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April Adventures Await

Welcome the arrival of spring in Lexington, Virginia and treat yourself to an idyllic haven hidden in the Blue Ridge Mountains. The earth awakens from its winter slumber, nature dons its finest attire, and there are whispers of new beginnings on the breeze. Whether you are in need of rest and renewal or looking to spring into action, the Inn at Brierley Hill offers an elevated take on leisure to fully fuel your fresh start. From blooming buds to boundless adventures, this enchanting corner of the Shenandoah Valley invites you to embrace the season’s bountiful delights.  

1. Boredom to Blooms: April showers bring May flowers, and Lexington is no exception–although, we may be a bit early! Whether you are strolling the streets of Downtown Lexington or galavanting through our local gardens, nature boasts its blooms loud and proud. And there is so much more to explore, you could never get bored. 

  • Check out the partial solar eclipse (April 8th), enjoy a family birdwalk (April 13th), or soak in a sound bath (April 22nd) all from the blooming fields of Boxerwood Nature Center and Woodland Garden.
  • Take a class on the centuries old tradition of Kokedama, the art of making moss balls, at Tantivy Lavender Farm (April 27th)

2. Outdoor Adventures: Warmer weather means it’s time to embrace the great outdoors. Hike the blossoming Blue Ridge Mountains, pack a picnic and enjoy a splendid afternoon at Natural Bridge State Park, catch a movie at Hull’s Drive-in Theater, or simply take a leisurely stroll on any one of our nature trails in and around town!

  • Explore wildflowers all along the Chessie Trail (easy), Goshen Pass Natural Area Preserve (moderate), and House Mountain Trail (strenuous).
  • Celebrate International Dark Sky Week at Natural Bridge State Park (April 2nd-8th) for a dazzling star-gazing experience. 

3. Springtime Events: From festivals to farmers markets, spring brings a host of exciting events to Lexington and the surrounding area. We have it all and we wouldn’t want you to miss out on all the fun! 

  • Sample locally grown produce and artisanal goods every Wednesday from 8am to 12pm at the Lexington Farmers Market.
  • Indulge in the flavors of the season at the annual Bull and Oyster Fest (April 13th)
  • Shop the Spring Sidewalk Sale in downtown Lexington for three days of deals (April 26th-28th).
  • Unleash your creativity and support a thriving community of artists at Artapalooza in our neighboring town of Buena Vista (April 20th). 

As winter fades and nature takes on new life, there’s no better time to explore the beauty and charm of our little slice of the Shenandoah Valley. Whether you’re admiring the blooms, embarking on outdoor adventures, or immersing yourself in the local culture, springtime in Lexington promises unforgettable experiences for all. There’s no better place to kick off your adventure than at the Inn at Brierley Hill.

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