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“A great place in a great place !!!”
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502 South Main
Ranked #1 of 18 Lexington B&B and Inns
Certificate of Excellence
Winston-Salem, NC
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“A great place in a great place !!!”
Reviewed July 8, 2013

This was our first visit to Lexington, VA--and it won't be our last ! What a great, historical town ! One of the highlights was our stay at 502 South Main. The B & B was in wonderful condition--beautifully furnished and very comfortable. Mary Stuart and Russ couldn't have been nicer--great hosts ! The snacks and tea on the front porch were very nice, and Mary Stuart outdid herself at breakfast--it was fabulous !!! The room was spacious and very comfortable--great bath and shower ! All in all, it was a wonderful experience and one we look forward to revisiting very soon. Thanks for a great time in beautiful Lexington !!!

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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Reviewed July 7, 2013

This B&B is absolutely fabulous! The décor is up to date and luxurious. The location is conveniently located walking distance from downtown Lexington. The owners and hosts, and when I say hosts that means every proper contention of the word, are amazing. The breakfast was fantastic and the conversation with Mary Stuart and Russ was better! We had eggs benedict, a tomato and avocado with high quality balsamic accompaniment, and a starter of homemade granola and (mostly likely organic by the quality) fruit. I thought about it the e-n-t-I-r-e drive back to Alexandria, VA.

We stayed in the South room which is spacious and comfortable at the same time. The canopy bed is so very comfortable and in keeping with the home's luxurious décor.

The only item of note I would say regarding this review is; it is with selfishness that I say, don't go... that way there is always a room for me! No seriously, GO, you wont regret it! The hosts are the best that can be offered. The breakfast are DC-worthy 5 star rated. The rooms are spacious and comfortable. The bathrooms are up to date with marble surrounds.

Signed,
Lisa M. and Michael M. (and the unintended guests of Reganne and Ava M.)

  • Stayed July 2013, traveled with family
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McLean, Virginia
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Reviewed July 5, 2013

Excellent in every way! We stayed 4 nights in late June/early July. The decor and amenities of the accommodations and common areas is lovely and comfortable with attention to small details (everything you could possibly need or want, including citronella and insect repellant on front porch). The bathrooms and beds are modern, well appointed and comfortable. The house has cable and WIFI access. Ample parking in rear, and location affords easy walking access to downtown Lexington. Mary and Russ are attentive and gracious hosts who are eagle to provide assistance w/ recommendations, reservations etc. Mary greeted us each afternoon with refreshments delivered to our room and the breakfast each morning was delicious (lots of fresh fruit, cereal, specially cooked breakfast offering that differs each day and an assortment of juices and beverages). The hosts go out of their way to accommodate special needs and requests.

Room Tip: The South room is the largest with plenty of room for an extra bed that the hosts will provide.
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  • Stayed July 2013, traveled with family
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Cranbrook, United Kingdom
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Reviewed June 26, 2013

My wife and I stayed there for two nights and wished we could have stayed longer. Russ and Mary Stuart are great hosts and nothing seemed too much trouble. We really enjoyed our stay in Lexington, we broke our driving trip through the Appalachians, here by chance. We really recommended 502 S Main as a place to return too.

  • Stayed June 2013, traveled as a couple
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Portland
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Reviewed June 21, 2013

My sister and I had four wonderful nights at the 502 South Main St B and B. Mary Stuart and Russ were the perfect host and hostess, never intruding, but always available when needed. The breakfasts were amazing...fresh and perfectly seasoned. Our room (twin beds) was large and immaculate, with really comfy beds and pillows, and a beautiful marble bathroom with lots of hot water and lovely toiletries. The mini fridge full of various drinks and the daily filled snack basket were a nice touch. There was also WI-FI and DVDs available. These people really care about their guests, and the warm atmosphere throughout this charming B and B is the perfect reflection of that. And don't forget to take a kayak or raft down the James River....really fun! And the Southern Restaurant was delightful and unbelievably reasonable.

  • Stayed May 2013, traveled with family
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Charlotte, North Carolina
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Reviewed May 19, 2013

Just returned to Charlotte from VMI graduation and a big family celebration in Lexington... and are still basking in the wonderful time we had... made even more special by Mary Stuart and Russ's kindness! I whole heartedly echo previous reviewers comments about the super comfortable rooms, fantastic breakfasts, and all the other thoughtful extras at 502! ...and also agree that we feel like we've made new friends! My elderly parents were with us and could not have felt more welcome and fussed over. This morning I talked to my mom... she was up at 8:00 am, and I asked her if she was all dressed and ready to go down to breakfast... she said "I wish!" ...as did I! :-) We were so lucky to have found 502!

  • Stayed May 2013, traveled with family
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Peachtree City, Georgia, United States
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Reviewed May 18, 2013

502 So. Main is the prime location for a stop in historic Lexington. It is an easy walk to downtown shops, restaurants, museums, and colleges. The hosts are gracious and well informed about the local history and current events.

You will be pampered with a gourmet breakfast and snacks in the afternoon. Each guest room is spacious and beautifully reflective of yesteryear charm. Yet it has the updated tech conveniences of today's fine hotels.

  • Stayed May 2013, 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
Hotel Style:
Ranked #1 of 18 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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