Taylor House Inn Bed & Breakfast
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Innkeepers Scott and Karen Clark have created a peaceful haven for guests to explore the Cape Fear Coast. Located in Wilmington's Historic District, the Taylor House Inn is a comfortable, romantic, turn-of-the century house built in 1905 by local merchant, John Allen Taylor.
This Neo-Classic Revival's unassuming exterior conceals an interior of surprising grandeur. The Taylor House features high ceilings, a magnificient open staircase, rich oak woodwork, parquet floors, ten fireplaces and brilliant stained glass windows.
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As the sun sets on this historic city, cool breezes, rocking chairs and porch swings await guests of the Taylor House Inn. Two lovely parlors offer a comfortable and elegant setting where guests can read, converse, sip sherry and listen to music.
Luxury greets guests in the five guest rooms, each with a private bath. Fine linens, carefully selected mattresses, central air conditioning and ceiling fans provide excellent sleeping comfort.
The quietly elegant dining room, with its fine china, crystal and lace curtained windows, set a gracious tone for the coming day in Wilmington. A full gourmet breakfast is served by candlelight, starting with seasonal fruits topped with yogurt, dried cranberries and granola. Savory entrees of french toast with Grand Marnier and peaches; sun-dried tomato and basil frittata; or lighter than air blueberry pancakes are served to start your day. Freshly baked muffins, gourmet coffees, assorted teas and blended fruit juice accompany your breakfast delights.
Lazy days can be filled with shopping for antiques; touring the historic district by horse drawn carriages, strolling along the river front with its many fine restaurants and boutiques; or visiting Wilmington's wonderful museums. Guests who want to explore the Cape Fear Coast can find beautiful beaches only minutes away.
Scott and Karen's warm hospitable charm; their attention to detail and their little extras all blend to create a memorable retreat.
Taylor House Inn is located at 14 North Seventh Street just off U.S. 17 & 74.
Travelers are always looking for memorable and relaxing experiences. Let’s discover more through the words of our innkeepers. Many thanks to Scott Clark for sharing his own secrets with BBOnline.com! Why do most travelers stay at your inn?
Most of our guests come to get away from their everyday routine and to relax and enjoy themselves. There is the beach, the Historic downtown that people like to visit and enjoy. We are a destination Inn to get away from the kids, the job, the television and your everyday routine.
What are you best known for? What makes your inn unique? What do you love most about your inn?
What we like the most about our Inn is that it is an old Historic home in the downtown Historic district. All the original wood and light fixtures are all intact. It is an elegant but comfortable home with a great front porch overlooking the quiet brick paved residential street.
If someone has never been to your city, what is the #1 reason to come visit?
Most guests come for the beach; a mere nine miles away, or the Historic downtown; theatre, restaurants, clubs, art galleries, the river walk, and historic homes.
What’s the best compliment you have ever received about the inn?
Most of our guests are amazed at how quiet and peaceful the house is.
What’s the best kept secret about the area?
Wrightsville Beach in September and October; no crowds, no traffic and no humidity.
If a traveler is staying at your inn for 4 nights, what should he/she do in the area?
A four-night stay, would include the three beaches; Wrightsville, Carolina Beach and Kure Beach at Fort Fisher, our wonderful Historic downtown and a wonderful day trip to Southport and Bald Head Island, a mere 30 miles south of downtown Wilmington.
Is there anything within walking distance of your inn?
We are within walking distance to The Bellamy Mansion, The Latimer House, The Burgwin-Wright House, The Cape Fear Museum, the Cape Fear River walk, all kinds of eateries; fine dining and casual, art galleries, coffee shops, tourist shops, live theatre houses, the horse and carriage rides, the trolley tour, The US Carolina Battleship and all kinds of walking tours.
What is your favorite restaurant/food in the area?
We like the Caprice Bistro, which is a French establishment a mere five blocks away.
Any good area guides/websites that travelers could reference? How many rooms does your inn have?
We have a total of five bedrooms and private bathrooms.
Do you accept pets?
We do not take pets here at The Taylor House Inn Bed and Breakfast.