Inn at Bingham School

6720 Mebane Oaks Rd , Mebane, NC 27302 USA (Show map)


An award-winning inn, this Chapel Hill bed and breakfast typifies sophisticated and relaxed country living 11 miles west of Chapel Hill. Listed on the National Register and a designated Orange County landmark, the Inn at Bingham School has all the charm of a historic bed and breakfast with the amenities of a larger property. Graciously appointed the four guest rooms at the inn abound with thoughtful touches. Free Wi-Fi allows you to check e-mail snuggled in your room or while dawdling in a hammock outdoors. Complimentary wine is served in the evening: linger by the fire with your wine or stroll outside for the French game of Petanque, we have two official courts. Guest rooms are individually decorated with antiques, fine rugs and fabrics- some feature air-jetted bathtubs and fireplaces. Throughout our Chapel Hill bed and breakfast you will find plump pillows, comfortable reading chairs and fluffy towels inviting you to relax and unwind. A full homemade breakfast , included in your stay, is served in the dining room. Breakfast begins with our own blend of locally roasted coffee. Whenever possible our Chapel Hill bed and breakfast uses organic local ingredients, Christina bakes chocolate chip scones or hot biscuits with Lindley Mills organic flour. Our neighborhood hens provide the eggs. In season fruits, homemade granola, German apple pancakes are a sampling of the menu, Francois and Christina have been graciously entertaining for 22 years.



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  • Guest room4.3
  • Service4.1
  • Value4.0
  • Cleanliness4.4
  • Onsite Dining4.1

Nice historic Inn!

4.2 on March 16, 2017

The place is old and therefore not the most 'modern' but that's part of the charm! Very clean and all the accommodations needed. Innkeeper was very nice and breakfast was delicious. Will be booking again!

Great weekend getaway

5 on February 09, 2017

The Inn at Bingham School is a delightful spot for a weekend getaway. It is the third time my husband and I have stayed at the inn. The hosts are friendly, the breakfast delicious, and the Headmaster's Room is beautiful and welcoming. We love nearby Saxapahaw, and enjoy walking along the Eno, shows at the Haw River Ballroom, and dinners/lunches at The Eddy Pub or the nearby Saxapahaw General Store.

My recent stay

2.8 on December 07, 2016

The Inn is quite lovely and conveniently located. My room was lovely with a fireplace and it was very clean. For the price, I would recommend that cable service be expanded in the rooms. As it was cold, I wasn't about to walk to the main house! Also, there was no wine service at 5pm (probably due to the cold?), but all in all my stay was very pleasant.


4.6 on November 21, 2016

We enjoyed our stay here and breakfast was wonderful. My only complaint would be the TV in our room only picked up one station WUNC-TV.

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5 on November 03, 2016

This place was outstanding!!! On top of it being an historical site it was a very comfortable place to stay and the service was the best. I highly recommend staying at this location if you are visiting the area.

Lovely and charming place!

4.0 on October 04, 2016

What a lovely place! Very comfortable and serene. It's a special experience to stay somewhere with so much history. Really great location too.

Southern Hospitality

4.6 on September 14, 2016

We stayed in 1801. Spacious room with well chosen furnishings. Historic landmark atmosphere with modern conveniences. Country atmosphere under mature trees and landscaped grounds. Francois is well-mannered host. We enjoyed talking with him. The Inn's custom coffee blend is well chosen. The eggs come from a neighboring farm. The public spaces are impressively decorated with a highly personal touch. Carborro/Chapel Hill is a short drive away as is Saxapahaw, all with great dining options.

Southern Hospitality

4.6 on September 14, 2016

Stayed in 1801. Spacious room with well selected furnishings. True historic landmark feeling to the property with modern conveniences. Country setting amongst tall trees. Francois is a well mannered host. We enjoyed talking with him. The Inn's custom coffee blend is outstanding as are the eggs from a nearby farm. Carborro/Chapel Hill is just a short drive away, as is Saxapahaw.

Lovely step back to an earlier time

4.6 on June 27, 2016

The hosts were extremely friendly and the breakfast was very tasty. Our room was airy, full of light and beautifully furnished. The grounds were well kept and extensive. We watched the fireflies and stars at night, sampled the blackberries in the garden and took advantage of the swing from the tree.

Great Getaway, Beautiful Grounds!

3.2 on June 08, 2016

Close to Saxapahaw, beautiful grounds, comfortable large room though bathroom as quirky as you'd expect for a 200 yo building.

