Lodging/Directions

Hotel Reservations

The Blue Ridge Garden Club has partnered with three boutique hotels in downtown Lexington for the Garden Club of Virginia’s Board of Governors Meeting. Each hotel is within walking distance of the downtown meeting locations, so please remember to pack those comfortable walking shoes!

To receive the special lodging rate, please contact the hotel by phone (no online or third-party booking) no later than September 10th, 2017, and be sure to mention “Garden Club of Virginia” when making your reservation.

Rooms are limited and on a first-come, first-served basis, so
we encourage early reservations!

Also note that a shuttle is available from the Robert E. Lee Hotel entrance, which is within a block of The Georges and The Sheridan Livery.

The Georges

The GeorgesThe Georges, located at 11 North Main Street, occupies two buildings on opposite sides of Main Street in Lexington, Virginia. Each building is a unique piece of the past, revitalized with fine accommodations for  guests to enjoy today. Just as the Georges, after whom the inns are named, were different, none of the 18 guest rooms are alike. Each is custom designed and furnished to make you feel at home whether you’re escaping for a night, the weekend, or as long as you’d like. The Georges is home to Haywoods, a casual and lively piano bar serving Southern bistro-style cuisine and TAPS, the lobby lounge. For reservations please call 540-463-2500, and visit the website at The Georges for more information about the inn.

The Georges has 17 rooms available on a first-come, first-served basis, and is offering a special lodging discount of 15 percent off of its current rate for reservations no later than September 10.  Please call The Georges directly at 540-463-2500 and mention “Garden Club of Virginia” to receive the discount.

Robert E. Lee Hotel

RE LeeDiscover the wonderful town of Lexington, Virginia, while staying at the newly renovated Robert E. Lee Hotel in the center of it all! The Robert E. Lee Hotel, located at 30 South Main Street, is among the top-rated Lexington, Virginia hotels. This six-story luxury property was built in 1926 and completely restored in 2014. The classic hotel has thirty-nine guest rooms, a dining room with outdoor terrace seating, and exercise facilities. Conveniently located in downtown Lexington, the hotel is within walking distance of Washington & Lee University and Virginia Military Institute. Call 540-461-8484 for reservations, and visit the website at Robert E. Lee Hotel for more information about the hotel.

The Robert E. Lee Hotel has 39 rooms available on a first-come, first-served basis, and is offering a special lodging rate of $145 plus tax for standard rooms, and $175 plus tax for suites on reservations no later than September 10.  Please call the Robert E. Lee Hotel directly at 540-461-8484 and mention “Garden Club of Virginia” to receive the special rate.

Sheridan Livery Inn

Sheridan LiveryThe Sheridan Livery Inn and Restaurant, located at 35 North Main Street, originally opened in 1887 as John Sheridan’s stable and carriage service. In 1997, after extensive restoration and renovations, the Sheridan Livery Inn and Restaurant were opened. The twelve-room inn features seven double rooms (queen and full bed in each), three suites (king bed and separate living room with a queen sofa bed), and two single rooms (one king bed)- all rooms have private baths, wireless internet access, and an iron. Off-street parking is available for inn guests and a continental breakfast is included with your stay, along with access to the offsite fitness center at the Robert E. Lee Hotel, and the offsite pool at the Lexington Golf and Country Club. Call 540-464-1887 for reservations, and visit the website at Sheridan Livery Inn for more information about the inn.

The Sheridan Livery Inn has 12 rooms available on a first-come, first-served basis, and is offering a special lodging rate of $135 plus tax for standard rooms, and $150 plus tax for suites on reservations no later than September 10.  Please call the Sheridan Livery Inn directly at 540-464-1887 and mention “Garden Club of Virginia” to receive the special rate.

Other Lodging Options:

For information about other lodging options in the area, please visit the Lexington Visitor Center website, or call them at 540-463-3777.


Directions / Map

General Driving Directions to Evans Hall
(Registration and Horticulture Drop-off Location)
W. Washington St. @ Lee Avenue, Lexington, VA
Washington and Lee University

From I-81:  Take exit 191 for I-64 W toward Lexington/Charleston, go about .8 miles, and take exit 55 for US 11 toward VA-39/Lexington/Goshen.  At the end of the ramp, turn left onto US-11 S.  Go about 1 mile and, just after crossing the Maury River bridge, take the right lane to turn slightly right onto N. Main St.  Go about .9 miles and turn right onto W. Washington St.  Evans Hall will be on your left, just past Lee Avenue.

Downtown Lexington Map:  Key Board of Governors Event Locations