Restored 1840 House with Gardens in Historic Downtown
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- Pets allowed:Yes
- Wheel chair accessible:Yes
Just blocks from Washington & Lee University and Virginia Military Institute, historic Middleton House offers privacy and seclusion in the heart of picturesque downtown Lexington. This handsome residence, with extensive fenced gardens, combines period taste--including antiques, art, and original c.1840 colors--with modern comfort. A sunny sitting room, generous dining room, and eat-in kitchen overlooking the garden provide an ideal setting for relaxing and entertaining. Bedrooms have excellent mattresses, high-quality linens, and their own bathrooms.
Without getting in a car, guests enjoy cooking locally grown foods from the Lexington Farmer's Market down the street, shopping in Lexington's vibrant downtown, walking the beautiful Woods Creek Trail nearby, and lounging on the wide screened porch. Middleton House is the perfect place for a get-away vacation, a party, a wedding reception, or a reunion. For comments from the Middleton House guestbook, please see our posted reviews.
- 3500 sq. ft.
- 3 story
- Vacation Rental
- Guests Provide Their Own Meals
- Housekeeper Optional
- Wheelchair Accessible
- Pets Considered
- Non Smoking Only
- Long-Term Renters Welcome
- Children Welcome
Bedrooms: 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8, Beds for 8
- Queen size Beds (3), Twin or Single Beds (2)
Bathrooms: 4 Bathrooms
Kitchen & Dining
- Dishes & Utensils
- Coffee Maker
- Pantry Items
- Air Conditioning
- Wood Fireplace
- Parking Off Street
- Washing Machine
- Linens Provided
- Clothes Dryer
- Towels Provided
- Iron & Board
- Hair Dryer
- Living Room seats 8
- Broadband Access
- Outdoor Grill
- Lanai / Gazebo
Location & View
- Car Not Necessary
- Equestrian Events
- Fly Fishing
- Cross Country Skiing
- Mountain Biking
- Health/Beauty Spa
- Theme Parks
- Live Theater
- Horseback Riding
- Fitness Center
- Sight Seeing
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Marvelous property for a wedding in LexingtonGuest comment entered by owner
Marvelous property for a wedding in Lexington
This amazing house served as our base of operations for my sister's wedding, and truly made the weekend incredible! We cannot express our gratitude for having been able to stay here--after this stay, I think some of us are seriously planning a move to Lexington! Thank you so much for opening your house & making a magical weekend even better.
- Guest H. Family
- Date of stay 03/31/13
- Review Submitted 05/06/13
Spacious and comfortable for a groupGuest comment entered by owner
Spacious and comfortable for a group
We had a wonderful stay in your house celebrating our reunion from W & L Law. The location of the house was ideal and the interior and exterior--both--superb. We were able to enjoy all that Lexington has to offer with ample room to spare in the house. The yard and side porch, too, were beautiful and comfortable to relax in. Thank you!
- Guest L.M. & friends
- Date of stay 04/21/13
- Review Submitted 05/06/13
Valentines DayGuest comment entered by owner
Our second visit to Middleton House and 3rd visit to your "places" (March 12, McDowell Studio). Last August we came for my 61st birthday& this visit, my husband, college sweetheart of 37 years, celebrated Valentines Day-- Just two old "Lovebirds" and our "baby" Chi Buddy now 11 years old. No kids or grand kids just our own escape!! Of course we really love this home! No detail spared! In August we enjoyed the blooming flowers in the gardens& this time loved the wonderful fireplace in the sitting room! Brix was great last nite but tonight we're cozy reading by the fire (thanks for setting it up) on a rainy winter night with take-out from next door. We will be back to celebrate another special time here soon. Thanks!!
- Guest P.& M W.& Buddy the Chi
- Date of stay 02/14/13
- Review Submitted 02/21/13
Perfect for both teenagers and adultsGuest comment entered by owner
Perfect for both teenagers and adults
We had such a wonderful time! The house is perfectly situated for teenagers . . . they can walk to everything. This was our 2nd visit here, and I'm sure it won't be our last.
- Guest The H. Family
- Date of stay 12/12/11
- Review Submitted 12/02/12
I remember this house from long ago.Guest comment entered by owner
I remember this house from long ago.
Cannot believe the transformation! You did a spectacular job with the renovation. Old house with such nice amenities!
- Guest S.D.
- Date of stay 11/09/12
- Review Submitted 12/02/12
We are in love with this place!Guest comment entered by owner
We are in love with this place!
Every detail in this historic home is AMAZING!! We only live 45 minutes away-- we will be back frequently. Thank you for allowing others to experience what it is like to live in this house for a few days or longer--a jewel!!
- Guest P. & M.W. and Buddy the chihuahua
- Date of stay 08/24/12
- Review Submitted 08/28/12
We rented this property in July for 5 nights. It was a beautiful house, wonderfully decorated, fully equipped, and the owner has thought of so many thoughtful finishing touches. It had all the comforts of home. When we arrived the home was immaculate, and everything was ready for us. The location was perfect, we could walk into town for dinner or coffee in the morning. When we had a question during our stay, the owner, who we so enjoyed meeting, was very responsive and helpful. We highly recommend this rental and hope to come back to visit.
- Guest Lee
- Date of stay 07/25/12
- Review Submitted 08/01/12
Recommended for: Sightseeing, adventure seekers, tourists without a car, age 55+, families with teenagers, romantic getaway, families with young children, girls getaway.
Great house for discovering LexingtonGuest comment entered by owner
Great house for discovering Lexington
Thank you for sharing your wonderful house with us. It was the perfect base to explore Lexington. The renovation was great, and we loved your garden. We will definitely be back with friends!
- Guest B. & B. Arlington, VA
- Date of stay 07/05/12
- Review Submitted 07/08/12
A wonderful house--especially the kitchen!Guest comment entered by owner
A wonderful house--especially the kitchen!
We came here on our motorcycle after being on the road for several days. What a joy to have a wonderful house to regroup and prepare to head back out on the road. We loved the house, the many beautiful rooms, and the gorgeous kitchen! thank you for sharing this special place!!
- Guest Tom & Barb S.
- Date of stay 07/02/12
- Review Submitted 07/08/12
The icing on the cakeGuest comment entered by owner
The icing on the cake
Had a wonderful time here in Lexington celebrating our granddaughter's graduation from W&L College. Middleton House was the icing on the cake- a real showplace. Friends and family were very surprised by the beautiful restoration. Thank you for great accommodations.
- Guest M.C. & B.B. Trappe, Pa.
- Date of stay 05/25/12
- Review Submitted 06/11/12
$205-$295/night for 2 persons, depending on season. For each extra person, add $45 Optional housekeeping available $75/day 11% Tax Planning a party? Over 8 guests adds surcharge. Please call for rates. No extra pet fees Private chef available/inquire about fees Coming from outside the U.S.? We accept PayPal.
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Historic Middleton House in Lexington, Virginia
Read a book by a wood fire in the snug sitting room--or watch hi-def TV.
The dining room, with original chrome green trim, easily seats 12.
The sunny Garret Bedroom has a bay overlooking the garden.
All bathrooms have slate floors and white fixtures.
The hall looks as it did in 1840.
The kitchen features top appliances, stone counters and windows onto the garden.
The Green Bedroom has a view of the garden.
The North Bedroom, with its own sofa and TV, is on the ground floor.
Flowers, shrubs, stone walls, and trees make the secluded garden magical.
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