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“Wonderful old Historic House” 5 of 5 bubbles
Review of Mulberry Hill

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Mulberry Hill
Ranked #5 of 8 Edenton B&B and Inns
Courtland VA
1 review
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“Wonderful old Historic House”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 12, 2013

Edenton is a charming place to visit. We are old house people who love history. The Wood's are very gracious host. I especially enjoyed Tom's history lessons. Janie's cooking was great. We enjoyed our stay and will return.

Room Tip: 3rd flood rooms are small, 2nd floor rooms exceptionally large
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  • Stayed August 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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1 Thank Donald R
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 bubbles
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    4.5 of 5 bubbles
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    4.5 of 5 bubbles
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    4.5 of 5 bubbles
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    4.5 of 5 bubbles
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San Francisco, California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 6, 2013

This is such a special find that I had to return for a second time months after my first stay in September 2012, the second visit with family. I first was attracted to the house, a fine, late 18th century home of notable design and setting. Steeped in history, Mulberry is part of the fabric of the area. In fact, however, it was the couple who are the home's hosts that brought me back. Tom Wood is a wonderful guide to the history of Edenton and its surroundings, his family having resided there for generations. He makes the place come alive. Jamie is the essence of a Southern lady, a charming conversationalist. And the breakfast served in the mansion's dining room is not to be missed. All in all a reason to make a detour if in the Edenton vicinity.

Room Tip: Choose a second floor room if you can.
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  • Stayed August 2013, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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1 Thank Stanley W
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Eastover
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 19, 2013

Our evening began with a walk across a lush green lawn leading to an open view of of the Albemarle Sound and our host ,Tom Wood, showed us his family ancestral graves dating from The Revolution. The rest of the evening was spent with Mr. Wood and his wife Janie in a lively learning conversation. We were surrounded by fascinating period antiques and comfortable furnishings. Our room provided a soothing rest, the bath was more than adequate, and the delicious breakfast was difficult to leave a crumb. We enjoyed our Sound Experience and recommend it to others who want to learn more about Edenton. Thank you, Tom and Janie. the Tatums

Room Tip: All rooms provide rest, a clean bath, and a great view.
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  • Stayed July 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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1 Thank Eleanor T
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 1, 2013

This is a tremendous old house. It was built in 1791, right on the Albemarle Sound. You walk out the front door onto a large green flat lawn that leads right to the water. It is hard to believe that you are spending a night in a house that was being designed when the Declaration of Independence was being penned. The owners have done a lot of work filling it with period furniture and accessories. It has a spacious sitting room and dining room on the main floor and two incredibly big and opulent bedrooms (that can connect with each other through a door) and two bathrooms on the second floor. All these rooms have high ceilings and gorgeous furnishings. There are two much smaller rooms on the third floor, under the sloping roof. These rooms are less well appointed, they are set up to be "kids" rooms, complete with tons of vintage toys.

This is a really old house that has been retrofitted with indoor plumbing, air conditioning, etc. Don't stay here if you like square corners, floors that don't squeak, and palatial bathrooms. You have to appreciate that the amenities have been shoe-horned into the building in a effort to preserve the historical significance.

While nearby Edenton has really wonderful old buildings and lots of ambiance, we were happy to spend a lot of time simply lazing around in this old monument. The breakfasts were huge and served on period style tables. Not the best breakfasts we have ever had, but pretty good. We were lucky enough to become friends with Blanche, the resident dog, to add even more coziness to the situation.

Positives: Provides an opportunity to spend time in an incredible Southern colonial mansion.
The owners, members of the family the built the house, are personable and a fountain of information. The have zillions of interesting stories about the house and area.

Negatives: Can't walk to Edenton, top floor bedrooms are tight and not as light, the bathrooms are not super duper modern.

  • Stayed July 2013, traveled with family
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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1 Thank VicMaticK
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McLean, VA
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 30, 2013

We were given a room in the attic of this very old home even though we were told when we made the reservation that the room would be on the second floor. The room and bath were very dirty and in disrepair. There were flying and crawling insects of various species, the bed was broken, the sloped ceiling was cracked, and there were dangerous floor boards. Cold air blasted forcefully and noisily from the exceptionally low ceiling onto the bed. Sleep was impossible. We should have left as soon as we saw the room, but it was too late in the day. The next morning we discussed the situation with the owner and he said he would not charge us and we agreed with his decision.

  • Stayed June 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 1 of 5 bubbles
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    • 1 of 5 bubbles
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    • 1 of 5 bubbles
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    • 1 of 5 bubbles
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    • 1 of 5 bubbles
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    • 1 of 5 bubbles
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Property: Mulberry Hill
Address: 200 Mulberry Hill Ln, Edenton, NC 27932-9257
Location: United States > North Carolina > North Carolina Coast > Edenton
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Ranked #5 of 8 B&Bs / Inns in Edenton
Number of rooms: 3

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