5 sur octobre 03, 2013
Very welcoming atmosphere, exceptionally clean and breakfast was fantastic. Everything catered to our wants and needs. Loved it and would certainly stay again.
5 sur septembre 04, 2013
Wonderful place to relax, sit on the porch, water the birds and feel at home.
5 sur août 26, 2013
We loved staying at the Duck Smith B&B because our room was great, the hosts were so personable and friendly, food was great AND location was perfect.
5 sur août 19, 2013
My husband and I had a wonderful stay with Barbara and Suzanne. They are warm, friendly ladies. The Inn is immaculate and the breakfast was the best I've had in a long time. Would highly recommend it.
5 sur août 13, 2013
...and the breakfast was outstanding! We came to Seagrove for a girls' trip, scouting and admiring local potteries and enjoying time together. Barbara and Suzanne made us very welcome, greeting us at the car and sharing their wonderful home with us. The Waverly room - and all the common rooms - were spacious, clean, and welcoming. We absolutely loved staying there and would be very happy to return.
5 sur juillet 30, 2013
I've stayed in a lot of B&B's but this is, hands down, the best! Barbara and Suzanne are the perfect hostesses, making one instantly at home and providing great info about the area's potters and other attractions. The house is spotless, beautifully decorated, and with beds and bedding so comfortable one doesn't want to get up in the morning. Elegantly presented breakfasts are over-the-top yummy. I'll be looking for an excuse to go back soon!
5 sur juin 18, 2013
Our first time staying here and had a very enjoyable time. My 11 year old son loved the meals - and he is not one for breakfasts! Barbara and Suzanne made us feel very welcomed and were very knowledgable about the town and the local attractions. I can't wait to return with my husband as well.
5 sur juin 11, 2013
Our night stay at The Duck Smith House was incredible. The owners were so accommodating. The bedrooms were fabulous and the bedding. The food was the best I've ever eaten.
4,6 sur mai 27, 2013
Wonderful B&B, immaculate, tastefully decorated, and the bed was amazing. The sisters were very helpful and gracious. The breakfast was superb I would defiantly visit again. You don't want to miss this B&B
5 sur avril 26, 2013
Accomodated our late arrival with grace. Outstanding breakfast. Enjoyed chatting with other guests. Wish we could have stayed for days. Local pottery is fabulous, too.
5 sur mars 23, 2013
Lovely rooms and exceptionally clean. Marvelous breakfasts (yummy sweet potato pancakes, baked apples, stuffed french toast, etc). Enjoyed eating & drinking off antique china and crystal. Great camaraderie with hosts, Barbara and Suzanne, and all their guests - like we all had been friends for years. They are very special sisters and hosts. Guests were pampered unbelievably! They anticipated our every need and desire. Very knowledgeable about the Seagrove potters and shops in the area and were able to give us help in finding pieces for which we were searching. We loved our two night anniversary stay, but especially enjoyed their backyard bird sanctuary with hundreds of small furry flyers feeding in their many feeders, birdhouses, and even a heated bird bath. We sat with our binoculars and bird books basking in the glory of it all, while swinging on the playhouse porch eating cheese, crackers, and sliced apples on a doily-lined silver tray. The best trip to Seagrove for pottery shopping we have ever had. Will definitely go back and highly recommend it to others.
5 sur février 24, 2013
Great food, company, clean, restful!
5 sur février 24, 2013
Very beautiful, clean, relaxing, comfortable, and the 2 sisters become friends with all the guests. A place to visit over & over again. The Potters are great too.
5 sur octobre 22, 2012
We stayed one night with Barbara and Suzanne and could not have asked for a more positive experience. The rooms were spotless and beautifully decorated and the breakfast was wonderful. There is great attention to detail here from the needs of the guests to the little touches that make for a memorable stay. I recommend The Duck Smith House without reservation!
5 sur octobre 09, 2012
We love this B&B!. Barbara and Suzanne are lovely hosts who address your every need. The cheese and fruit tray was a wonderful touch and the fresh cold water in the rooms was perfect. The effort these ladies go to to keep this inn so beautiful and clean is beyond impressive. We truly couldn't have asked for a better b&b experience. We were sorry to go and will miss those delicious breakfasts immensely!
