About Us

May you have warm words on a cold evening, a full moon on a dark night, and a smooth road all the way to our door.

Rose Noakes is the owner/proprietor of The Irish Rose Bed & Breakfast.

Rose is of Irish extraction, born and raised in Toronto, Canada. She married an American, adopted our country as her own and lived with her husband for twenty years in the Chicago area before moving to Florida. After becoming a widow, she traveled the East Coast looking for a place to create the B & B of her dreams and found it in Lenoir, NC at the foot of the Blue Ridge Mountains. The beautiful, historical, two story brick colonial revival home has gone through many months of renovation and refurbishment and opened for business Memorial Day weekend 2006.

Rose enjoyed many years of traveling as well as cooking for and entertaining a myriad of business associates, friends and family. She now looks forward to sharing her beautiful home and cooking skills with fellow travelers, providing them with a warm welcome, good food, beautiful and comfortable accommodations and great memories of their visit to the foothills of the Blue Ridge Mountains.