The Ivy B&B Reviews


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  • Guest room4.7
  • Service4.8
  • Value4.7
  • Cleanliness4.9
  • Onsite Dining4.7

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Our Little Get Away

5 on September 12, 2017

We went down to NC for my cousins wedding and the Ivy was the only of 2 places to stay in that town. It was absolutely beautiful. The rooms were super nice and the couple that ran the Ivy were incredible. They were both super sweet and outgoing. Ellen made an amazing homemade breakfast every morning and it was always different. Even the table set up was beautiful. If i ever go back down to Warewnton NC i will for sure, 100% book to stay here again! HIGHLY RECOMMEND!

Wonderful B&B with short drive to Lake Gaston

5 on July 29, 2017

Owners, food, and room were all great. Restaurants, Antique stores and Saturday Market in Warrenton were also excellent and just a short walk from the The Ivy. Highly recommend.

Wonderful Escape

5 on June 28, 2017

Jerry and Ellen were wonderful hosts. We made last minute (literally a couple hours before arriving) plans to escape the city for the weekend. Ellen made sure we had everything we needed upon arrival. Excellent restaurant recommendations. Jerry was very knowledgable on the history of the inn. Lovely visit and found we had a lot in common. This was the best find for us,

Always a great stay!

5 on May 12, 2017

This is probably the third time we've stayed here and we can't imagine going any place else. They are friendly and kind and always have such a nice way of caring for our kids. Delicious foods, too!

Pleasant and quiet

4.4 on April 04, 2017

Friendly and professional innkeepers, very comfortable bed and room. Just not enough time to spend enjoying it !

Relaxing, comfortable, delightful stay

5 on February 19, 2017

My spouse and I had a wonderful time visiting Warrenton, and staying at the Ivy B&B was a significant part of that. Ellen and Jerry were pleasant and informative. I felt right at home! The room was clean and tastefully decorated, and the breakfast was amazing! The B&B is an easy walk to anywhere in downtown Warrenton.


5 on February 06, 2017

My husband and I stay in B and Bs when we travel; I was traveling alone this time. Based on our experience, this was one of the best we have stayed at. Delightful couple, house was white-glove clean, accommodations were perfect, and the breakfast was really, really delicious. You will not be disappointed.

A wonderful B&B!

5 on October 02, 2016

Ellen and Jerry were wonderful hosts. Room was lovely and front porch is made for evening sitting.

a beautiful place

4.8 on August 30, 2016

This house was lovely and our room was comfortable and nicely decorated. The breakfast was outstanding. I highly recommend this bed and breakfast...

On the way to the lake...

4.6 on July 15, 2016

My husband and I had a quick stay, but it was a perfect little get away on our way to Lake Gaston mid-week. Jerry and Ellen had the place in tip top shape and the breakfast was simply fantastic! Highly recommend a stop at the Ivy B&B!


5 on June 23, 2016

Enjoyed our quick visit to Warrenton. The owners were very friendly and made the stay enjoyable. Breakfast was great with homemade jam for the bread.

Exquisite Southern Hospitality

5 on May 12, 2016

It was truly a treat to stay at the Ivy with Ellen and Jerry. The rooms are comfortable and a nice size. The towels in the bathroom were soft. The best, though, was the breakfast. Everything was fresh, hot, and absolutely delicious-- stuffed french toast, fruit, and hot biscuits straight from the skillet that melt in your mouth. Ellen and Jerry are warm and gracious hosts who have thought of all the details to make your stay enjoyable. I highly recommend staying at the Ivy and look forward to another visit.

Fantastic B&B with a great owner.

5 on March 16, 2016

The B&B was the best. Ellen is a great owner, cook, and inn keeper. She made a great stay perfect. We would definitely stay there again. Craig McDonald

wonderful experience

5 on November 28, 2015

delightful hosts.great food and exquisite presentation. sincerely caring and delight in making your stay a pleasant experience.

Nothing but pleasant

5 on March 23, 2015

I stayed at the Ivy while in Warrantor for business. Great little spot. Ellen cooks the most delicious breakfast. I wanted to take her and her breakfasts home w me. I would love to stay here again. Perfect place to come relax after a long day at work.

Best place ever!

5 on February 15, 2015

This is a charming wonderful place and the proprietors are friendly, repectful, nice people. They take care of your every need or desire.

Enjoyable Visit

4.0 on December 01, 2014

We visited the Ivy B&B over Thanksgiving. It was a charming house and the service exceeded our expectations. The food was exceptional and we really had a great time.

Southern Hospitality

4.2 on July 09, 2014

Stanley, Crofton, MD

Lovely Home In Warrenton

3.2 on May 21, 2014

The house is nicely remodeled and my room was neat, clean, and comfortable. I had a private bathroom that was also very nice. Much nicer than a stay at a chain hotel. The neighborhood is very interesting and makes for a nice walk.