5 sur octobre 08, 2012
Very nice, beautiful home with gorgeous grounds. First rate all the way, our 2nd visit.
5 sur octobre 07, 2012
We had the best time here! Barbara and Suzanne made us very welcome and comfortable. The room was great. We are looking forward to visiting there again.
4,8 sur octobre 07, 2012
Very lovely place! Sisters were very kind and accommodating. Relaxing B&B.
5 sur octobre 06, 2012
Wonderful Victorian B&B. Beautiful home, lovely setting, delightful innkeepers! Highly recommend.
5 sur octobre 03, 2012
This was our first B&B experience and it will not be our last! Thanks to Duck Smith we love everything about B&Bs.
5 sur septembre 27, 2012
We deliberately planned our return trip from Florida to PA so that we could stay for the third time at the Duck Smith House. The owners, Barbara and Suzanne treated us like royalty and provided us great tips on different potters, restaurants and the North Carolina Zoo. Their breakfasts were delicious and their B&B is the cleanest we have found anywhere. We will be visiting again. Ken and Barbie
5 sur septembre 24, 2012
Barbara & Suzanne (the innkeepers) made us feel at home from the minute we arrived. The rooms are exceptionally clean, bed was very comfortable and the breakfast was awesome. I highly recommend the Duck Smith Inn
5 sur septembre 08, 2012
Cozy, comfortable, relaxed B&B. Great bed. Quiet, clean. Excellent hosts, delicious food. We'll be back to this one! Pottery Highway and 200 nearby! A+
5 sur août 13, 2012
We have stayed at a lot of B&Bs and hands down, this is one of the best. Large, beautiful rooms with custom drapes and upholstery and high end linens. Some inns are too cluttered, but the Murphy's have done it right. As other reviewers have noted, this house is spotless. Seriously. These ladies are delightful and want 100% satisfaction. It is good to know that they have the one room on the first floor, which is wonderful for anyone who can't climb stairs. They are hardwood floors, so we could hear the guests above us at times, but that isn't anything that can be controlled at any small inn. We are still "recovering" from the incredible breakfasts. We never needed lunch. One thing we noted is that they serve a protein with the carb filled breakfasts. This is huge as sometimes a B&B will serve a egg/protein one day and a big sweet carb the next, leaving a sugar high then hungry crash. These ladies think of everything.
5 sur août 12, 2012
So welcoming and attentive. Wonderful accommodations and deliciously decadent breakfasts. Thoughtful, caring innkeepers with charming personalities.
5 sur août 12, 2012
Without question the best B&B we have ever stayed in!
3,6 sur juillet 24, 2012
Enjoy great hostesses, great location on the pottery highway, old farm environment and the most birds imaginable at the windows as you have breakfast!
5 sur juin 20, 2012
My husband and I celebrated our 5th marriage anniversary on June 8, 2012 with a 3 night stay at The Duck Smith House. We were always greeted kindly, everything was super clean & neat, the breakfast was always delicious & filling, & the other guests friendly. Barbara & Suzanne are the perfect hosts & ever accomodating. The nightly turn down service & the chocolate dipped strawberries left on our bed made our st ay even more memorable. The tea tree oil bath products were a nice splurge. We enjoyed visiting the local potteries in this charming town, rocking on the porch surrounded by pretty flowers, and visiting the state zoo that is only 10 minutes away. An added bonus was visiting the Pisgah covered bridge. By far this was the nicest place we ever stayed. Simply Divine!
5 sur mai 25, 2012
The innkeepers were so kind, but gave you space. It was wonderfully relaxing, beautiful, and comfortable. Just fabulous! Will definitely be back!
5 sur avril 28, 2012
From the first moment of our arrival, we were impressed with the charm and cleanliness of this lovely B & B. The house has been lovingly restored and furnished with an attention to detail that leaves guests feeling pampered and right at home. Our bedroom was beautifully appointed with fine linens, fresh flowers, a carafe of ice water, and even a nightlight for the bathroom. So thoughtful! It's evident that our hostesses go above and beyond what is expected to ensure the comfort of their guests.....and it was much appreciated! Both mornings, after enjoying an early cup of coffee in our room, we were served the most scrumptious breakfast at the time we had requested.....a gourmet, hearty breakfast served elegantly with china, crystal and silver, and embellished with fresh herbs from the garden. By the time we checked out, we felt like we were family, and are so glad we "accidentally" discovered Suzanne and Barbara's Inn. It definitely won't be an accident next time!
