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exterior front of inn, surrounded by beautiful lawn and green trees
bright blue swimming pool surrounded by greenery with view overlooking trees
title - about us

Welcome to our Inn in Middleburg, Virginia

quote from past guestOur family-friendly B&B is truly your home-away-from-home when you visit the Shenandoah Valley. Nestled in the foothills of the Blue Ridge Mountains, and just an hour from Washington DC, our bed and breakfast will truly let you leave your cares and your stress behind.

This area satisfies diverse interests and lifestyles. We are located close to a variety of attractions and activities including historic sites, shopping and antiques, hiking and biking, leisure sports, and many area wineries.

Enjoy the many activities and events throughout the year, including horse events like steeplechase and point-to-point races, country fairs, garden and farm tours, arts and crafts shows, and the Christmas in Middleburg parade.  Take excursions to Washington DC, Harpers Ferry, WV, or Shenandoah National Park.

Children and Pets are Welcome at the Inn

We are happy to provide kosher meals and accommodate dietary restrictions upon request, and we pride ourselves on going the extra mile to make your stay at Briar Patch enjoyable and memorable. Please don’t hesitate to ask us for our help. We welcome you with open arms!

dining area with lavendar and yellow walls porch with white wicker furniture and plants
inn owner, Ellen

Ellen Goldberg - Owner

After spending more than 20 years in the financial services industry, Ellen decided to make a career change by purchasing the farm and turning it into a bed & breakfast and event site. Undaunted by the fact that she knew nothing about the hospitality business, Ellen has wholeheartedly embraced it. She enjoys welcoming guests from all walks of life and seeing them delight in the beauty of this property.

picture of co-manager

Henriette Buell

Co-manager Henriette has worked for Ellen for a number of years, which helped her obtain a hospitality degree. Her knowledge, organization skills (an important trait for managing events), and pleasant personality have enhanced her work in every aspect of the business. Henriette lives on the property in the little white house at the end of the driveway with her husband Alden (Buddy) Buell and their daughter Emma.

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