Briar Patch Bed and Breakfast

23130 Briar Patch Lane, Middleburg, Virginia 20117
Innkeeper(s): Ellen Goldberg & Dan Haendel, Owners
 
  • Introduction

    Briar Patch Bed and Breakfast front of innNestled in the foothills of the Blue Ridge Mountains near the Shenandoah Valley, is Briar Patch Bed & Breakfast Inn, a Middleburg, Virginia bed and breakfast, offering charm and hospitality to match its historic location.

    Briar Patch is a historic farm (circa 1805) on 47 rolling acres with majestic mountain views. Located in Loudoun County, we are in the heart of Virginia horse, antiques, and wine country on Route 50 (John Mosby Highway), 4 miles east of the town of Middleburg. Just 20 minutes from Dulles Airport and about an hour from Washington, DC when you enter our world, you leave the stress behind.

    Stay in one of our eight bedrooms in the main house or combine two rooms to create your own private suite. For even more privacy, stay in our one bedroom cottage with a fully equipped kitchen. Hold your wedding, family celebration, business meeting, group picnic, or off-site retreat in our indoor facility - The Fox Den at Briar Patch for up to 200 guests or on our beautiful grounds.

    Relax around or in our large pool or soak in our hot tub. Curl up with a good book on our front porch overlooking Bull Run Mountain. View the horses grazing in our fields. Bring your pet and enjoy exploring the area. Bring your family for a fun-filled vacation. Have a barbeque by the pool

  • About Our Accommodations

    Briar Patch Bed and Breakfast bedroom

    The main house has eight bedrooms, all furnished with antiques. Two rooms on the first floor (the Iris and Daisy Rooms) each have private baths, private entrances/exits, and queen beds. The main house has six bedrooms on the second floor, each with a shared bath. For additional comfort and privacy, two rooms can be combined to create a suite with private bath.

    Five of the six bedrooms on the second floor have queen beds and one (the Violet Room) has a king bed. Each bedroom is named after a flower to reflect the colors and scents of the flowering plants surrounding the house and cottage.

    For even more privacy, we offer a separate cottage with a fully equipped kitchen, living room (includes a futon sofa bed), dining area, bathroom with a tub and shower, and bedroom with a queen-sized bed.

    Room Rates

    • Do not include 5% Virginia sales tax and 5% Loudoun County occupancy tax
    • Rates include a full hot breakfast on weekends and a continental self-serve breakfast on weekdays
    • Our room rates are for single or double occupancy
    • Suite rates are for two or four person occupancy
    • Cottage rate is for 4 person occupancy
    • Additional persons can be accommodated for a charge of $25 per person per night
    • Room rates are subject to change without notice

    Included in the Price of Each Room

    • Free high-speed wireless Internet throughout the property
    • Access to a computer for email or printing.
    • Free snacks (sweet and salty)
    • Soft drinks
    • Water anytime
    • Irons
    • Ironing boards
    • Hair dryers in each room
    • Robes provided for use at Briar Patch
    • Beach towels provided for use at the pool and hot tub

    We look forward to hosting you at Briar Patch Bed & Breakfast Inn!

  • Weddings and Special Events

    Briar Patch Bed and Breakfast weddingBriar Patch Bed & Breakfast is an ideal site for your Virginia wedding, perfect for small intimate weddings & parties or large events for up to 200. Your wedding or party at Briar Patch will provide you and your guests the opportunity to spend quality time together. Our outstanding accommodations, breathtaking country setting, and exceptional service are what set us apart from other wedding and reception sites in Northern Virginia.

    Briar Patch Bed and Breakfast Inn is the ideal location for your destination wedding in Virginia. Whether it's a small, medium or large wedding or party; an indoor, outdoor, or combination wedding or party; or a weekend or weekday wedding or party. We have a wedding package that fits your needs and your budget. For weekend weddings, most people have the rehearsal dinner on Friday night in a grassy area by the pool, the ceremony on Saturday outside in one of several locations on the property, the cocktail reception in front of the main house, and dinner and dancing in The Fox Den at Briar Patch building.

