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For other places with the same name, see Middleburg (disambiguation).
The historic Red Fox Inn

Middleburg is a town in Virginia known as the capital of horse country. This quaint town features historic architecture, tree-lined streets, charming and unique shops, and a variety of dining establishments. Middleburg is also home to The Red Fox Inn, touted as the oldest original inn in the country.

Middleburg is a popular place for celebrities to reside or start a second home. Local celebrity residents include Robert Duvall and Willard Scott. Past residents have included President John F. Kennedy and Jackie Kennedy, Elizabeth Taylor, and Pamela Harriman. Olympic equestrian riders, Fortune 500, and heirs are included in the towns prestigious list of residents.

The Civil War features prominently in the town's history, as troops from both Union and Confederate armies camped and skirmished here on their way to Gettysburg. Confederate Colonel John S. Mosby used Middleburg as a base camp from which to raid nearby Union outposts. Self-guided driving tour brochures, audio tapes, and CDs on the Mosby Heritage Area are available for purchase at the Loudoun County Visitors Center in Leesburg.

Annual Middleburg events include the Hunt County Stable Tour held on Memorial Day weekend when more than a dozen major horse estates and equine facilities open their doors to the public, and the annual Christmas Parade on the first Saturday in December which is led by the hounds of the local hunt followed by riders on horseback in their traditional hunting attire.

Get in

Getting to Middleburg requires a car, and it is located right on US-50. Coming from D.C., it is best to pick up US-50 from I-66 W. Once you are here, the village is delightfully walkable.

See

  • Fox Chase Farm, 23323 Fox Chase Farm Ln., +1 540 687-5255, . Equestrian and event facility located on Route 50. Hosts horse shows for many disciplines, as well as bus tours, riding demonstrations, pony parties for birthdays, farm-to-table dinners and other events.
  • The Pink Box, 12 N. Madison St.. Middleburg's visitor's center.
  • Red Fox Inn & Tavern, 2 E. Washington St., +1 540 687-5780. Listed on the National Register of Historic Places, still operational as a Drink/Eat/Sleep option, the Red Fox Inn is one of the oldest continuously operated inns in the United States.

Do

Buy

Horse pasture near Middleburg
  • Foxfire Antiquities & Objets D'Art, 7 E. Washington St.
  • Gallery On Madison, 9 S. Madison St, +1 703 789-0124. This gallery contains an eclectic collection of original paintings, sculpture and artisan-made fine craft.
  • The Outpost, 6 S. Madison St, +1 540 687-4093. Retail shop specializing in authentic British campaign antiques, sporting and club antiques, vintage textiles and rugs, and unique finds from around the globe.
  • The Shaggy Ram, 3 E. Washington St., +1 540 687-3546, fax: +1 540 687-3049.
  • Country Classics, 21 E. Washington St, +1 540 687-3686. Sources fabric from the British Isles and creates luxury business and formal wear for men and women.
  • Highcliffe Clothiers, 112 W. Washington St., Suite 101, +1 540 687-5633, fax: +1 540 687-5933. Highcliffe Clothiers is an “old school” haberdashery for both men and women. The clothing is made in the USA and Europe. They also offer alterations and tailoring as well as tuxedo rental services.
  • Les Jardins de Bagatelle, 12 E. Washington St., Middleburg, VA 20117, +1 540 687-5253. French products. Imported from France.
  • Lou Lou, 9 E. Washington St, +1 540 431-2318. Lou Lou is a family-owned business with stores in Virginia, Maryland, the District of Columbia and Massachusetts.
  • Nature Composed, 8 E. Washington St., +1 540 687-8300. Nature Composed is a garden-based floral design studio located in the foothills of the Blue Ridge Mountains, sourcing the bulk of its blooms from local gardeners and farms.
  • Olio Tasting Room, 17 E. Washington St., +1 540 687-3004, . Tasting room featuring a wide selection of extra virgin olive oils and aged balsamics (varietal and flavor infused), as well as pastas, sauces, teas, sea salts, tapenades, specialty condiments and more.
  • Second Chapter Books, 10 S. Liberty St., +1 540 687-7016, fax: +1 540 687-7018. Independent bookstore with new and used books, newspapers, handmade greeting cards, reading games and skill development items, meeting/reading space, free wifi and coffee.
  • Stitch, 112 W. Washington St., +1 540 687-5990. Needlepoint shop offering canvases, fibers, tools, gifts, classes and community groups.
  • The Tack Box Inc., 7 W. Federal St., +1 540 687-3231, fax: +1 540 687-5171, . Offers tack and equestrian attire for many disciplines such as eventing, fox hunting, racing and showing for the professional to the pleasure rider, along with accessories and supplies for the stable. Also provides services including boot and saddle fittings, custom equestrian linens, tack drapes, custom trunks, nameplates, clipper and blade service, blanket cleaning and repair, horse vacuum service and repair, and tack oiling.
  • Three Crowns, 15 E. Washington St, +1 540 687-8108, fax: +1 540 554-2144. Crowning Touches Body: Women, Missy, Children, Baby, Jewelry;

    Crowning Touches Home: Tabletop, Gift Ware, Lighting, Stationary;

    Crowning Touches Garden: Planters, Statuary

  • Tully Rector, 13 E. Washington St, +1 540 687-5858, fax: +1 540 687-8877, . Women’s contemporary clothing and accessories. Beauty boutique, skincare, make-up, all else beauty.

Eat

  • Home Farm Store, 1 E. Washington St., +1 540 687-8882, . Home Farm is Ayrshire Farm’s butcher shop and grocery store featuring U.S. and Virginia sourced products. The beef, pork, veal, chicken and turkey products are all Certified Humane and Certified Organic.
  • Middleburg Common Grounds, 114 W. Washington St., +1 540 687-7065. A local favorite — coffee, tea, beer, wine — breakfast sandwiches all day — salads — soup — sandwiches — local providers whenever possible — rotating art gallery of local artists.
  • The Upper Crust, 2 N. Pendleton St., +1 540 687-5666. Bakery

Drink

Dining in Middleburg

Sleep

  • Goodstone Inn & Estate, 36205 Snake Hill Rd, +1 540 687-3333, toll-free: +1-877-219-4663, fax: +1 540 687-6115. A luxurious country retreat sitting above Goose Creek in Middleburg. Five distinctive dwellings on a 265 acre estate. Features the adjacent Hilltoppers Restaurant.
  • Briar Patch Bed and Breakfast Inn, 23130 Briar Patch Ln., +1 703 327-5911, fax: +1 703 327-5933, . Historic property on 47 rolling acres with mountain views. 8 antique-decorated bedrooms in the 200-year-old main house, one-bedroom cottage, 3 bedrooms in a renovated chicken coop building. Host events such as weddings, parties, retreats and meetings for up to 200 people.

Go next

Routes through Middleburg
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