The Mountain Rose Inn Bed & Breakfast

1787 Charity Highway, Woolwine, Virginia 24185
Innkeeper(s): Bryce & Dawn Oliver

Picnic Down the Blue Ridge Parkway - This Weekend, June 23-24 20 Jun 2012, 12:30 pm

It is going to be a beautiful weekend here in the Blue Ridge Mountains of Southwest VA. Why not spend it touring the Parkway with its scenic views while visiting the sites along the Mountain Road Wine Experience and enjoying picnic treats along the way? 

On Saturday & Sunday, Château Morrisette, Villa Appalaccia, Blacksnake Meadery, AmRhein Wine Cellars, and Foggy Ridge Cider collaborate in this unique driving and picnic event. Ticket purchases made in advance by phone or at any one of the participating locations are $25. Purchase tickets for $35 on site the day of the event. You will receive handy directions to each site on this leisurely self-guided wine tasting with picnic snacks. The event is from 11 am - 5 pm on Saturday, June 23 & Sunday, June 24. Private limousine services are available separately from Prestige Coach & Shuttle (888.271.7295) and Helping Hands Transit (540.808.9847).

And of course, lodging is still available on a first-come, first serve basis here at the Inn. Make reservations for your weekend getaway today!

Happy Wine Adventures!
Dora Jane

All-Inclusive Anniversary Celebration Package in the Southwest VA Blue Ridge Mountains 15 Jun 2012, 10:58 am

Celebrating the anniversary of a special event in your life is an important part of remembering those special times. We know because here at the Mountain Rose this year, we are celebrating our 20th year as the area’s premier B&B. So in honor of our special occasion, we have created a package that includes many of our favorite amenities here at the Inn!  So go ahead and make plans to celebrate! We will take care of all of the details for you!

Anniversary Package includes:
• A complimentary wine and cheese basket, featuring wines from The Mountain Road Wine Experience, ready on the day of your choosing
• Two $50 gift certificates to our favorite local restaurants – your choice of Chateau Morrisette Winery Restaurant, The Summit, Mickey G's, Natasha’s Market Café or Oddfellas Cantina
• Spice Rack Chocolates and a bottle of sparkling wine in your room on the night of your choice
• A seasonal bouquet of flowers in your room
• Massages for two by our amazing massage therapist
• Two nights in one of our luxurious guests rooms with private bath and working fireplace
• Of course, our delectable four-course breakfast each morning (Mon- Sat) and our full buffet style breakfast on Sun!

Cost per couple, not including tax, is $599 for a queen bedded room and $639 for a king bedded room. Add a third night and get 20% off of that night’s rate. Book your anniversary getaway celebration today!

A Favorite & Most-Requested Breakfast Recipe 4 Jun 2012, 2:34 pm

One of our all-time favorite breakfast recipes came from a magazine that a dear friend passed on to me for my enjoyment. The basic recipe was for Ham & Cheese Egg Cups. Of course, I have made my own adaptation and here it is.

Ham, Spinach and Cheddar Egg Cups
Prep Time: 5 Minutes
Cook Time: 15 - 20 Minutes   
Servings: 12
12 thinly sliced pieces of VA ham
2 cups shredded sharp cheddar cheese
1 cup chopped fresh spinach
12 whole Eggs
Cavendar's Greek Seasoning, Salt & Pepper to taste

Preparation Instructions:
Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Spray muffin tin with cooking spray.
Press a slice of ham into each muffin cup. Place spinach into each cup on top of the ham. Add in some cheese to each cup on top of the spinach. Crack an egg on top of each cup and season with greek seasoning, salt and pepper. Bake for 15-20 minutes or until done to what you prefer for eggs! (I like the yolks to be just a little soft!) Remove ham egg cups from muffin tin and serve on a plate sprinkled with fresh herbs or chopped spinach & shredded cheese. YUM!

When I serve this recipe here at the Inn, I make a Cheddar Cream Sauce to drizzle on the plate and over the cups right before I serve them. Depending on the season, I will omit the spinach and use other ingredients. At times, I have sauteed the spinach and served it as shown in the picture above. The cups are also delicious served over roasted tomato slices fresh from the garden in the summer and topped with fresh basil.

It's just one of those great, versatile recipes that comes out perfectly delicious every time!

