Destination guide

Lynchburg – the onetime capital of Virginia

Lynchburg, Virginia, is written into the annals of American history. It once played host to one Thomas Jefferson, and was a pivotal flashpoint in the Civil War. Today, grand courthouses, the Old City Cemetery, the mansions of Poplar Forest, and the Lynchburg Museum all showcase this fascinating past, while Lynchburg vacation rentals come in the form of charming family bungalows or modern condos in the center. What's more, Lynchburg sits on the cusp of the famous Blue Ridge Mountains, where the Appalachian Trail and one of America's greatest wildernesses unfolds before the eyes.

Things to do

Civil War museums and snow parks in Lynchburg

If you're being attracted to the James River by the jigging tunes of an Irish fiddle or the promise of reenactment history lessons for the kids, then it's likely you're heading for the Point of Honor – there's plenty of activities for the younger ones there in summer. The Lynchburg Museum is the place to go for more sober relics of the town's military past, while the Sandusky is another immersive spot where Union generals once stood. Apart from that, Lynchburg hosts one of Virginia's top children's museum - Amazement Square – along with the year-round winter attractions of the Snowflex Centre.


Unravel American history in Lynchburg

You certainly won't have to venture far from the door of your Lynchburg vacation rental to discover a world rich in American history. National Historical Monuments rub shoulders with centuries-old arboretums, and the graves of Confederate and Union alike hide between the tree groves. That all comes neatly balanced out by the outdoorsy pursuits of the nearby Blue Ridge Mountains, where skiing and snowshoeing is possible in the winter, and joining sections of the world-famous Appalachian Trail is on offer to hikers.


Virginia springs into life in Lynchburg

Most travelers who come to witness the old Civil War battlefields in this corner of Virginia will book their Lynchburg vacation rentals for the springtime. That's because the temperatures of May and early June tend to be the most stable and pleasant, offering dry spells for outdoor sightseeing, not to mention great conditions for pulling on the walking boots and hitting the trails of the Blue Ridge Mountains. That said, winter ushers in skiing opportunities in nearby hill resorts like Wintergreen and North Ridge, which means vacations here stay popular between December and March, too.

Natural features

Lynchburg lies in the shadow of Appalachia

Pull on the walking boots and hit the trails of the Blue Ridge Mountains just north of Lynchburg – you won't be disappointed. These hazy peaks hide the famous Blue Ridge Parkway and Appalachian Trail, both of which wiggle their way into the dense forests of oak, beech, and chestnut trees, past the sculpted Peaks of Otter, and over the boulder-capped summit of the Sharp Top Mountain. Other sections of the vast George Washington and Jefferson National Forest are super remote.

How to get there

Traveling to and around Lynchburg

The nearest airport is in Lynchburg, VA (LYH-Lynchburg Regional), located 6.5 mi (10.4 km) from the city center.

If you prefer train travel, you can make your way to Lynchburg-Kemper Street Station.

How many vacation rentals are available around Lynchburg, VA?

Our 2020 property listings offer a large selection of 118 vacation rentals around Lynchburg. From 19 condo and apartment rentals to 59 house rentals, find a unique house rental for you to enjoy a memorable holiday or a weekend with your family and friends.

Can I rent a rural property in Lynchburg?

There's nothing like the allure of a visit to the countryside. Think peaceful walks in nature, cozy local cafes and the melody of crickets by night. Bring it on! Vrbo has 27 countryside rental properties in this destination. Open to more ideas? Vrbo has tons more property options to search through, including:

  • 20 mountain-view vacation rentals.
  • 8 water-view vacation rentals.
  • 7 city-center vacation rentals.

Can I rent a house in Lynchburg?

Our house vacation rentals are real accommodations for real travelers. Providing loads of space to spread out, they're perfect for those who want to experience life like a local. There are 56 houses currently listed on Vrbo. Prices begin at $48 a night. Or maybe you'd rather go for one of the area's other sought-after rental types, such as:

  • Hotel: 19 vacation homes. Prices start from $79 per night.
  • Apartment: 11 vacation homes. Prices start from $60 per night.
  • Condo: 7 vacation homes. Prices start from $121 per night.

Can I stay in Lynchburg in a large group?

The recipe for a memorable vacation is catching up with friends and family in a fantastic new place. If you're traveling with a large group, Vrbo can help. House vacation homes are the leading choice here for big groups of guests. Our global database currently has 10 available. The lodging options that are suitable for large groups in the area include:

  • Are you on the hunt for vacation homes that can hold 6 vacationers? We have 36 that will be perfect. Prices start from $79 per night.
  • If you have 8 in your crew, you'll be thrilled to discover that there are 28 vacation homes perfect. The starting price is $142 per night.
  • Seeking vacation rentals catering to 10 people? You'll be delighted to know we have 24 that'll be perfect. You can secure one from just $102 per night.

So don't worry! When you travel with us you can take your dad, your grandpa and all your mates to Lynchburg.

Where are the cheapest rentals in Lynchburg?

Those narrow hotel hallways are no place to spend those precious vacation moments! Uncover our value-for-money rentals today and make sure everybody in your group has room to spread out. When it comes to finding a great deal, your first port of call should be Windsor Hills. Here, Vrbo has 15 rentals at an average price of $90 per night. Diamond Hill is another great option. We have 7 rentals here, and the average price is around $115 per night.