness Facility

WiFi Swimming Pool

Laundry Playground Gift Shop

Children Welcome

Meeting Facilities

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HISTORICAL

Brownsburg Museum

2716 Brownsburg Tpk, Brownsburg. (540) 348-1600. www.brownsburgva.org This amazing community run museum is in the heart of the picturesque Village of Brownsburg. Free. Open Sat 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Sun 1 p.m.-4 p.m.

Cyrus McCormick Farm

Lee Chapel, Washington & Lee University

ROCKBRIDGE AREA

Attractions Come and experience all that the Lexington, Buena Vista and Rockbridge area has to offer.

Visit us on the web at www.lexingtonvirginia.com Stonewall Jackson House

128 McCormick Farm Cir, Raphine. (540) 377-2255. www.arec.vaes.vt.edu/shenandoah-valley Home of Cyrus McCormick, inventor of the mechanical grain reaper. Beautiful grounds, small museum, grist mill, nature trail and picnic area. Free. Open daily 8 a.m.-5 p.m. Closed during inclement weather.

Downtown Buena Vista See our ad on page 27 2110 Magnolia Ave, Buena Vista. (540) 261-6436. www.buenavistabusiness.com Nestled at the foot of the Blue Ridge Mountains. Beautiful Victorian houses and storefronts line the scenic streets. Locally-owned shops offer Virginia wines, formal wear, art, antiques and more! Downtown Lexington

See our ad on page 38 100 E Washington St, Lexington. (540) 463-5375. www.downtownlexington.com Lexington’s carefully preserved downtown is on the State and National Registers of Historic Places. Shops offer fine art, Virginia-made gifts, jewelry and more! Chamber of Commerce gift certificates available.

George C. Marshall Museum

See our ad on page 37 VMI Parade Ground, Lexington. (540) 463-2083. www.marshallfoundation.org George Marshall – our first 5 star general; “organizer of victory” in WWII; Korean War; Marshall Plan; Nobel Peace Prize. Adults: $5, Seniors (65+): $3, Students: $2, Children (under 12): Free. Open Tue-Sat 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Sun 1 p.m.-5 p.m.

Lee Chapel & Museum

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See our ad on page 34 Washington and Lee University, Lexington. (540) 458-8768. www.leechapel.wlu.edu Burial site of Robert E. Lee, Lee Chapel houses the Peale portrait of Washington plus other Lee and Washington artifacts. Adults: $5, Children: $3. Open Apr-Oct: Mon-Sat 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Sun 1 p.m.-5 p.m. Nov-Mar: Mon-Sat 9 a.m.-4 p.m. Sun 1 p.m.-4 p.m. Closed for major holidays and university events – please call ahead.

Lexington Carriage Company

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See our ad on page 34 Corner of Varner Ln & Washington St. (540) 463-5647. www.lexcarriage.com Discover Lexington with the relaxing rhythm of hoofbeats – learn about our unique history and lore via horse-drawn carriage! Adults: $16, Seniors (65+): $14, Children (7-13): $7, Children (4-6): $4, Children (under 3): Free. Open Apr-Oct: Daily 11 a.m.-4:30 p.m. Jun-Aug: Daily 10 a.m.-5:30 p.m.

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ATTRACTIONS Stonewall Jackson Memorial Cemetery Downtown Buena Vista

Virginia Military Institute

Museum of Military Memorabilia

122 ½ S. Main St, Lexington. (540) 464-3041. A unique exhibition dedicated to all who have worn a uniform in the service of their country. American, British, International. Adults: $3, Children (under 12): Free. Open Apr-Oct: Wed-Fri 12 p.m.-5 p.m. Sat 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Nov-Mar: by appointment.

Rockbridge Historical Society

101 E. Washington St, Lexington. (540) 464-1058. www.rockhist.org Virginia’s oldest, largest county historical society. Museum, reference library, genealogical resources, maps, picnic area and gardens. Free. Open by appointment.

Stonewall Jackson Memorial Cemetery

S. Main St, Lexington. Buried in the cemetery are Stonewall Jackson, 144 Confederate veterans, two Virginia governors and Margaret Junkin Preston. Free. Open daily dawn-dusk.

Virginia Military Institute

Letcher Ave, Lexington. (540) 464-7230. www.vmi.edu America’s oldest state-supported military college, offering daily cadet-guided tours and regular full-dress cadet parades FREE to visitors.

Sam Houston Wayside

Virginia Military Institute Museum See our ad on page 36 Jackson Memorial Hall, 415 Letcher Ave, Lexington. (540) 464-7334. www.vmi.edu/museum Featuring the history and alumni of VMI. Includes Stonewall Jackson’s horse and uniforms and the Henry Stewart Antique Firearms Collection. Open daily 9 a.m.-5 p.m. (Closed Thanksgiving Day and Christmas to New Year’s Day).

Southern Virginia University

Wade’s Mill

Route 11 N, Lexington. A monument of Texas pink granite honors the birthplace in Rockbridge County of Sam Houston, former governor of Tennessee and Texas. Free. Open daily dawn-dusk.

One University Hill Dr, Buena Vista (540) 261-8400. www.svu.edu An independent liberal arts college educating students in a Latter-Day Saints environment. Founded as Bowling Green Female Seminary in 1867.

Stonewall Jackson House

See our ad on page 36 8 E. Washington St, Lexington (540) 463-2552. www.stonewalljackson.org Discover the man who became a legend! Guided house tours on the hour and half hour. Restored 19th century garden. Adults: $8, Youth (6-17): $6, Children (under 6): Free! Open Mar-Dec: Mon-Sat 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Sun 1 p.m.-5 p.m. (Last tour 4:30 p.m.) Closed Jan-Feb.

55 Kennedy-Wade’s Mill Loop, Raphine (540) 348-1400. (800) 290-1400. www.wadesmill.com Working water-powered mill and gift shop on the National Register of Historic Places. Kitchenware, gift shop, stone-ground flours. Free. Open Apr-Dec: Wed-Sat 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Sun 1 p.m.-5 p.m. ( Jun-Aug: closed Sun)

Washington and Lee University

204 W. Washington St, Lexington. (540) 458-8400. www.wlu.edu Small liberal arts university emphasizing scholarship, civility, honor and leadership. Boasts a top-ranked law school and accredited business school. Lexington, Buena Vista & Rockbridge County Official Visitors Guide

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Foamhenge

FAMILY FUN

Image Credit: Virginia Tourism Corporation

Route 11 S, Natural Bridge. www.monstersanddinosaurs.com Originally built as an April Fool’s Day prank, this foam replica of Stonehenge is a fun, free roadside attraction. Free. Open daily dawn-dusk.

The Natural Bridge

Virginia Horse Center

Glen Maury Park

See our ad on page 27 101 Maury Park Dr, Buena Vista. (540) 261-7321. www.glenmaurypark.com 315-acre park offering camping, swimming, fishing, picnic pavilions, hiking, playgrounds, ball fields and an 18-hole championship golf course. Open daily dawn-dusk.

Haunting Tales – Lexington’s Ghost Tour

See our ad on page 30 Meets outside the Lexington Visitor Center (106 E. Washington St). (540) 464-2250. www.monstersanddinosaurs.com Enjoy ghost tales and a downtown candlelit walk following the footsteps of Generals Lee and Jackson. Adults: $13, Seniors (65+): $10, Children (6-12): $6. Reservations required. Operates Memorial Day-Halloween. Call for days and times.

Hull’s Drive-In Theatre

See our ad on page 24 2367 N. Lee Hwy, Lexington. (540) 463-2621. www.hullsdrivein.com Rockbridge area’s best value for family-friendly entertainment since 1950! Kids free and pets welcome. Full concessions menu. Adults: $6, Children (under 11): Free. Open Apr-Oct: Fri-Sun: gate opens at 7 p.m., first movie begins at dusk.

The Natural Bridge of Virginia Hull’s Drive-In Theatre

See our ad on page 25 US 11 & 130, Natural Bridge. (540) 291-2121. (800) 533-1410. www.naturalbridgeva.com Immense natural wonder and nature trail; indoor butterfly garden; Native American village; wax and toy museums. Discounts with Natural Bridge Hotel packages. Adults: $18, Children (5-12): $10. Open daily 9 a.m.-dusk.

The Natural Bridge Caverns

See our ad on page 25 US 11 & 130, Natural Bridge. (540) 291-2121. (800) 533-1410. www.naturalbridgeva.com Descend 34 stories; explore with a guide the east coast’s deepest caverns. Walking shoes suggested. Discount with The Natural Bridge admission. Adults: $14, Children (5-12): $9. Open Mar-Nov: daily 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Mid Apr-Labor Day: daily 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Closed Dec-Feb. 6

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See our ad on page 35 229 Safari Ln, Natural Bridge. (540)291-3205. www.virginiasafaripark.com 180 Acre Drive-Thru Adventure featuring over 1,000 free roaming animals from around the world. Come feed, pet and enjoy! Contact for current pricing. Open daily Mar 10-Nov 25. Mar 10-Memorial Day: daily 9 a.m.-5 p.m. (last car at 4 p.m.). Jun-Labor Day: daily 9 a.m.-6 p.m. (last car at 5 p.m.). Sep-Nov 25: daily 9 a.m.-5 p.m. (last car at 4 p.m.).

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Virginia Safari Park Virgina Safari Park

LIVE MUSIC AND ARTS

Clark’s Ole Time Music Center Natural Bridge Speedway

168 N Drywell Rd, Natural Bridge. (540) 291-2856. www.nbspeedway.com The fastest 3/8 mile dirt track in the Shenandoah Valley! Racing most every Saturday night from April to October. Check website for pricing and schedule.

Natural Bridge Zoo

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5784 S Lee Hwy, Natural Bridge. (540) 291-2420. www.naturalbridgezoo.com African elephant rides, white tigers, mountain lions, monkeys, giraffe, zebra, camels, exotic birds, baby animals, petting zoo. Baby tiger photos. Adults: $12, Seniors (65+): $10, Children (3-12): $8. Open Mar-May: daily 9 a.m.-6 p.m. Jun-Aug: daily 9 a.m.-7 p.m. Sep-Nov: daily 9 a.m.-5 p.m.

Professor Cline’s Haunted Monster Museum & Dinosaur Kingdom

See our ad on page 30

US 11 & 130, Natural Bridge. (540) 464-2253. www.monstersanddinosaurs.com All-inclusive haunted house with Dark Maze & Dinosaur Kingdom. Family oriented with “no scare” tours available. Adults: $9.95, Children (5-12): $5.95. Open Memorial Day-Halloween. Call for days and times.

Rockbridge Rapids Baseball

1288 Ridge Rd, Raphine. (540) 377-2490. Old time mountain music, bluegrass music and dancing (two-step, flatfoot, waltz). Family atmosphere. Adults: $8, Children (under 12): Free. Open Fri: 7:30 p.m.-10 p.m..

Lenfest Center for the Arts

204 W. Washington St, Lexington. (540) 458-8000. http://lenfest.wlu.edu The Lenfest Center for the Arts is a facility designed to accommodate and present performing arts including theater, dance and music. Check website for performance times and fees.