    Briar Patch Bed and Breakfast Wedding and Special Event Venue

    With its 47 rolling acres, beautifully landscaped grounds, inviting lodging accommodations, and great mountain views, Briar Patch Bed & Breakfast Inn is an ideal location for your Virginia reunion, wedding & reception, or other special event.

    • Have a wedding weekend with family & friends
    • Celebrate that special birthday or anniversary
    • Hold your organization's picnic or barbeque
    • Host a family reunion
    • Hold a graduation party
    • Have a charity event
    • Host your organization's social event
  • Meetings At Briar Patch

    Briar Patch Bed and Breakfast people at meetingThe Virginia meeting facilities at Briar Patch Bed & Breakfast Inn make our B&B an ideal location for meetings. Our rural retreat center in Northern Virginia provides a relaxed setting that puts people at ease, resulting in productive and creative meetings and planning sessions.

    • Hold a board meeting
    • Have a retreat
    • Host a strategic planning meeting
    • Have a team building day
    • Conduct a training session
    • Hold your organization's meeting

    Combine business and fun by splitting your time at Briar Patch with meeting time and time for fun activities.

    Ideas for Fun Include

    • Tour local wineries
    • Swim in Briar Patch's pool
    • Play volleyball at Briar Patch
    • Play horseshoes, croquet, and bocce at Briar Patch
    • Play golf at a local golf course
    • Have a scavenger hunt using limousines
    • Go horseback riding at local stables
    • Go whitewater rafting on the Shenandoah River

    Briar Patch Bed and Breakfast entrance to meeting room

    Examples of the Types of Organizations who hold Meeting Here

    • Corporate executive meetings or social functions
    • Departmental meetings or social functions
    • Associations
    • Law firms
    • Civic organizations
    • Churches and other religious organizations
    • Schools
    • Women's groups
    • Chambers of commerce
    • Wedding vendors for tastings or bridal shows
    • Charitable organizations for fundraising events

    Half Day Meetings in The Fox Den at Briar Patch Include

    • Meeting space
    • Meeting room set up
    • Food for continental breakfast or afternoon snack
    • Projector and screen
    • Flip charts
    • Pads & pens
    • Continental breakfast includes such items as breads & pastries, cereals & milk, fruit, coffee, tea, juice and water
    • Afternoon snack includes such items as cookies/brownies, cheese/crackers, fruit, coffee, tea, soft drinks and water

    Briar Patch Bed and Breakfast meeting room

    Optional Items at an Additional Cost Include

    • Lunch or dinner at Briar Patch or at a local restaurant
    • Rooms in main house & cottage at 10% discount
    • Additional audio-visual equipment
    • Activities (e.g., winery tour, golf, scavenger hunt, horseback riding, whitewater rafting)

    Full Day Meetings in The Fox Den Include

    • Meeting space
    • Meeting room set up
    • Continental breakfast
    • Afternoon snack
    • Projector and screen
    • Flip charts
    • Pads & pens
    • Continental breakfast includes such items as breads & pastries, cereals & milk, fruit, coffee, tea, juice and water
    • Afternoon snack includes such items as cookies/brownies, cheese/crackers, fruit, coffee, tea, soft drinks and water

    Briar Patch Bed and Breakfast tables

    Optional Items at an Additional cost Include

    • Lunch or dinner at Briar Patch or at a local restaurant
    • Rooms in main house & cottage at 10% discount
    • Additional audio-visual equipment
    • Activities (e.g., winery tour, golf, scavenger hunt, horseback riding, whitewater rafting)

    Pool Area & Grounds Picnics and Barbeques at Briar Patch Include

    • Use of pool & hot tub
    • Use of charcoal barbeque grills
    • Use of bathrooms in the main house
    • Sports equipment (e.g., volleyball, horse shoes, croquet, bocce)

