Wednesday, March 28, 2012

Let's Be Real - Two Tanks!

We hear a lot about One Tank Trips. I believe most people have already seen things that are within one tank of gas round-trip of home. What the Gillum House Bed & Breakfast offers is (for the most part) a Two Tank Trip, and that includes activities.
Shinnston is 5 hours or less from the Beltway, Cleveland, Columbus, Lexington, Pittsburgh – centrally located and only 6+ miles away from I-79. The Two Tank Weekend will allow you to get here, do some site-seeing, and get home. Since we are less than 50 feet from a 17 mile rail-trail you can park the car and enjoy a day of hiking or biking (birding available on the trail). And since we are “Downtown” you can walk to a museum, shops (discount coupons provided) and restaurants (or drive a mile to Jimmy’s). Or if you prefer, follow our routing that will take you, at the farthest point, no more than 40 miles from Shinnston, as you visit 2 wineries (one is also a distillery),

Tuesday, March 27, 2012

Need some time to unwind?

IN A FUNK? HAS THE VORTEX OF LIFE GOT YOU WOUND UP?
Unwind at the Claiborne House B&B in Rocky Mount Virginia
Unwind at the Claiborne House B&B in Rocky Mount Virginia
Unwind at the Claiborne House B&B in Rocky Mount Virginia
The time to relax is when you don't have time to!

Visit The Claiborne House Bed and Breakfast in Rocky Mount Virginia
www.ClaiborneHouse.net click here to see our rooms and more!

ISN'T IT TIME FOR A BLUE RIDGE DAY Y'ALL?

Thursday, March 22, 2012

Birding and Wildlife Trails near The Claiborne House in Virginia

We have a link on our Sites of Interest page at The Claiborne House Bed and Breakfast to Birding and Wildlife Trails here in the Blue Ridge Mountains of Virginia. 
While we do not have the great migratory fly ways here in these mountains like those on the coast (we do have the Raptors of course and plenty of other beautiful birds) we have woodlands and meadows that birds "flock to!"
We have this guide for our guests at the inn

Friday, March 16, 2012

Virginia is for lovers y'all!

"That's right, all you sad-sack single types. Don't dare come a knockin' when this state's a rockin'." -Virginia

Read more from Frommers here.

Book your getaway today at The Claiborne House Bed and Breakfast in Rocky Mount, Virginia


ISN'T IT TIME FOR A BLUE RIDGE DAY Y'ALL?

Tuesday, March 13, 2012

Early Spring Flowers

Although the snowdrops are a familiar sight in winter in Maine, the pansy below is a real volunteer! Photos taken March 13, 2012. A very unusual winter here in Maine. It's 60 degrees outside right now!


Azalea with snow.