Friday, February 5, 2016

Yes, we have off street parking

Some guests inquire whether we have off street parking after staying at a B&B or two where the parking was not close to the inn and on the street. Yes, we have private parking!
Parking off street Blue Ridge Parkway_Claiborne House bed and breakfast virginia va

Parking off street Blue Ridge Parkway_Claiborne House bed and breakfast virginia va
These photos show above what is out front of The Claiborne House B&B (a no parking sign) which we like.
Parking off street Blue Ridge Parkway_Claiborne House bed and breakfast virginia va
This photo shows our parking area adjacent to the inn just behind us, that is our white fence.

We have High Street Cemetery behind us, so our neighbors are fairly quiet. 

We are on a hill and the parking is against our fence, which surrounds The Claiborne House B&B from the back and sides for privacy. We have a big sign out back to help show you where to park and also a smaller sign on the gate that leads you into the ground of the Claiborne House.

There is on street parking if you want to haul your gear up a hill from the front, some guests do this, especially if they arrive late at night and are tuckered out. But the parking for the inn is right behind it on High Street. Just go to the corner and come up the street behind us. You will see the cemetery and also our white fence, the only white fence in town.

Thursday, February 4, 2016

Where to stay in Rocky Mount

You have a few options of where to stay when you visit Rocky Mount 
Enjoy the porch at The Claiborne House Bed and breakfast in Rocky Mount Va - where to stay in Rocky Mount
Claiborne House porch in early Spring
In town, literally in the limits of Rocky Mount you have:

Now if you head across the town line and wish to have a no-tell motel there are a couple of those as well, but you probably won't get a recommendation from us.

If you want to walk to the Harvester Performance Center and wish to stay in the Town of Rocky Mount, I recommend Early Inn and Claiborne House B&B where you will be treated to a fantastic stay, delicious breakfast and warm hospitality. Inspected and approved.

Wednesday, February 3, 2016

Dirty Dancing was not filmed at Smith Mountain Lake

There, I said it.

For the number of hits on this blog wherein somehow those search terms brings them here.

Dirty Dancing was not filmed at Smith Mountain Lake

It was filmed at Mountain Lake, in Virginia. I know you think they sound the same but one has 500 miles of shoreline and houses built around it and celebrates its 50th anniversary this year, it generates electricity for AEP at the dam. The other is a paddle boat lake sitting in front of a lodge, which is very nice and we recommend after their multi-million dollar renovation. But they are not one in the same.

That's all...and no I am not even going to stick hyperlinks on here.

Tuesday, February 2, 2016

16' even more to do in '16: Rocky Mount from The Claiborne House

And there is yet more...we have two articles and can't stop now as there are more things to see and do when you stay with us at The Claiborne House B&B in Rocky Mount, Va:
Poplar Forest (Summer home of Thomas Jefferson)
  1. Hunter’s Raid Civil War Trail in Lynchburg – 1 hour away
  2. Reynold’s Homestead – Birthplace and boyhood home of tobacco manufacturer R. J. Reynolds – 1 hour away
  3. Poplar Forest – the Summer Home of Thomas Jefferson – 50 mins away
  4. Franklin County Historical Society and Museum – 2 blocks away
  5. The surrender at Appomattox Courthouse – 1 hr 15 away
  6. Museum of the Confederacy in Appomattox – 1 hr 15 away
  7. Civil War Traveler – follow this guide to locate historical war sites – nearby and far away all over Virginia
  8. “You may be whatever you resolve to be.” Thomas J. Jackson – Stonewall Jackson House – 1 hr 15 mins away
  9. Civil Rights in Education Heritage Trail – 1 hr 25 mins away
  10. Historic Lexington – 1 hr 15 mins away
  11. Virginia Military Institute (VMI) – 1 hr 15 mins away
  12. Discover Lynchburg – 1 hr away
  13. Come and see historic Bedford – 50 mins away
  14. Laurel Hill – birthplace of J.E.B. Stuart – 1 hr 30 mins away
  15. Sunken City Brewing Company – 20 mins away
  16. Chaos Mountain Brewing – map here – 30 mins away
Sunken City Brewing Company, Hardy Va
See our website for a full list of things to see and do in Rocky Mount, Va and nearby when you stay with us!


Sunday, January 31, 2016

Cuddle up to Sammy Kershaw - Elope Virginia

I think this would be an awesome date to elope at The Claiborne House B&B and then go see Sammy Kershaw afterwards at The Harvester Performance Center here in Rocky Mount, Va, or just go and cuddle up to this country classic!
Sammy Kershaw (Acoustic Show)
Saturday, October 08, 2016 8:00 PM

Harvester Performance Center, Rocky Mount, VA

Note- There is a two night stay required on all October weekends.