Thursday, July 2, 2015

The Blue Ridge Parkway is calling

The Blue Ridge Parkway will knock your socks off! Here she is in early Spring...notice anything missing? People.

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Tuesday, June 30, 2015

Falling in Love with Virginia

We have scenery, we have waterfalls and we have mountains and views and bears and wildflowers! And we hope they will encourage you to get outside and enjoy all that Virginia has to offer. 
The Claiborne House B&B offers a picnic for your visit to the waterfalls or Blue Ridge Parkway for just $30 and even includes dessert! Click here to learn more.
I would like to reblog and article by our tourism that shows a little bit of what you can see and do when you visit.
We hope you will come out and Fall in love with Virginia!

Mountain Majesty: Panoramic Views & Waterfalls

Sometimes the journey is better than the destination, but in this case, the destination is totally worth the effort of the journey.
This past spring we asked our Facebook and Twitter followers for their favorite hikes. Last fall we told you where to hike in for beautiful waterfalls amid the foliage. This fall, we marry the two lists and show you where to go for great hikes with views AND waterfalls.
Crabtree Falls
Crabtree Falls
Crabtree Falls is actually a 1,200′ cascade – the highest vertical-drop cascade east of the Mississippi River. The lower falls is accessible to elderly and differently abled sightseers, making it an enjoyable outdoor experience for all. Over the course of the three-mile trail past the lower falls is a series of five major cascades and smaller ones. Access the trail from a fee-based lot at 11581 Crabtree Falls Highway, Montebello, VA 24464. And the view? Get a good glimpse from the top of the trail, or you can enjoy it from Crabtree Falls Highway up to/down from the Blue Ridge Parkway.
Whiteoak Canyon is a favorite hike out of Shenandoah National Park because the trek rewards the adventurous with six waterfalls ranging from 35 to 86 feet in height. Two access points:
Skyline Drive at milepost 42.6: The upper falls are a 4.6-mile out-and-back hike. If you head down the steep grade to the lower falls, add another 2.7 miles to your round trip.
Route 600 offers an access point at Boundary Trailhead. One mile in is the lower falls or hike the steep grade to the upper falls. Download the Trail Map
The views from Skyline Drive are some of the best – if not the best – in Virginia. 75 overlooks dot the 105-mile scenic route and you’ll definitely want to stop at more of them than not to snap a memory.
In Douthat State Park is Blue Suck Falls Trail, a three-mile moderate to difficult hike that includes a nice waterfall. One hiker proclaims, “Your long climb up the Blue Suck Falls is rewarded by one glorious vista after another,” so don’t just take it from us. Download the Trail Map
At milepost 50.7 on Skyline Drive is a trail leading to Dark Hollow Falls – a cascade of 70′ over greenstone. The hike out-and-back is a 1.5-mile easy trek. And again, the views from Skyline speak for themselves. Download the Trail Map
Fifteen miles of trails offer different vantage points of the renowned “great falls” of Great Falls National Park. The falls are created by jagged rocks in the Potomac River at the narrow Mather Gorge. Take your bike, if you’d rather, and bring $3 to get into the park.
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Sunday, June 28, 2015

Perfecta Trifecta Weekend at The Harvester

You could not jam more incredible live acts into a weekend at the Harvester Performance Center if you tried, well okay you probably could, but not these quality shows! 

You can sit inside a cool 70 degrees at The Harvester here in Rocky Mount, in comfortable seats, not in the heat and humidity of a festival with the disruption of summer thunderstorms.
David Mayfield (photo taken last year when David played the Harvester)

The weekend of August 6-7-8 is the Perfect Trifecta here in Rocky Mount and you can walk to all three of these shows from The Claiborne House B&B

Thursday, August 6, 2015 - 8:00pm
Chris Knight
Harvester Performance Center, 450 Franklin Street, Rocky Mount, VA
Doors: 7:00pm
Genre: Americana Country
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Friday, August 7, 2015 - 8:00pm
Loudon Wainwright III
Harvester Performance Center, 450 Franklin Street, Rocky Mount, VA
Doors: 7:30pm
Genre: Americana Folk / Rock
2010 GRAMMY Winner (Best Traditional Folk Album) for High Wide & Handsome: The Charlie Poole Project (Two previous GRAMMY nominations: I'm Alright, 1985 and More Love Songs, 1986).

- See more here

Saturday, August 8, 2015 - 8:00pm
David Mayfield Parade
Harvester Performance Center, 450 Franklin Street, Rocky Mount, VA
Doors: 7:30pm
Genre: Americana
- See more here

David Mayfield is my top choice for this weekend, but I may go and see all three to round out the trifecta! 

Sunday, August 9, 2015 - 7:00pm
Rich Robinson (of the Black Crowes) - Acoustic Show
Harvester Performance Center, 450 Franklin Street, Rocky Mount, VA
Doors: 6:00 pm
Genre: Americana Rock

- See more here

Friday, June 26, 2015

An Oki from Muskogee and Rocky Mount

By that title you may have surmised...Merle Haggard the Legend is playing August 4, 2015 at The Harvester Performance Center here in Rocky Mount Virginia!
Tuesday, August 4, 2015 - 8:00pm
Harvester Performance Center, 450 Franklin Street Rocky Mount
Merle Haggard website
Merle Haggard Facebook Page

The Claiborne House Bed and Breakfast has a one night only Good Ol' American Merle Haggard B&B, Dinner and Show Package
If you are proud to be an Oki from Muskogee and proud of the red white and blue and want to stay here give us a call (540) 483-4616.

Package includes:

  • Pre-show good ol' American steak dinner, salad, baked potato, apple pie
  • Any available room of your choice
  • Concert tickets for two (Show is 8PM)
  • Good ol' hot cooked breakfast the next morning

PRICE IS $425.00 per couple (and includes all taxes).
This is a prepaid package so we can purchase the tickets for you. These are not gold-section VIP seats. The Harvester has a seating capacity of only 425 - every seat is a great seat, and state of the art sound - you are guaranteed a fantastic show!
No other rooms are available this evening, only Good Ol' American B&B Package Guests. Walk to the show from The Claiborne House B&B.