Rosehill Inn

114 South Third Street , Wilmington, NC 28401 USA (Show map)


Welcome to the Rosehill Inn, located in the heart of Wilmington's historic district. This beautiful house was built in 1848 by Henry Russell Savage, a prominent Wilmington businessman and banker. It was also the home of Henry Bacon, Jr., architect of the Lincoln Memorial in Washington, D.C. Rosehill Inn has been meticulously restored as an elegant, yet comfortable, bed and breakfast with an appealing mix of historic craftsmanship, antiques, fine fabrics and beautiful gardens. Each of the large, luxurious guest rooms has been individually designed and decorated. The amenities in each room include a private bath, cable TV, downy-soft comforter, large fluffy towels, and plush robes. Step outside and be surrounded by the Victorian charm of Wilmington's renovated riverfront. The historic district provides abundant opportunities for fine dining, outstanding entertainment, and unique shopping. The sparkling blue waters of the Atlantic Ocean, wide beaches, and world-class golf courses are within a 20 minute drive from the inn. Rosehill was awarded AAA three diamond award and Historic Wilmington Foundation interior restoration award in 1996. "This no ordinary B&B"



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

Truly an Outstanding B & B

5 on July 29, 2017

Patricia, Bob, and Sean run a first-class B&B! The rooms strike the perfect balance between historic decor and roomy functionality. As vegans, breakfast is sometimes a lost cause for us at B&Bs, but our hosts had plenty of wonderful and tasty options. We'll stay there the next time we're in Wilmington, and highly recommend Rosehill to all!

Wilmington Gem

4.8 on April 30, 2016

These folks run a very nice B&B! Our room was gorgeous, although the bathroom was quite small (due to renovation which probably split the plumbing from one bathroom to allow for two, I suspect). The proprietors were friendly and accommodating, helping us find dining options and bike trails, and waiting for us when we arrived for check in several hours behind schedule. The scheduled breakfast is 5 star itself, but the 9 am scheduled seating time was a little later than we prefer. The porch has two swings and lots of comfy seating options. Parking is a little tight if they are full, which they were the second night we stayed. Overall, very nice place with wonderful service.

Best B&B Experience We Have Had

5 on March 14, 2016

The Rosehill Inn is the place you want to stay in Wilmington, only a couple of blocks from Front Street dining and shops, a gourmet breakfast that the owners make from scratch, and their hospitality is second to none! The Inn itself is a historic home with all of the modern conveniences and antique furnishings, superbly maintained, and very reasonably priced, I think the best value in Wilmington for the accommodations. We will be back many times to enjoy this perfect getaway, thanks to the Milton's for being excellent hosts!

Five Star .... Very clean, Awesome Owners

4.8 on April 06, 2015

This place was amazing, we didn't want to leave. The attention to detail these owners have is beyond amazing. I am very particular where I stay and I can't say enough about how clean this Bed and Breakfast was. The Owners were very accommodating with every little thing we needed. I requested ice one evening in the room and there was ice every evening in our room when we came in for the night. We left early this morning to catch our flight so we told them last night we couldn't make breakfast, they both were up this morning to see us off and handed us a hot egg sandwich plus a brown paper bag with lots of goodies for our trip home. I will always stay in this Bed and Breakfast anytime we are close to Wilmington. Wonderful accommodations and close to every thing.

Great b & b

5 on March 16, 2012

Joe and Pat., we stayed at the Rosehill Inn, recently, and everything was outstanding. It is in a great location with restaurants, shops, and attractions just steps away. The inn keepers make every effort to ensure that their guests are comfortable. We have stayed at a lot of b and bs Over the years and the breakfast served here was the best. We'll be back!!!!

Wonderful Visit at Rosehill !!

5 on October 31, 2011

The Rosehill is one of the most relaxing and charming B&B's we have ever been to. Although the inn itself is wonderful, it is the innkeepers Bob and Tricia who make you feel special and welcome. Service is A+ and breakfast is a treat in itself. Staying at the Rosehill Inn should be on everyone's "A" list. Jimmie & Elvia Lucas

Better than Mary Poppins: Perfect in Every Way

5 on December 30, 2010

The Miltons are warm and accommodating innkeepers. The property itself is a stately one on one of Wilmington's most beautiful historic-district streets. Every public and guest room is impressively designed and impeccably appointed with beautifully selected antiques; the rooms have various themes that are tastefully handled in coordinated designs. The attention to detail - thick terry bathrobes, superior soaps and creams, the absolute cleanliness of the rooms - is apparent throughout your stay. The photos are wonderful, but don't do the physical beauty of the house and its rooms sufficient justice. But for all the beauty of Rosehill and its central location and the graciousness of its innkeepers, what may be the most remarkable aspect of our experience - and we are repeat visitors - are the spectacular breakfasts that are a staple at the inn. Many B&B offerings include the word "gourmet." Rosehill delivers on that promise, in quantity and variety, with imaginative preparations of traditional American breakfast fare from the freshest fruit, eggs, breakfast meats from specialty-craft provisioners, breads and toasts, juices, and coffees and teas. We've been B&Bing for decades and Rosehill is far and away our favorite place to stay when we're on the road.

