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The Lexington and Rockbridge Area Tourism Development office would be glad to help you develop your story. Here are a few ideas to get you started.

The Georges and Robert E. Lee Hotel
The Georges offers 18 boutique guest rooms, the Haywood's restaurant featuring a piano bar, and fine dining at TAPS. The Robert E. Lee includes 39 luxury rooms, meeting facilities and the Italian Rocca Ristorante & Bar. Both hotels are located in historic downtown Lexington.

Experience something Unexplainable
Experience the eerie transformation of this charming city after the sun goes down during this guided candlelight walking tour through the back streets and alleyways to the venues of Lexington. Be intrigued with the relationship between a dog and college student who may be inseparable in the afterlife or find out why the most haunted house of the East Coast is located in Lexington, Virginia

A 1700's flour milling tradition lives in Rockbridge County at Wade's Mill.

The National Register of Historic Places lists Wade's Mill (c1750) as a working water powered flour mill. Cooking classes are also available. Today countless eateries delight visitors with famous, local fare in intimate indoor settings or outdoor, café seating.

Wineries and Breweries
Recognized as the Small Brewpub and Small Brewpub Brewer of the Year, Devils Backbone Outpost Brewery is open for tours. Located on a beautiful hillside of Virginia's heartland is the new 15,000 sq. ft. custom built brewery featuring a 30bbl Rolec Brewing system, a SBC bottling line and Tap Room where you will enjoy an honest pint of local, award-winning craft beer.

It's all about the hunt. . . the geocaching hunt, that is. Gather your search party to final all the strategically placed caches (hidden containers) throughout the Gems of Rockbridge Geocaching Trail. The trail was developed in celebration of the 75th Anniversary of the Blue Ridge Parkway and to highlight the natural beauty and cultural heritage of Rockbridge County. Those that locate all of the caches on the trail and complete a passport will receive a commemorative coin.

Civil War Sites
Civil War history is prevalent throughout the area, and with many sites to visit and trails to follow, there is much to be discovered.

Natural Beauty
Surrounded by the breathtaking Blue Ridge Mountains, you can find few places on earth which offer the memorable scenery found in Lexington, Buena Vista and Rockbridge County.

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