The Reeves Center

Washington and Lee University, Lexington. (540) 458-8034. http://reevescenter.wlu.edu The Reeves Center displays a wide collection of Chinese export porcelain, European ceramics and the paintings of Louise Herreshoff. Free. Open Mon-Fri 9 a.m.-4 p.m.

Theater at Lime Kiln

607 Borden Rd, Lexington. (540) 463-7088. www.theateratlimekiln.com Enjoy live theatre and concerts “under the stars” among the ruins of a nineteenth century limestone quarry. Check website for performance times and fees. Natural Bridge Zoo

Smith Field, Washington and Lee University. (540) 462-7521. www.rockbridgerapids.com The Rapids are a college all-star team that play in a wood bat summer league. Join us for family entertainment. Adults: $5, Children (under 10): Free. Check website for game schedule.

Virginia Horse Center

487 Maury River Rd, Lexington. (540) 464-2950. www.horsecenter.org One of the world’s leading equestrian facilities with ~100 events annually! Most events are free. Check website for event schedule. Lexington, Buena Vista & Rockbridge County Official Visitors Guide

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ATTRACTIONS Rockbridge Vineyard

Wade’s Mill

TASTINGS Blue Lab Brewing Company NEW ! 123 S. Randolph St, Lexington.

(540) 458-0146. www.bluelabbrewing.com Superior handcrafted micro-brewery. Tasting room offers samples of beers on tap. Buy beer by the growler or keg. Tastings: Wed, Fri, Sat. Check website for tasting schedule.

Devils Backbone Outpost Brewery NEW! See our ad on page 34

50 Northwind Ln, Lexington. (540) 462-6200. www.devilsbackbonebeer.com Brewhouse tours and tastings starting in Spring 2012. Check our website.

Lexington Coffee Roasters NEW ! 2345 N. Lee Hwy, Lexington.

(540) 462-3990. www.lexingtoncoffee.com Taste coffees with national award-winning roasters and learn how to select and brew a great cup at home! Check website for tasting schedule. (Bean sales: Mon-Fri 10 a.m.-4 p.m.)

ORCHARDS & GARDENS Boxerwood Nature Center & Woodland Garden

963 Ross Rd, Lexington. (540) 463-2697. www.boxerwood.org 31 acre collection of horticulture that serves as platform for exploration of our environment. Fun and educational for all ages. Open daily dawn-dusk.

Orchardside Berry Farm

See our ad on page 34 273 Raphine Rd, Raphine. (540) 348-5220. www.orchardsideyarnshop.com Pick your own thornless blackberries. Open Jul-Sep: Tue-Sat 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Sun: 1 p.m.-5 p.m.

Virginia Gold Orchard

100 Asian Pear Way, Natural Bridge. (540) 291-1481. www.virginiagoldorchard.com Producer of gourmet Asian pears, jujubes and chestnuts. Free tastings in season. Mail order gift boxes available. Picnic pavilion available. Open Aug-Nov: daily 10 a.m.-5 p.m. (closed Tue).

Lexington Valley Vineyard

80 Norton Way, Rockbridge Baths (540) 462-2974. www.lexingtonvalleyvineyard.com Bring a picnic and enjoy beautiful scenery as you relax on the winery’s deck. Free tastings of handcrafted Virginia wines! Tastings May-Oct: Fri-Sun 12 p.m.-6 p.m. or all year by appointment.

Rockbridge Vineyard

See our ad on page 34 35 Hill View Ln, Raphine (540) 377-6204. (888) 511-9463. www.rockbridgevineyard.com The fruition of a dream to make fine wine in Virginia. Knowledgeable and friendly staff offers tours and wine-tastings year-round. Groups (10+): $5. Open Tue-Sat 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Sun-Mon 12 p.m.-5 p.m. 8

Haunting Tales Ghost Tour

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SCENIC DRIVES Blue Ridge Parkway

(828) 298-0398. www.blueridgeparkway.org “America’s Favorite Scenic Drive” offers overlooks, trails, picnic and camping areas for those traveling by car, motorcycle or bicycle. Three access points in Rockbridge County. Free. Closed during inclement weather.

Rockbridge Motorcycle Rides

(540) 463-3777. (877) 453-9822. www.lexingtonvirginia.com/cycle.htm. Soak up the scenery or hug the curves in Rockbridge County! Visit the website or request a free brochure of suggested motorcycle rides.

Route 39 - Appalachian Waters Scenic Byway

(540) 463-3777. (877) 453-9822. www.scenic39.com Follow Route 39 to Goshen Pass where you can enjoy stunning views from your car or get out to hike, swim or kayak. Visit the website or request a free brochure.

Scenic view from the Blue Ridge Parkway

Wilderness Road

www.virginia.org/wildernessroad 43 million Americans have ancestors that migrated along the Wilderness Road. Blaze your own trail of discovery along today’s Route 11 and relive America’s unique history and heritage.

GUIDE SERVICE Lexington and Rockbridge Area Tourism See our ad on page 38 (540) 463-3777. (877) 453-9822. www.lexingtonvirginia.com FREE itinerary-building assistance, dining and lodging recommendations and promotional materials. Guide service also available for individuals, schools and motorcoach buses. $25/hour per guide (2 hour min). Doc’s Guide Service

(540) 463-4501 wwilmore@ntelos.net Complete professional guide service. Any size group. Specializing in historic, Civil War, architecture and scenic tours. Available on short notice. $20/hour per guide regardless of group size (2 hour min).

Lexington Heritage Walking Tours

(540) 261-2106. www.lexheritagetours.com Educational and entertaining walking tour of Lexington by historian and Civil War re-enactor, Frederick Bloom. Individual and group tours welcome. $20/person year round, rain or shine. Reservations required.

Virginia Heritage Tours

(540) 949-7140. (800) 526-0690. Tours of Lexington guided by award-winning Civil War author and film producer, Richard G. Williams, Jr. Tours focus on religious heritage. Open by appointment. Adults: $25. Children (10+): $12.

SHOPPING Amish Cupboard See our ad on page 27 2265 Beech Ave, Buena Vista. (540) 264-0215. www.theamishcupboard.com Amish-style bulk food and fresh deli in Buena Vista! Open Mon-Fri 10 a.m.-7pm. Sat 10 a.m.-3 p.m. Cocoa Mill Chocolatier

See our ad on page 24 123 West Nelson St, Lexington. (800) 421-6220. (540) 464-8400. www.cocoamill.com Nationally recognized maker of premium chocolate confections. Open Mon-Sat 10 a.m.-5 p.m.

Duke’s Lexington Antique Center

See our ad on page 24 1495 Lee Hwy, Lexington. (540) 463-9511. www.shenandoahvalleyweb.com/lac Over 200+ antique dealers and consigners offering everything from A to Z! Plenty of parking even for RVs! Open 9 a.m.-6 p.m., 365 days a year.

Orchardside Yarn Shop

See our ad on page 34 273 Raphine Rd, Raphine. (540) 348-5220. www.orchardsideyarnshop.com Offering yarns from around the world. Open Tue-Sat 10 a.m.-5 p.m. 2nd & 4th Sun 1 p.m.-5 p.m.

The Antique Mall See our ad on page 24 760 N. Lee Hwy, Lexington. (540) 464-5555. 40,000 square feet of hard-to-find, interesting antiques and stuff. Open Mon-Sat 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Sun 11 a.m.-6 p.m. Uncorked – Wines For All Reasons See our ad on page 27 2013 Magnolia Ave, Buena Vista. (540) 261-9463. www.uncorked-va.com Unique wine and gourmet shop with an eclectic assortment of wines, craft & imported beers, gourmet foods, cheeses, whole bean coffees, chocolate and more! Open Mon-Fri 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Sat 11 a.m.-6 p.m.

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ATTRACTIONS

ROCKBRIDGE AREA

Attractions Come and experience all that the Lexington, Buena Vista and Rockbridge area have to offer.

Visit us on the web at www.lexingtonvirginia.com Trout fishing on the Maury River

The Glorious Twelfth

1455 Brownsburg Tpk, Fairfield. (540) 348-6214. A unique English sporting clay school offering tuition to the novice and experienced shooter. Groups and corporate events welcome. Open by appointment. Mon-Sat 9 a.m.-5 p.m.

NEW!

Tish Vest Horseback Riding Applewood Llama Trekking

Galloping Path, Natural Bridge. (540) 570-3718. Offering trail rides and riding lessons. No experience necessary. By reservation.

Twin River Outfitters

OUTDOOR ADVENTURES Applewood Llama Trekking

See our ad on page 40 242 Tarn Beck Ln, Lexington. (540) 463-1962. (800) 463-1902. www.applewoodbb.com 1½-2 hour hike with a llama over hilltops with beautiful views and through woods with wildflowers. Inn guests half price. $28 per person. Open summer: Mon, Wed, Sat 9:30 a.m. Rest of year: Mon, Wed, Sat 10 a.m.

101 Maury River Dr, Buena Vista. (540) 261-7334. www.canoevirginia.net Canoeing, kayaking, rafting and tubing on the Maury and James Rivers. $15-$40 per day. By reservation.

Wilderness Canoe Company, LLC

631 James River Rd, Natural Bridge Station. (540) 291-2295. www.wildernesscanoe.biz Outfitting individuals, families and groups for canoe, kayak and tubing on the upper James River. Adults: $35. Open daily 9 a.m.-3 p.m.

GOLF

Gems of Rockbridge Geocaching Trail

(540) 463-3777. (877) 453-9822. www.blueridgegeocaching.com Free fun for the whole family! Participate in this high-tech treasure hunt using GPS coordinates to locate hidden geocaches. GPS units available on loan at the Lexington Visitor Center.

John Roberts’ Flyfishing, LLC

See our ad on page 37 603 S. Main St, Lexington. (540) 463-3235. (800) 882-1145. www.vatrout.com Outstanding catch and release trout fishing. Introductory to expert levels, equipment provided, lodging available. Group/corporate outings. Gift certificates. $275-$520. Open all year by appointment.

The Vista Links See our ad on page 27 100 Vista Links Dr, Buena Vista. (540) 261-4653. www.thevistalinks.com 18-hole, par 72 links-style championship course designed by Rick Jacobsen. Bentgrass greens, fairways and tees. Panoramic views of Blue Ridge. Adults: $35, Children: $20. Open 8 a.m.-6 p.m. The Vista Links

Quail Ridge Sporting Clays

336 Murat Rd, Lexington. (540) 463-1800. A sporting Clays course that throws various types of targets at different speeds and distances for a challenging shooting course. $30 per round of 100. $23 per round of 50. (shotguns needed). Open by appointment. Fri-Sat 9 a.m.-6 p.m. Sun 12 p.m.-6 p.m. 10

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CAMPING ATTRACTIONS

ROCKBRIDGE AREA

Camping Come and experience all that the Lexington, Buena Vista and Rockbridge area have to offer.

Visit us on the web at www.lexingtonvirginia.com Cave Mountain Lake Recreation Area

Enjoy an area campground

811 Cave Mountain Rd, Natural Bridge Station. (540) 291-2188. www.fs.fed.us/r8/gwj National Forest recreational area featuring a small lake with sand beach, swimming, hiking, camping, picnicking. Camping reservations (877) 444-6777 or www.recreation.gov. 41 tent sites. $15.

