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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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!
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!!
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.
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.
Countryside, Small town
Antique Shopping, Gourmet/Fine Dining, Historical interests, Lake, Live Music, Movie Theater, Museum, Outlet Stores, Performing Theater, River
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
Air conditioning, Alarm clock, Bath robes, Fireplace, TV, Wi-Fi
Bicycle riding trails, Bird watching, Canoeing, Fishing, Golfing, Hiking trails, Horseshoes, Hammocks, Croquet, Hiking
Francois & Christina Deprez
English, French, Spanish
2 Cats , 1 Dog
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.