Brierley Hill Bed and Breakfast

985 Borden Road, Lexington, Virginia 24450
Innkeeper(s): Dave and Karen Innocent
  • Introduction


    Brierley Hill, a Picturesque Inn, located just outside of the quaint little town of Lexington Va. 


    While visiting this charming Virginian bed and Breakfast you will enjoy the sounds of nature all around, while overlooking the incredible views of the Appalachian, Shenandoah and Blue ridge mountains. Our secluded location leaves you feeling like you are worlds away from civilization, but in fact we are less than 2 miles from Historic Lexington. 


    Brierley Hill, build specifically as a bed and breakfast in 1993, has been a long time favorite for travelers world wide, named after the Antique clock located in the foyer, the Brierley is the epitome of laid back luxury and Southern Grace. Voted top ten Romantic Inns by Bed and Breakfast. Com, and I Love Inns will have wanting to come back again and again. 



  • Breakfast

    A prix fixe breakfast is included in the room rates and is served by the fire in winter and on the verandah on warm days, if you desire. Enjoy the views of the beautiful Shenandoah Valley as you delight in dishes ranging from savory egg dishes to sweet country waffles. The morning fare at our Lexington bed and breakfast is always a delight of the freshest seasonal fruits, vegetables, and herbs

    Brierley Hill Bed & Breakfast Beautiful Dining RoomBrierley Hill Bed & Breakfast Prix Fixe Breakfast

  • Weddings and Elopement


    Imagine Your Elopement Ceremony in Lexington, Virginia!

    We’ll plan your elopement ceremony so you can enjoy your special day!

    Let us take the stress out of your memorable day by arranging all of the details, giving you time to spend with one another. Brierley Hill Inn will host your elopement/vow renewal for you providing the following:

    Two days and nights in one of our suites with private bathroom, gas fireplace, separate sitting room, refrigerator & whirlpool tub

    • Fresh flowers plus your choice of champagne or sparkling cider in your suite upon arrival
    • Rockbridge County Marriage Commissioner
    • 1 Bridal Bouquet & Boutonniere
    • Personal (8 inch) Wedding Cake
    • 1 Dinner for 2 ($75.00 voucher)
    • Chocolates from Lexington's famous chocolatier, Cocoa Mill
    • Two champagne flutes as a remembrance of your special occasion
    • Late check-out (12:30) on your date of departure
    • Two tickets for a carriage ride around Lexington (April through October)

    Cost for the Elopement/Vow Renewal Package is $1,960 - $2,200 (depending upon which suite you choose) and we accept personal checks, cash or money orders (credit cards are not accepted). Brierley Hill charges a non-refundable down payment of $500 to hold your date. The balance is due 60 days prior to the event. In the event that you make the reservation within 60 days, the full amount (including the non-refundable $500) is due immediately. To learn more, please visit our website.

    "Brierley Hill was everything I hoped it would be and more for our wedding. They helped us plan and set up everything, and all we had to do was show up."

    Ann Arbor, Michigan

  • Nature Abounds

    Brierley Hill Bed & Breakfast butterfly

    Being on the outskirts of the Shenandoah Valley, nature is ever present at the inn. You will likely see deer crossing the lower fields in the early morning and enjoy the antics of the mockingbirds. Perhaps the foxes will make an appearance during your stay. If you visit between April and October, our hummingbirds will delight you.

    They flit in and out of the Cottage Garden verandah posts, dipping into the feeders and chasing one another around and around. Songbirds are everywhere - a portion of the front field is left wild to encourage them, and feeders by the garden keep them coming back. The chipmunks also like the feeders; they steal the sunflower seeds and plant them in the garden for our enjoyment in late summer.

  • Southern Hospitality

    Brierley Hill Bed & Breakfast dogs

    Afternoon lemonade and cookies on the verandah are a special summer treat. Refreshments are always available from the hutch in the sitting room on the second floor. To help you stay connected with friends and loved ones, we offer a guest computer with free high-speed Internet access.

    The Brierley Golden Retriever & Bernese Mountain Dog.

    A popular inn resident are Tucker - the Brierley Hill Golden Retriever, and Deuce - The Bernese Mountain Dog. If you wish canine attention, Tucker & Deuce just may join you on the verandah in the afternoons. The remainder of the guest area is limited to two-legged innkeepers and guests only.

