Escapes: Glamping in Lexington, Virginia

Escapes: Glamping in Lexington, Virginia


I recently embarked on an adventure with the Dutchman, my piccola, my friend Carla from Spicy Candy DC and her friend D. That adventure was Glamping in Lexington, Virginia with Glamping Hub. Glamping is a term that has been pretty popular of late. I credit that to fabulous Instagram and Pinterest posts! Given that I have an infant, we decided to do “Glamping Lite” in a deluxe cabin instead of a tent.

Glamping in Lexington, Virginia

Piccola & I at our Cabin

Getting There

When we were planning our Glamping in Lexington, Virginia adventure, we looked at several properties on the Glamping Hub website. Booking with Glamping Hub was a breeze. It was tough to choose where we wanted to stay as there was a great selection of rustic cabins in the central Virginia/Blue Ridge Mountains region. We finally settled for a cabin in Lexington, Virginia, a quaint college town surrounded by picturesque nature, idyllic streams, and photogenic livestock. It takes 3.5 hours to get there from Washington, DC by car.

Glamping in Lexington, Virginia

Glamping in Lexington, Virginia: Our Cabin

The Cabin

As we took the winding road to our cabin, we passed cozy country homes lined with pine trees. Pity that it was winter as I can imagine how stunning the vegetation must be during summer or fall. The cabin comes fully equipped with kitchen supplies, bed linens, and even condiments to cook with. Also enjoyed how our hosts welcomed us with a bottle of wine and a packet full of local tips upon arrival. One of my favorite features was the fireplace which came with plenty of firewood to keep us warm.

Glamping in Lexington, Virginia

Bedroom at the Cabin


With three ample bedrooms, this cabin comfortably fits six people. We brought a travel crib for piccola that fit perfectly in our room. Aside from the beloved fireplace, we all loved the deck in the rear of the cabin. It was still pretty cold during our visit but we still made a point to sit down and take in the winter sun with a cup of coffee.

Glamping in Lexington, Virginia

The Cabin Life

Cabin Life

I believe one of the perks of being detached from the city is communing with nature and reconnecting with your loved ones. That’s what we did during the weekend. We had long, lazy breakfasts and we made dinner one evening. Loved that the cabin was equipped with plenty of pots and pans, colorful China, and even condiments. There was a Kroger supermarket nearby, where we bought our supplies. We chilled in the evenings with hot chocolate with yummy SmashMallows and shared stories around the fire.

Glamping in Lexington, Virginia Hot Chocolate

Hot Chocolate by the Fire

Glamping in Lexington, Virginia: What to Do

Although the cabin lends itself to staying in, we also wanted to see a bit of Lexington. We had dinner one night at The Palms, a cozy restaurant where we indulged in pub food like chicken wings (so yummy we ordered a second serving), burgers, and country fried chicken. We also spent one afternoon at Devil’s Backbone Brewery. The space is warm and cozy, perfect to sample the wide range of beers the brewery has to offer. It’s pretty cool to see the place where one of the beers we drink at local DC restaurants such as Brookland’s Finest is made.

Glamping in Lexington, Virginia Wine Tasting

Wine Tasting at Rockbridge Vineyards

A Glamping in Lexington, Virginia trip is not complete without stocking up on Virginia wine. We spent a few hours at Rockbridge Winery with a rustic feel and an intimate tasting room. With a comprehensive tasting for $5, it’s a great deal. Although Virginia wine is known for their reds, it was the Gewürztraminer that captured our heart. It was dry, crisp, with citrus notes which took me back to a summer trip I made to Austria where I first fell in love with the grape. The staff is very friendly and the owner, Jane shared a bit about the history of the winery with us.

Glamping in Lexington, Virginia

Nature in Lexington, Virginia

The Verdict

For a luxurious rural getaway, I recommend Glamping in Lexington, Virginia. Great wine, good company, and a beautiful cabin is what good memories are made of. City life is great but I truly enjoy disconnecting and spending time in nature. It really allows me to recharge my batteries and come up with new and exciting ideas. Most importantly, it was great to introduce our daughter to the beauty of the outdoors.

Disclaimer: This experience was hosted by Glamping Hub, but opinions are my own.
  • Patty Williams

    Hi Jessica,
    Lexington and Rockbridge Area Tourism is thrilled you enjoyed your glamping experience! Despite the chilly weather, it looks like you and your friends had a great girls weekend. We hope you will come back and visit us when it is warmer as there are so many things to do outdoors…stroll downtown Lexington and the shops, galleries and museums, feed the animals at Virginia Safari Park and Natural Bridge Zoo, visit Natural Bridge State Park, catch a concert at Glen Maury Park, and hike, bike or paddle on the James and Maury Rivers.
    With kindest regards,
    Patty Williams, Director of Marketing

    • Hi Patty, I’m glad you enjoyed the post. Thanks for all your great recommendations! Looking forward to returning in the summer or fall!

  • AdventureDawgs

    Hi Jessica,
    I just found your site by way of a Facebook group and I love it! I am following you on all your media. I love your site design. We just started a travel blog and I love discovering new bloggers. This post especially appeals to me because we are avid campers, and we adore the Charlottesville/Lexington VA area. We visited Devil’s Backbone a couple years ago and absolutely fell in love with it! Their food and beer are incredible. If you haven’t been for Sunday brunch, you should definitely check it out. We actually did most of the Brew Ridge Trail, touring the breweries in the area on our motorcycle. We strapped the tent to the back and camped the whole trip. It was the best trip. The beer, food, and scenery of the area can’t be beat. There is a seemingly endless list of things to do and something to appeal to everyone. We can’t wait to go back! Thanks again for sharing your trip with us and I look forward to sharing more of your journeys with you. Happy Travels!
    Cheryl – Adventuredawgs.com

  • Loved all the pictures, will definitely go glamping in Lextington next time I visit Virginia! Thanks for sharing!
    Pilar
    http://www.thelifestylehunter.com

  • Sherianne Higgins (SherianneKa

    I am not a big camper but I could do this glamping thing easily. I know it has become popular; I have ignored it entirely. I think I was looking at it all wrong… I also think you needed to make smores 🙂

  • I recently learned that Virginia is home to several wineries and your post proved that. Glamping in Virginia interests me, as it’s a great way to experience the outdoors with a few of the amenities that I have grown to appreciate. Glamping works for anyone!

  • Holly

    Awww this looks fun and you brought your beautiful child. Glamping is high on my list. That hot chocolate looks great.

  • BonBon

    Perfect idea especially if you have babies/ kids:) We love Glamping… but now that the kids are a bit older; planning a real camping in fall:) whoa…wish us luck!!!