5 on August 31, 2018
The Fuquay Mineral Spring Inn and Garden was a perfect place to stay on our way to the beach. We were upgraded to the carriage house suite, a roomy space with eat-in kitchen and sleeping area. The accomodations were very comfortable, and breakfast, cooked by our hostess, Patty, was delicious and very generous. John, our host, made sure we had everything we needed, and recommended a restaurant where we were able to have a very satisfying dinnner.
5 on July 02, 2018
We came as guests and left as friends. The hospitality was superb. The accommodations were warm and welcoming, the hosts were very helpful. A wonderful experience. Host made us reservations at the wonderful Garibaldi restaurant, which we also highly recommend. Would love to have the opportunity to try this place again and encourage others to do so.
5 on June 04, 2018
The house and grounds are great! The best thing was the Byrnes who took care of me like a best friend. Mrs. Byrne made me a lunch to take to my workshop when she discovered that lunch was not provided. She also provided me with a snack bag for my long drive home.
5 on May 14, 2018
This is a fantastic little bread and breakfast. It’s in a perfect location right at the edge of downtown. The grounds were beautiful with babbling fountains, flowers everywhere, and no shortage of birds chirping. Our room was adorable, exactly what I picture when I think of a B&B. The owners, the mayor of Fuquay-Varina and his wife, are completely charming and prepared spectacular breakfasts, going so far as bringing our food to us when we slept through breakfast our first morning. If you’re looking for a little getaway in a small town, I couldn’t recommend Fuquay Mineral Spring Inn strongly enough.
Thanks so much! We enjoy our Guest stay as well. Thanks John & Patty
- John & Patty Byrne (Owner)
4.8 on April 30, 2018
We stayed in the Carriage House again this year. It is very nice and private. In addition to the king size bed in the bedroom, there is a separate living room and kitchen. John and Patty are the nicest hosts and provide a delicious breakfast. We highly recommend this lovely inn.
5 on April 29, 2018
We will never tire of our stays at the Bellaire B&B! We return at least 2X per year to be pampered,, eat delicious gourmet breakfasts, meet interesting fellow visitors and enjoy the area. Jim and Dave are wonderful, welcoming hosts and make sure the guests are well tended to. We have stayed in several rooms and they are all very lovely and comfortable.. The wine hour and fresh daily cookies in the room are nice touches and we appreciated the complimentary Growler from the famous Shorts brewery. These are examples of the "extra" offerings here at the Bellaire. We lucked out with the weather that can be a bit iffy in April in Michigan. This trip we headed to Traverse City our first day and the Petosky area the second. There is much to do and see in this beautiful corner of the world. We are already looking forward to our next visit, probably in Sept. to celebrate a birthday! Tom and Mary
5 on March 19, 2018
We stayed here on our wedding night and booked the carriage house room. John and Patty were extremely sweet and accommodating! It really made a stressful day so much easier. The Carriage House room is lovely and has plenty of space to rest and relax. The bathtub is amazing! In the morning, we enjoyed a lovely breakfast made by Patty herself and had a great time conversing with John. We will definitely stop by again if we’re in the area!
4.8 on February 12, 2018
We enjoyed our recent stay here. The Inn is a beautiful period house with complimentary decor. Our carriage house room was perfect for us. The innkeepers are warm, charming and hospitable. Breakfast was delicious! We highly recommend this inn.
5 on January 30, 2018
My daughter and I wanted a quiet getaway. I am so glad we found this place it was just what we were looking for. We were greeted by the innkeeper who carried our bags to our room. John and Patty were always asking if we needed anything. John fixed tea for Cathy one day. And Patty fixed us coffe and oatmeal cookies at an outside table one day. The breakfast was delicious. Lots of fruit. And boy did they know how to cook bacon. The room and the beds were super comfortable and clean. Their cats Charlie and Peter were also very friendly. Great bed and breakfast. Would recommend it to anyone who wants a nice friendly inn to go to and unwind.
5 on November 30, 2017
John and Patty made us feel at home.
5 on November 29, 2017
One of the best vacations of our lives.. we searched a lot of b&bs from Louisiana to new York, and we stumbled upon this fantastic place. The owner is the mayor of the town. He was so nice and informative.. He also went out of his way to pick us up at the train station 45 minutes away, as well as upgrade us to a sweet. The town itself is clean (like almost spotless) and filled with nice people and wonderful shops and a brewery. We could write pages worth of reasons to go here, but I'll leave it at that. Just wow.
5 on October 27, 2017
Everything you could possibly want in a quality B and B.exceptional Hospitality, great accommodations, best breakfast in a B and B we have ever had( we've stayed in more than 100), knowledgeable Inn Keepers, and terrific location. What a great stop over for a night.
5 on October 17, 2017
Although we had a short stay in Fuquay Mineral Spring Inn and Garden, we loved every minute of it. Our room was lovely and spacious. The breakfast was delicious and abundant, and every course outdid the next.
5 on October 15, 2017
What made our stay magnificent was the total hospitality given along with the bed and breakfast seminar. John's class made the visit educational and the tour of the town was exceptionally great. Patti's delicious breakfast was very enlightening and conversation very enthusiastic. I give them both kudos for a fantastic experience. Good bless you both, thank you for the nuggets of information. Chris and I enjoyed ourselves.
4.8 on August 15, 2017
My wife and I were only passing through but John and Patty made us feel like part of the family. I would definitely stay here again and HIGHLY recommend this place to others looking for a comfortable, relaxing, and welcoming place to stay.
5 on June 12, 2017
Patty & John go out of their way to make your visit a wonderful & memorable time. Recently we spent our third mini get-away at their B&B & was fortunate to be their over the Memorial Holiday when Fuquay celebrates with a Hot Air Balloon Show, (outstanding time). Always, the highlight is breakfast & meeting others who share the same experience of the town, the hospitality that Patty & John offer & literally a vow to return. I know we will. Again, thank you for such a lovely experience.
