In the heart of Old Salem is The Augustus T. Zevely Inn, built in 1844, and restored as an inn in 1994 with meticulous attention to historic accuracy. The renovation was overseen by co-owner Tom Lantry, who also operates the Thomas Bond House in Philadelphia's Independence National Park, an equally historic structure and a long time reader favorite. Rooms are furnished with Old Salem collection furnishings, based on originals found in local museums and private homes. AAA 3 diamond & MOBIL 2 star rated. Conde Nast Johansens recommended Inn. Selected by Heritage Travel in the top 25 historic inns & hotels in America. In April Comair magazine, select in top 10 historic inns.
1.8 on August 08, 2014
Locale is nice, room is large, bed was comfy, innkeeper was pleasant. But, these should be givens, yes? Bath was wretchedly small (in ours, and in several other rooms we inspected). Plumbing was reversed (hot/cold) in shower and staff initially refused to inspect ("we suggest you....blah blah"). Toilet and sink plumbing all needed immediate attention and repair. TV MUCH too small for location. Food selection often unhealthy, and basically unchanged four mornings running. Coffee was supermarket grade. No access to refrigerator on the floor ("WE are a BnB" was the explanation). Surly staff, four mornings running. A/C controls date from the '50s, it is either off on on; very nearly freeze or fry. The best feature probably is, the Tavern (five stars) directly across the street. Good thing, it's a 20 minute walk to any place else to eat.
5 on March 15, 2014
Historic building, originally the home of Augustus T. Zevely in the Moravian settlement of Salem, NC, houses an delightful B&B inn. The rooms are beautifully decorated, spotlessly clean, comfortable and quiet. The only meal is a light but satisfying breakfast buffet. The Tavern across the street has excellent lunch and dinner menus. .The Inn is within a short walk of all historic attractions and the outstanding Museum of Early Southern Decorative Arts. Definitely worth a trip.
4.6 on June 15, 2009
I was not familiar with "Old Salem" and had no idea it would be such a neat place. There was so much to see and there was live music outside at the tavern across the street. There are plenty of restaurants (casual & upscale) downtown just a few minutes away. The Inn was beautiful and the service was great. Unlike some bed & breakfasts, there was a lot of privacy and it was easy to come and go without disturbing the innkeeper or other guests. I thoroughly enjoyed this visit and it made my business trip feel like a vacation!
4.0 on September 08, 2008
Beautiful place with lots of antiques. Breakfast was yummy.
4.8 on September 06, 2008
Lovely decor, quaint peaceful surroundings. Newly updated rooms felt like a walk through time on a quiet evening. I can't wait to return. The staff was extremely attentive and helpful, and the personal touches were very homey. There were fresh flowers in my lovely room. I felt as though I had a wonderful vacation during my two-day stay. I highly recommend this inn to any couple who wants to relax and get away from the hustle and bustle of modern life for a bit.
4.4 on September 01, 2008
Located in the middle of a Moravian village, the Inn is quaint and enjoyable. They served terrific wines upon arrival and there is a great tavern/fine dining across the street. Very helpful staff and quiet rooms (including third-story rooms) made for a relaxing stay. I highly recommend it and plan to return very soon!
Historic District, Salem College, Wake Forest Univ, MESDA, Old Salem, City, Village
Greensboro, NC (GSO-Piedmont Triad Intl.) 15 miles
From I-40, take exit 193B north on US 52 to exit 108C. Follow brown signs for Old Salem. From Business 40, take exit 5D at Main St if heading east and 6A if heading west. Follow brown signs for Old Salem. Inn is across from Salem Tavern at 803 S Main St.
Antique Shopping, Art Galleries, Concert venue, Gourmet/Fine Dining, Historical interests, Lake, Live Music, Movie Theater, Museum, National/State parks, MESDA, Old Salem, Outlet Stores, Performing Theater, Religious Services, Vineyard, Winery
Urban Inn, Historic Inn
Board games, CD player, Conference Rooms, Copier, Fax Machine, Library, Washer/dryer, Wedding Facilities, Wet bar
Air conditioning, Alarm clock, Amenities Basket, Desk, Fireplace, Fridge, Hairdryer, Hot tub/whirlpool tub, Microwave, Private entrance, Radio, Satellite/Cable TV, TV, Telephone
Bicycle riding trails, Boating, Canoeing, Fishing, Golfing, Hiking trails, Shopping, Sight-seeing, Swimming, Tennis courts
Museum-quality restoration of significant historic properties in designated historic areas. Gracious hospitality and courteous customer service. Gourmet food service in warm, inviting suroundings. Gardening and landscaping in a historic period setting.