Welcome to Middleburg / Hunt Country
A picturesque, nature-filled community steeped in history.
The picturesque town of Middleburg is in the heart of Virginia Hunt Country, amid rolling hills, plenty of farmland, and an abundance of equestrian properties. Middleburg was established in 1787 by American Revolutionary War Lieutenant Colonel John Leven Powell. Its history can be found everywhere, from the historic architecture to the brick-lined downtown.
Residents enjoy a selection of neighborhoods and housing options. Middleburg has historic homes dating to the 19th century; Victorian mansions, ultra-modern estates, traditional single-family homes, and grand country estates sit upon vast acreages. You'll quickly realize why so many enjoy calling this Hunt Country capital home near the Blue Ridge Mountains. There is plenty of countryside to explore and a close-knit community ready to welcome you.
What to Love
Beautiful scenery is abundant in Middleburg. You can expect rolling hills that give way to horse farms bordered by stone fences, vineyards, picturesque small towns, and the Blue Ridge Mountains. Wander down the brick-lined streets of downtown shopping, stop for a bite at one of the many eateries, or spend your day hiking through the mountains and enjoying breathtaking views. Whether you're an outdoor enthusiast who loves to hunt and ride horses or an antique lover who enjoys visiting small towns and finding unique items, you'll find it here.
Dining, Entertainment & Shopping
Middleburg offers a distinct and beautiful 18th-century village full of antiques, fashion, dining, and more. Among the businesses along the mile-long stretch, locals take advantage of a selection of high-end boutiques, equestrian shops, and art galleries.
Thistlewaite Americana is an antique shop specializing in fine and decorative arts from the 18th through the 20th centuries. The nearby Lou Lou Boutique offers a selection of items that range from accessories and jewelry to clothing.
There is no shortage of exceptional dining in Middleburg, with many options housed in historic buildings.
The Red Fox Inn and Tavern, dating to 1728, lends an exceptional seasonal dining experience that includes a four-course menu and wine pairings. The Goodstone Inn & Restaurant sits on a picturesque 265-acre farm that grows its own produce for a genuine farm-to-table dining experience. Stop in and enjoy an awe-inspiring meal at one of Virginia's top-rated culinary venues.
Other options in the area include Thaiverse, an authentic Thai restaurant serving an award-winning menu, and King Street Oyster Bar, offering the freshest oysters in Middleburg.
Things to Do
There is plenty to experience in the small town of Middleburg.
Middleburg Spring Races are a quintessential event in the area and offer locals and visitors the chance to see some of the nation's most athletic thoroughbreds in action. The race's origins date to 1911, making this another historic tradition you won't want to miss.
The Upperville Colt and Horse Show is a longstanding tradition in the area, dating to 1853. It hosts a competition where some of the nation's top-ranked equestrians compete against local ponies, Jack Russel Terriers, and sidesaddle ladies. You'll enjoy the lively entertainment that's such a deep part of the area's history.
The Middleburg Film Festival, held annually at the Salamander Resort and Spa, offers four days' worth of memorable films in a spectacular setting. Visitors of this event enjoy food and wine offerings, special events showcasing the filmmakers and actors, concerts from the composers, and more.
One of the most spectacular events in the area, and a local favorite, is Christmas in Middleburg. Residents participate in tree lighting, the famed Christmas parade, shopping, caroling, and more. As one of the most family-friendly festivals of the year, this is one event you won't want to miss.
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