Brierley Hill Bed and Breakfast

985 Borden Road, Lexington, Virginia 24450
Innkeeper(s): Volker and Barbara Eckhoff
  • 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





  • Southern Hospitality


    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 free high-speed Internet access.


  • 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.

  • Free Things To Do


    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)