Loudoun County, also known as DC’s Wine Country, offers a taste of heaven: rolling hills, views of the Blue Ridge Mountains, farm-to-table fare, apiaries, cideries, distilleries, and wineries. This charming area also has adorable bed-and-breakfasts, allowing us to experience the restorative sleep we all need and the friendly, local connectivity we crave.
Ready to check in? From elegant to rustic, we have you covered.
Under the watchful care of owners and innkeepers Cheri and Ray Shields, this gracious Select Registry inn exudes casual elegance, perched in all its glory on a hilltop with panoramic vineyard views. Guests are invited to relax around the stunning swimming pool by day and huddle around fire pits at night.
The upscale inn offers five suites named to calm the senses: Haven, Serenity, Sanctuary, Amity, and Tranquility. A rare treasure in the area, this award-winning, sophisticated property meets the requirements of a boutique hotel and resort, bed-and-breakfast, and an exclusive vacation rental available for small bookings. 36474 Charles Town Pk., Hillsboro
Sink into the therapeutic charms of this magical country manor home, a five-room inn on 18 acres. The property is also a wedding venue that is dedicated to full-service customized care — from exotic flower arrangements to exceptional cuisine.
Surrounded by bucolic horse and livestock farms, the peaceful retreat celebrates wellness by promising undisturbed R&R and exquisite farm-to-table food and drink offerings — sure to please discerning palates. Owned and operated by a family that keeps a careful eye on every detail, additional amenities include in-room massages and s’mores under the stars. 19246 Ebenezer Church Rd., Round Hill
Nestled in a restorative woodsy setting on a winding quiet gravel road, this property is in the heart of rolling wine country. Though close to Leesburg, the historic 1820s adult-only property is tucked away, ensuring a nature-rich sanctuary replete with birdlife.
The cozy gabled guesthouse occupies an old dairy and hay barn and brims with lovingly preserved features such as fireplaces and exposed wooden beams. Four suites with décor paying homage to the tradition of foxhunting and the equestrian lifestyle afford an idyllic base to take in the surrounding area. 19077 Loudoun Orchard Rd., Leesburg
Go back in time as you enter Welbourne, circa 1775, a regal property managed by the same family for eight generations. The property boasts a boutique inn and working farm where racehorses come to retire. A storied Virginia Historic Landmark, the elegant federalist style property is also on the National Register of Historic Places, offering five main guest rooms, one of which was a favorite of F. Scott Fitzgerald.
When able, the innkeepers join guests for pre-dinner cocktails. In keeping with the mission, the property rewards those boarding retired racehorses with one free night per year at the inn. 22314 Welbourne Farm Ln., Middleburg
This quaint 1805-era bed-and-breakfast — which welcomes children and pets — evokes the comforts of yesteryear. With classic country quilts, embroidered shams, and four-poster beds, the beloved eight-room Briar Patch honors the past.
Head to posh Middleburg for fine dining and shopping, a mere 4 miles from the property which sits on a Civil War site. Or visit the area’s Chrysalis Vineyards at the Ag District — just across the road from the inn. Whether you’re on a couple’s getaway and have booked the private cottage, gathered with family, or attending a wedding, the property begs you to slow down, explore the area, and make memories. 23130 Briar Patch Ln., Middleburg
Feature image of Stone Gables Bed-and-Breakfast courtesy Stone Gables
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