Every Monday - Saturday mornings, we serve an elegant four-course breakfast on antique china and silver, by the glow of oil lamps. We don't claim to be gourmet chefs, but one of our guests wrote to us that "the gourmet breakfast was worth the price of admission".
We want to make your breakfast very special - a meal that you will remember. Each morning, the chef's choice menu includes fresh seasonal fruits and local organic products. We are always happy to accommodate special diets - diabetic, low-fat, vegetarian, vegan, and gluten-free.
Your breakfast will begin with a cup of hot tea, cocoa, or our famous Mountain Rose Blend coffee. Brewed from locally roasted coffee beans, we grind our beans one pot at a time, ensuring fresh, tasty coffee in every cup.
Our first course is a help-yourself juice and cereal course. We feature our own favorite choices of the granola and cereals available at our local organic purveyor, Harvest Moon. Orange juice and cranberry pomegranate juices are available.
For our second course, we serve a seasonal fruit dish accompanied by homemade muffins, cinnamon rolls, or breads. Our "Chilled Cream of Pear Soup" is one of our signature recipes that is often requested by our guests. Our "Fresh Strawberries in Cream with Ginger Crumble Topping" is the perfect cool beginning for a warm day by the pool. In the fall and winter, our "Apple Pastry Rollovers in Honey" or "Apple Brie Bruschetta" provides a delicious warm start to a chilly morning.
Breakfast entrees are the third course served to our guests. Pancakes are a specialty here, and we enjoy featuring different flavors for our guests' enjoyment. Stuffed Banana Macadamia Nut, Pecan Cinnamon, and Fresh Blueberry are a few. Smoked sausage from a local organic farm in Floyd, VA is the perfect accompaniment. For those of you who like eggs, we serve them in many varieties. An "Italian Sausage Egg Bake in Tomato Sauce", "Ham Cheddar Egg Cups" or an "Apple Cheddar & Chicken Quiche" are just a few of our offerings. Other fare for our main entree includes our famous "Blueberry Stuffed French Toast with Blueberry Sauce" and "Smoked Sausage Breakfast Strudel"!
It is our belief that no meal is truly complete unless it ends with a scrumptious dessert. Come see why guests rave over our "Lemon Cream Tartlets", our "French Vanilla Almond Parfaits" and our "Dark Chocolate Chimichangas in a Raspberry Sauce".
Breakfast is served at 9:00 am, Monday- Saturdays. Coffee and our wide selection of other hot drinks are available at any time. Many guests enjoy a cup while sitting on the porch and watching the hummingbirds sipping from the feeders or the occasional deer that feeds on the front lawn.
Sunday morning breakfasts are a little different here at the Inn. We've learned from past experiences that many of our guests need to get out the door early to return home after a weekend getaway. So a light breakfast is made available. Seasonal fruits, fresh breads, cereal, juice and coffee are served on the Dining Room buffet from 8:30-9:30 am.
If you're not an early riser or just don't want to come to the Dining Room for breakfast, simply request a tray with a selection from the morning's menu to be placed outside your door at the time of your choosing. A romantic breakfast-in-bed for two is available for an additional charge.
Breakfast at the Mountain Rose Inn is worth experiencing. Won't you make your reservations today?