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Fuquay Mineral Spring Inn & Garden

333 South Main Street, Fuquay-Varina, North Carolina 27526
Innkeeper(s): John & Patty Byrne
  • Introduction

    Fuquay Inn

    The Colonial Revival Bed and Breakfast is located in the Fuquay-Varina, North Carolina in the Fuquay Springs National Register Historic District directly across the street from the Historic Fuquay Mineral Spring Park.

    Innkeepers and owners, John (Mayor of Fuquay-Varina) and Patty Byrne (English Professor at Campbell University), welcome you to the Fuquay Mineral Spring Inn & Garden after two years of detailed restoration.

    Located in Historic Fuquay-Varina, convenient to Raleigh, Chapel Hill, Cary, Durham, and Fayetteville.

    The Main Parlor will host a crowd of thirty easily. The crafted brass chandelier, fashioned in 1927, accents the fluted Doric columns. This formal room offers an area for cards or chess or some social conversations with other guest. The stairway offers a picturesque site for brides and bridesmaids and other formal gatherings. During the winter months the fireplace will add to the warmth of the formal room.

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  • About Our Inn

    The common area

    The Main Parlor

    The Main Parlor will host a crowd of thirty easily. The crafted brass chandelier, fashioned in 1927, accents the fluted Doric columns. This formal room offers an area for cards or chess or some social conversations with other guest. The stairway offers a picturesque site for brides and bridesmaids and other formal gatherings. During the winter months the fireplace will add to the warmth of the formal room.

    Dining Room

    The Dining Room is used for serving breakfast. The formal table serves twelve, and the room will host other seating for three or four, for larger groups. The formal ambiance is enriched with the French crystal chandelier and the lighted mahogany china cabinet. The adjacent library can also be used for dining if a large crowd is present.


    The Library can seat ten for a formal meal and is accentuated with an Italian inlaid mahogany clock that chimes every quarter of an hour. Other mementos of The New York Yankees and collectible art can be viewed in the library. This room can also be used as a quiet retreat from the business day for reading or internet research.

    Sun Room

    The Sun room will be the sign-in location for all guests. This cheery room, offering views of the side garden, gazebo and the Mineral Spring, can be used for extended parties in the library. A large screen TV is available for guests. Collectible art is also on display in this room. The porch off the sun room, offers a casual outdoors breakfast spot for two or three.

  • Breakfast

    Breakfast will be served in the Main Dining Room each morning from 7 to 9 a.m. Coffee or Tea is followed by juice and a fresh fruit plate. The traditional southern breakfast will be your delight or hot cracked cereal with apples, pecans, and raisins is and option.

    Let us know if you need a special diet, and we will do our best to accommodate. Breads and muffins are home-made.

  • Cooking Classes at the Inn

    The upcoming classes will be taught by Chef Abel and Chef Nick from Bellini's Italian Restaurant in Fuquay-Varina.

    Each class will discuss healthy cooking tips for each dish and in general what one can do to cook healthier each day.

    • Wednesday's 6:00 PM to 8:00 PM
    • Cost: $34
    • You must register in advance
    • Fees are non-refundable
    • Maximum of 10 people per class
    • Side dishes served to complement main dishes

    Please visit our website for a full schedule of cooking class offerings.

  • Weddings & Events

    The Gazebo acts like a chapel back drop at most wedding which allows the event to commune with nature and the natural world. The gazebo is a well-known place for wedding pictures. A beautiful Magnolia tree is located in front of the Inn and makes another picturesque photo opportunity. A year-round flower bed faces the gazebo, offering blooms during every season. The side stone patio offers warm winter relaxing. In the warmth of the solar heated stones, a guest can watch the birds feed and enjoy the blooms of seasonal flowers. A bench and Andiron chairs remind one of the slower pace of days gone by.

    Weddings are regular events in the Gardens of the Inn during the spring, summer, and fall. The Fuquay Mineral Spring Inn and Garden has Beer and Wine Permits and offers draft beer and wine to the guests. We work with many local musicians and photographers who provide excellent service. We would forward to working with you to arrange your special day.

    Events Hosted by Fuquay Mineral Spring Inn & Garden

    • Investment Seminar
    • Wine and Beer Tasting
    • Chocolate Tasting
    • Yoga in the Park
    • Easter Egg Hunt

    Please call for more information about our events!

  • Gardens

    The Fuquay Mineral Spring Inn and Garden has a traditional landscaping and gardens that complete the historic colonial revival inn.

    This unique site offers a classical southern garden with mature azaleas and camellias, a majestic Southern Magnolia, crepe myrtles, cannas lilies, wisteria, four o’clocks, and Elizabethan lace capped hydrangea, roses, potted geraniums and many other typical southern plantings. The graceful gazebo offers a cool spot to enjoy. The splashing sounds of the featured fountain whisper of stories from the past.