5 sur mars 21, 2012
Barbara and Suzanne made our trip to Seagrove a lovely memorable experience we will never forget. We recommend staying at the Duck Smith House to anyone who needs a quiet little getaway or peaceful retreat. The house is immaculately restored with southern ambiance and style. And the Breakfast was absolutely amazing!!!
4,8 sur mars 05, 2012
Lovely house, all the comforts anyone could wish, great hospitality & wonderful food!
5 sur janvier 03, 2012
Immaculately clean, wonderfully cozy, and two very caring and engaging Innkeepers. Breakfast was a delight. The bed was great. Barbara and Suzanne have done a wonderful job with the restoration of this historic home. Their addition of a sunny breakfast room added so much to our stay. We have a lot of exerience with B&B's and this one is definitely an A Plus.
5 sur décembre 04, 2011
Great food, hosts, environment. Hospitality/accommodations superb.
4,4 sur novembre 10, 2011
My Mother and I throughly enjoyed the owners. They were so friendly and helpful with our visit. Our bedroom was like a storybook event. Verry comfortable. Our breakfast was yummy and served in china with lacey table cloths surrounded with antiques and pottery. The conversation with others visiting the Inn was a delight. They shared their previous experience and knowledge of the area. Our stay at the Inn made our trip a treasured memory. Thanks to Barbara and Suzanne.
5 sur novembre 05, 2011
Barbara and Suzanne have built a beautiful business because they love what they do and it shows! Gorgeous house, delicious food and a warm, warm welcome!
5 sur novembre 04, 2011
Barbara and Suzanne are warm and friendly, caring and helpful. You are treated like old friends come to stay, and they will advise on potters and restaurants and give you directions to the zoo. The inn is immaculately clean and every detail has been thought of. The decor is both elegant and cosy. The breakfast room is bright. Breakfast is delicious and maybe too abundant. All around are samples of pottery from Seagrove potters with their cards, so you have a head start in deciding where to visit. Hot water for tea is served in one of several Seagrove teapots. The beds are so comfortable, and we found the temperature inside just right. Your bed is turned down for the night and the shades are drawn. We couldn't wait to get back to our room ! Because of old plumbing, the hot water takes its time getting to the shower but then it's fine. An ideal location for potterying and for the zoo.
5 sur octobre 09, 2011
My wife had been to Duck Smith house a few months back with her sister and made reservations for us right after that weekend. Barbara and Suzanne are gracious hosts. Helpful and knowledgeable about area attractions and just plain fun to be with! Breakfasts were elegant and yummy. The house is an architecturaal wonder. Our room was spacious, clean and comfy. Being only a couple hours from our home in Charlotte, we will certainly be back for another weekend getaway!
5 sur septembre 25, 2011
There cannot be a more perfect B & B. This was our 2nd stay and it wasn't just like home; it was better! I can't even begin to use enough superlatives for Suzanne, Barbara, and The Duck Smith House. Thank you from the bottom of my heart for an awesome weekend. Jackie Fox
5 sur juillet 22, 2011
Words don't capture the magnificence of this gem of an inn. The hosts go out of their way to make you feel welcome and cared for. If you are headed anywhere near Seagrove, NC, you can't pass up this one-of-a-kind B&B. It is immaculate, tastefully decorated, the breakfasts are beyond description, and Barbara and Suzanne even offered us late afternoon snacks to accompany the wine we brought along to enjoy after a long day browsing pottery shops and visiting the zoo. What a treat it was!
5 sur juillet 04, 2011
My husband and I stayed one evening at The Duck Smith House and had a very delightful experience! The moment we arrived we were very warmly welcomed! Barbara and Suzanne are extremely gracious and friendly hostesses! In addition, they are very knowledgeable re: the area. The inn is gorgeous, immaculate, & refreshingly beautiful! The breakfast was both elegant & absolutely delicious! We had a wonderful time and hope to return in the future! Linda and Clif, Roanoke Rapids, NC
5 sur mai 23, 2011
This is a wonderful place to stay. The hospitality, location, and breakfast are all the best.
