Whitehead Inn $750,000

Operated for 24 years, this beautifully appointed inn is an exceptional opportunity! Due to circumstances in their primary business in California, the owners had to temporarily close the Whitehead Inn. Two of the houses at the rear of the property have been leased with a tidy net income that will help in securing a loan. Call Mary Powell at 916-549-4521 for more information.

The Whitehead Inn, comprised of FOUR meticulously maintained homes with 14 bedrooms and 17 bathrooms, sits amongst big shade trees and mature landscaping in historic downtown Wilson, the antique capital of NC.

The only B&B in NC located on Interstate-95 (1/2 way between New York and Florida), and only 40 minutes East of Raleigh/Durham, the Whitehead Inn attracts travelers up and down the Eastern Seaboard. Barton College, just two blocks from the inn, book and refer visiting professors, performing artists, alumni, and students' parents to the inn.

The centerpiece of this gorgeous property is the Davis-Whitehead House, a 2-story, 4300 square foot, Italianate Victorian which houses separate innkeeper quarters, 3 guest rooms with private baths, a big, cheery kitchen, 2 formal dining parlors, guest sitting room, and reception office.

All of the homes have exquisite architectural details, 12-14ft. high ceilings, beautiful hardwood floors, and fireplaces in most rooms. The tasteful decor of period antiques mixed with traditional furnishings, oriental carpets, chandeliers and tapestries give a decidedly elegant and refined ambience.

Central HVAC in all buildings with individual thermostats in each bedroom and recently paved driveways and parking lot are modern touches fused with the architecturally significant features, which make this property exceptional!

This offering includes real estate (including large storage building and vacant lot for future bridal/event facility?), business name, beautiful furnishings (including antiques), luxury linens, designer dinnerware, flatware, and crystal, fully equipped kitchen, website and list of a thousand plus repeat customers.

Details will be given to qualified prospective buyers upon providing proof of financial capability. Buyers must have good credit and cash down payment.


  • Built in 1858
  • Historic Registry
  • 24 years as B&B
  • Last renovation in 2007
  • For Sale By Owner
  • 14 Guest Rooms
  • 17 Guest Bathrooms
  • Lot size: 1.34 acres
  • 14 Parking Spots
  • Has owner's quarters
  • $750,000
  • For Sale By Owner

Listing Agent

Mary Powell
600 Nash Street NE
Wilson, NC 27893

Phone: 916-549-4521
Cell: 916-549-4521
email: mpowellprop@aol.com


600 Nash Street N Wilson, NC 27893-3045

Photos (click to enlarge)

The Queen Anne House sits amongst majestic trees at the rear of the property.  It has four bedrooms, 4 bathrooms, a large kitchen, hardwood floors, high ceilings, and central HVAC.  Beautiful furniture has been stored elsewhere, while it is currently leased to a professor at nearby Barton College.
The Barefoot-Riley House has 3Br/4Ba, kitchen, hardwood floors, soaring 12 foot ceilings, central HVAC, and is handicap accessible with outdoor ramp to porch.  Beautiful furnishings have been stored elsewhere, while it is currently leased to an A+ business. Rosebud Cottage has two large King bed suites, with private bathrooms, and a small foyer, separating the two suites.

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