Nestled in the foothills of the Blue Ridge Mountains near the Shenandoah Valley, Briar Patch Bed & Breakfast Inn is a charming guesthouse that offers guests a warm and welcoming home away from home ambiance. Set on a historic farm that dates back to circa 1805, the modest lodgings are surrounded by rolling acres of farmland with magnificent mountain views in the heart of the Virginia horse, antiques, and wine country. Located on Route 50 just a few miles from the town of Middleburg and only about an hour from Washington, D.C., the bed and breakfast inn is an ideal spot to escape the hustle and bustle of the city and relax.

The Inn features a range of beautifully appointed and individually decorated guest rooms, which can be combined to form a more spacious suite. For those wanting an extra level of privacy or a longer stay option, the Inn offers a one-bedroom cottage with large living areas and a fully equipped kitchen.

Briar Patch Bed & Breakfast Inn provides a range of facilities designed for relaxing, from a refreshing swimming pool and hot tub, barbecue facilities around the pool, a spacious front porch with comfortable seating and spectacular views of Bull Run Mountain, and plenty of space to walk dogs or other pets, which are welcome. The Inn also offers fantastic facilities and services for special events such as weddings, celebrations, family weekends, and corporate functions, with an indoor venue that can cater for up to 200 guests, beautiful grounds for outdoor functions and an array of services to help make the event extra special.

The Inn provides a plethora of things to see and do in the area, from exploring the historic towns of Aldie, Purcellville, Middleburg, and Leesburg, all of which are home to interesting shops and boutiques, fine and casual dining restaurants and cafes and other attractions. Soak up some of the region's rich history with a visit to one of the local Civil War battlefields which dot the area, or enjoy a variety of outdoor activities or recreational pursuits, such as hiking, horseback riding or biking the mountain trails, tennis, golf or other leisure sports.

The area has something for everyone from award-winning wineries, garden and farm tours and arts and crafts shows to horse events such as point-to-point races and steeplechase and the favoriteChristmas in Middleburg Parade. More ideas: Best Weekend Getaways from DC

1. Guest Accommodations

Guest Accommodations  

The Briar Patch Bed & Breakfast Inn offers well-appointed accommodations in the form of eight lovely guest rooms in the main house and a private one-bedroom cottage for those wanting extra privacy and slightly more space. Named after the fragrant flowers surrounding the inn, the eight guestrooms in the main house are beautifully furnished with antiques and boast private entrances, spacious living areas, and private (upper-level rooms) or shared bathrooms (lower level rooms). For extra space and comfort, two rooms can be combined to create a suite with queen size beds and a private bathroom.

The one bedroom cottage is ideal for couples wanting some seclusion and space and boasts an airy living room with a futon sofa bed that sleeps two, a dining area with table and chairs. A fully equipped kitchen has all the appliances and utensils needed for easy holiday living, including stove, fridge, and microwave, and a comfortable queen-sized bedroom and private bathroom with shower and bathtub are cozy and charming.

A recent addition to the Inn is the newly constructed Chicken Coop building, located next to the cottage and home to two guestrooms with separate entrances and a private suite that can accommodate up to four guests.

The Cottage is a small stand-alone house next to the main building and offers a comfortable retreat for families, or guests wanting extra privacy. The cozy cottage features a fully equipped kitchen with a refrigerator, stove/oven, microwave, coffee maker, and a variety of pots/pans, dishware, glassware and cooking utensils. A spacious dining area has an eight-seater dining table and side serving board and a comfy living room enjoys a queen-size futon sleepersofa, flat screen television with satellite channels, a DVD player and movie library and board games. The bedroom boasts a queen-size canopy bed in beautiful linens, plenty of cupboard space and an electric fireplace, as well as an en-suite bathroom with a walk-in shower, pedestal sink, and large claw-foot bathtub. This room has direct access to the swimming pool and hot tub deck. More ideas: Day Trips from DC

2. More Accommodation Options

More Accommodation Options  

Set in the oldest part of the house (circa 1805) on the first floor, the Iris Room is cozy and warm with high beamed ceilings, packed bookshelves and an electric fireplace. The room features a queen-size bed and en-suite bathroom with walk-in shower, pedestal sink, and large claw-foot bathtub, and a private porch with chairs and gorgeous views of Bull Run Mountain.

