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The Duck Smith House

465 North Broad St. , Seagrove, NC 27341 USA (Show map)
123 Reviews
$145 - $145
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The Duck Smith House will delight your every senses! From the moment you arrive you will be greeted by the friendly sisters, Barbara & Suzanne and Daisy Mae (the resident dog). Each of the four bedrooms, with their own bathroom, was meticulously chosen to have its own personality and charm. Breakfast! Come into the sunniest room of the house with each of the four tables perfectly set with lace tablecloths, fine china, crystal and fresh flowers. Enjoy the small sample of the Seagrove Pottery in this delightful breakfast room. There's fresh ground coffee or herbal teas, fresh fruit and one of Barbara's wonderful breakfast specials...stuffed French Toast or maybe blueberry pancakes. Small portions aren't the standard but can be accommodated so don't forget to let them know. Relax at The Duck Smith House where you can mingle with the other guests or just be by yourselves. There are maps and business cards in front of some of the pottery pieces for you to plan your pottery shopping day. Visiting the quaint shops and talking with the potters will put smiles on your face. Don't miss the North Carolina Zoo which is the third largest free roaming zoo in the country and less than 10 miles from The Duck Smith House. Visit North America and/or Africa with it's five miles of shaded walking paths through the woods. Birders be thrilled with Suzanne's hanging bird feeders from the 100 year old black walnut tree. Come stay at The Duck Smith House, be pampered and know that when you stay here you will be spoiled and have memories that last and last.



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  • Guest room4.9
  • Service5.0
  • Value4.7
  • Cleanliness5.0
  • Dining4.9

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Wonderful experience

5 on September 27, 2014

Once again, we stayed at the Duck Smith House after a trip to the NC Zoo. We do this annually, and it really is a tradition for our family. The hospitality the sisters offer is wonderful, and they have a gorgeous house. The rooms are beautiful and comfortable, and breakfasts are always incredible. Super peaceful sitting on the porch, or walking around and watching the birds soar in the backyard. We'll be back!


5 on September 26, 2014

The sisters are charming and the house is lovely--especially the porch. Breakfast is always delicious... and the share the recipes!


5 on August 12, 2014

This was my first time at a bed and breakfast and the sisters made it wonderful. I would stay at a bed and breakfast again because of them. They give you just the right amount of attention to make you feel so very special and you come to feel as if they are your long lost friends.

Great B&B

5 on July 29, 2014

My sister and I recently spent a wonderful time at the Duck Smith House - what a lovely place and the sisters are terrific. They pay attention to every detail in order to make the customers stay the best it can be. Fantastic breakfast every day and snacks in the evening. Highly recommend this B&B!!

If You Aren't There by Now, You Should Be!!!

5 on July 20, 2014

One of our best B&B experiences. Joe and Kathy Huddleston, Manteo, NC

Best B&B stay in the last 5 years.

5 on June 25, 2014

My wife, Caroline, and I stayed overnight at The Duck Smith House this June. We were on our way to a week's stay in Asheville and had wanted to see the pottery in Seagrove. Our hostesses, Barbara and Suzanne, were so charming and funny and knowledgeable. They made our stay a delight and they made a super breakfast. We felt genuinely welcome in their home. Thanks again, Caroline and Steve


5 on June 24, 2014

This past spring, a spur of the moment plan had our family of three (based in Raleigh) heading to the NC Zoo and then on to Boone. We decided to stay at The Duck Smith House for one evening. Can't say enough good things about this B&B ... though it's Barbara and Suzanne who were the jewels of our stay. Their hospitality was wonderful and obvious love for their business were very apparent. They made our stay so very comfortable. (We stayed in the The Waverly Room, with two double beds. Lots of room for the three of us!)

southern comfort and charm

4.8 on May 23, 2014

this is The Place to stay! Excellent service, delicious breakfast, beautiful presentation, wonderful rooms,very comfortable. The house itself is amazing. very convenient location,close to many potteries restaurants and the zoo. A wonderful place for a weekend getaway. Barbara and Suzanne run a beautiful B&B. already booked for our next visit !!! LOVED THIS PLACE!


4.6 on April 18, 2014

Lovely, quiet, can't wait to return!


5 on April 18, 2014

Wonderful Bed and Breakfast! The owners do a great job!

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Location Type

Center of the State, 10 miles west of NC Zoo, City, Countryside, Small town


Greensboro, NC (GSO-Piedmont Triad Intl.) 49 miles

Directions to property:

Off of I-73/I-74/US 220 Seagrove is exit 61, go east to the traffic light, turn left on N. Broad St. and go 1/2 mile to yellow and white house on the left...The Duck Smith House Bed & Breakfast.

Area Attractions

Antique Shopping, Art Galleries, Gourmet/Fine Dining, Historical interests, Lake, Movie Theater, Museum, National/State parks, Nature area, Pottery Shops dating back to 1700's, Picnic area, Religious Services, Winery, Zoo

Inn Details

Establishment type

Bed and Breakfast

On-site amenities

CD player, Desk, Fax Machine, Fireplace, Library, Telephone, VCR, Videos , Fresh flowers in your room., Bertie's Room has a non-working fireplace., Turn down service., Snack tray on silver & crystal glasses.

Room amenities

Air conditioning, Alarm clock, Amenities Basket, Bath robes, Ceiling fans, DVD Player, Hairdryer, Internet Service, Satellite/Cable TV, TV, Turndown Service, Wi-Fi

On-site activities

Bird watching, Golfing, Hiking trails, badminton, crocket, Shopping, Sight-seeing

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  • Check In:: 3:00 P.M.
  • Check Out:: 11:00 A.M.
  • Open All Year Round: Yes
  • Smoking Allowed: Outside only
  • Drinking Allowed: Yes
  • Alcohol Provided No
  • Suitable For Children: Limited Children 6 years and older due to antiques.
  • Childcare Provided: No
  • Guest Pets Allowed: No
  • Disabled Access Limited

Terms and Conditions

  • Accepted payments Other, VISA, Discover, Mastercard, Cash
  • Deposit Amount Required: One nights stay is required to hold the room. Credit card is charge at the time of booking.
  • Cancellations: 24 hour notice otherwise there will be a charge of one nights stay.



Barbara Murphy and Suzanne Murphy

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Gourmet full breakfast

  • Time Served: between 8:00 and 9:00
  • Serving Location: Breakfast Room

Special meal options

Low fat , Restrictive , Vegetarian

Signature Dish

Stuffed French Toast
This is Barbara's signature dish and seems to be requested the most. It is Stuffed French Toast on raisin cinnamon bread with cream cheese, blueberries and orange zest. If you'd like it unstuffed just let us know when you arrive. Other favorites are sweet potato pancakes or pumpkin waffles. Breakfast is always served with fresh ground coffee or you can have one of our many teas. With your breakfast is always fresh fruit, like baked grapefruit with meringue on top or baked apple and you will have either bacon or sausage plus a scrambled egg. Sound like too much? We can make smaller portions.


465 North Broad St. , Seagrove, NC 27341 USA (Show map)

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