5 on June 08, 2017
We found this gem online and we are so glad that we did. John was waiting outside for us when we pulled into the driveway....don't ever remember that happening at any previous B&B stays! We really felt that John and Patty wanted this to be an extra special weekend for us... he was able to accommodate a room upgrade right off the bat, recommended and booked dinner reservations for us both nights, and booked a massage therapist to come do a massage for me (and at the last minute for my hubby too). There was a cookie plate upon arrival, fresh cut flowers in our room and tons of movies to pick from to watch. Breakfast chef, Patty, did not bat an eye when I mentioned I needed gluten free fare and we enjoyed a multi-course breakfast both mornings! Oh, and did I mention that they flexed breakfast time on Sunday so we could do the free yoga in the park (across the street) and lent us their yoga mats to use. Loved walking through their gardens and relaxing outdoors in their gazebo, too! We have already recommended their B&B to folks back home.
5 on May 30, 2017
We had such a wonderful time staying at the Fuquay Mineral Spring Inn. The room was amazing and the owners truly went above and beyond to make sure we enjoyed our stay and our weekend. Thank you for everything!
4.2 on April 19, 2017
OUR VIST WAS MADE SO MUCH MORE MEANINGFUL DUE TO THE GRACIOUS HOSPITALITY OF THE INNKEEPERS--JOHN AND PATTY BYNRE-- SO MANY EXTRA AMENITIES--FROM THE CREATIVE BREAKFAST TO THE FINE LINENS MADE OUR STAY MOST ENJOYABLE--THE INN AND THE GARDENS MADE THIS EASTER ONE OF A KIND--THIS IS A FOUR STAR EXPERIENCE--
4.6 on April 05, 2017
We had a wonderful stay at Fuquay Mineral Spring Inn - our hosts were caring and made us very comfortable. Breakfast far exceeded our expectations - I think we had five courses! Downtown is walking distance with several very good restaurants. We will back next year.
5 on March 19, 2017
My wife and I had the opportunity to visit the Fuquay Mineral Spring Inn recently. We couldn't have been more pleasantly surprised by the quality of the room and the hospitality of the Inn's owner. We stayed in the cottage which was spacious and decorated to perfection. The breakfast the next morning couldn't have been more delightful. The quality of the food and its presentation exceeded any breakfast we have had at a five star hotel. We highly recommend the Fuquay Mineral Springs Inn to anyone traveling in the vicinity of Fuquay-Varina.
5 on August 28, 2016
We had a wonderful stay.
5 on June 24, 2016
We had the pleasure to stay for our wedding ceremony at the Fuquay-Varina B&B. The owners Patty and John Byrne made our wedding ceremony very special. John helped us tremendously in setting up things like the right place to eat, organize a horse carriage with John Smith and manage the booking of the massages for our guests. We felt so welcome and appreciated which gave us the opportunity to fully focus on our wedding ceremony. I can only recommend and praise Patty and John for a professional way they manage their business. At the same time there is a lot of love to the detail involved like the setup of each individual guest room with decoration, the outstanding cleanness everywhere and the personal touch that makes a stay at their place so much more enjoyable than in any hotel in the surrounding area. If you plan on staying in the triangle area and look for the special accommodation, stay at the Fuquay Mineral Springs Inn. I like to express our thanks and gratitude to Patty and John. You guys are great people :)
5 on June 02, 2016
Our recent stay at the Inn was terrific. Fuquay Marina is a lovely small town, and this was a great location in a lovely home and grounds. John and Patty were the perfect hosts, a wealth of information who provided a delicious breakfast. Hope to return.
5 on May 30, 2016
We had a terrific stay at this beautiful Inn!! Walking distance to the spring house and amazing craft beer bars! Delightful hosts and beautiful scenery!! Love this area...there for a sad occasion but the hosts and the community embraced us in this difficult time!! Will stay there again!! ¿¿¿¿. By the way...never had a four course breakfast before...it was AWESOME!!!! ¿¿¿¿¿¿
5 on May 23, 2016
We just returned from a 3 day stay at this lovely facility. It was truly home away from home. Southern hospitality at it's finest. The room was so comfortable and the breakfasts delightful. John and Patty Byrnes are outstanding hosts. We didn't want to leave.
4.6 on April 01, 2016
We had a wonderful stay at this B&B. We were upgraded to the Carriage House and our hosts went above and beyond to make sure our stay was perfect. We loved hearing about John's history with the Yankees and the restaurant he recommended for dinner was great. What an enjoyable retreat. TW
5 on March 26, 2016
We had an excellent stay at this inn recently while taking a break from visiting family nearby. We were greeted very warmly by owner Patty when we arrived, and given a tour of the century old home and its many lovely works of art. They offered us an upgrade to the Carriage House for no charge and it worked out beautifully, we even had an upstairs balcony from which to view the property and have a drink under the stars. She made a reservation for us at the fantastic Garribaldi's where we ate some of the best Italian food we've had. Next day, Mayor/owner John served us a hearty Southern breakfast prepared by Patty, and regaled us with some local history of the area, as well as some wonderful baseball stories ( you'll be surprised at his intimate connection to professional baseball). A great way to start the day! Fuquay was a fun little town to poke around in with lots of small town southern charm and warm people. We would like to return next time we are in the area.
