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“Exceptional” 5 of 5 stars
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502 South Main
Ranked #1 of 21 Lexington B&B and Inns
Certificate of Excellence
Charleston, WV
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55 reviews
19 hotel reviews
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“Exceptional”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 24, 2013

502 South Main is a gem! Located within easy walking distance of downtown Lexington, this B&B is beautifully and comfortably decorated and showcases the owners' eclectic interests and global travels. The breakfast is plentiful, delicious, and healthful. The innkeepers hit just the right balance -- warm and helpful without being overbearing.

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  • Stayed December 2013, traveled with friends
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 19, 2013

Admittedly, we have not stayed at tons of B&Bs, particularly in our younger years traveling with children. Now that we are empty-nesters, it is a trend that is on the upswing for us and we were so glad to include 502 South Main in our experiences. The reviews are spot on when they discuss the beautiful and spacious room and bathroom. Mary Stuart and Russ are incomparable hosts and we didn't lack for a thing. The breakfast was perfectly prepared and plentiful. The fresh baked cookies on arrival were also very welcome. This was our first visit to Lexington, VA, and we enjoyed the close proximity to downtown and enjoyed the restaurants that were recommended. We look forward to future visits to this lovely town and plan to stay here again.

  • Stayed December 2013, traveled as a couple
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NY NY
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 20, 2013

We stayed at this B&B twice while traveling to and from the NC mountains. Russ and Mary Stuart are excellent hosts. The rooms are big and clean. The cookies are not to be missed.
Russ and Mary are very engaging hosts, and went out of their way to make us feel very comfortable in their home.

The B&B is within driving distance of the Blue Ridge Parkway.

  • Stayed November 2013, traveled as a couple
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 20, 2013

I had a very pleasant mid-week break at 502 South Main. Mary Stuart and Russ were lovely hosts. Their beautiful home is an easy stroll to everything in Lexington. In fact, I parked my car and didn't touch it until I was ready to leave. I hope I can return soon.

  • Stayed November 2013, traveled solo
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Westchesterd County NY
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 13, 2013

... on how a B&B should be run. Russ and Mary Stuart were gracious hosts, making us feel welcomed and pampered. Our room was lovely and quiet, nicely appointed, in a B&B within easy walking distance to downtown. The parlor had a variety of books, games and magazines, and the breakfast was great. What stands out most, however, is the warm hospitality, and the hosts' attention to detail. There were homemade cookies, a bed that was turned down for us while we were at dinner, and lovely wrapped chocolates on the pillows. Lexington is a nice town for history buffs and after walking our feet off, it was terrific to "come home" to 502 South Main.

  • Stayed November 2013, traveled as a couple
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Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 4, 2013

My wife and I stayed here for 2 nights as we made our way down the Blue Ridge Parkway. 502 is situated just a short drive from the Parkway and the historic town is an ideal place for a stopover.
The accommodation is situated at the top of the Main Street and has parking to the rear. On arrival we were very warmly greeted by Mary Stuart and shown to our room. We were in the West Room which overlooks the front of the property. Although overlooking the Main Street close to a set of traffic lights we were not aware of any noise - there is not much traffic on the road.
The West Room has sufficient space so that you feel comfortable and the bed and linen are just great. Towels, etc., are also of a high standard.
Breakfast, from memory, is served at 9am. However, for caffeine addicts fresh coffee is available in the hallway outside the rooms from about 7 or 7:30. For breakfast there is a selection of fruit juices, cereals and fruit followed by something cooked. Both mornings we were there it was delicious.
Mary Stuart spoils everyone in the afternoon with some delicious home baking. Truly wonderful creations. If you are out you will find something nice in your room upon your return. Lovely touch.
Russ is also the perfect host and both he and Mary Stuart do everything to ensure you have a very pleasant stay. They are very helpful in suggesting things to do, places to visit and also with restaurant recommendations.
Lexington itself is a beautiful town and easily walkable from 502 - try the self guided walking tour! Takes you to all the interesting points. Such friendly people and probably one of the nicest places we have visited in USA.
It is a long way to visit again from Scotland but if we are ever in the area again there is no doubt where we will stay!
Russ and Mary Stuart are a credit to their trade - keep up the great work.

  • Stayed October 2013, traveled as a couple
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Savannah, Georgia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 2, 2013

Great overall experience. Greeted with hot cider and homemade oatmeal cookies. Huge tasty breakfast served by the fire by the pleasant host Mary. Quiet location a short walk to everything in Lexington. Beautiful house with comfortable spotless rooms and comfy beds.Will return on my next trip to W & L.

  • Stayed October 2013, traveled with family
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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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