• Welcome to Early Inn at The Grove
    currently taking reservations!

    Our newly renovated and restored home, steeped in history, welcomes you to like us on Facebook to keep abreast of current events and specials.

  • Our newly renovated inn features work from local artists

    Enjoy some time sitting in the library where you
    will be able to browse through our collection of books.

  • We are located in the heart of downtown Rocky Mount,
    although you wouldn't know it

    This location is perfect for a small family get together or a large wedding.

  • Breakfast is served daily

    We use local produce and eggs whenever we can.
    Teas and coffees and sodas are available all day.

  • Wedding at Early Inn at The Grove

    Your wedding guests will feel special and pampered
    during their stay at the Early Inn.


Testimonials

  • This was our 4th stay at the Early Inn- We had quite an enjoyable time to spend with our family here in Rocky Mount. We decided to use Chef Michael’s exquisite culinary skills to delight my in-laws on Christmas Eve for a very special dinner. His 4-course dinner is definitely something to write home about, it is that good! We started with a shrimp-on-Brie, on a Parmesan crisp, followed by the most amazing oyster dish I have ever had: Virginia oysters baked in a brie puff pastry and soft cheeses.

    The dinner continued with a mescaline greens, homemade pickled beet salad, caramelized onions and dressing. For the main entree, we were enticed with haddock on a bed of asparagus with cream sauce, with scotch flash fried sweet potatoes. The meal was paired perfectly with wines selected for dinner and finished with an incredible creme brûlée and ice cream. The best part of the night was the incredible service, hospitality and generosity of our host, Chef Michael. We felt like a part of the family.

    Truly exquisite dining and one of the best meals I’ve ever had. We will be back again and again. You made a member of our family who is a self proclaimed seafood hater eat everything with relish- We tip our hat off to you!

    Thanks again for the wonderful stay, our breakfasts, and the wonderful holiday memories made around your lovely table to give us an unforgettable Christmas experience.

    Rosie G - Fine Dining

    James and I enjoyed our weekend here at the Early Inn. It was so relaxing and we enjoyed every minute! Our needs were all met. Keri, you are the best. Could not have asked for a nicer time! Love, Linda and James Riddle

    Linda and James Riddle - Generals

  • We really felt at home in your beautiful Inn. What a memorable way to celebrate our 30th wedding anniversary by staying here! Beautiful town-beautiful inn- We loved the Magnolia Room- very hospitable and accommodating! Enjoyed walking to Bootleggers for dinner too! Thank you so very much! Doug and Wendy Roundy Gloucester, VA

    Wendy and Doug Roundy - Magnolia

    Magnificent home and grounds. We loved our stay. Thank you for the warm hospitality!

    Patrick and Carrie Tohart -

  • The Inn is beautifully renovated, keeping its integrity and originality but adding convenience of modern day living. It is tastefully decorated with luxurious bedrooms and bathrooms. (Landscaping, vegetable and herb garden will be added this year). Breakfast was sumptuous. Our adult children were very impressed with our accommodation.
    Although we added an hour to our trip by veering off to Rocky Mount Virginia instead if Rocky Mount, NC, we were all happy to spend the night at this beautiful inn. My husband and I plan to return in the Fall for the town’s craft show and music at the concert hall.

    Oclog - Magnolia, Wanderlust, Harvester

    Impeccable Inn. Very great experience. The nicest Inn we have ever stayed in. Highly recommend it.

    James and Cheryl Nylund - Magnolia

  • If you are looking to step back in time while still enjoying today’s modern amenities, then the Early Inn at the Grove is the place for you.  Nestled in the heart of Downtown Rocky Mount, Virginia, this pre-civil war home is magnificent with its original paned glass windows, beautiful crown molding, high ceilings and overall grand style architecture.  We stayed in the Magnolia Room with its cornet windows and elegant decorations.  The private bathroom was extremely large with a soaking tub and a double shower.  Keri is a most pleasant and welcoming innkeeper.  We look forward to visiting there again.

    Larry and Marty Sullivan - The Magnolia Suite

    The inn was so inviting, beautiful and unique. The Kirsch family is very impressed and appreciative and we found the innkeeper warm and charming.
    We say thank you for making us all feel special and welcome!

