Bob, the owner, is a very nice man (his wife and son also are innkeepers). He is engaging in conversation and can recommend several great places to eat. The home itself is a large older home in downtown Wilmington that has been very well taken care of and preserved.
We enjoyed our stay at Rosehill and the owner's were nice, but felt uncomfortable within the surroundings. You cannot have food of any kind in your rooms. Check out is at 11am and as we were walking out the door of our room at 11:10am, the phone rang and the person on the other end said, "this is just a reminder that check out is at 11am." I thought that was unnecessary. Everything is locked so your can't just find yourself an extra towel. Parking is limited and can be somewhat challenging on the street. Breakfast was not good. At the dining table one morning, a guest drank from his glass and sat it back on the table which was not covered by a table cloth. One of the innkeeper's reached past the guest and moved the guest's glass over to a coaster. (I thought that was completely uncalled for.)
There is a great porch across the front with swings for enjoying the afternoons and the location is great for enjoying downtown without having to drive everywhere.
The Rosehill Inn was elegant, but you are not made to feel at home at all! Even as adults, we felt like children in a store that could not touch anything for fear your hand may get slapped.