5 sur avril 17, 2011
If you want a "feel like family" experience this is a must visit B&B. The hosts will make you feel like you are part of their family from the time you get to the front door until they walk you to your car as you are leaving (you will not want to leave). The property is in the heart of the pottery trail and has a very unique interior and history. The place is spotless, the breakfasts wonderful, the beds are some of the most comfortable ones that I have ever slept in (I do travel quite a bit) but none of this compares to the warmth and hospitality by the hosts. Golf at Pinehurst and the surrounding area is just down the road. The Gadbois from Dillsburg, PA.
5 sur avril 10, 2011
We loved this bed and breakfast. It is a pet friendly place that allowed us to bring our small dog. They are very accommodating, warm and friendly. The house is wonderful and they provide an amazing gourmet breakfast. They go above and beyond to make your stay wonderful. Cannot wait to go back.
4,6 sur mars 03, 2011
The staff was phenomenal and the accommodations were amazing. It was our first time staying at a B&B and I am glad that we chose this one.
5 sur février 28, 2011
My wife and I have stayed in B&B's in numerous countries and without question this is the best one we've ever been in! Barbara and Suzanne could not have been more friendly or accomodating to us. They are proud of their establishment as well they should be. The entire house was in immaculate condition. Have never stayed in a cleaner room anywhere. Breakfast which included stuffed french toast was elegant in every sense of the word and a treat. In fact the best phrase to describe the entire environment is "casual yet elegant". If we're ever back in the area this is the only place we will stay for the night.
5 sur janvier 27, 2011
My stay at the Duck Smith House was my first in a B&B. I think I'm in love! I don't know if I will ever be able to go back to staying in hotels when I travel! I was in Seagrove for business and only got to stay for one night, but Barbara and Suzanne were wonderful. They were extra-accommodating, warm, and welcoming. The inn itself is beautiful. Each room is as elegant as the next. Little touches like crystal water goblets and fresh flowers make a big difference. Breakfast was amazing. I had some of the best blueberry pancakes I've ever had. And that it was served on fine china only made it better. I was sorry I was only there for one night. I will definitely be back.
4,8 sur novembre 03, 2010
We had a wonderful 3-night family getaway at the Duck House in October. The sisters' hospitality was as warm as the delicious breakfasts they served and the house was a treasure of antiques, modern pottery and elegant furnishings and art. Our suite was very spacious and expertly decorated with matching fabrics and the finest appointments. And I have never seen an inn so clean, every room was sparkling! The area is quiet and the property lends itself to nice walks and sitting on the porch or in the parlor and chatting. We will definitely try to get back here.
5 sur septembre 15, 2010
It was so relaxing and comfortable. I really enjoyed my stay I was sad I had to leave and the breakfast was amazing especially the fruit.
5 sur août 10, 2010
Clean, crisp sheets await you along with the best French toast ever. We felt right at home thanks to the hospitality of the keepers of the inn, Barbara and Suzanne and Daisy Mae.
5 sur juillet 27, 2010
Lovely 1914 house with all the modern amenities! Yummy breakfast, comfy beds, friendly, helpful hostesses!
4,8 sur juillet 25, 2010
We had a wonderful stay at this bed and breakfast in the heart of pottery country!! The setting was lovely, the hosts were fantastic and the breakfast was glorious!! We definitely will go back if we are in the area!!
5 sur juillet 12, 2010
My sister and I had a great weekend at the Duck Smith House. The house has been beautifully decorated and is very comfortable and relaxing. We stayed in Bertie's room. There was plenty of space, and the bathroom was very updated and clean. The location of the house is great for pottery shopping and trips to Asheboro. Barbara and Suzanne are great hostesses and the food was exceptional. Barbara even made me extra blueberry pancakes!! We hope to stay at the Duck Smith House again.
4,6 sur juin 12, 2010
Seagrove, NC is regarded as the pottery capital of the US and Brenda loves pottery. We only had one night and were really lucky to have a reservation at the Duck Smith House. The place was stunning in decor and we began our visit sitting on the front porch. Folks going to Sunday night services waved as they passed! After a great night's sleep, the Blueberry pancakes were so incredible that I didn't even put syrup on them! One of the potters we wanted to visit was closed on Monday morning but Barbara knew the potter and got us an appointment. We ended up buying 6 pots in the area including one of the best we have ever found! Thanks Barbara and Suzanne for a great visit!
