When life starts to spin out of control, it’s time to take Lily Tomlin’s advice: “For fast-acting relief, try slowing down.” Floating along is more of your speed, anyhow. There are few places that encourage an easygoing pace quite like Midlothian, Virginia. Over three centuries ago, miners found coal in the wilderness of Virginia Colony, but today you won’t find the buzz of industry fueling this easygoing community. The soot has been cleaned off and replaced with stately manor houses and small-town charm. Enjoy every drop of Southern hospitality over blackberry pie in roadside cafes and relax in Midlothian hotels to the soothing sounds of the nearby James River.
Away from the lovely homes and tree-lined streets of Village Center, step back in time at the Mid-Lothian Mines Park. Sidled up to Loch Lothian, the park is home to the earliest mine shafts and railroads in North America. Both have been long abandoned, but you can still bear witness to the slow and steady work of local villagers who dedicated their lives to fueling a prosperous future. Stroll along the rail tracks and peek into the ruins for a reminder of how much past generations had to hustle so that today Midlothian could be a relaxing and luxurious hideaway from the capital city. Enjoy the finer things in life in top hotels near Midlothian, VA.
With only 14 miles separating you from the state capital, cruising into the city with one of our Midlothian rental cars needs to be on your itinerary. When you feel the coastal breeze brushing your face, you’ll know it’s time to pull over for fresh Virginia oysters in the Chesapeake Bay—there’s nothing hurried about carefully spritzing each oyster with lemon and savoring the slurp.
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