Lee’s guidebook: Local Fun and Good Food

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Lee’s guidebook: Local Fun and Good Food

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Historic Downtown Lexington is ideal for small town shopping and dining out. Want homemade ice cream? Locally sourced and brewed beer? This is your place. See ‘Food Scene’ on my AirBnB Guidebook for a listing of our favorite places for yummy food and tasty drinks. 20 minutes drive from house.
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Lexington
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Historic Downtown Lexington is ideal for small town shopping and dining out. Want homemade ice cream? Locally sourced and brewed beer? This is your place. See ‘Food Scene’ on my AirBnB Guidebook for a listing of our favorite places for yummy food and tasty drinks. 20 minutes drive from house.
Virginia Horse Center The Stonewall Country Hunter-Jumper Show is a winter must-see horse show held January 15-19 and January 31-February 2. Star City Canine Agility will take to the ring inside Anderson Coliseum February 13-16. The Lone Star Rodeo bucks and broncs into town February 21-22 for the indoor winter Bulls, Barrels & Broncs series. Grab a seat and watch the cowboys hold on tight! 15 minute drive from house.
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Virginia Horse Center
487 Maury River Road
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Virginia Horse Center The Stonewall Country Hunter-Jumper Show is a winter must-see horse show held January 15-19 and January 31-February 2. Star City Canine Agility will take to the ring inside Anderson Coliseum February 13-16. The Lone Star Rodeo bucks and broncs into town February 21-22 for the indoor winter Bulls, Barrels & Broncs series. Grab a seat and watch the cowboys hold on tight! 15 minute drive from house.
You feed the animals from your car as you drive 3 miles through this 180 acres natural expanse. This is a truly unique and awesome see! They have a wide variety of animals including camels, giraffes, yaks, buffalo and many more. A crowd pleaser and major kid pleaser attraction. 31 minutes drive from the house.
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Virginia Safari Park
229 Safari Lane
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You feed the animals from your car as you drive 3 miles through this 180 acres natural expanse. This is a truly unique and awesome see! They have a wide variety of animals including camels, giraffes, yaks, buffalo and many more. A crowd pleaser and major kid pleaser attraction. 31 minutes drive from the house.
Great family activity for rainy weather. Gorgeous caverns located near the landmark Natural Bridge (which is 1 of the 7 Natural Wonders of the World and has George Washington's initials carved in it). 30 minutes drive from house.
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Caverns at Natural Bridge
6313 S Lee Hwy
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Great family activity for rainy weather. Gorgeous caverns located near the landmark Natural Bridge (which is 1 of the 7 Natural Wonders of the World and has George Washington's initials carved in it). 30 minutes drive from house.
A gorgeous must see. One of the 7 natural wonders of the world. George Washington carved his initials in it well over 200 years ago. 30 minute drive away. Located very near to The Safari Park, Great Valley Brewery and Winery and the Caverns of Natural Bridge.
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Natural Bridge
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A gorgeous must see. One of the 7 natural wonders of the world. George Washington carved his initials in it well over 200 years ago. 30 minute drive away. Located very near to The Safari Park, Great Valley Brewery and Winery and the Caverns of Natural Bridge.
Goshen Pass is 3 minutes away and absolutely gorgeous! It is a 3.7 mile gorge that runs along the Maury River and Little North Mountain. You can simply drive through this breathtaking Natural Preserve or stop at multiple sites to take pictures, swim, fish, kayak, hike and more. There is even a picnic table area with a pavilion and charcoal grills that is very kid-friendly. Inquire with us if you would like to take a hike. There are trail maps in the house and we can assist you in selecting the perfect hike for you and your crew :) To get there, go back the way you came on McCurdy Lane. When you get to the stop sign, take a right into Rt. 39. In around a 3 minutes drive, you will enter Goshen Pass. Altogether it is about 5 miles long.
Goshen Pass Natural Area Preserve
Goshen Pass is 3 minutes away and absolutely gorgeous! It is a 3.7 mile gorge that runs along the Maury River and Little North Mountain. You can simply drive through this breathtaking Natural Preserve or stop at multiple sites to take pictures, swim, fish, kayak, hike and more. There is even a picnic table area with a pavilion and charcoal grills that is very kid-friendly. Inquire with us if you would like to take a hike. There are trail maps in the house and we can assist you in selecting the perfect hike for you and your crew :) To get there, go back the way you came on McCurdy Lane. When you get to the stop sign, take a right into Rt. 39. In around a 3 minutes drive, you will enter Goshen Pass. Altogether it is about 5 miles long.
Rockbridge Baths swinging bridge. Fun for kids. A one mile walk from the house or minute drive, the swinging bridge will give you a small thrill while keeping you perfectly safe. Beautiful view of the Maury River. Walk or drive back the way you came on McCurdy Lane. Take a left at the stop sign. The swinging bridge will be on your right. Park at the Post Office.
Swinging Bridge Rockbridge Baths
