Friday, December 9, 2016

Who HAS already played Harvester in Rocky Mount Va?

I have a hard time explaining to our guests if you see someone who looks famous walking around town, it just might be them. A town of 5000 people? In the foothills of the Blue Ridge Mountains? YES. THAT'S US.
Billy Bob Thornton and the Boxmasters* 

Billy Bob Thornton* (photos by my good friend *Jean Skipper*)

Here is your innkeeper with Bud right after the show, the Harvester is indeed intimate. Many of the artists hang with the fans afterward. 

Second image is Assistant Manager Sheila Silverstein of the Harvester showing Bud around town, here they are at the county administration office. Yes they went inside to hey y'all. Billy Bob Thornton is also from a small town, in Arkansas and loved Rocky Mount, said it felt like home.


A couple blocks walk from The Claiborne House B&B is the newish Harvester Performance Center. It opened 2 years ago, and I want to share some of the great shows you probably missed:
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same drill for this one
Do you still think I am kidding?
Yes that is Gregg Allman
There are 62 more rows x 6 shows I didn't share here = 372 performances, but you get the idea now, right?
But the good news is that there are dozens+ more great shows coming up, you can find out about them right here

Three honest reasons we recommend you stay with us at The Claiborne House B&B when you visit Rocky Mount: 
  1. we could use the money
  2. we're nice
  3. we endorse responsible drinking
You can BYOB and kick back on the porch, gardens or under the pergola that Outside Innkeeper Tony built this year at The Claiborne House and then walk to a show if ya want to, we do.

For every guest who tells us "Big deal, we have shows near us." Did you have Gregg Allmann in a room of 450? Or Merle Haggard? 

Monday, December 5, 2016

Who doesn't love quirky?

We live for this stuff!

We saw this incredible collection over near Natalie Virginia. Each one of those bird houses was built from reclaimed material in the area, like old tobacco barns, tin roofs etc.

Is there something you like to collect? What is the furthest road trip you have taken in search of it?

Thursday, November 24, 2016

Gift Certificates for The Claiborne House B&B on Sale Now

Consider a Claiborne House B&B gift certificate purchase for that person who has everything this Christmas. 

Music lovers? We are a few blocks walk to the Harvester Performance Center in Rocky Mount.

For those purchased now through Christmas eve we will throw in a bouquet of fresh flowers with every gift certificate in any amount. It will be noted on the gift certificate on the innkeeper side, and guaranteed in their room upon arrival. #cybermonday

We have 6 rooms to choose from, and we'll even cook y'all a fine breakfast.
Click here to see the lineup at the award winning Harvester Performance Center.
Purchase gift certificates here in your chosen amount. You can print and pop it in a card to the recipient.