Glen Maury Park Campground See our ad on page 27 101 Maury Park Dr, Buena Vista. (540) 261-7321. www.glenmaurypark.com 315 acre park offering 18 hole championship golf course, swimming, tennis, ball fields, fishing, picnic pavilions, hiking trails and playgrounds. 100 tent sites, 42 full hook-up sites. $22-$30.

Natural Bridge/Lexington KOA Campground

214 Kildeer Ln, Natural Bridge. (540) 291-2770. (800) 562-8514. www.naturalbridgekoa.com In the heart of the Shenandoah Valley surrounded by Blue Ridge and Allegheny Mountains. Clean restrooms, cabins, cable, WiFi, pet playground. 25 tent sites, 31 full hook-up sites. $25-$49.

Virginia Horse Center

487 Maury River Road, Lexington. (540) 464-2950. www.horsecenter.org The Virginia Horse Center is unparalleled in the equine world. Come and see for yourself! 10 tent sites, 86 full hook-up sites. $30.

Wilderness Canoe Company

631 James River Rd, Natural Bridge Station. (540) 291-2295. www.wildernesscanoe.biz Large, private river-front campsites on the James River near Natural Bridge. We welcome individuals, families, groups, and pets. 7 tent sites. $30.

Yogi Bear’s Jellystone Park Camp-Resort

Lake Robertson Park

16 Recreation Ln, Natural Bridge Station. (540) 291-2727. (800) 258-9532. www.campnbr.com Family camping resort offering a waterslide, spray playground, jumping pillow, canoeing, tubing. Tent sites, large pull-thru sites and deluxe cabins. 62 tent sites, 155 full hook-up sites (30/50 amp). $35-$62.

106 Lake Robertson Dr, Lexington. (540) 463-4164. www.co.rockbridge.va.us 581 acre park featuring a 26 acre lake, boat rental, tennis court, hiking trails, swimming pool, picnic pavilion and more. 56 total tent and full hook-up sites. $24-$28.

Lee Hi Campground

2516 N. Lee Hwy, Lexington. (540) 463-3478. (800) 296-5344. www.leehi.com Pull-thru sites, 30/50 amp, bathhouse, restaurant, laundry, gas/diesel, RV service and dump station. 15 tent sites, 50 full hook-up sites. $15/$35.

Canoe on the Maury River

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ROCKBRIDGE AREA

Bed & Breakfasts & Country Inns

1868 Magnolia House Inn

See our ad on page 40

501 S. Main St, Lexington. (540) 463-2567. (866) 751-8664. www.magnoliahouseinn.com Historic inn selected by Frommer’s and Wall Street Journal; full breakfast, period ambiance, fireplaces, private baths, walk to everything! 5 rooms. $139-$209.

Alexander-Withrow House

See our ad on page 39 3 W. Washington St, Lexington. (540) 463-2044. (877) 283-9680. www.lexingtonhistoricinns.com Located in Lexington’s downtown historic district. Short walk to W&L, VMI, museums and shops. Listed on National Historic Landmark. 7 rooms. $110-$200.

Applewood Inn & Llama Trekking

See our ad on page 40 242 Tarn Beck Ln, Lexington. (540) 463-1962. (800) 463-1902. www.applewoodbb.com Eco-friendly inn on 36 hilltop acres. Porches, whirlpools, fireplaces, gardens, pool. Llama trekking, hiking. Dog and child friendly (8+). Midweek discounts. 3 rooms. $145-$165.

Blacksmith Inn 502 South Main B&B

See our ad on page 40

502 South Main St, Lexington. (540) 460-7353. (877) 768-9788. www.502southmain.com Located in historic Lexington, walking distance to shops, restaurants and colleges, this renovated 1885 residence offers finely appointed accommodations. 3 rooms. $159-$199.

A B&B at Llewellyn Lodge See our ad on page 37 603 S. Main St, Lexington. (540) 463-3235. www.LLodge.com Walkable to downtown. Blue Ribbon breakfasts. Kingsdown beds. Expert advice on outdoors and guided trout fishing trips available. Midweek discounts. 7 rooms. $85-$189. A B&B at Riders Rest

225 Alphin Ln, Lexington. (540) 463-9125. (800) 259-1393. www.ridersrestbandb.com Two miles from Lexington and half mile from the Horse Center situated on three acres with wonderful views of mountains. 4 rooms. $100-$145.

185 Orchardvale Way, Natural Bridge. (540) 291-4000. www.blacksmithinn-lexington.com Restaurant now open Mon-Fri for both guests and non-guests. 5 rooms. $120-$135.

Braford Cottage

19 Clay Brick Ln, Natural Bridge Station. (540) 291-2217. Beautifully furnished cottage. Porch with view of Blue Ridge Mountains. 2 rooms. $125/couple. $10/each additional person.

Brierley Hill Bed & Breakfast

See our ad on page 40 985 Borden Rd, Lexington. (540) 464-8421. www.brierleyhill.com Brierley Hill offers the best of both worlds…spectacular views of the Shenandoah Valley and only minutes from downtown Lexington. 6 rooms. $139-$379.

Enfield House B&B

401 Enfield Rd, Lexington. (540) 784-3477. www.enfieldhouse.com Quiet, park-like setting right in Lexington! Spacious home on two beautiful acres. Mountain views, gazebo. One mile from downtown Lexington. 2 rooms. $100-$125

Fox Hill Bed & Breakfast and Cottage Suites A Keep at Elephant Mountain

2631 Edgewood Rd, Buena Vista (540) 261-1141. www.elephantmountainbb.com Minutes to Blue Ridge Parkway and Lexington. Warm hospitality and gourmet breakfast. Midweek/off-season discounts. 2 rooms. $130-$195.

4383 Borden Grant Trl, Fairfield. (540) 377-9922. (800) 369-8005. www.foxhillbb.com This is it! Fabulous mountain views, 38 acres, walking trails, stream, spacious, immaculate rooms, three-course breakfast, comfort, privacy, porches, many amenities. 3 suites. $149-$179.

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Abigail Inn

See our ad on page 38 408 S. Main St, Lexington (540) 464-1444. www.abigailinn.com A premier bed and breakfast on Main Street in Lexington featuring six spacious suites and expansive dining and living rooms. 6 rooms. $140-$175. 12

Frog Hollow Bed & Breakfast

492 Greenhouse Rd, Lexington. (540) 463-5444. www.froghollowbnb.com Come stay with us and experience for yourself why so many guests have rated us highly on TripAdvisor. 3 rooms, 1 suite. $115-$160.

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Herring Hall

See our ad on page 24 154 Herring Hall Rd, Natural Bridge. (540) 460-3365. www.herringhall.com Grand lodging in antebellum elegance. One of the “Seven Hills of Rockbridge County.� A true southern gem. Over 45 years in hospitality. 3 rooms. $110-$150.

Historic Montillico

490 Agners Mill Rd, Lexington. (540) 264-0142. www.historicmontillico.com Elegantly restored plantation (1803) on 35 acres with spectacular mountain views. Southern hospitality. Period furnishing, but modern amenities. Private baths. 3 rooms. $125-$195

House Mountain Inn

See our ad on page 41 455 Lonesome Dove Trl, Lexington. (540) 464-4004. www.housemountaininn.com Mountain lodge offering suites with mountain views, fireplaces, private porches, hot tubs, hiking, horseback riding, fishing and relaxing. Restaurant onsite. 9 rooms. $138-$378.

Hummingbird Inn 30 Wood Ln, Goshen. (540) 997-9065. (800) 397-3214. www.hummingbirdinn.com Offers cozy, comfortable surroundings, beautiful grounds, next to a creek, wraparound porches, many amenities, great breakfasts, pet-friendly, outdoor activities nearby! 5 rooms. $145-$175.

Maple Hall Country Inn

See our ad on page 39 3111 N. Lee Hwy, Lexington. (540) 463-6693. (877) 283-9680. www.lexingtonhistoricinns.com Beautifully restored 1850 plantation home listed on National Historic Register. Pool, tennis, hiking and fishing. 22 rooms. $110-$200.

House Mountain Inn

Steeles Tavern Manor B&B

8400 N. Lee Hwy, Steeles Tavern. (540) 377-9261. (800) 895-6121. www.steelestavern.com Reopening Spring 2012. Rooms with double Jacuzzis, private baths, fireplaces, satellite tv and free internet. Sister property is Alpine Hideaway. 5 bedrooms.

Stoneridge Bed & Breakfast

See our ad on page 40 246 Stoneridge Ln, Lexington. (800) 491-2930. (540) 463-4090. www.stoneridge-inn.com 1829 home on 32 secluded acres minutes to Lexington. Enjoy quiet, peaceful setting, beautiful views, gourmet breakfasts and friendly atmosphere. 5 rooms. $90-$150.

Sugar Tree Inn Maury Heights Farm 1080 Maury River Rd, Lexington. (540) 463-7458. (540) 460-0950. www.mhfarm.com Country casual 2 bedroom plus den guest building offers idyllic setting 3 miles from Lexington and 1 mile from Horse Center. 2 rooms. $60-$90.

145 Lodge Trl, Vesuvius. (800) 377-2197. www.sugartreeinn.com Rustic elegance at 2,800 feet above the valley. Forty mile views, wood burning fireplaces, peace and tranquility. FULL breakfast each morning. 13 rooms. $148-$248.

McCampbell Inn

See our ad on page 39 11 N. Main St, Lexington. (540) 463-2044. (877) 283-9680. www.lexingtonhistoricinns.com Unique lodging in historic district. Short walk to W&L, VMI, museums and shops. Listed on National Historic Register. 16 rooms. $110-$185.

The Mangus House B&B

Osceola Mill Restaurant & Inn

Tranquility B&B and Yoga Retreat

See our ad on page 41 352 Tye River Tpke, Steeles Tavern. (540) 377-6455. www.osceolamill.com A National Geographic Traveler magazine cover featured inn with excellent TripAdvisor reviews. Full service fine dining restaurant on site. 4-5 rooms. $110-$130. pAd

347 Tye River Tpke, Vesuvius. (540) 377-9455. www.mangushouse.com 1873 Victorian farmhouse near Crabtree Falls and Blue Ridge Parkway. Furnished with antiques. Dinner included. 4 rooms. $100-$150.

955 Wide Gap Rd, Lexington. (540) 463-7308 www.tranquilitybandbinfo.com Beautiful Asian style straw bale home 15 min from Lexington. Small ponds, fountains and views. Furnished from world travels. 3 rooms. $110-120. Lexington, Buena Vista & Rockbridge County Official Visitors Guide

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Cabins, Cottages & Vacation Rentals

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1780 Stone House

Alpine Hideaway Cabins

1890 Historic Cottage

Altamont

708 N. Main St, Lexington. (540) 463-2521. www.1780stonehouse.com This 200 year old house awaits your visit to this historic and beautiful area. Become a part of its history! 1 BR + sleeper sofa, sleeps 4. $175-$225.

5 Hook Ln, Lexington. (757) 463-6850. www.lexingtonvarental.com 1890 historic cottage located on Main Street in Lexington, next to VMI and 10 minute walk to W&L and downtown. 2 BR, sleeps 4. $225.