5 on October 14, 2015
From the moment we arrived we were made to feel very welcome. We were upgraded to the Carriage House which is a lovely apartment separate from the main house. The owners (John and Patty) had no idea at the time that this was going to be the most perfect setting for our personal reason for coming to Fuquay Varina...you see, we were meeting 'long lost family', which made it really convenient for them to come and go as they pleased without any disturbance to anyone else. When John and Patty got to know our personal circumstances they were genuinely very interested in 'our story' and they went out of their way to welcome our family as well. We had many interesting conversations with them and we were all given a very interesting historical tour of the main house. The breakfasts were interesting and plentiful. I say 'interesting' as each morning there was something different on the table for us to try. One morning I asked what their local 'biscuits' were like, and lo and behold, we had some biscuits the next morning for our breakfast which was most unexpected. We would highly recommend staying at the Fuquay Mineral Spring Inn and Garden and would like to thank John and Patty once again for a very enjoyable and most memorable stay.
5 on August 31, 2015
Wonderful town within short drive of lots of things in Raleigh. Nice stores to shop in within walking distance, too. A quiet walking park across the street. Very relaxing and owner was very nice to deal with!
5 on July 04, 2015
This is an great B&B. Good location, very nice rooms and the breakfast is excellent. John and Patty are very familiar with the area for whatever you are looking to do. I highly recommend this for any trip to the area.
5 on June 26, 2015
Stayed in the carriage house -- perfect getaway!
1.8 on June 02, 2015
Room was nice and certainly clean. Could faintly smell cigarette smoke as soon as we walked in the door and it also wafted through the vents in our room periodically throughout our stay (even early in the morning! Yuck!). As we were the only guests that night, we assumed it was one of the owners smoking. Wife was very kind to loan me a jacket as I had forgotten mine; o/w saw little of her. No sign of her at breakfast; husband cooked and served us. Breakfast was odd. He served us a very pretty plate of cut fruit, then a plate each of plain scrambled eggs. Not at all fluffy or special, just plain. There was completely cold, unbuttered toast, served with very cold butter. Also a tray of various jars of jellies/jams, with a spoon stuck down in each one. The jars were all different brands, ordinary stuff that I would buy at a grocery store, all partially used up already. There were also a couple of partially-used containers of cream cheese, one scraped almost clean (!). It was as if he just opened the refrigerator and pulled out whatever was on the door, stuck some silverware in there, slapped them on a tray and brought them to the table. Very incongruent with any bed and breakfast I have ever visited (many). We found it odd that not once during our stay did we see either one of them smile.
5 on May 25, 2015
Very nice setting with gracious and accommodating hosts
4.8 on April 21, 2015
My girlfriend and I stayed in the Savannah Sparrow room while in Fuquay-Varina for the plein air painting competition. The location was perfect and breakfast was far beyond expectations. The hosts, John and Patty, were what really made the stay so great. I would highly recommend this inn.
5 on April 16, 2015
John and Patty are extremely friendly and accommodating. Their home is lovely too!
5 on March 25, 2015
The Inn was recommended to us and I am so glad. We stayed 3 nights. When you first pull up you see a beautiful Inn with lovely gardens. Upon entering we were impressed with the authentic antique furnishings. My husband is a woodworker and loved looking at these fine pieces. Patty (one of the owners) greeted us warmly. She invited us to take our time looking around as all the art work was original as well. Before going up to our room she gave us the history of our bed which was around 150 years old. The room was comfortably furnished, extremely clean and we had a lovely plate of cookies waiting for us. The dinning table was beautifully set for our morning breakfast. The coffee is amazing and the food was delicious. Like was previously said in another review, the hosts John and Patty really added to our positive stay. They make you feel as if they are sharing their home with you. I have stayed in several B&B's but I must say this is one of our favorites
5 on March 22, 2015
John & Patty, From the moment we arrived, we were warmly welcomed and pampered with homemade scones for afternoon tea time, engaging conversation, exquisite decor, and comforts beyond our expectation. John even arranged an upscale dinner for us. Morning breakfast, delicious, beautiful, and bountiful, was a photo shoot presentation. Attention to every detail and sincere hospitality made Fuquay Mineral Spring Inn the best B&B experience we've had, here or abroad!
5 on February 04, 2015
This is a place we come back to, again and again- for anniversaries, birthdays, and even New Year's Eve! John and Patty have really helped us to feel a part of their family. And they go the second mile to serve us! John made reservations for us on New year's Eve to eat at a restaurant that was outstanding. Withthout John's "clout," I'm not sure we could have gotten reservations!
5 on January 16, 2015
My husband and I had a very pleasant visit with John and Patty. Our room was generously sized and very comfortable; the home and grounds are gorgeous; the hospitality was top-notch. We were within walking distance to the quaint little downtown of Fuquay-Varina, which offered many things to do. Most of all, John and Patty were so gracious in their efforts to make us feel right at home and provide us information about the town that only locals would have.
5 on December 18, 2014
This is the best B & B we have stayed in. The owners were entertaining and helpful and the breakfast is fantastic. Fuquay is a quaint little town with everything close by.
4.2 on December 18, 2014
Mr. John and Ms. Patty were gracious hosts with lots to share about the history of the town and the inn. They gave recommendations for top notch activities and meals during our stay. You won't leave the breakfast table hungry! They are wonderful and we also enjoyed their other guests. Looking forward to our next stay.
4.6 on December 04, 2014
The owners were very friendly and knowledgeable about area history. The too was very nice and cozy. Overall up keep of property was good. Best breakfast I've ever had at a B&B
4.8 on November 07, 2014
John and Patty are awesome hosts who love their town and are great at sharing details and history of the area. The inn was so quaint and our room out back was private and relaxing. The breakfast was delicious and more than enough. We would definitely recommend this inn and look forward to returning there again.
4.8 on October 27, 2014
We had a charming and delightful stay at Fuquay Mineral Spring Inn. Our hosts Patti & John could not have been more hospitable or accommodating. They were a rich source of local information and friendly advice on the region.
5 on October 14, 2014
Our stay was wonderful! The room, hospitality and delicious breakfast are top notch! This is a great get away and we will visit again!
