We recently stayed for 2 nights at the Oakwood Inn Bed and Breakfast in Raleigh NC and found our experience there quite enjoyable. We stayed in the Polk room which was a large quiet room on the ground floor that was quite private. The room was lovely and had a nice gas fireplace to add a touch of warmth and romance! The private bath was large with a shower over an old clawfoot tub, which was nice for a good soak. There was a large fountain outside our window which we would have enjoyed had it been turned on (still a bit too cool, I guess.) Both breakfasts were good and kept us going all morning as we toured the city. The historic Oakwood area is ideal to walk to downtown, or just to enjoy all the historic homes in the area. There is a huge cemetery nearby which is neat to walk through. Lots of old civil war graves and interesting tombstones. It's only about a 20 minute walk to the Executive Mansion, the Capitol, or several great museums downtown. The Oakwood B and B is ideally situated to take advantage of all these activities. By the way, DO NOT MISS the 42nd St. Oyster Bar--it's just the coolest place for oysters and seafood, and only about a mile from the Inn!