    This local landmark inn and garden feature the landscaping of the 1920’s as designed by original owners, the Cozarts. Pauline Cozart developed this Southern garden establishing Formosa azaleas, various camellias, and one of the largest redbud trees in Wake County. Complementary garden art can be enjoyed through all seasons of the year. This garden is recognized as a national Wildlife Habitat. The plantings attract birds and butterflies especially in the early spring and late summer.

    The inn has labeled featured plants with name plates, having both common and scientific names, helping visitors to enjoy a leisurely self-guided tour.

  • Baseball Memorabilia

    John's father Tommy Byrne played with the New York Yankees during the 1940's and 1950's, the Joe DiMaggio and Mickey Mantle era of baseball.

    The Inn is full of memorabilia from this period of baseball. With pictures and books, one can see and read about one of the best sports teams in history.

    Tommy Byrne made the All-Star Team in 1950 and led the American League in pitching in 1955 (16-5). Many of Byrne's baseball stories have been passed down over the years and are quite enjoyable.

    Baseballs and trading cards are also part of this collection of the golden age of baseball. John wears each day the 1950 World Series Ring his father has given him.

  • About The Area

    The Fuquay Mineral Spring was discovered in the Spring of 1858 by Davey Crocket Fuquay and Stephen Fuquay while plowing on their father's farm.

    The Mineral Spring was believed to have healing powers and visitors came from far and wide to partake of the mineral waters. Hotels and Resort Business developed around the Spring and in the first part of the nineteenth century it was a very popular place to vacation and relax.

    The nearby homes and the hotels were owned by many of the community's doctors and businessmen who believed the water was good for whatever cure one would need. Some families still come to drink the water from the Spring today keeping the old tradition alive.

    The same year 1858 in Lourdes, France, Saint Bernadette discovered the healing waters from a spring on the other side of the Atlantic Ocean. The Catholic Church in Fuquay-Varina bears the name of Saint Bernadette and is located nearby.

    The Fuquay Mineral Spring is part of the Fuquay Springs Historic District and is listed on the National Register of Historic Places. A visit to the Town's Historic Park is just across the street and is a must when one stays at the Fuquay Mineral Spring Inn.

    • Fuquay Mineral Spring
    • Art Galleries
    • Exploris (Raleigh)
    • North Carolina Museum of Art (Raleigh)
    • Raven Rock State Park
    • Hiking
    • Scenic Indian Trail
    • Cape Fear River
    • Carolina Hurricanes (Professional Hockey Team)
    • North Carolina Zoo (Ashboro)
    • Artsplosure (Raleigh)
    • North Carolina Symphony (Cary)
    • Regency Park (Cary)
    • Alltel Pavilion
    • Chatham Hill Winery
    • Carolina Brewing Company
  • Guests Comments

    "It was a special treat to eat at the big table. Great House and Great Host."

    Dr. and Mrs. Wiley Simon Cozart III

    Grandson of the Original Owner: Brevard, NC

    "Great Experience, wonderful Inn. Love the antiques and hospitality."

    Robert Dollar

    Stephenville, Newfoundland, Canada

    "You were the kindest and most charming of hosts we loved our room."

    Steve and Susan Brobeck

    Washington, DC

    "So peaceful thank-you."

    Brad & Beth Williamson

    Louisville KY

    "Thank you so much for your hospitality this graduation weekend."

    Dave & Marylyn Templin

    Charlotte, NC

    "We had such a relaxing and great time. We will be back!"

    Lucia Ponticiello & Wynn Trinh

    Oak Park, IL

    "A beautiful and relaxing visit to my ancestral hometown."

    John V. Fuquay

    Leon, W V

    "I love the Inn, Thanks so much for being so gracious."

    Patsy Horton Wagner

    High Point, NC

    "Wonderful stay, I will be back."

    Becky Wood

    Lexington, S C

    "Perfect . A Wonderful Wedding. Thank-you so much John & Patty."

    Eric & Debra Rhinehalt

    Power Springs, GA

    "Both company and B & B were great."

    Terry Isaac

    Salem, OR


    Will & Claudia Bullas

    San Francisco, CA

    "Our stay was an A+ experience ! Thanks for the hospitality."

    Lamar & Juliana Buckelen

    Milwaukee, OR

    "This was the best vacation of my life. John & Patty are the most gracious Hosts I've encountered."

    Mitch Hubbard

    Los Angeles, CA

    "Thank-you for the best weekend of my life."
    Sherry Tweedy

    Conover, North Carolina

    "Thanks so much for the wonderful stay hope to see you soon."

    William S. Phillips (Bill)

    Ashland, OR

    "What a wonderful place for any Yankee Fan to stay !! Thank-you so much for everything."

    Tom Bleakly

    Cary, NC

    "Had the best time once again."

    Libby Bright

    Canberra. Australia

    "Superlative hosts, Superlative Inn, Superlative experience, Revitalizing & Renewing."

    Jeff Karlin

    McLean, VA