The Pack House Inn
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The Pack House Inn in Edenton, North Carolina is a gracious bed and breakfast inn located a short walk to the historic Edenton downtown and waterfront. The Pack House was recently featured in Albemarle Magazine.
The award winning Pack House Inn consists of three restored buildings. Rooms 1-8 are in The Proprietor's. Rooms 14-21 are in The Pack House. Rooms 22-23 are in The Tillie Bond Cottage, which is pet friendly. The Pack House Inn is located in the historic district, within walking distance to the waterfront. The Innkeeper's Giuliano Giannone and Michael Scalpi are the National 2011 Innkeepers of the year.
Room Rate includes: 3-course breakfast plus 24 hour access to guest kitchen to a variety of snacks and beverages. A complimentary split of wine is in your room upon arrival. Cheese and crackers are offeredbetween 5pm-7pm.
The 3-course breakfast is served between 8 am - 9:30am. Guests enjoy breakfast served in the Tillie Bond Dining rooms. Gluten free and vegetarian selections are also available, upon booking.
The Pack House Inn is ideal for leisure travelers, romantic couples, family reunions, corporate functions, and weddings. We look forward to making your stay ... excellent!
The Pack House
The Pack House Inn combines the ambiance of yesteryear with the comfort and amenities of today. Edenton's The Pack House Inn, built in 1915 was originally a Tobacco Packing House at the 1785 Strawberry Hill Plantation. In 1987 it was cut in half and moved to Edenton, to its present location. Restored and converted into an eight bedroom inn by Arch and Jane Edwards, founders of the well known Lord's Proprietor's Inn. It was completely remodeled in the fall of 2009. This two-story Edenton B & B is one of North Carolina's best examples of a Tobacco Packing House architecture - one of a few still in existence. The Pack House Inn, White Bond House and Tillie Bond Cottage are all on the NC Historic Register.
The Pack House offers eight spacious corner guest rooms and features a huge parlor with two coal burning fireplaces, rustic pine plank flooring, an overlooking balcony, and the largest front porch in town supported with Tuscan Columns. We have a state of the art Geo-thermal Heating and Cooling system.
A variety of fine antique decor and artifacts are featured throughout the Inn, including works of art by several local artists such as Jane Perry, Robin Sams, Sally Porter and Erskine Spruill. All of the beds and armories are hand crafted by Master Craftsman Benjamin Hobbs, of Hertford, NC.
The guest rooms feature pillow top mattresses, pressed linen, choice of pillows, spacious sitting areas, desk with phone, wireless Internet, Cable TV/DVD housed in armories, luggage racks, alarm clock, ironing board, iron, hairdryers and spa robes. Each guest room has a private 200 sq ft bathroom with separate shower and tub. Bathrooms are stocked with eco-friendly, natural green amenities. Roman blackout shades allow a peaceful nights sleep.
The Proprietor's at The Pack House Inn is an exceptional circa 1900 Grand Victorian Mansion; with the style and tradition of times gone by where you will find comfort, beauty and timeless elegance. One of four homes to be built with Edenton Brick. Located at 300 North Broad Street in the Edenton historic district. The home was built for the White and Bond families. There are eight guest rooms in this building. The entrance foyer has victorian fret wood work, the rooms are furnished with period antiques and artwork, working fireplaces, central heating and air conditioning. The wrap around porch is a great place to sip on some homemade lemonade.
Renovated in the winter of 2010. Opened on March 27, 2011. The Spacious guest rooms have 12 foot ceilings. The parlor is a great place to enjoy a good book or conversation. The main dining room can also be used as a conference room. There is a 24 hour guest kitchen to snacks & beverages. The bedrooms feature pillowtop mattresses, poster beds, pressed linens, choice of pillows, wireless internet, fireplaces, private baths and comfortable seating. Flat screen TV/DVD. The bathrooms are stocked with eco-friendly, natural green amenities, resort towels and spa robes. Hairdryers, iron, ironing board, luggage racks and alarm clock. Silk blackout draperies allow a peaceful nights sleep.
