There are numerous attractions in the area; here are a few you won’t want to miss.
National Sporting Library and Museum
The museum features a bronze horse on the front lawn, a symbol of the significance of the horse and sporting field events in the Middleburg community as well as the country. As the largest facility of its kind in the U.S., you will want to allow at least four hours to explore the different exhibits, take in a lecture, or speak to a visiting historian.
Home of Westmoreland Davis, progressive farmer and Governor of Virginia from 1918-1922, this 1000-acre property includes his Greek Revival style mansion, boxwood gardens, Confederate log hut replicas, the Museum of Hounds and Hunting (which houses collections from the centuries-old sporting tradition of foxhunting) and the Windmill Carriage Museum which houses a collection of more than 50 restored 19th-century horse-drawn carriages, including Tom Thumb’s coach.
Journey Through Hallowed Ground
Whether you have a half day or full day to visit “Where America happened,” select and plan your journey along the 180 mile trail that includes 9 Presidential Homes & Sites, 18 National & State Parks, 1,000's of Historical Sites, 57 Historic Towns & Villages, 21 Historic Homes and 100’s of Civil War Battlefields. Our Concierge will assist you in mapping out an itinerary.
Great Meadow is comprised of 250 acres dedicated to equestrian and field events, including Twilight Polo, Twilight Jumpers and steeplechasing. If you have not experienced the thrill of a steeplechase, don’t miss the twice-annual event that is best summed up by the quote from the Washington Post, “The annual Virginia Gold Cup is to steeplechasing as the Kentucky Derby is to flat racing."
While each drive to a winery is a unique experience in itself, along winding roads and up mountains, past horse farms and historic estates, and beside miles of stacked stone fences, we are fortunate to have Boxwood Winery just minutes from our Virginia resort. The Boxwood Winery in Middleburg, Virginia is owned by John Kent Cooke, a former owner and president of the NFL’s Washington Redskins. Boxwood is committed to making premium red wines in the Bordeaux tradition, but with distinct Virginia expression. The Winery has received three Decanter Magazine World Wide Wine Medals in its short history.