Rockbridge Baths swinging bridge. Fun for kids. A one mile walk from the house or minute drive, the swinging bridge will give you a small thrill while keeping you perfectly safe. Beautiful view of the Maury River. Walk or drive back the way you came on McCurdy Lane. Take a left at the stop sign. The swinging bridge will be on your right. Park at the Post Office.
A scenic drive that is less than 5 minutes from the house. This area is perfect for picnics, swimming, kayaking, fishing, hiking and relaxing while taking in the grand views of the Blue Ridge Mountains and Maury River. There is a designated picnic area as well as a swinging bridge along this 5 mile stretch.. To experience, drive back the way you came on McCurdy Lane. When you get to the stop sign, take a right. In minutes you will be experiencing breathtaking views.
Goshen Pass Trailhead
A scenic drive that is less than 5 minutes from the house. This area is perfect for picnics, swimming, kayaking, fishing, hiking and relaxing while taking in the grand views of the Blue Ridge Mountains and Maury River. There is a designated picnic area as well as a swinging bridge along this 5 mile stretch.. To experience, drive back the way you came on McCurdy Lane. When you get to the stop sign, take a right. In minutes you will be experiencing breathtaking views.
Want to go tubing? The Wilderness Canoe Company offers day trips and overnight camping trips. 40 minute drive from house.
Wilderness Canoe Company
631 James River Rd
Want to go tubing? The Wilderness Canoe Company offers day trips and overnight camping trips. 40 minute drive from house.
Great place to rent outdoor river equipment. 44 minute drive from House.
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Twin River Outfitters
653 Lowe Street
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Great place to rent outdoor river equipment. 44 minute drive from House.
A wonderful outdoor music venue in Lexington that books great artists. Children 5 and under are free. 22 minute drive away.
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Lime Kiln Theater
607 Borden Road
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A wonderful outdoor music venue in Lexington that books great artists. Children 5 and under are free. 22 minute drive away.
One of the last true drive-in movie theaters in the country. 15 minutes drive from house. Check out Facebook page for movie listings.
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Hull's Drive In
2367 Lee Highway
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One of the last true drive-in movie theaters in the country. 15 minutes drive from house. Check out Facebook page for movie listings.
A lavender farm that has a trail and picnic tables. They sell homemade products made with lavender and lavender plants. Beautiful place! 15 minute drive from the house.
Lavender fields @ Tantivy Farm
1350 Decatur Road
A lavender farm that has a trail and picnic tables. They sell homemade products made with lavender and lavender plants. Beautiful place! 15 minute drive from the house.
Beautiful flat walking trail along the river. Great for biking, walking or running. Super close to Lexington if you want to catch lunch too. 21 minute drive away.
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Chessie Nature Trail
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Beautiful flat walking trail along the river. Great for biking, walking or running. Super close to Lexington if you want to catch lunch too. 21 minute drive away.
This is a hike that can last several hours or 20 minutes if you park at the Crabtree Falls parking lot and hike up. Breath-taking views! You can camp at the top. 53 minutes drive from house.
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Crabtree Falls Parking Lot
10636 Crabtree Falls Hwy
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This is a hike that can last several hours or 20 minutes if you park at the Crabtree Falls parking lot and hike up. Breath-taking views! You can camp at the top. 53 minutes drive from house.
24 minute drive from the house.
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Washington and Lee University
204 West Washington Street
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24 minute drive from the house.
24 minute drive from house.
Virginia Military Institute
416-414 VMI Parade
24 minute drive from house.
During the warm months, Boxerwood hosts ‘Music in the Garden’ where local artists play for free. Sometimes they have a food truck but usually you bring a picnic and your own alcoholic beverages. 20 minute drive from the house.
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Boxerwood Nature Center & Woodland Garden
963 Ross Road
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During the warm months, Boxerwood hosts ‘Music in the Garden’ where local artists play for free. Sometimes they have a food truck but usually you bring a picnic and your own alcoholic beverages. 20 minute drive from the house.
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Natural Bridge Zoo
5784 Lee Highway
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Great for golf. 26 minutes drive from house.
Lexington Golf & Country Club
141 Country Club Road
Great for golf. 26 minutes drive from house.
Gorgeous views for golfing. 25 minute drive from house.
Vista Links Golf Course
100 Vista Links Drive
Gorgeous views for golfing. 25 minute drive from house.
Great for families and kids. You can drive golf carts around looking at new world and old world homes. 30 minutes drive from house.
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Frontier Culture Museum
1290 Richmond Ave
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Great for families and kids. You can drive golf carts around looking at new world and old world homes. 30 minutes drive from house.

