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“What a great place!!” 5 of 5 stars
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23130 Briar Patch Lane, Middleburg, VA 20117   |  
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Ranked #4 of 8 Middleburg B&B and Inns
Alexandria, Virginia, United States
1 review
“What a great place!!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 14, 2013

We originally saw this quaint property on Living Social and decided that it was an offer we couldn't refuse. Well we were supposed to go the weekend that Super Storm Sandy was battering the east coast so we changed our dates....at least 3xs. So off we went only about 45 minutes outside of Alexandria, VA and it was like we went to Never Never Land. Now the property is great and they are doing a bang up job on weddings which seems like a perfect spot to tie the knot. We arrived and the wedding party was still trying to figure out where to go. So we went to Middleburg which is about 7 miles away. What a great little town. Our stay was fantastic even though it rained almost the entire time until checkout. But its the people that make the trip. The staff was great, the breakfasts fantastic, the munchies, non stop and we met and made some new friends. The constant sunshine is overrated anyway.

We will definitely be back and are recommending this to all our friends....they may have to add on.

Tom and Carole Huzella

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  • Stayed June 2013, traveled solo
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Ellen G, Owner at Briar Patch Bed & Breakfast, responded to this review, June 17, 2013
It's so nice to hear from you, Tom and Carole! I couldn't help but smile when you said that you're going to be recommending our place to all of your friends. We rely on people like you to spread the word!

We're also so happy that Superstorm Sandy didn't get in the way of you two having a great time. (Even if her actions did force you to postpone it a few times.) Needless to say, we can't wait to see you for another little getaway. You can rest assured that we'll have a fantastic breakfast waiting for you.

Stay in touch,
Ellen Goldberg
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
1 review
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2013

The owners were RUDE, the food was just OK, the place was not very clean. The cottage was quaint, but the shower broke and the owner said "what do you want me to do?" and left us with duct tape to fix it, there were mouse droppings in the drawers in the cottage. There were nice towels, that's about it.

DO NOT GET MARRIED THERE AND EXPECT HELP! The wedding coordinator was AWFUL! The reception hall is nice and clean, but you will end up doing EVERYTHING yourself and having to work all weekend.

AWFUL.

  • Stayed May 2013, traveled with friends
    • 1 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 1 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 1 of 5 stars Service
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Ellen G, Owner at Briar Patch Bed & Breakfast, responded to this review, May 25, 2013
We are sorry that you did not enjoy your stay with us. We strive to provide outstanding hospitality, especially cleanliness, great breakfasts, and friendly service. Since you rejected the offer to get a replacement part for the shower because you wanted to take a shower immediately, our housekeeper took the initiative to use duct tape as a temporary fix. As for the wedding planner, the bride hired her independently of us and since she also happens to work at Briar Patch we know she consistently does a good job. You can check and you'll see that she (and we) uniformly receive rave reviews on such sites as WeddingWire.com and TheKnot.com, as well as TripAdvisor.com. It's possible that all of us had an off-day for you.

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Richmond, Virginia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 7, 2013

My wife and I and another couple recently spent two days at the Briar Patch, and it semed like home. Comfortable rooms, comfortable beds and excellent breakfasts. The staff was uber friendly and accommodating. A hot tub and pool are bonuses. Four wineries are within a mile or so of the Briar Patch, and the Red Fox Inn and Tavern is a place not to miss for dinner. Downtown Middleburg is small but has numerous specialty shops worth exploring. But it all starts with the Briar Patch, and we'll be back.

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  • Stayed March 2013, traveled with friends
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Ellen G, Owner at Briar Patch Bed & Breakfast, responded to this review, May 8, 2013
We're so happy that you, your wife, and your friends felt at home in our B&B! We're also pleased that you were able to enjoy the delicious local wines and a dinner at the Red Fox Inn and Tavern. Good wine and good food? Sounds like a perfect little trip if you ask me.

Next time you need a relaxing getaway, please don't hesitate to contact us! We'd love to host you again.