5 on October 12, 2014
Stepping onto the front porch of the Inn I swear I felt a fresh breeze that swept us into the past. In this fast paced world where a hotel is merely a bed, we found instead, an Inn whose owners were able to provide a rich experience of a town that has a long, rich, history. While invested in tradition, John and Patty were more than accommodating to modern life. WiFi was easy... They even accommodated my poorly placed bottle of wine in the mini fridge. Patty's breakfast is a combination of indulgence paired with the interest of healthy foods; she provided gluten free blueberry pancake that were amazing. My son is 14, and while he cringed at the whole experience before hand, he left feeling a sense of welcoming, and was thoroughly delighted. His thoughts were that John and Patty were simply, " very cool". I should add that we never turned on the tv available in our room. Yes, my 14 year old, instead read his book; he loved the peaceful atmosphere. We enjoyed the quiet, and both of us read, talked and laughed! We loved when the Inn Cat visited our room for some affection, which he received without hesitation. Clyde was a welcome part of our experience, he was glad to have us, and we were thrilled to visit with him. Honestly I can say we were sad to leave. I know we will return again and hopefully soon. Thank you John and Patty for making our stay so perfect!
4.6 on October 07, 2014
everything was exceptional.. the hospitality was great.... many different dishes at breakfast.. bud and gail
5 on September 28, 2014
We booked the Cardinal Room for a single night. Upon arrival, the Innkeepers greeted us like welcome guests, not interruptions to their day. They guided us through their beautiful inn and helped confirm dinner reservations for us at an incredible local restaurant. Our room was spotless (as was the rest of the house) and breakfast was overwhelming and delicious. John and Patty were informative, charming, and excellent hosts. We are live in a nearby town and expect to be back!
5 on September 03, 2014
We only spent one day in this wonderfull house, unfortunately. We had to travel from washington to charleston and decided to make a night in between, and found this wonderful site, a beautiful house with its own history and with endearing inkeepers. They welcome you with all the attention you can imagine, and the rooms are beautiful and very spacious. And what about breakfast... Spectacular!!! Is a B&B very highly recommend it to come back and relax in it. Maria and Rodrigo
5 on June 18, 2014
While planning our trip to the US Open in Pinehurst, I stumbled across the Fuquay Mineral Spring Inn and Garden in Fuquay-Varina, NC. Little did I know at the time that staying at the Fuquay Mineral Spring Inn and Garden with John and Patty Byrne’s would also be a major highlight of our trip. The Byrne’s immediately welcomed us into their home. We stayed in the Carriage House that is fully equipment with everything you need including a hot tub and plush robes. The Inn is filled with antiques, beautiful artwork, and baseball memorabilia from when John’s dad Tommy Byrne pitched for the New York Yankees. John and Patty share their homes, their stories, their history, and their love for others. John even let us try on his Dad’s World Series ring. We also loved the town of Fuquay-Varina. John is the Major of the town and Patty is an English teacher at one of the local colleges. John gave us a town of the town as well as the Major’s office. We are looking forward to visiting again soon.
5 on May 09, 2014
We needed a weekend getaway to destress, and this turned out to be the perfect place! Very relaxing, and the Byrnes were wonderful. Best breakfast I've had in a long, long time!
4.4 on May 02, 2014
My husband and I stayed for one night. The inn owner, who is the town mayor, showed us around and offered us an upgraded room upon our arrival. Sweet snacks and water provided in room as well as a refrigerator in the hall with drinks was a nice touch. The owner made us a reservation at a delicious Italian restaurant. The bed was super comfortable and bathroom area very well kept. Breakfast served in the dining room in the am - absolutely delicious, a 3 course meal, so filling!! The mayor shared the inn and the towns history with us which was very interesting, as well as some of his personal history- he may be the most interesting person I've ever met. Overall, very enjoyable and comfortable stay!
5 on April 14, 2014
Hosts were very gracious and gave us the Carriage House - which was a very pleasant apartment apart from the main house. Lovely room with kitchen, large screen LCD TV in the main room and a VERY comfortable King bed. I would highly recommend a stay here.
4.6 on March 08, 2014
My wife and I thoroughly enjoyed our stay at Fuquay Mineral Spring Inn and Garden. The rooms have a lot of charm, the breakfast was delicious, and the service was beyond compare.
4.6 on February 25, 2014
Even after a big snow in the middle of February, I had a wonderfully relaxing long weekend thanks to the attention to details by John and Patty. The food was wonderful and I felt pampered throughout my stay. The local history lessons were a bonus.
4.2 on February 14, 2014
Room was very nice and the breakfast was absolutely delicious! John's knowledge of the area and his "history lesson" were both very interesting! We'd stay again if the opportunity presented itself.
5 on January 01, 2014
My wife and I really enjoyed our overnight stay, great food and conversation:)
5 on November 27, 2013
Wonderful southern hosts with a very interesting family background. Best tour of the house and gardens by Patty. Delicious breakfast and the grits were superb! Will visit again when I am the Raleigh area.
5 on October 09, 2013
This property is beautiful and carefully cared for by the owners. Many bed and breakfasts feel "maintained"--this particular one feels like a home that is being lovingly shared.
5 on September 29, 2013
We live in Cary and were looking for a night away. We were pleasantly surprised by this great Bed & Breakfast! After a day of work and coming there to be greeted by John was wonderful. Sitting outside sipping wine in the cool NC air while enjoying the wonderful company of others. Great conversation and history! We loved our time at the Fuquay Inn. The dinner recommendation Bellini's was great too. Great visit and the food, and welcoming cat along with the natural beauty and history made for a great escape! We will be back!
