Inn at Bingham School

6720 Mebane Oaks Rd , Mebane, NC 27302 USA (Show map)

About

Operating from 1845-1865, the Bingham School served as a preparatory school for young men seeking entrance to the University of North Carolina at nearby Chapel Hill. Although the school itself is no longer standing, the headmaster's home, listed in the National Historic Registry, has received an award for it's meticulous restoration. Your hosts, the Deprez family, invite you to step back in time. Furnished in period antiques, the Inn at Bingham School is nestled among pecan trees in the rolling farmland of central North Carolina. A combination of Greek and Federal styles, and 1790 Log Cabin the Inn offers five spacious guestrooms with modern private baths. Relax on one of our porches after roaming the surrounding acres of woodland. Join in a game of croquet or find peace gently swinging in one of our hammocks. Or spend your time indoors curling up with a good book, playing games in the parlor or watching a movie from our video collection. Whatever the choice, welcome the evening over complimentary wine and cheese with your hosts. Experience more than just a room; surround yourself in the craftsmanship of a past era. With a unique blend of old and new comforts you can select rooms with different features. In every room you will be indulged with thick robes, luxurious soaps and homemade cookies. Wake up to an elaborate breakfast served in dining room or on the patio. Our menus are designed to make the most of seasonal specialties: pear-almond waffles, blueberry pancakes and corn fritters are just a few of the offerings. Fresh fruit, warm breads, gourmet coffee and teas always accompany our all homemade breakfasts. Eleven miles west of Chapel Hill, the Inn offers southern hospitality at it's finest.

Reviews

Overall
4.2

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  • Guest room4.3
  • Service4.1
  • Value4.0
  • Cleanliness4.4
  • Onsite Dining4.1

Lovely step back to an earlier time

4.6 on June 27, 2016

The hosts were extremely friendly and the breakfast was very tasty. Our room was airy, full of light and beautifully furnished. The grounds were well kept and extensive. We watched the fireflies and stars at night, sampled the blackberries in the garden and took advantage of the swing from the tree.


Great Getaway, Beautiful Grounds!

3.2 on June 08, 2016

Close to Saxapahaw, beautiful grounds, comfortable large room though bathroom as quirky as you'd expect for a 200 yo building.


Inn at Bingham School

4.0 on June 01, 2016

Gorgeous grounds and amazing historic house. Totally immersed in antiquity. Francois and Christina very welcoming and personable; fell in love with gorgeous white lab dog. Nearby town really cute and Captain Eddy's Restaurant is terrific! Loved the visit!


Amazing stay in such a lovely find!

5 on April 22, 2016

We stayed in the Milk House for my husband's 40th birthday celebration. We are locals in the area, but have never been here until this occasion. The whole experience was so lovely. The innkeepers are super helpful and nice to chat with. The grounds are gorgeous. The room was cozy and had great views! Would definitely go back!


Lovely B&B

4.2 on November 28, 2015

Delicious breakfast! Room was very lovely and clean! Nice touch with cookies in room at night. My only complaint was coffee should have been available earlier.


Perfectly Charming

5 on September 10, 2015

The room was furnished with beautiful antiques and was immaculate! The grounds were lovely and the location was great for a wedding we attended in Chapel Hill with the reception in Durham. Breakfast was absolutely delicious...the best scones I have ever tasted. Francois was very helpful and the two cats were quite the hosts of the bed and breakfast!!! We will definitely stay there again if we are in the area.


Historic Charmer

3.2 on September 03, 2015

Follow the country roads to the gorgeous and meticulously manicured grounds of the Inn. Rusty' s room was warm and cozy, beautifully decorated, historically fascinating and modernly comfortable. The Inn is quite unique, I'd recommend it for a quiet getaway or a beautiful outdoor wedding. Breakfast was very basic, and being the only guests, the social aspect of a B&B was missed. Innkeeper interaction was very limited, but they were pleasant.


Lovely, tranquil setting and fabulous breakfast

4.8 on June 11, 2015

This inn was an unexpected gem insofar as the serene setting and the rustic charm. The grounds in mid-May were beautiful. Wonderful, thoughtful hosts and a sumptuous breakfast, not to mention the home-baked cookies left on our night stand. My husband and I wish we could have stayed another night.


Perfect Stay at Inn at Bingham School

5 on May 16, 2015

Our first stay here and will definitely return! Lovely room, beautiful grounds, welcoming hosts and delicious breakfast. Enjoyable stay all around!


1st stay at a bead and breakfast

4.4 on May 11, 2015

We had a very nice experience. I am sure that we will go back again.


