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About Lynchburg, Directions to VES, Accommodations

COME VISIT US!


To truly experience the VES family, you should visit our beautiful campus. Make the most of your trip by attending a class, meeting with faculty, students and staff members, and touring the campus. In the meantime, to get an idea of what our campus looks like and what facilities we have, take our online campus tour.


Directions to VES

400 VES Road | Lynchburg, VA 24503


From the North

Follow US 29 South toward Lynchburg. Exit at Route 210, exit #29. Follow Route 210 to the end. Turn left. After you cross the James River, turn right at the second light onto Rivermont Avenue. At the sixth light, approximately 3.3 miles, turn right onto VES Road. Follow VES Road for approximately one mile, and turn left into the main gate of the school.


From the South

Take US 29 North to the Main Street (Downtown) exit. Follow Main Street, which becomes Rivermont Avenue. Continue on Rivermont Avenue approximately 3.3 miles, to VES Road. Turn right on VES Road, follow it for approximately one mile, and turn left into the main gate of the school.


From the West

Follow US 460 East to Lynchburg. Take the 460 East Business, Timberlake Road exit. Follow Timberlake to the 501 North exit. Follow 501 North approximately 3 miles to the second light. Turn left at the second light onto the Lynchburg Expressway. Continue on the Expressway approximately 3 miles to the first light at the Boonsboro/Irvington Road intersection. Continue through the intersection onto Boonsboro Road. Follow approximately 2.6 miles to VES Road. Take a left on VES Road and follow approximately one mile. Take a left into the main gate of the school.


From the Northwest

Follow 501 South to the light at the Boonsboro/Irvington Road intersection. Turn left onto Boonsboro Road and travel approximately 2.6 miles to VES Road. Take a left on VES Road and follow approximately one mile. Take a left into the main gate of the school.


From the East

Take US 460 West to 29 North. Follow 29 North to the Main Street (Downtown) exit. Follow Main Street, which becomes Rivermont Avenue. Continue on Rivermont Avenue approximately 3.3 miles, to VES Road. Turn right on VES Road, follow it for approximately one mile and turn left into the main gate of the school.


Once You Arrive: Parking on Campus

On the VES campus, park in front of Jett Hall, the main building with white columns, home to the Admissions Office.



DISCOVER LYNCHBURG, VA


VES is nestled in the foothills of the Blue Ridge Mountains in the heart of Virginia. Lynchburg is a city of 76,000 residents within a larger metro area of 300,000. Our vibrant town is a safe place to enjoy:

  • extensive outdoor activities like our own trails on campus, the city's Blackwater Creek Trail for walking, running and biking, the nation's only year-round ski and snowboard facility at Liberty Mountain, a downtown skate park; hiking and skiing in the mountains nearby, and water sports on the James River and Smith Mountain Lake.
  • an exciting arts district showcasing fine arts, music, theater, a symphony and opera and film festival.
  • great restaurants and boutique shopping as well as the usual big-box stores.
  • movie theaters, paintball and other fun venues for students, parents and families.
And when you're ready to travel out of town, VES is conveniently located close to many other great cities. We're just an hour's drive from Charlottesville, Lexington and Roanoke, Va., two hours to Richmond, Va. and Greensboro and Winston-Salem, NC, and three hours to Washington, DC. The train heads straight from Lynchburg up to DC, Baltimore, Md., and New York or south to Atlanta. There's no limit to where you can go from here!

Learn about the fun activities around town and all that the region has to offer:

Downtown Lynchburg

The Burg

Discover Lynchburg, Virginia

Academy Center for the Arts

Vector Space

Lynchburg Parks & Rec

Accommodations in Lynchburg


Select hotels offer VES families a special rate

For major VES events (Founder's Day, Fall and Spring Family Weekends, Commencement and Reunion), hotel blocks are typically reserved at the following properties. Please call the property's local number and request a "VES Room" to receive the special event rate.
 
Craddock Terry Hotel - Boutique Hotel
1312 Commerce Street
434-455-1500
Distance from campus: 4.9 miles
 
601 Main Street
888-465-4329 or 434-528-2500
Distance from campus: 4.3 miles
 
2900 Candlers Mountain Road
434-237-6333
Distance from campus 11.1 miles
 
15171 Wards Road
800-741-5072 or 434-237-5848
Distance from campus: 10.9 miles
 
3600 Liberty Mountain Road
800-741-5072 or 434-608-1224
Distance from campus: 10.9 miles
 
Other properties in the Lynchburg area
 
2134 Old Forest Road
434-528-0983
Distance from campus: 4.2 miles

404 Cabell Street
800-937-3582 or 434-846-1388
Distance from campus: 3.9 miles
4640 Murray Place
800-321-2211 or 434-846-7900
Distance from campus: 11.1 miles
 
1910 University Boulevard
800-326-5651 or 434-239-8863
Distance from campus: 12.2 miles

3777 Candlers Mountain Road
434-845-1700
Distance from campus: 12.3 miles

1101 Federal Street
800-818-6155 or 434-845-6155
Distance from campus:  5.14

4025 Wards Road
434-239-3006
Distance from campus: 11.6 miles

5600 Seminole Avenue
888-465-4329 or 434-237-7771
Distance from campus: 9.5 miles
 
3320 Candlers Mountain Road
434-847-8655
Distance from campus: 11.9 miles
 
5704 Seminole Avenue
434-847-8655
Distance from campus: 11.3 miles
 
2460 Rivermont Avenue
888-835-0387 or 434-845-6565
Distance from campus: 2.2 miles

The Florence Elston Inn (Sweet Briar College)
450 Sweetbriar Drive, Amherst
866-388-6207 or 434-381-6207
Distance from campus: 16.5 miles
 
A College Preparatory, Independent Boarding and Day School for Students in Grades 9-12
400 VES Road, Lynchburg, VA 24503 • 434.385.3600