5 on July 27, 2013
My daughter and I recently stayed here, and it was a lovely experience. John and Patty make you feel like family. Breakfast is delicious and more food than you could ever eat. The inn is clean and quiet! The surrounding gardens are beautiful. I will definitely stay here again :)
5 on July 02, 2013
Wonderful visit. Had a free upgrade to the carriage house suite. I was lovely. Sitting out enjoying wine and snacks and watching all the birds was a delight and the dinner recommendation was perfect. I had a great stay.
4.4 on June 15, 2013
Quaint location offers an amazing get away for two. The beautiful garden and gracious hosts make for a very pleasanrt experience. Definitely on our list as a place to visit again.
5 on June 13, 2013
bedroom very plush...breakfast excellent food and service
5 on April 22, 2013
We arrived on a sunny Sunday afternoon and were graciously welcomed by John and Patty. I have to say we felt like we were visiting friends we hadn't seen in some time. John and Patty make you feel like part of the family. The Inn has a warm and cosy charm and I must admit we were quite impressed with the beautiful gardens which were full of color. The Inn is adorned with a lovely collection of paintings and John's collection of baseball memorabilia is a treasure unto itself. As for our breakfast, I must say they were scrumptious and a culinary delight to which we found ourselves acquiring a growing anticipation for each morning. It's on our "go again" list. Jerry & Donna
4.8 on April 15, 2013
This was our first B&B stay and we both loved it. John and Patty are terrific hosts. The house is beautiful, quiet, super clean. The grounds are beautiful, very nice to sit outside and enjoy the breeze and landscaping. Breakfast is wonderful - don't miss it.
5 on January 04, 2013
We have stayed here twice and both stays were wonderful. The grounds are so attractive--there were camelias in bloom in December--and the inn is delightful. John's restaurant recommendations are spot on and Patty is a fabulous breakfast cook--no need for lunch! The mineral springs are right across the street and the town is cute with many historic homes within walking distance.
5 on September 26, 2012
I only spent one night here but I highly recommend it. John and Patty are very welcoming and they have created an oasis of relaxation. The room was clean and comfortable and the breakfast was delicious.
5 on August 21, 2012
My sister-in-law and I had a very nice time. Was informed of all the things we could see and enjoy. Very comfortable and relaxing. Just needed some quiet time.
5 on August 07, 2012
My husband and I spent 3 nights here for our fourth wedding anniversary and as an opportunity to unwind. It turned out to be quite therapeutic. It was relaxing, nuturing and rejuvenating. It was easy to let go of cares here. The host and hostess and the space they have created are full of positive energy. We felt welcomed, spoiled and pampered. It was like staying with our best relatives. It was an honor to have the Mayor as our chef. The food was awesome. When we got back home folks marveled at how serene we were.
5 on June 02, 2012
My husband and I were guests at the Fuquay Mineral Spring Inn and Garden during a three day conference. i shopped, walked, relaxed while my husband attended meetings. We stayed in the Inn's adjacent Carriage House. Up a short flight of stairs, our two room suite included a full kitchen, dining and seating area and a whirlpool bath. The sunny sitting room overlooked the gardens and we were delighted to have so much room. The Inn's grounds are a certified wildlife habitat. While I'm not knowledgeable about birds, Mayor Byrne named several types as we watched them dart to the feeders and baths. He and his wife Patty's love for teachable moments is displayed as each planted area is labeled botanical gardens style with both common and Latin plant names. Prominent to the front entry is an old China Fir and we were fortunate to stay while the "cones" were in bud. Lush groupings of vibrant Canna Lilly framed the old stone perimeter. While we loved our suite and the gardens; the breakfast truly won us over. A morning paper and Mayor Byrne greeted us each morning in the sitting room where in addition to great conversation; he served as barista delivering each latte, espresso or just black at guest's request. A beautifully laid table where each place setting held a starting course of scones, summer stollen and fresh fruit followed in the dining room. With perfect timing, our empty plates were swapped for a hot breakfast of farm fresh soft-scrambled eggs, tomato and mushrooms, Brie, English muffin and my favorite - slices of crisp thick cut bacon with a hint of maple. On our last morning with more time to spare, this course was followed by blueberry pancakes dusted with confectioners sugar and cradling fresh blueberries and finished with a final plate of Patty's unique nod to Bananas Foster. It's a telltale sign of the influence of one of the signature events the Inn offers - chef led cooking classes. We would definitely love to combine a future stay with a class.
5 on May 25, 2012
My husband and I first visited this place when when we were celebrating our 1-year anniversary and lived in another town in NC. A year later, we moved to Fuquay and, now, when either of us need an overnight getaway (Mother's Day for me, personally), then we always resort to the Mineral Inn. The hosts are incredible; the rooms are cozy and immaculate; the breakfast is divine; they're just a short walk to the lively downtown area. - it makes me fall in love with my town all over again.
5 on April 29, 2012
We loved it so much we are planning on going back. I planned a weekend at the Fuquay Mineral Spring Inn and Garden for my fiance to celebrate his birthday. He is currently stationed at Fort Bragg so I wanted to find something that would be an easy drive for him. Because I am not from NC I asked John to help me in planning a couple events for us to make it special. He told me he had it covered - and he DID! John and his wife went out of their way to make us feel at home. When we arrived they had appetizers for my fiance to snack on while he waited for me to arrive. We stayed in the Carriage House room, which was so beautiful. Everything was so clean. My fiance loved the fact that there was so much character to the room. There was baseball memorbilia all ove the sitting room of the carriage house, and my other half is a huge baseball fan. The room was stocked with everything you could imagine; snacks, coffee, sodas, etc. You felt as if you were at home. As far as events, John scheduled for a massage in our room for my fiance which was great. He also scheduled a private tour of the local brewery which was an experience that we will never forget. He also made reservations at a local italian restaurant, which was by far the best italian we have had in years. And last but not least, John had cupcakes waiting for us in our room when we returned to celebrate my fiance's birthday. Also, every morning John and Patty prepared a DELICIOUS breakfast for their guests. You could not walk away from that table hungry. Patty had a little bit of everything! Fresh fruit, pastries, meats, eggs, you name it! My fiance and I love B&B and this is by far this was the best experience we have had! We can see why people visit Fuquay-Varina and stay!