5 sur mai 28, 2010
Barbara and Suzanne are superb hostesses with a wonderful story about the inn. Fabulous renovations. Rooms were extremely clean and comfortable. The grounds were most appealing and welcoming. Breakfast was the best! Most delicious and punctual. We also loved Daisy, what a cutie!
4,0 sur avril 07, 2010
Barbara and Suzanne are great hosts and were responsive to our needs. We had a delightful few days in Seagrove with the Duck Smith House as our base.
5 sur février 10, 2010
We stayed here only two nights and wished it were longer. Located in the heart of North Carolina's pottery country, Duck Smith House sets a standard for excellence that other B&B's will find very difficult to meet. The sisters, Barbara and Suzanne, are charming, the rooms are immaculate, large and comfortable, and the breakfasts are delicious. We can't imagine why anyone would stay elsewhere -- unless they didn't book early and the rooms were filled. The next time we're in the area, we're staying longer.
4,6 sur janvier 15, 2010
Lovely hostesses who made us feel very welcome. Super food! VERY comfortable and spacious rooms.
5 sur décembre 30, 2009
My husband and I decided on the spur of the moment to go to Seagrove--called Duck Smith House, booked our room, and were treated as though we stayed with them every month! Absolutely wonderful experience. The best way to describe The Duck Smith House is CLEAN, great hospitality, gracious hostesses, excellent food, good location, and you will be treated like royalty. We would highly recommend this bed and breakfast to everyone! Treat yourself!
5 sur novembre 22, 2009
This is a charming B&B! The owners are two sisters who make it their job to pamper you and make you feel at home. The bedrooms are beautifully decorated. Each room has it's own unique theme and the bathrooms are decorated to match the theme. The beds are like coulds. You climb in and float away! Not too hard, not too soft. Just right! And did I mention the breakfast? The breakfast room is devine and the breakfast melted in my mouth each morning! If you are ever anywhere near Seagrove, NC you absolutely must stay for a night or two! This was my first visit there and I have already reserved my room for next year.
4,8 sur novembre 20, 2009
Wonderful place to stay. The rooms are wonderful and Barbara and Suzanne go above and beyond as hostesses,
4,4 sur octobre 26, 2009
Our first visit to this B&B in Seagrove was a most enjoyable experience - I would highly recommend it! The place is lovely & charming - the room very comfortable, and so incredibly clean. The sisters who own and run the Inn are very friendly and charming too. We had one of the best breakfasts ever - sweet potato pancakes, which were the best ever. Really enjoyed it.
4,8 sur octobre 12, 2009
I stayed 2 nights while viiting local pottery shops. I can not say enough about how great this B&B was. It is a beautiful old tobacco farm house. Interiors woods on walls and ceilings are restored with rich tones and beauty of natural wood. The furnishings are elegant. The bed was wonderful for sleep. Breakfasts were like off the food network. Barbara and Suzanne make your stay wonderful. They really like what they are doing and it shows in every aspect. If you are going to Seagrove, don't miss thre opportubity to be pampered. Go to the Duck Smith House and enjoy life.
4,8 sur septembre 13, 2009
We were warmly welcomed and made to feel at home. Barbara and Suzanne provided information about the area potteries that was helpful. Cheese and crackers were served to us on the front porch. The room and bath were spotless. Breakfast was delicious and the presentation was very elegant on the beautiful sunporch.
5 sur août 09, 2009
Barbara and Suzanne pampered us! The room was spotless and thoughtfully prepared to maximize our comfort. We had a relaxing time visiting with the sisters but they also provided plenty of privacy. The breakfast was a real treat!
5 sur juillet 19, 2009
Very nice place, the hosts are wonderful and the breakfasts are the best. Rooms are beautifully done.
4,8 sur juin 22, 2009
Finding this lovely guest house in Seagrove was a beautiful surprise, with all the comfort we hoped for and a lot of thoughtful extra touches.
5 sur juin 11, 2009
Cannot say enough good things! Wonderful hostess, immaculate rooms, quaint, comfortable- the ultimate B&B experience!
