Fuquay Mineral Spring Inn and Garden

333 South Main Street , Fuquay-Varina, NC 27526 USA (Show map)

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The Fuquay Mineral Spring Inn and Garden is a Local Historic Landmark Building and Garden located in the heart of the Fuquay Springs Historic District across from the Fuquay Mineral Spring Park. The Inn is owned and operated by John and Patty Byrne, John is currently the Mayor of Fuquay-Varina and Patty is a English Professor at Campbell University. The house was the home of Dr. Wiley Cozart and his wife Pauline, both were community minded citizens, and their home was used for many functions during the 1920's to 1970's. Dr. Cozart was the Mayor of the town for ten years. Pauline was one of the community's finest gardeners and social leaders. The Colonial Revival Inn is perched on a hill overlooking the Mineral Spring with a period Gazebo for guests' enjoyments. The gardens on the side and front yards are enhanced by the soothing splashes from the classic fountain and the many bird feeders. The stone court yard and arbor add a secret garden setting for afternoon tea or a cozy breakfast. Guests will be located less than a block from the ole'town, Fuquay Springs, for shopping and dining. The Inn was built in 1927 by the Cozart Family. The Cozart Family owned and built one of the seven hotels - The Ben Wiley, celebrating the mineral spring. The Ben Wiley is on the National Registar of Historic Places and a Local Landmark, next to the Fuquay Mineral Spring Inn. The Inn is owned and operated by Innkeepers, John and Patty Byrne.



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  • Guest room4.8
  • Service4.9
  • Value4.8
  • Cleanliness4.9
  • Onsite Dining4.9

The most wonderful time

5 on October 14, 2015

From the moment we arrived we were made to feel very welcome. We were upgraded to the Carriage House which is a lovely apartment separate from the main house. The owners (John and Patty) had no idea at the time that this was going to be the most perfect setting for our personal reason for coming to Fuquay Varina...you see, we were meeting 'long lost family', which made it really convenient for them to come and go as they pleased without any disturbance to anyone else. When John and Patty got to know our personal circumstances they were genuinely very interested in 'our story' and they went out of their way to welcome our family as well. We had many interesting conversations with them and we were all given a very interesting historical tour of the main house. The breakfasts were interesting and plentiful. I say 'interesting' as each morning there was something different on the table for us to try. One morning I asked what their local 'biscuits' were like, and lo and behold, we had some biscuits the next morning for our breakfast which was most unexpected. We would highly recommend staying at the Fuquay Mineral Spring Inn and Garden and would like to thank John and Patty once again for a very enjoyable and most memorable stay.

Outstanding quaint place!

5 on August 31, 2015

Wonderful town within short drive of lots of things in Raleigh. Nice stores to shop in within walking distance, too. A quiet walking park across the street. Very relaxing and owner was very nice to deal with!

Mike's Review

5 on July 04, 2015

This is an great B&B. Good location, very nice rooms and the breakfast is excellent. John and Patty are very familiar with the area for whatever you are looking to do. I highly recommend this for any trip to the area.


5 on June 26, 2015

Stayed in the carriage house -- perfect getaway!

So confused by other reviews

1.8 on June 02, 2015

Room was nice and certainly clean. Could faintly smell cigarette smoke as soon as we walked in the door and it also wafted through the vents in our room periodically throughout our stay (even early in the morning! Yuck!). As we were the only guests that night, we assumed it was one of the owners smoking. Wife was very kind to loan me a jacket as I had forgotten mine; o/w saw little of her. No sign of her at breakfast; husband cooked and served us. Breakfast was odd. He served us a very pretty plate of cut fruit, then a plate each of plain scrambled eggs. Not at all fluffy or special, just plain. There was completely cold, unbuttered toast, served with very cold butter. Also a tray of various jars of jellies/jams, with a spoon stuck down in each one. The jars were all different brands, ordinary stuff that I would buy at a grocery store, all partially used up already. There were also a couple of partially-used containers of cream cheese, one scraped almost clean (!). It was as if he just opened the refrigerator and pulled out whatever was on the door, stuck some silverware in there, slapped them on a tray and brought them to the table. Very incongruent with any bed and breakfast I have ever visited (many). We found it odd that not once during our stay did we see either one of them smile.