5 on March 29, 2012
We stayed in the carriage house which is a self contained unit perched on the side of the main house. We found it ideal and everything we could have wanted in a B and B. Charming and tasteful decor, comfortable, lots of light and privacy. Beautiful gardens surround the whole B and B. John and Patty are wonderful hosts and know a lot about the area which they are keen to share with their guests. Awesome breakfast too (especially the caramelised bananas). We would recommend the B & B wholeheartedly.
5 on March 28, 2012
Great B&B!!! John and Patty are wonderful hosts. They make sure everything is just right. Breakfast was fabulous, the room was great. Paul and Sandy
5 on January 10, 2012
This inn was wonderful.John and Patty made our stay something to remember.It was like staying with old friends who open their home to with warmth and hospitality.Thank you for everything. Raymond and JoAnn
5 on November 11, 2011
Outstanding! We were treated with great kindness and care during our stay at the Fuquay Mineral Spring Inn and Garden. Mayor John Byrne and his wife Patty are very gracious hosts. We stayed in the Carriage House, a wonderful seperate unit over top the garage and fully equipped with full size refridgerator, cooking range, plates, glasses, eating utensils etc..all the comforts of home. We were treated the next morning to a wonderful breakfast prepared by Patty. Afterwards we went on a tour of the house which boasts one of the best art collections in the state. We were also told of the remarkable history associated with the home. If you have time and don't mind being pampered and spending some time with really good people, i recommend you drop in for a stay.
4.8 on September 24, 2011
John and Patty were wonderful hosts. I went for a peaceful night away from my busy life. I felt like a queen. All of my expectations were exceeded.This was my first experience at a Bed and Breakfast. I will surely recommend the Inn to my friends and family.
5 on September 16, 2011
We had a wonderful stay with John and Patty, who are absolute b & b pros. Our room was beautiful and comfortable, the food was delicious and our fellow guests were great company! Perfect for a quiet weekend antiquing and re-charging your batteries. Thank you!
4.8 on July 22, 2011
Many thanks to Innkeepers John & Patty Byrne for a great experience. Carriage House amidst gardens was terrific and provided attention to every detail. Simply charming. Highly recommended.
4.8 on July 05, 2011
The owners are very friendly and went to great lengths to make us comfortable. When we arrived, no one else had booked for the night, so we got a free upgrade. And the breakfast was fantastic. We definitely want to come back.
5 on June 18, 2011
The gardens are beautiful, the hosts are gracious, the accommodations are clean and quiet. If you are a NY Yankees fan this is the place for you. John Byrne's father pitched for the Yankees and there is a lot of interesting memorabilia in the inn. Just across the street is the mineral spring that gave the whole town its start. There are great restaurants nearby and breakfast was superb. We stayed one night just passing through, but we will certainly return for a longer stay.
4.6 on June 07, 2011
This has been our 6th stay in the beautiful Carriage House, and we shall come again and again and again. The warmth and hospitality of John and Patty are beyond any expectations and we felt totally spoiled by them and Clyde the wonderful cat. Absolutely beautiful surroundings and delicious breakfasts served by the Mayor and his wife!! May God continue to bless this place and its owners. Peter and Barbara from Switzerland
5 on May 31, 2011
Everything was great and John and Patty were very accommodating, the Inn was very comfortable had beautiful rooms and lovely gardens. John and Patty are very knowledgeable about not only the history but also the sites and attractions in the general area and surrounding area. Last but not least the Breakfasts were wonderful.
4.6 on May 30, 2011
We just spent a most enjoyable weekend at the Fuquay Mineral Spring Inn & Garden. The grounds are immaculate, the rooms spacious and clean but the most enjoyable part were John and Patty, the innkeepers. I highly recommend this B&B if you're anywhere in the Raleigh Durham area.
5 on April 03, 2011
Wonderfully accommodating! So helpful in surprising my girlfriend for a Valentine's Day gift! Went well above the call of duty! Awesome place to stay & will come again! A lot of history here!
5 on January 30, 2011
The charm of the beautiful historic inn is exceeded only by the warmth and hospitality of the innkeepers, John & Patty. They made us feel so comfortable and "at home", and breakfast was delicious!
5 on November 26, 2010
Five minutes after the first visit to the Inn, we knew this would be the perfect venue for our wedding. John was very knowledgeable and extremely accommodating to the smallest detail. Our families enjoyed the comfortable rooms, excellent food and atmosphere ideal for our wedding. John & Patty, along with Dee, brought everything together for a day/weekend we will never forget!
5 on November 11, 2010
This inn is a lovely place, truly a gem! The hosts are very pleasant. I highly recommend this experience.
4.8 on October 11, 2010
Great stay, beautiful rooms, fantastic breakfast. Service provided by owner/mayor along with history lesson. Great getaway.
5 on October 07, 2010
The place sparkled inside and out. The innkeepers, John & Patty, made us feel like we were friends of theirs.
4.6 on October 04, 2010
Patty & John Byrne, owners of the inn are gracious and thoughtful hosts. We were made to feel more like friends than guests. A wonderful place to stay.
5 on October 03, 2010
John and patty had made my staying an outstanding experience. Breakfast was sensational. I was staying at "The Carriage House" where we had all the privacy but breakfast was homey and personal. I am definitely will come back.
5 on September 14, 2010
Wonderful host, great food and beautiful historic setting. John and Patty are a wealth of local information, and they go the extra mile for their guests.
