Turn of the Century Victorian Bed & Breakfast

529 South Fulton Street, Salisbury, North Carolina 28144
Innkeeper(s): Karen Windate
  • Introduction

    Welcome to Turn of the Century Victorian Bed and Breakfast, in Salisbury's West Square Historic District. We invite you to join us for a gracious mix of 1905 hospitality and the comforts of this elegant home.

    Whether relaxing, exploring our rich history and heritage, Turn of the Century provides the perfect home away from home. You will find us located just west of I-85.

    Turn of the Century Victorian Bed & Breakfast is the proud recipient of a 2001 Preservation North Carolina Award of Merit for the significant restoration of the house.

    A short stroll from our inviting front porch, guests can enjoy museums, restaurants, antiques and the charms of Salisbury's historic downtown.

    History awaits you around every corner as you walk through our historic neighborhoods: you may choose to stop and visit the Rowan Public Library, with its renowned genealogy collections or to explore Hall House or the National Cemetery.

    Just a short distance from Salisbury, you can enjoy the North Carolina State Transportation Museum at Historic Spencer Shops, beautiful parks and recreation areas and much more.

    Nearby, you can also enjoy activities as diverse as the High Point Furniture Market and Lowe's Motor Speedway.

    Our History...

    Built in 1905 as a private residence, the Heilig-Dees home was one of the finest examples of late Victorian architecture in this part of the West Square National Register Historic District.

    The home was purchased in December of 1997 by Karen Windate of Atlanta and underwent a painstaking two-year historic restoration. This is the second home that Karen has lovingly restored to its original splendor, the first being an 1890s Victorian in the National Register Historic District located in Madison, GA.

    The current restoration of the Heilig Dees home has won critical praise by historic preservation community, the City of Salisbury and Turn of the Century's pampered guests.

    In January of 2000, the Salisbury Community Appearance Commission recognized Karen for her contributions to the City by honoring Turn of the Century as the 1998-99 Building Restoration Award winner.

    Inside the Inn...

    Guests are invited through a magnificent leaded beveled glass entry featuring copper wheel engraved double-doors into an inviting foyer and parlor furnished with period antiques.

    The parlor, with its inviting fireplace, complete with the original marble mantelpiece, offers a charming place for guests to relax and visit.

    All guests are invited to enjoy the first floor parlor and the second floor sitting area (pictured left), with television, books and board games.

    Your stay includes a full gourmet breakfast elegantly served in our large formal dining room; we invite you to relax and enjoy your coffee or tea on our lovely wrap-around porch.

    Complimentary High Speed Wireless internet access is available throughout the inn.

    The elegantly restored, circa 1905 historic home, offers three guest rooms each with private baths and an exceptional two room suite, consisting of a large bedroom, private bath and private sitting room/office.

    The three bedrooms and two-room suite are on the second level, reached by ascending the completely hand-rebuilt stairway, architecturally designed and created to match the style and grace that are prevalent throughout the home.

    Whether for a romantic getaway, a comfortable business trip or a memorable stay while attending some of the many wonderful events in and around Salisbury...

    ... we look forward to having you as our guests!

    Turn of the Century Victorian Bed & Breakfast is a member of the
    North Carolina Bed & Breakfasts and Inns Association

  • Comments from our Guests

    "Our stay at Turn of the Century was the highlight of our vacation." Tampa, FL

    "Your bed and breakfast is lovely from the décor to the architecture. You have managed to combine the intimacy and the personality that only a bed and breakfast can offer with incredible customer service." Gastonia, NC

    "We would like to thank you for making our Salisbury visit so wonderful. Your home is beautiful and you really made us feel welcome and comfortable." Raleigh, NC

    "(Karen Windate)...preserved a rich example of Salisbury residential history while providing a charming alternative for overnight lodging." Salisbury Community Appearance Commission Judges, Jan. 2000

    "Traveling for business can sometimes be mundane and taxing, but a stay at your B&B was unique and relaxing and I found myself more productive." Atlanta, GA

    "Thanks so much for your wonderful hospitality. We enjoyed our stay so much." Chapel Hill, NC

  • Things To Do

    Bicycling Rowan County
    Address: 204 E Innes Street, Salisbury, NC 28144
    Toll-Free: 800-332-2343

    Stop by the Rowan County Convention & Visitors Bureau and pick up the Bicycling Rowan County Map that details the bicycle route system with five numbered routes and a system of unsigned connectors. This 226-mile system links cities, towns, points of interest and recreational areas via the more lightly traveled roads favored by local bicyclists. This is a great way to explore Rowan County.

    Dan Nicholas Park

    Address: 6800 Bringle Ferry Road, Salisbury, NC 28146
    Phone: 704-216-7800
    Toll-Free: 866-767-2757
    Description: 425-acre park located 8 miles southeast of Salisbury. Offers a 10-acre lake for paddle boating and fishing, Rowan Wildlife Adventures, tennis courts, picnic shelters, Hurley Family Water Plaza, playground, volleyball, horseshoes, ball fields, miniature golf, carousel, gem mining, fresh water aquarium and miniature train ride for children. The 80 site family campground is open all year round. Outdoor theater.


    Dunn's Mountain Park

    Address: 1740 Dunns Mountain Rd., Salisbury, NC 28146

    With a donation from Friends of the Mountain and a Parks and Recreation Trust Fund Grant and generosity of the Land Trust For Central North Carolina, this property is the newest Rowan County Park.
    Days of Operation and Times December, January, February - 1 weekend per month, will advertise when - Saturday 11 to 4 PM and Sunday 12:30 to 4 PM
    March - 2 weekends per month, will advertise when - Saturday 11 to 6 PM and Sunday 12:30 to 6 PM
    April and May Friday - Saturday 11 to 7 PM - Sunday 12:30 to 7 PM June, July, August - Wednesday – Saturday 11 to 8 PM - Sunday 12:30 to 8 PM September - Friday – Saturday 11 to 7 PM - Sunday 12:30 to 7 PM October, November - Friday – Saturday 11 to 5 PM - Sunday 12:30 to 5 PM
    Transportation to the top of mountain is available Saturday and Sunday only during operating hours.
    Eagle Point Nature Preserve

    Address: 665 Black Road, Salisbury, NC 28147
    Phone: 704-636-2089
    Toll-Free: 866-767-2757
    Description: Two hundred acre natural area on remote part of High Rock Lake. Visitors can hike 4.5 miles of trails to vistas of the lake and wildlife observation points. Self-introspective nature trails, old home sites, seasonal canoe access, and fishing from the shore.  www.co.rowan.nc.us
    Gold Hill Mines Historic Park
    Address: Bringle Ferry Road, Salisbury, NC 28147
    Toll-Free: 800-332-2343
    Description: A 15,000-acre reservoir on the Yadkin River featuring excellent boating and fishing opportunities. For information about hunting and fishing regulations and licensing, contact the NC Wildlife Dept. at 919-662-4381. Public boat ramps are located at Smiley's Tamarac Marina (Fee) and at Wildlife Access, by the Second Creek bridge on Bringle Ferry Road.

  • How To Find Us

    • From I-85 take exit 76B, proceed through downtown Salisbury.
    • After you cross Main Street, make a left at the third traffic light onto South Fulton Street.
    • The Inn is at the end of the 5th block on the corner of South Fulton & Marsh Street.
    • Turn left onto Marsh Street; guest parking is located behind the house.