Thursday, July 28, 2016

Random Ramblings from an Innkeeper: No more surveys!

After recently coming back from a trip to NYC with Dad, my inbox in chock-full of surveys. They are coming out of the woodwork and out my ears!

We gave them our money, can't they be happy enough with that? The surveys are pouring in, after the fact. Trying to get me to review them online, on this site and that, survey monkeys and more.
People and more people
I recently did fill out a heartfelt survey for someone starting up a new venture, it took a lot of my own personal valuable time to do this and was told afterward "Thanks, beta test is full now, we'll let you know when the website is up" oh, okay. 


Like from the homeless, pickpockets and scammers in America's largest city, the Big Apple, I am tired of people trying to sell to me, my time is also valuable. We work hard for what we have, dang hard and I know you do too. 

That is one of the reasons we love Rocky Mount so much, the people are genuine and for the most part, what you see is what you get.

Imagine a world where people just treated you the way they wanted to be treated? I guess that is the golden rule, the one most of us were taught growing up.
Me and Dad walking across the Brooklyn Bridge with another million people
I want to remind you of something really imporant, skip the surveys and know that you are better than 1 in a million, you are wonderfully and beautifully made, totally unique. If you don't believe me look down at your hands right now, see those fingerprints? You are the only one with them. 

If you still need confirmation that you are more than 1 in a million, just ask your Dad.

Tuesday, July 26, 2016

Harvester Performance Center is Rockin' Rocky Mount

Keep your eyes peeled for upcoming show announcements from the Harvester Performance Center, there are some big names comin' to little ol' Rocky Mount!
Tickets and more here

WE LIKE BIG PORCHES AND WE CANNOT LIE! You can walk to the Harvester from The Claiborne House B&B if ya want to!

Friday, July 22, 2016

He prefers the Claiborne House Porch!

"I don't always sit on a porch, but when I do I prefer the Claiborne House Bed and Breakfast porch, in Rocky Mount Virginia."

We have some great porch sitters at The Claiborne House B&B in Rocky Mount, Virginia
Don't just take our word for it.

Tuesday, July 12, 2016

What do innkeepers do on vacation?

The Claiborne House B&B Innkeepers go to a Virginia State Park when they go on vacation, and they do a little of this:

Dogs are allowed in cabins for a nightly fee at Virginia State Parks (and free in the campgrounds), and Junie being part of the innkeeping team here at The Claiborne House B&B appreciates that.

Sunday, July 10, 2016

Free Weekend Stay for Law Enforcement Officers July 29-30

Thank you to Law Enforcement Officers for willingly stepping into the uniform and putting your lives on the line, for me, for us.
As our nation bleeds with recent tragedies and the wounds go so deep they are now becoming gangrenous, there seems to be no answer, what can we do? 

There IS something we can do. Honor them.

The Claiborne House B&B is donating a full weekend getaway to LAW ENFORCEMENT OFFICERS July 29-30, 2016. 

And to sweeten the deal The Harvester Performance Center is also donating tickets for these special guests on Friday Night to see contemporary country artist John Berry!

If you are a LEO (male or female) we would like to offer you a getaway for a weekend away with the one you love, give us a call (540) 483-4616 at The Claiborne House B&B and mention this. 

We have 6 guest rooms (first come first served by reservation only. Two people per room maximum occupancy. Show badge at check-in).

Click here to view The Claiborne House B&B rooms, here for our location and here for more information.

This is valid for Friday July 29 and Saturday July 30 (2 night stay) in any available room of your choice and includes breakfast each morning.

The Harvester Performance Center is just a 5 minute walk from the Claiborne House B&B (map here). 

More about John Berry here:

John Berry has a new outlook, a new address and a new beginning. The singer-songwriter rose to stardom on the country charts of the 1990s with such mega hits as Your Love Amazes Me, Standing on the Edge of Goodbye and She’s Taken a Shine. His annual Christmas tours brighten the holidays for thousands, as does his electrifying rendition of O’ Holy Night.

During his star-making decade, John placed 20 singles on the county charts, 6 of which went Top 5, with Your Love Amazes Me, scoring a #1 on the Billboard and Radio & Records Country Chart as well as Standing on the Edge of Goodbye and She’s Taken a Shine earning the #1 slot in Radio & Records . He has earned multiple Gold and Platinum records over the years. John was nominated for the ACM Top New Male Vocalist in 1994, won a Grammy Award in 1996 for his participation in Amazing Grace: A Country Salute to Gospel Vol. 1, was nominated for another Grammy in 1995 for his smash hit Your Love Amazes Me and was nominated for the CMA Horizon Award and Top Male Vocalist Award in 1995. In 1997 he was nominated for Vocal Event of the Year (for Long Haired Country Boy with Charlie Daniels and Hal Ketchum) and in 2013 John was nominated for the Mainstream Country Male Artist by the ICM Awards. And thanks to the miracles of modern technology, he even sang a duet with the late, great Patsy Cline.


SOLD OUT! We have two state troopers, one sheriff's deputy, one investigator and 2 town police. awesome! 11:22am

If anyone is interested in providing a little something extra to these officers and loved ones, please email us for some suggestions here.