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502 South Main
Ranked #1 of 21 Lexington B&B and Inns
Certificate of Excellence
Martinsville, Virginia
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10 reviews
4 hotel reviews
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“Pampered!”
5 of 5 bubbles 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!!!!

Room Tip: The South room is quiet and peaceful!
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  • Stayed August 2012, traveled with family
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5 of 5 bubbles 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
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Ashville, Alabama, United States
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5 of 5 bubbles 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
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Perth, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 29, 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
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Newport News
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5 of 5 bubbles 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.

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National Harbor, Maryland
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 5, 2012

What a wonderful weekend to spend at a B&B with gracious innkeepers that assist in providing a trip you'll want to repeat. In this historic quaint town, with wonderful history, scenery and restaurants, Russ and Mary Staurt provide a beautiful, clean, and comfortable home away from home. Mary Stuart is a Chef that prepares a masterful breakfast and will address any special dietary needs. We travel a lot have have been to quite a few B&B's. This ranks very high and you can not be dissappointed. Go, stay, and enjoy!

  • Stayed June 2012, traveled as a couple
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Virginia Beach, Virginia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 10, 2012

My boyfriend and I came for the Veterans Day weekend complimentary night's stay for retired military. The house was beautiful and the food was amazing. Russ and Mary Stuart are so warm and gracious, we felt right at home. Their home had personal paintings and family items that added to the cozy feeling. An added bonus was the charming town and the opportunity to visit our former students (we both formerly taught high school) who were attending nearby, VMI. Mary Stuart even offered to take goodies to our students at VMI. We will definitely return to see you Russ and Mary Stuart you are the best!

From Frankie and Sharon

Room Tip: We stayed in the South Room and it is definitely fit for a king!
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  • Stayed November 2011, traveled as a couple
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Property: 502 South Main
Address: 502 S Main St, Lexington, VA 24450-2308
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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 21 B&Bs / Inns in Lexington
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:3.5 star — 502 South Main 3.5*
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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