Thursday, July 14, 2011

Escapes: Searching for stones and serenity in Virginia’s Fairy Stone State Park

"Serenity for the soul was our goal. And Southwest Virginia’s Fairy Stone State Park didn’t disappoint.
My 20-year-old daughter and I settled into our lakeside cabin, trading television, cellphone service and the Internet for two rocking chairs on a screened porch with a view. A supply of groceries, hiking shoes, kayaks and books rounded out the necessities for the weekend. " 
By Ann Cameron Siegal
*Come on in the water's fine!
Read the rest of this story along with a couple fantastic photos here from the Washington Post Lifestyle Travel section.
Fairy Stone State Park is just a short 30 minute drive from The Claiborne House Bed and Breakfast, or you can visit the other side of Fairy Stone which is Philpott Lake. Army Corps of Engineers means this Philpott Lake is not developed with houses and golf courses, but rustic, scenic and gorgeous! You can drive around to where you are permitted to hunt fairy stones.
*Our Guests show us fairy stones they found!
Water is a delightful temperature, so kick back and relax in these mountains!
Life is too short for bad coffee...Shellie your innkeeper @ The Claiborne House Bed and Breakfast in Rocky Mount, VA - Blue Ridge Country! You can book your room online at any time right here

The Claiborne House Bed and Breakfast is 15 miles to three exits off The Blue Ridge Parkway. We are located at the half-way point of this beloved road in Virginia, exit at MP 121.We were awarded a Certificate of Excellence from Trip Advisor - click here to see our certificate.

*Photos by Shellie your innkeeper