Getting To Washington and Lee University
Lexington is located at the intersection of Interstates 81 and 64. Washington and Lee is less than two miles from the interstate.
§ If you are traveling from the north, south, or east, follow I-81 to exit 191 (which puts you onto I-64). Next, take exit 55 off I-64. Turn left onto Route 11 south at the stop sign.
§ If you are traveling from the west, take I-64 to exit 55. Turn right on Route 11 south at the stop sign.
Once you are on Route 11 south, you will drive through three stoplights. After the third stoplight, you will cross the Maury River, and bear right onto Route 11 Business. You will pass Virginia Military Institute. After you pass VMI, you will see W&L on your right.
Parking is available in the Lee Chapel lot on Jefferson Street. Remain in the right lane and look for the brick entrance to the parking lot.
If you are not within driving distance, plan to fly into the Roanoke Regional Airport, which is about fifty miles south of Lexington. US Airways, United, Northwest, and Delta serve the Roanoke Valley. Take I-81 north to Lexington and follow the directions above. Allow an hour to drive from Roanoke to Lexington.
If you need a shuttle service to and from Roanoke, please call either of the following two companies several days in advance to schedule service. Service is approximately $65 each way.
Roanoke Limo, Roanoke (540) 345 7710
Amtrak serves Staunton, Virginia, which is located about thirty miles north of Lexington on I-81. No transportation is available from the Amtrak station to Lexington.
Maps & Accommodations
Lexington Hotels and Accommodations
Best Western Inn, Hunt Ridge
25 Willow Springs Rd., Lexington, VA 24450. (540) 464-1500; (800) 464-1501.
2 miles north of Lexington Visitor Center. King and double beds, suites. Full-service restaurant, meeting space, handicap accessible, in/outdoor pool. Iron/ironing boards, hairdryers and coffeemakers in all rooms, cable TV. $55-$150. AE/CB/DC/DISC/MC/VISA.
Comfort Inn, Virginia Horse Center
P.O. Box 905, Lexington, VA 24450. (540) 463-7311; (800) 628-1956.
2 miles north of Lexington Visitor Center. Located at I-81 exit 191, then I-64 exit 55. Senior and AAA discounts. Continental breakfast, in-room coffeemakers, indoor pool, non-smoking rooms, refrigerators in king rooms. Restaurants adjacent. $55-$125. AE/CB/DC/DISC/MC/VISA.
Country Inn & Suites
875 N. Lee Hwy., Lexington, VA 24450. (540) 464-9000; (800) 456-4000.
1.5 mile north of Lexington Visitor Center. Free continental breakfast, indoor pool and spa, in-room refrigerators, coffeemakers, and hairdryers. Two-line phones and dataports. Exercise room, business center, and much more. $49-$129. AE/CB/DC/DISC/MC/VISA.
Days Inn, Keydet-General Motel
325 W. Midland Trail, Lexington, VA 24450. (540) 463-2143; (800) 325-2525.
1 mile west of Lexington Visitor Center. Great panoramic views, quiet location. 1 mile from W&L and VMI. 53 ground floor rooms. Pets allowed with charge. Cable TV/HBO. AAA/AARP discounts. $45-$80. AE/DC/DISC/MC/VISA.
65 Econo Lane, Lexington, VA 24450. (540) 463-7371.
1.5 miles north of Lexington Visitor Center at the intersection of U.S. 11 & I-64, exit 55. 48 rooms, mountain views, HBO, close to Horse Center, W&L, and VMI. Outside accessible. Pets allowed. $48-$70. AE/DISC/MC/VISA.
Alto 401 E. Nelson St., Lexington, VA 24450 (540) 463-2223; (800) HAMPTON.
4 blocks east of Lexington Visitor Center. Exit 188B off I-81. Deluxe 19th century mansion and modern hotel rooms on 7 acres. Includes complimentary continental breakfast and many other amenities. Walking distance from downtown Lexington. $81-$255. AE/DC/DISC/MC/VISA.
Holiday Inn Express
P. O. Box 1108, Lexington, VA 24450. (540) 463-7351; (800) 480-3043.
1 mile north of Lexington Visitor Center at the intersection of U.S. 11 and I-64, exit 55. Free continental breakfast, newly renovated rooms with coffeemakers, irons and ironing boards in all rooms. Adjacent to Applebee's, free HBO, non-smoking rooms. $54-$125. AE/CB/DC/DISC/MC/VISA.
