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NC Inns and B&Bs

North Carolina has a large selection of Country Inns and Bed & Breakfasts, many located in historical houses in some of the most interesting parts of the state.  These are just a few of them.

Chapel Hill/Carrboro Area

Fearrington House Restaurant and Country Inn

Fearrington Inn in North CarolinaLocated on 15/501 in Fearrinton Village, half way between Chapel Hill and Pittsboro, the Fearrington House is one of the finest country Inns in North Carolina. Each room is created with its own unique character - European antiques, original southern artwork, rich fabrics, marble vanities, and heated towel racks cater to personal comfort.  Distinctive touches include ecclesiastical doors used as headboards, canopied beds, hand-painted mantels, and pine flooring from a workhouse along the Thames.

The guest rooms and suites include luxurious amenities such as plush feather beds, robes and slippers, Molton Brown bath products and fresh flowers. Traditional English afternoon tea and a full gourmet breakfast is also included in the room rate. Room rates range from $240 to $490 per night.  Rates include English afternoon tea and full gourmet breakfast.

 The Fearrington House Restaurant and Country Inn  is a member of the international organization, Relais & Chateaux. The Fearrington House is committed to the association's five Cs of hospitality: Character, Courtesy, Calm, Charm, and Cuisine. The Fearrington House is also a recipient of AAA's prestigious Five Diamond Award and Exxon Mobil's Five Stars - the only establishment in North Carolina to receive both accolades. To make a reservation call (919) 542-2121 or e-mail

Windy Oaks Inn

Windy Oaks Inn B&B in Chapel Hill North CarolinaThe Windy Oaks Inn is Chapel Hill's only bed and breakfast, located less than five miles from the campus of the University of North Carolina. This Piedmont style farmhouse, and the former home of Pulitzer Prize winning playwright laureate and author Paul Green, is nestled on 25 acres among the towering oaks for which it is named.

This country retreat, which dates to the 1890's, has been lovingly renovated while respecting the historical integrity of the home. The Windy Oaks Inn offers a tranquil escape to a more peaceful time. Guests can explore the grounds on the Triple Trunk Trail; relax on the patio under the shade of 200 year-old oaks; enjoy the deep croaking of the bullfrogs in the fish pond; or curl up with a book in front of the fire in Paul Greenšs cozy, comfortable library. Tastefully furnished in a Southern eclectic, primitive stye, the Inn offers five rooms, including two suites (two rooms have fireplaces). Colorful outsider and folk art from well-known artists and Kim's stepmother Helen decorate throughout.

The Windy Oaks Inn is within minutes of the University of North Carolina. Duke University, North Carolina State University, the sites of Raleigh/Durham, and Research Triangle Park are a 30-minute drive away.

Inn at Bingham School

Bingham School Inn, North Carolina B&BsAn award winning inn convenient to UNC Chapel Hill, the Inn at Bingham School is tucked away on 10 acres under large pecan trees. This 208-year-old bed and breakfast inn, listed on the National Register of Historic Places, once served as the homestead for the headmaster of the Bingham School, a preparatory school for young men awaiting entrance to UNC Chapel Hill. swing on hammocks, walk along the paths in the woods, then relax in the Jacuzzi. Sit on the porch with a book on one of the three benches that came from the original school. The manicured lawn, grounds, and country setting are perfect for a fairy tale wedding or gala event! In close proximity to Research Triangle Park, the inn's rural Mebane location  is ideal for business conferences and small meetings.

North Carolina Coast

The Castle on Silver Lake in Ocracoke

Castle on Silver Lake B&B, Ocracoke, NCThe Castle on Silver Lake has two different types of accommodations. The B&B is in the main house and features eleven rooms, furnished with antiques. Each one has their own bathroom and some offer a view of the Silver Lake, the harbor where the Swan Quarter and Cedar Island ferries dock. The innkeepers serve a full buffet breakfast in the morning and an afternoon snack. B&B guests also have access to a custom-made pool table, complimentary bicycles, an outdoor pool, and a poolhouse with sauna and steam showers.

The other accommodation on the property is the Castle Villas. They have 1, 2, and 3 bedroom suites and studio bedrooms. These do not include breakfast but have their own kitchen or kitchenette. Villa guests also have access to the bicycles and pool area.

Also on site is the Deep Blue Day Spa. Amy Borland Hilton, massage therapist, offers therapeutic bodywork, body treatments, facials, and Deep Blue Indulgences.

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