About Belle Meade

In 1993, Mike Biniek and Susan Hoffman left their urban lives to fulfill their dream of creating a model community for sustainable living. Belle Meade has grown into what it is today because of their flexible, nurturing patience as they developed the different components of their holistic vision.

Mike, B.S. in Biology, is a life long student of nature and wildlife. He practices his ideology of creating a more sustainable, healthy planet as he cares for the animals, plants, and community of Belle Meade. Mike has also served Rappahannock County as a member of the Board of Supervisors and is currently on the Culpeper Soil and Water Conservation Board.

Susan, Ed.D. has over four decades of experience as a teacher. She is Chair of the Board of Belle Meade School and Director of the Day Camp and has inspired thousands of local children and young adults to develop life skills and an appreciation for nature in addition to providing a curriculum to facilitate academic excellence.

Together, Mike and Susan offer warm hospitality to their guests.

Susan and Mike