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.
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!
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.
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.
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.
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.
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!
4.4 on May 11, 2015
We had a very nice experience. I am sure that we will go back again.
4.4 on April 05, 2015
Wonderful home, location and breakfast. Easy access to UNC and Chapel Hill. Particularly, enjoyed the history and displays from the past. Very interesting.
3.6 on February 19, 2015
We loved the historic charm of the special place. There are many details and nooks and crannies you will want to check out. We stayed in the Head Master's room which proved to be a good choice in the cold winter since we didnt have to leave the main house for breakfast and we had a fire place. The Inn is in a great locations with many amenities in close driving distance, but with a country feel. The attention to owners have taken to make the old house as comfortable as possible be is clear. We really enjoyed our stay and would certainly go back.
5 on February 11, 2015
We really enjoyed the beautiful room, gregarious dog, and a nice long walk on their property. It was a perfect country get-away that wasn't far from town.
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.
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
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.
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
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
Cats , Dogs
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.