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Veteran’s Day

 

We would like to honor our militia veterans in their stand against the British in the Carolina’s and in 

doing so their turning of the course of the Revolutionary War. 

Known as the Overmountain Men they came down from the Watauga, Holstein, and  Augusta, Washington, and Fincastle Virginia Settlements.

They did so because Patrick Ferguson sent a message across the wilderness barriers of the Blue Ridge to sturdy frontier mountain folk, 

warning that if they did not leave off opposition to British authority he would “march his army over the mountains, hang their leaders, 

and lay their country waste with fire and sword.”

That became his death knell as he had just challenged those immigrants from Northern Ireland who had been very busy fighting their own 

wars with the Indians who had now been subdued.

They then took up and championed the cause of Independence so decisively that there was no turning back.

And the United States of America was formed.

Beautiful Rockwood Manor poem by a guest

“A lovely grand historic home,

‘Mongst trees upon the hill,

was putting on a coat of snow.

The night was very still.

 

And Frank was there with broom in hand,

To sweep the snow away,

Smiling, friendly, welcoming,

As he was throughout our stay.

 

He showed us in and ‘round the house

He led us room by room.

He showed us coffee, showed us tea,

Some later we’d consume.

 

He showed us rooms for dining,

And rooms for sitting too.

Twelve bedrooms was the total count.

For us just one should do.

 

Then we went to “Porterfield”,

The name of number five.

We creaked our way up spiral stairs

That almost seemed alive.

 

The room was simply beautiful

With all that we might need.

With robes and all amenities,

It was complete indeed.

 

[…]

 

So if you’re traveling 81 

Or near the Blueridge Parkway,

Be sure the Rockwood Manor

Is a place that you do stay.

 

Frank and Rochelle Drummond

Are the hosts that you will find

Will have the “Keys” to Rockwood Manor

Where you can unwind.

 

They’ll wine you and they’ll dine you.

They’ll really do their part;

Your Rockwood Manor visit

Etched forever in your heart.”

 

-Don and Eva

 

Thank you for writing this beautiful poem about your stay here at Rockwood Manor. We hope your stay was as wonderful as this poem is.

Thanksgiving Special

 

Traveling to see family for Thanksgiving made easy. Enjoy 10% off when you stay 2 or more nights with us at Rockwood Manor.

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Happy Travels!

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Best Selling Author M.K.B Graham at Rockwood Manor!

Hey Readers,

Mark your calendars!

Best-selling author M.K.B Graham will be at Rockwood Manor on Monday, October 25th at 6:30 pm to talk about her most recent book Fleuringala, and everyone is invited! 

Her first book, Cairanerie, was a best seller as Fleuringala is sure to be.

We hope to see you there!

This event is hosted by Literati, the book club at Christ Episcopal Church Pulaski. Literati meets on the third Monday of each month at 6:30 pm.

Fleuringala is available on Amazon and Barnes and Noble both as a paperback or an ebook.

Time: October 25th, 6:30 pm

Location: 5189 Rockwood Road, Dublin, VA 24084

Fall in Love with Fall Special

Fall in love with fall here at Rockwood Manor. Nothing will get you in the mood for fall like watching the leaves fall from your cozy room with a hot cup of coffee. 

When you stay a weeknight (Monday-Thursday) anytime in the month of October, you will get 10% off your stay!

Simply simply click the link below, and add the discount to your cart.

Happy Travels!

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