Posted by on May 4, 2017

Happy Mother’s Day in Middleburg

— Whether you’re looking to share a good meal, zip through the trees, enjoy a glass of fine wine or just get away from it all, Middleburg is the perfect destination for Mother’s Day. Here we round up some of our favorite picks for what to do in Middleburg to celebrate mom!

Mother's Day Middleburg VABrunch in the ‘Burg

  • You can enjoy a three-course brunch at the historic Red Fox Inn & Tavern from 10:30 a.m.-2:30 p.m. on Mother’s Day. Menu items include carrot ginger bisque, spinach and strawberry salad, a crab cake platter, shrimp and grits, five layer chocolate cake, salted caramel vanilla crunch cake and more. The inn is a must-see Virginia landmark offering hearty meals in a historic tavern setting. The brunch is $38 per person, $15 for children under 10 (not including taxes, gratuity and beverages). Reserve your table online or call the front desk at 540-687-6301.
  • Treat mom to a delectable Mother’s Day brunch buffet in Salamander’s signature restaurant, Harrimans Virginia Piedmont Grill. While enjoying the perfect country setting, indulge in seasonal fare, delicious treats, free-flowing mimosas and much more. The brunch runs from 9 a.m-3 p.m. and costs $65 per person or $40 per child. For reservations, please call 540-326-4070.
  • Indulge mom with a grand buffet at Salamander Resort & Spa featuring an extensive omelet bar, interactive pasta cooking station, elaborate seafood tower, indulgent steak carving, bottomless mimosas and much more. A special children’s buffet and a dessert display also will be available. The brunch runs from 10 a.m.-3:30 p.m. and costs $98 per person or $40 per child. For reservations, please call 540-326-4070.

“We love coming here. The kids love coming to Salamander,” said Katy Tyrrell, executive director of the Middleburg Community Center. “There’s always something for them to do to be entertained — inside, outside, going down to see the horses, going for a little hike, messing with the chess set.”

Goodstone Inn and Restaurant Middleburg VADinner at Goodstone Inn & Restaurant

Goodstone Inn & Restaurant is having a special Mother’s Day dinner on Sunday, May 14, beginning at noon.

The four-course menu includes items such as chicken liver mousse, asparagus vichyssoise, red mizuna and corn shoots, poached spring vegetable, pan seared grouper, Roseda Farms dry aged New York strip loin, chocolate pots de crème, strawberry short cake and more.

The cost is $89 per person or $45 per child under 10 (not including wine, alcohol, tax and gratuity). Seatings are limited and available by reservation only, so please call 540-687-3333 today to make your reservations.

Outdoor Fun

Why not try something new for Mother’s Day? Moms zip free all day long on Mother’s Day at Empower Adventures with a paying family member. You can traverse the 20-acre course while learning about our area’s flora and fauna, and you might even see a family of deer, various birds or other critters along the way. For reservations, please call 540-692-9471. Or, give mom the gift of adventure by giving her a gift certificate to Empower Adventures.

If you want to keep things simple, why not pack a picnic lunch and head to the Middleburg Community Center? The center’s grounds have two playgrounds (one for tots and one for elementary-aged kids), a beach volleyball court, a baseball field and plenty of open space for the kids to run around, so it’s easy to keep them entertained.

Briar Patch Bed and Breakfast Middleburg VA

Briar Patch Bed & Breakfast

A Weekend Getaway

If you’re headed to Middleburg for Mother’s Day, try making a weekend of it. Whether you’re looking for a luxury resort, charming country inn or a peaceful bed and breakfast, you’ll find a place to rest here. Our picks:

  • Goodstone Inn & Restaurant, which has been called one of the most excellent inns in North America byCondé Nast Johansens;
  • Salamander Resort & Spa, which has been named one of the world’s best spas by the Wall Street Journal and has received a readers’ choice award from Condé Nast Traveler;
  • Briar Patch Bed & Breakfast Inn, a historic farm (circa 1805) on 47 rolling acres with majestic mountain views located just outside the town of Middleburg; and
  • The Red Fox Inn & Tavern, a must-see Virginia landmark established in 1728 located right in the heart of town.

