This is our second time visiting The Inn at Bingham School. We loved our tour of the building and property and appreciate the historical knowledge possessed by the innkeeper! Our breakfasts were delicious, accommodations wonderful! Like the improvements in Rusty's Room since our last stay a decade ago. Thanks for the restaurant recommendations in the area!!
Spent one night for a surprise birthday party for my sister's 60th. Everything was fantastic. I worked all night the night before and needed a quiet place with a comfortable bed. Home run staying here and breakfast was fabulous. No complaints and would stay again.
We were looking for a place to stay near the location of the Sunshine Lavender Farm the weekend of June 10 and 11 (look them up on line at Hurdle Mills. What a fun experience)! We found other bnbs nearby were full, so we decided to try this inn. We were fortunate enough to get a room just a couple of days ahead of time. This historical and rural place is incredible; especially for a retired teacher! I love the idea! Staying in a school! The grounds were beautiful. So many places to sit in nooks and crannies (but take bug spray). Play a French yard game. The breakfast was delicious (ham quiche, melon and scones). The evening snack was nice. I only wish two things: #1: the host was personable. He didn't want to talk. He answered questions politely and after a very brief explanation of the property said," ...and that's the tour." And indeed, that was it! No chance to ask questions or to find out about the mementos on the walls or the many nearby buildings other than to read a brief explanation left in the room in a notebook. I think it is possible that we just don't know something that was concerning him, but we were so wanting to know more about the inn and felt put off. #2 I understand that old places are hard to keep clean. The room was large, the bed was wonderful; linens and bed comfortable and the room seemed clean and authentic. The problem was the bathroom. There were bugs under a basket in the bathroom, around the windows, and near the tub. This was the deal breaker for me, and the reason why I had to give the inn and room 1801 a "3". I love b and b's and inns. This one is loaded with history and potential. It just needs some touches to make this a "5". The history here is amazing! Even after everything, I am glad we had the chance to stay here.…
Stayed one night while passing through after a wedding. Our stay was in Rusty's room on the second floor. For being a very rustic farmhouse, the room was very clean and well appointed. Nice bath linens and robes. The glass covered wall sections allowing you to see some of the original construction is unique. Unfortunately we did not have much time to get to know the owners and we had to hit the road before breakfast so the review is limited tot the room itself.
Stayed here for my son's graduation and could not have been more pleased. The building was very rustic. Our room, Rusty's, had a king bed, split bathrooms and vaulted ceiling. The stair were a bit steep but not difficult. Rain pelted the roof a couple of nights but did not interrupt our sleep. The television selections were sparse but cable was available in the main living room. Breakfast each morning was delicious. Christina does a great job in the kitchen. We had pancakes, veggie frutata, and bacon and eggs on various days. The fruit dish, biscuits or scones and orange juice were great additions. Francois is amazing. He was everywhere from taking our reservations to checking us in at our midnight arrival to serving breakfast to chatting about his gardening work (with Coco). He is truly a professional in the hospitality business. We will certainly return. The Inn is convenient between Chapel Hill and Burlington and it was a short drive into Mebane for dinner one night. Lots of parking close to the entrance area. It is out in the country to it is very dark before sunrise and after sunset. The swing on the patio is a nice place to relax. Walking the grounds is a fun adventure. Will certainly return.…
We chose the 1801 Room which is on the first floor and found it to be very comfortable and had a very pleasant stay at the end. We enjoyed talking to Francois about the history of the school and made us feel right at home for our stay. We had an outstanding breakfast and the chocolate chip scones were delicious. As previous comments say the Inn is historic but has all of the modern conveniences in place. The antiques that were in place were very interesting. Francois made a good place to eat an evening meal in which we had a good dining experience in nearby Saxaphaw. We enjoyed our walk around the grounds. We would stay here again.
We stayed for one pleasant night. Very peaceful and quiet night here in rural North Carolina . Our room exceeded our expectations. Bed was very comfortable and bathroom very nice. Breakfast and Coffee was excellent .
We stayed in the 1801 room on the first floor. It is spacious and well appointed with carefully chosen antiques and accessories. The Inn is historic but the room has all the modern conveniences. Public spaces are decorated beautifully and appropriately. The Inn is surrounded with large shade trees and well trimmed lawns. Francois is a well mannered host. We enjoyed talking to him. The breakfasts were delicious with locally grown free range eggs used. Of course, the famous scones were delicious. We plan on returning.
Wife and I chose to stay in Rusty... Fantastic room, but not the most comfortable on hot summer nights. Unfortunately, the A/C wasn't able to keep up with with hottest weekend of the year. I suspect that under normal conditions the A/C would work fine and the room would be perfectly comfortable.
The property is well taken care of and beautiful in the spring. It truly forces you to slow down to country speed. We stayed in the 1801 room which has plenty of space and a beautiful, bright white bathroom with subway tile. Bath tub has digital touch pad for jets and a heated back. It was a perfect way to decompress after a wedding, used it both nights that we stayed. Breakfast is essentially perfect and the scones are so great they may actually make you cry. Fresh baked chocolate chip cookies wait for you in your room at night. The only reason this isn't a 5 star review is because the owner is a little standoffish and wasn't super welcoming.