Saturday, August 1, 2015

Have some fun!

Brought to you by The Claiborne House B&B of Virginia where "all the women are strong, all the men are good-looking, and all the children are above average."


Friday, July 31, 2015

Our first Tesla Destination Charging Station Guests

We were so excited after the hard work laboring in the heat to install the Tesla Destination Charging Station here at The Claiborne House B&B to receive our first guests.

It was an awesome moment for us as they silently rolled in and parked in their designated spot to charge up their Tesla S. They allowed me the opportunity for a few photos and waited for Tony to get home for the inaugural electric charge. This is another amenity we offer our guests at The Claiborne House B&B.

Tesla Destination Charging Station here at The Claiborne House B&B Virginia


Tesla Destination Charging Station here at The Claiborne House B&B Virginia

Tesla Destination Charging Station here at The Claiborne House B&B Virginia

Tesla Destination Charging Station here at The Claiborne House B&B Virginia

Tesla Destination Charging Station here at The Claiborne House B&B Virginia

Thursday, July 30, 2015

Where do you wanna go?

Now is the time to plan your Fall getaway, while you are sweatin' up a storm in the summer heat and humidity. Come to the mountains and cool off, the porch is waiting.
The Claiborne House B&B
A cool crisp morning to sit on the porch at The Claiborne House B&B

Franklin county virginia in the fall - from the Claiborne House Bed and breakfast va
This is Franklin County Virginia, our Cahas Mountain - this photo from Rocky Mount
Allow me to share a few fall photos with you to break the monotony of summer from our Blue Ridge area that I took last year and the year prior (and shared on social media):
Franklin county virginia in the fall - from the Claiborne House Bed and breakfast va
St Peters in the Mountains is in Callaway Va

Franklin county virginia in the fall - from the Claiborne House Bed and breakfast va
Assistant-to-the-assistant Junie having fun in the fall leaves 

Franklin county virginia in the fall - from the Claiborne House Bed and breakfast va
That is Rocky Mount in the distance left (see white courthouse) and beyond that is Grassy Hill Natural Area Preserve - 2 miles from The Claiborne house B&B

Franklin county virginia in the fall - from the Claiborne House Bed and breakfast va
Turners Creek Road next door to Phoebe Needles 

in front of the inn at The Claiborne House B&B
Cars cutting down our street during the fall homecoming parade up on our corner on Main Street in the Town of Rocky Mount

More from the hike on Grassy Hill - this is a service road we found to skip over to the back for views of Cahas Mountain and Boones Mill - from The Claiborne House B&B
Tony and our daughter on Grassy Hill hike (this hill is actually located in the Town of Rocky Mount and just a couple miles from us - great hiking)

More from the hike on Grassy Hill - this is a service road we found to skip over to the back for views of Cahas Mountain and Boones Mill - from The Claiborne House B&B
More from the hike on Grassy Hill - this is a service road we found to skip over to the western side for views of Cahas Mountain and Boones Mill
That is Rocky Mount (Bald Knob) and the Franklin County Courthouse to the left (white building) in the Town of Rocky Mount Virginia
That is Rocky Mount (Bald Knob) and the Franklin County Courthouse to the left (white building) in the Town of Rocky Mount Virginia. to the right is Franklin County High School
You can save $10 by booking online here, and learn more about The Claiborne House B&B here.

We offer a Tesla Destination Charger for you Tesla Drivers who want to recharge your batteries in more ways than one. 


ISN'T IT TIME FOR A BLUE RIDGE DAY Y'ALL?

Tuesday, July 28, 2015

Random Ramblings from an Innkeeper: I did something crazy and very selfish - for you

I bought our guests a selfie stick
See I told you it was crazy. But listen to my reasoning...please, don't judge me bro!

Selfie sticks are annoying
If you have been anywhere lately, in country or out you will see the fad of selfie sticks and you want to maybe wring someone's neck with them, but...

They have a purpose
For every person who says selfies are for the selfish or that selfies are for those ego-centric self-serving youngsters of today, consider this:

If we had a selfie-stick we may both have made it into these photos (instead of Innkeeper Tony looking like he was there all alone):
Claiborne House Bed and breakfast innkeepers at Grayson Highlands State Park in Virginia

Claiborne House Bed and breakfast innkeepers at Grayson Highlands State Park in Virginia

Claiborne House Bed and breakfast innkeepers at Grayson Highlands State Park in Virginia

Claiborne House Bed and breakfast innkeepers at Grayson Highlands State Park in Virginia
But instead, here I am in a selfie below, on my own, and it is really bad and a semi-scenic-instagram of a selfie, and well I am a glass half full kind of girl, so here I am half full:
Claiborne House Bed and breakfast innkeepers at Grayson Highlands State Park in Virginia
Nothing, I repeat nothing takes the place of a digital SLR (especially a NIKON) but I can't take a selfie with it. I had to use Tony's cell phone to get this one as it was. But did you know you can take video and photos using the selfish-stick? I am going to call it that from now on...Why? because it is selfish, the getaway is about you and so should be the photos. I get it, I really do.

But why can't someone take photos of the both of you? 
Well I don't like to ask and they always back way up and ruin the photos anyway, and I get upset. 

Why doesn't Tony take them of you? 
Well because he doesn't. You all know one person in your relationship/marriage/family is the one who takes all the photos. You also have figured out by now that it is me. 27 years of marriage and I have a million photos of my husband, and very few of "been there done that" me.

BUT, THERE'S NO SHAME IN THAT

So when you stay at The Claiborne House B&B you may borrow our selfish-stick for the day. First come first serve. If you do borrow our selfish-stick, please consider sharing a photo with us for our use on this blog or Facebook page, we'd appreciate it!

Just don't do this: "Rattlesnake selfie" results in a $153K medical bill, and you will be alright...