Food scene

Great local microbrewery and restaurant. They are very kid-friendly, family friendly with a board game section and live music on weekends. Check out their calendar for events. 17 minutes drive from house.
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Devils Backbone Brewing Company
50 North Wind Lane
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Great local microbrewery and restaurant. They are very kid-friendly, family friendly with a board game section and live music on weekends. Check out their calendar for events. 17 minutes drive from house.
New large vineyard in Fairfield, VA. 20 minute drive from the house.
Ecco Adesso Vineyards
340 Ecco Adesso Ln
New large vineyard in Fairfield, VA. 20 minute drive from the house.
Awesome food that uses local vendors and has their own microbrewery on site. Everything is made in-house. They serve pizzas and middle eastern cuisine. One of the best restaurants in Lexington and is located on Main Street. A 24 minute drive from the house.
Heliotrope Brewing
128 South Main Street
Awesome food that uses local vendors and has their own microbrewery on site. Everything is made in-house. They serve pizzas and middle eastern cuisine. One of the best restaurants in Lexington and is located on Main Street. A 24 minute drive from the house.
A family favorite. Great beer, local music, food trucks and amazing view overlooking the vineyard and Safari Park. Great for families with kids because they are free to play and fun around with other kids without the parents having to worry they can run off because the brewery is on a mountaintop. 33 minutes drive from house.
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Great Valley Farm Brewery
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A family favorite. Great beer, local music, food trucks and amazing view overlooking the vineyard and Safari Park. Great for families with kids because they are free to play and fun around with other kids without the parents having to worry they can run off because the brewery is on a mountaintop. 33 minutes drive from house.
Local vineyard that is a 25 minutes drive away.
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Rockbridge Vineyard & Brewery
35 Hillview Ln
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Local vineyard that is a 25 minutes drive away.
Great homemade ice-cream shoppe located across the street from the scenic Washington and Lee Campus. A nice walk that extends to the Virginia Military Campus. Heads up- they only take cash so go prepared. 24 minutes drive from house.
Sweet Things Ice Cream Shoppe
106 W Washington St
Great homemade ice-cream shoppe located across the street from the scenic Washington and Lee Campus. A nice walk that extends to the Virginia Military Campus. Heads up- they only take cash so go prepared. 24 minutes drive from house.
Delicious homemade chocolates in Historic Downtown Lexington. We highly recommend the raspberry truffles. 20 minuets drive from house.
Cocoa Mill Chocolate Company
123 W Nelson St
Delicious homemade chocolates in Historic Downtown Lexington. We highly recommend the raspberry truffles. 20 minuets drive from house.
Local butcher in Lexington. Fantastic chicken, beef, pork, and seafood. 20 minute drive from house.
Cattleman's Market
139 E Midland Trail
Local butcher in Lexington. Fantastic chicken, beef, pork, and seafood. 20 minute drive from house.
Washington Street Purveyors
9 East Washington Street
Great food. 24 minute drive away.
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Southern Inn Restaurant
37 South Main Street
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Great food. 24 minute drive away.
Hands-down best restaurant in Virginia...or at least we believe so. Be sure to book your reservation online. They do not take walk-ins. 30 minute drive from house.
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The Shack
105 South Coalter Street
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Hands-down best restaurant in Virginia...or at least we believe so. Be sure to book your reservation online. They do not take walk-ins. 30 minute drive from house.
Really great food. 22 minute drive away.
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The Red Hen
11 East Washington Street
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Really great food. 22 minute drive away.
Family owned and operated small farm and cidery. Tasty local cider! 29 minute drive from house.
Halcyon Days Cider Co
4135 S Lee Hwy
Family owned and operated small farm and cidery. Tasty local cider! 29 minute drive from house.
Best pizza in Lexington. 15 minutes drive from house. Located next to Walmart.
Rockbridge County Pizza Pasta & Subs
1213 North Lee Highway
Best pizza in Lexington. 15 minutes drive from house. Located next to Walmart.
Best blueberries around!! You pick as many as you want and then weigh and pay. They blueberries are usually ready for the Between the months of July and September. 17 minute drive from the house. Check Facebook for hours of operation.
Blueberry Hill at Still House
569 Stillhouse Drive
Best blueberries around!! You pick as many as you want and then weigh and pay. They blueberries are usually ready for the Between the months of July and September. 17 minute drive from the house. Check Facebook for hours of operation.
Pick some locally grown apples in this picturesque location. 30 minute drive from house.
Virginia Gold Orchard
100 Asian Pear Way
Pick some locally grown apples in this picturesque location. 30 minute drive from house.
Good food. Family friendly. Located in Historic Downtown Lexington. 20 minute drive from the house.
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TAPS
11 N Main St
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Good food. Family friendly. Located in Historic Downtown Lexington. 20 minute drive from the house.
