Change your search

Inn at Bingham School

6720 Mebane Oaks Rd , Mebane, NC 27302 USA (Show map)
45 Reviews
$150 - $195
per night

Check Dates


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.

Rooms & Rates

Headmaster's - 1835

It is a spacious room with large windows facing out on 3 sides offering romantic country vistas. A spacious size canopy bed views the fireplace. The large bathroom has an antique clawfoot bathtub with a shower and dressing table.

  • Maximum Capacity: 2
  • Bathroom Private Bath
  • Beds 1 Queen


1801 Room

There are wood floors, a Federal mantle with working fireplace, queen size canopy bed and a bathroom with shower. Among the comforts of the 1801 room are a phone, TV rocking chair and a wingback reading chair. There's a private entrance to the room. Also has air jacuzzi bathtub.

  • Maximum Capacity: 2
  • Bathroom Private Bath
  • Beds 1 Queen


Rusty's Room - 1801

It is an A-shaped room with 1 king size bed and a gorgeous Georgina mantel above the working fireplace. The bathroom is divided with a bathtub making this an ideal room for friends or family traveling together. This room can be converted to 2 twin beds instead of 1 King for a cost of $25.

  • Maximum Capacity: 2
  • Bathroom Private Bath
  • Beds 1 King


Milkhouse Cottage

There is a sitting room with couch and TV, the couch folds out to a queen size bed, which works well for children. The bathroom has a whirlpool tub and shower. The cheery yellow bedroom has a queen size bed.

  • Maximum Capacity: 4
  • Bathroom Private Bath
  • Beds 1 Queen


Check Dates Visit Website



Write A Review

  • Guest room4.3
  • Service4.2
  • Value3.9
  • Cleanliness4.4
  • Dining4.1

Score Breakdown based on
45 Reviews

Write A Review

Sept visit

3.6 on September 10, 2014

The weather was warm but not humid. Christina was a lovely host. Relatives from the area joined me for breakfast and cocktail hour and we had the place almost to ourselves. So peaceful and beautiful. I recommend The Inn at Bingham School highly!


3.4 on June 23, 2014

We had a great time at Inn at Bingham School. The grounds were beautiful and we felt right at home. We went more for relaxing than sight seeing, so spent a lot of time in the hammocks. Very relaxing.

Plan to return again when in the area

3.6 on June 19, 2014

My husband and I have stayed at this lovely B&B a number of times and we plan to return when we are in the area. The rooms are comfortable and clean and Christina makes the best scones we have ever eaten!

Great retreat

4.8 on June 18, 2014

Beautiful, historic gem just outside Chapel Hill and very convenient to Saxapahaw. Hosts were very friendly and accommodating. Grounds around the inn are a nice surprise with many places to sit and enjoy the scenery or walk to your heart's content. Wish we could have stayed longer!!

A terrific little place to get away

4.8 on April 14, 2014

We have stayed here a couple of times just to get away. Always a greeted warmly. Breakfast was always terrific. A nice, quiet place to relax.

Old and new comfort and charm

5 on November 20, 2013

This is my third stay. It is 3 miles from Rigmor house. It is quiet, modern ammenities but old school charm. Wireless and satellite tv, jacuzzi tub and old country views. Francois makes a great hot meal in the morning and honor system drinks in the fridge. It is the perfect home away from home.

The Milk House Room

4.0 on October 25, 2013

The milk house is a separate, tiny house that sits in back of the main house with windows on 3 sides of the bedroom. The view is beautiful. There were lovely outdoor seating areas around the property. I would stay there again.

Stay at Bingham Inn

3.6 on October 23, 2013

Enjoyed our stay at the Inn very much! Lovely grounds and the rooms were unique and welcoming.

Another wonderful celebration

5 on July 01, 2013

Just wish more people in the area knew about this "hidden" treasure.

Wonderful B&B!

4.6 on June 12, 2013

My husband and I have stayed at The Inn at Bingham School on several occasions and each time we have had a wonderful time. The rooms are lovely and clean, and the innkeepers are welcoming and gracious. We will definitely stay here again and recommend it enthusiastically.

View More Reviews


Location Type

Countryside, Small town


30 miles

Directions to property:


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

Check Dates Visit Website


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

Terms and Conditions

  • Minimum Stay: Special weekends (football, graduation).
  • Deposit Amount Required: 1 night's tariff, held w/credit card.
  • Cancellations: Once reservation is made we need min. 1 weeks notice prior to reservation and there is a $15.00 service fee. If cancel witin 1 week of reservation, if we can re-rent the room there is a $15.00 service fee---If we can not re-rent the room full amount is due.



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.

Check Dates Visit Website




  • Serving Location: Dining room or outside on patio

Special meal options


Signature Dish

French Quiche

Details Diamond Collection

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

Property highlights

Get a free $60 gift card with a $300 gift card purchase