The Tillie Bond Cottage
Our newest addition to The Pack House family is The Tillie Bond Cottage, circa 1879. Once the personal residence of Tillie Bond, who owned Edenton's famed Cupola House, The Tillie Bond Cottage features Room Twenty-two, which was Tillie's own bedroom.And Room Twenty-three, both of these rooms are the only pet friendly rooms at the Inn. Guests enjoy breakfast served in the library dining room or the main dining room in the cottage. Breakfast consists of a 3-course gourmet meal. The menu changes daily. Your breakfast begins with choice of coffee or tea, juice, fresh fruit cup followed by the main entree and side dish. Some selections we have are Eggs Benedict, Blueberry pancakes, egg souffles, egg strata, egg omelets, Belgian waffles, home fries, southern grits, stuffed french toast. The meal concludes with dessert of the day. Gluten free, and vegetarian selections are also available. (Pet friendly rooms - #22 and #23)
Edenton's The Pack House Inn, offers guests a wide range of guest services ... including trip planning. The Inn is located in a quiet, historic residential neighborhood walking distance to downtown shops, eateries and the Edenton Bay. Here are some suggestions for enjoying your time in Edenton.
Edenton was the original Colonial capital of North Carolina and is known as the "South's Prettiest Little Town". History comes alive in Edenton. One can spend hours in the extensive historic district and then go on to visit our two National Historic Landmarks. There are quite a number of lavish homes to view ... each offering a unique architectural style. Our downtown district offers style and diversity with wonderful opportunities to shop and dine.
Edenton was named a top destination by the National Trust for Historic Preservation: "Edenton was home to a signer of the Declaration of Independence - but it was women who put the town on the map.
In 1774, Penelope Barker,whose residence is open today to visitors, organized the Edenton Tea Party, the earliest known example of political action by women in the American colonies.
Almost a century later, Edenton native Harriet Jacobs wrote Incidents in the Life of a Slave Girl, which has been reprinted in more than 20 languages.
A stroll through the town's historic district provides ample opportunity to soak up three centuries of architecture, including a 1767 Courthouse and the 1750 Cupola House, both among the nation's finest Georgian buildings.
National Trust Providence Burial Ground, which dates back to the 19th century, is one of 11 stops on a newly developed walking tour of significant African-American historic sites, while waterfront parks and a canoe and kayak trail help visitors explore beautiful Albemarle Sound. Children love Edenton's National Fish Hatchery where an aquarium, exhibits and fishing ponds provide hours of fun, and kids of all ages can take part in the national pastime by rooting for the home team at historic Hicks Field, which boasts the oldest remaining wooden grandstand in the state."
We are happy to help you with reservations or other details for your visit to Edenton, NC.
1767 Chowan County Courthouse
Edenton Cotton Mill
Historic Edenton State Historic Site
Iredell House Homesite, 1800/1827
J. Robert Hendrix Park & Cannon's Ferry Heritage River Walk
Register of Deeds Office
Directions from Washington, D.C.
Take 495 South out of the city to 95 South. You will stay on 95 until you are just north of Richmond, Virginia, and then bypass Richmond on 295 South. Stay on 295 South to just below Petersburg, Virginia where you will pick up 460 East to Suffolk, Virginia. At Suffolk, you will leave 460 and continue straight ahead through downtown watching for 32 South. Follow 32 South into Edenton. At the fourth stop light you come to in Edenton, turn right on 32 South (Broad Street). Continue approximately 3 or 4 blocks and turn left onto East Albemarle Street.
Directions from Norfolk, Virginia (From the Airport)
Take 64 East to Exit 291-B (sign says 17 South to Elizabeth City). Follow 17 through Elizabeth City, NC and through Hertford, NC. The next town after Hertford is Edenton. Continue on 17 South to the Route 32 Exit. At the exit, you will be turning left onto 32 South. Proceed to the fourth traffic light, and turn right onto 32 South (Broad Street). Continue 3 or 4 blocks and then watch for the Lords Proprietors' Inn on your left. Turn left onto East Albemarle Street..
Directions from Raleigh, North Carolina
Take 64 East toward Rocky Mount. Continue to the town of Williamston, and follow Route 17 North. Before getting to Edenton, you will cross over the Chowan River. After crossing the river, take your first Edenton Exit (Route 17 Business). Continue on Route 17 Business for three miles into Edenton. At the 2nd traffic light, turn left onto Broad Street. Continue through the next traffic light, and then take your 2nd right onto East Albemarle Street..
Directions from Atlanta, Georgia
Take I-20 East to I-95 North. Follow I-95 North for several hours to Rocky Mount, NC. At Rocky Mount take 64 East to the town of Williamston. In Williamston, follow 17 North. Before getting to Edenton, you will cross over the Chowan River. After crossing the river, take your first Edenton Exit (Route 17 Business). Continue on Route 17 Business for three miles into Edenton. At the 2nd traffic light, turn left onto Broad Street. Continue through the next traffic light, and then take your 2nd right onto East Albemarle Street.