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Grand Manor Church Hill Birthplace of Sam Houston

Bedrooms 5
Half Baths1
Space 4,300 sq ft
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 nights


About the property

Large Historic Home On 75 Acres of rolling land

Beautiful 5 bedroom brick home in a spacious family friendly setting just North of Lexington, VA. This home is the perfect private family retreat to gather and entertain and spend time with family and friends. The house and grounds are beautiful inside and out. Fully furnished kitchen, large dining room, we can provide outdoor seating to accommodate up to 30 people, gas grill and plenty room to roam. You and your guests will leave with an unforgettable and wonderful experience.

The space:

Church Hill was built in 1848, and the farm where it sits is the birth place of Texas Legend Sam Houston. It's an amazing home to gather with family and friends. With so much space inside and outside to spread out you and your guest don't need to be from Texas or history buffs to fall in love with this home!

Our commitment to guests:

We want you to get the most out of your stay at Church Hill and the owners and the Comfort Team are just a text or call away before, during, and after your stay!

More Details

Mike Thompson
Member since: 2014
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
September 20, 2018

About Mike Thompson

Church Hill is our child hood home and has been in our family since 1848. We remember growing up there when people would come from all around the country just to take pictures of the home and property as it is the birthplace of Sam Houston. We are pleased to be able to share it and give others the pleasure of gathering with their family and friends in such a wonderful setting.

Mike Thompson purchased this house in 1837

Why Mike Thompson chose Lexington

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 with so much room to spread out inside and outside, you don't need to be a history buff to enjoy this home.

What makes this house unique

Large rooms, Tons of room outside for parking and roaming around and spending time with family and friends. Lots of places to sit and talk and gather inside and outside of the house. Clean, comfortable, and grand! If you are in town for a W & L or VMI function or get together, you owe it to yourself to stay here and see Church Hill for yourself. Your guests will say "Wow".


Lexington House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 4300 sq ft
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 3:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 13
  • Min. age of primary renter: 21
  • Children welcome
  • Parties/events allowed
  • Pets considered
  • Non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Monument View ...
  • Rural
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 12 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Main - toilet , tub
    Jackson room - toilet
    Houston room - toilet , shower
  • 5 Bedrooms, Sleeps 13
  • State room - 1 king
    Lee Room - 1 queen , 1 double
    Jackson room - 1 queen
    Houston Room - 1 king
    Horatio Room - 1 double , 1 twin/ single
    Sun Porch - 1 sleep sofa /futon , Full size futon in the sun room
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Deck / Patio
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • mountain climbing
  • rafting
  • swimming
  • whitewater rafting


Wonderful! 4.8/5 -
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Grand Manor Church Hill Birthplace of Sam Houston
average rating of 4.8333335 based on 6 reviews

Truly outstanding accommodations

  • 5 of 5

Great communication with owner. So peaceful. A historic home which is immaculate, charming and thoughtfully restored. Would love to return!

  • Submitted: Aug 8, 2018
  • Stayed: August 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Amazing Historical Property!

  • 5 of 5

As three traveling Texans touring historical sites across Virginia, we really couldn't have picked a better place for our short stay in Lexington. From the initial inquiry and all the way through checkout, Mike and Melinda were incredibly friendly and accommodating. Our only regret is not staying here longer.

The home itself is beautifully-appointed; from the outdoor area with yard games (corn-hole and frisbee), to the antique books on the bookshelves, to the family pictures and antique wall art. The sun-room was a perfect place for our morning coffee, and the kitchen had everything we needed as well. The location was excellent: close to town, but far enough away to enjoy the birds by day and the stars at night.

We especially enjoyed strolling around the beautiful acreage surrounding the home and even flushed out two big wild turkeys on our walk at dusk one evening. In a region already rich with history, I can't imagine you'll find a more unique and memorable lodging destination anywhere in the Lexington area. Stay here!

  • Submitted: May 14, 2018
  • Stayed: May 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: We appreciate your kind words and are very glad you had a great stay! The Longley Boys are fine Texans and wonderful guests and are welcome back to Church Hill anytime!
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Fort Mill, SC

Fantastic Property

  • 5 of 5

I was fortunate enough to have an extended stay recently at Church Hill with several friends and their families. There were 12 people in our group and the home was very accommodating and comfortable. The dining room and table were large enough for everybody to sit and enjoy meals together, share great memories and make many new memories that I'm sure will be cherished for years to come! The home and property are beautiful and filled with history. The owners are super friendly and attentive. Highly recommended.

  • Submitted: Dec 20, 2016
  • Stayed: November 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you very much for your kind words. We are very glad you enjoyed your time at Church Hill and look forward to having you back! Mike and Melinda Thompson
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Sharon E.

  • 5 of 5

Before light bulb and telephone Church Hill existed in the Shenandoah valley. My stay in November at this authentic pre-civil war home was filled with 19th century history and artifacts alongside modern amenities. Time spent in the sunroom was punctuated with routine visits at dusk from a 6 member white tailed deer family. Historical value is everywhere in the home and on the grounds transporting one back to a more genteel era. The only thing more remarkable than my stay was meeting the gracious current generation/owners of the ancestral Thompson home, Mike and Melinda Thompson. Everything about this location surpasses a 5 star rating.

  • Submitted: Dec 3, 2015
  • Stayed: October 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Tega Cay, SC

Awesome weekend getaway!

  • 5 of 5

Met several friends at Church Hill for an extended weekend to enjoy the outdoor activities the area has to offer. Loved the historic atmosphere of the home and grounds. The home is very beautiful and well maintained. The views from the property are outstanding. We are definitely planning a return trip. I'm looking forward to it already!

5 Stars...Top Notch!

  • Submitted: Nov 18, 2015
  • Stayed: November 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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western Virginia

Beautiful house and grounds!

  • 4 of 5

The Sam Houston house was a great place to meet for our family reunion. Our family is scattered up and down the east coast, and Lexington, Virginia was a do-able drive for all of us. We enjoyed the history of the place, and it was quite comfortable for such an old house. We plan to come again next year.

  • Submitted: Jul 4, 2015
  • Stayed: June 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much for your visit and kind words. We are constantly working to make Church Hill even better! We hope you come back again soon!
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Nearest Airport
55 Miles
Roanoke Regional Airport
Nearest Barpub
5 Miles
Devils Backbone Brewing Company
Nearest Golf
8 Miles
Lexington Golf & Country Club
Nearest Motorway
1 Miles
Interstate 81
Nearest Restaurant
2 Miles
Mucha Alegre


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $150

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.