Tuesday, September 27, 2011

Make Musical Memories Traveling West on The Crooked Road


AUTUMN ON THE CROOKED ROAD


Make Musical Memories Traveling West on The Crooked Road

The Crooked Road: Virginia’s Heritage Music Trail, winding through the ruggedly beautiful Appalachian Mountains, leads you to the major hotspots of bluegrass, old time, and traditional American mountain music. This amazing fall getaway will create memories you'll treasure for a lifetime, beginning in Ferrum and ending in Damascus.

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Day 1:

Begin your getaway touring the Blue Ridge Institute and Museum at Ferrum College. They promote a special understanding of regional folklife through the music and arts of the Blue Ridge - it's a great start to gear you up for the rest of the getaway. Floyd is 45 minutes west of Ferrum. It's the home of traditional bluegrass, old time music and dancing. One of the "must-see's" along The Crooked Road is the famed Floyd Country Store, home of the Friday Night Jamboree.
Check your calendar! You might just be traveling through Patrick County during one of their festivals this fall. It's about a 40 minute drive from Floyd to Stuart and you're guaranteed one of the most beautiful drives of your lifetime! Once in Stuart, check out some of the region's NASCAR racing history at Wood Brothers Racing Museum and Virginia Motorsports Hall of Fame and Museum.

Sunday, September 18, 2011

Post Vacation Blues? Plan your Fall Getaway to Virginia Today!

"According to a recent Trip Advisor Poll 73% of travelers begin planning their next trip to help beat the post-vacation blues. What do you do?"
How about planning your Virginia Fall Getaway
 
Want leaves? HAVE WE GOT LEAVES!
Claiborne House Bed and Breakfast is at the Half Way point of the Blue Ridge Parkway (15 miles from the BRP)
The Blue Ridge Parkway has more variety of Leafy Trees than even Japan! You just have to get out here and see her for yourself!

There is no place like Virginia in the Fall! Click here to visit Virginia.org Scenic Fall Drives! The Claiborne House Bed and Breakfast is located at the start of The Crooked Road: Virginia's Heritage Music Trail.

See our photo gallery for ideas/as a teaser to help plan your getaway!

The Claiborne House Bed and Breakfast in Rocky Mount, VA - Blue Ridge Country! You can book your room online at any time right here http://www.claibornehouse.net/

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.

Thursday, September 8, 2011

Deadwaiter Trailer - watch it here!

Screenwriter, producer & author of Country Inn, Dead & Breakfast, Deadwaiter & script, Deadly Act Tina Czarnota shares the trailer for her book soon to be released movie!

Why share it here? Because like her other books, this murder takes place in a Bed and Breakfast!  



See Tina's website here, and if you feel led, please donate and help Deadwaiter become a movie!


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 http://www.claibornehouse.net/

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. 

Monday, September 5, 2011

TOUR CONFEDERATE GENERAL JUBAL A EARLY'S LAW OFFICE

ARE YOU A CIVIL WAR BUFF?
Stay with us at The Claiborne House Bed and Breakfast in Rocky Mount Virginia and we will give you the thrill of touring the bad boy of the Confederacy "GENERAL JUBAL A EARLY'S" LAW OFFICE!
Jubal Earl was born here in Franklin County Virginia
The Grove, an antebellum home built in 1854 by John Stafford Hale and his wife, Margaret Ingles Saunders Hale, great-granddaughter of Mary Draper Ingles, is open for tours, by appointment only. Confederate General Jubal A. Early's law office is on the grounds Is located just a couple blocks from The Claiborne House, here in Rocky Mount. The owner has offered to take you on a private tour of the home and grounds with light refreshments for $8pp.

Shellie the Innkeeper at The Claiborne House can arrange this for you. You can walk there from the B&B, it is just a couple blocks, past our little farmer's market.

Did you know more battles were fought in Virginia during the War between the States than any other?


The Claiborne House Bed and Breakfast in Rocky Mount, VA - Blue Ridge Country! You can book your room online at any time right here http://www.claibornehouse.net/

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.


Thursday, September 1, 2011

Picky Boomers like B&B's


Big occasion? Inns ready to pamper you

When my husband and I are getting ready to mark a big wedding anniversary or birthday, I scout out places to celebrate. Once, I chose to rough it in a tiny tool shed of a cottage at a wildlife refuge for retired circus animals. That was a wild night, and not in a good way. (Lions moaned all night!)
We're more persnickety about accommodations now. We like 300 thread count sheets, fluffy pillows and Gilchrist & Soames shampoo. We wouldn't think of turning down turndown service.