  • Free Things To Do

    Brierley Hill Bed & Breakfast inn

    Historical sites and museums, quaint shops, and local theater - not to mention the astounding natural beauty of the area - Lexington has it all. Not to mention our proximity to the Shenandoah Valley! Whatever your hobbies or interests, there's bound to be a nearby attraction or two that's right up your alley. See our website for a more complete list. Give us a call for details on our latest activity packages, or simply for help planning your stay in our lovely corner of the world.

    Saunter through VMI and W&L

    With ancient oaks and grand historic buildings, the campuses of the Virginia Military Institute (VMI) and Washington & Lee University (W&L) are lovely places to enjoy an antebellum stroll. The VMI campus also offers The VMI Museum, which chronicles the creation and development of VMI and the amazing contributions of its alumni to American history.

    Experience the Virginia Horse Center

    One of the finest equestrian centers in the United States, the 600-acre Virginia Horse Center is a beautiful facility for state, national, and international horse competitions and events. Visitors can tour the stables, show rings, and view steeplechase, timber, and carriage courses. Note: Entrance is free, but some events may have a minimal charge. (540) 464-2950

    Watch the Cadet Parade

    Most Friday afternoons in spring and fall, the cadets at the Virginia Military Institute march in full dress uniform on the school's parade grounds. This much-loved tradition of patriotic pomp and circumstance is a great spectacle and a truly unique Lexington experience.

    Visit the George Marshall Museum

    Located adjacent to the to the Virginia Military Institute, the fascinating George C. Marshall Museum chronicles the life and achievements of George C. Marshall, organizer of victory in World War II and author of the Marshall Plan. Note: The museum does ask for a donation. (540) 463-7103

    Visit Lee Chapel & Museum

    The great Confederate general, much of his family, and even his trusted horse, Traveler, are all buried here in this lovely little chapel on the Washington and Lee campus. The chapel museum houses many items that belonged to Lee and his family, as well as the famous Edward Valentine statue portraying General Lee resting on the battlefield. (540)458-8768

    Tour Rockbridge Vineyard

    Just 20 minutes north of town is beautiful Rockbridge Vineyard, home to many fine, award-winning Virginia wines. Open May through October, the vineyard's tour takes you through the fermenting area, barrel cellar, and, of course, the tasting room. (888) 511-9463

    See the Stonewall Jackson Memorial Cemetery

    Buried in this historic cemetery on the south side of town are Stonewall Jackson, 144 Confederate veterans, two Virginia governors, and Margaret Junkin Preston, the Confederate's Poet Laureate.

    Hike the Chessie Nature Trail

    Six miles of wildlife and wildflowers await you along this former railroad bed of the Chesapeake & Ohio Railroad. Glorious limestone formations mark the path along the scenic Maury river.

    Tour Wade's Mill & Buffalo Springs Herb Farm

    Just a quick drive down the highway, these two historic sites are well worth a visit. Wade's Mill, a historical 1750s grist mill, still produces flour today and offers a truly unusual outing. You can see the behind-the-scenes workings of a mill - and shop for gifts all in one spot. (800) 290-1400. Buffalo Springs Herb Farm is an 18th-century farmstead offering herbs, botanicals, dried flowers, plants, and garden tours. (540) 348-1083.

    Stroll downtown Lexington

    Listed on the National Register of Historic Places, Lexington is a small, bustling city full of history and commerce. With period architecture, historical buildings, and exceptional shops, it's a great place to stroll the day away. Don't miss the many wonderful antique shops and Cocoa Mill Chocolate Co., our award-winning chocolate shop.

    See Our Website for a More Complete List of Things To Do

  • How to Find Us


    1. Traveling North on I81 take Exit 188B (60 West)
    2. Drive 3 miles to Lexington
    3. Continue on 60 West (Nelson Street)
    4. Turn left on Bordon Road
    5. Continue one mile to Brierley Hill (White Sign)

    Another Way to Find Us

    1. Traveling South on I81, take Exit 191 (I64 West)
    2. Then take Exit 55 (11 South) to Business Lexington, past Virginia Military Institute and Washington and Lee University to Nelson Street (second light)
    3. Turn right on Nelson Street (60 West) and proceed west to Borden Road (60 West residence development on corner)
    4. Turn left and continue one mile to Brierley Hill (White Sign)