Things to Do in Middleburg, Virginia
Briar Patch Bed & Breakfast Inn is the perfect lodging option for your getaway to Virginia’s beautiful wine and horse country. Conveniently located about an hour from Washington D.C. and 20 minutes from Dulles Airport, our Loudoun County B&B is at the heart of so many wonderful northern Virginia activities, including visiting wineries & breweries, golf, whitewater rafting, horseback riding, hiking, hot air ballooning, and more. Area attractions include wineries & breweries, historical sites, Civil War battlefields and museums, equestrian events, and farms and farmers’ markets.
We will be happy to share our expertise of the area to help plan your daily itinerary. In the meantime, please explore the links we’ve provided below. We look forward to hosting your stay!
- About an hour west of Washington, DC.
- 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 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.
- For the shopper, we are near an outlet mall in Leesburg.
- On-site swimming pool, public tennis courts are nearby, lots of places to hike or bike in the area, and a public golf club nearby.
- Perfect for day trips to Shenandoah National Park, Harper’s Ferry, Shepherdstown, or Charles Town.
Parks, Hiking, Biking and Recreation
- Algonkian Regional Park – Sterling, VA
- Banshee Reeks Nature Reserve – Leesburg, VA
- Blue Ridge Center for Environmental Stewardship
- Bull Run Regional Park – Centreville, VA
- Claude Moore Park – Sterling, VA
- Elizabeth Mills Riverfront Park
- Hogback Mountain Paintball – Leesburg, VA
- Ida Lee Park – Leesburg, VA
- Pev’s Paintball – Aldie, VA
- Red Rock Wilderness Overlook Regional Park – Leesburg, VA
- Rust Nature Sanctuary – Leesburg, VA
- Sky Meadows State Park – Paris, VA
- Shenandoah National Park
- Temple Hall Farm Regional Park – Leesburg, VA
- Washington & Old Dominion Railroad Regional Park Trail
Historic Locations, Monuments, & Museums
- Aldie Mill – Aldie, VA
- Dodona Manor George C. Marshall International Center – Leesburg, VA
- FDR Memorial – Washington, DC
- Historic Long Branch – Millwood, VA
- Jefferson Memorial – Washington, DC
- Lincoln Memorial – Washington, DC
- Loudoun Heritage Farm Museum
- Loudoun Museum
- Monticello (Jefferson’s Home) – Charlottesville, VA
- Montpelier – Orange, VA
- Morven Park – Leesburg, VA
- Mount Vernon (Washington’s Home) – Mt. Vernon, VA
- Museum of the Shenandoah Valley – Winchester, VA
- National Sporting Library & Museum – Middleburg, VA
- Oatlands Plantation – Leesburg, VA
- Smithsonian National Air & Space Museum Udvar-Hazy Center
- The Journey Through Hallowed Ground
- Thomas Balch Library – Leesburg, VA
- United States Capitol – Washington, DC
- United States Holocaust Memorial – Washington, DC
- Vietnam Veterans Memorial – Washington, DC
- Washington Monument – Washington, DC
- White House – Washington, DC
Civil War Sites
- Antietam National Battlefield – Sharpsburg, MD
- Balls Bluff Battlefield – Leesburg, VA
- Civil War Trails
- Gettysburg National Battlefield – Gettysburg, PA
- Harpers Ferry National Park – Harpers Ferry, WV
- Manassas National Battlefield – Manassas, VA
- Shenandoah Valley Civil War Museum – Winchester, VA
- Stonewall Jackson’s Headquarters – Winchester, VA
- Sully Historic Site – Chantilly, VA
- Virginia Piedmont Heritage Area
- 1757 Golf Club – Ashburn, VA
- Algonkian Regional Park – Sterling, VA
- Brambleton Regional Park – Ashburn, VA
- Bull Run Golf Club – Haymarket, VA
- Dulles Golf Center & Sports Park – Sterling, VA
- Lansdowne Golf Club – Leesburg, VA
- Raspberry Falls Golf & Hunt Club – Leesburg, VA
- Stoneleigh Golf Club – Round Hill, VA
- South Riding Golf Club – South Riding, VA
- Trump National Golf Club – Potomac Falls, VA
River Rafting, Canoeing, & Tubing
- Harpers Ferry Adventure Center – Purcellville, VA
- River Riders – Harpers Ferry, WV
Hot Air Ballooning
- Balloons Unlimited
- Blue Ridge Hot Air Balloons – Front Royal, VA