The Ashford Inn is named for Colonel John Ashford, who fought and was wounded on the front lines at Bull Run, Gettysburg, and Petersburg during the war between the states. Colonel Ashford turned in his regiment to General Grant at Appomattox and returned home to Clinton shortly afterwards. The Colonel and his wife Elizabeth raised their family in this lovely home and were responsible for many of the renovations to the house that exist today. The Ashford Inn has been placed on the National Register of Historic Places by the Dept. of the Interior as part of the College Historical Project and was featured in the April 1997 issue of Colonial Homes Magazine. We offer six guest rooms with private baths. The Ashford Inn offers dinners with advance notice. We also have full liquor license and bar on premises. The inn has free high speed wireless internet,free parking, and offers government and military discounts.
4.2 on September 11, 2017
My husband and I usually stay overnight in a hotel chain along 95 on our way to our Hilton Head vacation. A search for a B&B in North Carolina turned up the lovely Ashford Inn, a short detour off 95. The inn has 6 guest rooms all with private baths and are very comfortable with lots of charm. Upon arrival innkeeper Julie gave us a short history and tour of the inn..Cozy sitting areas, a well stocked honor bar, and tranquil back yard with seating and a hammock. After settling in, we walked 2 blocks to Alfredo's for a great dinner in downtown Clinton. Clinton definitely has a lot of small town charm. The next morning, we headed downstairs for a gourmet breakfast at the requested time of 7 am. It was nice to be able to pick our time for breakfast. Breakfast started with coffee, juice and watermelon balls with mint. Very refreshing That was followed by coconut crusted french toast with bananas and warm syrup. Very good and filling! We wished we could have lingered, but we enjoyed the country scenery on our way back to 95S. I highly recommend this inn for a relaxing stay away.
5 on June 19, 2017
If your looking for a clean, friendly, and peaceful place to spend a night or several nights, this is the place. My wife and I stayed this past weekend and it was great.
4.8 on May 05, 2017
Can't praise the Ashford Inn and innkeeper Julie Stadig enough. We were in town to visit relatives in Clinton and would have been happy with a clean and quit place with a comfortable bed but were pleasantly surprised. I had called the day before to arrange an earlier check-in which was no problem at all. We were met at the door at the appointed time and given a brief tour and history of the Inn before being shown to our room. The inn is immaculately kept just as if it were a home and is very comfortable. Our room was as beautiful as the rest of the house with a very comfortable queen size 4 poster bead, a side table and chair, a desk with another chair, an armoire holding a flat screen tv and a fairly spacious bathroom. The room had it's own thermostat and the air conditioning was more than adequate in spite of the temperature being near 90. The shower had plenty of hot water and good flow. It was one of the best showers I've encountered in a hotel of any size and the bathroom was spotless and hairless. The Inn is located in a quiet area and the room was dead quiet at night as well. If that wasn't enough included was a full breakfast including pancakes with homemade whipped cream, bacon, fresh fruit, orange juice and coffee....all served on real china. My wife and I both agree that we will be staying there for all future visits to Clinton.
5 on July 06, 2015
Thank you Julie and staff for a wonderful stay with you at the Ashford Inn. I was in town on business for four weeks and booked my entire stay with you - glad I did. You have "nailed" the Bed &Breakfast experience - BED (very comfortable beds) BREAKFAST (wonderful and creative). I would definitely stay here again.
4.0 on June 07, 2015
Passed through Clinton, NC on our way to Wilmington to visit our niece. Had booked a night at Ashford Inn through Hotels.com. Arrived later than we expected, but received a very gracious welcome from Julie. She gave us a tour of the house, showed us our room and gave us some suggestions for where to find a nice dinner. Slept well, despite some traffic noise, and arose to a lovely breakfast of Huevos Rancheros, cheese grits and fresh fruit. My husband, who is not a huge fan of grits, loved these. And they were very creamy and rich. We had a lovely, long conversation after breakfast with Julie and her friend Melissa. We look forward to staying again at a later date.
