PET FRIENDLY Washington & Lee University W&L

PET FRIENDLY Washington & Lee University W&L

3 Lee Avenue
Lexington, VA 24450

Originally founded in 1749 as Augusta Academy, the school was first renamed for George Washington, who endowed the academy in 1796, then came to its present name after the death of Robert E. Lee, who served as the college's president for five years.

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Featured Pet-Friendly Hotels near Washington & Lee University W&L

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Applewood Inn & Llama Trekking Applewood Inn & Llama Trekking

PO Box 1348
Lexington, VA 24450
PO Box 1348
Lexington, VA 24450
540-463-1962
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Pet Policy: All three rooms are pet-friendly. There is a $20 fee for a one night stay, and $10 for subsequent nights. An additional dog is $10 per night. Pets should be crated when unattended and a cell phone number left.

Policy Confirmed: 04/10/2019 | Update this Pet Policy

Policy Confirmed: 04/10/2019

Pet Amenities: Miles of dog friendly hiking right from Inn. No traffic to worry about. List of pet friendly activities, water bowl, treats and towels and refrigerator available

Points of Interest: Pet vacation ideas: Blue Ridge Parkway, Appalachian Trail, two National Forests, Natural Bridge and Virginia Safari Park, Chessie Nature Trail.

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Best Western Lexington Inn Best Western Lexington Inn

850 N Lee Hwy
Lexington, VA 24450-3725
850 N Lee Hwy
Lexington, VA 24450-3725
1-888-675-9785
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Pet Policy: Dogs Welcome. Max 2 Dogs Per Room With A 80 lb max weight. Other pets (Cats, Birds, Etc) possibly accepted. Fee of $20.00/day With A $100/wk max. Subject to availability of Pet Friendly Rooms.

Policy Confirmed: 06/03/2014 | Update this Pet Policy

Policy Confirmed: 06/03/2014

Featured Pet-Friendly Restaurants & Cafes near Washington & Lee University W&L

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Pure Eats

107 N. Main St.,
Lexington, VA
540-462-6000
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This is our kind of place for breakfast, lunch, and dinner, specializing in doughnuts, burgers, and local craft beers. Ooh, and we also love their potato chips, which come in barbecue and jalapeño flavors. Enjoy it with your pooch at one of their outdoor umbrella tables. Open Monday through Saturday 8 a.m. to 8 p.m., Sunday 9 a.m. to 8 p.m.

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The Red Hen

11 E. Washington Street,
Lexington, VA
540-464-4401

This lovely farm-to-table restaurant characterizes its menu as “inspired Shenandoah cuisine.” We call it delicious. Enjoy it all with your canine on their pet-friendly patio. Open Tuesday through Saturday 5 to 9 p.m.

Though Washington & Lee does not allow pets in its on-campus housing, we are going to give it our "pet friendly" honorific because George Washington was mad for dogs. According to the Presidential Pet Museum, he owned more than 50 dogs over the course of his life, starting with a Dalmatian named Madame Moose (extra bonus pet-friendly points for the awesome name). He was keen on spaniels and terriers, and is considered to be the father of the American foxhound, the result of his breeding black and tan hounds with French hounds. Washington also reportedly hunted ducks with a Newfoundland he called Gurmer.

Robert E. Lee was also a lover of pets, and grew up with a black and tan spaniel named Spec, who used to attend church with the family. Spec's mom, Dart, was a rescue and, it turned out, a very good ratter. She and a Maltese cat who remains unnamed in Lee's autobiography kept the house and stables free of vermin. According to Lee, food for Dart and the cat was put out on the same plate, and Dart was not allowed to eat until the cat had had her fill.

When you and your pup are ready to eat, hie thee over to The Red Hen, which advertises its menu as "inspired Shenandoah cuisine" and is the one pet friendly restaurant in Lexington. For more options, you can take a short ride to nearby Nellysford, to Wild Wolf Brewing Company, which has a beautiful dog friendly beer garden complete with a koi pond. Its menu offers up such tasty options as Smoked Chicken with Cilantro-Lime Rice, Maple-Glazed Salmon, and BBQ Pulled Pork Nachos.

Also a quick hop from Lexington is El Jefe Taqueria Garaje, with a fantastic selection of high flavor tacos as well as an extensive collection of tequilas and craft and Mexican beers. We love that it has multiple pet friendly seating options to choose from.