Our Story

Twenty years ago, Mike Biniek and Susan Hoffman left the urban life for a more fulfilling experience. Belle Meade has grown into what it is today because of their flexible, nurturing patience, and ability to evolve with the vision. Mike, B.S. in Biology, is a life long student of nature and wildlife. He carries out his vision of a more sustainable, healthy planet as he cares for the animals, plants, and community of Belle Meade. Susan, Ed.D. has four decades of experience as a teacher. She is the Head of Belle Meade School and the Day Camp.

We are located in beautiful Rappahannock County near Sperryville, Virginia. We are close to Old Rag Mountain, Skyline Drive and Shenandoah National Park, several wineries, great antiquing, and restaurants in Sperryville, Little Washington, Flint Hill, and Culpeper.