BBAV Welcomes Historic Brethren Industrial School!

The Rosebrook Inn, of Stanardsville, VA, is now an inspected and approved member of the Bed and Breakfast Association of Virginia (BBAV). With amenities such as a “Coca-Cola Kitchen” and memorable Chinese Room, the historic Rosebrook Inn strives to uphold BBAV’s high standards and aims to provide guests with a comfortable, yet extraordinary B&B experience.

Originally the historic Church of the Brethren Industrial School, built in 1923, the property contained a schoolhouse, boardinghouse, and several outbuildings – all of which the now innkeepers, Cory and Mike, inherited when they purchased the property. They turned the boardinghouse into their private home and used the rest of the buildings for work and storage space until they were asked by the Greene County Historical Society to open the property for tours.

Rosebrook Inn

Rosebrook Inn

“Everyone who visited wanted to know what our ultimate plan was for the schoolhouse,” says Cory. “That got us thinking about restoration with the goal of making the building useful. Because the property has historical significance in the county we wanted to be able to share its history, and that gave us the idea to restore the schoolhouse into a B&B.”

Along with the general historical value of the property, guests enjoy the B&B’s “Coca-Cola Kitchen”, which showcases Coca-Cola memorabilia from over thirty years of collecting, and the Chinese Room, which features a 265 year-old, antique Chinese bed among other Chinese antiques.

Coca-Cola Kitchen featuring 30 years of memorabilia

Coca-Cola Kitchen featuring 30 years of memorabilia

Furthermore, beyond the services provided for overnight guests, this B&B utilizes a 30 by 60 foot Pavilion for hosting large events, such as weddings, anniversaries, birthdays, reunions, etc. Cory and Mike enjoy working with guests to plan events, which usually involves multiple meetings over weeks or months, allowing them to go from being acquaintances with guests to friends.

It’s no doubt that the Rosebrook Inn provides guests with an enjoyable and unique experience. Now, with its membership to BBAV, this already charming B&B further pettiness its high quality.

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