1926 C & O Caboose

Natural Bridge. (540) 463-2521. www.guestcaboose.com This 1926 caboose restoration is a labor of love. It has all modern amenities plus a lovely patio. 1 BR, sleeps 2+. $175-$225.

A Cabin at The Highlands See our ad on page 39 Lexington. (540) 463-2593. www.southriverhighlands.com Private country setting on 200+ acres. Authentic 1775 cabin fully outfitted. Fireplace and grill. 1 BR, sleeps 4. $150.

Alone Mill Schoolhouse

1369 Turkey Hill Rd, Lexington. (540) 463-1164. www.vrbo.com/161565 Secluded restored schoolhouse on creek with Maury River access. Pool table, ping pong, basketball, TVs, games, kitchen, grill, washer/dryer. Family friendly! 3 BR, sleeps 8. $185-$265. 14

A cozy cabin in the woods

8400 N. Lee Hwy, Steeles Tavern. (800) 895-6121. www.alpinehideaway.com Secluded cabins on 51 acres with 80 mile panorama of mountains. King bed, fireplace, double Jacuzzi, hot tub, satellite TV, internet. 1 BR, sleeps 2. $218-$260.

304 Jackson Ave, Lexington. (540) 460-8410. www.altamontrentals.com Tastefully decorated guest house with the comforts and amenities of home. Situated in a quiet, historic residential neighborhood of Lexington. 3 BR, sleeps 6. $500/3 night min.

Amanda’s Cabins at Lazy Acres

See our ad on page 41 140 Lazy Acres Ln, Lexington. (540) 463-1636. www.lazyacrescabins.com Two luxury log cabins five miles from Lexington on 47 acre horse farm. Cabins are fully equipped with magnificent mountain views. 2 cabins, 2 BR each, sleeps 6 each. $125-$175.

Apartment on Morningside

432 Morningside Dr, Lexington. (540) 460-7961. www.morningsideapartment.blogspot.com Upstairs apartment with separate entrance, full kitchen, washer/dryer, sitting area, deck and covered porch. 15 minute walk to downtown. 2 BR, sleeps 4. $100 (2 night min).

Ashwood Hill Cottage

Dry Hollow Road, Rockbridge Baths. (540) 348-6326. (866) 263-4188. www.ashwoodhill.com A fully furnished log home, with two bedrooms, two baths, full kitchen, living room and hot tub on 31 acres. 2 BR, sleeps 5. $185-$210.

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Chessie Trail Chalet

Bare Farm Cabin

470 Freshwater Ln, Lexington. (540) 463-6760. (540) 460-3667. www.barefarmcabin.com A place that attracts happiness! Hand built log cabin on 250 acres, 3 miles from Lexington, 75 yards from Maury River. 2 BR + loft, sleeps 8. $175/couple. $40/each additional person.

Country Retreat at South River Highlands See our ad on page 39 Stuartsburg Rd, Buena Vista. (540) 463-2593. www.southriverhighlands.com Authentic, rustic log cabins on 250 acres with gorgeous views. Romantic getaway with luxury bedding minutes from Lexington. 4 cabins, 1-2.5 BR each. $140-$188.

Bre Hill Lodge

Courthouse Square Apartments

See our ad on page 40 Lexington. (540) 463-3387. (866) 900-3387. www.autumnridgecottages.com Three luxurious, fully equipped cottages on a secluded 40-acre ridge just minutes from downtown Lexington. 3 cabins, each designed for 1 or 2 adults only. $175-$225.

36 Bre Hill Dr, Lexington. (540) 463-6104. (540) 570-6105. www.brehilllodge.com Bre Hill Lodge is nestled in the woods only minutes from historical Lexington. 2 BR + loft, sleeps 6. $175/first night. $150/additional nights.

Buffalo Bend Lodge

15 Palfrey Ln, Glasgow. (540) 319-3374. www.welcome2lexington.com Everything you need to fish, canoe, relax. 4 miles south of Lexington on beautiful Buffalo Creek. Check website for availability. 3 BR, sleeps 9+. $125-$250.

Buffalo Creek at Lexington

10 Swink Ln, Lexington. (540) 570-9998. (540) 464-3922. www.postlets.com/rtpb/5094932 Buffalo Creek runs in front of this farmhouse set on four mostly wooded acres only 15 minute drive from Lexington. 4 BR, sleeps 10-12. $260-$210.

269 Old Buena Vista Rd, Lexington. (540) 463-2209. www.chessietrailchalet.intuitwebsites.com Less than one mile from W&L and VMI and two miles from the Virginia Horse Center. 2 BR, sleeps 6. $85-$150.

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Autumn Ridge Cottages

22 S. Main St, Lexington. (540) 319-3374. www.welcome2lexington.com Luxury corner apartment. Views! Walk to W&L, VMI, shopping and restaurants. Check website for availability. 2 BR, sleeps 6. $160-$220.

Dancing Bears Cottage

3189 Walkers Creek Rd, Middlebrook. (540) 348-6342. (540) 460-5750. www.vrbo.com/304614 Slow down and enjoy the ultimate relaxation in this secluded, picturesque area. Gaze at stars without the glare of city lights! 1 BR, sleeps 4. $180-$200.

Dr. Seuss

308 E. Washington St, Lexington. (540) 570-9998. (540) 464-3922. www.welcome2lexington.com Built in 1880, this 4 bedroom home retains its historic dignity with certain embellished structural eccentricities that give it antique charm. 4 BR, sleeps 8. $185-$150.

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Dutch Inn

114 W. Washington St, Lexington. (540) 319-3374. www.welcome2lexington.com Short walk to the campuses of W&L and VMI, downtown shops and restaurants. Suite with kitchen. Check our website for availability. 1 BR, sleeps 4. $135-$150.

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House Mountain Inn Cabin See our ad on page 41 455 Lonesome Dove Trl, Lexington. (540) 464-4004. www.housemountaininn.com Family cabin nestled far back in the mountains offering two bedrooms, equipped kitchen, family room, fireplace, hiking and fishing onsite. 2 BR, sleeps 12. $300. Lazy J Lodge Enjoy the area’s many hiking spots

Fox Hill Cottage Suites

4383 Borden Grant Trl, Fairfield. www.foxhillbb.com. (540) 377-9922. (800) 369-8005. The perfect place to unwind: awesome mountain views, 38 acres, trails, stream, satellite TV, porches/decks, fully-equipped kitchen – exceptional privacy! 3 cottages, 1-2 BR each, sleeps 4-5 each. $179.

Marlbrook Cottage

111 Marlbrook Ln, Buena Vista. (540) 570-9998. (540) 464-3922. www.marlbrookcottage.com Relax in a private, wooded setting. Stroll along a path to a scenic gazebo and goldfish pond far from daily pressures. 3 BR, sleeps 7. $200-$185.

Generals in Gray

Meadowood Farm Guest House

Greystone Cabins

Middleton House

Heartstone Lodge & Retreat Center

Mountain Pond House

60 Justin Ct, Buena Vista. (540) 570-9998. (540) 464-3922. www.generalsingray-logcabins.com Situated in a beautiful, tranquil mountain meadow, the cabins are perfect for a short getaway or an extended stay. 2 cabins, 1-2 BR each, sleeps 6-7 each. $190-$260.

See our ad on page 41 1288 Collierstown Rd, Lexington. (540) 463-5906. www.greystonecabins.com Cozy cabin, secluded, convenient to Lexington. Fully furnished, equipped. Comforts of home without the stress. Relaxing atmosphere and easy accessibility. 2 BR, sleeps 6. $135-$175.

See our ad on page 39 1366 Stuartsburg Rd, Buena Vista. (540) 463-2593. www.heartstoneretreat.com Remodeled dairy barn adventure on 32 acres. Large stone fireplace, hayloft lounge, 65 foot grapevine-covered pergola. 2 bedrooms in lodge; cottage; studio. 4 BR, sleeps 4-10. $110-$135.

Henry House

112 Henry St, Lexington. (540) 461-2542. www.vrbo.com/341949 Cozy, clean, well-appointed cottage. Walking distance to all Lexington. 2 BR, sleeps 7. $150+. of downtown Lexing 16

3372 Maury River Rd, Lexington. (540) 460-5555. www.lazyjlodge.com 150 year old granary. Wonderful place to relax and enjoy the countryside, wildlife and fishing pond. 2 BR, sleeps 9. $140/couple.

47 Meadowood Ln, Raphine. (540) 348-5359. (540) 460-1356. www.meadowood-farm.com Children welcome! Cozy home on 305 acres with all amenities furnished. Beautiful views, creek and hiking. 3 BR, sleeps 8+. $125 (two night min). $650/week.

111 S. Jefferson St, Lexington. (540) 463-1706. www.vacationhomeslexingtonva.com Restored 1840 house surrounded by gardens in historic downtown Lexington has period décor and antiques. Close to W&L and VMI. 4 BR, sleeps 8. $205-$275.

2931 Walkers Creek Rd, Rockbridge Baths. (540) 348-4274. (540) 460-1220. www.mountainpondhouse.com Spectacular year round retreat. 100 acres, trails, fishing and boating on cottage pond. Near Goshen Pass and Jump Mountain. 2 BR, sleeps 6. $175-$190.

Mountainview Farmette

143 McClure Blvd, Fairfield. (540) 460-9188. www.homeaway.com/p938325 10 miles from the Horse Center. 4 stall barn available. Beautiful views, wraparound deck. Firepit. Fully stocked kitchen. Convenient to I-81. 3 BR, sleeps 8+. $200-$275.

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See our ad on page 41 352 Tye River Tpk, Steeles Tavern. (540) 377-6455. www.osceolamill.com Two cabins: Mill Stone Cabin and one luxury vacation home on the Tye River. 1 BR, sleeps 2 or 4 BR, sleeps 8. $150-$300.

Penthouse at the Troubadour

The Ridge

(540) 460-3510. www.a1vacations.com/215505 The Ridge is the perfect place for a couple to relax and recharge. The views are spectacular! 2 BR, sleeps 4. $129.

Turtle Creek Cottage

36 N. Main St, Lexington. (540) 319-3374. www.welcome2lexington.com Luxury 2 bedroom apartment across from W&L and VMI. Easy walk to downtown shops and restaurants. Check website for availability. 2 BR, sleeps 4. $325-$350.

492 Greenhouse Rd, Lexington. (540) 463-5444. www.froghollowbnb.com Cozy, picturesque and enchanted cottage, fully equipped with fireplace and conveniently located. Peaceful privacy next to Virginia’s largest boxelder tree. 1 BR, sleeps 2. $145-$175.

Pleasant Valley Cottage

Twin Maple Carriage House

914 Valley Pike, Lexington. (540) 463-5802. www.vrbo.com/175897 Fully furnished cottage on a lovely country property only 5 minutes from Lexington. Charming bedrooms overlook the peaceful park-like setting. 2 BR, sleeps 4. $150-$165.

RiverBend at Wolf Hollow

175 Copper Rd, Lexington. (540) 570-9998. (540) 464-3922. www.welcome2lexington.com On a bluff only 50 yards from a bend in the Maury River, the cabin offers serene views upstream and downstream. 3 BR, sleeps 7. $275-$225.