4.6 on October 28, 2014
We were looking for a place to stay in an area we thought would out of the way with not many options. We were extremely happy to have stumbled on to the Ashford Inn. The bed was so comfortable I was tempted to stay in it longer but we needed to get rolling. It was very clean and the breakfast was tasty. I would definitely recommend it as a place to stay.
4.6 on September 07, 2014
Ashford Inn delivered on a cozy and relaxed night for me, just what I needed before a triathlon the next day. Sweet room with everything I could need. Had a tv glitch and they were up there ready to fix in a jiffy. I did not get the pleasure of breakfast the next day because I left so early but they had ready a banana and homemade muffin to set me up for a great race. Thank you!
Thank you for staying with us, and for your nice review. You'll have to stay longer next time! Congratulations on finishing your race, and I hope recovery was quick. Maybe a massage could be arranged - there is a great place down the street!
- Julie (innkeeper)
5 on May 01, 2014
Only had time for a late arrival, one night stay. We would have liked to had more time just to linger on the property and enjoy the historical ambiance. Small town shops looked interesting, but we had to leave after breakfast. The breakfast was gourmet-simple and very satisfying. We were pleasantly surprised by the "chef's" choice and preparation of our meal. Next time, we WILL stay longer.
5 on March 19, 2014
This was our first stay at a bed and breakfast and it was a great place to stay. Room was excellent, house was very clean, and the breakfast was outstanding.
I am thrilled to hear that you enjoyed your first B&B experience! Thank you for the complements.
- Julie (innkeeper)
4.4 on December 24, 2013
I travel a good bit and stay in hotels. I have been fortunate enough to find the Ashford Inn for when I travel to Clinton for my company. The house is beautiful and every room is beautiful so don't worry about which one to pick. There are a couple of comforts also that add to the stay...there's a Keurig upstairs in the hallway for guests to use so I can get that early morning cup of coffee while I get ready and I enjoy having a glass of wine at the bar and living room to unwind and chat a bit before going to dinner. Couches are comfy. Breakfast is delicious, my favorite is the texas french toast and the little croissants that come with the egg frittata. And oh yeah, don't forget the hosts, Patty and Mason are so nice and welcoming and make a good team.
Queen bed, private bathroom with shower, cable tv, phone, free WiFi, robe, iron and ironing board, desk, bottled water, reading chair, rooms with bathtubs available, room on ground floor may be available.
Downtown, Small town
Raleigh Durham, NC (RDU-Raleigh Durham INTL 60 miles
From the west, including Fayetteville, South Carolina and Florida: If you are traveling north on I-95 take NC route 24 east for Clinton. As you come into Clinton there is a set of traffic lights with the Court House directly in front. Turn half right and immediately half left across the front of the Court House. At the second light turn half right. The Ashford Inn is between the first and second set of lights on the left. From the North, including Richmond, VA and Washington, DC: Follow I-95 south to Benson and then take I-40 east towards Wilmington. Follow I-40 to exit 343 where there is an exit to Clinton. At the stop sign, turn right and follow route 701 for 16 miles. At the route 701 and Business 701, keep left on Business 701. At the third light turn right onto College Street. (There is a Case tractor dealership on the corner). Go past the first light and the Ashford Inn is just past this light on the right.
Antique Shopping, Art Galleries, Concert venue, Eco-tourism, Gourmet/Fine Dining, Historical interests, Movie Theater, Museum, Nature area, Beach is one hour away, Scenic Farm Area, Civil War Site-Bentonville, Outlet Stores, Religious Services, River, Vineyard, Winery
CD player, Coffee/Tea facilities, Computer, Conference Rooms, Copier, Fireplace, Fridge, Library, Parking, Telephone, Washer/dryer, Wedding Facilities, Wet bar, Wired internet
Air conditioning, Alarm clock, Desk, Hairdryer, Ironing Board, Radio, Satellite/Cable TV, TV, Wi-Fi, iPhone docking station
Canoeing, Golfing, Hunting, Shopping