Happy Cooking,
Dora Jane

The Mountain Rose Inn Offers 20% off for 20 Days to Begin 20th Anniversary Celebration 22 Feb 2012, 12:02 pm

What an exciting year it is for us here at the Inn. In July of 1992, the Mountain Rose Inn opened its doors as the premier Bed & Breakfast of Patrick County in Southwest VA. We plan to celebrate this special occasion all year long with promotions, giveaways, anniversary packages and special events. 

To kick-start our celebration, we are offering 20% off all of our guest rooms for 20 days for anyone booking a stay this Fri, Feb 24 through Wed, Mar 14. This is a one-time special anniversary promotion, so don’t miss out. When booking online, enter the discount code 20off20days or when making your reservation at 888-930-1057, mention the '20 off for 20 days' promotion. This promotion is not valid with any other packages or discounts.

Don’t forget to check our facebook page and web site for more details about other anniversary events throughout the year. Make your reservations today and come celebrate with us.

Happy Anniversary to Us!
Dora Jane

Winter Getaways at the Mountain Rose Inn 18 Nov 2011, 10:06 am

Now that winter has arrived here in the Southwest VA Blue Ridge Mountains, it's time for those romantic getaways that the Mountain Rose Inn is known for. Long weekends spent sharing a glass of VA wine and snuggling with your sweetheart by one of the Inn's cozy fires.

Back by popular demand is our Winter Wine & Romance Weekend Getaway. Surprise that special someone with a romantic getaway to the secluded Mountain Rose Inn in the Blue Ridge Mountains. This package includes:
  • a gorgeous bouquet of ½ dozen roses waiting in your room at the time of your arrival.  
  • A wine tour & tasting, as well as a gourmet meal on Friday or Saturday night at our local award winning winery, Chateau Morrisette Winery Restaurant
  • A bottle of sparkling wine on ice & gourmet chocolates waiting in your room on the night of your choice for you to enjoy as you snuggle by the fire.
  • Two nights in one of our luxurious queen rooms with private bath and working fireplace.
  • The Inn's delightful breakfast prepared each morning just for you.
The cost of this package is $449 per couple not including tax. This special is good for Friday and Saturday, November through March. Reservations are required. Upgrade to our king room for an additional $40. And if you’re not ready to leave by the end of your weekend, add an extra night for just $85.

Celebrate the end of 2011 with the Inn's Ring in the New Year with VA Wine & Culinary Delights package. What better way to celebrate the end of 2011 than with a getaway to the Mountain Rose Inn featuring VA wine & culinary delights. When you arrive for your holiday weekend, you will find a complimentary bottle of VA wine and Spice Rack Chocolates waiting in your room. The New Year’s Eve festivities begin on Saturday evening with a mulled wine and cheese reception in the Inn’s cozy Parlor. Then enjoy a gourmet meal at our local award winning winery restaurant, Chateau Morrisette. After dinner, return to the Inn for an exciting fireworks display on the front lawn, a scrumptious dessert buffet in the Dining Room and a midnight champagne toast.

Enjoy a blissful night’s sleep in one of our comfortable guest rooms with private bath and working fireplace and then start the first morning of the New Year with a delightful brunch at Natasha’s Market Café featuring elegant comfort food in a stylish gallery setting.

The price per couple is $649 for a queen bedded room or $689 for a king bedded room. Price includes New Year’s Eve dinner and festivities, New Year’s Day Brunch, and two nights lodging. Tax not included. Add a third night for an additional $85. Chauffeuring to and from the restaurants is available for an extra $40 per couple.

So make your plans now for a romantic getaway this winter season. 

Happy planning,
Dora Jane

Bed & Breakfast Association of VA Cookbook - Just in Time for Christmas 14 Nov 2011, 10:19 am

The newly expanded and updated edition of the cookbook by the Bed and Breakfast Association of Virginia is now available. This book features an absolute "must have" collection of recipes from Virginia's premier B&B's including 4 guest favorites from the Mountain Rose Inn. Purchase today at for all the cooks on your Christmas shopping list...and don't forget to get one for your own kitchen as well!

Happy shopping (& cooking!),
Dora Jane

Two Great Weekend Events at Chateau Morrisette 9 Sep 2011, 2:32 pm

Here at the Inn, we are always pleased to hear that our guests are planning a weekend that includes time spent at the Chateau Morrisette. They always return with wonderful stories of the great time they had visiting this VA winery.

