By Torie Robinette
Southern Living’s takeaway from a visit to The Morehead Inn—“Expect to be spoiled rotten”—says it all. Nestled in the Dilworth district, this beautifully aged Colonia Revival estate built in 1917 was designed by London-born architect William Peeps. Since opening its doors to the public in 1984, The Morehead Inn has become an in-demand boutique bed-and-breakfast providing a picture-perfect respite for visitors and locals looking for a getaway within a getaway.
From the ivy that climbs the inn’s exterior chimneys to the touches of elegant, Southern Victorian Era design that fill its interior, the inn’s history and splendor has been preserved through time, including during a renovation process that took place in 1995. Luxurious guestrooms are adorned with exquisite period furnishings and many include fireplaces and balconies.
Retreat back to an early 20th-century morning over a homemade Southern breakfast served atop fine china in the inn’s main dining room. Then stroll the lush courtyard canopied by sprawling trees to admire the delicate architecture that imbues this grand clapboard mansion with the grace and charm for which it’s most famous.
This article ran in the October 2016 issue of Charlotte Happenings.
To book your stay at the The Morehead Inn, visit moreheadinn.com.