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LuRosa Atkins Manor Tour Home

Posted on: September 28th, 2015 by 89and52 No Comments

Tour LuRosa Atkins Manor a historic home built over 160 years ago. This Victorian farm house was originally built by the Jones’ family local residents of Surry County. Ed and April Atkins purchased the home in 2002. They began renovations immediately while at the same time maintaining the Victorian Era in every room including the original flooring in several rooms, the staircase, the parlor which was added in 1929, and the front foyer. After completing the renovations the Atkins’ decided to share their home with the public, by giving tours. Attractions include the doll room with over 55 dolls, an African Art room, a Western room containing John Wayne relics and Calvary swords. The antiques in the home have been collected over the past 30 years. These antiques include tea sets, glassware, furniture, 18th century tableware, and numerous collectibles. Also, there is an Oriental room with Nippon tea sets, oriental paintings from Japan and China and a carved ornate settee.

Mr. Atkins has been a stained glass artist for over 60 years. He has designed, built and installed 10 stained glass windows and the entire surface of the kitchen counter tops. One example is a hand-painted, three-dimensional, 7 ft by 4 ft stained glass window of the Canterbury Tales.

As Ed and April open their home and hearts to you, experience the feeling of stepping back into another time and place.

Tour Hours: Wednesday-Saturday 11am-5pm

Closed: December 20th-First Wednesday in April

Admission is $8 per person (Groups of 6 or more: $5 per person. Children ages 6 and under: Free admission)

Call 336-786-9122 for more information.
Directions:
Traveling south on Hwy 601/Rockford Street: Turn right on Forrest Drive. Go to Stop Sign and take a RIGHT. Home is 3rd house on left.
Traveling on West Pine Street/Hwy 89 – Turn at Hardee’s onto South Franklin Road. Home will be on the right, about 2 miles. If you reach Forrest Drive, you have gone too far.

Bee’s Bed and Breakfast

Posted on: July 10th, 2015 by 89and52 No Comments

Bee’s Bed and Breakfast is located in a historic Victorian home within walking distance of Downtown Mount Airy and the Mayberry attractions. Breakfast is included.
Circa 1880’s home with two rooms available; one room has adjoining room with twin beds for extra fee. Contact host for more information.
About the hosts:
“My husband, Charles, and I seem to be of the “Earthmother” variety. We have raised 3 boys, and survived. We bought an old Victorian house in downtown “Mayberry”. We very much enjoyed renovating and bringing this 1887 house back to life. We enjoy kayaking, biking & hiking along with getting together with the boys at our river property. Charles works in physical therapy and I have had a catering business for 15 years. We both love animals and have dogs and cats. (cats are outside). We also raise bees, hence the name, “Bee’s B&B.” We love to entertain and meet new people. We often spend evenings on the deck listening to bands that play at the local amphitheater, which luckily is right up the street.
We are happy to entertain guests, however, we are just as happy to make ourselves scarce if you prefer your privacy. Breakfast will be provided if you wish!”

Cousin Emma’s Bed and Breakfast

Posted on: July 5th, 2013 by 89and52 No Comments

Cousin Emma’s Bed and Breakfast in Mount Airy (Mayberry) North Carolina is one of the oldest, if not the oldest, residence in town.  It recently was purchased by Mount Airy native Emma Suzanne Lewis Brown, who after some forty years has returned to her roots to lovingly restore a pre-Civil War historic home right on “Main” Street.  Providing all the modern conveniences, it still retains its unique yesteryear appeal.

You will LOVE Cousin Emma’s – comfortable, convenient, clean, and overflowing with charm. Rarely is it quiet  due to the laughter and stories being told by both locals and travelers.

We are currently open all year round and are available to host a variety of small celebrations, pot lucks, local art shows, or other events. Just call ahead or stop by (even with short notice) and we can provide you with a great hometown experience.

Cousin Emma’s hosts high tea, which includes a historic house tour and some fabulous tales for only $10 per person. There is also an on-going Reiki group that meets regularly and if you are staying with us and interested in relaxing at a nearby spa, Cousin Emma’s has discount coupons available. Contact us for more information and reservations.

Vintage Rose Wedding Estate and Inn

Posted on: June 25th, 2013 by 89and52 No Comments

Vintage Rose Wedding Estate and Inn is situated in downtown Pilot Mountain, 20 minutes from Downtown Mount Airy. This is the former Dr. Flippen’s Bed and Breakfast, with the same owners and many updates.

The Vintage Rose Inn offers five spacious suites to accommodate the wedding party, family members, or out-of-town guests in a warm but elegant atmosphere featuring heart pine floors, large Victorian sofas, heirloom rugs and primitive artwork. There is also a private cottage. Spacious air-conditioned suites offer hand carved mahogany beds, fine linens, breathtaking crystal chandeliers, and private baths with dressing areas. A gourmet breakfast is included, served in the dining room.

Vintage Rose offers a Grand Parlour built in 1907, with a private bridal suite and groom’s study. Original hardwood floors, bead board ceilings, ornate crown moldings and 8 original fireplaces exude elegant Victorian charm. The Grand Parlour offers indoor seating for 75 and is the perfect venue for rehearsal dinners, bridesmaids’ luncheons, a wedding brunch, and bridal or baby showers.

Built in the foothills area of North Carolina in 1896, the 100-seat Chapel is refurbished with an emphasis on maintaining the unique character and integrity of the era.
The Grand Parlour offers indoor seating for 75 and is the perfect venue for rehearsal dinners, bridesmaids’ luncheons, a wedding brunch, and bridal or baby showers.

The rose garden, featuring 150 heirloom roses, is the perfect setting for bridal portraits or engagement photos.