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!
- 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