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Morehead Manor Bed and Breakfast in Durham, NC

Morehead Manor Bed and Breakfast in Durham, NC

Specialties

Morehead Manor Bed & Breakfast offers elegant accommodations for business travel, vacation getaways or romantic weekends.  We offer four spacious guest rooms with private baths and amenities that guarantee comfort, relaxation and rejuvenation.  Guest can spend their afternoon listening to music, sipping tea or enjoying a good book in any of the Manor's common areas.  We serve complimentary beverages, scrumptious home made desserts and a full breakfast each morning.  The Manor is also available for corporate meetings & intimate special events.

Located in Historic Morehead Hills, Morehead Manor is just moments away from Duke and North Carolina Central Universities, RDU International Airport, Research Triangle Park, Raleigh, Chapel Hill and other area attractions.  The Inn is within walking distance to Downtown, Brightleaf Square, the American Tobacco Campus, the Durham Bulls Athletic Park, the Durham Performing Arts Center (DPAC), the Durham Transportation Center & the Amtrak Station

History

Established in 1997.

The Colonial Revival Styled Mansion was originally built by James Cobb in 1915, the Manor is on the Historic Register as the Toms-Cobb House.  The Toms- Cobb House remained a private residence until it was purchased & renovated by Monica & Daniel Edwards in 1997 when it opened as Morehead Manor Bed & Breakfast.

 

Company Info:

Rating: 5.00

Address: 914 Vickers Ave, Durham, NC, 27701
  • Mon: 8:00 am - 9:00 pm
  • Tue: 8:00 am - 9:00 pm
  • Wed: 8:00 am - 9:00 pm
  • Thu: 8:00 am - 9:00 pm
  • Fri: 8:00 am - 9:00 pm
  • Sat: 8:00 am - 9:00 pm
  • Sun: 8:00 am - 9:00 pm

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Comments (6):

1. L. S.
I loved our stay at the Morehead Manor! We went for a three-day holiday weekend, and had a very relaxing, pleasant experience. The pictures of the Manor don't do it justice. The first floor is beautifully decorated with lots of history and charm. The owners run a very professional B&B and seemed to have thought of everything. Monica primarily runs the place, and her husband Daniel is a local police officer who pops in and out. Monica made great breakfasts - something different every day - and would chat with us in the morning. She'd give us advice on where to go if we asked, and was around whenever we needed help. The owners were also very accomodating that we needed a very late arrival the night we checked in.

We stayed in the Jasmine room, which was charming and had everything we needed. I would have liked to stay in a room with a king sized bed, but those were already checked out. Because the house is old, once or twice the fuse blew while we were blowdrying hair, but the fuse was always fixed quickly. Perhaps a powersurge protector attached to the outlets would have helped, but that is my only suggestion for improving the experience.

In short, I highly recommend staying here. The owners are very professional and personable, and keep the Manor in great condition. We also really liked the location, which gave us easy access to downtown and the highway.

14/04/13 | Link | Rating: 5.0
2. Bubbles LaTour L.
Morehead Manor is a fine place to stay while in Durham.  It is in an excellent location, not far from downtown.  The innkeepers are fine folks and Monica Edwards is a most excellent cook and hostess.  Monica has a fine sense of when the guest would prefer solitude or would enjoy her company.  She is a dynamo and a force to be reckoned with.  Lovely woman.  Wonderful breakfasts.  Our room was spacious and clean.  The cats were friendly enough but not intrusive.   The guy next door is right friendly, too.  ;-)

You should go!

19/11/13 | Link | Rating: 5.0
3. Mark L.
Truly as good as it gets, Monica is a delight. The rooms are large and inviting, close to lots of good restaurants.  The breakfasts that were served were amazing, and omlet with fresh vegetables and puffed apple pancake - scrumptious. Quite cup of tea, a friendly cat to pet, what more do you need to relax.

05/08/14 | Link | Rating: 5.0
4. Michael L.
Been there twice - great experience each time. Very clean, great hospitality, and great area. A very solid 5 stars

01/08/14 | Link | Rating: 5.0
5. Damion M.
What an awesome experience! Clean rooms, good food, relaxing, and welcoming!! The innkeepers, Monica and Daniel took good care of us. This was my first time in a B&B and not my last here at Morehead Manor. If you haven't visited, it's a must have. See you soon, I'll be back!

11/01/15 | Link | Rating: 5.0
6. Lori R.
Husband and I have little to no experience with B&B's (this was our first together), but we do have plenty of night-away-experiences.  This one was truly one-of-a-kind!

One of the reasons we don't usually do B&B's is they usually require a two night minimum.  We got lucky as this place let us book one night.  (I understand that is not always the case, as it depends on time of year).

We did a recent Friday night.  From the minute I booked the stay, I felt like a welcome guest.  Right away I received a welcoming email from Monica and was asked about any food restrictions. That sure doesn't happen when I book a hotel!

TIP:  Monica will send you directions.  PAY ATTENTION.  I did not, and Mapquest steered us very wrong.  Found out later  she has heard this a LOT.  Follow HER directions.   (From Tyler's at Tobacco Warehouse area, cross 147 and it's a block and a half away).

We had a perfectly delightful stay in the Jasmine room.  The room had just recently been painted.  It was spotless and had a neat "fireplace" that can exude heat or just light up. (your choice...we did both).  The bed itself was comfortable, and cozy (size-wise).  They have three other rooms that can accommodate different-size needs. Love that there is a diary-type book that you can write in if so desired.

Location is very close to DPAC and Tobacco Warehouse...within walking distance, however it was sooooo cold the night we saw Ghost Brothers of Darkland County, we succumbed to driving the VERY short distance to DPAC.

Loved that they have a special kitchen area with cold and hot drinks available at any time for their guests (including cold pitchers of water and soft drinks, plus k-cups).  We could (and did) help ourselves.  

Breakfast was delicious but very very rich.  Husband who never does breakfast foods SCARFED it down and ate some of mine.  It was apple and mascarpone (I think) stuffed croissant soaked in syrup and butter, with a couple link sausages.

Favorite part of our stay was meeting our incredible hosts:  Monica and Daniel.    We could have talked to them all day.  Their story is fascinating and so very uplifting. There is a table in one of the rooms downstairs that they named Lucy.  (see pic)...I loved Lucy and on the table was an Oprah book.  So fitting as staying here was as cathartic as watching an Oprah show!

Only teeny negative was parking was a bit crammed.  Husband's problem, not mine.  :)

04/12/14 | Link | Rating: 5.0