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Inn at Bingham School

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

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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.



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

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Second visit. Very enjoyable.

3.6 on October 03, 2014

This is a very comfortable and interesting B&B. Lots of history here. It is well worth a visit and the breakfast is delicious.

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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.

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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.

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Rooms & Rates


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

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

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

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

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Location Type

Countryside, Small town


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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  • 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: 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.

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  • Serving Location: Dining room or outside on patio

Special meal options


Signature Dish

French Quiche


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

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