Mountain Rose Inn

1787 Charity Highway , Woolwine, 24185 USA (Show map)
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Nestled along the banks of Rock Castle Creek, The Mountain Rose Inn offers historical country elegance in a secluded setting within the shadows of the Blue Ridge Mountains for discerning adults and children 12 years of age and older. Built at the turn of the century as part of the Mountain Rose Distillery, the Inn offers five guest rooms each with private bath, working fireplace, satellite tv and access to porches. One room also has two private porches. An elegant oil lamp lit four-course breakfast is served in the morning. With one in-ground swimming pool, six porches, ten fireplaces, and sixteen doors leading outside to one hundred acres, the Mountain Rose is truly a unique experience! Three diamond AAA rated. Awards include: "Best Bed and Breakfast in the Roanoke Area" "Most Romantic Getaway in the Roanoke Area" "Best Weekend Escape" "Most Affordable Luxury" and Trip Advisor 5-Star Award of Excellence.




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  • Guest room4.8
  • Service4.9
  • Value4.7
  • Cleanliness4.9
  • Onsite Dining4.8

One night visit

2.8 on October 01, 2017

My partner and I spent one night at the mountain rose ...lovely house in a beautiful area .very remote, so eating before we arrived there as it truly is a bed and breakfast. It is a little dark and gloomy but is most likely very cosy in the winter with log fires and nights closing in. We were a little surprised that the inn keeper and wife chose to smoke under our balcony ...I would have thought there was a no smoking at all policy. Having said that they are lovely people and enthusiastic about their job! The breakfast was weird! Three courses including ice cream as a third course ,bruschetta with raw onion and eggs with spinach for the other two courses. Asking for just well done good quality bread toasted with coffee seems to be a challenge here in the USA !!!The food here in the USA is not for those who want to watch their weight and their health! Having said that the place is very interesting, and just needs a good winter scrub, windows and paintwork!

Most awesome getaway ever!

5 on September 12, 2016

My husband and I chose to celebrate our 20th anniversary here. In complete honesty, it exceeded all hopes and expectations. We spent 6 days / 5 nights. Every morning we were greeted with warm smiles, hot coffee and the most amazing breakfasts ever. Shellie denies being a chef, but I'm convenience she must have trained and the Culinary Institute of America. Shellie and Patrick are warm, inviting and accommodating. Their only goal is to make your stay with them perfect. We plan to return as soon as possible. Jim & Jana Carroll

Great getaway in the mountains of VA

4.8 on April 12, 2015

Dawn was very accommodating she even had the creamer I requested. The rooms were beautiful we actually got to stay in two different room, because the time we were there thats what was available. My only complaint would be I saw a cat in the kitchen that why I only gave a 4 on cleanliness. The breakfast was exceptional. Would stay again.

Innkeeper Response
Thank you for your kind review! We do apologize for the cat. Pets are no longer allowed on our property. We look forward to seeing you again!

- Bruce and Valerie Cadle, Innkeepers (innkeeper)


5 on August 20, 2013

We got married here and let them plan everything. They exceeded our expectations! It was everything I could imagine.

Solemnity and Bliss

5 on December 16, 2012

My husband and I just got married at this Inn. The cozy parlor served as the perfect intimate reception for our wedding vows. The place is really tranquil and relaxing. The Innkeepers are really great! I, for one, think that Mike (one of the Innkeepers) should watermark his photos because they all look like they are done professionally. I got a lot of compliments showing off these pictures to my friends and it also made them think that I paid a million bucks for those. Because we did not want to get caught in the stress of planning the wedding, we did a good job at deciding on the Inn's elopement package. The day before we got married, we had a massage. The masseuse had splendid hands. I believe they only have one masseuse so my husband and I had to go individually to the other room where they have set-up the massage table. Having the massage was really worth it because it really put us in tune with the place, just tranquil, solemn and blissful. I also love the fact that the place is so secluded that you will not get any cell reception but take note that the Inn offers wi-fi so, you are not entirely detached from the world yonder. My husband and I are really happy we found this place and had our wedding here. We hope to come back here on our silver and golden anniversaries.

