The Early Inn at the Grove in Rocky Mount, Virginia offers luxurious accommodations for its guests. The house, known as “the Grove” to all of the locals, was built and finished in 1854. There have been 3 families that have resided in this house until it was purchased in December of 2013 with the intent to turn it into a bed and breakfast.
The house is a Greek Revival Style house. It rests on 10 plus acres full of beautiful trees including ancient oaks, some of which were planted by the second owner in 1900.
Innkeeper Keri Jackson loves welcoming guests to this delightful inn. Famous guests who have stayed at the Early Inn include comedienne Paula Poundstone and The Bacon Brothers band (and Keri did serve bacon to Kevin Bacon)!
The Early Inn offers five elegantly decorated rooms:
General Early Suite
At one time, Jubal Early slept here. He had his Law office at the foot of the property. The General Early Suite celebrates the confederate soldier who served as a general. His sister was married to the first wife of the original owner of the house. Decorated in browns and burgundy, this room has a private connecting bathroom with shower. The only downstairs bedroom. Be first in line for coffee and stay in the General’s suite. This is a very cozy, comfortable room.
The Wanderlust Room
Luxuriously decorated, you will feel pampered during your stay here in this room. Decorated in grays and blues, this room looks out over into the side yard. The beautiful landscape will keep you wanting to stay forever. The new King mattress, Comphy bedding and blankets, bluetooth radios and your own climate controlled ceiling fan will leave you feeling pampered and refreshed.
The Harvester Suite
This room, decorated with the colors of a harvest, remind you of fall. The oranges and browns bring you a peacefulness and such a sense of tranquility that you will not want to leave. This room has 2 Queen beds. The view out the window not only shows you the walkway from a time back in history, you can actually see the Harvester Performance Center doors. Definitely within walking distance, you will be able to walk right over to see a show.
The Magnolia Suite
When you think of romance, think of Magnolias and ruffles. This room is beautiful! With original floral wallpaper from the 1980’s, you feel like you have taken a walk back into a simpler time. You will not need to leave your room. The bathroom hosts a soaking tub as well as a double shower. The King size bed boasts comfort and beauty. You will definitely want to try out this room.
The Conspiracy Suite
Was it a conspiracy? If you want to know, check into this room and settle in with a copy of previous owner Keister Greer’s book, “The Moonshine Conspiracy Trial of 1935.” This room gives you spectacular views of the front and side yards. Decorated in blues and browns, this room hosts a connected bathroom with a shower. This room has a king size bed, two chairs and a small table. Individual temperature controls along with a ceiling fan ensure that you are comfortable at all times.
My husband and I loved our stay at Early Inn at the Grove in Rocky Mount, Virginia. This historic estate has maintained all of its charm yet is equipped with modern day technology including free Wi-Fi for its guests and flat screen televisions in each of their five bedrooms.
Whether you want to get married inside the inn (perhaps in their elegant library) or outside (near the large tent with its own dance floor), the Early Inn hosts weddings. The Early Inn also host private parties such as luncheons for class reunions, baby showers, and anniversaries.
While Innkeeper Keri Jackson was attending Floydfest, we enjoyed her delicious French Toast casserole. Nacasha took care of us during our stay. She has a friendly, easygoing personality and she makes guests feel right at home. Guests rave about Keri’s hospitality and so much more on TripAdvisor.
The town of Rocky Mount offers antiques, artwork, and awesome entertainment at the Harvester (which is right across the street from the inn). We recommend that guests also visit the nearby Kupkakery Bakery & Kafe as well as the relaxing Vintage Spa.
We look forward to coming again soon to the Early Inn at the Grove in Rocky Mount, Virginia. Would you like your inn featured in this blog? Please contact Kristi Dement of Bed and Breakfast Blogging.