Brierley Hill Bed and Breakfast

Address: 985 Borden Rd., Lexington, Virginia, 24450, United States | B&B
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This B&B, located on 985 Borden Rd., Lexington, is near Lee Chapel and Museum, Stonewall Jackson House, Stonewall Jackson Grave, and Washington and Lee University.
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    Historical Traveler Reviews Brierley Hill Bed and Breakfast Lexington

    Absolutely Delightful!


    We had the pure pleasure and privilege to spend 2 nights at the beautiful Brierly Hill B&B. Set atop a hill, this splendid place overlooks the peaceful Shenandoah Valley with its rolling hills. Their website gives an excellent representation of the property ([--]). Our room and bathroom were spotless and beautifully decorated. Breakfast on the porch was absolutely delicious and we savored the wonderful view. Joyce and Ken are gracious and delightful hosts and attend to every detail (freshly baked cookies daily, a framed keepsake photo taken on the porch, etc.).

    We HIGHLY recommend the Brierly Hill.

    S & R, Summit, NJ

    A wonderful B & B!


    My wife and I just celebrated our ninth wedding anniversary, and wanted to to find an intimate Bed and Breakfast near the Blue Ridge Parkway as a weekend getaway. Brierley Hill was the perfect place! The setting could not be more peaceful, and the owners are friendly and thoughtful. It truly is a little slice of "paradise". Would recommend to any couple traveling to the Lexington area.

    Gorgeous Wedding Setting


    My husband and I planned a "destination" wedding of sorts. We were married in Jackson Memorial Hall at VMI and wanted a romantic, out-of-the-way place away from the friends and family (not that they're not all wonderful, but we did want some privacy during some of the weekend). I booked the Magnolia Cottage, and two other suites for couples who were in the bridal party. The pictures on the internet do not lie. The B&B is heaven on Earth and our hosts could not have been one bit more accommodating and pleasant.

    We were allowed to have our wedding photographs taken on the property, and there was no such thing as a bad shot with the Shenandoah Valley as a backdrop. It was even overcast and drizzly, and the pictures were still stunning!

    The B&B is kept in impeccable shape. Extremely clean and orderly. The cottage looked as though we were the first guests ever to stay in it. The amenities such as coffee in the room and snacks were plentiful. Hot water was never gave out nor did the complimentary toiletries.

    All three rooms had excellent beds and linens. We all commented in the mornings during those fabulous breakfasts that we never slept so well (indeed, being from NYC, I nearly passed out from all the oxygen around me).

    I cannot think of one thing I would change except perhaps the quality of the coffee in the morning. Only hazelnut was offered, and it was weak and tepid; however, a trip into town for a double espresso at the coffee shop was no bother and my coffee requirement is a personal problem (I hate flavored coffees and I like my first cup in the morning to be hot and very strong) and not the responsibility of the hosts. AND . . . the setting, the service, the rooms, the hospitality was so overwhelmingly wonderful that I probably shouldn't even mention the coffee at all.

    The Brierley absolutely made our wedding weekend a romantic and cherished memory. We'll be back on our first anniversary! The other two couples want to join us, again, too!

    Magnificent getaway


    My husband and I stayed her for our one year anniversary. I was 6 monthsd pregnant with our daughter and the inn keepers were very accomadating. The room was bright and sunny and the ambience was serene and tranquil. The most refreshing stay we have ever had. Our 10th anniversary is coming up and we will be returning!!

    Warmth, Comfort and Serenity


    The minute I saw pictures of the Blue Ridge Mountains, I knew we had to find a place to stay there. My husband and I were about to undergo a complex medical procedure and we desperately needed to clear our heads & relax. Brierley Hill provided just that! It was a piece of heaven, and it truly restored my soul and gave me the strength to get through what was ahead. We even brought along some temperature-sensative medication that Joyce graciously kept in the fridge for my daily use. We could not have been happier with our 4-day stay.

    The website shows exactly what the rooms look like: beautiful, tastefully decorated, clean, packed with luxuries and antiques, nestled on 8 lush acres near the top of a mountain hill with panoramic views, and provincial but with access to contemporary ammenities. The directions were excellent, and the trip from Washington DC is quick and scenic (<3hrs). Our room (Once Upon a Time) was even prettier in person, decorated in rich, deep tones with a breath-taking view of the valley and mountains it overlooks. Most B&Bs don't have any media ammenities, and it can make the city-folk feel quite unnerved. I was glad to have access to internet, the business center telephone and TV/DVDs, but the scenery was so beautiful we hardly needed to take advantage of it. Our room did not have a balcony, but the large windows lent a great view of the lush greenery & landscaping the innkeepers have fostered over time with berries, grapevines, and flowers of all kind. This is definitely a place to take long, romantic walks or nestle up by the room's fireplace and drink hot coffee or tea and biscotti from the refreshment area. On many of our walks we enjoyed picking a handful of fesh, sweet blackberries, which attracted deer in the early evening hours that we watched from the veranda (Jim can lend you binoculars, too).