Beautiful B&B

5 on November 14, 2012

Beautiful property.......great rooms, service and food!! The location/area was awesome. There was plenty for us to do over our long weekend stay. We are new to the B&B world but I believe this one will be hard to top!! Our experience FAR exceeded or expectations!

Mountain Rose Inn

4.6 on October 13, 2012

The Mountain Rose Inn is a gem. Every detail has been carefully covered. It is a gem in the middle of the mountains.

Great Mountain getaway

5 on September 24, 2012

Fabulous house, food & hospitality. Trout stream on grounds. Perfectly thought-out decor. Attention to detail!

Amazing, Beautiful, Warm... Simply PERFECT!

5 on July 17, 2012

My husband and I had been together for almost 10-years before we 'officially' got married. When we decided to get married it was our hope we'd find a nice, quiet, meaningful place to be married where only immediate family (and of course our two children) could participate. My husband stumbled on the Mountain Rose Inn website. We planned everything via the phone with Mike and Dora Jane for the better part of 6 months. And while I was looking forward to my wedding I tried not have too many expectations because, after all, I had never see this place first hand. All I saw were photos. We were truly taking a leap of faith here... but let me tell you... our day was nothing short of PERFECT. Mike and Dora Jane made us and our entire family feel welcome, at home, and completely comfortable. The rooms were absolutely beautiful and extremely clean. Not to mention these amazing gift baskets were waiting in each room for everyone. My wedding flowers were all over the Inn (they were gorgeous). The morning of the Wedding we woke up to an amazing breakfast- truly... I had never had a 4 course breakfast before, this was spectacular. Dora Jane offered to help with my dress, we had a hair dresser come in and do all the ladies hair:) Pictures were taken of everything from getting ready, to distribution of flowers, the entire ceremony, dinner, and even after were we had nothing but fun!! The ceremony was beautiful... and indeed meaningful. As requested, Mike included our girls in the ceremony. Our dinner and cake were delicious!!At the end of the evening we returned to a room that had been cleaned, rose petals on the floor/bed, champagne chilling and gourmet chocolates on the bed. It was like something out of a movie it was so perfect:) There is NOTHING about our special day that I would go back and change. I love, love, love this place!! ~The Nuckolls Family (Kevin & Georgia)

Coolest place in the World!

4.8 on July 16, 2012

We come to the MRI every January for our Anniversary Celebration. We decided to see the place when it was green last summer, and have now come here two summer's in a row. We can't get enough of this place. Mike and Dora Jane are the BEST!

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Rooms & Rates

01 - Joe's Fishing Place

Featuring an antique bed plus a wingback recliner, this room is a little more tailored in its decor. It is perfect for those who enjoy the outdoors and is a must when planning a special get-away for the man in the family! Check-in is 4 PM - 6 PM. Check-out is 11 AM

  • Maximum Capacity: 3
  • Bathroom Private Bath
  • Beds 1 Queen

02 - Daisy's Delight

The elegant four poster bed makes this room perfect for those who want to relax in the comfort of days gone by. Check-in is 4 PM - 6 PM. Check-out is 11 AM

  • Maximum Capacity: 2
  • Bathroom Private Bath
  • Beds 1 King

03 - The Pride of Virginia

This room is truly our finest. Two separate porches leading off of each side of the room allow for a wonderful "cottage" feel, while two wing back chairs are set just the right distance from the fireplace for snuggling. Check-in is 4 PM - 6 PM. Check-out is 11 AM

  • Maximum Capacity: 2
  • Bathroom Private Bath
  • Beds 1 King

04 - Nature's Song

A six-foot high, carved wood headboard is the focal point of this room, which is designed for nature lovers of all types. This beautiful room offers a scenic view of the Inn's front garden with the rippling creek and a spectacular seat for watching the birds at the back feeder. Touches of the outdoors provides the decor. Check-in is 4 PM - 6 PM. Check-out is 11 AM

