“Warm and friendly welcome and enjoyed every minute of our stay”
After watching the film Lawless I decided to book a trip for my husband and myself to Franklin County and hit the jackpot booking in Claiborne House. The room we stayed in was beautiful and the breakfast we had each morning was delicious. Claiborne House is near to everything you want to experience in Rocky Mount. The room was spotless and we had the added bonus of booking the room with the stairs leading straight to the beautiful garden. We had an absolutly amazing stay. Nothing was too much trouble for Shellie, the Inn Keeper and her lovely family. We actually made some good friends in Franklin County and cant wait to return to Claibourne House. Just wished we had longer there than the 5 days we booked. – Billericay, UK
“Exactly what was promised”
Reserving a place to stay sight unseen is a little like buying a pig in a poke. What Shellie promises on her website is everything you get and more. The Rocky Room [the “smallest” in the inn?] is spacious. The closet is huge. Even though we knew there were other guests in the inn, we never heard them after we retired – a BIG plus. The ease of having a keyless coded main entry was appreciated. Parking was easy and the walk through the gate and along the garden path to the front door was a calming transition from “work person” to “vacation person.” Homebaked sweets [different every evening] greeted us as we returned from the day’s adventures and there was a well stocked mini-fridge along with a variety of teas and coffees. The breakfasts were WONDERFUL!!!!! Shellie, Tony, Sienna and Rachel [the keepers of this haven] don’t hover but are extremely friendly and gracious to a fault. Shellie does an excellent job of making sure most all questions are answered in her notes and informational packets. Will we stay there again and most importantly would we recommend it to our friends? ABSOLUTELY! – Suffolk, VA
“A gem in the foothills”
Beautiful decor, spotless rooms and scrumptious breakfasts. The innkeepers were friendly and helpful. The grounds, porch and entire house just beckoned you to recharge those batteries. We will definitely keep this on our list. “-Orlando, Fl
“Friendly, clean, welcoming”
My first experience staying at a bed and breakfast. I loved the feel of home and the innkeepers were friendly and there if you needed them. The breakfast was delicious! I would definitely stay there again! !! The room was absolutely beautiful and I enjoyed the koi pond. I strongly recommend to everyone. – Harpers Ferry, WV
“It was definitely time for a Blue Ridge Day!”
My mom and I stayed at this amazing B&B in early April (I know this review is a little late, but better late than never!). We had never been to a B&B, and we had never been on a trip with just the two of us. It was also my first time in VA!
Let me tell you, the Leete’s know how to treat you right. The washroom cottage was beautiful, spotless, and welcoming. The breakfast was to die for, and the warmth and kindness the amazing family showed us was indescribable. I am trying to go to every state within the next 10 years, and this was the PERFECT starting point.
We made some great memories, ate some great food, and made some great friends at this B&B. You can’t go wrong with The Claiborne House, and I honestly don’t know how you could go right without it! If you have any issues, or any questions, the family is there for their guests 100%. Thanks for one of the best weekends of my life! – Charlotte, NC
What a wonderful experience we had at the Claiborne House! Shellie gave us a warm welcome which included cookies, brownies and fruit upon our arrival. Additionally she provided us with great tips on nearby sites of interest. Every nook and cranny was decorated with beautiful antiques; our room was delightful, including an electric fireplace. The breakfasts were delicious and filling, We departed feeling refreshed, relaxed and blessed. Truly this is a charming bed and breakfast. We will be certain to return. – Colonial Heights, VA