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The Verandas has survived the COVID pandemic, weathered the destruction caused by Hurricane Florence, operated consistently through decades of change – and this glorious house is more beautiful than ever.

Read our story is in SALT Magazine, “A Stylish Survivor’s Story.”

In the aftermath and continuing concern inspired by the COVID-19 pandemic, we have navigated 2020 and the better part of 2021 with the utmost attention to health safety. We encourage vaccinations, the use face masks, and social distancing when possible. If you are health-compromised, or have specific concerns, please telephone in advance of your stay to make sure that you will be comfortable and relaxed while enjoying the elegance of The Verandas.

Hurricane Florence was a Cat 1 storm that hit Wilmington on Sept 14 2018. The storm destroyed one of the home’s immense chimneys, creating a roof cave-in and causing extensive damage to the interior of the home. The front doors were blown in by the storm, which compounded the internal wind and rain destruction. We also lost a centuries old oak tree in the back yard, ripping up the rear brick stairs to the veranda off the dining room, and tearing apart the sunroom. We have recovered and redecorated, and believe that The Verandas is more beautiful than ever.

We restored this gorgeous historic home decades ago, and we are committed to maintaining the vision of antebellum grace. We continually call upon the very finest craftsmen, artisans, work crews, and contractors from around the state. They all have our heartfelt appreciation for loving The Verandas as much as we do.

Follow The Verandas on Facebook for our continuing story, and updates on the ongoing renovation and updates to our beautiful historic home. We are always working on something to make our home a perfect marriage of historic elegance and modern comfort. To that end, we are always acquiring collectibles, objets d’art, and antique furniture, and we often move these treasures around the home; your room may not be exactly as represented in our photos on this website. We promise that any changes we make are always an artful improvement.

The Verandas is your perfect escape from the quotidien… guests experience gracious Southern living in our historic home bed and breakfast

The Verandas Bed and Breakfast Inn is an 8,500 square foot, four-story mansion located in the heart of the historic district of Wilmington. Two blocks from the Cape Fear River, this totally restored and award-winning historic home has been a successful bed and breakfast inn for more than two decades with over 3,000 guests.

To avoid discomfort and disappointment, please note that our guest rooms are accessed via two sets of sweeping, wide, and very tall, staircases. We do not have an elevator. The Verandas experience is reserved for guests age twelve and over.

The Inn offers an entire floor of beautifully appointed public space for an immersive experience in antebellum Southern hospitality:

  • Large formal living room
  • Piano room
  • Breakfast room (with stocked butler’s pantry)
  • Dining room
  • Reception area
  • Terrace
  • Four verandas
  • Award-winning garden

Natural light abounds in the upscale, yet exceedingly comfortable, professionally decorated guest rooms. The beautiful rooms are graced with opulent chandeliers, collectibles, museum-quality art, and designer fabrics. The innkeeper’s style is exceedingly one of comfort, warmth, and informality.

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AAA Diamond Award (2003-2009)

Select Registry Member (2001-2009)

National Registry for Historic Places (National Historic Trust District in Wilmington)

Health Rating 100% for 23 times in 12 years of inspections

Award for Interior Restoration (Historic Wilmington Foundation)

Encore Reader’s Choice Award

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