Rockwood Manor

5189 Rockwood Rd , Dublin, VA 24084 USA (Show map)
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This 130 year old architectural gem is nestled among 68 secluded acres just off Interstate 81 in the heart of the New River Valley. Close to Radford University and Virginia Tech, this fine home has all the charm of "Gone with the Wind" combined with the modern comforts of today. Rockwood Manor welcomes you to a style of living that was born in the gracious south where visitors become a part of the family and are treated as long lost friends. Porches reign and rockers are supreme as refreshments are served. Luxuries abound with every amenity designed to please. You will find claw foot tubs and whirlpool baths, fireplaces and fine linens, superb mattresses and furnishings, all leading to a restful night. The fragrances of a gourmet breakfast awaken your senses in the morning. A perfect home in which to rekindle old flames, celebrate new ones and renew family ties. So come relax awhile and pamper yourself. You know you deserve it.



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  • Guest room4.9
  • Service4.9
  • Value4.9
  • Cleanliness4.9
  • Onsite Dining4.6

Peaceful Rretreat ...

5 on October 26, 2016

Stunning B&B !! Peaceful from the moment you step in the door. Our room was on the first floor ~ large with sitting area and oversized bath. You can overlook farmland and woods from every window. Breakfast was superb, coffee was fabulous. We want to come back this very minute ...!!

ROCKWOOD MANOR - Great Place for Family Gatherings

5 on September 19, 2014

If you and your family and friends are looking for a great place to stay for whatever occasion, this is the place. The Manor is quiet, beautiful, and serene, and allows for a peaceful and restful place to just sit, relax, and talk with family and friends. We set a new record (I am told for largest group to stay at the Manor) and we couldn't have been happier with the accommodations, food, and amenities. We also had 10 children in our party and the kids loved it; from the rope swing in side yard, to kick ball on front lawn, game room on lower floor, to the cattle close by (but not too close), to just roaming through the fabulous rooms; and the best part the owners and staff couldn't have been more accommodating to our young guests. Our occasion was a wedding ceremony (on the front yard) and reception (in the barn) complete with DJ and catered dinner and appetizers. We had nearly 100 guests for the wedding and reception coming locally from SW Virginia and as far away as Hawaii and Colorado, New York, and Pennsylvania. The kids rocked the night away on the dance floor before crashing in the Manor for a good nights sleep. The Innkeepers, Frank and mother, Sarah; and the rest of their staff were wonderful. Mom Sarah felt like part of the family, as she saw sat with us on the huge rap-around porch decked out with rocking chairs, gliders, and cushioned chairs and shared stories of their home and history. The kids particularly liked the small wicker rocking chairs, making them feel right at home. The weekend gave our family a chance to just relax and reminisce about relatives not with us this weekend and tell stories, both sad and hilarious. We shared stories on that huge porch and officially welcomed new members into our family. We couldn't have been more pleased with the weekend events and happenings. A big shout out to the Innkeepers and all their staff!

A Wonderful Place to Stay!

5 on August 05, 2014

Miss Sarah, Frank, and their staff were wonderful. The room was gorgeous and immaculate. Oh, and the breakfast - scrumptious. We will definitely return here again. Jim and Tina

Truly a historic GEM!!!!

5 on June 27, 2014

As a traveling nurse, I get to stay in some very nice B&B's, but I do believe this one is the best, not only is the home magnificent, it is served by members of the orginial family who bulit this beautiful mansion on the hill. You can feel the love they share about their ancesters and their guests. They make you feel so welcome. There are some great restaurants in the around the area on the "New River" with beautiful scenery. You will not be disappointed.

A beautiful and restful country manor house.

5 on May 14, 2014

What a gorgeous home and property! Sarah was the perfect hostess and historian, providing just the right touch of Southern hospitality and fascinating details about this wonderful house. The room was spacious, beautifully decorated, and restful. Breakfast was delicious, served in the stunning dining room. I did not want to leave and will certainly return to stay another day.


4.6 on October 17, 2013

Such a beautiful place, nestled in the VA mountains not far from the New River and Appalacian trail. The hosts were 'old world', gracious and very knowledgeable about surroundings.

Gracious, Elegant, Charming, Delightful

5 on October 08, 2013

I was fortunate to spend a night at Rockwood Manor. I wish I could have stayed longer. The Manor is beautiful and well appointed, the grounds are lovely and expansive. Mrs. Drummond's exquisite taste is evident everywhere you look. I had a wonderful breakfast including fruit from the farm, everything was fresh and flavorful. My room and en suite were gorgeous and comfortable with all the comforts of home, and the extra touches of Sarah. It was my privilege to spend a few hours with Sarah in the evening learning about the history of the house and getting to know Sarah. I enjoyed an interesting and delightful evening that I will always remember fondly. If you have an opportunity to stay at Rockwood Manor, I recommend that you don't hesitate, it's a beautiful experience.

Welcome Home

5 on August 23, 2013

"Welcome home" was the first thing that Sarah greeted us with at the front door, and she, along with her children, Frank and Rochelle did just that our entire stay! You could not want for a single thing more in a B&B: beautifully decorated and spacious rooms, warm hospitality, good food, and a lovely setting steeped in family history. We will come back! Neil and Lisa

Excellent B&B

4.8 on August 14, 2013

We thoroughly enjoyed our stay at Rockwood Manor. The warm welcome, the beautiful mansion, room and surroundings made it a joy to be there!

