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What you should know about Ashland

Once a small farming community, Ashland was transformed into a thriving mineral springs resort in the 1840s by the arrival of the railroad. The symbolic tracks still run through the heart of this historic town, flanked by beautifully preserved Victorian buildings. Famed for its high quality of life, Ashland’s legendary laid-back charm and visitor-friendly amenities make it the ideal choice for a relaxing vacation that will transport you back in time.

Hotels in Ashland


This town has been welcoming visitors for as long as the railroad has been bringing them, so it’s no surprise that there’s a wide range of hotels and guesthouses in Ashland offering comfortable rooms at great prices. Choose your Ashland accommodation with ultimate relaxation in mind; Hampton Inn Richmond-North/Ashland is a budget Ashland hotel with excellent leisure facilities, including an outdoor pool and fitness center. At Sleep Inn And Suites you can enjoy year-round swimming in an indoor pool. Holiday Inn Express Hotel & Suites Richmond North Ashland is another top-rated Ashland hotel boasting a sumptuous spa where you can pamper yourself after a long day’s sightseeing.

Things to see in Ashland


Head for the Ashland/Hanover Visitor Center to discover why the locals call their town the “Center of the Universe.” The center is housed in an original train station dating from 1923, reflecting the important role that the railway played in this town’s history. Stroll along Railroad Avenue to trace the route of this pioneering line and admire some of Ashland’s most impressive buildings—the famous Hanover National Bank, D.B. Cox’s historic department store, and the storied post office. Enjoy a drink at the landmark Henry Clay Inn, soaking up the 19th-century atmosphere created by its fine antique furnishings. Afterward, spend a relaxing evening wandering around the historic campus of Randolph-Macon College, founded in 1830 by the Virginia Methodists and set amongst beautiful grounds with trees and fountains. The Ashland Museum is a great place to discover more about the town’s heritage, with fascinating permanent displays of documents and artefacts, as well as special exhibitions and events.

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Take in the view from the plaza outside historic Ashland Library, browse the antique shops for quirky souvenirs, or catch some live music at Ashland Coffee and Tea, the town’s original coffee shop. It’s impossible not to be swept up in the romance of bygone days. Ashland’s cozy inns and intimate restaurants make the perfect setting for an indulgent break with your loved one. If you’re planning a special anniversary treat, consider booking your visit to coincide with the town’s annual Strawberry Faire in June, when the community comes together to celebrate the strawberry harvest with pageants, stalls, live entertainment, and plenty of homemade strawberry shortcakes!

How to get to Ashland


The nearest airport to Ashland is Richmond International, which has connecting flights to and from major US cities. The simplest way to reach your Ashland hotel from the airport is to grab a cab at the terminal or pre-book a private transfer. Alternatively, pick up a rental car and enjoy the freedom of the open road from the moment you arrive. For an authentic touch, consider arriving by rail—the Amtrak Northeast Regional line stops in Ashland. Getting around Ashland itself is easy and enjoyable on foot as its compact, pedestrian-friendly center is made for leisurely strolls.