Student Housing

The Area

Dabney S. Lancaster Community College’s main campus is located off Exit 24, Interstate 64, in the scenic mountains of western Virginia.  Thirty minutes west of Lexington, 25 minutes east of the West Virginia border and 50 minutes northwest of Roanoke via U. S. 220, the area is a nature lover’s paradise, offering a variety of sports and activities. Safe and friendly communities dot the area served by the College.

Student Housing

Students will find a variety of housing options in the area. The College assists students and families by sharing information about rooms, apartments and houses available to rent.  Individuals and businesses listed as housing contacts have indicated their interest in sharing information with students.  Please call Student Services at (540) 863-2815 for more information.

Please note that DSLCC provides this information as a service for students and does not recommend or promote any specific listings.  Students will want to explore possibilities and select the housing arrangement, location and price range best suited for their needs. The College assumes no responsibility for the arrangements made between students and any of these property owners/agents, including financial matters and/or safety issues. 

Financial Aid

Students who are eligible for some forms of financial aid may be able to use left over financial aid to assist with the cost of student housing.  For more information, contact:
Sandy Haverlack
Financial Aid Officer
(540) 863-2822 or 2821

Student Housing Contact Information

For the convenience of students, several phone numbers are listed below:


Action Real Estate - (540) 862-7077
Evans Real Estate - (540) 862-4300
Racey & Dean - (540) 862-5744


Virginian Review - (540) 962-2121

Alleghany Highlands Chamber of Commerce


America's Best Value Inn Student Rooms

America's Best Value Inn has developed some affordable options for students interested in renting/sharing motel rooms at Best Value Inn in Covington.

Semester Rates*(does not include tax)

*Rates are subject to change. For details, contact America's Best Value Inn at (540) 962-7600.


Housing Option at The Homestead

Located in Hot Springs, Virginia, The Homestead is a premier mountain resort located in the College’s service area, approximately 45 minutes from the main campus.  With its reputation for beautiful facilities and excellence in guest services, The Homestead seeks employees who are interested in working at a property where the staff takes pride in meeting the needs of its discriminating guests.

Students who are employed by The Homestead may want to live in the hotel’s dormitory-style employee housing facility, located within walking distance of the hotel.  Affordable rates for rooms ($60.00 per week) and meals at reduced rates in the employee cafeteria are available for DSLCC students who are employed by The Homestead for at least 16 hours per week.

For more information, contact: Cindy White (540) 839-7874


In the Covington/Clifton Forge area, students will find a wide variety of eating establishments, ranging from fast food to fine dining.  Some restaurants offer a 20 percent discount to students who show a valid DSLCC Student ID card. This offer is currently available at the following:

Mountain View Restaurant and Cliffhanger's Lounge     
820 East Madison Street, Covington VA
(540) 962-9011

Western Sizzlin Steakhouse 
912 Valley Ridge Road,
Covington VA
(540) 962-4991