Welcome to the Claiborne House B&B!


Outside Innkeeper Tony and Innside Innkeeper Shellie

We’ve decided we don’t want to be “run-of-the-mill”

adjective. 1. lacking unusual or special aspects; ordinary.

synonyms: ordinary, average, middle-of-the-road, commonplace, humdrum, mundane, standard, nondescript, characterless, conventional; unremarkable, unexceptional, uninteresting, dull, boring, routine, bland, lackluster, uninvolving, garden-variety;

The Claiborne House B&B is poised in the heart of Rocky Mount Virginia. She is a circa 1895 Queen Anne Victorian with a casual  and relaxed atmosphere.  Adorned with a large front porch with rocking chairs and white wicker.

Located in the rolling foothills of the Blue Ridge Mountains. The B&B is just 15 miles south of the Blue Ridge Parkway MP 121. (click here for map) The Blue Ridge Parkway is unabashedly America’s drive-through National Park. The BRP is a 469.1 mile long with zero stops. “America’s Favorite Drive/Ride.” The movie “Lawless” was made about our Franklin County Virginia and her notorious moonshiners The Bondurant Brothers, based on the book “The Wettest County in the World” by Matt Bondurant. Learn more here.

We are at the starting point for The Crooked Road: Virginia’s Heritage Music Trail here in Rocky Mount. Walk to the Harvester Performance Center just a couple blocks from us in downtown Rocky Mount. Booker T Washington National Monument is just a short drive from The Claiborne House. Walk in the footsteps of history.

The famous Martinsville speedway hot dog road trip video from the corny innkeeping family at The Claiborne House B&B – Martinsville Speedway NASCAR “WARNING: There is a slow-mo hot dog death scene” where you may wish to avert your eyes momentarily.

Visit the fantastic Smith Mountain Lake with its 500 miles of shoreline, festivals and restaurants or our other scenic mountain lake, Philpott Lake with hiking trails, good fishin’ and swimmin’ holes; we have TWO Lakes to visit, wait we also have nearby Fairy Stone State Park (and lake).  We are flip flop approved.  This means come as you are, we are not overly formal here, we want you to feel right at home. We do not mind if you bring an instrument to play either. GOT STRANGS? 

“We look forward to serving you here at the inn and making you feel at home. We hope you can take a few quiet moments to take in the scenery from our porch or ponds, hold the hand of the one you love and relax and refresh. There is no place quite as special as the Blue Ridge of Virginia.” -Your innkeepers, The Leete Family (Learn more about the innkeepers here)

Junie assistant Innkeeper at The Claiborne House

Assistant Innkeeper Junie shares: “The Claiborne House Bed and Breakfast will donate $5 for every room rented from Jan 1 to Jun 30, 2015 to the Southern Virginia Child Advocacy Center here in Rocky Mount, read more here.”