Lamplight Inn

1680 Flemingtown Road , Henderson, NC 27537 USA (Show map)


Five acres of a tobacco farm with an 1850's home carefully renovated with a collection of about 80 chimney lamps to light the unique theme rooms. A Victorian parlor and dining room offer 24/7 beverages and snacks, popcorn, movies, books games and puzzles or you can explore tobacco memorabilia, depression glass.teapots, etc. Plan to spend some time discovering the museum and old barns. It's so peaceful in the country and you can relax in the screened corn crib gazebo, the barn porch, in the hammock or rock your cares away on the wrap-a round porch. yoga platform in the woods and 7 ring labyrinth or meditation walk.



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  • Guest room4.4
  • Service4.7
  • Value4.5
  • Cleanliness4.3
  • Onsite Dining4.6

Country Calm and Charm

4.2 on August 25, 2017

We stayed 1 night after a very, very long drive from DE to NC on Saturday before the Eclipse. I called from the road when I realized we likely would not make the later end of check in time 7 pm. The owner was gracious and understanding. As it was we slipped in with a few minutes to spare. We were guided to our room, shown the dining room and invited to help ourselves to popcorn, cookies, wide assortment of teas and coffee. The owner expressed concern that we had been on the road since 10 am and had not had a meal, but we explained we had the fixings for the picnic we thought we'd enjoy along the way, so we were set. Our room was clean and comfortable (only exception being a heavy sliding bathroom door), cooled by air conditioner, but we were glad to use an available stand up fan as well. The next morning we enjoyed farm to table breakfast featuring omelet made with freshly gathered eggs, fresh strawberries topped with a pleasing light cream dollop. Our only disappointment was in not having arrived at least a couple of hours earlier so we could explore the knick-knacks, doll displays, the yard itself, the nearby lake and the front porch for longer. I would advise there are friendly dogs on site. The roosters did not wake us up! If we were to return to the area again we would gladly stay again.

Innkeeper Response
You must stay again, and see the continuous evolution of all the barns. With 15 old buildings there are constant changes and updates. Thanks for the excellent review.

- Shriley (innkeeper)

Eclectic Inn, charming innkeeper

3.4 on April 23, 2017

This might not be everyone's ideal place, but I enjoyed it. The owner is a true marvel and the grounds and RV camp are worth a tour. Lots of lamps (oil) hence the name. Bed was comfortable. All needs met. I would return but then I like places that are different , and theLamplight is

Innkeeper Response
We like being different and catering to special people. Thanks for the review.

- Shirley (innkeeper)

Eclectic Gem

4.2 on April 12, 2017

This Inn may not be everyone's "cup of tea" but we enjoyed it immensely. My spouse observed: "It sure beat staying at a Hampton Inn!". It's really difficult to summarize what this Inn has that makes it a unique place to stay. First and foremost the would be the Innkeeper. She alone makes the visit worthwhile. The room/bed was comfortable. All amenities were provided. I will state that local dining options are limited to Interstate exit chain places. We plan on returning.

Innkeeper Response
Thanks for taking the time and writing such a great review. People like you make my job worthwhile. We do have a really good restaurant around the corner that should be re-opening soon.

- Shirley (innkeeper)


5 on December 10, 2016

I so can't want to go back one day I was able to relax and embrace the stillness of the peaceful country. The Inn keeper was so kind and helpful. The food is amazing.

Much needed get-a-way

5 on March 22, 2016

The Lamplight Inn is a very nice place for a couple to get a way. Ms. Shirley the inn keeper reminds me of my grandma. She sat down with my husband and I and talked for 30 minutes about the inn, the land, the history of it. We will defiantly go back. The breakfast was so wonderful and made with love.

Love this place.

5 on December 29, 2015

I have stayed here 6 or 7 times, and Shirley and Gary are great host and we are like family now.

Peace & Quiet

4.4 on June 05, 2015

Lovely farmstead, nice touches to the Gone With The Wind room. Free range chicken eggs!

Lamplight Inn

5 on April 27, 2015

Ms. Shirley was so kind. She made us feel welcomed but also gave us time to relax!

