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“Quirky but comfortable boutique hotel in backwoods Virginia. This sympathetically converted former shoe factory is filled with exposed beams and brick. Large rooms have high ceilings, big windows and are filled with retro pieces. There are two restaurants, a gym and a friendly hotel dog on site. ”

“Quirky but comfortable boutique hotel in backwoods Virginia. This sympathetically converted former shoe factory is filled with exposed beams and brick. Large rooms have high ceilings, big windows and are filled with retro pieces. There are two restaurants, a gym and a friendly hotel dog on site. ”

Hotel Review

You cannot miss this property. There is a larger than life, patent red stiletto heel affixed to its exterior, a reminder of its days as a shoe factory. Certainly not one of those cloned US hotel chains; the conversion is high quality. Spacious rooms leave the original brickwork and beams of this former industrial space exposed. Large sash windows provide views of historic downtown, the James River or the Blue Ridge Mountains. Retro lighting, velvet upholstered sofas and leather swivel chairs create a loft apartment feel. Some rooms even include small wood burners. More exposed brickwork and sizeable windows continue in the bathrooms, as well as granite surfaces and natural tiles. Deep bathtubs and fluffy robes invite guests to wallow amongst the bubbles. Breakfast is enjoyed in room, delivered in a rather novel wooden shoebox. Waterstone Pizza and Shoemakers American Grille provide other on site dining options. There is also a courtyard garden to the back, pleasant on a sunny afternoon. Located on the edge of historic Lynchburg’s town centre there are plenty of attractions and restaurants nearby. Close to the main rail track, which produces some atmospheric noise a few times a day, makes getting around a lot easier.
Recommended for
  • City Style
  • Boutique industrial conversion in the heart of historic Lynchburg.
 

Written by Gavin Don

Recommended For

  • Other Activities
  • If travelling with children be sure to take them to Amazement Square - lots of hands (and knees) on fun to be had.
  • Wildlife Area
  • The George Washington and Jefferson National Forests have an impressive array of native flora and fauna.
  • Great walks
  • The Riverwalk Trail, along the banks of the James River, is great for strolling and cycling.
  • Sights nearby
  • The historic house 'Point of Honor' former home of local hero Dr. George Cabell.
  • City Style
  • Boutique industrial conversion in the heart of historic Lynchburg.
  • Art Classes
  • Lynchburg Art Club has weekly classes. Beginners welcome!
  • Trekking
  • Cycling
  • Riding
  • Pet friendly
  • Allowed on request.
  • Good wine list
  • Downtown
  • Views
  • Wedding license
  • Full of character
  • Sit-out Terrace
  • Free wifi
  • Luxury
  • Antiques
  • Gym
  • Chic
  • Boutique
  • Artworks
  • Restaurant
  • Quirky
  • Charming
  • Contemporary
  • Disabled access
  • Retro/Vintage
  • Child friendly

Facilities

  • Pet friendly
  • Allowed on request.
  • Bar
  • Parking
  • Towelling robes
  • Good wine list
  • Safe
  • Room service
  • Views
  • Wedding license
  • Fireplace
  • Sit-out Terrace
  • Library
  • Cots available
  • Meeting Room
  • Outdoor dining
  • Walking distance restaurants
  • Airport transfer
  • Free wifi
  • Wifi
  • Gym
  • Restaurant
  • Satellite / Cable TV
  • Concierge
  • Suites
  • Disabled access
  • Sitting Room
  • Child friendly
  • Air conditioning

Activities

  • Other Activities
  • If travelling with children be sure to take them to Amazement Square - lots of hands (and knees) on fun to be had.
  • Wildlife Area
  • The George Washington and Jefferson National Forests have an impressive array of native flora and fauna.
  • Great walks
  • The Riverwalk Trail, along the banks of the James River, is great for strolling and cycling.
  • Sights nearby
  • The historic house 'Point of Honor' former home of local hero Dr. George Cabell.
  • Art Classes
  • Lynchburg Art Club has weekly classes. Beginners welcome!
  • Trekking
  • Cycling
  • Riding

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