An AMAZING experience

5 on April 28, 2014

A beautiful home with a warm and inviting atmosphere. Our hosts were so good to us. Truly felt like home away from home.

Absolutely Lovely

5 on April 09, 2014

Had to take my parents to a funeral and this was one of the only places to stay. I am so glad we did! Under the circumstances of our visit to Warrenton we couldn't have asked for a better place to stay. Welcoming and comfortable. Great breakfast and innkeepers. If I ever find myself back in the area I will definitely stay there again. And I highly recommend it to anyone that needs a place to stay in the area.

Fabulous Inn and Innkeepers

5 on February 22, 2014

The Ivy is a delightful inn. Everything from the scrumptious three course breakfast to the incredibly comfortable bed was perfect. The innkeepers made my stay very enjoyable. When my rental car broke down, they went above and beyond to help.

My stay at my ancestor's home

5 on January 01, 2014


Ivy B&B review

4.6 on November 17, 2013

The Ivy B&B is lovely and very clean. Our room was spacious and the bed was very comfortable. If we are ever in the Warrenton area again we will definitely want to stay at the Ivy. The innkeepers were very friendly and we enjoyed a wonderful breakfast. I would highly recommend this B&B.

Wonderful stay

5 on October 20, 2013

Beautiful B&B. Great breakfast. Highly recommend.

Reunion in Warrenton

4.8 on September 11, 2013

At present this is really the only place to stay in Warrenton itself, and it is an extremely pleasant experience. The town is full of historical charm, as is the Ivy B&B.

lovely getaway

4.8 on August 06, 2013

WE stayed here after a concert in Raleigh and were delighted we chose the IVY.. Food and innkeepers were wonderful.. I highly recommend staying here for any occasion.

Serene Retreat

5 on April 06, 2013

We enjoyed our stay at the Ivy on our trip home from Washington DC. The innkeepers went out of their way to make our stay unique. The breakfast is not to be missed!

A nice getaway

4.4 on December 18, 2012

A great place to relax.

Relaxing and beautiful stay at Ivy Bed and Breakfast

5 on October 21, 2012

My husband and I were looking for a relaxing and restful "escape" for the weekend! We discovered just that at the Ivy Bed and Breakfast in Warrenton, NC. The owners of the Ivy, Jerry and Ellen, are wonderful hosts! They were both warm and friendly. They made us feel at home in their charming bed and breakfast! Our room was beautiful and inviting! After checking in at the Ivy, we decided to walk downtown and explore the many antique and gift shops. We returned to the Ivy to relax in our comfortable room; and, then, once again chose to walk to downtown Warrenton for dinner. It was a beautiful fall evening, and we had a great time! After a refreshing nights sleep at the Ivy, we had the pleasure of a wonderful breakfast the next morning! Breakfast was fantastic! It was both elegant and very delicious! Needless to say, we will definitely return to the Ivy B and B again! A "special" thanks to Jerry and Ellen for making our stay so enjoyable! Linda and Clif McCoy, Roanoke Rapids, NC

My first time in a B&B

5 on October 17, 2012

As an author and speaker that travels quite frequently I started to panic when I realized the only place to stay in this quaint, charming little town was a Bed and Breakfast. Add to the fact that I'd never ventured to stay in a Bed and Breakfast. First of all the ambiance of the whole community is romantic. Tree-lined streets with Victorian and Antebellum homes; vintage signs with the name of each home pokes up through the well-manicured lawns. Meander down the sidewalk and you'll come upon antique stores and an old-fashioned hardware store. But back to The Ivy. When I drove into the circular drive the sight of this big, yellow painted lady took my breath away. Stepping onto the front porch, past wicker furniture and the biggest ferns I've ever seen, through the wooden door you are met by the smiling host/hostess - Ellen and Jerry. Classic, Victorian music wafts throughout the house as she leads you up the stairs to your room. You truly feel like you've stepped back in time. I can't wait to go back.

Wedding Gettaway Weekend

4.8 on October 03, 2012

My husband and I, along with another couple stayed at the Ivy Inn, since it was the closest place to the wedding we were attending. This was an excellent choice, and close to town, in order to meander through the antique shops. This was a quaint Inn with a fantastic, gourmet breakfast. Thank you to Jerry and Ellen for making me, and my friends, feel right at home.


5 on September 06, 2012

Great experience all around.

peaceful small town retreat

5 on September 04, 2012

My husband and I spent the evening away for his birthday. We received excellent hospitality, delicious breakfast, and personalized treatment.

