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Valentines Sweetheart Special BOGO Half Off

Surprise your sweetheart with a Romantic stay at Rockwood Manor.  Stay with us on Friday night then enjoy Saturday at half price.

You may also  add to your stay, a candle light Valentine dinner at the Manor. 

If you wish for further entertainment, you can choose between  a Ballroom Dance Club meeting or a Bluegrass concert next door at New River Community college .

Valentine’s Day is less than a week away~ make your plans now! 


The Rolling Stones Tribute Band “Satisfaction” at Pulaski Theater

“Satisfaction” is known as the best Rolling Stones Tribute Band in the world and they are here at the Pulaski Theater on Friday July 29th.

The International Rolling Stones Show

Internationally acclaimed as the most authentic cast and production show available honoring the World’s Greatest Rock & Roll Band.

Las Vegas Sun-“Shined like the real Stones”

CBS News/New York-“A must see…you get Satisfaction”

Showbiz Magazine-“They have you in the aisles like Jumping Jack Flash”

Their website link is

Rockwood Manor is pleased to see such a great event happen here. Come on down tonight and see them.

Congratulations To Elizabeth & Andrew Udell on their Wedding at Rockwood Manor, Dublin VA

Yesterdays wedding on June 4th, 2011 was one of the best I have seen here yet. All about Family and Friends was a theme we saw as they arrived on Wednesday and enjoyed their family blending and reunion for several days. It was wonderful to watch and also to hear the interactions, laughter and music.

There are couples that we can just tell are going to be great together and Liz and Andy are one of them.

The ” Catering by Corey” is the second time we have had the pleasure of her wonderful foods here at Rockwood Manor. And Wow she and her team did it again with fabulous dishes both vegetarian and meat. Corey is living in Asheville NC and working at The Grove Park Inn and we sure are glad when she come to visit us here.

Vicki Shannan did a wonderful job with her “Creative Entertainment” from DeeJaying to intros and making the party happen.

Thanks also to Samantha Shantz for her photography work through “Enigma Productions” and the great photos from the wedding party

We are truly blessed to have such a wonderful family use our home for their gathering and we wish them all a safe journey home and a wonderful life

New River Brewfest at Nesselrod on the New River in Radford

Thank you Nesselrod on the New River for bringing us a wonderful chance to try a variety of micro brews and have a great afternoon with music in your amphitheater.
I am looking forward to tomorrow and the afternoon suds.

Ralph Casey is Going To DC to get answers for the small businessman

Mother and I met a wonderful man, Ralph Casey, and his friend driving a covered wagon from Georgia to Washington, DC with a mission to get answers for small businesses everywhere.  Are you sick and tired of America taking care of everyone in the world and not being there for our own small business people or even our veterans? We are what made America great and yet we are being taxed and regulated to death.There are 1000’s of small businesses in America that simply need some of the incentives to create jobs that have been given to bailout many large and inefficiently run businesses. Running a government like any other business would be a good start and trimming back that government to what our forefathers had envisioned and allowing the private sector to move on and create jobs without all the interference and regulation is what we need now.  Follow Ralph Casey on Facebook and look for his wagon. He just came through Pulaski Va  on Route 11 today

Ralph Casey Going to DC

Ralph Casey looking for answers for the small bussinessman


Rockwood Manor congratulates Tracie & Chris Stilwell and Emily & Paul Smith on their Weddings.

This past weekend we held two wonderful weddings here at Rockwood Manor Bed & Breakfast. The weather cooperated on both Saturday and Sunday and they were wonderfully attended. We would like to congratulate both couples and wish them the very best in their lives together.  Such a fine start to life together!!!

Heartwood Soft Opening in Abingdon Virginia a Success

Being a part of   “Round the Mountain” and watching it grow into a viable organization for showcasing the natural and

cultural heritage in the Music, Art & Crafts of our 19 county region of Southwest Virginia has been a exciting journey.

The soft opening of “Heartwood” was held last Sunday May 15th to an awed crowd and I will have to say it is an amazing

structure inside and out. The buildings’  design incorporates a  barn like appearance along with some truly wonderful

cabinet work for showcasing the arts and communities in our region is beyond comparison.

Well done and we thank the hard work and efforts of the Board of  “Round the Mountain”  and the future home of

“The Crooked Road”  as well as all the other contributors to this project.

Check them out at this link  

Heart of Southwest Virginia



The Crooked Road, Heartwood and Blue Ridge Traditional Arts arrive at The Pulaski Theatre

Roots of American Music Tour
Presented by The Crooked Road, Heartwood and Blue Ridge Traditional Arts

7:30 PM (doors open at 6:30)
$12 in advance or $15 at the door

Music from Ireland, Africa and The Blue Ridge:
Dale Jett
Mick Moloney
Cheick Hamala Diabate
Linda Lav
Sammy Shelor
Eddie Bond
Burl Rhea
Kirk Sutphin
Molly Slemp
Joey Abarta
Leigh Beamer

The Roots of American Music is a tour of 12 concerts celebrating the permanent exhibit of the same name opening May, 2011 at the Blue Ridge Music Center, located at Milepost 213 of the Blue Ridge Parkway, Galax, Va.

Roots of American Music salutes our region’s creation of the first truly American sound. Hear what happened when the European violin met the African banjo in an unforgettable performance by some of the finest Irish, African and Blue Ridge Mountain musicians playing today. Jig dancing, old ballads, uilleann piping, the griot’s twang; it is all here.

Our Thoughts and Prayers go out to the People of Alabama.

After the wonderful visit here by Homer and Linda Hickam and then recently receiving their newsletter with such a glowing description of their visit:  Dear Gentle and Prodigious Readers:

We’ve posted our newsletter on my blog with LOTS of photos and news.
Hope you enjoy it.

Our family here feels such deep concern for them and the People of Alabama who have been so badly hurt in last nights storms. Our own Pulaski town and Draper were hit by tornadoes in one of the recent waves and though we too have experienced the destruction I cannot put in word what it must feel to those who have lost loved ones today.

Pulaski Bikes is now open in the Pulaski Train Station

Mike McMillion and his bike shop are now posed at the entrance to the Dora Trail in the now reconstructed Historic
Pulaski Train Station. It was so good to hear of a bike trail like the Dora and New River now having ties to a local bike shop.