Four Sweet Escapes for Artists

Let your inner artist out to play when you book a stay with one of our artisan-friendly accommodations in Lexington and Rockbridge County. Whether it's solace you seek or a gorgeous landscape begging for a plein art session, we're sure you'll find exactly what you're after in our backyard.

The Cabin at Cabin Spring Farm | 70 Cabin Spring Lane, Lexington

An 1800s log cabin is your sweet escape at The Cabin at Cabin Spring Farm. You'll undoubtedly enjoy the screen porch for sipping your morning coffee or tea, and the fireplace is perfect for chilly nights. Cabin Spring Farm is a working fiber farm, and artisans (or newbies!) are invited to join in on the fun of special events like Ruckus Days and fiber camps. Call to ask about their spinning and weaving weekend package.

Shenandoah Art Destination

Shenandoah Art Destination | 325 Union Run, Lexington

This all-inclusive artist's retreat is heaven for those seeking extra guidance and direction from owner and fine artist Jan-Willem Boer. Book a three-, four-, six-, or 10-day getaway to immerse yourself in drawing, painting, or printmaking. Their property also includes several beautiful plein art locations.

Country Retreat at South River Highlands | Highland Farm Road, Buena Vista

The five cabins at South River Highlands are spread out to offer the ultimate in privacy and solitude. While any of the five would be perfect getaways for a writer or painter, we're especially drawn to the aptly named Writer's Retreat. Its front porch and quiet coziness are most inviting for respite.

Heartstone Lodge & Retreat Center

Heartstone Lodge & Retreat Center | 1366 Stuartsburg Road, Buena Vista

Also situated on the acreage of South River Highlands, The Creamery Studio is part of the Heartstone Lodge ensemble of accommodations and event space. Initially the owner's art studio, The Creamery has a private hideaway space out back, gardens and courtyards all around, and access to the beautiful meditation garden and pond.

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