An appealing, fanciful, and peaceful room. Good for long term stays.
Guest Room Five looks like a small, chic European apartment. The settee and antique chair are upholstered in black and cream herringbone fabric, and the antique lamps provide soft lighting. The original artwork above the queen bed was done by a local Wilmington artist, and other pieces include an original John Zimmerman, and an unusual print of a crow. On the wall by the settee, you will find one of a series of 20 paintings done for the Corcoran Art Museum by an artist who was an engraver at the U.S. Treasury. The beautiful gold and black check butterfly fabric of the drapes and valances will take your breath away. Guests are welcome to use the Empire dresser with its gorgeous tiger maple drawers. The en suite bathroom has stunning Oriental-themed crane wallpaper, marble floor and vanity, and a luxurious garden-size soaking tub. This room is on the top floor and is located on the back of the house. Because your room’s elevation is over 45 feet, you can look in the treetops and almost feel like you are in a luxury tree house! The room has three large windows and has a 9-foot ceiling. Pure romance. This third floor guest room is just steps from access to the cupola – the highest residential point in the city – with an intimate seating area and 360-degree view of historic Wilmington. The floor to ceiling French windows at either end of the third floor hallway lead to an external staircase. Weekend rate $219 per night / weekday rate $199 per night.