803 Elizabeth Bed & Breakfast

803 Elizabeth Lane , Matthews, NC 28105 USA (Show map)


Serenity and quiet comfort await you at 803 Elizabeth Bed and Breakfast. The five acres of woods and gardens are located just 12 miles SE from downtown Charlotte. 803 Elizabeth provides a quiet respite with welcoming, congenial innkeepers who provide a quiet and relaxed informal atmosphere. Much of the acreage is wooded with country gardens of flowers,shrubs, herbs, vegetables and fruits surrounding the house. The bedrooms are furnished with family antiques, ironed linens and cut flowers from the garden...something is in bloom every day of the year! The property was designated in 1999 as a Back Yard Wildlife Habitat by the National Wildlife Federation.



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  • Guest room3.9
  • Service4.8
  • Value4.3
  • Cleanliness4.8
  • Onsite Dining4.7

Lovely and Beautiful

5 on August 22, 2013

What a wonderful B&B! I picked it because of the gardens well maintained by the owners, and was so pleased to spend each day there refreshed by the beautiful landscape. I listened to nature sounds, saw deer, and took in the beauty each of the 5 days I was there. The owners where very welcoming, and the rooms were lovely and cozy. Each breakfast was unique and delicious, beginning with the staple 803 Elizabeth homemade granola. Thanks for making my summer splendid!

The perfect B&B!

5 on August 12, 2013

Such a cute place! Way nicer rooms than you would find at a hotel. The owners are so nice and the breakfast is amazing! A 20ish minute drive to the center of Charlotte.


4.4 on December 06, 2011

FIVE STARS!!!!! Actually Six. Everything you have always wanted in a B and B and more. Charming rooms, friendly atmosphere, extraordinary concierge by owners Martha and Will, gourmet breakfasts and a delightful afternoon welcoming tea, and VERY ROMANTIC. IT WAS SIMPLY THE BEST B&B that I have ever had the pleasure of visiting. Moreover, it was perfect for our family reunion and wedding. Joyce Ilson M.D. NYC,NYS

loved it! so beautiful!

4.2 on September 23, 2011

loveed it here!!

Perfect Wedding Night

4.4 on September 06, 2011

If you arrived at 803 Elizabeth blindfolded, you would never guess you were only blocks away from one of the busiest roads and busiest areas of town! Surrounded by hundreds of trees, the B&B is nestled in the middle of Will and Martha's well loved and well tended gardens and pathways. Your tour guide, Erna the cat, will make sure you see all of the unique notables along the way. The rooms are very private, but in a "homey" way...you truly are a guest in their home. Breakfast was a true delight...from the homemade granola and fruit, to the fritatta and homemade jam for the Pumpernickel bread. Not to mention the engaging conversation with the Innkeepers...it felt as though we had known one another forever! Thank you, Will and Martha, for making our stay on our wedding night more magical than ever!! We will definitely be return guests!!

We'll be back!

4.8 on May 01, 2011

What a haven for weary travellers! Martha and Will are the perfect hosts - attentive, friendly & helpful without hovering. The house and rooms are so comfortable and breakfast was fantastic. The grounds and gardens are just beautiful and offer a wonderful respite from the stresses of travelling. We'll certainly return to 803 Elizabeth B&B the next time we're in the Charlotte area.

A delightful stay!

4.4 on July 23, 2010

Although we were there only one night, we enjoyed 803 Elizabeth enormously. Our room: quiet, clean and comfortable. Breakfast: wholesome, tasty. Bathroom: clean. And if you like cats, Martha has a black feline who wants to be your best friend while you're there. And if you don't like cats, know that the cats are absolutely outdoors and you'll only see them when you step outside. Nice place, nice people.

Great hospitality.

4.2 on December 13, 2007

Lovely setting and wonderful hosts - they made us feel like we were part of their family!

803 Elizabeth.

4.0 on September 19, 2007

Will and Martha are friendly and "down to earth." They made us feel comfortable in their home. The gardens were oustanding to view and I loved the privacy / woods of their home.

Beyond Our Expectations

4.8 on June 20, 2007

Martha & Will are the key qualities of this absolutely delightful B&B. Their attention to detail and their gracious personalities made this our best b&b experience to date. We plan on making this a repeat destination for years to come.

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Rooms & Rates


This room is furnished with a double bed, family antiques, ironed linens, and fresh cut flowers from the garden. A private bath is across the hall. WIFI and TV in room.

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

Nightly Rate: $90 - $90


This room is furnished with family antiques, ironed linens, and fresh cut flowers from the garden. A private bath is across the hall.

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

Nightly Rate: $100 - $100

Queen Room

Queen Room with Queen Bed, Private Bathroom with walk-in shower, WIFI, TV. There is also a single size sofa bed available for an additional $15

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

Nightly Rate: $120 - $120

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Location Type

Small town, Suburban


Charlotte, NC (CLT-Douglas Intl.) 17 miles

Directions to property:

Conveniently located just off Hwy 51 between Sardis Road and Hwy 16 at The Arboretum

Area Attractions

Amusement Park, Antique Shopping, Art Galleries, Historical interests, Live Music, Movie Theater, Museum, Nature area, Arboretum Shopping Center, Ericsson Stadium, Piper Glen TPC, Charlotte Coliseum, South Park Shopping Center, Concord Mills Outlet, Performing Theater, Picnic area, Religious Services

Inn Details

Establishment type

Bed and Breakfast

On-site amenities

Amenities Basket, Board games, Copier, Fax Machine, Fireplace, Library, Piano, Satellite/Cable TV, TV, Telephone

Room amenities

Air conditioning, Alarm clock, Bath robes, Ceiling fans, Desk, Hairdryer, Ironing Board, Radio

On-site activities

Bird watching, Golfing, Hiking trails, Horseshoes, Petanque, Shopping, Sight-seeing

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  • Check In:: 4-7 pm
  • Check Out:: 11 am
  • Open All Year Round: Yes
  • Smoking Allowed: Outside only
  • Drinking Allowed: Yes
  • Alcohol Provided No
  • Suitable For Children: Limited Children 6 and over are welcome
  • Childcare Provided: No
  • Guest Pets Allowed: No
  • Disabled Access No

Terms and Conditions

  • Accepted payments AMEX, VISA, Mastercard, Personal checks, Cash
  • Cancellations: Reservations are confirmed with a charge card. For cancellation, please give at least 3 days notice prior to check-in time. The balance is due in full at the time of check-in.



Martha & Will Krauss

Languages spoken


About the innkeepers

The innkeepers speak English and Conversational German. They are avid gardeners. Martha's specialty is herbs and Will's specialty is roses.

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  • Time Served: 7 till 9:30 am (or arranged)
  • Serving Location: Sunroom or porch (weather permitting), Dining Room

Special meal options

Low fat , Restrictive , Vegetarian