Find Family-friendly Attractions near Our Hotel
Located minutes from the Virginia Horse Center, the Country Inn & Suites puts you near the best equine sports in the Shenandoah Valley. We are also close to the prestigious settings of Virginia Military Institute and Washington and Lee University, making our hotel the perfect place to stay for on-campus events. If you love the outdoors, stroll beneath the 34-story Natural Bridge of Virginia, smell the flowers at Boxerwood Nature Center & Woodland Gardens, or take a tour of the Lexington Valley Vineyard. On a family vacation? Spend some quality time together watching the latest blockbuster at Hull’s Drive-In Theatre.
- Boxerwood Nature Center & Woodland Garden (2.6 miles)
Browse through acres of rare trees and shrubs, or meditate quietly among the lush foliage at this natural preserve. Boxerwood is open from sunup to sundown with free admission daily.
Phone: +1 (540) 463-2697
- Hull's Drive-in Theatre (4.3 miles)
For a romantic night with your significant other or a bit of bonding time with your family, go see a traditional drive-in movie at this community-owned theater.
Phone: +1 (540) 463-2621
- Lexington Valley Vineyard (8.8 miles)
This 67-acre vineyard is known for its decadent red and white wines, handcrafted right here in the Shenandoah Valley. After a professional tour, sit on the sundeck to sip a Grüner Veltliner or a cabernet franc.
Phone: +1 (540) 462-2974
- Natural Bridge of Virginia (14.4 miles)
Gaze up at the limestone bridge, towering higher than Niagara Falls, or descend 34 stories into the park’s awe-inspiring caverns. You can also raft, tube or kayak down Cedar Creek. Keep an eye out for Native American historic sites along the way.
Phone: +1 (540) 291-1326
- Virginia Horse Center (2.8 miles)
With eight barns and a coliseum that seats up to 4,000 visitors, this 600-acre complex is home to a wide array of equine sports. When horses aren’t galloping down the tracks, this center also hosts BMX races, dog shows, the Rockbridge Regional Fair and more.
Phone: +1 (540) 464-2950
Colleges and Universities
- Virginia Military Institute (VMI) (1.4 miles)
VMI is a four-year undergraduate college in Lexington that prepares young men and women for a life of service. If you’re a parent or a friend of a current student, or you’re just interested in what makes VMI one of the country’s top public liberal arts colleges, schedule a guided tour.
Phone: +1 (540) 464-7230
- Washington and Lee University (W&L) (1.7 miles)
Established in 1749 by Scots-Irish Presbyterian settlers, Washington and Lee University is the ninth-oldest institution of higher learning in the U.S. Since its founding, W&L has blossomed into a well-respected liberal arts college with dozens of areas of study.
Phone: +1 (540) 458-8400