"Dr. Seuss": Charming Home in Downtown Historic Lexington
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- Minimum stay:Contact manager
- Pets allowed:Yes
- Wheel chair accessible:No
Originally built in 1880 and later expanded to its present four bedrooms, living room, dining room, this two story house retains its historic dignity, but embellished over the years with certain structural eccentricities that give it antique charm. That quality - a crooked window here, a slightly unusual door there - prompted the owners' daughter on her first visit, to remark about it: "This looks like a house Dr. Seuss could live in." And thus it immediately was dubbed "Dr. Seuss," the designation on a plaque on the front porch and in a Dr. Seuss print just inside the front door.
Just a few blocks from Lexington's beautiful and historic central district, Dr. Seuss sits immediately next to Lexington city hall, adjacent to Washington & Lee University fraternity houses, and the Lexington visitor's center. Dr. Seuss is steps away from a variety of engaging retail shops, an abundance of excellent restaurants, carriage rides, history walks, movies, and other entertainment.
The historic and beautiful campuses of Washington & Lee University and the Virginia Military Institute are within easy walking distance, as are parks, gardens, and walking trails.
Visitors to Dr. Seuss can relax on the front porch and watch the world pass by, or grill and picnic in the backyard. The house features a spacious living room, a dining room with reading nook, and a fully equipped kitchen.
There is one large bedroom and bathroom with shower on the first floor, as well as a laundry room with washer and dryer. The second floor features two large bedrooms and one smaller bedroom, all with queen size beds and dressers. The second floor bath has a shower/tub combination. The house will sleep eight people in the four bedrooms, and, if desired, a ninth person on the living room couch. It's perfect for housing guests for W&L or VMI graduations, weddings, or family gatherings and treks through the Virginia countryside or events at the Virginia Horse Center.
Dr. Seuss doesn't have granite countertops. It doesn't have designer wallpaper. There's no wide-screen tv or plush embroidered bathrobes in the closets. It lacks a wine cellar (but there is a cellar). What is does have is a happy, unassuming nature, a relaxing ambiance, and a great location from which as many as eight people can visit this most beautiful Virginia town.
Keywords: historic, large house, back yard, front porch
- Vacation Rental
- Children Welcome
- Minimum Age Limit For Renters
- Pets Considered
- Non Smoking Only
Bedrooms: 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 9, Beds for 8-9
- Double Beds (4)
Bathrooms: 2 Bathrooms
Kitchen & Dining
- Cooking Utensils
- Parking For RV/Boat/Trailer:
- Air Conditioning
- Clothes Dryer
- Linens Provided
- Parking Off Street
- Washing Machine
- Music Library:
- Satellite / Cable:
- CD Player
- Deck / Patio
- Outdoor Grill
- Cross Country Skiing
- Rock Climbing
- Mountain Biking
- Theme Parks
- Live Theater
- Health/Beauty Spa
- Wildlife Viewing
- Horseback Riding
- Sight Seeing
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$225 per night the first two nights, subsequent nights $190 per night. Weekly rates available. Pet fee $35.
Note: Until confirmed, rates are subject to change without notice.
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Year Purchased: 2003
- Primary: 540-464-3922
- Secondary: 540-570-9998
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Dr. Seuss' front porch
dining room & reading nook
reading nook, or suitable for an intimate supper
the smallest of three second floor bedrooms
spacious old house adjacent to City Hall in central Lexington
dining table, seating for eight is possible
kitchen fully equipped with dishes and cooking utensils and pans, dishwasher
first floor bedroom, adjacent to kitchen and first floor shower/bathroom
hallway to upstairs bedrooms and bath
middle bedroom, and the sunniest
rear of house, parking area to the left
Home is where the (Cat in the) Hat is.
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