Yummy Thai food! 24 minutes from house.
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NapaThai Cuisine
24 N Main St
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Yummy Thai food! 24 minutes from house.
Best baklava and rice pudding I have ever tasted! 20 minutes drive from house.
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Niko's Grille
167 South Main Street
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Best baklava and rice pudding I have ever tasted! 20 minutes drive from house.
New sandwich shop in Lexington. They close at 3 pm so keep that in mind. They are located next to Sweet Things Ice Cream Shoppe that makes delicious homemade ice cream. 20 minute drive from the house.
Legendary Eats
110 West Washington Street
New sandwich shop in Lexington. They close at 3 pm so keep that in mind. They are located next to Sweet Things Ice Cream Shoppe that makes delicious homemade ice cream. 20 minute drive from the house.
Jump Mountain Vineyard
Jump Mountain Vineyard
1493 Walkers Creek Rd
Jump Mountain Vineyard
Yummy sandwich spot with homemade breads. Heads up, they close early around 4pm. 20 minutes from house.
Blue Sky Bakery
16 Lee Ave
Yummy sandwich spot with homemade breads. Heads up, they close early around 4pm. 20 minutes from house.
Nice beer selection...some gluten free options too. Sometimes have live music. Check out their Facebook page for events. 20 minutes from house.
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Brew Ridge Taps
11 E Nelson St
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Nice beer selection...some gluten free options too. Sometimes have live music. Check out their Facebook page for events. 20 minutes from house.
Good food. Fair price. Right on Main Street so ideal view of Lexington. 20 minutes from house.
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Bistro On Main
8 North Main Street
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Good food. Fair price. Right on Main Street so ideal view of Lexington. 20 minutes from house.
Locally sourced, ethically farm raised hamburgers and chicken sandwiches. Great milkshakes and donuts. Very family friendly. Located in Historic Downtown Lexington. 20 minute drive from the house.
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Pure Eats
107 North Main Street
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Locally sourced, ethically farm raised hamburgers and chicken sandwiches. Great milkshakes and donuts. Very family friendly. Located in Historic Downtown Lexington. 20 minute drive from the house.
Delicious sushi! Located on Main Street of Historic Downtown Lexington. Nice walking location to experience the town. 20 minute drive from house.
Sushi Matsumoto
159 S Main St
Delicious sushi! Located on Main Street of Historic Downtown Lexington. Nice walking location to experience the town. 20 minute drive from house.
Wood fired pizza with 40+ microbrews in tap. 20 minutes from house.
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Salerno Pizzeria, Bar and Bistro
115 South Jefferson Street
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Wood fired pizza with 40+ microbrews in tap. 20 minutes from house.
Yummy gelato (salted caramel is the best) and good coffee. 20 minute drive from house.
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Pronto Caffé & Gelateria
26 South Main Street
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Yummy gelato (salted caramel is the best) and good coffee. 20 minute drive from house.
Have amazing french toast pancakes at breakfast. Offer gluten free desserts. 20 minutes from house.
Sweet Treats
19 West Washington Street
Have amazing french toast pancakes at breakfast. Offer gluten free desserts. 20 minutes from house.
Good food. Neat store. Located in Historic Downtown Lexington. 20 minute drive from the house.
Old Lex Mercantile, LLC
113 West Nelson Street
Good food. Neat store. Located in Historic Downtown Lexington. 20 minute drive from the house.
Open Wednesday mornings 8;00 am-12:30 pm in Lexington. Great local vendors. 20 minute drive from house.
Lexington Farmer's Market
129 South Railroad Street
Open Wednesday mornings 8;00 am-12:30 pm in Lexington. Great local vendors. 20 minute drive from house.
Tasty food. 20 minutes from the house.
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Haywood's Restaurant
2 N Main St
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Tasty food. 20 minutes from the house.
30 minute drive from the house.
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12 Ridges Vineyard
24981 Blue Ridge Parkway
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30 minute drive from the house.
Polyface Farm
43 Pure Meadows Lane
Founded in the beautiful Shenandoah Valley in 1750, Wade’s Mill is Virginia’s oldest continuously operating commercial grist mill. Today we proudly continue the small and simple Wade’s Mill tradition, with one miller stone-grinding premium grains fresh to order. Our whole grain products are 100% natural, no additives, preservatives or bleaches. Just genuine, stone-ground goodness in every bag.Come to historic Wade’s Mill to create your own modern small and simple, fresh and “free from” stone-ground grains tradition. 15 minutes drive from house.
Wades Mill
Founded in the beautiful Shenandoah Valley in 1750, Wade’s Mill is Virginia’s oldest continuously operating commercial grist mill. Today we proudly continue the small and simple Wade’s Mill tradition, with one miller stone-grinding premium grains fresh to order. Our whole grain products are 100% natural, no additives, preservatives or bleaches. Just genuine, stone-ground goodness in every bag.Come to historic Wade’s Mill to create your own modern small and simple, fresh and “free from” stone-ground grains tradition. 15 minutes drive from house.

