Lexington and Rockbridge County offer many attractions for people of all ages to enjoy during a Virginia vacation. In addition to the cultural, athletic, and other activities offered by the two colleges (Virginia Military Institute and Washington and Lee University), attractions include the Virginia Horse Center, trails and vistas along mountain streams and the spectacular Blue Ridge Parkway, Vista Links golf course, antique shopping, and visits to the area's numerous historic sites. Our bed and breakfast’s location in the beautiful Shenandoah Valley is easily reached by Interstate Highway 64 and 81 as well as U.S. Routes 60 and 11.
For further details on attractions, outdoors, dining, events, and maps of the area see lexingtonvirginia.com. Once in town, you can visit Lexington's attractive and well-staffed Visitors Center for more ideas.
During your stay in Lexington, choose from one of the five guest accommodations at the 1868 Magnolia House Inn and enjoy an exceptional lodging experience.
The Virginia Horse Center is a comprehensive facility to serve equine competition, education, marketing, travel & recreational interests for the world of horses and the people who breed, love and enjoy them. The Virginia Horse Center is a reflection of the many different kinds of horsemanship and includes all breeds and disciplines. The Center offers a beautiful 400-acre site.
Virginia Military Institute, founded in 1839, is the oldest state supported military college in the nation. Its mission is to provide an undergraduate educational program of the highest quality within a military environment.
Washington and Lee University was founded in 1749. It is a four-year liberal arts college with a well-respected law school. George Washington endowed the school with 100 shares of James River Company stock in 1796. This gift saved the school from closing. Robert E. Lee became president of the college after the Civil War in 1865.
The Natural Bridge is the famous natural formation from which Rockbridge County derives its name. A magnificent natural structure with a fascinating history, the Natural Bridge is open to visitors everyday and a visit to the Bridge can also include a number of other attractions such as the Cedar Creek Trail, the Natural Bridge Caverns, the Monacan Village and more.