The Ivy B&B

331 North Main Street , Warrenton, NC 27589 USA (Show map)


The Ivy Bed and Breakfast is an warm and romantic 1903 Victorian home in historic Warrenton, North Carolina, near Lake Gaston and the Kerr Lake reservoir--a few miles from I-85 and I-95, and a short drive from Richmond, VA, Raleigh, NC and Henderson, NC. The Ivy is just a leisurely stroll to quaint downtown antique shops, historic churches and a courthouse square, on Main Street, USA. A full, candlelit breakfast is served on fine china in the elegant dining room and we discuss with you what you would like to eat. The menu can range from traditional Southern to "fancier" fare.



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

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!

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Rooms & Rates

Bet Rooker

A light and airy room with a unique triple-hung window that provides a beautiful view of the treetops. Bet's room features an antique wardrobe and vanity, ceiling fan and adjoining bath with twin pedestal lavatories and shower. Cable television, telephone and wireless high speed internet access also provided.

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

Nightly Rate: $110 - $110

Sharon Bartholomew Room

A spacious room with an elegant mahogany canopy bed, day bed and antique wardrobe. The adjoining bath may be shared with Bet's Room or this room may be used as a private bath. Cable television, telephone and wireless high speed internet access also provided.

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

Nightly Rate: $110 - $110

Sadye Johnson Room

An elegant room with a queen size, antique cast iron canopy bed and stunning waverly window and bed treatments. The private bath features a single Jacuzzi tub and a lovely vanity. Cable television, DVD and VCR players, telephone and wireless high speed internet access also included.

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

Nightly Rate: $110 - $110

Edwina Rooker Room

An open and spacious room with a sunny sitting area, depression-era furnishings, beautiful brass bed and ceiling fan. The old fashioned bath has a claw footed tub with shower and pedestal lavatory. Cable television, telephone and wireless high speed internet access also provided.

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

Nightly Rate: $110 - $110

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Location Type

Small town


Raleigh Durham, NC (RDU-Raleigh Durham INTL 66 miles

Directions to property:

From Raleigh, NC: US 1 North (Capital Blvd) beyond Henderson to the Warrenton Rd. exit. Turn right at the exit. Proceed less than a mile and bear right on NC 1001 until you reach Warrenton (about 12 miles). Turn left on Main Street. Proceed through the business district. The Ivy is located on the left just beyond the Warrenton Presbyterian Church. From Richmond, VA: I-85 South to Exit 233 (US 1). Take US 1 South to Norlina, Turn left onto US 158. Follow signs to Warrenton (US 158 Business). Turn left onto Main Street. The Ivy is located on the left aproximately 3/4 of a block. From Durham, NC or I-85 North: to Exit 223 (Manson Rd). Turn right at exit. Proceed about 1 mile and turn left onto US 1/US 158 East. Turn right at the traffice light onto US 401/US 158 East (Norlina). Veer right at the next traffic light onto US 401/US 158 Business. Turn left onto Main Street. The Ivy is located on the left about 3/4 of a block. From Interstate 95 South: Take Exit 173 at Roanoke Rapids. Follow US 158 West and US 158 Business to Warrenton. Turn right onto Main Street. Proceed through business district. The Ivy is located on the left just beyond the Warrenton Presbyterian Church.

Area Attractions

Antique Shopping, Gourmet/Fine Dining, Historical interests, Lake, Live Music, Movie Theater, National/State parks, Nature area, Fishing and Boating, Horseback Riding, Massage Therapy, Boating, Performing Theater, Picnic area, Religious Services, River, Zoo

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Inn Details

Establishment type

Private Home Bed and Breakfast, Bed and Breakfast

On-site amenities

BBQ grill, Board games, Computer, Conference Rooms, Copier, Desk, Fax Machine, Fireplace, Library, Piano, Telephone, Videos, Washer/dryer, Wedding Facilities, Wet bar , Wireless Internet, Massages available, Early morning coffee, Ironing board/iron available, Coffee pot available

Room amenities

Air conditioning, Alarm clock, Ceiling fans, DVD Player, Hairdryer, Hot tub/whirlpool tub, Internet Service, Radio, Satellite/Cable TV, TV, VCR, Wi-Fi

On-site activities

Bicycle riding trails, Bird watching, Boating, Canoeing, Fishing, Golfing, Hiking trails, Horseback riding, Hunting, Kayaking, Historic Homes, Massage Therapy, Antique Shopping, Geneology reserach, Sailing, Shopping, Sight-seeing, Swimming, Water sports

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  • Check In:: 3:00 - 6:00 PM
  • Check Out:: 11:00 AM
  • Open All Year Round: Yes
  • Smoking Allowed: Outside only Smoking inside The Ivy is absolutley not allowed.
  • Drinking Allowed: Yes
  • Alcohol Provided No
  • Suitable For Children: Yes The Ivy is suitable for children over six years of age.
  • Childcare Provided: No
  • Guest Pets Allowed: No a nearby kennel is available with prior arrangement.
  • Disabled Access No

Terms and Conditions

  • Accepted payments AMEX, VISA, Discover, Mastercard, Personal checks, Travelers checks, Cash
  • Deposit Amount Required: No deposit required, but must have a valid credit card number or payment in advance to book the room.
  • Cancellations: Cancellations received less than seven days before your check-in date may require payment in the full amount for the entire stay.
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Jerry and Ellen Roth

Languages spoken


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About the innkeepers

Our goal is to make new friends and treat you better than any place you have ever stayed. Because we only have four rooms, all of our attention will be lavished on you! We love to pamper our guests and make them feel at home. There are no strangers at The Ivy, only friends that we haven't met.

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Full, three-course Candlelit

  • Time Served: Guest decides
  • Serving Location: Dining Room

Special meal options

Low fat , Restrictive , Vegetarian

Signature Dish

Waffles Banana Foster (non-alchoholic)
Belgium waffles topped with bananas and a syrup/nut mixture, topped with whipped cream and a cherry.


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Hot Deal

Ivy Mid-Week Specials

Regular Rate: $100 now $80 (20% Savings:)

Take a mid-week break (Sun.- Thurs.)at the elegant Ivy Bed and Breakfast in historic Warrenton, North Carolina. Relax and enjoy while you are pampered beyond belief! Cozy up to a warm fire while enjoying a full, candlelit breakfast in our beautiful Dining Room. Please mention the "Mid-week special" when making your reservation. Please contact the inn directly at (252) 257-9300 to redeem this deal.

expires Wednesday