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Welcome to The Claiborne House B&B. which is located in the heart of little ol’ Rocky Mount Virginia. We are not a corporate owned inn, but a family owned-and-operated bed and breakfast and live onsite to assist you.
We know you work hard for your money and strive to provide you with the best value possible. We are not a corporate hotel, where everything is hired out and nothing is personal, when the lawns are mowed – we do it, when the breakfast is cooked – we do it, from the website photos, taking reservations, to the shopping for each breakfast ingredient, yep, that is us. We are a family owned-and-operated bed and breakfast.
After years of visiting bed and breakfasts as guests, we had an idea of what we want to offer at The Claiborne House. We didn’t want a stuffy boring atmosphere, we wanted a relaxed place where our guests could come and go as they pleased, enjoy outdoor recreations that abound in these Blue Ridge Mountains and foothills. Wineries, trout rivers, lakes, hiking trails, history, music, heritage and mountain culture are here, right here, this is Appalachia and we hope you will enjoy it as much as we do!
We are smack dab at the eastern gateway/starting point for The Crooked Road: Virginia’s Heritage Music Trail here in Rocky Mount. We hope you will walk to the Harvester Performance Center just a couple blocks from us in downtown Rocky Mount for some live music (big names included with all sorts of genres from Americana, blues to old time rock and roll) or Shellie can give you directions to some local jams in the area – banjo and hound-dawg optional.
Booker T Washington National Monument is just a short drive from The Claiborne House. Experience the first moments of freedom as you stand where Booker stood when the rider came in and said “Well this here is a Proclamation of Emancipation, and you are all free to go” and they said “Go where?” Or visit Patrick Henry’s house (an hour 10 from us) the instigator of the Revolution. You just gotta walk in the footsteps of history when you visit Virginia, you can’t escape it.
Visit the fantastic Smith Mountain Lake with its 500 miles of shoreline, festivals and restaurants or our other scenic mountain lake just 20 minutes away, 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 welcome everyone here from Harley Davidson riders to CPA’s…and we don’t mind if you bring an instrument to play either. GOT STRANGS?
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.
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 Claiborne House Family
Next year we will donate $5 from every room Jan 1 to Jun 30, 2016 to World Reach for Haiti Missions. Over 300,000 Haitians died in the earthquake that devastated their country in 2010. Nearly one million lost their homes. Many places in Port-Au-Prince, despite huge clean-up efforts, still appear as though the disaster just took place. Haiti had 380,000 orphans even before the 7.0-magnitude quake of January 12, 2010 and several powerful aftershocks toppled buildings, leaving as many as 300,000 dead and many more homeless and jobless. The deaths of parents crushed under rubble could see the number of orphans double, while some aid workers fear the island will have to look after as many as one million children – a sizable chunk of Haiti’s 9.6-million population.