A wonderful B&B in friendly, historic Warrenton, NC

5 on July 07, 2012

This is a fantastic B&B!! The owners were amazingly friendly and helpful throughout our stay. The B&B is beautiful, clean, and well maintained, both inside and out. We thoroughly enjoyed our weekend in Warrenton, NC because of this B&B! Jerry and Ellen are excellent hosts. I would highly recommend the Ivy.

June 2012 stay

4.0 on June 20, 2012

Very welcoming couple who tailored our breakfast to our tastes and timing. Lovely inn and very homey atmosphere.

Ivy B & B

4.6 on June 20, 2012

Ivy B & B is a large and very charming Victorian home in the quaint town of Warrenton, NC. Our hosts were warm and welcoming. The rooms were large and very comfortable. I slept like a baby. Our wonderful breakfast was preceded by coffee on the wrap around porch. All in all a most pleasant stay.

The Ivy Bed & Breakfast, Warrenton, NC

5 on June 18, 2012

Beautiful two story Victorian with lovely trees, in a quaint North Carolina town....wonderful porch, beautiful rooms and exquisite furnishings. Hosts are delightful people and everything about my stay was perfect.

The Ivy Bed and Breakfast was a wonderful experience for us.

4.8 on May 02, 2012

The curb appeal of the surround porch and landscaping was wonderful and when you open the door the charm and warmth of the house immediately becomes apparent. Jerry and Ellen were extraordinarily fine hosts making our visit feel special. We enjoyed the relaxed and elegant breakfasts in the dining room. The other guests were very interesting to talk to. Bruce Rogers, Nashville, TN

Historic and Charming B & B

5 on May 02, 2012

What a peaceful place to spend a weekend getaway! Quaint, quiet, and very historic....delicious morning treats, a lovely porch to relax and enjoy quiet moments... Very kind and considerate innkeepers

Ivy Bed and Breakfast

5 on April 19, 2012

Facility, location, hospitality, and dining were all outstanding. We would recommend the Ivy to anyone seeking lodging in the Warrenton, NC area

Better alternative to hotel

4.2 on March 18, 2012

Very nice and welcoming environment with comfortable room. Breakfast was delicous

Best BnB in Eastern NC

5 on February 11, 2012

My husband and I love getting away to the Ivy and our favorite -Edwina Rooker- room. We feel so welcome and comfortable with each stay. Jerry & Ellen are a fabulous team in the kitchen and the food is amazing! We enjoy walking around the down town area and relaxing in the evening. The claw foot tub works perfectly and continues to draw me back. We highly recommend this bnb, it's the best one we have visited in Eastern NC!

Outstanding B&B and hosts

4.8 on January 04, 2012

We stayed 3 nights at the Ivy and enjoyed the privacy, gourmet breakfasts and welcomed way we were treated by Jerry and Ellen. It was just like being home, only better. They are wonderful people, running a first class operation who not only care about their patrons but the surrounding area as well. We left there feeling like we had just visited family. John Kittell Eure, NC

Peace and Quiet

4.0 on November 06, 2011

We had the pleasure of staying at the Ivy Bed and Breakfast the weekend that Warrenton had a Harvest Festival. The people of Warrenton were warm and welcoming. The Ivy met our expectations-we loved the authenticity of the home.

Pleasant surprise

5 on October 31, 2011

We were returning home after driving 10 hours and checked the GPS. Wanted a good nights sleep and chose the Ivy over the usual hotels en route. The room was decorated beautifully & it was the best breakfast ever!

Great Start to our Vacation and 15th Anniversary

4.4 on October 11, 2011

We arrived a little later then planned. When we got a little mixed up on the directions to the inn we called. My husband spoke to Ellen and she turned us around and pointed us in the right direction. The inn is beautiful and Ellen and Jerry could not be more hospitable. They were truly born to be innkeepers. We enjoyed the morning breakfast. (I still dream of her grits). We hope to return some day. Paul and Maggie

Brilliant stopover

4.8 on October 05, 2011

Our professional & friendly hosts added to our enjoyable Warrenton experience by doing several well appreciated things : - prepared for us a real hearty, southern breakfast explaining about the food & cooking as it was served up. - checked with us that we had all the information we required to fulfill our holiday needs, making an interesting dialogue. - finally set us on our way feeling very happy with life.

a lovely bed and breakfast

4.4 on August 10, 2011

Jerry and Ellen are extremely accommodating and helpful as innkeepers. They make you feel completely welcome in their home. The home itself is lovely, immaculate, and the gourmet breakfasts are delicious. We will definitely go back!

