- 1026 Rosebrook Road
- Stanardsville, VA 22973
- Phone: (434) 990-0561
- Website: Click to Visit Rosebrook Inn
Rates range from: Murphy Room - With either the Western or English Garden Room, $50 per night plus tax to $125 per night plus tax for the other rooms. For pricing information on weddings, receptions, parties and other festivities please call.
The Rosebrook Inn was once the site of the Blue Ridge Industrial School, a missionary effort of the Church of the Brethren. The school was established by the church in 1921, and opened for students in January of 1923.
The Church of the Brethren is the name chosen in 1908 of one of the older denominations in the Free or Believers Church tradition. It was founded in 1708 in Schwarzenau, Germany, by a group of eight believers who baptized themselves in the Eder River. A history of the church states that: ...these men and women believed that Jesus had intended for his followers a different kind of life—one based on peaceful action, plain and compassionate living, and a shared search for truth.… Beginning in 1719 the Brethren, who were persecuted for their beliefs, started immigrating to the New World.
The Blue Ridge Industrial School was a mission school, and it operated successfully until 1933 when it was closed. It was felt by the church at the time that the Greene County Public Schools had improved enough to make their school unnecessary. Their decision was hastened by the knowledge that many of the mountain families they served would soon be forced to leave as the development of the Shenandoah National Park began in earnest. The walls of the school had not stopped sheltering mountain people, however, for the United States government used the school as a resettlement camp for some of the 600 families forced to relocate when their homesteads became parkland.
Today the school has been restored as a bed and breakfast, still sitting in the shadows of the Blue Ridge Mountains, still providing a place to rest for those who have traveled from their homes.