5 on August 26, 2010
Innkeepers, John and Patty Byrne, are truly special people. Upon check-in, John offered an upgrade (which is his usual practice), to the Carriage House at no additional cost, and helped carry in our luggage. During a delicious, served breakfast, which reflected chef-trained culinary skills, we reminisced about his father's (Tommy Byrne) Yankee career and memorabilia. As mayor of the town, John relayed much info about the town and places to eat. The climate-controlled inn with its beautiful paintings and flowers is gorgeous. John and Patty take time to get to know guests and provide nice touches.
4.6 on August 11, 2010
I would recommend this bed and breakfast. The owners were very nice and accommodating. Beautiful gardens. Rate across from Mineral Spring.
5 on July 21, 2010
Had a great time. Quaint inn. Wonderful host and hostess. Nice, small town. Lots of amenities!
4.6 on July 07, 2010
A very beautiful get away. Very relaxing and peaceful. Enjoyed the cat, gardens, and birds.
5 on June 28, 2010
We started our getaway weekend at the Fuquay Mineral Spring Inn and it was the highlight of our trip. Breakfast and coffee were terrific. The rooms were beautifully appointed with antiques. John and Patty were very interesting to talk with and engaged in conversation as much or as little as we liked. Would highly recommend the Fuquay Mineral Spring Inn.
5 on June 23, 2010
We had an excellent stay at the Carriage House. The rooms are beautiful, the grounds are great with lots of places to relax outside. The downtown area is well within walking distance with plenty of shops and restaurants. All in all a great place to spend the weekend. The hosts are very nice and the food was delicious.
5 on June 03, 2010
We celebrated with friends and family with a charming and elegant ceremony as we started a new life together. Gardens beautiful!
5 on May 27, 2010
Very nice and clean, super hospitality, awesome coffee and food. Thank you very much.
5 on May 27, 2010
Wonderful inn, owners were so gracious and took care of needs I didn't know I had!
5 on May 16, 2010
My husband and I received two nights at Fuquay Varina Mineral Spring Inn and Garden courtesy of my parents, who wanted us to have something special to celebrate our wedding. We loved our weekend here. It was a great getaway. The service was fantastic and the breakfast was amazing. We really felt the innkeepers went above and beyond in their service to their guests. We would recommend staying here.
5 on April 27, 2010
This is the BEST!! Most of all splendid hospitality by the wonderful hosts, John and Patty Byrne.
5 on April 27, 2010
John and Patty think of everything a person could want or need. The Inn is a beautiful home with lovely gardens. The breakfasts are excellent; delicious snacks, too! Everything is provided for physical, mental and spiritual comfort. Patty and John are the BEST part of it all.... they have become FRIENDS.
5 on April 20, 2010
John and Patty Byrne have taken this historic house and turned it into a delightful retreat full of Southern charm. The rooms are spacious, clean and quaintly decorated. Make sure Patty guides you through the Inn's lush and colorful gardens. John, the mayor of Fuquay-Varina, offers many historical anecdotes about the Inn and the town itself. After a restful night's sleep, you'll be treated to a sumptuous Southern breakfast that will satisfy any appetite. We enjoyed a wonderful stay for our anniversary and will definitely return in the future.
5 on April 20, 2010
Owners, John and Patty, are warm and welcoming hosts who treat you like royalty adn simultaneously make you feel at home. Enjoy history. A charming inn and garden. Best of all, delicious, plentiful food. Catch a Tuesday night cooking class for a special treat. My husband and I continue to marvel about this B&B.
4.4 on April 02, 2010
John and Pattie were very hospitable. They made us feel welcome and appreciated. The food was excellent. John gave a nice historical presentation of the area.
5 on April 01, 2010
We enjoyed our stay beyond our expectations, from the food through the accomodations, but especially John and Pat Byrne.
5 on March 17, 2010
Lovely Inn. Thanks for the much needed rest. Enjoyed the peace and quiet. Welcoming, attentive hosts. A great experience.
5 on March 11, 2010
We had a great time! The area is filled with things to do. We enjoyed the restored areas and took a day trip to Raleigh. Will be back.
5 on March 02, 2010
Everything exceeded our expectations. Hosts were friendly and food was delicious! A lot of value.
5 on February 26, 2010
This was my first time staying at a bed and breakfast and now the bar has been set very high! You couldn't ask for better accomodations, scenery or service!
5 on February 17, 2010
Loved the Inn and the Byrnes! The most amazing Valentine's Day ever. The Byrnes were so welcoming and caring. They made us feel like royalty. The Inn was so very wonderful and home like. We will be back again! Thank you John and Patty.
5 on February 17, 2010
We had an absolutely great time. The hosts took exceptional care of us. We will definitely return.
4.8 on February 17, 2010
Very hospitable. The were flexible to our eating needs. It was a very comfortable stay. We will visit again.
3.2 on January 26, 2010
Very comfortable and cozy venue. Guests felt at home in palor and dining room with tasteful holiday decorations. Also spent evening in sparrow room - very nice - also wonderful breakfast.
4.8 on January 22, 2010
I stayed at Fuquay on Jan 20, 2010. Beautiful place with comfortable, clean and attractive rooms. Great value. The hosts, the Byrnes, are delightful people. Will stay there again next time I am in the area, and recommend to friends. -AL.
5 on November 13, 2009
Marvelous house & garden, host & hostess very congenial. Excellent food & very flexible with special diet (gluten free & vegan)!
5 on October 01, 2009
Could not have enjoyed our stay more. Quality accommodations and a luxurious stay with personalized service.
5 on August 06, 2009
A charming hidden gem between Raleigh and Pinehurst.
5 on August 06, 2009
We had a wonderful experience celebrating our 18th anniversary! The innkeeper was cordial and made us feel right at home. We'll be back!
