Ashland is a vibrant small town with big staying power that’s been here since 1858. Affectionately referred to by locals as the “Center of the Universe”, Ashland is situated approximately 15 miles north of Richmond and is less than two hours from Washington, DC, Northern Virginia, Charlottesville, and Norfolk.
A small town with a big personality, Ashland is the perfect place to spend the day or weekend strolling our historic main street lined with shops, restaurants, and the campus of Randolph-Macon College. Just beyond downtown, modern conveniences draw in weary travelers from Interstate 95 thanks to a variety of dining, fueling, and lodging options well suited for families and business travelers alike.
Here to woo your date and wow your fam with farm-to-table dining and cozy Southern fare, classic cocktails and experimental beers, buzzy arts and culture events and vintage holiday fanfare. Here for outdoor adventurers and history hounds, for porch sitters and railfans. Here then and here now, and ready whenever you are.