BBHSV Member Feature: Brierley Hill B&B

Lexington, Virginia is known for its history, its horses, and its hospitality, and there’s no better way to experience and explore the city than with a stay at Brierley Hill Bed & Breakfast: “Come visit this quiet hillside getaway overlooking the beautiful Shenandoah Valley. Brierley Hill welcomes guests to a unique bed and breakfast inn experience of spectacular views and relaxed elegance — just five minutes from downtown Lexington, Virginia” (


Wake up in a living fairytale in the Once Upon a Time Room with its lavish king canopy bed, its eastern view of the sunrise, and its modern amenities. Rest in tranquility in the Peace Room, briefly escaping the real world for a soft rose and green room reminiscent of an English garden. Take your peaceful seclusion to the next level with the Good Friends Suite, complete with stunning mountain views, a private patio, plush bathrobes, gas fireplace, and comfy queen-sized bed. Really though, any room you choose will be met with warm and relaxation.

In the morning, you’ll wake up to the hearty scents of a prix fixe breakfast in front of a crackling fire (or out on the veranda when the weather is warm). You’re in for a delectable treat at Brierley Hill—fresh, seasonable fruit, country waffles, egg dishes, and more.

Once you’re fueled for your day, venture out and explore everything that Lexington, VA offers its visitors and residents. Enjoy a horse show at the Virginia Horse Center or a performance at the Lenfest Center for the Arts. Indulge in history at the Virginia Military Institute, Lee Chapel, and the Stonewall Jackson Memorial Cemetery. Are you a lover of the outdoors? Lexington provides a wealth of outdoor adventure that is not to be missed (even in the colder seasons)!


Start planning your Lexington getaway now, and don’t forget to reserve your room or suite at Brierley Hill Bed & Breakfast.


150th Anniversary Battle of New Market Reenactment

The Civil War Battle of New Market was fought on May 15, 1864 as part of the Valley Campaigns. This battle included two hundred fifty-seven cadets from the Virginia Military Institute, ranging in age from fifteen to twenty-five. The result of this battle was a victory for the Confederate army that forced the Union army out of the Shenandoah Valley.

Now, over a century later, New Market will present its 150th Anniversary Battle of New Market Reenactment, “one of the oldest continual reenactments in the nation.”

“Experience Civil War soldier life as you visit on-going demonstrations and living history presentations prior to and after the battle each day. Walk in history’s footsteps as you explore the sights and sounds of the Civil War with Signal Corps, Artillery, Cavalry, Musket firing, Camp life, Medical Corps, and much more. Enjoy tasty treats from a variety of food vendors and shop for souvenirs on Sutler Row” (Shenandoah at War).

Quick Facts:

When: May 16-18, 2014
Where: The Virginia Museum of the Civil War, New Market, VA
Admission: $10 (children 9 and younger are free)
Lodging: A BBHSV member inn

Source: Bruce Wetterau

Source: Bruce Wetterau