Neighborhoods

One mile long; little traffic; borders the Maury River; great for a scenic walk or bike ride.
McCurdy Lane
One mile long; little traffic; borders the Maury River; great for a scenic walk or bike ride.
22 minute drive away. Great local shops and restaurants.
South Main Street
22 minute drive away. Great local shops and restaurants.
30 minute drive away. Great shops and restaurants.
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Staunton
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30 minute drive away. Great shops and restaurants.
Outdoor walking mall located in Charlottesville Virginia. Great food and shopping. Music venue at one end. Great outdoor walking experience. 1 hour drive from House. Very scenic view midway thru drive when you travel over Afton mountain. 1 hour drive away.
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Downtown Mall
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Outdoor walking mall located in Charlottesville Virginia. Great food and shopping. Music venue at one end. Great outdoor walking experience. 1 hour drive from House. Very scenic view midway thru drive when you travel over Afton mountain. 1 hour drive away.

Family Activities

Stonewall Paintball
2215 Wert Faulkner Highway
State Theatre
12 West Nelson Street
Old bowling alley but it gets the job done on rainy days. 30 minutes from the house.
Staunton Bowling Lanes
831 Greenville Ave
Old bowling alley but it gets the job done on rainy days. 30 minutes from the house.
Awesome outdoor Venus on the Historic Downtown Mall of Charlottesville. 1 hour drive from house.
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Sprint Pavilion
700 East Main Street
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Awesome outdoor Venus on the Historic Downtown Mall of Charlottesville. 1 hour drive from house.
Skiing and snow tubing available in the winter. 50 minutes drive from the house.
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The Omni Homestead Resort
1766 Homestead Drive
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Skiing and snow tubing available in the winter. 50 minutes drive from the house.

Merchants

Gorgeous local art! Located in Downton Lexington. 20 minutes from house.
Earth Fire and Spirit Pottery
15 West Washington Street
Gorgeous local art! Located in Downton Lexington. 20 minutes from house.
Fabulous local art. Located in Downtown Lexington. 20 minutes from house.
Artists In Cahoots
21 W Washington St
Fabulous local art. Located in Downtown Lexington. 20 minutes from house.
Bohemian style clothing and shoe store. 20 minute drive from house.
Pappagallo
23 N Main St
Bohemian style clothing and shoe store. 20 minute drive from house.