Early Inn at the Grove: Innkeeper for the Day

2018-01-31 15:26:30
 Early Inn at the GroveOver the past couple of years, a lucky StayVA member has had the opportunity to "win" a drawing. The lucky winner would have a chance to have our former association director as their innkeeper for the day. And, this year's winner was Early Inn at the Grove. Early Inn at the Grove is a newer B&B in Rocky Mount, VA. Keri and her team spent a year renovating the historic Greek revival style manor house. It is now a beautiful modern retreat for guests and music lovers. Early Inn at the Grove has a unique setting. Across the street, their neighbor is from one of the best music venues in the Blue Ridge Mountains, the Harvester. They feature folk & country music, rock bands, and comedy acts like 10,000 Maniacs, Riders in the Sky, and Big Bad Voodoo Daddy.

Early Inn at the Grove: Virginia Bed and Breakfast Camaraderie

  Not only is the music scene hopping, the food at neighboring Bootleggers Cafe will get your mouth watering. Located in an old Coca-Cola Bottling Company building, enjoy a sirloin steak, make your own burger, oBreakfast at Early Inn at the Grover try the oyster po’boy. They also feature a “Low Country Boil” that will remind you of dinner with the family on a Sunday night!

"The sense of pa rtnership on the corner of Floyd Ave and Franklin St with Early Inn, Harvester, and Bootleggers Cafe is amazing! It's a traveler's dream to drive the beautiful mountain range, park the car, walk to see great music, and have a delicious meal!" said Amy Hager, former Association Director of StayVA.

Finally, Amy's innkeeper of the day started with breakfast. breakfast was where Amy finally started as "innkeeper for the day." She helped serve guests roasted breakfast potatoes, quiche, fruit and homemade bread. That was followed by cleaning rooms for the next guests to enjoy. To her surprise, there were original members of The Bed and Breakfast Association of Virginia at the breakfast table. She also talked with former innkeepers of a property in Luray. The couple opened their business over 30 years ago, and the conversation between Keri and the former innkeepers was friendly and funny. As you can imagine, it was mostly filled with stories of great guests!   Overall, the Early Inn enjoyed their time with Amy as innkeeper for the day - but from the sounds of the adventure, it seems Amy did a little more playing than work that day!


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