Howard Johnson Inn
2836 N. Lee Hwy, Lexington, VA 24450. (540) 463-9181.
6 miles north of Lexington Visitor Center at the intersection of U.S. 11 and I-81, exit 195. Lovely facility with extra large rooms, all with balconies. Spectacular views, in-room amenities, pets welcome. Renovated in 2001. $59.99-$89.99 AE/DC/DISC/MC/VISA.
2814 N. Lee Hwy., Lexington, VA 24450 (540) 463-6400.
6 miles north of Lexington Visitor Center on U.S. 11, exit 195 from I-81. Indoor pool, Direct TV-4 HBO channels. 2.5 miles from Horse Center. Near W&L and VMI. Easy access to Interstate. $45-$90. AE/CB/DC/DISC/MC/VISA.
Sheridan Livery Inn
35 N. Main St., Lexington, VA 24450. (540) 464-1887.
2 blocks north of Lexington Visitor Center. Circa 1887 building with 9 luxurious rooms and 3 suites all in the heart of downtown. Restaurant on site. Walking distance to both VMI and W&L. $65-$135. AE/MC/VISA.
Super 8 Motel
1139 N. Lee Hwy., Lexington, VA 24450 (540) 463-7858; (800) 800-8000.
2 miles north of Lexington Visitor Center. 24 hr. desk. Free local calls. Coffee plus. Pets allowed with permission. 2 miles from VA Horse Center. Restaurants and stores within walking distance. $53.88-$68.88. AE/DC/DISC/MC/VISA.
2809 N. Lee Hwy., Lexington, VA 24450 (540) 463-9131; (800) 521-9131.
6 miles north of Lexington Visitor Center on U.S. 11, exit 195 from I-81. 148 rooms. Aunt Sarah's Restaurant on property. Outdoor swimming pool, children's playground, free local calls. $49-$82 AE/CB/DC/DISC/MC/VISA.
1100 N. Lee Hwy, Lexington, VA 24450. (540) 464-8100.
2 miles north of Lexington Visitor Center. Beautiful new hotel featuring an indoor pool, sauna, and hot tub. All rooms with free high-speed internet access, microwaves, and refrigerators. Free continental deluxe breakfast. Located at I-81 & I-64. $69-$169 AE/CB/DC/DISC/MC/VISA.
Other Area Hotel Accommodations:
Budget Inn, Buena Vista
617 W. 29th St., Buena Vista, VA 24416. (540) 261-2156. (877) 819-9248.
1.5 miles west of Buena Vista Visitor Center. Restaurant on premises, newly remodeled rooms, easy access to VMI, W&L, SVC, Lexington and Buena Vista. Convenient to Horse Center and Blue Ridge Parkway. Ground floor units, pets allowed. $42-$70. AE/DISC/MC/VISA.
Budget Inn, Natural Bridge
Rt. 2, Box 603, Natural Bridge, VA 24578. (540) 291-2896.
10 miles south of Lexington Visitor Center, near Natural Bridge at U.S. 11 S and I-81 exit 180B. 21 newly renovated rooms, $32-$65. AC, TV with free HBO, non-smoking rooms, restaurant nearby, senior citizen/AAA discount. AE/DC/DISC/MC/VISA.
Buena Vista Motel
447 E. 29th St., Buena Vista, VA 24416. (540) 261-2138; (800) 286-6965.
0.5 miles west of Buena Vista Visitor Center on U.S. 60. Restaurant on premises. Free HBO and local calls, non-smoking rooms, microwave, refrigerators, and laundry facilities available. AAA approved. Pets allowed. $36-$66. AE/DC/DISC/MC/VISA.
Days Inn, Shenandoah Valley
584 Oakland Cir., Raphine, VA 24472 (540) 377-2604.
17 miles north of Lexington Visitor Center. Spacious mountain view rooms. Seasonal pool. Pets allowed with charge. Restaurant on premises. Electronic locks. Clock radios and hairdryers in all rooms. Free USA Today for guests. AAA approved. $37-$99. AE/CB/DC/DISC/MC/VISA.
Natural Bridge Inn and Conference Center
15 Appledore Ln., Natural Bridge, VA 24578. (540) 291-2121; (800) 533-1410.
13 miles south of Lexington Visitor Center. Unique corporate center and family vacation spot. 180 rooms. Discounts, packages available. $39.95-$99.95. AE/DISC/MC/VISA.