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.
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.
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.
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.
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: 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.
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.
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.