  • Maximum Capacity: 2
  • Bathroom Private Bath
  • Beds 1 Queen

05 - Heirloom Room

This large and tastefully decorated room on the first floor overlooks the front gardens. There is a beautiful partial canopy over the plush king-sized bed. Leather wing back chair and a rocking chair as well as a 1930' wardrobe. There is a 22" Flat screen satelliteTV that is easliy viewable from the bed or chairs. This is also the closest room to the Inn's coffee pot in the morning as well as the snack put out for guests in the afternoon. Check-in is 4 PM - 6 PM. Check-out is 11 AM

  • Maximum Capacity: 3
  • Bathroom Private Bath
  • Beds 1 King


  • Maximum Capacity: 1

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Location Type

Chateau Morrisette Winery, Blue Ridge Parkway, Countryside, Mountains, Small town, Wine country


Roanoke, VA (ROA) 57 miles

Directions to property:

Route 8 west from Stuart, Virginia or Route 8 east from Floyd, Virginia and from Milepost 165.2(Tuggle's Gap)of Blue Ridge Parkway. Turn on Route 40 and proceed 2 miles to Rock Castle Creek. First drive on left over bridge. Look for sign.

Area Attractions

Antique Shopping, Art Galleries, Concert venue, Gourmet/Fine Dining, Historical interests, Lake, Live Music, Movie Theater, Museum, National/State parks, Nature area, Blue Ridge Parkway, Friday Night Music Jamboree, Artisans (Floyd and Patrick County), Reynolds Homestead, Professional Tree Climbing, Fairystone St. Park, Performing Theater, Picnic area, Religious Services, River, Vineyard, Winery

Inn Details

Establishment type

Historic Inn

On-site amenities

Board games, Ceiling fans, Computer, Conference Rooms, Copier, Fax Machine, Library, Piano, Telephone, VCR, Videos, Wedding Facilities , Trout Stocked Stream, Seasonal Heated Swimming Pool, Guest Refrigerator & Microwave with drinks/snacks, Hiking Trails, IPod players in room

Room amenities

Air conditioning, Alarm clock, Bath robes, CD player, Coffee/Tea facilities, DVD Player, Desk, Fireplace, Hairdryer, Ironing Board, Radio, Satellite/Cable TV, TV, Turndown Service, Wi-Fi

On-site activities

Bird watching, Canoeing, Fishing, Golfing, Hiking trails, Horseshoes, Skeet/Trap Shooting (25 minutes), Covered bridges (>4 miles), Local wineries (driving), Mabry Mill (driving), Trout stream (on site), Rock Castle Gorge (>4 miles), Shopping, Sight-seeing, Tennis courts

Check Dates


  • Check In:: 3 - 7 PM
  • Check Out:: 11 AM
  • Open All Year Round: Yes
  • Smoking Allowed: Outside only Smoking is only allowed on our outdoor porches.
  • Drinking Allowed: Yes
  • Alcohol Provided Yes
  • Suitable For Children: Limited
  • Childcare Provided: No
  • Guest Pets Allowed: No
  • Disabled Access Limited

Terms and Conditions

  • Minimum Stay: On most weekends, there is a two night minimum.
  • Accepted payments AMEX, VISA, Discover, Mastercard, Personal checks, Travelers checks, Cash
  • Deposit Amount Required: A deposit of 50% of the total reservation or one night's stay (whichever is greater) is required at the time of reservation.
  • Cancellations: Ten day cancellation policy and charge a $20, per room, per night, processing fee. If you must cancel your reservation, please cancel at least 10 days prior to the first day of your reservation in order to receive a refund less the cancellation fee. Certain weekends and group reservations may be subject to extended cancellation periods. Cancellations made by email will not be considered unless you receive an email reply from the inn. It is suggested that unless you hear from us by email after canceling, you backup your cancellation by phone.



Joshua Mitcham

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About the innkeepers

Amy & Joshua traveled to the quiet mountain town of Woolwine, Virginia to work at the Mountain Rose Inn. Originating from the Metro Detroit area in Michigan, they embarked together on the journey of innkeeping after seeking a change of careers in 2016.

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  • Time Served: 9:00am
  • Serving Location: Breakfast Room, Dining Room

Special meal options

Low fat , Restrictive , Vegetarian Low carb, Special Event Dinner