A Small-Town Haven

5 on August 06, 2011

Outside, The Ivy is as attractive as its online photos, and its front porch was a great place to people-watch, read, or just rock and doze. We were awed by its period furnishings, almost all of which were antiques in surprisingly excellent condition. We quickly discovered that the inkeepers were as delightful as the location, and we thoroughly enjoyed an excellent three-course breakfast (the chef even checked with us about our food preferences and any medical requirements beforehand!) accompanied by interesting, friendly conversation as we got to know our hosts and fellow guest. Our room was beautifully decorated, clean, comfortable, quiet, and private. (Note: The rooms are on the second floor, and there is no elevator--not a problem for us, but it might be a consideration for some.) During our two-night stay in July we enjoyed the short walk down the main street to the shops in Warrenton. Two "hardware stores" were of note: one is an actual, old-timey hardware store selling all kinds of interesting, hard-to-find things; the other for years was a hardware store but now houses a fascinating and delicious coffee/snack shop within a "hardware" setting. Warrenton preserves well the small-town atmosphere of times gone by, which provides a quiet, relaxing atmosphere, but if you prefer "action," the area may be too quiet. We found The Ivy to be the nicest and most interesting place to stay in the vicinity. It was truly an excellent value and a memorable experience!

My stay at the Ivy House, Warrenton NC.

5 on June 08, 2011

I had an excellent stay at the Ivy House, Bed and Breakfast located in Warrenton NC. My hosts, were absolutely superb, with total consideration given towards my comfort while I stayed in their house. The breakfasts provided were simply "awesome" and displayed the talents and kitchen expertise in putting together healthy and wonderfully tasting meals. The room was very comfortable and the atmosphere of the house was distinctly historical of the region. I was also treated with great kindness, as both hosts made sure that I was able to reach the airport on time to catch my flight. I sincerely recommend the Ivy House for those that are looking for a wonderful relaxing stay in a location that is rich in tradition; one that is provided by wonderfully kind and talented hosts.

May 6 stay

4.8 on May 27, 2011

This lovely home is great value for the money. Very clean, use of a refrigerator, washer and dryer on the 2nd floor near the rooms!

A relaxing escape

5 on March 16, 2011

My wife and I stayed at the Ivy for three nights as a way to reconnect and recharge our batteries. It was our first weekend-long getaway since the birth of our 2.5-year old, whose grandparents were in town to take care of him while we went. Our experience was absolutely fantastic. The Ivy itself is on Main Street, USA - a quaint, charming, peaceful location. The grounds are well-kept, and the massive porch was perfect for reading, relaxing, and my wife's insatiable (but rarely indulged) knitting habit. Jerry and Ellen were delightful hosts. Breakfasts were delicious, and they are the perfect innkeepers: very social and welcoming. Well worth a trip. Note that dinner options in the immediate surroundings are fairly limited, and dinner may require a ~20 minute drive.

Exceeded my expectations as always

4.0 on March 02, 2011

Beautiful home reflecting the Colonial Period with comfortable accomodations, good food and graciousness of the Innkeepers. This was my second visit within 7 months and will plan to revisit again when possible.

Wonderful getaway!

5 on November 16, 2010

We thoroughly enjoyed every minute of our stay at the Ivy Bed and Breakfast. The house is amazingly well furnished and kept. The hosts are lovely and make their guests feel so welcome; like old friends. The breakfasts are beyond fabulous. Everything is made from scratch and beautifully presented. The food is like something you would expect in the finest restaurant. We enjoyed every inch of the house including the porch. It was the perfect getaway weekend.

Second visit

5 on October 11, 2009

Again we compliment Ellen and Jerry for a comfortable, quiet, special anniversary get-away at The Ivy. The Stuffed French Toast was delicious and we are saving our money so that we can visit again. The Sunday morning walk around this historic town with all of its old houses was just what we needed.

Very, very nice home.

4.4 on November 04, 2008

Warrenton is fortunate to have such a nice B&B. The Ivy B&B was pleasant, very clean and the Roths are gracious and kind. I would go back anytime.

on business, but on added pleasure

4.6 on October 22, 2008

Ellen and Terry were extremely warm and welcoming. Room and bath very charming and comfortable. breakfast was really a special treat. They both extended themselves to make our stay a pleasure.

Just Lovely

4.6 on September 04, 2008

We had a wonderful experience, stayed for 2 nights. Our hosts were lovely people and the Ivy Inn was immaculate!

Southern Charm

5 on May 23, 2008

Quanit town with interesting shops and restaurants, lovely old houses with spreading trees and expansive porches, comforts and amenities that would lure you back again and again, gracious hosts who share warmth and hospitality...what more could you ask for in a B&B experience?

Beautiful home and warm host & hostess.

5 on November 14, 2007

Delicious breakfast + nice guests! Our hosts went the extra mile.

Innkeeper Response
Thank you so much for the nice review! It is the guests that make inkeeping the great job that it is.

- Jerry & Ellen (Ivy Innkeepers)

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