Make yourself at home at our Lynchburg hotels in the rolling Virginia foothills along the James River. You’ll soon be cruising the Blue Ridge Parkway through shimmering forests and admiring the meticulous work of restorers at Thomas Jefferson’s Poplar Forest villa retreat.
Guests of our hotels in Lynchburg can begin exploring from the foot of Monument Terrace in the Court House Hill District. As you climb the staircase, the Greek columns of the 1855 Old Court House, now the Lynchburg Museum, rise into view. Simple museum displays of tobacco harvesting tools and photographs detail the city’s 300 years of history. A 19th-century warehouse enjoys a vibrant new life as Riverview Artspace. Painters, collage artists and sculptors work in open studios and local contemporary artists mount exhibitions in the galleries. Spend an afternoon driving the Blue Ridge Parkway through the Blue Ridge Mountains, a short ride from our Lynchburg hotels. The green mountain forests turn flaming red and brilliant orange in autumn.
Succulent fuzzy peaches and juicy apples sold by farmers at downtown’s Community Market are perfect snacks for a day of walking Lynchburg’s historic streets. Virginian artisans sell handmade pottery and intricate baskets in the adjacent crafts market. Guests of our hotels in Lynchburg enjoy dining in downtown steakhouses and bistros in historic 200-year-old buildings. Sample Virginia wines when you dine and locally brewed beers at downtown pubs.
Choose our Holiday Inn Express® hotels in Lynchburg to explore historic sites just outside of town. At Thomas Jefferson’s Poplar Forest country villa, you can watch engineers and archeologists unearth artifacts from the gardens and restore Jefferson’s architectural masterpiece to its 1800s appearance. At Appomattox Court House National Historic Park, visit the McLean house where Ulysses S. Grant negotiated the end of the Civil War with Robert E. Lee.