Taylor House Inn Bed and Breakfast is on a quiet brick paved street, just off Market Street (the main east-west thoroughfare), in the historic portion of downtown Wilmington. This beautiful and historic house was built in 1905. Soothing classical music greets you upon entering the house. It gets you in the mood for a delightful stay. Scott cheerfully welcomes you to the establishment. He wants your stay in Wilmington to be a memorable one thus he is ready to offer restaurant suggestions, antique shops to visit, etc. Maps and tourist information are readily available in the lobby area.
After my husband and I told Scott we are very familiar with Wilmington, he took us up to the Love Room. It is a large, bright, sunny room with a King-size bed and a private bathroom. There are many windows to let the morning sun in. Beautiful antique pieces of furniture adorn the room. There was no television in the Love Room, but this was no problem as we were here to escape the noises of our Monday-Friday lives. Our king size bed was very comfortable. The bathroom had a claw foot tub / shower. Most people would not care or notice the toilet in a bathroom, but this one was special. Our toilet was 130 years old. There was a lever with the word, flush, on it. The lever was rather unusual to see in 2013. The room was huge and we felt that it was fantastic, especially for the rate we paid.
Scott and Karen have done a lovely job of decorating this 108 year old home. The house is full of beautiful antique furniture. The chairs, sofas and love seats are comfortable to sit. There are two rooms to sit in downstairs, making it a nice place to have a bottle of wine. A front porch with two rocking chairs is a delightful place to spend some time. There is a huge oak tree in front of the house that makes the porch a great place to rock away.
Coffee is put in the hallway every morning at 8:00. Hot water is always available for your tea. Since we are early risers, we wish there was coffee available a bit earlier in the morning. At 9:00, everyone has their breakfast in the dining room with lit candles on the table. Scott starts you off with fresh fruit. There is his special juice that everyone just raves about. We will not tell you what types of fruit juices are in it as you will be pleasantly surprised by the answer. After the fruit, comes a hot breakfast. While we were there, we had pancakes and sausage one morning, and on the next morning it was homemade French toast.
It had been a long time since we were in Wilmington due to a lousy experience at an expensive bed and Breakfast. Due to our experience this past weekend and the short walk to the Cape Fear River, Taylor House Inn Bed and Breakfast will be where we stay.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- This Historic home is on a quiet one-way brick paved residential street, just six blocks up from the Cape Fear River in Historic downtown Wilmington. Upon arriving, there is a lovely front porch with rocking chairs and swings to pass the day in and catch the cool breezes coming off from the river. Entering this lovely home, you will be in a twelve foot high foyer with original woodwork and stained glass windows on the staircase. There are two homey and comfortable parlors to sit in, to read or play board games or just to sit listen to the classical music that is continuously playing. The formal dining room is where the candlelight full hot seated gourmet breakfasts are served every morning. Fine antiques and art are abound in the is lovely home. Upstairs there are five bedrooms, all with their own private bathrooms. The names of the rooms are; Love, Joy, Peace, Tranquility and Serenity. Love and Joy are rooms with King-size beds and private baths with both showers and claw foot soaking tubs. Tranquility is a lovely room with a Queen-size bed and a private bathroom with both a shower and a claw foot soaking tub. Peace and Serenity, have Queen-size beds and modern bathrooms with stall showers. This is a lovely place to stay for your lodging needs. Among the extra amenities; there is an early morning coffee service delivered just outside your door, central heat and air, ceiling fans over each bed, freshly ironed sheets, chocolates and fresh flowers in your room. Truly, a lovely place to get away from your everyday concerns and worries. ... more less