The Location


The House

The Claiborne House has 6 guest rooms, all with private baths. Guests are given a unique code to their visit and are able to access the common areas when they need a cup of coffee, an afternoon snack, to relax on the couch, or to catch the news on television. 

Guests can also enjoy....

Private bath with every guest room
A large country breakfast
Gathering room access for television, computer use, or reading
Coffee Bar located in dining room available at any time
Wrap around porch with rocking chairs and a view
Garden paths for strolling
Firepit located in the garden

The Property

Rocky Mount, Virginia is the county seat of Franklin County and located in the Blue Ridge foothills.  Turning from the Blue Ridge Parkway, Rocky Mount is a quick drive to Smith Mountain Lake, Philpott Lake, and a wide variety of short excursions and day trips.  There is a lot to be said for small town living and its variety in adventures. 

The Claiborne House sits right in the middle of the historic downtown area where you are walking distance from coffee shops, the Harvester, and local places to grab home cooking.

The Claiborne House has a larger city lot than some of the houses in the downtown area so it allows for views from the 130' wrap around porch and the advantage to stroll through the garden.   While visiting The Claiborne House you are in the heart of our small town.  


Local attractions


Smith Mountain Lake

32 square miles, with 500 miles of shoreline allow for a wide variety of water sports, dining, and lake views.


Philpott Lake 

Offers 100 miles of shoreline, no development on the waterline, and Fairy Stone State Park.




Blue Ridge Institute and Museum, at Ferrum College


Blue Ridge Parkway

Our Blue Ridge Parkway is full of natural beauty and split rail fences.  Overlooking a patchwork of farms and orchards - walk in mountain forests, visit quiet streams, and enjoy wildflowers and wildlife.

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Booker T. Washington

National Park