Tucked away in historic, beautiful downtown Elizabeth City, North Carolina, the Culpepper Inn is an easy one-hour drive from Norfolk International Airport, Virginia Beach, VA oceanfront, and the Outer Banks resort areas of eastern North Carolina. This three-story brick Georgian Revival style manor was built by William and Alice Culpepper in 1935 and is situated in the center of the historic district of Elizabeth City, NC. The Inn is within walking distance of downtown and the harbor of the Pasquotank River.

  The Inn features eleven guest rooms - four traditional B&B rooms in the Main House(adult only), one suite in the Carriage House, and six in the Camellia Guest House(children over 12 only).  All of our guest rooms feature a private bath.  The Inn is surrounded by lush grounds with beautiful old live oak and magnolia trees, and the property is accented by many camellia trees and bushes.  "The Gathering Place", tavern room social space, in-ground salt-water pool, porch rockers, fish pond, outdoor living room and fireplaces and Edison string lights and timed ambiance lighting, invite our guests to linger and relax during their stay. This atmosphere is a welcome change from typical hotel accommodations. 

Guests will find the Inn on a lovely, quiet street along one of the historical walking tours in Elizabeth City. The Inn offers beautifully decorated rooms, many amenities, and a gourmet breakfast or self-help continental each morning.

Discount, per diem, holiday & church rates include continental breakfast and families with children have self-help breakfast, in the Gathering Place.

Mondays we offer staff one day off & only continental breakfast is served.

In the off season, November-March, we offer continental breakfast only Tuesday-Thursday unless we have 3 or more rooms of breakfast guests.  Off-season rates are reduced.

We accept all major credit cards including American Express as well as selected gift certificates. The Culpepper Inn is smoke free and has an ADA compliant room for those with special needs. Check-in is from 3 pm to 6 pm  and if late check-in has not been requested, we will consider a reservation cancelled after 7pm. Check-out is 11 am.The current owners have re-done the entire venue focusing on restoration to the era of the 1930's. Our check-in times are set so as not to interfere with guests stay and use of the venue.

Please note some special events weekends have only continental breakfast available and some common areas may be booked for special events during overnight guests stay.

The Culpepper Inn is available to host weddings, meetings, and events both inside the Inn with room for up to 75 and outside on the grounds with room for up to 150. We offer customizable packages for your special occasions and holiday celebrations. From family reunions to retreats, the Inn is a wonderful place to be together.

We also offer long-term rentals in the Camellia Guest House and Carriage House.

Cancellation Policy: Required two weeks cancellation before the 3pm check-in time without exception. Please consider trip insurance for unexpected changes to your plans.

Please check our facebook page for dates and information regarding our seasonal multi-course dinners, holiday events and other special events.


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