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Shellie L
Works at Claiborne House Bed and Breakfast
Lives in Blue Ridge country Virginia
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Proudly own and operate The Claiborne House Bed and Breakfast in Rocky Mount Virginia along with my incredible husband Tony.
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Co-owner with my Aussie-American husband Tony of The Claiborne House Bed and Breakfast in Virginia. Married for 27 years with two beautiful daughters, one cat Miss Maybelle and a dog named Junie.

I am a blogger through and through, after 12 years of innkeeping, blogging has helped me to find my niche. 

I am an avid outdoor photographer and nature lover, and after moving to Virginia I discovered the Commonwealth was the ideal place to sharpen my focus. I became a Virginia Master Naturalist purely to help better understand my surroundings, where I live and how to better identify and communicate what I see around me in these beautiful Blue Ridge Mountains.

I hope you will follow my blogs and enjoy the ride.
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Owner of The Claiborne House B&B in Rocky Mount Virginia - Blue Ridge Country Y'all!
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Blue Ridge country Virginia
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San Diego, CA - Sydney Australia - Seattle Washington (or near there)

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"We've all had too much branding in our lives, give the little Mom and Pops a chance." Anthony Melchiorri
"We've all had too much branding in our lives, give the little Mom and Pops a chance." Anthony Melchiorri Anthony explains why a bed and breakfast is great for a more personalized stay, see the video here. "If...
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"We've all had too much branding in our lives, give the little Mom and Pops a chance." Anthony Melchiorri

See our blog here: http://blog.claibornehouse.net/2015/08/perks-of-staying-at-bed-and-breakfast.html
Anthony explains why a bed and breakfast is great for a more personalized stay.
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Innkeepers just wanna have fun...with Billy Bob Thornton http://blog.claibornehouse.net/2015/08/billy-bob-thornton-loved-rocky-mount.html
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Of course Billy Bob "Bud" Thornton and The Boxmasters loved Rocky Mount  Our neighbor and Assistant Manager Sheila at the Harvester Performance Center took him all around town before the evening show to see Rocky Mou...
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We don't make this often but we will by request, this is the Claiborne House Blue Ridge Butt-Kickin' Quiche - the quiche that real men love!
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Win the Beautiful Claiborne House Bed and Breakfast for Christmas http://www.prweb.com/releases/2015/08/prweb12913999.htm
Rocky Mount, Virginia (PRWEB) August 20, 2015 -- A stunning Virginia Bed and Breakfast can be all yours for just $150 entry free and 250 creative words and the owners are allowing essay entries until November 1, 2015 to be move in ready for Christmas.
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Staying at a bed and breakfast is a wonderful alternative to the traditional hotel stay. Many B&Bs are situated in restored old homes or even mansions with period furnishings and offer a marvelous spectacle of architecture and décor that’s sure to enhance any stay. Gardens are often lush and offer comfortable seating, and rooms range...
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Don't let the time get away from you, listen to Junie B as she advises the best way to prioritize your family time, and confirms that all good roads lead to Virginia State Barks. - http://www.dcr.virginia.gov/state-parks/blog/waggin-trails-priorities-virginia-state-parks
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The James #River is one of many amazing waterways we're able to enjoy in Virginia's Blue Ridge Mountains!
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Brought to you by The Claiborne House B&B of Virginia where "all the women are strong, all the men are good-looking, and all the children are above average." THINGS TO DO IN ROCKY MOUNT VIRGINIA
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Billy Bob Thornton Loved Rocky Mount - and my Mother is Incorrigible
blog.claibornehouse.net

Of course Billy Bob "Bud" Thornton and The Boxmasters loved Rocky Mount Our neighbor and Assistant Manager Sheila at the Harvester Performan

Have some fun!
blog.claibornehouse.net

Brought to you by The Claiborne House B&B of Virginia where "all the women are strong, all the men are good-looking, and all the children ar

Scottsville's High Meadows Inn being given away in essay contest
www.dailyprogress.com

The contest starts Monday and continues through Nov. 30. Official rules are available at www.highmeadows.com.

Random Ramblings from an Innkeeper: Big Yellow Bus
blog.claibornehouse.net

Today is a difficult day for me as I hear the diesel thrust of the big yellow school bus as it labors up Claiborne Avenue. It is the first d

Don't miss the boat!
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Virginia Dare Cruises will take you around Smith Mountain Lake and show you a good time. Get all the details here and get out on the water a

Walk to the Harvester Performance Center from The Claiborne House Bed an...
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When you stay with us you can walk to the Harvester Performance Center from The Claiborne House. Here is the current lineup of upcoming show

Have some fun!
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Brought to you by The Claiborne House B&B of Virginia where "all the women are strong, all the men are good-looking, and all the children ar

Our first Tesla Destination Charging Station Guests
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We were so excited after the hard work laboring in the heat to install the Tesla Destination Charging Station here at The Claiborne House B&