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Rooms & Rates


The 1801 Room On the first floor of our newly reconstructed 1801 addition, this room invites you to experience another era. Heartpine floors, a Persian antique rug and a tiger maple queen size four poster canopy bed showcase the skills of master craftsmen. Relax in the wingback chair reading by the original Federal mantle of the gas log fireplace. Enjoy the rocking chair while gazing out at the shaded Southern porch replete with columns. The private bathroom invites you to soak in the air tub with a shower. This room is located in the main house with a private entrance. * The rate for this accommodation is $150.00 per night based on double occupancy plus tax.

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

Rusty's Room

A sunny A -shaped room in the newly reconstructed 1801 section of our inn. Walk up the stairs and admire the original woodwork. A large Capel braided rug decorates the heartpine flooring. Custom made walnut rope beds can remain apart for two twin beds or can be joined into a king size bed. Linger in the slipper chair reading or just gazing outside at the treetops. A gas log fireplace invites you to curl up and relax. A divided private bathroom with air tub and shower make this room ideal for friends or family traveling together. * The rate for this accommodation is $150.00 per night based on double occupancy plus tax

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

The Headmaster's Room

Located upstairs in the 1835 Greek Revival section of our home, the Headmaster's Room offers sweeping views of the surrounding countryside from it's four large windows. A queen size pencil post bed overlooks the gas log fireplace and original heartpine flooring. Stately wingback chairs ,Capel braided rugs and an antique southern chest of drawers adorn the room. The light -filled private bathroom has a clawfoot bathtub with a shower and antique dressing table.

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

Milk House

The Milkhouse Cottage Just a short walk from the main house the separate Milkhouse Cottage beckons you in. The cozy sitting room has a daybed and television . The bedroom is a cheery sunroom filled with light. Views of the lawn, woods and barn can be enjoyed from your queen size bed. A French writing desk, Capel braided rugs and a Kennedy rocker enhance the natural setting. Awaiting you in the private bathroom is a Jacuzzi bathtub and shower. Step out the back door of your private cottage to nap in a hammock and your stay is complete. *The rate for this accommodation is $195.00 per night based on double occupancy plus tax

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

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Location Type

Countryside, Small town


Raleigh Durham, NC (RDU-Raleigh Durham INTL 30 miles

Area Attractions

Antique Shopping, Concert venue, Gourmet/Fine Dining, Historical interests, Lake, Live Music, Movie Theater, Museum, Outlet Stores, Performing Theater, River

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Inn Details

Establishment type

Historic Inn

On-site amenities

Board games, Wedding Facilities , Jacuzzi/bathtub in room, Satellite TV on site, Some rooms have VCR, Some rooms have ceiling fans

Room amenities

Air conditioning, Alarm clock, Bath robes, Fireplace, TV, Wi-Fi

On-site activities

Bird watching, Hiking trails, Hammocks, Croquet, Hiking

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  • Check In:: 3 - 8 P.M.
  • Check Out:: 11 PM
  • Open All Year Round: Yes
  • Smoking Allowed: Yes Outside only
  • Drinking Allowed: Yes
  • Alcohol Provided Yes
  • Suitable For Children: Limited Well behaved children only.
  • Childcare Provided: No
  • Guest Pets Allowed: No
  • Disabled Access No

Terms and Conditions

  • Minimum Stay: Special weekends (football, graduation).
  • Accepted payments AMEX, VISA, Discover, Mastercard, Personal checks, Travelers checks, Cash
  • Deposit Amount Required: 1 night's tariff, held w/credit card.
  • Cancellations: Reservations cancelled at least 7 days prior to the check-in date will receive a full refund. Cancellations made less than 7 days prior to check-in, NO refund. No-shows: No refund to guest.
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Francois & Christina Deprez

Languages spoken

English, French, Spanish

Resident Pets

Cats , Dogs

About the innkeepers

After their previous home in Mexico City the innkeepers are enjoying their country setting. Hiking the grounds and continually restoring the home keep them busy.

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  • Serving Location: Dining room or outside on patio

Special meal options


Signature Dish

French Quiche

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Hot Deal

20 % off October 05, 2012 - October 12, 2012

Regular Rate: $150 now $120 (20% Savings:)

Fall is here, enjoy German Apple Pancakes , wine on a cool fall evening and all the fun Chapel Hill and Saxapahaw have to offer Please contact the inn directly at (919) 563-5583 to redeem this deal.

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