Rose Hill Home

614 Rose Hill Ln, Lexington. (360) 783-2004. www.vrbo.com/209780 Historic 1820 home on 370 acre farm 6 minutes from Lexington. Panoramic views. Modern kitchen, bathrooms, AC, HDTV, washer/dryer. 2 BR, sleeps 6. $180/couple. $25/each additional person.

ACCOMMODATIONS

Osceola Mill Restaurant & Cabin Rentals

793 Bethany Rd, Lexington. (540) 929-0613. www.vrbo.com/371781 Elegant studio apartment, cathedral ceiling, sky lights, custom woodwork, balcony with stunning views. Fully equipped kitchen. 10 minutes to Lexington. 1 BR, sleeps 4. $115-$140.

Uplands Farm

Hogback Mountain. www.vrbo.com/222276 Secluded mountain retreat featuring three finished buildings on 43 acres at the base of Hogback Mountain. 15 minutes from Lexington. 4 BR, sleeps 10. $650 (3 night min).

Virginia Log Cabin

Natural Bridge. (540) 463-2521. www.virginialogcabin.com Beautiful log cabin in the country is a special place of relaxation and recreation! 2 BR + loft, sleeps 6. $205 (two night min).

Willow Haven Cabin Sleep at My Place

74 Pinnacle Ln, Lexington. (804) 338-9126. www.sleepatmyplace.com Built in 2007, this condo offers exceptional comfort. Perched on a hill with views of rolling valleys and House Mountain. 3 BR, sleeps 5. $450-$2250.

The Granary

104 Shake Rag Rd, Lexington. (540) 460-6738. www.shakeraggranary.com This renovated granary is perfect for getaways with large kitchen and deck, roomy bedrooms and woods, wildlife and walking trails. 2 BR, sleeps 5. $145-$165.

111 Low Bridge Ln, Lexington. (540) 784-3588. www.willowhavencabin.com Completely renovated, fully equipped 1800’s hand-hewn log cabin on 50 acres with creek. Only 10 minutes from historic Lexington. 5 BR, sleeps 16. $185/couple. $65/each additional person.

Windymile

596 Brownsburg Tpk, Rockbridge Baths. (540) 348-5040. (540) 462-7031. www.windymilecabin.com Windymile Cabin offers lodging accommodations in the Shenandoah Valley near Rockbridge Baths, Lexington and Virginia Horse Center. 2 BR, sleeps 7. $125-$150. Lexington, Buena Vista & Rockbridge County Official Visitors Guide

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ROCKBRIDGE AREA

Hotels & Motels

Best Western Lexington Inn

850 N. Lee Hwy, Lexington. (540) 458-3020. www.dominionlodging.com 72 rooms. $79.99-$179.99.

Best Western Plus Inn at Hunt Ridge

See our ad on page 42

Best Western Plus Inn at Hunt Ridge

See our ad on page 42 25 Willow Springs Rd, Lexington. (540) 464-1500. (800) 464-1501. www.dominionlodging.com Close to Virginia Horse Center with equestrian themed rooms. Indoor/outdoor pool. Interior corridors. 100 rooms. $80-$180.

Budget Inn - Buena Vista

617 W. 29th St, Buena Vista. (540) 261-2156. www.budgetinnbv.com Micro-frig, coffee makers & hairdryers in rooms. Easy access to VMI, W&L, SVU, Horse Center and Blue Ridge Parkway. 42 rooms. $45-$99. Breakfast Included (Sat/Sun only)

Budget Inn - Natural Bridge

See our ad on page 43 4331 S. Lee Hwy, Natural Bridge. (540) 291-2896. (800) 296-2929. www.naturalbridgevahotels.com Close to Natural Bridge, Lexington and Blue Ridge Parkway. Adjacent to the Pink Cadillac Diner. 24 rooms. $34.95-$99.95.

Buena Vista Motel (540) 261-2138.

Comfort Inn Virginia Horse Center

See our ad on page 43 62 Comfort Way, Lexington. (540) 463-7311. www.dominionlodging.com Complimentary hot breakfast, indoor pool, WiFi in rooms, indoor corridors. Minutes to W&L, VMI and VA Horse Center. 80 rooms. $79.99-$179.99. 18

Country Inn & Suites See our ad on page 43 875 N. Lee Hwy, Lexington. (540) 464-9000. (800) 456-4000. www.countryinns.com/hotels/valex Newly renovated, affordable, quality accommodations. Hot breakfast. Indoor pool. Whirlpool. pool. 100% non-smoking facility. 66 rooms. $59.95-$289.00. Days Inn – Keydet General

325 W. Midland Trail, Lexington. (540) 463-2143. (800) DAYS-INN. www.daysinn.com/hotel/04709 Half mile from W&L athletic fields, one mile from W&L, 1.5 miles from VMI. Scenic views. Convenient to restaurants. 53 rooms. $50-$200.

Days Inn - North Lee Hwy See our ad on page 43 2809 N. Lee Hwy, Lexington. (540) 463-9131. (800) DAYS-INN. www.daysinn.com/hotel/06074 Aunt Sarah’s Pancake House on premises. Outdoor pool. Close to Horse Center, VMI and W&L. 146 rooms. $44.95-$199.95.

Days Inn - Raphine See our ad on page 43 584 Oakland Circle, Raphine. (540) 377-2604. (800) DAYS-INN. www.daysinn.com/hotel/07232 Close to Rockbridge Vineyard, Wade’s Mill and Cyrus McCormick Farm. Between historic Lexington and Staunton. 86 rooms. $44.95-$199.95.

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65 Econo Lane, Lexington. (540) 463-7371. www.economyinnva.com 48 rooms. $59-$135.

Hampton Inn Col Alto See our ad on page 29 401 E. Nelson St, Lexington (540) 463-2223. www.hampton-inn.com/hi/lexington-historic Enjoy the historic charm of the 1827 Col Alto Manor House with all the modern conveniences. Banquet facilities for 200. 86 rooms. $139-$279.

Holiday Inn Express See our ad on page 42 880 N. Lee Hwy, Lexington. (540) 463-7351. (800) 480-3043. www.dominionlodging.com Lexington’s newest hotel. Only property with extended stay suites. Complimentary hot breakfast. Meeting space for up to 150. 79 rooms. $109-$219. Howard Johnson

ACCOMMODATIONS

Economy Inn

Relax Inn

See our ad on page 43 4852 S. Lee Hwy, Natural Bridge. (540) 291-2143. (877) 717-3529. www.naturalbridgevahotels.com Clean, comfortable rooms. Close to Natural Bridge, Lexington and Blue Ridge Parkway. 23 rooms, exterior corridors. $34.95-$99.95.

Sleep Inn & Suites See our ad on page 43 95 Maury River Rd, Lexington. (540) 463-6000. www.choicehotels.com/hotel/va377 Closest hotel to Horse Center. Near VMI and W&L. Whirlpool suites. Restaurants rants nearby. 71 rooms. $55-$250.

Super 8

(540) 463-7858. (800) 800-8000.

The Sheridan Livery Inn & Restaurant

35 N. Main St, Lexington. (540) 464-1887. www.sheridanliveryinn.com This beautiful historic property in the heart of downtown Lexington is within easy walking distance to colleges and museums. 12 rooms. $89-$140.

2836 N. Lee Hwy, Lexington. (540) 463-9181. $59.95-$99.95.

White’s Travel Center Motel Natural Bridge Hotel and Conference Center

See our ad on page 25

US 11 & 130, Natural Bridge. (540) 291-2121. (800) 533-1410. www.naturalbridgeva.com Stunning Blue Ridge Mountain views. Adjacent to The Natural Bridge and Cedar Creek Trail. Packages with attractions and breakfast available. 155 rooms. $58-$138.

2440 Raphine Rd, Raphine. (540) 377-2111. Clean, remodeled motel rooms with Direct TV. 10 rooms. $39.99-$79.99

Wingate by Wyndam (800) 228-1000.

Quality Inn & Suites See our ad on page 43 2814 N. Lee Hwy, Lexington. (540) 463-6400. (800) 4CHOICE. www.choicehotels.com/hotel/va427 Newly renovated rooms. Indoor heated pool. Free hot breakfast. Close to the Horse Center, VMI and W&L. 80 rooms. $49.95-$249.95.

Red Carpet Inn

See our ad on page 43 820 S. Main St, Lexington. (540) 463-2739. (800) 463-1633. www.bookroomsnow.com Close to downtown Lexington, VMI, W&L, Natural Bridge and Blue Ridge Parkway. King and double rooms. 44 rooms. $39.95-$149.95.

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Iron Skillet Petro

2440 Raphine Rd, Raphine. (540) 377-2111. Made-to-order menu as well as breakfast, lunch and dinner buffets. Home cooking. Great steaks. Breakfast served 24/7. Open 24/7.

Just Kay’s Café

See our ad on page 24 15 Maury Hills Drive, Rockbridge Baths. (540) 348-5291. Tucked into the beautiful scenery surrounding Rockbridge Baths, the picturesque log café offers great food, gifts and hospitality. Tue, Wed, Thu & Sat 8:30 a.m.-4 p.m. Fri 8:30 a.m.-8 p.m. Sun 12 p.m.-4 p.m. Southern Inn Restaurant

Lexington Restaurant (540) 463-5844.

ROCKBRIDGE AREA

Restaurants

Niko’s Grille

See our ad on page 30 167 S. Main St, Lexington. (540) 464-9499. www.nikosgrill-cafe.com Come join us at Niko’s for a great Greek experience. Tue-Thu 7 a.m.-9 p.m. Fri-Sat 7 a.m.-10 p.m. Sun 7 a.m.-3 p.m.

AMERICAN Aunt Sarah’s Pancake House

Pink Cadillac Diner

Berky’s Restaurant

Pure Eats

2813 N. Lee Hwy, Lexington. (540) 464-5227 Serving breakfast, lunch, and dinner all day. Banquet room available. Mon-Thu 7 a.m.-8 p.m. Fri-Sat 7 a.m.-9 p.m. Sun 7 a.m.-4 p.m.

2516 N. Lee Hwy, Lexington. (540) 463-3478. (800) 296-5344. www.leehi.com Featured on the Travel Channel’s “Extreme Truck Stops” in the summer of 2008. Home-cooked meals. Open 24/7.

Country Cookin

54 Comfort Way, Lexington. (540) 463-3044. www.countrycookin.com Made-to-order entrees with endless salads and sides. Breakfast Buffet. Sun-Thu 7 a.m.-9 p.m. Fri-Sat 7 a.m.-10 p.m.

Gertie’s Country Store and Deli

563 Tye River Tpk, Vesuvius. (540) 377-9313. Come enjoy good food and country comfort. Let us be your gateway to the Blue Ridge Parkway. Mon-Fri 7 a.m.-8 p.m. Sat 7 a.m.-7 p.m.

Golden Grill Café

143 E. Midland Trail, Lexington. (540) 463-4400. Hamburgers, cheesesteaks, subs, sandwiches, homemade desserts. Full dinner menu. Tue-Thu 11 a.m.-7:30 p.m. Fri-Sat 11 a.m.-8:30 p.m. 20

4347 S. Lee Hwy, Natural Bridge. (540) 291-2378. www.pinkcadillacdineronline.com Authentic 1950’s diner with an ice cream parlor. Daily 7 a.m.-9 p.m.

