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“A wonderful B&B” 5 of 5 stars
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502 S Main St, Lexington, VA 24450   |  
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Ranked #1 of 22 Lexington B&B and Inns
Fairfax Station, Virginia
Senior Reviewer
6 reviews 6 reviews
Reviews in 4 cities Reviews in 4 cities
“A wonderful B&B”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 4, 2012

We spent three days at 502 South Main and it was a wonderful experience. Mary Stuart and Russ, the innkeepers are so warm and welcoming. They made our stay extra special. We stayed in the Deluxe King South Room and it is a beautiful, large space. Very comfortable bed and pillows, a very large, marble bath with a huge shower and claw foot tub. Our room, as well as the entire home, is beautifully decorated and was spotless.
When we arrived, we were greeted by Mary Stuart and as soon as we were shown to our room were given a bottle of Virginia wine, fresh made cookies and chocolate covered strawberries. This was a part of a Living Social deal and it made the beginning of our stay extra special. We also had a fridge that had cold drinks and water for us to enjoy.
Each morning Mary Stuart and Russ served us a delicious breakfast fit for a king that got us ready for our day of touring.
We really enjoyed our stay at this inn and plan on returning again. Mary and Russ make you feel like one of the family!

Room Tip: Our room was wonderful but our friends stayed in the queen room and it was lovely too. I don't...
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  • Stayed August 2012, traveled with friends
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 hotel reviews
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3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2012

This couple demonstrates genuine hospitality, or "xenia" as the ancient greeks called it. From the close-to-home artwork to the supremely comfy beds, this place epitomizes the B&B culture. Mary Stuart and Russ truly know how to welcome people who are far from home and make them feel comfortable. We only had time to spend one night at 502 last week, but it was a perfect reward after a 2-day backpacking trip on the AT in central VA. Recommended without reservation!

  • Stayed August 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
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Martinsville, Virginia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2012

My daughter and I just returned from three nights in the South Room at 502 South Main B&B. It was our first B&B experience and I'm afraid we've been spoiled for any other. Russ met us at the door, called us by name, and helped us get our luggage to our room. Mary Stuart brought us our favorite drink (iced tea) and cookies fresh out of the oven. This all within 30 minutes of arrival. Our room was was amazing. We had a sitting area, a huge bedroom area, and the most fantastic bathroom. The bathroom was two rooms, a marble walk-in shower and toilet in one room and the sink and claw-foot bath tub in the other room. Everything was luxurious, including the soaps, lotions, etc. We really enjoyed the sitting room downstairs and the swing/rockers on the front porch. Mary Stuart provided afternoon snacks, in addition to the snacks already provided (along with drinks) in our room refrigerator. Breakfast was served in the very elegant dining room. We had three courses each day and they were all delicious. Lexington is filled with history and has so many places to visit. I would recommend the carriage ride as a great introduction to all the sites to see. I would highly recommend 502 South Main...you will fill pampered and spoiled!!!!

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  • Stayed August 2012, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2012

We just returned from two nights at Mary Stuart and Ross's B&B in Lexington, VA. Just a beautiful home, spotlessly clean and with all the extra little touches that make a B&B stay most enjoyable. Breakfasts were amazing, and probably enough to keep you going all day! We stayed in the largest room, beautifully decorated, with a sitting area and large bathroom. 502 Main is within walking distance of most of the main attractions of Lexington, which is a nice little town with plenty to keep you occupied if you are not familiar with the area. We would thoroughly recommend 502 and its hosts and will try to come back again.

  • Stayed July 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
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Ashville, Alabama, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2012

What a delightful visit! The area has so much history and the location within walking distance of VMI and W&L, our hosts so accommodating, the room luxurious, the food wonderful. We were spoiled! Best B&B ever! The experience is worth coming back again.

  • Stayed June 2012, traveled with friends
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
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Perth, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2012

This would have to be one of the best B&B's I've ever stayed in. Mary Stuart and Russ are wonderful hosts and very friendly. The breakfast meals are delicious and I really liked the small touches (like the chocolate mints that would appear on my pillow each night). The B&B is within walking distance of all the major attractions (Stonewall Jackson cemetery, Stonewall Jackson house, Washington & Lee college, VMI etc).

  • Stayed June 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
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Newport News
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3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 19, 2012

We planned a family reunion weekend at this beautiful Bed and Breakfast. Mary Stuart and Russ welcomed us with the most cordial hospitality we've experienced anywhere. The house is warm and welcoming. The rooms, comfortable and well appointed, and the food, far beyond our expectations. Mary Stuart is quite an accomplished chef. This place and these hosts are gems. We shall be back soon.

  • Stayed June 2012, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
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Address: 502 S Main St, Lexington, VA 24450
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Location: United States > Virginia > Lexington
Amenities:
Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Room Service Suites
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Ranked #1 of 22 B&Bs / Inns in Lexington
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Number of rooms: 3
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Just a short walk from historic Lexington's town center, 502 South Main is the discerning traveler's choice: finely appointed accommodations, close to restaurants, galleries, shops and the colleges. Offering 3 Guest rooms/1 Suite allows the owners at 502 South Main to provide First Class, personalized service in a gracious and relaxing atmosphere. Each morning guests look forward to a 3 course, gourmet breakfast. Homemade cookies, complimentary beverages and tasty snacks are available daily. ... more   less 

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