Located in Loudoun County, Va., at the foot of Virginia's Blue Ridge and Bull Run Mountains, is the idyllic town of Middleburg.
The historic town is recognized as the "nation's hunt and horse capital," hosting such annual events as Middleburg Spring Races and Virginia Fall Races.
A part of the D.C.'s Wine Country, there are over 20 wineries within 30 minutes of Middleburg to explore.
When you add in the six-block Washington Street complete with various shops, boutiques and eateries, you have the perfect weekend getaway.
1. Established in 1728, the Red Fox Inn and Tavern
is considered as the "oldest original inn in America." It once served as the Confederate headquarters and hospital during the Civil War. A little over a century later, John F. Kennedy held a press conference in the JEB Stuart Room. Elizabeth Taylor visited here, and it hosted Jacqueline (Jackie) Kennedy Onassis during foxhunting season.
2. National Sporting Library & Museum
promotes the preservation and sharing literature, art and culture of equestrian and field sports. The library, open to the public, houses over 24,000 books spanning 500 years. The museum highlights American and European sporting art.
3. Conveniently located in downtown is Middleburg Country Inn
. The property offers eight graciously appointed guestrooms and a cook-to-order country-style breakfast.
4. Chrysalis Vineyards
grows and experiments with over 20 different grape varieties. They are the largest growers of the Virginia-native Norton grape.