Welcome to Middleburg

Middleburg, Virginia, is a charming Southern destination known as the nation’s horse and hunt capital. Set against the backdrop of the Blue Ridge Mountains, Middleburg offers the best of small-town America: local art, historic landmarks, fine cuisine and one-of-a-kind boutiques. Middleburg is a place where you can enjoy world-class equestrian competitions, award-winning local wines and nationally recognized community events. Visit and discover the spirit of Middleburg.


Middleburg was established in 1787 by American Revolutionary War Lieutenant Colonel and Virginia statesman John Leven Powell, who purchased the property from Joseph Chinn, a cousin of George Washington. Powell changed the name from “Chinn’s Crossroads” to Middleburg because the town was the halfway point between Alexandria and Winchester along the popular Ashby Gap trading route, along what is today Rte. 50.



If you love great food, Middleburg is the Southern food destination you have to know about. Our best restaurants are locally owned and offer everything from farm-to-table gourmet dining to hearty tavern fare.



Middleburg’s historic district is less than a mile long, but it’s filled with many unique stores, including equestrian shops, high-end clothing boutiques, fine art galleries and much, much more. Take a stroll down our streets and you’re sure to find something you just have to take home.



If you’re looking to get away from the hustle and bustle, Middleburg is the ideal destination to relax. Located less than 50 miles from Washington, D.C., Middleburg still feels like a world away. Whether you desire a 5-star luxury resort, charming country inn or a peaceful bed and breakfast, you’ll find a place to rest here.



In this historic town, timeless elegance meets country style. Rolling hills and eighteenth-century architectural treasures provide dramatic backdrops for once-in-a-lifetime wedding experiences, while Middleburg’s first-class restaurants, boutiques and art galleries exude small-town charm.


A place like no other

“The first time I came to Middleburg, I was amazed that someplace so beautiful, peaceful and relaxing could be just an hour’s drive from our Nation’s Capital. When you walk along the streets, it truly is like stepping back into time. It’s like no place else I’ve ever been.”
~ Eryn G.

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Set in rolling countryside at the foot of Virginia’s Blue Ridge Mountains, Middleburg is conveniently located about 35 minutes from Dulles International Airport and 45 miles from Washington, DC.

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