For a special touch, consider calling Middleburg Floral Gallery at 540-687-6393 to have a bouquet of flowers waiting for her to welcome her to her getaway.

“A great Mother’s Day in Middleburg would start the evening before with a night at Briar Patch Bed & Breakfast,” said Emily Crawford of 50 West. “With the beautiful surroundings, spending a night there would allow for any mom to rest and relax. We’d then have the opportunity to enjoy Middleburg’s great shops and possibly stop at a local winery or two!”

Three Fox VineyardsMiddleburg’s Wine Country

 If your mom enjoys good wine, a trip to Middleburg’s wine country is an excellent choice for Mother’s Day. With more than 20 wineries in the Middleburg American Viticultural Area, you’re sure to find one that suits her tastes. Take her our to her favorite Middleburg winery for a tasting, enjoy a glass (or two) of wine together and remember to bring home a bottle, so you can remember the day.
  • 50 West Vineyards will be having live music by Shane Gamble from 1:30-4:30 p.m. in the tasting room on Mother’s Day. The winery is adding the 2016 Rosé to the tasting menu for Mother’s Day as well. If you’re looking for something a little different, try their Sangria! Pair your wine or sangria with fresh baked bread, a variety of cheeses and cured meats, plus tapenades made from their wine – you can’t go wrong! The winery is open from 11 a.m.-6:30 p.m. on Sunday.
  • Boxwood Winery features blended Bordeaux-style wines, under the direction of internationally acclaimed winemaker Stephane Derenoncourt. Moms receive 1/2 off tastings at Boxwood from May 12-14. The winery is open Friday-Sunday from 11 a.m.-6 p.m.
  • Greenhill Winery & Vineyards is an excellent setting for a wine country getaway. With its new tasting room, cathedral-like barrel room and new farm store, you’re sure to find something to enjoy at Greenhill. Enjoy a tasting or buy a bottle of wine to share and pack a picnic (you’ll find light fare, cheese, salami, crackers and other items for sale in the farm store). The winery is open from noon to sunset.
  • Bring mom out for a beautiful picnic at Three Fox Vineyards. All mothers enjoy special discounts, and they’ll be awarding prizes for the most elegant picnic, too. On Sunday, Rolling Brick and Dough will have pizza for sale; Jordan Sullivan, an independent consultant for LuLaRoe will be on-site; and Big Steve & Pete will be playing live music from 1:30-4:30 p.m.!

Salamander Resort and Spa Middleburg VASpa Day

Treat mom to a day of relaxation at the spa at Salamander Resort. She’ll glide from the whirlpool to a massage to a steam shower and more. Indulge her with a blissfully restorative facial, deeply rejuvenating signature massage or hot stone treatment.

The 23,000-square-foot spa and wellness center features an infinity-edge spa pool with poolside cabanas, as well as a full-service salon featuring hair, make-up, manicure and pedicure stations.

Make an appointment today or give mom a gift certificate, so she can come in at her convenience. Mention MOM1 during your booking to receive 25% off all treatments Monday-Thursday this May. Call 844-303-2723 for more information.

Duchessa Middleburg VATake Her Shopping

Having trouble finding just the right gift for your mom? Why not let her pick out something she’ll truly enjoy? Take her shopping in Middleburg and let her pick her own gift. If she’s into designer clothes and accessories, try Country Classics, Duchessa, J. McLaughlin, Lou Lou, The Fun Shop or Tully Rector. For something for the house, try Crème de la CrèmeLes Jardins de Bagatelle, The Fun Shop or The Shaggy Ram. Other favorites include Second Chapter Books for book lovers and Stitch if mom’s into needlepoint. Just outside of town, you’ll find Baileywyck Antiques and Tri-County Feeds, Fashions, Finds, one of hunt country’s most eclectic and unique shopping experiences. Be sure to check out our list of our favorite places to shop for more ideas.

Be sure to share your Mother’s Day fun with us using #MiddleburgMoment

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