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

20/03/13 7:10 AM

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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Posted by Michelle Darnell | in Belle Grove History, Darnell History | 28 Comments »

28 Comments 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. Thank you Dianna! But we couldn’t have done it without the love and support of all our “friends”! Thank you, Thank you, Thank you!

  3. Sarah Says:

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

  4. Thank you!!

  5. 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!

  6. Thank you! We can’t wait to get started on that chapter!

  7. edgar62 Says:

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

  8. Thank you! We appreciate all the support!

  9. terry1954 Says:

    Congrats Brett and Michelle!!!!

  10. Thank you Terry! Just one more step to having you at the plantation!

  11. terry1954 Says:


  12. 🙂

  13. John Says:

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

  14. Thank you so much John! We have appreciated you following along with us and supporting us!

  15. So happy for you both! 🙂

  16. Thank you so much Mary!

  17. hideaheart Says:

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

  18. Thank you so much! We can’t wait to meet the person who introduced us to such a great idea!! We are still hiding our heart!

  19. David Says:

    It’s getting to the very exciting time.

  20. Yes it is! Thank you!

  21. Congratulations!

  22. Thank you!

  23. Janet Rörschåch Says:

    Outstanding and well deserved.

  24. Thank you so much!

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

  26. Yes we are so excited! Thank you so much!

  27. pommepal Says:

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

  28. Thank you! It has been a long journey and we are rounding the bend!