|Space||4,300 sq. ft.|
|Minimum Stay||2 nights|
"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!
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!
Mikel & Melinda Thompson purchased this house in 1837
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!
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.
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.
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.
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!
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.
|Rate Period||Nightly||Weekend Night||Weekly||Monthly *||Event|
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay
|Cleaning fee||$150 + Tax|
* Approximate monthly rate. Actual rate will depend on the days of the month you stay.