Welbourne is an eighth generation family home on 520 acres located 1 hour west of Washington and 6 miles west of Middleburg in the Piedmont Hunt Country. Approached via gravel road, the main house dates from 1770, with additions as late as 1870. The house is a Virginia Historic Landmark and is on the National Register of Historic Places.
Welbourne was the home of Col. Richard Henry Dulany, C.S.A., the great-great-grandfather of the current innkeeper. Col. Dulany founded the nation’s oldest foxhunting club, The Piedmont Hunt, in 1840, and the oldest horse show, the Upperville Colt and Horse Show, in 1853. Visitors during the Civil War included Jeb Stuart and John S. Mosby. In the 1930’s F. Scott Fitzgerald and Thomas Wolfe stayed at Welbourne. Both writers published stories using the house as the setting.
Welbourne has 5 main guest rooms with private baths. Four have wood-burning fireplaces and three have Queen canopy beds. There are an additional three smaller attached rooms for children which share baths. A hearty Southern breakfast may include eggs, bacon or sausage, grits, fried tomatoes or apples, and biscuits, served at the dining room table. All the common rooms are open to guests, in addition to a covered back porch with rocking chairs. A feeling of faded elegance pervades. Cocktails are served every evening at 7:00 in the Parlour (on the porch in the summer). The farm is a retired horse-boarding operation and guests are free to roam the property.
Cell reception is spotty so we encourage guests to unplug, literally. We do not have wi-fi, but there is a coffee shop, Common Grounds, 10 minutes away in Middleburg.
Double rooms are $169.50 per night, including breakfast and tax, and a two
night minimum is required on certain weekends.
Family friendly – we welcome children and dogs
Open all year
Nat and Sherry Morison
22314 Welbourne Farm Lane
Middleburg, VA 20117 (map it)
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