Warm regards,
Ellen Goldberg
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Chester, Virginia
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1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 7, 2013

My wife and I recently spent a few days at this very charming bed and breakfast and were thrilled with the very friendly staff as well as the very quaint accommodations. We booked the Cottage and honestly were ready to move in(lol). It was our first trip to VA wine country and we will be back - definitely heading back to Briar Patch. Great service and good cost - thanks for a nice little break.

  • Stayed March 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Ellen G, Owner at Briar Patch Bed & Breakfast, responded to this review, March 14, 2013
Thanks for this wonderful review! I'm thrilled to hear that you felt at home in the Cottage. Although we can't have you move in full-time, you can rest assured that we'd love to see you at our B&B anytime! :)

Delicious Virginia wine awaits!

All the best,
Ellen Goldberg
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Charlotte, North Carolina
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 21, 2013

Nice place that specializes in weddings, but this time was full of a variety of types of nice guests. The location is perfect for that part of Virginia. The rooms are comfortable and the hosts are pleasant. Breakfasts are only average; need more thought in the planning of them. Snacks are available throughout the day. (But the wine in your room isn't free.)

  • Stayed February 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Ellen G, Owner at Briar Patch Bed & Breakfast, responded to this review, February 26, 2013
Thanks for taking the time to review us! It's fabulous to know that you felt comfortable in your room and that you loved our location. We always feel lucky to live in such a gorgeous surrounding and I'm happy that you loved it, too.

As far as the breakfast goes, thanks for bringing this to my attention. I'll definitely keep your comments in mind for morning meals to come.

Hope to see you soon!

Sincerely,
Ellen Goldberg
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Plattsburgh, New York
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1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 30, 2013

Among the hustle and bustle of metro DC is this amazing little bed and breakfast tucked away in the country that was nothing short of comfy, cozy. The rates were extremely reasonable and the food was delicious! We enjoyed a cooking class that was well above our expectations. After the cooking class, we digested our food in the comfort of the hot tub. In the morning we enjoyed stories with the owners and a breakfast that was superb. Everyone was so friendly! I highly recommend Briar Patch B&B for its value, cleanliness, and comfort!

Room Tip: We stayed in the Violet room. We did hear some chatting from the room below us, but the B&B is o...
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  • Stayed January 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Ellen G, Owner at Briar Patch Bed & Breakfast, responded to this review, February 12, 2013
We are so happy that you found our little spot in Middleburg and we can't thank you enough for writing this wonderful review. It's hard to beat a day full of cooking followed by some time in the hot tub.

Next time you are in need of some R&R, we'd love to see you two again. Just remember: a delicious breakfast awaits!

All the best,
Ellen Goldberg
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Arlington, Virginia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 11, 2012

My friend and I spent a few days @ the Briar patch B&B in Middleburg, VA. It was so relaxing and comfortable at a very reasonable rate. The hot tub was just the ticket after a hard day of vinyard tours and horseback riding. The service is helpful and the breakfast was good. The Briarpatch is a great value.

  • Stayed December 2012, traveled with friends
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Ellen G, Owner at Briar Patch Bed & Breakfast, responded to this review, December 12, 2012
Faye,

Thank you so much for this review. I'm glad we could give you and your friend a few days of R&R! Hopefully you got to check out some good vineyards nearby. I'll share this with the staff, as well. Let us know if you're ever back in the area—we'd love to host you again!

Sincerely,
Ellen Goldberg
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Address: 23130 Briar Patch Lane, Middleburg, VA 20117
Location: United States > Virginia > Loudoun County > Middleburg
Amenities:
Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Swimming Pool
Hotel Style:
Ranked #4 of 8 B&Bs / Inns in Middleburg
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Number of rooms: 9
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Nestled in the foothills of the Blue Ridge Mountains & located near Middleburg in the heart of VA horse & wine country yet only 20 minutes from Dulles Airport & about an hour from Washington, DC, Briar Patch Bed & Breakfast Inn is a historic farm on 47 rolling acres with majestic mountain views. It is a great venue whether you are considering a romantic weekend getaway in one of our nine bedrooms, experiencing one of our fun cooking class weekends, holding a wedding in our event building for up to 200 guests, hosting your favorite organization's fundraiser, having a meeting in a unique location, or planning a party. Our location and amenities, including our beautiful pool will make your weekend or event one to remember.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. ... more   less 
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