Ivy Bed and Breakfast
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The Ivy is an elegant bed and breakfast establishment in the historic district of Warrenton, North Carolina. The inn is located near Lake Gaston and the Kerr Lake reservoir--a few miles from From I-85 and I-95, and a short drive from Richmond, Virginia and Raleigh, North Carolina. The Ivy Bed and Breakfast is just a leisurely stroll to quaint downtown antique and specialty shops, Hardware Café, historic churches and the courthouse square on Main Street, USA.
Guest rooms are named after the ladies of the house who lived here during its history. All rooms feature queen-sized beds, beautiful heart pine floors, lovely window treatments and interesting antiques. The Ivy has four bedrooms and three baths.
Features include fireplaces, heart pine floors, lots of stained glass, antiques, and lovely Waverly window and bed treatments. Equipped with modern conveniences without losing its charm and character, the 1903 Queen Anne home has undergone an extensive restoration.
Cuisine ranges from Stuffed French Toast, Waffles Banana Foster to Sausage Gravy and Biscuits. The Ivy is everything you ever wanted in a bed and breakfast in a historic town full of ante bellum homes, low-priced real estate, antique shops, a real Main Street, and wonderful people. We also offer a variety of special packages including Cajun cooking weekends and Lovers Retreats.
Guest rooms have queen-size beds, clock radios, air conditioning, cable television and wireless high speed internet access. Amenities in select rooms are an oversize bath tub with Jacuzzi jets, ceiling fan, canopy bed and a DVD player.
Enjoy the many different area activities or relax close to home. Rock on our beautiful wrap-a-round front porch or sit by the fireplace and read a good book from our library. If you have musical talent, you might enjoy playing our antique grand piano in the Carter Williams Parlour.
Coffee & Refreshments
All guests can enjoy early morning coffee served in the Dining Room or prepare yourself.
For the romantic, plan a quaint and unique wedding or renew your vows for an anniversary. The Wedding Night Special Package or Lover's Retreat Package are great ways to celebrate a marriage or anniversary. Give the one you love a gift certificate to celebrate your love.
In addition to the quaint guest rooms, The Ivy has many other interesting and quiet corners to enjoy. A large wraparound porch with several wicker conversation and dining areas, rocking chairs, ceiling fans, and a round portico entrance.
The Carter Williams Parlour is named after the first owner of the house and is a wonderful area to relax by the fireplace, listen to music, visit or read a good book. Guests are invited to play the baby grand piano. A large and elegant room with an enormous table, a glorious oriental rug, stunning window treatments and a fireplace for chilly mornings. A charming outbuilding is named after Miss Angie Peete, the maid and cook for the house for decades.
Your Hosts at The Ivy Bed and Breakfast
Jerry and Ellen Roth are the Ivy's innkeepers. At The Ivy our goal is to make new friends and treat you better than any place you have ever stayed. Because we only have four rooms, all of our attention will be lavished on you! We love pampering our guests and making them feel at home!
The Town of Warrenton, North Carolina
Time has stood still for over 200 years in Warrenton, a small town in North Carolina. Its rich revolutionary and antebellum history is nearly perfectly preserved and many of the magnificent mansions have been beautifully restored. Others beckon for attention to those who love the past. With many sensitive restoration projects in process, Warrenton is rapidly becoming an important art and antique center, attracting retirees and professionals from all over the country.
Stroll on a walking tour along historic paths and savor gracious Southern living of a by-gone era. Within a short drive you will find many more wonderful plantation homes.
In the Area
Gaston and Kerr Lakes ~ National/State Parks ~ Boating ~ Picnic Areas
Fishing ~ Auctions ~ Sailing ~ Equestrian Center ~ Excellent Golf Courses
Genealogy Research ~ Historical Walking Tours ~ Gourmet/Fine Dining
Performing Theater ~ Antique Shops ~ Art Galleries ~ Horseback riding
Well behaved children with responsible parents are always welcome at The Ivy. Ellen's special pancakes are always a hit with the little ones.
Type: Overview Amenities Activities Rooms Weddings
Located near Lake Gaston and the Kerr Lake reservoir--a few miles from I-85 and I-95, and a short drive from Richmond, VA and Raleigh, NC. The Geographic Region is Piedmont. The location is best described as Small town. The nearby city is Raleigh (55 miles). Nearest major airport is Raleigh, NC (RDU-Raleigh Durham Intl.) (66 miles)
From RDU-Raleigh Durham Airport
Follow exit signs to I-540 North. Take I-540 North to the US-1/Capital Blvd. Exit. Go North on US-1. Continue beyond the Henderson exits to the Warrenton Road exit. Turn right at the exit. Proceed less than a mile and bear right on NC 1001 until you reach Warrenton (about 12 miles). Turn left on Main Street. Proceed through the business district. The Ivy is located on the left just beyond the Warrenton Presbyterian Church. Park in the circular drive when you arrive. (This route is not recommended during morn )
From Raleigh via US 1
Go North on US-1/ Capital Blvd. Continue beyond the Henderson exits to the Warrenton Rd. exit (the exit after US 39). Turn right at the exit. Proceed less than a mile and bear right on NC 1001 until you reach Warrenton (about 12 miles). Turn left onto Main Street and proceed through the business district. The Ivy is located on the left just beyond the Warrenton Presbyterian Church.
From I-85 South
Exit at the Oine Road Exit (exit 229). Go left on Oine Road 3.3 miles to US 1. Turn left onto US 1 and proceed 0.4 miles to the traffic light in Norlina. Turn right onto US 158 East/401 South. Veer right onto 158 Business/401 South (1.1 miles). Turn left at the next traffic light (North Main Street). The Ivy is located on the left just beyond the Warrenton Presbyterian Church. (Approximately 10-12 minutes.)
From I-85 North
Take I-85 North to Exit 223 (Manson Rd). Turn right at the exit. Go 0.7 mile to US 1/US 158 and turn left to the traffic light in Norlina. Turn right at the traffic light in Norlina. Follow US 158 to the “Y” of US 158 Bypass and US 158 Business. Bear right on US 158 Business to Warrenton. Turn left at Main Street. The Ivy is the third house on the left just beyond the Warrenton Presbyterian Church. There is a sign out front. Park in the circular drive when you arrive. (Approximately 15 minutes.)
From I-95 South
Take exit 173 at Roanoke Rapids. Follow US 158 West and Business 158 to Warrenton. Turn right onto North Main Street. Proceed through the business district. The Ivy is located .03 miles on the left, just beyond the Warrenton Presbyterian Church. (Approximately 45 minutes.)
From I-95 North
Exit at Highway NC 43 (exit 141 in the Rocky Mount area). Follow NC 43 North to the junction of NC 43 and NC 58. Go right 4 miles to the junction of US 158 Business. Turn left onto US 158 Business (in front of the Armory) 0.7 miles to Main Street. Turn right onto North Main Street. Proceed through the business district. The Ivy is located .03 miles on the left, just beyond the Warrenton Presbyterian Church.(Approximately 40 minutes.)