    Ken and Joyce are the most talented, hospitable and compassionate inn keepers I've met in our many stays at B&B inns. They were great company to talk with when we decided to bring dinner back to the inn and picnic on the veranda. We even found out they hailed from Louisianna near friends of ours. Every morning's breakfast was even better than the next. The chilled melon soup (honeydew) was divine, as were the banana nut waffles w/ real maple syrup. The innkeepers were so atuned to their guests needs: they asked about our room preferences, food allergies or special dietary needs for breakfast, whether we needed directions, recommendations, anything. I enjoyed the litle luxuries like hair caps, makeup remover towels, Gilchrist & Sommes Chamomille soaps/lotions, fluffy towels, blowdryer, Q-tips/cotton balls and magnified makeup mirror. Parking was spacious; the road & driveway to their inn was recently repaved; new landscaping was put in with a gazebo; their dog was so adorable (although kept away from guests, we got to visit with her by request since we missed our own pooch--no pets allowed).

    While there, we visited the Goshen Pass-fishing,swimming, rafting and hiking in April-Sept, the Virginia Military Institute and Museum, the Marshall Museum, Lee Chapel Memorial, Washington & Lee University, Stonewall Jackson's only house ($6 entrance fee), as well as took a drive towards West Virginia through the Goshen Pass to a wonderful cafe that serves the BEST blackberry pie in the world (ask Joyce), then on to Lake Moomaw where we encountered black bears (eegads!), but it was so beautiful and serene. Wanted to go back for the holidays but it quickly booked up! Go! You won't regret it!

    PS, speak up if you are military. Jim himself is a veteran who honorably served his nation and is returning the favor to our brave men and women.

    A terrific B&B


    This little hotel is really a great find. It's up on top of a hill with a long winding driveway. The house itself is lovely, and for once, everything was sparkling and clean. We stayed in the Love Seat Suite and found it to be comfortable, very pretty and enjoyable. So many B&Bs are shabby, and definitely don't live up to the photos on their websites. This place is even nicer than the website represents.

    The only slightly bad thing I can say is that the room was a little small for the furniture.

    Breakfast was delicious. outside on the patio.



    My wife and I stayed in the Good Friends suite to celebrate our first anniversary. Ken and Joyce were phenomenal hosts! From the moment we checked in, they were very accomodating and the room was amazing! The hot tub was huge, the bed was comfortable (albeit a bit small), and Joyce even had the fire place running for us because the room was a bit chilly. A note of caution, sound travels like crazy in the B&B, even though our suite was in the basement.

    Breakfast the next day was exquisite. We had the creme brulee french toast that another reviewer mentioned. It would be a diabetics nightmare, but we LOVED it! Good change of pace from typical eggs, sausage, and bacon.

    They have a DVD/TV in your room and they have TONS of DVDs in the entertainment suite upstairs. The TV in the room and upstairs is tiny compared to most TVs in homes these days. But they are sufficient.

    The next time we go, we'll have to stay in the cottage suite. Ken gave us a tour before we left and that suite was phenomenal. $275/night is a bit high, but we're going to try it next time we go.

    Bistro on Main serves an excellent lunch.

    Deer In The Front Yard


    My wife and I stayed at Brierley Hill Bed and Breakfast at the end of a month long fall color trip to New England. We stayed almost exclusively in B&B's from Plano, TX to Alton Bay, NH but NONE were as excellent as Brierley Hill in food, room, service and price. To have another serving of the fruit "soup" that Joyce makes will be worth a return trip for us.

    GREAT place to stay.

    Beyond my wildest dreams


    We had the most romantic room I could ever imagine at Brierly Hill. It had a canopy bed with rich maroon hangings and gorgeous pillows everywhere. The bathroom is sparkling white with a large shower.The robes are extra luxurious here too.

    In the public area there is a coffee bar where you can make yourself a cup of coffee or tea any time, have a biscotte or a piece of fruit and if your are lucky some homemade fudge.

    Breakfast was excellent peach creme brulee french toast and strawberry and banana fruit soup. With more juice choices than most restaurants and lots of fresh coffee.

    The views are stunning and you will always remember them because Ken will take your picure on the deck as a souvenir.

    I can't say enough good things about this place, it's lovely, the owners are friendly, it is spotlessly clean and a very easy drive back in to Lexington for dinner. Trust Ken's suggestions, we had a great meal at the Southern Inn.

    They also have a vast dvd collection and wireless internet, what more could anyone want!

    Lovely, lovely


    August 2005

    My husband and I spent a great weekend at the Brierley Hill Bed and Breakfast, Lexington, VA. Beautiful view, relaxing surroundings, excellent food, lovely room. We were pampered!

    Lexington has a lot to offer-- historical sites, shops, antiques, fine food. The Blue Ridge Parkway is nearby if you crave outdoorsy adventures.

    Highly recommended.

    TripAdvisor Reviews Brierley Hill Bed and Breakfast Lexington

    5.00 of 5 stars Outstanding

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