UNC Graduation Weekend

5 on May 25, 2015

Very nice setting with gracious and accommodating hosts

Lovely place to stay with wonderful hosts.

4.8 on April 21, 2015

My girlfriend and I stayed in the Savannah Sparrow room while in Fuquay-Varina for the plein air painting competition. The location was perfect and breakfast was far beyond expectations. The hosts, John and Patty, were what really made the stay so great. I would highly recommend this inn.

Best B&B - Beautiful home and wonderful couple!

5 on April 16, 2015

John and Patty are extremely friendly and accommodating. Their home is lovely too!

Wonderful Getaway

5 on March 25, 2015

The Inn was recommended to us and I am so glad. We stayed 3 nights. When you first pull up you see a beautiful Inn with lovely gardens. Upon entering we were impressed with the authentic antique furnishings. My husband is a woodworker and loved looking at these fine pieces. Patty (one of the owners) greeted us warmly. She invited us to take our time looking around as all the art work was original as well. Before going up to our room she gave us the history of our bed which was around 150 years old. The room was comfortably furnished, extremely clean and we had a lovely plate of cookies waiting for us. The dinning table was beautifully set for our morning breakfast. The coffee is amazing and the food was delicious. Like was previously said in another review, the hosts John and Patty really added to our positive stay. They make you feel as if they are sharing their home with you. I have stayed in several B&B's but I must say this is one of our favorites

Best "Sisters Weekend" Imaginable!

5 on March 22, 2015

John & Patty, From the moment we arrived, we were warmly welcomed and pampered with homemade scones for afternoon tea time, engaging conversation, exquisite decor, and comforts beyond our expectation. John even arranged an upscale dinner for us. Morning breakfast, delicious, beautiful, and bountiful, was a photo shoot presentation. Attention to every detail and sincere hospitality made Fuquay Mineral Spring Inn the best B&B experience we've had, here or abroad!

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Rooms & Rates

Cardinal Suite

The Cardinal Suite is a large bedroom and bath with adjoining sitting room with television and internet access. The bedroom has a queen sized bed covered with a cream on cream Goodwin Guild woven coverlet. The English bathroom has a glassed shower and built-in vanity accented with rope tile and antique mirror. A Bose radio adds to the relaxing, nostalgic suite.

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

Painting Bunting Room

The Painted Bunting Room is a clean white and country green room with mahogany twin beds. The room is accented with green, the green colors of the female painted bunting bird. An original painting of a pair of painted buntings from Bald Head Island by Malcolm Fleming which accents the room and the other antique, mahogany furniture. The adjoining bath, papered with forget-me-nots, has a glass shower. The built-in vanity offers a marble sink and golden mirror for personal grooming. A mahogany leather chair from the nation's capitol provides a place to write correspondence. The Painted Bunting Room offers a quaint setting for one or two guests.

  • Maximum Capacity: 2
  • Bathroom Private Bath
  • Beds 2 Twin

Savannah Sparrow Room

The Savannah Sparrow Room is a large bedroom with the original bathroom to the upstairs. A queen size, rice plantation, tester bed centers the room. An antique mahogany chest with drop desk offers spacious work and storage area. The pedestal sink and pastel peach and bronze tiles reflect the beginning of the art deco period in American design. This original and restored bath adds to the experience of one's stay at Fuquay Mineral Spring Inn.

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

Goldfinch Room

The Goldfinch Room is a charming, restful room with an antique double bed, made of carved walnut. A cream crocheted coverlet adds to the fashionable times. An antique settee can be used for relaxed reading. The spacious bathroom has a large glass shower. The bathroom is enhanced with pastel yellow wall paper and brown bows. The bow accent can be found within the two rooms. Two large windows face the historical Ben Wiley Hotel. These windows are shaded with white plantation shutters and are accented with imported tassels. The oriental carpet adds to the warmth of the pleasing, pale gold-yellow room. Other antique furnishings combine to offer a useful and nostalgic room.