    Sondra Kirsch - The Magnolia Suite

  • On a recent visit to Rocky Mount and the Early Inn, we were taken aback with the hospitality of Keri and the people of Rocky Mount. The atmosphere at the Early Inn was warm, welcoming, and relaxing. The grounds are peaceful. The place has real historical character. The rooms were well furnished and comfortable.  We highly recommend the Early Inn, and have put it on our list of places to return to.

    Ken and Christine Randle - Wanderlust Room


Blog

  • May’s Calendar By / 17th April, 2016

    April is almost over! May is just around the corner and will be here before you know it.

  • Did you know…… By / 21st October, 2015

    We have an elevator in the house. We use it to access the second floor, send luggage up, or just to send the laundry up.

  • Take advantage of our special weeknight pricing! By / 8th September, 2015

    Starting today, we are offering new rates for Sunday through Wednesday. $100 for The Harvester and the Conspiracy room, (only $150 for Thursday through Saturday).

  • The colors of the Inn By / 20th March, 2015

    Many folks have asked about a specific color of a room.

  • Spring has sprung! By / 18th March, 2015

    Although the high is only supposed to be 59 today, we have had some 70 degree days.  I went for a run yesterday and the flowers were blooming all over town.

  • And Phil says……. By / 2nd February, 2015

    Can you believe that January is over?  Not that I mind, but it did kind of fly by .  That just means that we are one month closer to warmer weather.

  • 11 more reasons to book a room in January! By / 27th December, 2014

    Here is the calendar for the Harvester for the month of January!  Some great shows are coming!  

  • January Plans By / 17th December, 2014

    January is quick upon us. With the holidays behind us, you will be ready for some relaxation and revival from the winter doldrums.

  • Wow! By / 6th November, 2014

    What else can you say!  Wow!!!!  I am sitting here with my feet up and a hot cup of coffee watching the leaves fall.

Events

  • Jan
    22

    Step Into Mystery presents a “Murder Is Brewing” at Chaos Mountain Brewing Event Time: 2:00pm / Event Location: Chaos Mountain Brewing

    Enter Chaos Mountain Brewing on Sunday, January 22, 2017 at 2:00 PM and the brewery will be as you have never known it.

  • Mar
    18

    An Evening with Dailey & Vincent Event Time: 7:30pm / Event Location: Franklin County High School Auditorium

    The Rocky Mount Lions Club presents An Evening With Dailey & Vincent, Saturday, March 18 at 7:30 p.m. in the Franklin County High School Auditorium.

  • Apr
    08

    Big Bass Tour – Smith Mountain Lake Event Time: 8:00am / Event Location: Crazy Horse Marina

    Bass Pro Shops Big Bass Tour presented by Huk Performance Fishing, the nations premier amateur big bass tournament series, returns to Smith Mountain Lake on April 8-9.

  • Apr
    09

    Big Bass Tour – Smith Mountain Lake Event Time: 8:00am / Event Location: Crazy Horse Marina

    Bass Pro Shops Big Bass Tour presented by Huk Performance Fishing, the nations premier amateur big bass tournament series, returns to Smith Mountain Lake on April 8-9.

  • Apr
    09

    Moonshine Express Event Time: various / Event Location: Town of Rocky Mount

    OVERVIEW

    Hear true tales about likker  makin’ in ‘The Moonshine Capital of The World.’ 80+ characters & interpreters tell the story of moonshining in Franklin County.

  • Apr
    15

    Annual Easter Egg Hunt at Waid Park Event Time: 2:00pm / Event Location: Waid Receation Area

    Come join us as over 15,000 eggs will be hidden at the 19th Annual Easter Egg Hunt on Saturday, April 15 at Waid Recreation Area (Waid Park) in Rocky Mount.

  • Apr
    22

    Annual Booker T. Washington Legacy Dinner Event Time: 6:00pm / Event Location: Trinity Ecumenical Parish

    Friends of Booker T. Washington National Monument will host the 6th Annual Booker T. Washington Legacy Dinner on Saturday, April 22 from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m.