Belle Grove Plantation Becomes a Bed and Breakfast and Makes Press Again!

Thanks to one of our Facebook readers, we woke this morning to find that we have made the morning paper in Fredericksburg!

It is really getting exciting!

Belle Grove Plantation will become bed-and-breakfast

By Cathy Dyson

with the Fredericksburg Free Lance Star

King George supervisors approved a special exception to allow a bed-and-breakfast at Belle Grove Plantation, the birthplace of President James Madison.

In making the motion to approve the request, Supervisor Joe Grzeika called it “one of the easy ones.”

“I think it’s a great asset to King George County,” said Supervisor Cedell Brooks Jr. “It’s a beautiful piece of property.”

Brett and Michelle Darnell plan to widen the driveway, add a gravel parking lot and pave a small portion of the drive, off U.S. 301. They’ll operate a luxury bed-and-breakfast and do outdoor catered events.

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28 thoughts on “Belle Grove Plantation Becomes a Bed and Breakfast and Makes Press Again!

  1. Dianna says:

    How wonderful, Michelle! Your dream is coming true. So happy for you and Brett; you’ve worked hard for this.

  2. Sarah says:

    Congratulations – so well deserved after all your hard work. Looking forward to reading about your first guests arriving!

  3. Jane Sadek says:

    This is such wonderful news. We’ve all been cheering you on! Journeying with you on this endeavor has been exciting and now there is a new chapter!

  4. edgar62 says:

    Congratulations but as you say – now the hard work begins. It’s going to be spectacular, I just know it is…

  5. terry1954 says:

    Congrats Brett and Michelle!!!!

  6. John says:

    Congratulations to you both! This has been such a wonderful story to follow. God bless you both. 🙂

  7. So happy for you both! 🙂

  8. hideaheart says:

    I am looking forward to one day making my reservation to stay at Belle Grove Plantation and get to meet you!

  9. David says:

    It’s getting to the very exciting time.

  10. Janet Rörschåch says:

    Outstanding and well deserved.

  11. Hooray. The dream is unfolding as it should.

  12. pommepal says:

    So excited for you, the fun part now starts I look forward to following.It also shows the power of FB

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