The Rockford Inn Bed and Breakfast

4872 Rockford Road, Dobson, North Carolina 27017
Innkeeper(s): Doug and Hannah Holyfield
  • Introduction

    The Rockford Inn Bed and Breakfast - Dobson, North CarolinaStep back in time and enjoy the tranquility surrounding the historic Rockford Inn Bed and Breakfast located in Dobson, North Carolina. Surrounded by vineyards and wineries of the Yadkin Valley Wine Region, our Antebellum house (ca. 1848) is situated at the crest of more than 6 rolling acres and will provide you with the simple pleasures and charm of country living while enjoying modern conveniences.

    Take time to discover the architectural history of the Inn; its hand-planed ceilings, heart-pine floors, and hand-hewn logs that are exposed in the corner stairwell. Walk the grounds where century old oaks shade the knoll, where muscadine vines drape the meadow, and where a low fieldstone wall invoke memories of a simpler time.

    Enjoy the rich heritage and history of the Village of Rockford, established in 1789, where the fresco, entitled "Come Unto Me", adorns the 1914 Rockford Methodist Church. Take advantage of the area's finest vineyards and wineries. Let The Rockford Inn be your "home away from home", where within 30-45 minutes you can enjoy the many offerings of Mount Airy, "Mayberry", the Andy Griffith Playhouse, Mount Airy Museum of Regional History, the Blue Ridge Parkway, and the Blue Ridge Music Center. There are hiking trails in Elkin and Pilot Mountain State Park and Stone Mountain State Park. Horseback riding, ziplines, antique shopping are also in the area.

  • Insider's Info

    Travelers are always looking for memorable and relaxing experiences. Let’s discover more through the words of our innkeepers. Many thanks to Doug and Hannah Holyfield for sharing their own secrets with!
    Why do most travelers stay at your inn?

    The majority of our guests are coming to visit the Yadkin Valley Wine Region. We have over 30 wineries in the area. We also have outdoor activities with hiking, bicycling, ziplining, horseback riding, golf, and canoeing the river.

    What are you best known for? What makes your inn unique? What do you love most about your inn?

    I think our guests feel like we treat them like family. It is Doug's ancestral family homeplace that dates back to 1840 and has always been a place of hospitality. We love the history of this house with beautiful log walls, old heart pine floors, and hand planed ceilings. We live next door, so our guests can make themselves completely at home. We come over the next morning to make them a great country breakfast. We love that many of our guests come back every year!

    If someone has never been to your city, what is the #1 reason to come visit?

    The Yadkin Valley Wine Region and its many offerings, in addition to the over 30 wineries.

    What’s the best compliment you have ever received about the inn?

    Our Trip Advisor page is one of our best advertisers, because people write about how much they enjoyed their stay.

    What’s the best kept secret about the area?

    One of the best kept secrets about the Village of Rockford is the beautiful and unique fresco the the 1914 Rockford Methodist Church. It is the only fresco in Surry County and one of only a few in the state of NC. See the website for more information.

    If a traveler is staying at your inn for 4 nights, what should he/she do in the area?

    Our guests who have stayed 4 nights have golfed, ziplined, or canoed in the mornings and visited the wineries in the afternoons, and dined in some of the most amazing restaurants in our area in the evenings.

    Is there anything within walking distance of your inn?

    The above mentioned fresco in the 1914 Rockford Methodist Church and the Historic Village of Rockford.

    What is your favorite restaurant/food in the area?

    We have several favorites! The Depot at Cody Creek, Kitchen Roselli's, Harvest Grill at Shelton Vineyards, Sanders Ridge Restaurant at Sanders Ridge Winery, and 21 and Main in Elkin. We also have many family dining restaurants that are just great for a good meal any time.

    Any good area guides/websites that travelers could reference?

    We have really good websites that help travelers find their way here and find the lodging, restaurants and activities they are wanting to do. These are a few:,,,,

    How many rooms does your inn have?

    The Rockford Inn offers three distinctive guest rooms, "The Vineyard Suite", "The Mountain Laurel Room", and "The Blue Ridge Room".

    Do you accept pets?

    While we do not have a pet friendly room, there are several good pet "hotels" in the area. Lucky Bones is one of them. We love dogs, but since we have guests that could potentially have allergies, we chose not to make the rooms pet friendly.

  • Area Attractions

    The Rockford Inn Bed and BreakfastFine dining in the area include:

    • Harvest Grill at Shelton Vineyards
    • 21 and Main in Elkin
    • Sanders Ridge Restaurant at Sanders Ridge Vineyards 
    • Kitchen Roselli's in East Bend

    Recreational offerings include:

    • Golf at Silo Run
    • Hiking
    • Biking
    • Horseback riding with Ogburn Stables or Bregman Pleasure Horses
    • Canoeing the Yadkin River