Tucked away in historic, beautiful downtown Elizabeth City, North Carolina, the Culpepper Inn is an easy one-hour drive from Norfolk International Airport, Virginia Beach, VA oceanfront, and the Outer Banks resort areas of eastern North Carolina. This three-story brick Georgian Revival style manor was built by William and Alice Culpepper in 1935 and is situated in the center of the historic district of Elizabeth City, NC. The Inn is within walking distance of downtown and the harbor of the Pasquotank River.

  The Inn features eleven guest rooms - four traditional B&B rooms in the Main House(adult only), one suite in the Carriage House(up to 4 guests), and six in the Camellia Guest House(children over 12 only).  All of our guest rooms feature a private bath and host 2 adults except the Carriage House Suite which has room for four. 

The Inn is surrounded by lush grounds with beautiful old live oak and magnolia trees, and the property is accented by many camellia trees and bushes.  "The Gathering Place"- tavern style social space, in-ground salt-water pool, porch rockers, fish pond, outdoor living room and fireplaces and Edison string lights and timed ambiance lighting, invite our guests to linger and relax during their stay. This atmosphere is a welcome change from typical hotel accommodations. 

Guests will find the Inn on a lovely, quiet street along one of the historical walking tours in Elizabeth City. The Inn offers beautifully decorated rooms, many amenities, and a multi-course served breakfast or self-serve breakfast each morning.

Full rate guests staying in the Main Inn or Carriage House have the option of a full, served or self-serve breakfast. Our served breakfast is 9am in the Main Inn. Full rate guests staying in the guest house have self-serve, full breakfast served in the Tavern Room, 7-10am.

Discount rates including per diem, AIRBNB, etc. include self-serve continental breakfast in the Tavern Room.

Self-serve breakfast is available anytime 7-10am.

Please Note: Mondays, holidays & some special event weekends, self-serve breakfast in our Tavern Room only is available. Breakfast is not included in long term-rates.

Breakfast options may be affected by the season, day of the week, events and number of guests. We do whole foods breakfast with as much seasonal & local that is available, including free-range eggs, real butter, cream, local meats & vegetables, etc. If you have a restricted diet, we offer a discounted room rate and a local breakfast restaurant recommendation.


   We accept Discover, Visa & Mastercard as well as selected gift certificates.

The Culpepper Inn is smoke free and has an ADA compliant room for those with special needs.

***Check-in is from 3 pm to 6 pm  and if late check-in has not been requested, we will consider a reservation cancelled after 7pm. We provide after hours self-check in with advance notice. Self-check in guests will have self-serve breakfast. Our check-in times are set so as not to interfere with guests stay and use of the venue, so please plan accordingly.  You may request early check-in at the time of your reservation or call after noon the day of your reservation, but we must have time to transition the property after the 11am check-outs, so please understand it depends on our schedule.  Early check-in is provided only to guests who make the request in advance.***

Check-out is 11 am.

The current owners have re-done the entire venue focusing on restoration to the era of the 1930's. 

Please note some common areas provided as a courtesy may be unavailable during overnight guests stay.

The Culpepper Inn is available to host weddings, meetings, and events both inside the Inn with room for up to 75 and outside on the grounds with room for up to 150. We offer custom packages for your special occasions and holiday celebrations. From family reunions to retreats, the Inn is a wonderful place to be together!

We also offer long-term rentals in the Camellia Guest House and Carriage House.

Cancellation Policy: Required two weeks cancellation before the 3pm check-in time without exception. Please consider trip insurance for unexpected changes to your plans. Reservations for more than 3 rooms, long-term guests and special event reservations require 30 days notice to cancel.

Please check our facebook page for dates and information regarding our seasonal multi-course dinners, holiday events and other special events.


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