Rosebrook’s History

Rosebrook Inn

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The Rosebrook Inn’s property originally was once the historic Church of the Brethren industrial school. The school opened on January 2, 1923 with an enrollmentof 98 students.

In the mid 1930′s the United States Government purchased the property and used it as a resettlement camp for some of the 600 families relocated when the Shenandoah National Park was created.

Rosebrook Inn

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The property is now privately owned and the original schoolhouse has been remodeled into a unique bed and breakfast with grounds that are landscaped with perennials and annuals in constant bloom from spring through fall.

The inn’s proprietors, Mike and Cory Skeens, turned the former boardinghouse into their private residence. The Greene County Historical Society asked them to open the property for tours, and they agreed.

Rosebrook Inn

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“Everyone who visited wanted to know what our ultimate plan was for the schoolhouse,” Cory Skeens said. “That got us thinking about a restoration, with the goal of making the building useful. Since the property has historical significance in the county, we wanted to be able to share its history, and that gave us the idea to restore the schoolhouse into a B&B.