5 on July 31, 2009
Service is outstanding. Very quaint surroundings. Owner is very helpful and tells history of house and town. Very romantic.
5 on June 11, 2009
We came here from Baltimore. MD for a bridal shower. The place was very elegant yet comfortable at the same time. I thoroughly enjoyed my stay!
5 on June 11, 2009
The location is great. It's quiet and breakfast is wonderful, plus the waiter is the Mayor :)
5 on June 11, 2009
I came for a Bridal shower brunch and family gathering. our stay was absolutely wonderful. Hosts took time to spend with us. Also learned a little history. Great!
5 on June 11, 2009
This is my first B&B and I was so impressed with the service and accommodations that I will definitely stay again. The owners were the nicest and most pleasant people I have ever met.
5 on June 09, 2009
A wonderful inn. our hosts were most gracious and made us feel at home.
5 on June 09, 2009
What a great getaway! We spent our anniversary in the Carriage house. Even had massages there! The food and hospitality were fabulous!
5 on June 08, 2009
We found this B&B to be simply outstanding! The room was beautiful, the grounds were amazing and our breakfast was delicious. This place was spectacular and we would definitely recommend ti to anyone!
5 on May 13, 2009
Our first B&B stay ever. What a wonderful experience! Very accommodating and personal service. Wonderful rooms. Absolutely superb!
5 on May 13, 2009
Would suggest this inn to everyone. Beautiful; hosts are very personable, food is great, rooms immaculate.
5 on May 11, 2009
I reunited with my friend of 15 years. She was visiting me from IL. It was such a great visit and the innkeepers were wonderful they gave us an upgrade to the Cottage and we were able to stay up late and giggle like school girls and not disturb anyone else. Recommend you staying at the inn!
5 on May 11, 2009
We stay in the Carriage House, it was charming. The innkeepers were very interesting and very sweet. The gardens beautiful. The food was great.
5 on May 11, 2009
5 on April 16, 2009
We seldom stay in B&B's but our experience here was wonderful. our breakfast was top notch and we slept like puppies!
5 on April 16, 2009
Loved everything about it!
4.2 on April 09, 2009
It felt like staying with old friends, even though it was my first stay.
5 on April 07, 2009
I have never stayed anywhere that I have been made to feel so welcome or special. I will recommend it to all my friends.
5 on April 07, 2009
I really enjoy staying there for the weekend. They were very nice and sweet.
5 on April 07, 2009
We had such an awesome time! The room was really neat and clean, and the house was decorated to the T! The food and accommodations were excellent!
5 on January 20, 2009
Awesome: an unexpected surprise in an unexpected small town. My husband and I are a sort of collector of B&Bs and I have never stayed in one more delightful! The mayor and his wife are downhome friendly! and the history given to us about the area was, in itself, worth the trip. The food is awesome - there's no way it could ever get any better - this was a thoroughly marvelous way to spend the Christmas season. Thank you!
5 on January 14, 2009
excellent service, delicious breakfast. I would definitely stay again!
4.8 on January 14, 2009
John and Patty are always a joy. This is our sixth visit and it's always great! The local art work and the NY Yankee memorabilia are extensive
5 on January 13, 2009
I've visited many B&B's, but this is unique. The hosts are wonderful: warm, friendly, mayor and wife own and operate this inn. Food is exceptional-world class. Highly recommended! A rare treasure!
4.8 on January 13, 2009
The owner, even though the mayor, was very down to earth and we enjoyed hearing about the history of the town.
5 on December 28, 2008
This B&B is a beautiful house just outside the downtown business district with easy access to shopping and restaurants. The room was big, beautiful and very comfortable and the bathroom had exquisite older tiling. The grounds are beautifully landscaped and we were sorry we could not spend more time outside. The town mayor owns, runs and lives here, also and personally served us breakfast each morning and chatted with us several times during our stay. We would definitely stay here again if we travel to this area!
4.4 on December 14, 2008
¿Two nights in one of the best B&Bs in the past several years. Excellent location in a charming small town with Innkeepers that pay attention to details with a welcoming explanation of the Inn and the community. Definitely a “keeper.”
4.0 on November 14, 2008
BEautiful Inn, especially the grounds. Would be gorgeous spot for a wedding. Friendly innkeeper, good breakfast. Only somewhat negative surprise, since we were the only ones in the main house we were surprised not to offered a different room as has always been the casein the over 50 other B&B's I've stayed in. Our room was nice, but it's a nice option to offer a choice.
5 on October 02, 2008
I don't have enough room on this card to write all the good things I want to say about the Mineral Springs Inn. So I would just say it was the best stay ever.
5 on September 30, 2008
We stayed in the Carriage House on our wedding night, with a romance package of wine, roses, carrot cake. Lovely suite with kitchen & dining room - John and Patty are gracious - inn is full of history - Awesome breakfast - Can't wait to go back!
4.2 on September 30, 2008
My wife and I booked this location for oursleves, as well as our wedding party. It was perfect. John and his wife took great care of us while we were in town. The service, the food and the atmosphere provided us with a perfect place to spend our wedding weekend. My wife and I had the Carriage House, while our guests stayed in the main house. Breakfast was great every morning (I still taste the bacon!). John has a lot of great stories and history on the town that he shared over breakfast. I highly recommend Mineral Springs to looking for a nice weekend or for a wedding in town. Thank you again John!
4.0 on July 11, 2008
Our stay at the Fuquay Mineral Spring Inn and Garden was delightful. The home was beautiful and the owners were very hospitable and extremely helpful. The breakfast was a treat. Most importantly, the owner went out of his way to make us comfortable, answer questions about his town and even got up before 4am to make sure that we made our early morning flight. This is small town charm at its finest!