The Chateau Morrisette has 2 wonderful weekend events on their calendar. If you are in the area, check one or both of them out.

Pet Adoption Day - Sun, Sept. 11 – 11:00 A.M. to 4:00 P.M.
Where else but Chateau Morrisette can you drink wine and listen to live music while you pick out a new pet? Dozens of dogs and cats will be at the winery's courtyard looking for new homes during their 5th annual Pet Adoption Day. The hard-working folks at the Floyd County Humane Society will be on hand to help you pick out the perfect companion, and to aid you through the adoption process. They'll also take care of all necessary tests, shots, and grooming--all you need to bring is an open heart!

Wine & Cheese: The Perfect Pair - Sat, Sept. 17 – 4:00 P.M. to 5:30 P.M.
When it comes to wine and cheese pairing, the savvy host need only know a few basic truths to create crowd-pleasing flavor combinations. Whether it's pairing sweet or fruity white wines with mild cheeses or dry reds with boldly flavored cheeses; learn how to expertly match wines with cheeses of all kinds at the Chateau's Fall Wine and Cheese Tasting. Let your tastebuds--and their pairing expert--be your guide as you learn the dos and don'ts of this classic duo. $18 per person includes wine, cheese and pairing information. Reservations and non-refundable pre-payment are required, as space is limited. Call 540.593.2865 for reservations.

Happy Weekend Getaway Planning!
Dora Jane

Fuel for Your Road Trip to the Blue Ridge Mountains 22 Mar 2011, 12:50 pm

Don't let rising gas prices cancel your plans for a road trip this spring. When you stay at the Mountain Rose Inn, we'll reimburse you for a portion of your gas bill for your road trip to the Inn. Stay three or more nights at the Inn from April 4 - June 30, 2011, and we’ll deduct 20% from the cost of your room. Also on the day of your choice, we'll pack you a complimentary bag of snacks for your sightseeing excursions in our area. Make your reservations today and ask for the Road Trip Promotion. If booking online, enter the promotion code “RoadTrip2011”. Not valid with any other coupons, packages or promotions.

Happy Road Tripping this Spring!
Dora Jane

Bed & Breakfast Lodging for Martinsville Speedway Race 15 Mar 2011, 10:42 am

For years, the Mountain Rose Inn has been a favorite lodging facility for fans attending races at the Martinsville Speedway. Located just 45 minutes from the track, the Inn provides comfortable lodging for those fans coming to the area for the spring & fall NASCAR races.

Race fans enjoy all the amenities of the Inn and a few extra that are added just for race weekends. Breakfasts-to-go are available for fans who want to leave for the track early. Dinner is served at the Inn after the race for fans who want to avoid the restaurant traffic. Detailed directions and parking info is provided so that race fans have an easy in-and-out way to the track that avoids the long traffic lines.

Whether you're pulling for local favorite, the Woods Brothers and Trevor Bayne, or another team, the Inn is the perfect spot to stay for racing weekend. Make reservations for the next race today!

Happy racing!
Dora Jane

Blackberry Wine Cake with Chateau Morrisette's Blackberry Wine 5 Mar 2011, 2:53 pm

This recipe was shared with me by Lesli who is on our team here at the Inn after she saw a bottle of Chateau Morrisette's Blackberry Wine on the Inn's table. It is a yummy and easy recipe that I like to make for afternoon dessert here at the Inn. One guest liked it so much that he ate 4 pieces in one sitting! I'm sure that some of you talented chefs could easily convert the cake mix into the needed ingredients so that it would be a completely made-from-scratch cake. And of course, the Blackberry Wine from Chateau Morrisette is only wine to use!

Blackberry Wine Cake

1 box white cake mix
1 box blackberry jello
4 eggs
1 cup vegetable oil
1 cup Blackberry Wine

Preheat oven to 355°. (Yes, 355° not 350°.) Mix cake mix & jello together. Add in slightly beaten eggs, oil & wine. Pour into greased bundt pan and bake for 45-55 minutes. Remove from oven and allow to cool on wire rack. Invert on cake plate and drizzle with glaze.

2 cups confectioners sugar
1/2 cup blackberry wine

I'm thinking a slice of cake sounds really good about now. Guess I'd better head to the kitchen. :)

Happy cooking!
Dora Jane