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

Carriage House

The Carriage House is a bright and relaxing suite that one can enjoy some private time looking out on the inn's gardens, watching a Flat Screen TV - DVD movie, listening to a Bose radio or relaxing in a hot tub. A stately four-poster king-size rice bed topped with accent pillows of green gingham and white batten lace add to the invitation of relaxation and cottage comfort. The bedroom and living area's ceiling fans add to the cozy atmosphere of the carriage house's views. The living room's queen size sofa bed can be used for extra sleeping quarters for a small additional charge.

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

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Location Type

Historic District, Historic Landmark, Historic Site, Airport, City, Downtown, Small town, Suburban, Village, Wine country


Raleigh Durham, NC (RDU-Raleigh Durham INTL 18 miles

Directions to property:

Take 401 South from Raleigh to Fuquay-Varina, Interstate 40 East from Raleigh to NC 42 West to Fuquay-Varina, or U S 1 South from Raleigh to Highway 55 East to Fuquay-Varina.

Area Attractions

Amusement Park, Antique Shopping, Art Galleries, Concert venue, Gourmet/Fine Dining, Historical interests, Lake, Live Music, Movie Theater, Museum, National/State parks, Nature area, Brewery, Duke University, Carolina Hurricanes NHL, University of North Carolina, North Carolina State University, Cambell College, Performing Theater, Picnic area, Religious Services, River, Winery, Zoo

Inn Details

Establishment type

Bed and Breakfast, Country Inn, Historic Inn

On-site amenities

BBQ grill, Computer, Conference Rooms, Copier, Fax Machine, Fireplace, Library, Washer/dryer, Wedding Facilities

Room amenities

Air conditioning, Alarm clock, Amenities Basket, Bath robes, Board games, CD player, Ceiling fans, Coffee/Tea facilities, DVD Player, Desk, Fridge, Hairdryer, Hot tub/whirlpool tub, Internet Service, Ironing Board, Private entrance, Radio, Satellite/Cable TV, TV, Telephone, Turndown Service, VCR, Videos, Wi-Fi, Wired internet

On-site activities

Bicycle rental, Bicycles, Billiards, Bird watching, Boating, Canoeing, Fishing, Golfing, Hiking trails, Horseback riding, Hunting, Sailing, Shopping, Sight-seeing, Swimming, Swimming pool, Tennis courts, Whitewater Rafting

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  • Check In:: 3 PM
  • Check Out:: 11 AM
  • Open All Year Round: Yes
  • Smoking Allowed: Outside only Outside on porches
  • Drinking Allowed: Yes
  • Alcohol Provided No
  • Suitable For Children: Limited age ten or over.
  • Childcare Provided: No
  • Guest Pets Allowed: No
  • Disabled Access Limited

Terms and Conditions

  • Accepted payments AMEX, VISA, Discover, Mastercard, Personal checks, Travelers checks, Cash
  • Deposit Amount Required: Will take a check or credit card in advance for holding a room.
  • Cancellations: Seven day cancellation policy. If you cancel your reservation seven or more days in advance we will charge your credit card $15 per room processing fee. If you cancel after the time limit, your credit card or deposit will be used for a nights stay unless the room is rebooked. All reservations made within seven days of arrival are considered guaranteed and no deposit refund in the event of cancellation or no-show.



John & Patty Byrne

Languages spoken

Some French, Some Spanish, English

About the innkeepers

John is currently the Mayor of Fuquay-Varina and Patty is a Retired English teacher at the Fuquay-Varina High School now a Professor at Campbell University. Golf, tennis, biking, reading, gardening, all sports. Hiking in parks and enjoying the outdoors and watching the birds and butterflys.

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  • Time Served: 7AM to 9AM
  • Serving Location: Gazbo or Patio, Breakfast Room, Dining Room

Special meal options

Low fat , Restrictive , Vegetarian , with reservations

Signature Dish

Southern Breakfast