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The Claiborne bed and breakfast

Rest, relax, and recharge in an 1895 historical home

Rest

The Claiborne Bed and Breakfast offers six unique guest rooms tastefully curated with vintage finds. We offer rooms with twins, queen, or king beds. Every guest room has a private bathroom.

Relax

The Claiborne Bed and Breakfast provides a variety of amenities to make your stay with us as comfortable as possible including complimentary breakfast, Wi-Fi, and parking. The Claiborne also provides pet friendly accommodations.

Recharge

Whether you are visiting for business or pleasure, we want your experience to be excellent. Enjoy relaxing on the wraparound porch or an evening in Downtown Rocky Mount.

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The Claiborne bed and breakfast

Rooms and Suites

From $190/night

The Kinglet Suite

King Room with Seating Area, Balcony, and Ensuite Bathroom

The Kinglet Suite

This suite features a king-size bed, a private balcony overlooking the garden, and a private ensuite bathroom. Guests also have full access to the living room, dining room, gardens, and the wonderful wraparound porch.

From $190/night

The Bluebird Suite

King Room with Seating Area and Ensuite Bathroom

The Bluebird Suite

This suite has a king-size bed, sitting area, and private ensuite bathroom with a full bathtub. Guests also have full access to the living room, dining room, gardens, and the wonderful wraparound porch.

From $200/night

The Night Owl Cottage

Cottage with Private Entrance, King Bed, and Ensuite Bathroom

The Night Owl Cottage

The Cottage features a king-size bed, private ensuite bathroom, and a private patio. Guests have full access to the living room, dining room, gardens, and the wonderful wraparound porch.

From $180/night

The Wren Room

Queen Room with Private Ensuite Bathroom

The Wren Room

This room features a queen-size bed and a private ensuite bathroom with bathtub. Guests also have full access to the living room, dining room, gardens, and the wonderful wraparound porch.

From $180/night

The Bunting Room

Queen Room with Private Ensuite Bathroom

The Bunting Room

This room features a queen-size bed and private ensuite bathroom. Guests also have full access to the living room, dining room, gardens, and the wonderful wraparound porch.

From $170/night

The Dove Room

Two Twin Beds with a Private Bathroom Across the Hall

The Dove Room

This room features two twin beds, seating area, and a private bathroom across the hall. Guests also have full access to the living room, dining room, gardens, and the wonderful wraparound porch.

Our Amenities

Vintage Charm with Modern Amenities

The Breakfast

A hot breakfast is served for guests to enjoy in the dining room or on the wraparound porch.

Free Parking

Complimentary
parking spaces are available in the
parking lot behind
The Claiborne.

Charging Station

Level 2 240-Volt car charging is complimentary for guests.

Free
Wi-Fi

Wi-Fi is accessible in all guest rooms and in most areas of the porch and garden.

Refreshments Provided

Complimentary coffee, tea, and cold water are provided for our
guests.

Pet Friendly

Pet-friendly
for well-behaved dog and cats with an additional $25 fee.

Call for package prices for events, micro-weddings, and full house rentals

We're happy to help!

Please text/call 540-420-2872 or email stay@theclaibornebnb.com.

Experience Rocky Mount

Things to Do

Rocky Mount, VA is a quick drive to Smith Mountain Lake, Philpott Lake, and a short excursion to neighboring towns on the infamous Crooked Road musical trail. The Claiborne sits in the middle of the historic downtown area in walking distance from coffee shops, the Harvester Performance Center, wine bars and breweries, local restaurants, and eclectic shopping.

+1 (540) 420 2872

For More Information

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Located in the Blue Ridge Mountains

Home of Benjamin and Julia Angle, Circa 1895

This Queen-Anne Victorian home was built in 1895 for Benjamin William Angle, his wife Julia Chapman Angle, and their five children – Esther, Louise, Arthur, Joseph, and Benjamin. Julia lived in this home until her death in 1952. The home has seen multiple evolutions from use as a single-family home, apartments, and bed and breakfast with over 125 years of history. After a significant rear addition in the 1990s, the home now has eight bedrooms with eight bathrooms and about 5000 square feet of living space. It is locally known as the Claiborne House because of its prominence atop the high point of Claiborne Avenue. It was renamed The Claiborne Bed and Breakfast in 2023. The Claiborne’s 130-ft wraparound porch provides a beautiful vantage point to enjoy a glass of wine, a rocking chair, and a view of Downtown Rocky Mount and surrounding mountain ranges. 

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What Our Guests Have To Say...

The Claiborne bed and breakfast

More about us...

Rocky Mount, Virginia is the county seat of Franklin County and located in the foothills of the Blue Ridge Mountains. Rocky Mount is a quick drive to Smith Mountain Lake, Philpott Lake, and a short excursion to neighboring towns on the infamous Crooked Road. 

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Hello from Robin Altice, Innkeeper

When I found The Claiborne, little did I know that I had also found familial roots. It was after I purchased the house in June 2023 that I learned that Rocky Mount was full of Altices, my father’s surname and a family tree I know very little about. Ironically, the cemetery directly behind The Claiborne is the final resting spot for 17 Altices. After some genealogy searching, I learned that my father’s family had in fact descended from Franklin County within and around the town of Rocky Mount. Additionally, my mother’s family (the Youngs and Cassells) had also hailed from Franklin County and the nearby towns of Gretna and Floyd. It feels like I have returned to my ancestors’ stomping grounds.

Owning a bed and breakfast has been a dream of mine for decades, but the circumstances were never quite right until now. Professionally, I have been an Instructional Designer and Project Manager for over twenty years. I’m currently completing my PhD in Education in Workforce Development at Old Dominion University. The COVID Pandemic made both endeavors go virtual indefinitely. As a single mom of one, my son’s departure to the join the Navy left me with a truly empty nest.

And so, the timing and circumstances became right to start a new adventure… and the ghosts of ancestors past have called me back to call Rocky Mount home.

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