    Optional Items at an Additional Cost Include

    • Tent rental for meal if Fox Den is not used
    • Caterer for meal
    • Table & chair rental if Fox Den is not used

    Fox Den & Pool Area Picnics and Barbeques at Briar Patch Include

    • Use of pool & hot tub
    • Use of charcoal barbeque grills
    • Use of Fox Den for meal
    • Use of Fox Den bathrooms
    • Sports equipment (e.g., volleyball, horse shoes, croquet, bocce)

    Optional Items at an Additional Cost Include

    • Caterer for meal
  • Nearby Area Attractions

    Briar Patch Bed and Breakfast swing

    Explore the Area

    About an hour west of Washington, DC and 20 minutes from Dulles International Airport.

    Close to many of Virginia's finest wineries. Close to historic towns of Middleburg, Aldie, Leesburg, Purcellville, Waterford, and Manassas with many antique shops and fine dining.

    We are in the heart of historic Virginia horse country with many attractions for the equestrian including horse shows, riding, steeplechases or point-to-point racing, fox hunting, and polo.

    Explore the beautiful winding country roads dotted with picturesque farms and views of the Blue Ridge and Bull Run Mountains.

    We are within an easy drive of many historic Civil War battlefields, including Manassas National Battlefield Park and Bull Run Park.

    Sports enthusiasts will enjoy horseback riding at one of the local stables, playing tennis, golf, or other sports, hiking on mountain trails, or biking through the beautiful countryside. This area satisfies diverse interests and lifestyles.

    For the shopper, we are near an outlet mall in Leesburg. Also, an on-site swimming pool, public tennis courts are nearby, lots of places to hike or bike in the area, and golf club nearby. Perfect for day trips to Shenandoah National Park, Harper's Ferry, Shepherdstown, or Charles Town.

  • Pets Welcome

    Briar Patch Bed and Breakfast dogBriar Patch is a pet friendly Virginia bed and breakfast. We welcome four legged guests when arrangements are made in advance. Our country inn is a welcome alternative to lodging at impersonal chain hotels when traveling with your pet in Northern Virginia.

    Pet Policies

    • We charge $10 extra per night for one or more pets
    • Owners must clean up pet waste
    • Pets must be crated if left alone in your room
    • We limit pets to certain sizes or breeds or to certain rooms
    • Pets must be fed on a mat or outside
    • If the pet climbs on furniture, the furniture must be covered with a sheet or throw (ask us)
    • Please wipe off dirty pet paws before entering the house or cottage
    • Damage will be charged to the guest's credit card
    • Unsociable pets (barking, chewing, aggression) may be asked to leave
  • Kid Friendly

    Responsible, parentally supervised children ages 8 and older are welcome in the main house. Children of any age are welcome in the cottage.

  • How to Find Us

    Briar Patch Inn Bed and Breakfast is conveniently located in Loudoun County, Virginia. Nestled in the foothills of the Blue Ridge Mountains and near the Shenandoah Valley, our historic, country B&B near Middleburg, VA provides lodging approximately one hour from Washington, DC and just twenty minutes from Dulles Airport. Whether you are planning a romantic weekend getaway for two or an extended family vacation, the inn is the perfect home base for exploring all that the Northern Virginia horse and wine country has to offer.

    Directions from Washington, DC

    1. Take Route 66 West past the 495 beltway
    2. Take Fair Oaks/Winchester Exit #57B onto Route 50 west and stay on Route 50 for 20 miles
    3. Pass through the town of Aldie
    4. Briar Patch is the first farm on the right one mile after you leave Aldie
    5. After Snickersville Turnpike, turn right onto Briar Patch Lane

    Directions from Dulles Airport

    1. Take 267 exit (Centreville) off Dulles airport road
    2. Exit onto Route 28 to Route 50
    3. Take exit to Route 50 West (Winchester)
    4. Take 50 West and pass through the town of Aldie
    5. Briar Patch is the first farm on the right one mile after you leave Aldie
    6. After Snickersville Turnpike, turn right onto Briar Patch Lane