Beautiful B&B!

5 on August 06, 2013

We arrived late and our hostess was so gracious! The house is breathtaking! You feel as though you are stepping back in time. We enjoyed breakfast so much and loved hearing the history of the house and their family. Thank you so much for having us!

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Rooms & Rates

The Bell Room

A grand and spacious room that includes a bay window and an entrance to the solarium. The king-size bed faces the working gas fireplace while the turret-like area houses a daybed and seating. The private bath is very spacious and is wheelchair friendly.

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

The Magill Suite

These accommodations which face the front lawn feature a queen bed, gas fireplace, sitting area and private bath with a soaking tub and shower.

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

The Cowan Retreat

The sister room to the Magill suite also faces the front lawn and features its own private bath.

  • Maximum Capacity: 2
  • Bathroom Private Bath

The Porterfield Suite

These accommodations are similar to the Bell Suite minus the solarium. The lovely blue and gold walls reflect in the private bath that features a claw foot tub and shower.

  • Maximum Capacity: 2
  • Bathroom Private Bath

Auntie Black's Room

This room sports antique twin brass beds and is the sunniest of all the rooms in the house. The fireplace and southern exposure keep the room rocking-chair cozy. This green and yellow bordered room with its white quilted beds exudes a feeling of youth. A shared bath is located in the hallway and robes are provided.

  • Maximum Capacity: 2
  • Beds 2 Twin

The Blakemore Room

With a shower of natural lighting this spacious and centrally located bay-windowed suite is designed for the bride-to-be. The lucky lady can make last minute checks of her gown in the Chervil mirror before presenting herself on the gracefully curving staircase. One can relax and enjoy the impressive Jacuzzi tub in the private bath.

  • Maximum Capacity: 2
  • Bathroom Private Bath

The Howe Room

This most private of all rooms is located on the third level at the top of the back stairs. It is a beautiful room with queen-size bed, gas fireplace and sitting area. Robes are provided to aide you on your way to the shared bath.

  • Maximum Capacity: 2

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Location Type

Vineyard on property, near Claytor Lake, near NRV Airport, Mountains, Ranch, Small town


Roanoke, VA (ROA) 40 miles

Directions to property:

From Interstate 81: at Dublin Exit #98 turn North on Route 100 towards Pearisburg. Approximately: 2.7 miles to our driveway. You will cross over Route 11 and pass on your left the entrance to New River Community College. Two increased speed limit signs 55 mph are just before our driveway to the left with our sign and entrance. If you go past a church, fairgrounds or airport turn back. From downtown Blacksburg South Main Street and Prices Fork Road Take Prices Fork Road to Peppers Ferry (114) turn right and follow to Route 11, Turn right and follow into Dublin past light, turn right on RT 100 north, past New River Community College entrance on left, two increased speed limit signs 55 mph are just before our driveway and sign to the left. Approximately: 18 miles, 30 minutes. Our road is not yet recognized by mapping programs.

Area Attractions

Antique Shopping, Gourmet/Fine Dining, Historical interests

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Inn Details

Establishment type

Bed and Breakfast, Country Inn, Historic Inn

On-site amenities

BBQ grill, Board games, CD player, Library, Piano, Washer/dryer, Wedding Facilities

Room amenities

Air conditioning, Alarm clock, Amenities Basket, Bath robes, Ceiling fans, DVD Player, Desk, Fireplace, Fridge, Hot tub/whirlpool tub, Private entrance, Radio, TV, Wi-Fi

On-site activities

Bicycle riding trails, Billiards, Bird watching, Boating, Canoeing, Fishing, Golfing, Hiking trails, Horseback riding, Hunting, Kayaking, Claytor Lake Park, New river Trail, Claytor Lake Park, New river Trail, Shopping, Sight-seeing, Swimming

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  • Check In:: 3-9pm
  • Check Out:: 11am
  • Open All Year Round: Yes
  • Smoking Allowed: Outside only No candles or open flames either, please.
  • Drinking Allowed: Yes
  • Alcohol Provided No
  • Suitable For Children: Limited Well-behaved
  • Childcare Provided: No
  • Guest Pets Allowed: No
  • Disabled Access No

Terms and Conditions

  • Minimum Stay: Two night minimum stay on holiday and event weekends.
  • Accepted payments AMEX, VISA, Discover, Mastercard, Personal checks, Cash
  • Deposit Amount Required: Reservations must be secured with a deposit equivalent to one night's, lodging via check or credit card.
  • Cancellations: A full refund will be made if cancellation notice is received ten days prior to scheduled arrival. Cancellations for the months of May and October and event weekends must be received 30 days prior to scheduled arrival. $15 service charge applies to all cancellations. Multiple room reservations have different policies. Please call. No shows and early departures will be charged.
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Frank Drummond, Rochelle, Sarah K Schell

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About the innkeepers

Frank Drummond and Rochelle are an amazing and talented pair. She as a teacher and a reading administrator is very personable. Frank is the hands on cook, repairman, and artist and not so organized. Mother is Sarah Kent Schell and has spent years as an Interior Designer with her own store. She is very artistic, a wonderful conversationalist and a great cook.

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  • Time Served: 8:30 to 9:30 am
  • Serving Location: Dining Room

Special meal options

Low fat , Restrictive , Vegetarian gluten sensitive

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