See our ad on page 41 107 N. Main St, Lexington. (540) 462-6000. www.pure-eats.com Offering fresh doughnuts, local beef hamburgers, fries and milkshakes. Daily 8 a.m.-9 p.m.

Redwood Family Restaurant

898 N. Lee Hwy, Lexington. (540) 463-2168. Home style cooking at very affordable prices. Family friendly. Serving three meals a day. Breakfast til noon. Daily 7 a.m.-10 p.m.

Ruby Tuesday

1120 N. Lee Hwy, Lexington. (540) 463-2094. www.rubytuesday.com Mon-Thu 11 a.m.-11 p.m. Fri-Sat 11 a.m.-midnight. Sun 10 a.m.-10 p.m.

The Palms Restaurant

See our ad on page 29 101 W. Nelson St, Lexington. (540) 463-7911. www.thepalmslexington.com Homemade soups, sandwiches, gourmet burgers. Dinner entrees include house cut steaks, seafood, poultry and pasta. Full bar. Sunday brunch. Mon-Sat 11:30 a.m.-1 a.m. Sun 11:30 a.m.-11 p.m.

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The Sheridan Livery Inn & Restaurant

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35 N. Main St, Lexington. (540) 464-1887. www.sheridanliveryinn.com Historic downtown building. New American Cuisine featuring steaks, seafood and homemade pasta. Full bar and patio dining. Serving Sunday brunch. Sun-Thu 11 a.m.-9 p.m. Fri-Sat 11 a.m.-9:30 p.m.

Barb’s Bakery

111 W. Nelson St, Lexington. (540) 463-2531. A unique bakery specializing in homemade treats for pets and people. People treats include cookies, breads, bagels and cheesecakes. Tue-Fri 7:30 a.m.-5 p.m. Sat 7:30 a.m.-4 p.m. Sun 8 a.m.-1 p.m.

Waffle House (540) 463-6223.

ASIAN Blacksmith Inn and B&B

185 Orchardvale Way, Natural Bridge. (540) 291-4000. www.blacksmithinn-lexington.com The ambiance will make your dining experience one to remember. Serving Indian as well as traditional American and English dishes. Daily 5 p.m.-8 p.m.

Canton Chinese Restaurant (540) 261-1886.

Crystal Chinese

1225 N. Lee Hwy, Lexington. (540) 464-1828. Delicious Chinese food. Eat-in or take-out. Hunan, Mandarin, Szechuan & Cantonese style cooking. Lunch and dinner buffets. Catering available. Mon-Thu 11 a.m.-10 p.m. Fri-Sat 11 a.m.-11 p.m. Sun 12 p.m.-10 p.m.

Sweet Treats Bakery

19 W. Washington St, Lexington. (540) 463-3611. www.sweettreatsbakery.net Mon-Sat 7 a.m.-5 p.m. Sun 8 a.m.-2 p.m.

BAR/RESTAURANT Applebee’s

870 N. Lee Hwy, Lexington. (540) 463-2306. www.applebees.com Neighborhood restaurant and bar. Tuesdays kids eat free! Thursdays live entertainment. Catering for any occasion, any place & any size. Daily 11 a.m.-midnight.

Macado’s

30 N. Main St, Lexington. (540) 464-8200. www.macados.net Popular for its eclectic ambiance of antique and nostalgic décor as well as hearty yet modestly-priced sandwiches and entrees. Daily 8 a.m.-1 a.m.

Fancy Hill Korean Diner (540) 291-4455.

Hong Kong Kitchen

106 E. Midland Trl, Lexington. (540) 464-1688. Delivery available! Eat-in or take-out from menu. All-you-can-eat buffet available for lunch and dinner. Sun-Thu 11 a.m.-10:30 p.m. Fri-Sat 12 p.m.-11 p.m.

Matsumoto Sushi

159 S. Main St, Lexington. (540) 464-8196. Only sushi bar in town! Mon-Tue 5 p.m.-9 p.m. Wed-Thu 11:30 a.m.-2 p.m. & 5 p.m.-9 p.m. Fri-Sat 11:30 a.m.-2 p.m. & 5 p.m.-9:30 p.m.

BBQ BeameupBBQ and Café

411 Lime Kiln Road, Lexington. (540) 464-8000. www.beameupbbq.com Best BBQ in the state! Fastest service in the state! Full service catering with mobile ABC license - contact us first! Tue-Thu 11 a.m.-6 p.m. Fri-Sat 11 a.m.-7 p.m.

Todd’s BBQ Bar & Grill (540) 261-7427.

Tong Dynasty

110 S. Jefferson St, Lexington. (540) 463-2002. New restaurant featuring everyone’s favorite Chinese dishes plus a hibachi grill, deluxe buffet and sushi.

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A Joyful Spirit Café

26 S. Main St, Lexington. (540) 463-4191. Panini sandwiches, melts, wraps. Hearty soups, fresh salads and smoothies. Vegetarian-friendly. Live music every Thursday and some Fridays. Sun-Thu 11 a.m.-3 p.m. Fri-Sat 9:30 a.m.-3 p.m. Thu-Sat 6 p.m.-9 p.m.

Archway Grill at The Natural Bridge

Bistro on Main

See our ad on page 30 8 N. Main St, Lexington. (540) 464-4888. www.bistro-lexington.com Upscale casual dining! Southern cuisine and intimate atmosphere. Serving fresh, local products when available. Sunday brunch. Full bar. Catering available. Tue-Sat 11:30 a.m.-2:30 p.m. & 5 p.m.-9 p.m. Sun 11 a.m.-2 p.m.

See our ad on page 25 US 11 & 130, Natural Bridge. (540) 458-3749. (800) 533-1410. www.naturalbridgeva.com Pizza, sandwiches, hotdogs, chili, BBQ, wraps, salads, ice cream, fudge; inside Natural Bridge Gift Shop. Daily 11 a.m.-seasonal closing hours.

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Franks for the Memories

Southern Inn Restaurant See our ad on page 29 37 S. Main St, Lexington. (540) 463-3612. www.southerninn.com Located at the center of Lexington. Enjoy local offerings and homemade desserts. Toast the day with wine from our extensive list. Mon-Sat 11:30 a.m.-10 p.m. Sun 9 a.m.-9 p.m.

125 W. Nelson St, Lexington. (540) 463-6546. Fresh food and friendly service. Sandwiches on fresh-baked breads, salads, soups and desserts. Eat-in or take-out. Outside seating available. Mon-Fri 7:30 a.m.-4 p.m.

(540) 261-5553.

Summerhouse Café at The Natural Bridge

See our ad on page 25

US 11 & 130, Natural Bridge. (540) 458-3768. (800) 533-1410. www.naturalbridgeva.com Dine creek-side by The Natural Bridge; covered patio with fireplace and open-air seating. Apr-Oct: Daily 11:30 a.m.-dusk.

COFFEE bluedogart café, gallery, gifts

4 E. Washington St, Lexington. (540) 464-3287. www.brix-winebar.com Locally sourced tapas and small plates. House-made breads, pastas and desserts. Over 25 wines by the glass. Sunday brunch. Wed-Sat 5 p.m.-10 p.m. Sun 11 a.m.-3 p.m.

See our ad on page 41 455 Lonesome Dove Trl, Lexington. (540) 464-4004. www.HouseMountainInn.com Intimate indoor and outdoor dining with mountain views. Gourmet three-course dinner made with fresh ingredients. Exceptional food, service and views! Daily 6 p.m.-9 p.m. by reservation only.

The Red Hen

See our ad on page 41 11 E. Washington St, Lexington. (540) 464-4401. www.redhenlex.com Offering exceptional fine dining with local, seasonal dishes. Featured in Southern Living’s “Best of 2011” issue. Reservations suggested. Tue-Sat 5 p.m.-9 p.m.

112 W. 21st St, Buena Vista. (540) 460-0933. www.bluedogart-kidsuniversity.com We are food, we are art, we are gifts! Mon-Sat 6 a.m.-6 p.m.

FINE DINING Café Michel

Cool Beans Coffee & Bagels

23 S. Jefferson St, Lexington. (540) 462-6003. Gourmet coffee shop and café serving specialty espresso drinks, coffee, bubble tea, smoothies and a variety of baked goods and bagels. Mon-Thu 7 a.m.-7 p.m. Fri-Sat 7 a.m.-8 p.m. Sun 8 a.m.-7 p.m.

640 N. Lee Hwy, Lexington. (540) 464-4119. www.michelcafe.com American and French cuisine – steaks, seafood, poultry and pasta. Beer, wine and alcohol. Casual attire. Credit cards accepted. Banquet room. Mon-Sat 5 p.m.-9 p.m.

Colonial Dining Room at The Natural Bridge Lexington Coffee Shop

9 W. Washington St, Lexington. (540) 464-6586. Organic/sustainable bulk coffees and teas. Custom blends in bulk or brew quantities. Specialty espresso drink, baked goods and bagels. Mon-Fri 7 a.m.-5:30 p.m. Sat 8 a.m.-5 p.m. Sun 8 a.m.-3 p.m. 22

See our ad on page 25 US 11 & 130, Natural Bridge. (540) 458-3750. (800) 533-1410. www.naturalbridgeva.com Signature appetizers, entrees and desserts; specialty Friday and Saturday buffets; holiday buffets with live entertainment. Located in the Natural Bridge Hotel. Daily 7 a.m.-10 a.m. Sun-Thu 5:30 p.m.-8:30 p.m. Fri 5:30 p.m.-9:30 p.m. Sat 5:30-9 p.m.

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See our ad on page 41 352 Tye River Turnpike, Steeles Tavern. (540) 377-6455. www.osceolamill.com A National Geographic Traveler cover featured inn. Excellent reviews on TripAdvisor. Continental cuisine: steak, veal and fresh seafood. Reservations suggested. Open daily.

RESTAURANTS

Osceola Mill Restaurant and Inn

Outdoor dining at The Red Hen Restaurant

Tuscany

24 N. Main St, Lexington. (540) 463-9888. www.tuscanyitalianrestaurant.com Authentic Italian dining at reasonable prices. Billiards, music and TV room open every day! Thu-Mon 11:30 a.m.-2 p.m. & 5 p.m.-close. Tue-Wed 3 p.m.-close.

ICE CREAM

Nick’s Italian Kitchen

Ice Cream Factory

810 N. Lee Hwy, Lexington. (540) 460-3983. Best ice cream in town! Soft serve, hand-dipped, shakes, sundaes, banana splits, ice coffee drinks, fruit drinks and floats. April-Sept: Daily 12 p.m.-10 p.m.

1314 Magnolia Ave, Buena Vista. (540) 261-7992. Family-friendly environment with great Italian food. Bring friends or your whole family to have dinner with us. Mon-Thu 11 a.m.-10 p.m. Fri-Sat 11 a.m.-11 p.m. Sun 11 a.m.-9 p.m.

Original Italian Restaurant & Pizza

Ice Cream & Fudge Shop at The Natural Bridge

See our ad on page 25

US 11 & 130, Natural Bridge. (540) 458-3756. (800) 533-1410. www.naturalbridgeva.com Hand-dipped ice-cream, shakes, homemade fudge, candy, snacks, coffee beverages. In the Natural Bridge Entrance & Gift Shop. Daily 9 a.m.-dusk.

