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“Incredibly Accomodating, Super Nice, Gorgeous Old House” 5 of 5 stars
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185 Claiborne Ave, Rocky Mount, VA 24151   |  
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Ranked #1 of 1 Rocky Mount B&B and Inns
Jamestown, NC
Top Contributor
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35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
“Incredibly Accomodating, Super Nice, Gorgeous Old House”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 24, 2013

I do not know why it took me so long to write this review. My wife and I spent our 21st anniversary there. Shellie and her family were extremely accomodating and super nice. We asked for vegetarian breakfasts that were prepared for us perfectly. When I asked for decaf coffee she made a pot just for me! The house is really cool; old hardwood floors (squeaks, creaks and all), vintage mouldings, interesting eclectic decor. The guests we met at breakfast were also very nice (a young couple on their honeymoon). I would definitely recommend this to anyone who enjoys staying at B&B's. The only setback, and I am not degrading this review any less for it, was that they could have dusted a little better on lower portions of the furniture in the bedroom. I picked up a book from a shelf below a night stand and it was dusty. I would stay there again, however.

  • Stayed October 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 3 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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ClaiborneInnkeeper, Owner at Claiborne House Bed and Breakfast, responded to this review, March 26, 2013
Thank you Jamestown NC guests for the review and kind remarks. We were thrilled to have you stay with us for your 21st anniversary!

It was really sweet to see the freshly-married-starry-eyed couple amble in to breakfast while you were here. Another treat being an innkeeper. We hope your stay helped to keep the flame burning brightly as well (we wives love that stuff!).

We agree with you about the dust, and we thank you for taking the time to write about it. Another drawback to having an old house dark furniture, and talcum powder users. So we try to keep "eclectic bric-a-brac" to a minimum. No excuses being made, dust is our enemy here at The Claiborne House! (We should search every bag upon entry for talc too!)

God bless, and may this be a spectacular year for you both!
Shellie, Tony & Girls
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  • Sleep Quality
    5 of 5 stars
  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
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Pittsville
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22 reviews 22 reviews
12 hotel reviews
Reviews in 17 cities Reviews in 17 cities
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 25, 2013

My wife and I thoroughly enjoyed our stay at the Claiborne House and greatly appreciated being accommodated on short notice. Shellie was very helpful in providing advice on where to go and what to see locally. The inn and surrounding grounds are superbly maintained. Particularly noteworthy was the cleanliness of our room and the public areas. Breakfast was great, particularly the Greek yogurt and fresh fruit mix!

Claiborne House would be a good choice for you business travelers too. It's near everything, but secluded enough to give you a break from the daily grind. Off-street parking and easy access is a plus.

  • Stayed February 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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ClaiborneInnkeeper, Owner at Claiborne House Bed and Breakfast, responded to this review, February 27, 2013
Our dear guests from Pittsville Virginia! Thank you so much for writing this review. What a treat to have you stay with us. Rocky Mount/Franklin County is a little unknown area, known mostly for it's likker! But we have the most amazing people find us and stay with us.

You know where we are, any time! The blessing is all ours.

Your innkeeper and family,
Shellie
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Colonial Heights, Virginia
2 reviews
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3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 19, 2013

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.

  • Stayed February 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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ClaiborneInnkeeper, Owner at Claiborne House Bed and Breakfast, responded to this review, February 27, 2013
THANK YOU THANK YOU THANK YOU!

It is always wayyyy cool when a guest notices every nook and cranny. Another super fantastic couple, we have hit the jackpot this February! We hope you will be back in the Spring blooms, or even in the heat of summer when you can go for a swim or paddle at one of our lakes. These mountains burst full of life when Spring hits, it is a miracle, to be sure.

God bless you,
Shellie & Family

PS I am not sure if I was able to mention to you that my grandmother's maiden name is the same as your last name. Her folks came from Ohio and went West to San Diego CALF many moons ago.
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Danville, Virginia
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 19, 2013

My wife and I visited for our anniversary and could not have asked for a better experience. We spent two nights in the Wash House aka " The Love Shack " and it was everything we wanted. The room was immaculate and had everything we needed. The breakfasts each morning were excellent and enough for two people. Although we went in the wintertime and there was not much to see or do in Rocky Mount, we took a day trip to Roanoke ( about 20 minutes ) and will definitely be back when the weather is warmer to explore the parks and nearby trails. We were comfortable and well taken care of by our hosts for the entire weekend. A great value and a wonderful experience.

