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“Huge Disappointment and not welcoming at all!”

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Briar Patch Bed & Breakfast Inn
Ranked #3 of 8 Middleburg B&B and Inns
Reviewed 1 April 2008

First off, in trying to book our stay using a gift certificate we recieved for Christmas, we were directed to 'another B&B' that may better suit us. The rude emails back and forth, attempting to plan our stay, became quite stressful.
We purchased a package that included a massage, wine, one night and breakfast. The massage therapist ran her mouth the whole time, no relaxation there! The wine was awful. The night was spent in a dirty, foul smelling, moldy hot tub and in a room that smelled like it had been painted the day before! After all of that, check out was insulting, to say the least. The owner 'rang' us up and tried to charge us twice the package price, then said he was just going to 'eat' the cost and that he hated the packages. We walked out feeling awful, unrested, insulted, and belittled.
Not the romantic or relaxing weekend we were going for.

  • Stayed: March 2008, travelled as a couple
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7  Thank kmyva
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Reviewed 20 March 2008

This place was a complete disappointment. The food was bad, the house was creaky, the grounds were poorly maintained, and the cooking class was a total disaster. Not what I was looking for at all. If you're trying to have a romantic getaway, you'll be sorely disappointed.

Stayed: February 2008
1  Thank SEK0716
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Reviewed 26 December 2007

We had a really great Christmas at this relaxed and historic Bed and Breakfast. My wife and I stayed two nights. Just outside Middleburg, it is set on a large and picturesque acreage. The hosts were friendly and informative, going the extra mile to give us restaurant recommendations and printing out maps and directions.

Our room was spacious and filled with interesting reading material. The decor was charming and the food and snacks were wonderful and plentiful.

Conversation was so interesting with other guests as well and the hosts were great facilitators. A really enjoyable home away from home. It was also very reasonable and frankly a bargain considering all the amenities including the hot tub. I would highly recommend this establishment.

  • Stayed: December 2007, travelled as a couple
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2  Thank DonDC
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Reviewed 5 November 2007

Briar Patch property has so much charm and great potential to be a terrific B&B. The rooms in the main house are charming and its a a lovely informal, home atmoshphere in a beauttiful part of Virginia.
But it needs some updating - things are looking old and shabby and in disrepair. The screen on the screened door was ripped and flapping, old dead plants from previous receptions (they have a reception facility onsite) lying around made for a very sad sight. Had to ask for soap - dispensers were empty and they forgot to make up our room on two consecutivev days.
Breakfast on the weekends was delicious and very plentiful, and there are plenty of drinks and snacks available all day.
The owners and onsite managers are not very friendly or present.
They need to make more of an investment - both in time, money and service.

  • Stayed: October 2007, travelled as a couple
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5  Thank SMLBARB
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Reviewed 4 September 2007

The good reviews for this hotel appear to be at the weekend, well unfortunately we arrived Monday afternoon and left Wednesday morning and this was both the most expensive B&B we stayed at in Virginia and the most disappointing. Other than a handyman and a girl who printed out our bill the night before we left no one was around to speak to - The Marie Celeste of B & B's. The breakfast was described as continental but with no fruit juice and a broken coffee machine and only supermarket muffins to toast - the food was very poor. Fortunately we had just stayed at Creek Crossing Farm, Lincoln with a delightful, but slightly batty lady called Barbara who served the very best Virginian breakfasts....no comparison and excellent value.

Stayed: August 2007
6  Thank Tyke-wanderer
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Reviewed 15 February 2006

My husband and I wanted to go on a mini weekend trip with our pup but finding a nice place to accomadate that request was hard to come by. We were very happy we came across the Briar Patch. Even though when we arrived we didn't meet the owner until the last day of our trip, we were actually very pleased with the fact that we had the whole house to ourselves. Since we went up on a weekday, no one else was staying there and the owners and staff don't even live there, so it was like paying the price for a room but getting the amenties of a house. It was so warm and relaxing with the fireplace in rooms, the sitting rooms and the self service kitchen area. I loved being able to get a snack or drink whenever I wanted. We stayed in the Iris room and although I haven't seen the the other rooms, we throughly loved the ambience and decour of this one. We missed out on the lavish weekend breakfast and only had the continental breakfast but it was still good, all very fresh and just bought the night before. I saw all the groceries! There was so much beautiful open land for my pup to run around. The horses in the back of the cottage was also a nice sight to see. Wonderful visit and wonderful people. Highly recommend.

Stayed: November 2005
1  Thank JenP123
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Reviewed 11 January 2006

My husband and I recently spent a weekend at the Briar Patch after a hectic conference and it turned out to be the perfect place to unwind. From the moment you pull up the driveway and see the beautiful old plantation house you start to relax and take in the scenery. All the rooms are lovely, from the old beamed Iris room downstairs to the light and airy rooms upstairs. There is a lovely lounge for guests to use and an 'open' kitchen policy where snacks and teas/coffees are available 24hrs (very nice touch).While we were there there was also an impromptu cheese and wine evening which was a great way to get to know the other guests. The setting is perfect , just outside Middleburg and surrounded by rolling fields, old farms and wineries nestled in the hills. The drive to the Naked Mountain winery is particularly stunning. Your also only a short drive from Shenandoah National Park and the Blue mountains. The owner Ellen was on hand with lots of advice on what to see and do and was very welcoming to everyone that came through the door. All this and only an hour from Washington DC. The perfect place to relax.

  • Stayed: November 2005
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1  Thank craigandlouise
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Additional Information about Briar Patch Bed & Breakfast Inn

Address: 23130 Briar Patch Ln, Middleburg, VA 20117-2946
Region: United States > Virginia > Loudoun County > Middleburg
Amenities:
Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Swimming Pool
Hotel Style:
Ranked #3 of 8 B&Bs / Inns in Middleburg
Price Range: £69 - £207 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 12
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Nestled in the foothills of the Blue Ridge Mountains & located near Middleburg in the heart of VA horse & wine country yet only 20 minutes from Dulles Airport & about an hour from Washington, DC, Briar Patch B & B Inn is a historic farm on 47 rolling acres with majestic mountain views. It is a great venue whether you are considering a romantic weekend getaway in one of our 12 bedrooms, experiencing one of our fun cooking class weekends, holding a wedding in our event building for up to 200 guests, hosting your favorite organization's fundraiser, having a meeting in a unique location, or planning a party. Our location and amenities, including our beautiful pool & hot tub, will make your weekend or event one to remember. Stay in one of our eight bedrooms in the main house or combine two rooms to create your own private suite. For even more privacy, stay in our one bedroom cottage with a fully equipped kitchen. Or stay in our new Chicken Coop building with it's 3 modern bedrooms. ... more   less 
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