Sweet Things Ice Cream Shoppe

106 W. Washington St, Lexington. (540) 463-6055. Enjoy homemade gourmet ice creams in our famous hand-rolled waffle cones. Sundaes, shakes, splits, cakes, pies, candy, beverages. Mon-Thu 12 p.m.-9 p.m. Fri-Sat 12 p.m.-10 p.m. Sun 2 p.m.-9 p.m. Seasonal winter hours.

ITALIAN Frank’s Pizza Fairfield

33 Soapy Place, Fairfield. (540) 377-9492. Great family dining at a reasonable price with friendly staff. Daily 11 a.m.-9 p.m. (closed Tue).

Frank’s Pizza Lexington

511 E. Nelson St, Lexington. (540) 463-7575. Great family dining at a reasonable price with friendly staff. Daily 11 a.m.-10 p.m.

Naples Pizza, Pasta & Subs

2055 Magnolia Ave, Buena Vista. (540) 264-0029. Mon-Thu 11 a.m.-10 p.m. Fri-Sat 11 a.m.-11 p.m. Sun 12 p.m.-9 p.m.

Salerno Family Restaurant

115 S. Jefferson St, Lexington. (540) 463-5757. www.salernova.com Family restaurant serving pizza, pasta, subs, salad, soup, dinner and daily specials. Mon-Sat 10 a.m.-9 p.m. Sun 11 a.m.-7 p.m.

MEXICAN Don Tequila Buena Vista

2255 Beech Ave, Buena Vista. (540) 264-0041. Mexican food served in a fast, friendly environment. Daily specials. Mon-Thu 11 a.m.-10 p.m. Fri-Sat 11 a.m.-10:30 p.m. Sun 12 p.m.-9 p.m.

Don Tequila Lexington

455 E. Nelson St, Lexington. (540) 463-3289. Mexican food served in a fast, friendly environment. Daily specials. Mon-Thu 11 a.m.-10 p.m. Fri-Sat 11 a.m.-10:30 p.m. Sun 12 p.m.-9 p.m.

VEGETARIAN Healthy Foods Coop and Café

110 W. Washington St, Lexington. (540) 463-6954. www.healthyfoodscoop.org Natural foods grocery with a small lunch café offering vegetarian comfort foods. Mon-Sat 11 a.m.-2 p.m.

(540) 463-3399.

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Food, Flowers, & Gifts Sitting along beautiful Virginia Byway 39 in Rockbridge Baths and at the eastern entrance to spectacular Goshen Pass is JUST KAY’S CAFE, a log structure in a pastoral setting near the Maury River. JUST KAY’s offers a variety of sandwiches, soups, salads, desserts and just “good old comfort food”. Breakfast is served all day. Also located in the building is a full 15 Maury Hills Drive service florist and a delightful gift shop. Rockbridge Baths, VA 24473 Come enjoy the warmth of the inside on Phone & Fax: 540-348-5291 a cold day or choose to eat on the large Hours: Monday – Closed front porch or even out on the grounds Tues.-Thurs.: 8:30 - 4:00; Fri. – 8:30 -8:00 on a picnic table on a beautiful warm day. Sat.: 8:30 - 4:00; Sun.: 12 - 4:00 Handicap accessible.

Treat your taste buds to a sensuous delight with Cocoa Mill’s Award Winning handmade chocolate confections.

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Hull’s Drive-In Theatre

MOVIES AND MEMORIES SINCE 1950 When the Sun Goes Down...the Stars Come Out!

New Double Features Every Week • Full menu concession stand available KIDS 11 AND UNDER ARE FREE OPEN MARCH-OCTOBER FRIDAY, SATURDAYS & SUNDAY NIGHTS

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“One of America’s 10 Great Places to Cuddle”

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Glen Maury Park consists of 315 acres of scenic, level and rolling land and is owned and operated by the City of Buena Vista. 52 site campground, group camping area (250 units) Olympic-size pool • wading pool • tennis courts and ball fields playgrounds • pavilions / picnic shelters • roller skating rink trails and river fishing • various live entertainment events

800-555-8845 • 540-261-7321 www.glenmaurypark.com

Both Attractions Interstate 81, Exit 188A

540.460.0933

The Vista Links is an 18-hole, Par-72 Public Golf Course located on 180 acres between two mountain ranges in Buena Vista, Virginia. This Rick Jacobson designed course has 5 sets of tees ranging from 4,941 yards to 6,925 yards, a deluxe driving range, and Pro-Shop for all your golfing needs. The course features bentgrass greens and fairways, bluegrass roughs and native grasses throughout while offering five sets of tees for the enjoyment of low handicappers, seniors, juniors and the average golfer. The course also boasts an outstanding practice facility including driving range, putting green and chipping area.

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Attractions Blue Ridge Parkway Brownsburg Museum Chessie Nature Trail Clark’s Ole Time Music Center Cyrus McCormick Farm Devils Backbone Outpost Foamhenge Goshen Pass Hull’s Drive-In Lake Robertson Lexington Coffee Roasters Lexington Valley Vineyard Natural Bridge Speedway Natural Bridge Zoo Natural Bridge, Caverns, Wax Museum, Monacan Indian Village & Toy Museum Orchardside Berry Farm Professor Cline’s Haunted Monster Museum and Dinosaur Kingdom Quail Ridge Sporting Clays Rockbridge Vineyard Sam Houston Wayside The Glorious Twelfth Sporting Clays The Vista Links Golf Course Virginia Gold Orchard Virginia Horse Center Virginia Safari Park Wade’s Mill Wilderness Canoe Company

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Shopping Duke’s Lexington Antique Center The Antique Mall

Restaurants Just Kay’s Café Osceola Mill Restaurant & Inn

Lodging Amanda’s Cabins at Lazy Acres Applewood Inn & Llama Trekking Best Western Lexington Inn Best Western Plus Inn at Hunt Ridge Brierley Hill Bed & Breakfast Budget Inn – Natural Bridge Comfort Inn – Virginia Horse Center Country Inn & Suites Days Inn – North Lee Hwy Days Inn – Raphine Economy Inn Greystone Cabin Herring Hall Holiday Inn Express House Mountain Inn Maple Hall Country Inn Natural Bridge Hotel Quality Inn & Suites Relax Inn Sleep Inn & Suites South River Highlands Stoneridge Bed & Breakfast

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In the historic and beautiful countryside of Rockbridge County, Virginia. Toll Free

888~511~WINE www.rockbridgevineyard.com

Tour & Taste year round Tues. thru Sat.~10am to 6pm Sun. & Mon. ~12 noon to 5pm 1 mile West on Rt. 606

I-81 Exit 205

Lexington CARRIAGE COMPANY

Washington and Lee University leechapel.wlu.edu (540) 458-8768 Museum Shop (540) 458-8095

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Offering an intriguing way to tour this unique 19th century college town slowed to the pace and rhythm of hoofbeats! Hours: Daily (Apr.-Oct.) Including Holidays (except in inclement weather) 11a.m. to 5p.m. with the last tour no later than 4:30p.m. During June, July and August 10a.m. to 6p.m. Last tour no later than 5:30p.m. Fares: Children under 3 are FREE $4 for ages 4-6 / $7 for ages 7-13 $14 for ages 65 and over / $16 for ages 14-64

Carriage Tours of Historic Lexington, Virginia 540-463-5647 Tours begin across from the Lexington Visitor Center 106 East Washington Street www.lexcarriage.com

www.lexingtonvirginia.com | Toll Free (877) 453-9822

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www.lexingtonvirginia.com | Toll Free (877) 453-9822

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SportS Star? Movie Star? rock Star?

Nope.

Five Star. GeorGe c. MarSHall’S leaderSHip cHaNGed tHe world For

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Llewellyn Lodge f o s r a e Y 7 2 g n Celebrati st e B e h t s t s e u Providing G • Walkable to all historic sites, colleges and restaurants • Greet every morning with Ellen’s Award Winning Gourmet breakfast from our menu • Civil War History • Outdoor Adventures • Walk-Ins Welcomed • FREE Wi-Fi • Large High Def TVs

Refreshments upon arrival, private baths, A/C, most comfortable beds in Lexington, Guest computer, fridge, free Internet service, extensive hiking advice from your host John, a native of Lexington.

Museum Hours Tues-Sat: 9-5, Sun: 1-5 VMI Parade, Lexington, VA

Guided flyfishing trips, golf, canoeing, horseback riding, Lime Kiln Theatre-Packages. Mid-week-Long Term Stay Specials. Off-street parking. Recommended by the Princeton Review’s Visiting College Campuses.

A B&B at Llewellyn Lodge 603 South Main Street • Lexington, VA 24450 • (540) 463-3235

(540) 463-2083 www.marshallfoundation.org

www.LLODGE.COM • 800-882-1145 www.VaTrout.com email: Stay@LLodge.com • Gift Certificates

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Abigail Inn A Premier Bed & Breakfast

Keep up with what’s happening in Lexington, Buena Vista & Rockbridge County Get our e-newsletter: www.lexingtonvirginia.com

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rtful accommodations and singular service await you at the beautifully refurbished Abigail Inn. Enjoy a walk to the charming boutiques and restaurants of downtown Lexington. Explore our town’s rich historic and academic roots. Visit the horse center, farmers market, antique stores and art galleries. Do it all and more from the comfort of one of the Valley’s premier bed and breakfast facilities. We look forward to serving you!

Like us on Facebook: www.facebook.com/lexingtonva Follow us on Twitter: www.twitter.com/lexingtonva

408 S. Main St., Lexington, VA 24450 (540) 464-1444 • www.abigailinn.com

At Economy Inn you will receive a comfortable room, conveniently located near Historic Downtown Lexington, at an affordable price. We Offer: • 48 Renovated guest Rooms • Color TV with Free ESPN/HBO • King Beds &/or 2 Double Beds • In Room Refrigerators, Microwaves & Coffeemakers • High Speed Internet • Scenic Mountain Views • Non-Smoking Rooms • Free Continental Breakfast • Free Local Calls • Restaurants within walking Distance • Close to W&L, VMI & VA Horse Center

65 Econo Lane Lex, VA 24450

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Celebrating 34 Years of Inn Hospitality HISTORIC COUNTRY INNS Convenient for Travelers, Located 6 miles North of Lexington at Exit 195 N. off I-81 at Rt. 11 N.

Alexander-Withrow Alexander -Withrow House 1789

McCampbell Inn 1809

Maple Hall 1850 (540) 463-6693

• Swimmimg • Tennis • Fishing • Walking Trails • Fireplaces

Located in Historic Downtown Suites & Rooms Expanded, Continental Breakfast, Whirlpool, Free Wireless Internet

(540) 463-2044

Located in Historic Downtown Historic District, W&L University, Virginia Military Institute

Special Events and Wedding Festivities may be catered at Maple Hall • Don Fredenburg-Innkeeper • Peter Meredith Family-Owners 11 North Main Street, Lexington,VA 24450

www.lexingtonhistoricinns.com • mail@lexingtonhistoricinns.com

For Information & Reservations

Toll Free 1-877-283-9680

...a magical place that lingers long after returning home... South River Highlands Country Retreat & Heartstone Lodge

© Becky Merchant

Lexington, Virginia

www.SouthRiverHighlands.com www.HeartstoneLodge.com 540.463.2593 innkeepers@southriverhighlands.com

A newly remodeled 6000 sq ft dairy barn serves as a unique event facility or overnight lodging. Two private luxury guestrooms and two adjacent studios offer a perfect personal retreat or a place for special events, business meetings or workshops. This idyllic quiet getaway features a 65 foot grapevine covered pergola, patio furniture, firepit, and BBQ grill.

