Monday, May 23, 2016

Just a reminder, that's all "love is in the air"

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We offer an intimate elopement package here at The Claiborne House. The gardens are ready and waiting for you...

Learn more about our Elope Virginia Package here, which is just $599+tax until November 2016 and includes your overnight stay.

Where is The Claiborne House B&B?
Click here to see our location and google map. The lovebirds above were wed last Saturday.

Wednesday, May 18, 2016

What's happenin' at the Harvester

Yawl know I have to share updates from time to time for those who are not on the Harvester Performance Center eNewsletter.

Here's a snippet of shows coming up in June - click here to see the full lineup:
Stay with us to go to these shows at The Harvester - Claiborne House Bed and Breakfast in Rocky Mount Virginia
If I asked Rex The Boxmeister about his date night picks I think he may say:

  1. "Indigo Girls" if you are two Georgia peaches

  1. "Marty Stuart and his Fabulous Superlatives" if you are enjoying your golden retirement and enjoy Johnny Cash, Neon Lights and Gospel tunes, or maybe are a little bit country and a little bit rock n roll...and lastly 
  2. "10,000 Maniacs" if you grew up with leg warmers, moonwalking and knew someone with hair like a Flock of Seagulls.
Stay with us to go to these shows at The Harvester - Claiborne House Bed and Breakfast in Rocky Mount Virginia

Wait, now I feel bad that we left off "Ricky Skaggs & Kentucky Thunder" you bluegrass houndawgs know this is a date made in heaven rightcheer...Ricky is a 14 time Grammy Award Winner and can pick a mean mandolin. 

Any time a show is called "An Evening with..." You know that is a wine and dine show night. So yawl better dress up for this one!

Whatever your style and choice of music, stay with us at The Claiborne House B&B and walk to these shows at The Harvester Performance Center. The porch is waitin'...
Stay with us when you visit the Harvester Performance Center - Claiborne House Bed and Breakfast in Rocky Mount Virginia

Monday, May 16, 2016

Take a peek at this hike at Peaks of Otter

Another fine Blue Ridge hike is Peaks of Otter near Bedford Virginia along the Blue Ridge Parkway.

The above images taken from Sharp Top
You have your choice of peaks:

  1. Sharp Top Trail – A strenuous 1.5-mile hike to the summit of Sharp Top that rewards hikers with a spectacular 360-degree view of the Peaks of Otter area.
  2. Flat Top Trail – A strenuous 4.4-mile hike to the summit of Flat Top peak. In the spring, the thickets of mountain laurel on the mountain make this an especially beautiful hike.

Go to Milepost 86 and you will find a parking area, trail head, ranger station, store and more. 
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FYI Roanoke/Rocky Mount exit from the Blue Ridge Parkway to come to The Claiborne House B&B is MP121.
Dad and I after climbing straight up Sharp Top

Wednesday, May 11, 2016

Gone hikin' to Rock Castle Creek

One of my favorite places to see wildflowers and a beautiful mountain stream is at Rock Castle Creek Gorge. 

This is just down the mountain from Rocky Knob. If you approach it from Franklin County to Woolwine you will see the fire road entrance. 

Elevation: 3209 ft. This extensive 10.8-mile loop trail ranges in elevation from 1700 feet to 3572 feet at Rocky Knob. Encompassing 4500 acres of land, this site abuts the boundaries of both the Blue Ridge Plateau and the Virginia Piedmont. Rock Castle Gorge, a 1500-foot ravine, carved by the waters of Rock Castle Creek.
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For Rocky Knob
Blue Ridge Parkway to milepost 169 and the parking lot for the trailhead is on the right. Rocky Knob is a great fall hike to see the raptors as they migrate through the area.

Castle Creek, is the focal point of this trail.
It is a Virginia Birding and Wildlife Trail/Loop as well, click here for more details.

Rock Castle Gorge Loop
11+ mile trail near Shelors Mill, Virginia (at the top of the trail. Woolwine, VA (at the Bottom of the trail). 

Directions to Rocky Knob Recreation Area from The Claiborne House B&B can be found here.

Ready for a road trip? This Blue Ridge hike is for you.

Monday, May 9, 2016

Will you like us on Facebook?

We post quirky tidbits, photos and innspiring quotes on Facebook, here is our header just to prove it!
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Click here to find our page on Facebook and LIKE us, then tick the box to see us in your news feed right below the LIKED button (it's a drop down).


--Your Claiborne House B&B Family

Our promise to you

We will not, I repeat, will not post anything political. Even if someone did buy Krispy Kreme today for over a BILLION dollars.

We will not post celebrity hype and junk, but will stick to this area 99.9% of the time. Photos, innspiration, cool events. If we accidentally .01% post something else, this is your permission to slap our wrists with a wooden ruler.

Remember, life is a journey, enjoy the ride!