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The Dames Inn

House | 4 bedrooms | sleeps 8

Key Info
  • Not suitable for children
  • No pets allowed
  • Car not necessary

The Dames Inn is a perfect place for family gatherings, a girls' getaway weekend, or a romantic retreat for just the two of you!

The house features a fully renovated, well-equipped gourmet kitchen and pantry, pirate pub, original tiger oak hardwood floors, spacious rooms, and tasteful furnishings. Conveniences include security system, natural gas powered generator, wireless internet, fenced-in back garden and cable television.

With 5000 square feet of luxurious living area, guests can gather in comfort or retreat to one of the 14 immaculately presented rooms for privacy.

The Dames Inn, aptly named to honor the previous owner Dame Catharine Carpender. remains virtually unchanged since the day she was built some 89 years ago. Extensive research has been done on the two previous owners of the property and that historical information can be found throughout the home.

When you step through the front door you'll feel as though you've stepped back in time with original photos and architectural drawings of the home displayed in the foyer. The parlor, with its overstuffed leather sofas and working fireplace, invites you to sit and relax. Sip your morning coffee in the adjacent sun parlor before venturing out into the garden. From the parlor, open the French doors to the library and find the original built-in bookcases filled with novels, board games and a selection of DVD's featuring movies filmed in the Wilmington area. The formal dining room boasts original wallpaper, antique chandelier, and a dining room suite with seating for eight. The fully stocked kitchen with granite countertops and stainless steel appliances is a chef's dream. The butler's pantry has been converted into a pirate pub room—perfect for relaxing with a glass of wine after a day of sightseeing the Cape Fear Region.

The Dames Inn offers four spacious guestrooms--two king master bedrooms and two queen bedrooms. There are two original Jack & Jill bathrooms which are accessible from the bedrooms they adjoin. All bedrooms and bathrooms are on the second floor; there is no elevator.

The first master bedroom features a king-sized canopy bed, oversized furnishings and original light fixtures. The second master has a king-sized sleigh bed, decorative fireplace and adjoins a private sitting room.

The third bedroom boasts original wallpaper with a charming queen-sized four poster bed while the fourth queen bedroom features a sleeping porch with a twin daybed with trundle (note: the sleeping porch is not recommended for the summer/winter months as it is not air conditioned or heated). Three of the four bedrooms have flat screen televisions with DVD player.

The sprawling front porch with inviting rockers and an old fashioned porch swing beckons you to come and sit a spell.

We look forward to being a part of the wonderful memories you take away from your visit to Wilmington!

Please feel free to contact the owner with any questions or to check availability.

Given the age of the home, The Dames Inn may not be suitable for young children.

The Dames Inn is a non-smoking property.

Size Sleeps up to 8, 4 bedrooms
Access Car not necessary
Notes No pets allowed, No smoking at this property

Features and Facilities

Luxuries DVD player
General Central heating, TV, Satellite TV
Standard Toaster
Utilities Clothes dryer, Dishwasher, Microwave, Fridge, Washing machine
Rooms 4 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms of which 2 Family bathrooms
Other Linen provided, Towels provided
Outdoors Balcony or terrace, Shared garden

The North Carolina region

Located in the former 'streetcar suburb' of Carolina Heights, this grand home is just blocks from the downtown waterfront and minutes from the film studios. Built in 1924, this unique property is close to shops and restaurants, and minutes from ILM airport. Wrightsville beach is a 15 minute drive from the property and Carolina Beach, Kure Beach and Ft. Fisher (home to the NC Aquarium) is 30 minutes away.

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4 Nights min stay

Changeover day Flexible


This is the estimated nightly price based on a weekly stay. Contact the advertiser to confirm the price - it varies depending on when you stay and how long for.

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Patricia Peters .

Based in United States

Languages spoken
  • English