© Becky Merchant

Authentic, rustic restored log cabins in the Shenandoah Valley date from 1775 to the early 1900’s. Set on 250 acres of rolling farmland with 360 degree mountain views, this retreat is only a few minutes from downtown historic Lexington. Each wonderfully unique cabin has an array of porches, decks, loft hideaways, luxury bedding, modern kitchens and baths.

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Applewood Inn

… a little piece of heaven

Eco-friendly Lodging & Llama trekking

36 acres of unspoiled mountain views minutes to Lexington and Natural Bridge. Come hike, llama trek, fish or just relax by the pool on one of our huge porches, in the hot tub, or with hot chocolate by the fireplace in the winter.

242 Tarn Beck Ln, PO Box #1348, Lexington VA 24450

800-463-1902 • www.applewoodbb.com • 540-463-1962

www.stoneridge-inn.com Gracious 1829 home just minutes from Historic Lexington. Located on 32 secluded acres of woods, streams and rolling meadows, our guests enjoy the quiet, peaceful setting, the beautiful views, the gourmet breakfasts, and the warm and friendly atmosphere of Stoneridge Bed & Breakfast.

P.O. Box 38, Stoneridge Lane, Lexington, Virginia 800-491-2930

Autumn Ridge Cottages

COPYRIGHT© VISTAGRAPHICS, INC. 2010-2015 • 1264 Perimeter Parkway, Virginia Beach, VA 23454 • P: 757-422-8979 • F: 75

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Three luxurious, fully appointed cottages on a secluded 40-acre ridge. Ideal for that special occasion or simply to get away! Come stay at Autumn Ridge ~ renew and refresh your hearts and minds!

1-866-900-3387 ~ www.autumnridgecottages.com Cottages are each designed for two adults only. Open all year.

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the

Red Hen

11 E Washington Street 540-464-4401

Pure Yumminess!

Fresh homemade doughnuts, premium local hamburgers, french fries, soups & stews, and Homestead Creamery milk shakes. Open every day.

107 N Main Street 540-462-6000

Greystone reystone Cabin www.greystonecabins.com

Comfortable, cozy log cabin only minutes from historic downtown Lexington. Offers the privacy of the woodlands in a convenient location. Perfect for a quiet getaway or for families who need extra space.

1288 Collierstown Road • Lexington, VA 24450 rentals@greystonecabins.com • 540-463-5906

“Great Weekend Getaway”, Featured In National Geographic Travel Magazine August, 09

Osceola Mill Bed & Breakfast Fine Dining & Lodging

“Valley Mill” by P. Buckley Moss

The Historic Lower McCormick Mill now serves as a premier restaurant and inn. Lexington, Virginia area. 540-377-mill(6455) • 866-747-mill osceolamill.com • osceolamill@gmail.com

Cabin Rentals

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You’ve Had Lodging Choices Before… But Never Like This! Best Western PLUS Inn at Hunt Ridge

Closest Hotel to Virginia Horse Center • 100 Spacious Rooms 1 mile from historic downtown Lexington, W&L and VMI, Coffee Makers, Hair Dryers, Iron/Ironing Board, TV & Clock Radio Indoor/Outdoor Pool • Guest Laundry • Free High Speed Internet Conference Facilities for Groups from five to 125

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Just a few minutes driving time to Lexington, W&L, VMI and the Virginia Horse Center. I-81 to Exit 191 - Take I-64 West 1 mile to Exit 55 In-Room Coffee Makers Complimentary Deluxe Continental Breakfast Heated Indoor Pool • Guest Laundry • Enclosed Corridors Near Country Cookin’, Applebee’s and Ruby Tuesday Restaurants Shopping & Attractions Nearby • Free High Speed Internet

I-81 to Exit 191 - Take I-64 West 1 mile to Exit 55 Route 29 and 25 Willow Springs Road, Lexington, VA 24450

Comfort Inn Virginia Horse Center

1-540-464-1500 • 1-800-464-1501 www.dominionlodging.com

1-540-463-7311 • 1-800-628-1956 www.dominionlodging.com

62 Comfort Way, Lexington, VA 24450

15% Off AAA Membe rs

Best Western Lexington Inn Minutes to Historic Downtown Lexington, W&L and VMI 72 Well-Appointed Rooms • Coffee Maker • Hair Dryer Iron/Ironing Board • TV with HBO • Free Local Calls Clock Radio • State-Of-The-Art Workout Room Free High Speed Internet

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Specializing in Reunions, Receptions, Rehearsal Dinners and More.

Located next to Applebee’s Grill & Bar

150 person Conference Room Free Direct Wire High Speed Internet Extended Stay Suites with Full Kitchens All Granite Countertops • Workout Room Small Pets Allowed and Much, Much More!!!

Rt. 11 North at I-64, Exit 5 850 North Lee Highway, Lexington, VA 24450

I-81 to Exit 191 - Take I-64 West 1 mile to Exit 55 880 North Lee Highway, Lexington, VA 24450

1-540-458-3020 • 1-800-458-3021 www.dominionlodging.com

1-540-463-7351 • 1-800-480-3043 www.dominionlodging.com

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www.lexingtonvirginiahotels.com RENOVATED! LIKE NEW!

A Cozy Stay At A Comfortable Price® Free Hot Breakfast • Heated Indoor Pool & Spa • Restaurants & Shopping Nearby Exercise Room & Business Center • Close to VMI, W&L, VA Horse Center, and Natural Bridge In-Room Fridge & Microwave, Coffee Maker & Hair Dryer • Celebration Whirlpool Suites Guest Laundry Facility • AAA, AARP and Group Discounts Free Wired-Wireless Internet • Non Smoking • No Pets

Free Hot Breakfast • Heated Indoor Pool & Spa • Fitness Center Close to VA Horse Center, W & L and VMI • Restaurants & Shopping Nearby In-Room Fridge & Microwave, Coffee-Maker & Hair Dryer • Guest Laundry King, Queen & Whirlpool Suites Available • AAA, AARP & Group Discounts Free Wired & Wireless Internet • Guest Computer & Printer • Pets Welcome

I-81 Exit 191 to I-64 Exit 55 on US Hwy 11 875 N. Lee Hwy, Lexington, VA 24450 www.countryinns.com/lexingtonva

I-81 Exit 191 to I-64 Exit 55 to SR 39 95 Maury River Rd., Lexington, VA 24450 www.choicehotels.com/hotel/va377

540-463-6000

540-464-9000 • 1-800-456-4000

Days Inn and Aunt Sarah’s Pancake House ard! Chairman Aw

Days Inn Shenandoah Valley - Raphine

Lexington, I-81 Exit 195

Chairman Aw ard!

Close to VMI, W&L and VA Horse Center • Free High Speed Internet • Small Pets Welcome • Outdoor Pool • In-Room Fridge & Microwave, Coffee Maker & Hair Dryer

540-463-9131 1-800-521-9131 RT. 11 off I-81 Exit 195 • I-64, EXIT 55 2809 N. Lee Hwy, Lexington, VA 24450 www.daysinn.com/hotel/06074 AE/DC/DISC/MC/VISA

Your Best Host In Town

Free Continental Breakfast • Free Coffee in Lobby • Irons Free Local Calls • Free HBO, CNN • Restaurant Adjacent Fridge & Microwave in Rooms • Senior Discounts Available Non-Smoking Rooms Reservations Only 540-463-2739 I-81 Exit 188-B, Rt. 60 West to Rt. 11 Bypass I-64 Exit 55, Rt. 11 Bypass South 820 S. Main St, Lexington, VA 24450 www.bookroomsnow.com

2814 N. Lee Hwy Lexington, VA 24450

Free Continental Breakfast • Mountain View Rooms Free High Speed Internet • Outdoor Pool • Guest Laundry In-Room Fridge & Microwave, Coffee Maker & Hair Dryer Pets Welcome with fee • 5 miles from Blue Ridge Parkway Antique Shopping Nearby

540-377-2604 1-800-329-7466

I-81 -Exit 205 Between Lexington & Staunton 584 Oakland Circle, Raphine, VA 24472 www.daysinn.com/hotel/07232

www.choicehotels.com/ hotel/va427

540-463-6400 Indoor Pool • Free Wireless Internet • Free Hot Breakfast Senior, AARP & Group Discounts, Pets Welcome In-Room Fridge, Microwave, Coffee Maker and Hair Dryer Fitness & Business Center, Guest Laundry Near Virginia Horse Center, VMI & W&L University Directions: I-81 Exit 195 On Route 11. I-64 Exit 55 on Route 11N. 3 Miles.

www.naturalbridgevahotels.com

Easy Access To Natural Bridge • Lexington • Blue Ridge Pkwy. Newly Renovated Rooms • Non-Smoking Rooms Free HBO & Satellite TV • Adjacent to Pink Cadillac Diner Micro/Fridge Available • Senior, AARP and Group Discounts Free High Speed Internet • AE/DC/DISC/MC/VISA Reservations Only 1-800-296-2929 540-291-2896 I-81 Exit 180 on US 11 4331 S. Lee Hwy, Natural Bridge, VA 24578

Close To Natural Bridge • Lexington Blue Ridge Parkway Spectacular Views • Clean, Comfortable Rooms Micro/Fridge Available • Free HBO & Satellite TV Non-Smoking Rooms • AE/DC/DISC/MC/VISA Reservations Only 1-877-717-3529 540-291-2143 I-81 Exit 180-A 4852 S. Lee Hwy, Natural Bridge, VA 24578

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L E X I N G T O N , B U E N A V I S TA & ROCKBRIDGE COUNTY L E X I N G T O N , B U E N A V I S TA & ROCKBRIDGE COUNTY

VIRGINIA

BOSTON 646 miles BUFFALO 540 miles DETROIT 540 miles CLEVELAND 425 miles

CHICAGO 654 miles

NEW YORK 416 miles PHILADELPHIA 331 miles

PITTSBURG PITTSBURGH 316 miles

BALTIMORE 226 miles

CHARLESTON 178 miles LOUISVILLE 400 miles

LEXINGTON

WASHINGTON 186 miles RICHMOND 138 miles NORFOLK 229 miles

ROANOKE 54 miles CHARLOTTE 240 miles

NASHVILLE 490 miles BIRMINGHAM 562 miles

COLUMBIA 321 miles

WILMINGTON 321 miles

ATLANTA 510 miles

JACKSONVILLE 621 miles

For more visitor information contact: Lexington & the Rockbridge Area Tourism 106 East Washington Street Lexington, Virginia 24450 (540) 463-3777 | (877) 453-9822 lexingtonvirginia.com

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