Rosehill Inn

4.0 on November 21, 2010

Owners are all friendly, welcoming and accommodating. Feels like being pampered in a grand home from another era - quite fitting in a visit to the historic district of Wilmington. The breakfasts were delicious and I loved starting the day with the other guests at such a fine meal.

Gourmet Southern Hospitality

5 on February 10, 2010

If you have ever wondered what true southern hopitality is like, spend a few days here with the Miltons! Even in the midst of the wonderful antique surroundings, it felt like we were at home with family. The breakfasts were absolutely fantastic! Couldn't ask for more.

Let's go back!!!

5 on October 28, 2009

Hosts were very attentive, food was yummy, location was perfect a real delight!!

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Location Type

City, Downtown


Wilmington, NC (ILM-New Hanover County) 3 miles

Directions to property:

5 miles from Interstate 40, take Martin Luther King Blvd downtown straight on to Third Street. Located at 114 South Third Street, between Dock and Orange Streets.

Area Attractions

Antique Shopping, Aquarium, Art Galleries, Beach, Gourmet/Fine Dining, Historical interests, Movie Theater, Museum, Nature area, Ocean, Fort Fisher Civil War Site, Historic Walking Tours, Sightseeing River Boat Cruise, White Sand Beaches, Horse Drawn Carriage Tours, Battleship North Carolina, Performing Theater, Picnic area, Religious Services, River, Winery

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Inn Details

Establishment type

Bed and Breakfast, Historic Inn

On-site amenities

Air conditioning, DVD Player, Fax Machine, Videos, Wi-Fi , Iron/Ironing Board, Voice Mail, Wraparound Porch w/ Swing, Post/Parcel Service, Business Center

Room amenities

Alarm clock, Amenities Basket, Bath robes, Hairdryer, Hot tub/whirlpool tub, Internet Service, Ironing Board, Radio, TV, Wired internet

On-site activities

Bird watching, Boating, Fishing, Golfing, Kayaking, Sailing, Shopping, Sight-seeing, Swimming, Swimming pool

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  • Check In:: 3:30-8:00 PM
  • Check Out:: 11:00 AM
  • Open All Year Round: Yes
  • Smoking Allowed: Outside only outside on porches or in gardens only
  • Drinking Allowed: Yes
  • Alcohol Provided No
  • Suitable For Children: Limited
  • Childcare Provided: No
  • Guest Pets Allowed: No
  • Disabled Access Limited

Terms and Conditions

  • Minimum Stay: Weekends, Festivals, Holidays, and certain spec. events may req. a 2 night stay
  • Accepted payments AMEX, VISA, Discover, Mastercard
  • Deposit Amount Required: One night's room rate or 50% for stays of three nights and longer
  • Cancellations: We will be happy to refund your deposit, less a $10 processing fee, if we know your change in plans more than 7 days prior to your arrival. A cancellation within the 7 days, you are responsible for any nights that cannot be resold.
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Patricia, Bob, and Sean Milton

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About the innkeepers

Most sports, outdoor activities, beach

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  • Time Served: 9 AM wekends, flexible M-F
  • Serving Location: Dining Room

Special meal options

Low fat , Vegetarian Vegan

Signature Dish

Baked Peach French Toast
This is a tasty and healthy dish of fresh peaches and specialty breads or crossaints featuring other fruits, pecans/almonds and spices, all carefully prepared and baked to mouthwatering perfection. All breakfast entrees are served with a bowl of fresh seasonal fruits and freshly baked delights from the oven. Other breakfast dishes that are popular with guests of the Inn are Governor's Egg Casserole, Orange-Almond French Toast, Banana-Pecan Pancakes, and North Carolina Country Sausages. Breakfast at Rosehill Inn gets your day started the right way.

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Special Package

Three Or More Nights, Get A Night Free

Stay more than two nights at Rosehill Inn B&B, and one night is free. Does not include holiday weekends and special events such as azalea festival. Special cannot be paid with B& certificates.

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