Large Beautiful Home and the Birthplace of Texas Legend Sam Houston
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- Minimum stay:2 nights
- Property type:House
- Pets considered:Ask Owner
- Wheel chair accessible:N/A
"Church Hill'" is a large recently renovated home that was built by the local Reverend Horatio Thompson in 1848. The plantation is also the birthplace of Texas legend Sam Houston, the famous liberator of the Republic of Texas and Governor of the states of Tennessee and Texas. The home is over 4,000 square feet with five bedrooms and 2 1/2 baths and sits on 75 rolling acres about just a few miles outside the city limits of Lexington, Virginia. The home features new stainless steel appliances in the kitchen, wonderful sun room for relaxing and visiting with family and friends. A grand dining room with seating for 13, 5 large and charming bedrooms, and a library media room gathering with family and friends. Three of the rooms in the home were used in scenes from the civil war movie "Gods and Generals" in 2001. The original guest book lists hundreds of people that have traveled from across the US and made the stop at Church Hill to visit the birthplace of Sam Houston. Our guests have told us that a few days here is just not enough. “You just want to bring a book and relax and soak up the history of the home.” Church Hill is a wonderful and unique place to spend time with family and friends and guests continue to leave in awe of the feeling of the history of the home. The property is listed on the National Registry of Historic Places and on the Virginia Historic Landmarks Registry. Today it is owned by the sixth generation of Thompson's to call Church Hill their home. Whether you are from Texas or you just want to enjoy local history, we hope you come to stay with us and leave with unforgettable memories of your visit!
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Member since: 2014
- 4300 sq. ft.
- Vacation Rental
- Guests Provide Their Own Meals
- Events Allowed
- Long-Term Renters Welcome
- Non Smoking Only
Bedrooms: 5 Bedrooms, Sleeps 13, Beds for 10-13
Bathrooms: 2 Bathrooms, 1 Half Bathroom
- DVD Player
- Away From It All
- Tourist Attractions
Local Services & Businesses
- Fitness Center
- Massage Therapist
- Medical Services
- Scenic Drives
- Sight Seeing
- Wildlife Viewing
Sports & Adventure Activities
- Equestrian Events
- Fly Fishing
- Freshwater Fishing
- Mountain Climbing
- Whitewater Rafting
- Dining Area
- Seating for 12 people
- Air Conditioning
- Clothes Dryer
- Hair Dryer
- Iron & Board
- Linens Provided
- Living Room
- Coffee Maker
- Dishes & Utensils
- Deck / Patio
- Outdoor Grill
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My Standard Rate
2 night min stay
Additional information about rental rates
- Cleaning fee $150 + tax
- Tax Rate 12.3%
Owner's cancellation policy:
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Year Purchased: 1837
About the owner: Church Hill has been in the Thompson Family since 1837 and is currently owned by siblings Melinda and Mike Thompson. Church Hill is our child hood home. We remember growing up there when people would come from all around the country just to take pictures of the home and property. Seems like most Sunday afternoons were spent talking to folks who had come to see the birthplace of Sam Houston and were interested in the history of the home. We are pleased today to share it with others in the spirit of our grandparents who graciously invited guests to their beloved "Church Hill" manor!
Why the Owner Chose Fairfield, VA, USA:
Church Hill is a grand historical home regardless of what part of the United States our guests come from and anyone who visits will appreciate that. But for anyone interested in the history of the state of Texas or the Civil War or the history of Washington & Lee college or Virginia Military Institute, this home is absolutely one of a kind!
The Unique Benefits at this House:
There is a tremendous amount of history associated with this property. First it is the actual birth place of Sam Houston. Robert E Lee was a friend of the Thompson Family and was an overnight guest at Church Hill. It is said that Sherman's army marched right up the front walk of the house and did not burn the house because Horatio Thompson was a pastor and originally from New York. There have been many distinguished guests to cross the threshold at Church Hill and you will get to share the experience as you move through this lovely home.
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Church Hill is the birthplace of Texas legend Sam Houston
Patio at the rear of Church Hill is a great place for gathering outdoors
Kitchen with all new stainless appliances
Large dining room for gathering with family. Can seat 12-13 people
Sun porch offers wonderful view of the orchard, fields and Sam Houston wayside.
Houston bedroom on first floor has a bathroom and queen bed.
State bedroom fireplace
Jackson bedroom features a half bath and full size bed.
Horatio bedroom features 2 twin beds and a fun green theme!
View from the widows walk on top of Church Hill
Kitchen and large capacity refrigerator
Large Dining Room
Sun porch with sofa and pull out queen size bed sofa.
Foyer at the entrance of Church Hill
"The State" bedroom where scenes from Gods and Generals was filmed
"The State" large bedroom with king size bed
Lee bedroom on second floor features queen size bed.
This listing was first published here in 2014.
Date last modified - Thursday, November 24, 2016
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