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Rooms & Rates

1801

The 1801 Room On the first floor of our newly reconstructed 1801 addition, this room invites you to experience another era. Heartpine floors, a Persian antique rug and a tiger maple queen size four poster canopy bed showcase the skills of master craftsmen. Relax in the wingback chair reading by the original Federal mantle of the gas log fireplace. Enjoy the rocking chair while gazing out at the shaded Southern porch replete with columns. The private bathroom invites you to soak in the air tub with a shower. This room is located in the main house with a private entrance. * The rate for this accommodation is $150.00 per night based on double occupancy plus tax.

  • Maximum Capacity: 3
  • Bathroom Private Bath
  • Beds 1 Queen

Rusty's Room

A sunny A -shaped room in the newly reconstructed 1801 section of our inn. Walk up the stairs and admire the original woodwork. A large Capel braided rug decorates the heartpine flooring. Custom made walnut rope beds can remain apart for two twin beds or can be joined into a king size bed. Linger in the slipper chair reading or just gazing outside at the treetops. A gas log fireplace invites you to curl up and relax. A divided private bathroom with air tub and shower make this room ideal for friends or family traveling together. * The rate for this accommodation is $150.00 per night based on double occupancy plus tax

  • Maximum Capacity: 3
  • Bathroom Private Bath
  • Beds 1 King

The Headmaster's Room

Located upstairs in the 1835 Greek Revival section of our home, the Headmaster's Room offers sweeping views of the surrounding countryside from it's four large windows. A queen size pencil post bed overlooks the gas log fireplace and original heartpine flooring. Stately wingback chairs ,Capel braided rugs and an antique southern chest of drawers adorn the room. The light -filled private bathroom has a clawfoot bathtub with a shower and antique dressing table.

  • Maximum Capacity: 3
  • Bathroom Private Bath
  • Beds 1 Queen

Milk House

The Milkhouse Cottage Just a short walk from the main house the separate Milkhouse Cottage beckons you in. The cozy sitting room has a loveseat and television . The bedroom is a cheery sunroom filled with light. Views of the lawn, woods and barn can be enjoyed from your queen size bed. A French writing desk, Capel braided rugs and a Kennedy rocker enhance the natural setting. Awaiting you in the private bathroom is a Jacuzzi bathtub and shower. Step out the back door of your private cottage to nap in a hammock and your stay is complete. *The rate for this accommodation is $195.00 per night based on double occupancy plus tax

  • Maximum Capacity: 3
  • Bathroom Private Bath
  • Beds 1 Queen

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Location

Location Type

Countryside, Small town

Airport

30 miles

Area Attractions

Antique Shopping, Gourmet/Fine Dining, Historical interests, Lake, Live Music, Movie Theater, Museum, Outlet Stores, Performing Theater, River

Inn Details

Establishment type

Country Inn

On-site amenities

Board games, Copier, Fax Machine, Library, VCR, Videos, Wedding Facilities , Jacuzzi/bathtub in room, Satellite TV on site, Some rooms have VCR, Some rooms have ceiling fans

Room amenities

Air conditioning, Alarm clock, Bath robes, Fireplace, TV, Wi-Fi

On-site activities

Bicycle riding trails, Bird watching, Canoeing, Fishing, Golfing, Hiking trails, Horseshoes, Hammocks, Croquet, Hiking

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Policies

  • Check In:: 3 - 8 P.M.
  • Check Out:: 11 PM
  • Open All Year Round: Yes
  • Smoking Allowed: Yes Outside only
  • Drinking Allowed: Yes
  • Alcohol Provided Yes
  • Suitable For Children: Limited Well behaved children only.
  • Childcare Provided: No
  • Guest Pets Allowed: No
  • Disabled Access No

Terms and Conditions

  • Minimum Stay: Special weekends (football, graduation).
  • Accepted payments AMEX, VISA, Discover, Mastercard, Personal checks, Travelers checks, Cash
  • Deposit Amount Required: 1 night's tariff, held w/credit card.
  • Cancellations: Reservations cancelled at least 7 days prior to the check-in date will receive a full refund. Cancellations made less than 7 days prior to check-in, NO refund. No-shows: No refund to guest.

Innkeepers

Name(s)

Francois & Christina Deprez

Languages spoken

English, French, Spanish

Resident Pets

Cats , Dogs

About the innkeepers

After their previous home in Mexico City the innkeepers are enjoying their country setting. Hiking the grounds and continually restoring the home keep them busy.

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Meals

Breakfast

Full

  • Serving Location: Dining room or outside on patio

Special meal options

Vegetarian


Signature Dish

French Quiche