4,0 sur juin 11, 2009
We came in after dinner on Saturday night and the ladies had a room for us. we decided to stay in the area for two nights and the second night we had the house to ourselves. they have a very clean and ordered place, with very nice rooms at a reasonable price. We would recommend this B & B to others going to Seagrove for the pottery or Lexington for the Barbeque. Their breakfast was excellent. Bill and Nancy Spencer
5 sur juin 03, 2009
It could not have been any better!
5 sur mai 19, 2009
We've been staying at B&B's across the US for 10 years, and this is the best ever. The inn itself is very charming, but the owners, Barbara and Suzanne, are what make it so special! And, the breakfasts are superb!
5 sur mai 19, 2009
Totally awesome, food great, room was beyond our expectations. Thank you!
5 sur mai 11, 2009
from check in to check out, we could not have asked for more! Meticulously clean, with charming decor, The Duck Smith House and its personable innkeepers, sisters Barbara and Suzanne Murphy, provided a much-needed weekend respite!
5 sur mai 08, 2009
Wonderful fully renovated farmhouse with beautiful gardens. Loved watching the birds. Didn't realize that Seagrove is a bird sanctuary. Hosts are charming and not intrusive. Gormet breakfast to die for. Highly recommend. Plan to return to see the zoo and more pottery.
5 sur mai 03, 2009
This was our second trip to the Duck Smith House and again, what a fantastic stay. Absolutely spotless with fresh flowers from the gardens. The service was impeccable and enjoyed the full house of visitors, an outstanding testimonial in itself.
5 sur avril 30, 2009
Surgical Unit Clean. Barbara and Suzanne are the perfect hosts--I wanted to permanently move in. Superb breakfast at your schedule, not theirs.
5 sur avril 30, 2009
In 2006, we lucked upon a newly acquired B&B in Seagrove, NC and have revisited the Murphy sisters every summer since. They have completely renovated and remodeled the Duck Smith House. We have found the Murphy sisters to be elegant and cordial hostesses who make this B&B very special. We were extremely impressed with the high quality of linens, bedding, towels and bathroom ammenities. The Duck Smith House is immaculate with well-kept and beautiful gardens. All this plus, spectacular breakfasts which are elegantly served. On every visit, we have found our hostesses to be very friendly, cheerful and gracious. We appreciate their knowledge of the area potters and enthusiasm for the local attractions. Upon their recommendation, we visited the NC Zoo last summer and thoroughly enjoyed the animals and grounds. The Duck Smith House is more than just a B&B! What a great respite. ENJOY!
5 sur avril 28, 2009
Duck Smith House and the Innkeeper's are a treasure tucked away in NC Pottery Country. Start your day with a wonderful breakfast, enjoy the pottery shopping, golfing or sightseeing. Then come back to a wonderful discussion and refreshments with Barb, Suzie and Daisy. We will continue to come back again to visit these ladies and the area. As always a total joy!
4,0 sur avril 28, 2009
The Duck Smith House is the finest B&B we have ever stayed at. It is like having a second home tucked away in Sea Grove NC. The Murphy sisters will make your visit a special one! The rooms are beautiful and exceptionally clean and the food is exquisite. Don't forget to enjoy the talents of the Seagrove potters. We make sure to get away to Barb's and Suzanne's at least once a year.
5 sur avril 26, 2009
The Duck Smith House is a wonderful place to escape, relax, and have and adventure. Barbara & Suzanne was very friendly, sweet, funny and helpful. The rooms are Beautiful, Very Clean and the rooms are on the larger size. They made our stay wonderful, easy, relaxed and we had our 2 years old Son with us. They played with him and helped me to get him to eat table food. Thanks Aunt Barbara and Aunt Sue. LOL They had brochures to the NC Zoo, maps to the covered bridge, and helped me locate the type of pottery I was looking for. They have pottery samples on shelves in their breakfast area to know which Artists to visit. This is my 3rd visit and we will be coming back. We reside in Florida.
5 sur avril 22, 2009
What a beautiful surprise staying at The Duck Smith House. Owned by two sisters this Bed and Breakfast was more then I have ever experienced at any Bed and Breakfast throughout the world. The rooms are beautifully decorated, clean and well taken care of as my "own" home would be. The Murphy sister's are delightful and the chef is outstanding. Hidden in Seagrove, don't miss this opportunity.