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The Rockford Inn Bed and Breakfast
Ranked #1 of 2 Dobson B&B and Inns
Reviewed January 24, 2010

My husband and I just returned from two nights at The Rockford Inn. It is 5:00 pm and I am STILL stuffed from our breakfast at 8:30 this morning!
Hannah and Doug (owners) are perfect for their roles as inn keepers. They are both incredibly friendly, full of helpful information about things to do in the area, provided a delightful breakfast both mornings and keep their inn in fantastic shape. They also have a cute little dog named Floppy (who was not allowed inside; he was hanging out on the back porch).
The inn is an old farmhouse (built 1848) that has always been in Doug's family. There are three rooms. We reserved the largest one, which runs the entire upper floor of the main house. The other two (smaller rooms but all with private baths) are outside the main house but connected by a breezeway (one is upstairs, the other downstairs). Hannah showed us these rooms; they were very nice looking.
Our room (The Vineyard Suite) was quite spacious and the bed was very comfortable. There was a small TV in the room (which we, not being TV watchers, never turned on). Lots of closet space. Outside the room was a sitting area and a fairly large bathroom with a bath/shower combo. One word to the wise; there is a set of very steep stairs to get up to this room so don't book it if you cannot climb steep stairs!
As the other rooms were not booked, we had the house to ourselves. There was a complimentary bottle of wine waiting for us in our room (great touch) from one of the local wineries. Also, complimentary soda/water snacks (nuts, chocolate, cookies, brownies) in the kitchen.
Breakfast the first morning was fruit and yogurt, an egg casserole, cheese grits, sausage AND bacon and biscuits plus juice and coffee. We did not eat again until 6:00 pm.
This morning's was a Praline French toast casserole with raspberry sauce; sausage and bacon and fruit and yogurt. You definitely will not leave for your day hungry!
As we spent the majority of yesterday wine tasting, this was a very good thing!
One evening we sat out on the back porch and smoked a cigar (no smoking inside, which is good). It was quiet and peaceful; and, we didn't hear much of anything either night.
The inn is central to the wineries and restaurants in the area and it is very easy to get to plus Hannah provided detailed driving instructions.
We'd highly recommend the inn; we'll definitely return and will probably bring friend with us next time!

  • Stayed: January 2010, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed January 14, 2010

People make a place special and this is especially true with Hannah and Doug Holyfield.
They were very warm and hospitable. It was fascinating learning the history of the family homestead and what they have done with the home and property. They also shared their knowledge of the surrounding area, people and wineries. It amazed us how closely knit the community is and how there isn't a competitive spirit among the vinyards-they recommend one another. Hannah and Doug recommended restaurants, as well as other places in the area to visit. All in all it was a very relaxing and enjoyable visit.

  • Stayed: January 2010, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed January 3, 2010

The Rockford Inn is a beautifully restored 1848 home, but not so restored as to take away the charm of an old house. Pine floors, exposed beams, and beautifully decorated, this B & B is wonderfully cozy and inviting. The location is perfect - close proximity to the Yadkin River Wine Trail, a short drive to Mt. Airy, and far enough off of the beaten path to be relaxing and quiet.

Our room was the Blue Ridge Room. This room was very large and had a terrific queen size bed with soft linens and blankets, two very comfortable chairs, a comfortable desk, and plenty of room to relax. The private bathroom had a corner shower. Everything was extremely clean and well-kept - accomodations, grounds, shared lobby, kitchen.

Hannah was incredibly kind and welcoming - from the fudge and drinks that were available when we arrived, the delicious breakfast (french toast, sausage, bacon, fruit bowl, several types of juices, coffee, tea - just TRY to find that at a hotel) as well as being very knowledgeable about the area. Combine all of this with a very affordable rate, and the Rockford Inn seems almost too good to be true.

  • Stayed: January 2010, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed December 12, 2009

The Rockford Inn B&B is absolutely wonderful! The owners take great care of the place, as well as their guests. The guest suites are well-decorated and extremely cozy, and the grounds are very charming. We really enjoyed chatting with the innkeepers and learning about the history of the inn (it's been in the family for generations). We can't wait to get back to that part of the state and stay there again and would absolutely recommend this place to anyone.

  • Stayed: October 2009, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed December 1, 2009

This was my first stay at a bed and breakfast. If they are all like this one I will never stay in a hotel again. I took my wife on a surprise wine tasting tour of North Carlina's Yadkin Valley. We had an awesome day and ended it at the Rockford Inn. Hannah was very gracious and friendly. She helped us get settled in and answered our questions and then let us be. In the morning she made us and excellent breakfast that I could barely finish.

If you are touring the Yadkin Valley the Rockford Inn should be the only place to stay.

  • Stayed: November 2009, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed November 17, 2009

This is one of those charming houses with a bit of history and architectural interest, including the section of exposed log cabin wall going up the stairway. Our room was just right, and the full breakfast the next morning was creative, delicious and very nicely presented. My wife and I have traveled a lot, and Hannah has obviously put her own extensive travel experience to use in her attention to the details that make for a homey feel, comfortable rooms and a pleasant stay. Her friendliness and local knowledge of the wineries and restaurants were a great help for dinner and our continued touring the next day.

We would stay here again, and would definitely recommend it to friends.

  • Stayed: November 2009, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed November 7, 2009

Stayed overnight on the way to watch our son's ballgame. Very laid back experience in the beutiful contry-side of North Carolina. Doug and Hannah were helpful upon our departure and offered us a place to stay if the weather turned bad on our return. They even gave us a shortcut that saved time on our trip! Would love to visit again.

  • Stayed: November 2009, traveled as a couple
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Additional Information about The Rockford Inn Bed and Breakfast

Address: 4872 Rockford Rd, Dobson, NC 27017-7954
Location: United States > North Carolina > Dobson
Amenities:
Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking
Hotel Style:
Ranked #1 of 2 B&Bs / Inns in Dobson
Price Range: $119 - $139 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 3
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Surrounded by vineyards and wineries, and located in the center of the Yadkin Valley Wine Region, step back in time and enjoy the tranquility surrounding the Historic Rockford Inn Bed and Breakfast. Our Antebellum house (ca. 1848) situated at the crest of more than 6 rolling acres, will provide you with the simple pleasures and charm of country living while enjoying modern conveniences. ... more   less 

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