The Best Hotels to Book Near Natural Bridge, Virginia

The Blue Ridge Mountains are just one of the many features to be seen from Lexington
The Blue Ridge Mountains are just one of the many features to be seen from Lexington | Courtesy of Brierley Hill Bed and Breakfast /
Anna Kambourakis

In the heart of the small town of Natural Bridge lies outstanding natural beauty and plenty to explore across Virginia’s vast lands.

Just outside of picturesque Lexington, Virginia is the National Historic Landmark of Natural Bridge. The limestone gorge was carved out by Cedar Creek and created a 215ft (65.5m) tall bridge. The State Park has over 7mi (11.3km) of hiking trails, vast caverns and spell-binding waterfalls. There’s also a zoo and safari park for animal lovers. Find the perfect place to rest your head after a long day in nature from this list of historic city inns to quaint and cozy bed and breakfasts – bookable on Culture Trip.

1. Peaks of Otter Lodge


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Unplug, unwind and escape from the daily grind at Peaks of Otter Lodge. Every room has a view of Abbott Lake and Sharp Top Mountain – a most serene setting, especially in the evening by the firepit under the stars. The rooms are cozy, comfortable and decorated with calming colors. The property is surrounded by hiking trails and the friendly staff will have the Famished Hiker Chicken Sandwich waiting for you at their full-service restaurant when you get back.

2. The Gin Hotel

Chain Hotel

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If you’re looking for an elegant stay with outstanding service in the heart of Lexington, Virginia, the Gin Hotel is ideal. It’s not required but highly advised to start your stay with a cocktail from the Juniper Room on the second floor. This historic hotel has an old-world feel complete with dark wood furnishings and antique decor. Lounging in the lobby or on the terrace will make you feel like you’re in an old Hollywood movie – this feeling alone is well worth the visit.

3. Frog Hollow Bed and Breakfast

Bed and Breakfast

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You’ll feel right at home at this charming and delightful bed and breakfast in a quiet location just outside of downtown Lexington. The innkeepers are very welcoming and cook up a marvelous breakfast every morning for their guests – as well as providing afternoon snacks. Each of the three guest rooms of the historic house is uniquely decorated with whimsical touches. The common areas of Frog Hollow encourage mingling amongst guests for movie nights – or stargazing from the garden gazebo.

4. The Inn at Forest Oaks


A stay at this 19th-century mansion is nothing short of extraordinary. Set on 50 acres (20ha) of lush green pastures with spectacular views of the Blue Ridge Mountains, this once abandoned estate has been meticulously renovated to honor its original beauty. The six guest rooms are complete with gorgeous antique furniture like canopy beds, hope chests, mahogany desks and claw-foot tubs. The divine estate also has a library, billiard room and on-site bakery and antique shop.

5. Brierley Hill Bed and Breakfast

Bed and Breakfast, Hotel

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The perfect accommodation for nature-lovers, Brierley Hill Bed and Breakfast is surrounded by gentle rolling hills and magnificent views of the mountains. The innkeepers serve a three-course breakfast to fuel you for your day hikes and nature walks. After a long day of outdoor adventures, fluffy and comfortable beds await you in the spacious and beautifully decorated rooms. This B&B boasts the most hospitable staff in the region, eager to assist with any of your needs.

6. Heartstone Lodge and Retreat

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Reconnect with yourself and nature at Heartstone Lodge and Retreat. The property has several gardens and designated areas for reflection and meditation – with the fish pond, fountains and mountain top sculpture park creating a sense of calm within you. The first floor of this huge barnhouse lodge is a communal space often used for retreats, weddings and events. The second floor has studios, private suites and dorms for visitors with different budgets and travel styles.

7. The Georges

Boutique Hotel

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For a sophisticated stay in the heart of Lexington, choose The Georges on Main Street. Spanning three historic brick buildings, each of the guestrooms is independently designed with stylish furniture and unique artwork. Be sure to book a room with a cozy fireplace or with a balcony overlooking the quaint town. Two of the buildings of the inn have restaurants: one fine-dining and one upscale pub that showcases locally sourced ingredients from the Shenandoah Valley.

8. Grace House Bed and Breakfast

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Over 130 years of history can be told from the walls of Grace House. It took many forms in its time from residence to frat house to a boarding house to church – before it became one of Lexington’s most popular B&Bs. The four large guestrooms are carefully decorated to reflect the charm of years past with warm hues and antique details. The hosts are gracious and hospitable, serving up a memorably delicious breakfast every morning.

Opt for a stay elsewhere across Virginia’s historic landscape with one of the best hotels near George Washington’s Mount Vernon, or book haunted accommodation near Virginia Beach, available now with Culture Trip. Find out where to see the best foliage in Virginia with our handy guide, and pay a visit to the most beautiful towns in the state.

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