Quiet Country Quality

4.6 on November 13, 2014

Nice little B&B in a quiet, country setting. Stayed in the Gone With The Wind room, which was very pretty. Shirley was a wonderful host and provided all kinds of information on the area. Although the inn is somewhat isolated from town, it is very convenient to I-85. Location would be excellent in warmer weather with Kerr Lake nearby. Food was fresh and well prepared.


3.6 on November 09, 2014

Room was clean and comfortable. A great value.

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Rooms & Rates

Heaven ly Haven

A Beautiful room offering serenity among the clouds as you float with the angels into a blissful sleep on the king or twin beds with fluffy quilts. Satellite TV and designer furnishings in restful shades of blue. You can soak in the old claw foot tub or relax in the large separate shower stall.

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

regal room

Majestic king bed with a wall sized headboarrd in a convenint room on the first floor

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


Bright sr floor room wiith a queen be and en wuite bath with a lorge shower ADA approved facilites

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

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Location Type

Kerr Lake, Lake Gaston, Buggs Island Dam, Countryside, Small town


Raleigh Durham, NC (RDU-Raleigh Durham INTL 50 miles

Directions to property:

Flemingtown Rd,or Fleming Rd is 5 mi north of Henderson. Half way between New York and Atlanta at exit 220 on I-85. From the North I-95, Catch I-85 in Richmond to Exit 220. From the South I-95 take rte 40 to Raleigh 440 to US #1 and go North 45 miles to Flemingtown Road. Exit 220 is Flemingtown Rd and deadends at US #1 which goes immediately under I-85, thenm 1.5 miles to the property.

Area Attractions

Antique Shopping, Art Galleries, Historical interests, Lake, Live Music, Movie Theater, National/State parks, Nature area, Show, Shag,Shine and Dine Oct 19, 20, Oct East Coast Drag Times Hall of Fame, mini Tobacco museum, fitness center onsite, on site massuse, Outlet Stores, Picnic area

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Inn Details

Establishment type

Bed and Breakfast, Cottage, Country Inn, Historic Inn

On-site amenities

BBQ grill, Copier, DVD Player, Fax Machine, Library, Washer/dryer, Wedding Facilities , Labyrinth-7 neditation rings to walk, Yoga Platform in the woods, Picnic Area, Historic Tobacco Barns to explore, Exercise area in the Packhouse, masseuse on site

Room amenities

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

On-site activities

Bicycle riding trails, Bird watching, Boating, Canoeing, Fishing, Golfing, Hiking trails, Horseback riding, Horseshoes, Hunting, croquet on the front lawn, yoga platform in the woods, Hammock under the trees, Picnic Tables, BBQ tools, Porch rockers and swing, Sailing, Shopping, Sight-seeing, Swimming, Water sports

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  • Check In:: 3-7pm
  • Check Out:: 11am
  • Open All Year Round: No
  • Smoking Allowed: Outside only On the Veranda only
  • Drinking Allowed: Yes
  • Alcohol Provided No
  • Suitable For Children: Yes Family suite sometimes available separate from other guests.
  • Childcare Provided: Limited Please request in advance.
  • Guest Pets Allowed: Prior approval required Please call! Must have prior approval before arrival!
  • Disabled Access Yes

Terms and Conditions

  • Accepted payments VISA, Discover, Mastercard, Diners club, Travelers checks, Cash
  • Deposit Amount Required: Credit card must be used to confirm reservation.
  • Cancellations: .NO SHOWS and cancellation received within 24 hour of check in will be charged for 1 day room rate. All other cancellations will be charged $25
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Shirley Payne

Resident Pets


About the innkeepers

Gardening with Feng Shui energy path landscape design Crafts and painting of any kind Collecting depression glass and cobalt, tea pots, dolls Computer games, twitter, and my BLOG Some interesting photography Reading historical fiction, poetry and mysteries

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  • Time Served: 8 am to 9:30 a.m.
  • Serving Location: Veranda in summer, Dining Room

Special meal options

Low fat , Restrictive , Vegetarian gluten free, lactose free


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