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Located in Middleburg, Virginia, Briar Patch Bed and Breakfast Inn has two “newer” sites on the 47 acres of land that allow brides and their families to experience the historic charm of the area.
The Main House, Cottage, Chicken Coop and Fox Den are the different buildings at Briar Patch. The Main House and Cottage were mentioned in a previous article. This article focuses on the Chicken Coop, the Fox Den, and the grounds.
Built a few years ago, the Chicken Coop is the “newest” construction on site.
It may seem obvious — this was perhaps a chicken coop but not usable for accommodations for people. The owner, Ellen Goldberg, rebuilt the building, salvaged the wood and used it to decorate some of the three bedrooms and a kitchen. If couples prefer a more modern accommodation with high ceilings and modern bathrooms, Goldberg said this would be for them.
The Hen and Rooster Rooms in this “coop” include a private bath, king beds and private entrances and exits.
The Chick Suite can accommodate four people – it has a queen bed, living room with a pull-out sofa bed, and a large bathroom with a two-person shower.
The second “newer” site at Briar Patch, the Fox Den event building, is another combination of old and contemporary. Goldberg said that part of this building is where the tractors were stored. It was renovated about ten years ago.
The Fox Den has three rooms that are all connected in an “L” shape – the Bronze Fox Room, the Silver Fox Room, and the Gold Fox Room. It can accommodate up to 200 people. There are also two patios with great mountain views.
For weddings it can be used for the ceremony, cocktail reception and dinner/dancing.
Goldberg said it has country elegance because of the chandeliers and a stone fireplace and gives the feel of historical ambiance with modern conveniences – bathrooms, heating and cooling and running water.
The 47 Acres
Briar Patch B&B Inn, once a dairy farm, has 47 acres of rolling hills and views of Bull Run Mountain. There are three sites on the property for outdoor ceremonies – some with mountain views and some with views of the horses roaming in the fields. There is an old barn (currently used for storage) that can serve as a great backdrop for photos.
“My husband and I really pride ourselves on flexibility,” Goldberg said. “We have rescheduled over 25 2020 weddings into 2021 and 2022 with no problem. We offered couples the opportunity to move their weddings to any future available date with no restrictions.”
For more information, visit briarpatchbnb.com.