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“Relaxing and Peaceful” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Claiborne House Bed and Breakfast

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Ranked #2 of 2 Rocky Mount B&B and Inns
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Charlottesville, Virginia
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4 reviews
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“Relaxing and Peaceful”
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
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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
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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
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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.

Room Tip: The "Love Shack" was delightful for an anniversary - separate from the main house, you rea...
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  • Stayed July 2012, traveled as a couple
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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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 19, 2012

We had the opportunity to stay at Claiborne House this past weekend. This was our first B&B experience and we could not have enjoyed it more. Shellie and Tony are welcoming but not hovering. The house is charming and well kept for it's age. Will return in the fall! They use the "Comphy" brand sheets which are heaven sent to someone like me who has difficultly sleeping.

Room Tip: We had a beautiful view of the garden from the Sierra Suite which offers both inside and outside ent...
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  • Stayed June 2012, traveled as a couple
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ClaiborneInnkeeper, Owner at Claiborne House Bed and Breakfast, responded to this review, September 26, 2012
Thank you for the sweet review, dear sweet guests! We wanted to tell you that from your room you can now see our giant old-age Hickory tree that was hit by lightning a few weeks ago. It still has leaves, so we are hopeful she is going to make it! The bark exploded on every side! It was quite something.

God bless you both, and hope to see you again here at The Claiborne House. The porch awaits you...
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Madison, Wisconsin
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 26, 2011

We had just had a bad B&B experience and were not too hopeful about our next stay.
The innkeepers were very friendly, but not overly apparent, so we were left to enjoy their place on our own, which was just what we wanted.
Our bed was super comfortable and the breakfast was very generous and good.
We had some diet restrictions and they owners were very accommodating.
We thoroughly enjoyed our stay at the Claiborne House.

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  • Stayed October 2011, traveled with family
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ClaiborneInnkeeper, Owner at Claiborne House Bed and Breakfast, responded to this review, October 31, 2011
With a full house for Blue Ridge Folk Life Festival we sure had some wonderful guests, yourselves inn-cluded, the porch was alive with laughter!

Thank you for the kind words in this review. The leaves have continued to do their thang...We hope you can visit again sometime, especially in the early Spring when these Blue Ridge Mountains burst to life, it really is something!

God bless our Midwest Guests,
Shellie, Tony & Girls
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Chicago, Illinois
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 13, 2011

The porch and the rooms are only part of the pleasure. What stands out is the hospitality of the owners. Following greetings and being shown our rooms home made double chocolate cookies were available and were eaten in the garden with its charming, pond. Inside, too, is a guest living room equipped with entertainments. The rooms are Victoriana at its cosiest.

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ClaiborneInnkeeper, Owner at Claiborne House Bed and Breakfast, responded to this review, October 16, 2011
Guests who remember the exact chocolatiness of their cookies are always welcome at The Claiborne House! Coming from Chicago the food mecca I know you know good food. (Unfortunately I do too, you know the saying, "Never trust a skinny cook")

Thank you for staying with us and sharing a bit about your visit with others, this really helps us when inquiries read happy reviews from happy guests.

Y'all come back now ya hear!

God bless,
Shellie & Family
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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 8, 2011

We stayed here a few days ago as part of our honeymoon throughout the eastern States of the USA. We were blown away by the wonderful hospitality from the whole family including Juni the dog who did a great job at keeping the squirrels away! The room was beautifully decorated and it looks like that Shellie and Tony had thought of every little detail to make guests feel comfortable. We particularly enjoyed sitting on the veranda with a drink watching the world go by.

Breakfast was filling and extremely tasty and we also loved the welcome cookies the evening before.

If we are ever in the area again and we hope that we will be, we cant wait to go back.

Relaxing, comfortable in the extreme and great hospitality.

  • Stayed September 2011, traveled as a couple
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ClaiborneInnkeeper, Owner at Claiborne House Bed and Breakfast, responded to this review, September 14, 2011
Thank you for the sweet review. Absolutely the pleasure was all ours, having lovely honeymooners from London visit The Claiborne House was a real treat!

God bless you in your journey together...you can hold hands at our table any day.

Shellie and Family (including Junie the dog, assistant innkeeper and chief squirrel chaser )
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Additional Information about Claiborne House Bed and Breakfast

Property: Claiborne House Bed and Breakfast
Address: 185 Claiborne Ave, Rocky Mount, VA 24151-1412
Location: United States > Virginia > Rocky Mount
Amenities:
Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking
Hotel Style:
Ranked #2 of 2 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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Claiborne House Bed And Breakfast Rocky Mount, Virginia

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