The Daisy Room is located on the first floor of the main house and features a queen-size bed and a private bathroom with a claw-foot tub and shower combination with plush bathrobes and bath products. The Daisy Room has a private entrance onto the back patio and swimming pool and hot tub deck and large windows on two sides of the room with views of the surrounding horse fields and Bull Run Mountain in the distance.

Located on the second floor of the house, the Rose Room is the largest room in the main house and features a romantic four-poster queen bed and lovely sitting area with a settee and a work desk or vanity. This room boasts windows on two sides with beautiful views of Bull Run Mountain and has a bathroom that is shared with the Sunflower Room. These two rooms can easily be combined to form a roomy suite with a private bathroom.

Aptly named, the Sunflower Room is a bright and sunny room with large windows that look out over the Bull Run Mountain. The room features a brass queen-size bed and shares a bathroom with the Rose Room.

Once the bedroom of the original 1805 house, the Violet Room is beautifully designed and decorated room with dormer windows and a king-size bed in beautiful linens. Windows on three sides of the room embrace gorgeous views of the Bull Run Mountain, and a standalone fireplace creates a cozy abode. The room also has a dressing area with a vanity/desk, and large clothing closet. The Violet Room shares a bath with the Hyacinth Room. These two rooms can also be configured to create a stunning suite with a private bathroom with shower and bathtub.

The Hyacinth Room is decorated in cool tones of blue and features queen-size canopy bed, sitting area with fireplace and views of Bull Run Mountain, and shares a bathroom with the Violet Room.

The Lily Room is a feminine room in tones of peach and features a queen-size bed and windows on two sides with lovely views. This room shares a bathroom with the Carnation Room and can be combined with it to create a sumptuous suite with a private bathroom. The Carnation Room is the smallest room in the house with a queen-size bed and views over the swimming pool.

Three rooms can be found in the newly constructed Chicken Coop building, namely the Rooster Room, the Hen Room and the Chick Suite. The Rooster Room features a king-size bed and tiled en-suite bathroom with double bathtub and shower combination, plush bathrobes and towels, a spacious sitting area with sofas and flat screen television with Direct TV and a private entrance to the pool area.

The Hen Room is a fully handicapped accessible room with dedicated entrances and exits from both the front and back of the building. The Hen Room features a king-size canopy bed with beautiful linens, a handicapped accessible bathroom with seated shower and bathtub and a spacious sitting area with sofas and flat screen television with Direct TV.

The Chick Suite is a luxurious four-guest suite with separate bedroom and living room and a private en-suite bathroom. The bedroom has a queen-size canopy bed, vanity and flat screen television with Direct TV, and a bathroom and double shower. A spacious sitting area has a queen-size sofa bed, large comfy chairs, and a private patio. More ideas: Beaches Near DC

3. Plan This Vacation

Plan This Vacation  

A delicious homemade breakfast is served every morning in the charming dining room, and other meals can be arranged on request.

Amenities included in the room rate at the Briar Patch Bed and Breakfast Inn include plush bathrobes and beach towels for use at the swimming pool and hot tub, room conveniences such as irons and ironing boards, and hair dryers. Guests also have access and use of a guest computer for checking email and printing if required, complimentary snacks and drinks throughout the day and free wireless Internet around the property.

The Fox Den at Briar Patch is a lovely venue for special events and occasions such as weddings, birthdays, family events and corporate functions. The attractive location is perfect for small weddings and receptions for up to 200 guests in a breathtaking country setting and offers added service such as comfortable accommodations and exceptional service.

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23130 Briar Patch Lane, Middleburg, Virginia 20117, Phone: 703-327-5911