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Peacock is Celebrity for Briar Patch Guests

Sponsored by Briar Patch Bed and Breakfast Inn | By Katrina Wilson Middleburg’s Briar Patch Bed & Breakfast Inn has a peacock on site that they met in the fall, and he has maintained a colorful presence at the business. The establishment is known for hosting weddings, parties and retreats. It is a pet friendly bed and breakfast, but the Briar Patch family were shocked when a peacock showed up in the fall of 2022. He was eating the cat food for the outdoor cat! Ellen Goldberg, owner of the establishment, said they named the peacock Pete. “Years ago, our two daughters had parakeets – Pete and Polly,” she said. “I loved the alliteration with the P’s and gave the peacock the name Pete.” She said Pete the Peacock has favorite hangout spots on the roof of the main house …

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Themed Weekend Cooking Classes Available at Briar Patch Bed & Breakfast Inn

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  By Katrina Wilson Sponsored by Briar Patch Bed and Breakfast Inn Briar Patch Bed & Breakfast Inn may be known as a place for weddings – and now they’re offering weekend cooking classes for three weekends this winter and spring. Anyone looking for a weekend getaway in Middleburg might enjoy one of these fun cooking class weekends. The bed and breakfast will host cooking class weekends for guests who need a break. Chef and cookbook author Chef Matt Finarelli will host the cooking sessions. Guests will learn how to develop gourmet four-course meals, which will be served with local wines. The cooking class weekends are once a month from January to March. The two-night stay includes wine tasting and hors d’oeuvres with a local wine expert on Friday night. The cooking class is a demonstration on Saturday night and …

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Country Elegance Nestled in Loudoun County

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By Katrina Wilson Sponsored by Briar Patch Bed and Breakfast Inn The serene, plush and green landscape is the backdrop to your wedding as you view your guests. This is the moment you have been waiting for as you smile and make eye contact with your significant other. As you both stand there together, the Blue Ridge Mountains are the final touch to your charming wedding day. That is what a wedding may look like at Briar Patch Bed and Breakfast Inn in Middleburg, Virginia. This bed and breakfast is a wedding venue in Loudoun County with a history that dates back to the early 1800s. Ellen Goldberg, owner of the establishment, describes what makes Briar Patch unique. A View Like No Other Goldberg said the 47 acres of land and 12 bedrooms in three buildings allow brides and grooms …

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Goodstone Inn & Restaurant Earns 2016 Wine Spectator Award

Provided by Goodstone Inn & Restaurant Goodstone Inn & Restaurant in Middleburg, Virginia, has been honored for its outstanding wine program in Wine Spectator’s 2016 Restaurant Wine List Awards. The Restaurant at Goodstone has been recognized among winners from all over the world as a top destination for wine lovers, and will be highlighted in the August 2016 issue of the magazine. In 2015, the Restaurant at Goodstone won the Wine Spectator Award of Excellence. The 2016 Best of Award of Excellence honors award recipients who offer extensive selections with significant vintage depth and excellent breadth across multiple regions. “The Restaurant at Goodstone is honored to receive this distinguished Award of Excellence,” says Goodstone Wine Director and Sommelier Stephen Elhafdi. “Our fine wine list represents the vast and varied viticultural regions of the globe, and the many stylistic options available …

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