Where do you wanna go?
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Now is the time to plan your Fall getaway, while you are sweatin' up a storm in the summer heat and humidity. Come to the mountains and cool

First Landing State Park Bald Cypress Trail
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VIRGINIA - One of my favorite trails in my local state park is the Bald Cypress Trail. In this post I share pictures of the beautiful cypres

Professional Porch Sitters Union: Crooked Road Local 1895
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WELCOME TO THE PORCH! Sit a spell, that can wait! "I believe all that is wrong with the world can be attributed to the shortage of front por

Elope Virginia at The Claiborne House
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Learn more about our Elope Virginia Package here at The Claiborne House Bed and Breakfast in Rocky Mount Va. which is normally $749, but is

Instagram and Virginia - a match made in heaven
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This is why I love instagram...some of the photos I see of Virginia take my breath away. A photo posted by Virginia is for Lovers (@visitvir

Rocky Mount innkeepers turn to essay contest to choose owner
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For $150, you could get more than just a stay at a bed and breakfast - you could own one.

Rocky Mount innkeepers turn to essay contest to choose owner
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All the aspiring innkeepers out there need only write 250 words on what owning a B&B would mean to them and pay a $150 entry fee to be in th

Tesla drivers are you ready for a road trip?
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We invite you out to charge your batteries at The Claiborne House Bed and Breakfast in Rocky Mount Virginia. We are the latest Tesla Destina

Tesla Destination Charging Station at The Claiborne House Virginia
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The outside innkeeper is at it again, this time Tony is preparing to install a Tesla Destination Charging Station at The Claiborne House B&B

Have some fun!
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Brought to you by The Claiborne House B&B of Virginia where "all the women are strong, all the men are good-looking, and all the children ar

Rocky Mount innkeepers turn to essay contest to find new owner
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For $150, you could get more than just a stay at a bed and breakfast — you could own one.

Next Year People and Colin Hay
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The Harvester Performance Center brought in the legend from Men at Work Colin Hay. He is currently touring with the Bare Naked Ladies and wa

Always hot, always fresh with a lack of greasy fried Chinese food, we love it every time. We have a great waiter most of the time who is always smiling and telling us thank you. Pleasant experience, never overly crowded and chaotic like another boofay in town.
Public - a month ago
reviewed a month ago
Like every take out place you need to know what to order and for us it is the mongolian chicken or pork and moo shoo pork and chicken lo mein. We seem to do okay with these items. Order them spicy (and they will add some chilis) and you will have some good flavor. There is no other option for us locally in Rocky Mount for Chinese food, so we appreciate having Peking Chinese in town here. If anyone wants to open up a clean fresh Chinese restaurant in Rocky Mount, we invite you! Small towns don't offer a ton of choices, we know where to go in Roanoke and larger cities, but for take out here this is it. (The other place I won't even mention)
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Public - a month ago
reviewed a month ago
Spectacular off season stay at the lodge. From the delicious home-cooked breakfast to the quiet that surrounds the lodge it was one of the highlights of my trip to Missouri. There is a spectacular view of the sun coming up from the lodge's upstairs balcony if you rent that room. The hosts are fun and immediately make you feel welcome.
Public - a year ago
reviewed a year ago
The White Cedar Inn is in an excellent location to explore Freeport. The inn is friendly, clean and they serve up a great breakfast! Monica is very helpful with things to see and do in the area, I recommend her blog which often features lighthouses and special sights within an hour's drive. My favorite room is the Winthrop Fog room as it has a king bed and overlooks main street outside your window. It is great to read a book in the rocker and people watch. You won't find better value in Freeport, or friendlier hosts!
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Quality: ExcellentFacilities: ExcellentService: Excellent
Public - 2 years ago
reviewed 2 years ago
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There is no better place to stay in Pocahontas! Right in the center of town to walk to everything, the owner has thought of amenities most have not thought of, and has outfitted this guesthouse immaculately! There is simply no comparison the value found at Lesmeister Guesthouse compared to a hotel "room" you will immediately feel the difference, it is like coming home! Only it is a luxurious home.
Public - 8 months ago
reviewed 8 months ago
Beautiful new Virginia state park on the James River. Great for primitive camping, fishing and paddling. The day use area has a little playground for the kids and trails to walk or hike with the dog! I highly recommend a visit to this state park.
Public - a year ago
reviewed a year ago
Thomas Shepherd Inn is my top choice when I visit Shepherdstown WV. The location is perfect to walk to the theater, shops and restaurants. The owners are very friendly and welcoming, yet allow privacy and space. The perfect combination for a perfect stay! Breakfast was homemade and delicious. Jeanne uses fresh fruit and local ingredients, which we appreciate! I would stay there again if ever in the area, and I recommend them to you!
Quality: ExcellentFacilities: ExcellentService: Excellent
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reviewed 2 years ago