Briar Patch Inn

Getaway and Cooking Class Weekends at Briar Patch Inn

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Anyone can use a break from the “new abnormal.” To do that, you need a getaway that is quiet, safe, private, and relaxing.

To be happy, we can all use an opportunity to relax and recharge. It is hard to get away with all of your competing priorities, which is why a gift (to yourself or a family member or friend) of a getaway to Briar Patch Bed & Breakfast Inn is a perfect way to say “Happy Holidays!”

The Rose Room at Briar Patch

Gift certificates from Briar Patch Bed & Breakfast Inn are treated as cash, can be purchased in any dollar amount, never expire, AND you get a 25% bonus on your purchase! They can be used for a future stay in a room or any of Briar Patch’s packages.

Cooking Class Weekends

Learn something new during your next getaway by spending a weekend cooking at Briar Patch Inn. These getaways are held during the winter season. The cooking class weekends feature Chef Matt Finarelli. You will eat and learn how to prepare four-course gourmet meals. Wines from local wineries will be served.

Briar Patch cooking class

2023 Cooking Class Weekends

·     January 27-28, 2023

·     February 10-11, 2023

·     March 24-25, 2023

What’s Included

·     Two-night stay with full hot breakfast Saturday & Sunday mornings

·     Wine tasting with an expert from a local winery and hors d’oeuvres on Friday night

·     Cooking class (mostly demonstration) on Saturday night

What You’ll Do

Arrive on Friday afternoon or evening, when you’ll meet the chef and be treated to some delightful appetizers prepared for your enjoyment. A wine tasting of Virginia wines has been arranged at the inn featuring an expert from a local winery. These wines will be paired with the meal you help prepare on Saturday night.

Enjoy a full hot breakfast Saturday morning.

Explore the beautiful Middleburg area countryside on your own — we have lots of information on fun things to do in the area, such as visiting local wineries & craft breweries, horseback riding, hiking, scenic drives, shopping at the Leesburg outlets or the wonderful shops in the area or visiting Civil War sites.

On Saturday evening, gather in The Fox Den at Briar Patch (the event building) for the cooking class where the chef will demonstrate, and guests will help prepare (and consume!), a four-course meal. The chef will discuss the many aspects of preparing gourmet meals, including how to prep, how to pre-cook and hold, and how best to present the dishes. And, of course, recipes will be provided. Wines will also be served with the meal.

Enjoy another full hot breakfast Sunday morning.

These are sure to be fun weekends of good wine, fine food, and new friends.

Rates for Cooking Class Weekends


Cottage for 2 nights: $295 plus tax per night

Room with a private bath for 2 nights: $210 plus tax per night

2-bedroom suite for 2 people for 2 nights: $250 plus tax per night

2-bedroom suite for up to 4 people for 2 nights: $290 plus tax per night

Cooking Class:

Hors d’oeuvres and wine tasting on Friday night and a four-course meal with wine on Saturday night – $150 plus tax per person

To make a reservation, email or call 703-327-5911; there is no online booking for these weekends.


Menus for all three cooking class weekends are available here.

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