  • Stayed February 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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ClaiborneInnkeeper, Owner at Claiborne House Bed and Breakfast, responded to this review, February 27, 2013
I don't even know what to say to this lovely review, other than THANK YOU! Your next visit we will have some greenery outside The Love Shack so you can innjoy your coffee and maybe even your breakfast out there. We deliver!

Take care and thank you for sharing a bit of yourselves with us, that is what makes this more than a business, and a special blessing to us!

God bless,
Shellie & Family
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Charlottesville, Virginia
2 reviews
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2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 13, 2012

My husband had arranged a surprise weekend for me and this is the place he picked for us to stay. Great job with the planning!!!! Claiborne House is tucked away in a tiny town with lovely views. The weather was perfect for morning porch sitting where I could ogle the scenery while sipping coffee before breakfast -- always scrumptious and well-prepared! All I could hear were the leaves rustling, the wind gently blowing and the birds singing. One morning I strolled through the beautiful cemetery just behind the B and B; taking in the scenery from up on the hill and enjoying the peacefulness of the place.

Claiborne House is a perfect spot for day trips to the surrounding countryside. We hiked each day and explored Roanoke. The Blue Ridge Parkway is really close by. We slept so peacefully and in great comfort! Plus, it is a pleasure to support a family owned business!

Three cheers for the Leete family!

Stayed November 2012, traveled with family
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ClaiborneInnkeeper, Owner at Claiborne House Bed and Breakfast, responded to this review, November 19, 2012
"Ogling the scenery while innjoying coffee on the porch" my kind of guests! Please come back and ogle some more when the Spring buds are popping up all over the place...

God bless you both and have a wonderful Thanksgiving!
Shellie & Family, your innkeepers at The Claiborne House
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Campbell River, Canada
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 19, 2012

From Shellie and Tony Leete's warm welcome, to our cozy, quiet , well equipped room, to the good coffee, the amazing breakfasts, and the chance to meet other very happy guests, we have to say staying at Claiborne House was the highlight of our two week holiday. We were provided with accurate local information (historic, botanic, scholastic, musical, social) that really enriched our experience. We would highly recommend a weekend at Claiborne House to people like us who are visiting Virginia for the first time or for people who want to go slowly and soak up the amazing environment.
Sincerely
John and Darlane Davis Campbell River BC Canada

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  • Stayed October 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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ClaiborneInnkeeper, Owner at Claiborne House Bed and Breakfast, responded to this review, November 2, 2012
What a treat to meet you both and innjoy your company here at The Claiborne House. You were also a highlight of our October!

God bless, and may the road always bring you on journeys of discovery...Shellie,Tony and Family, your innkeepers
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Washington DC, District of Columbia
1 review
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2012

We came here for our one-year anniversary and the experience couldn't have been better. The entire place was beautifully kept and tastefully decorated. We stayed two nights and both breakfasts were wonderful, right down to the heart-shaped tomato specifically picked out for our breakfast plates. (That makes a great innkeeper, not a strange one! :) The girls who attended to us for breakfast were very sweet and the innkeepers happily accomodated our vegetarian needs. The porch was so quiet and peaceful, I wished I had another day to do nothing but sit there and read away on the rocking chair! The innkeepers were very friendly and do a terrific job with the house. Thanks for the lovely weekend.

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  • Stayed July 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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ClaiborneInnkeeper, Owner at Claiborne House Bed and Breakfast, responded to this review, September 26, 2012
Wonderful guests make this more than a business. We are blessed to get to meet so many interesting people, if only for a short while... God bless you Newlyweds!
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Address: 185 Claiborne Ave, Rocky Mount, VA 24151
Location: United States > Virginia > Rocky Mount
Amenities:
Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking
Hotel Style:
Ranked #1 of 1 B&Bs / Inns in Rocky Mount
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Number of rooms: 6
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
We are the start of The Crooked Road Music Trail! Centrally located btwn Roanoke/Blue Ridge Parkway and Smith Mountain Lake. Enjoy your morning cup from the l30-foot porch with views of The Blue Ridge. Walk to the Harvester Perfomance Center in downtown Rocky Mount! Tap yer toes in Blue Ridge Country Virginia! Private baths, Central HVAC, Cable TV and WIFI in all of our guest rooms! Let us cook you breakfast here at The Claiborne House B&B ... more   less 
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