Thursday, September 3, 2015

Random Ramblings from an Innkeeper: Fall to Pieces

I discovered an artist PW Gopal from Noisetrade where I downloaded some songs for free, and his vocals and lyrics have really moved me.

There is a movie out right now called War Room, and it is about marriage under fire...I have had numerous people on Facebook tell me it is worth seeing and we will try to see it this weekend.

Then as I was listening to a few of  PW Gopal's songs, this one stood out "Fall to pieces" and I asked him if he could share the lyrics, and he did.  

Please listen below and you can read the lyrics with or after. I don't know anyone who has not been touched in one way or another by infidelity. Schools are riddled with hurting kids from broken homes, marriage covenants left rotting in the trash... 


This song is not to condemn anyone, just the contrary, it is to give you hope

There is hope. God can pick up the pieces from a life torn down by adultery. When you are done trying to do it on your own, let it go and let God take over and lift you from the rambles and restore and make your life better than before. 

Tears are a language that only God can understand
Fall to Pieces

Little Ellie’s in the back and 
you can hear her through the walls
Sifting through the albums of her life
Hoping there’s one page to turn

Infidelity has come
To put a dent in her dear space
“Bless her heart” is all that can be said
As she holds her face in place

Fall down, Ellie fall…
Sing O Voices
She is listening
Come and mend your babe
Let go Ellie
Fall to pieces
So what is done can now be saved

Eyes are drying up in Ellie
Her body stricken with the shakes
She don’t need another quoted verse
She just needs Jesus to save

Fall down, Ellie fall…
Sing O Voices
She can hear you
Come and save your babe
Let go Ellie
Fall to pieces
So what is done can now be saved

Hear her Jesus
Are you listening?
Come and mend your babe
Let go Ellie
Fall to pieces
So what is done can now be saved
So what is done can now be saved
So all you are can now be safe

Little Ellie’s in the back and
you can hear her through the walls

PW's latest album Big Blue Life was just released last week, you can purchase it on itunes, click here to visit his website for samples and more about this artist.

Get ready to enjoy the last hurrah of Summer


See our rooms, rates and check availability here at The Claiborne House B&B.

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."

Tuesday, September 1, 2015

Summer is runnin' out...

Make plans to visit these Blue Ridge Mountains and Foothills soon 
Water temp at our secret swimming hole is "warm and inviting" so come on in, the water's fine!
Check availability and book your room at The Claiborne House B&B here.

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."


Monday, August 31, 2015

Ride the road - America's Favorite Road

It's a sweet ride and we like to refer to it as America's Favorite Road - The Blue Ridge Parkway

We love this video from a bike on the BRP - speakers up

Come out and ride the Blue Ridge Parkway
At The Claiborne House B&B we offer off-street paved parking for those who want to ride, or trailer their motorcycles. We have a big porch and know how to use it...
We even put together a designated ride for you, check it out here on The Claiborne House B&B website. Walk to a few restaurants or the Harvester Performance Center for a live show, lineup is found here.
FLIP FLOP APPROVED

Sunday, August 30, 2015

Perks of Staying at a Bed and Breakfast

"We've all had too much branding in our lives, give the little Mom and Pops a chance." Anthony Melchiorri




Anthony explains why a bed and breakfast is great for a more personalized stay, see the video here.


"If I stay in one more cookie-cutter hotel I am going to blow my brains out..." Anthony Melchiorri

Perks of a small Mom and Pop, The Claiborne House B&B:
1. WE will cook you breakfast. WE will make you coffee.
2. WE will clean your room, freshen your room.
3. WE will put fresh flowers and a welcome card with your name on it in your room.
4. WE will ensure your linens are clean, and you have the amenities you need like complimentary WiFi available throughout the property, cable TV, central A/C and Heat (except the Wash House Cottage it has its own unit), Private Baths, books, games, guest fridge with comp sodas, ice maker, tea maker, coffee maker, wine glasses, drink glasses, misc snacks
5. WE built the website and take every photo and do all social media (including this blog with 1695 published posts sharing things to see and do in the area. WE have put together itineraries and sites of interest for you to explore.
6. WE mow the lawns (even though they are brown due to lack of rain) and rake the leaves and maintain the house, the porch, the grounds, and WE added the TESLA Destination Charger near the fence, remove the dead goldfish from the pond when they "age-out"...
7. WE greet you at the door (unless you arrive late on a self-checkin) and WE allow privacy for you to do your thang with who you want to do it.
8. WE love hearing you laugh. WE are not hired help, WE are owners who happen to live and work here and WE want your stay to be innjoyable.

Plus more personalized stuff we like to do for you...Learn more about our rooms here.

PS Anthony, we may pinch you on the cheek but we promise to not pat you on the butt...well, maybe we won't promise that...
Here is another article of interest titled "Top 10 Benefits to Staying in a Bed and Breakfast"

Blue Ridge Room pictured above - Walnut queen bed and armoire, antique fiddle cases, blue medicine jar used for flower vase, Comphy sheets (a special hypo-allergenic super soft sheets sold to Hospitality partners and spas, music sheets collected in Australia framed, pen and ink, all unique artwork, antique rug, antique sofa, lacy canopy for bed and curtains, oak tall boy dresser, large bathroom. no adjoining rooms, views of the foothills and town out bedroom windows, and more...$125+tax weeknights and $135+tax weekends - save $10 book this room online here and enter code MUSIC)