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Best Bed & Breakfasts In Charlotte

November 30, 2013 7:00 AM

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(credit: Catherine Lash)

(credit: Catherine Lash)

There are many beautiful attractions in the Charlotte area during the crisp months of fall that someone searching for a country urban experience can embark on. From the amazing fall leaves that grace the countryside to our quaint and unique coffee houses, Charlotte’s endless fall givings warm the community’s heart. Included in the whimsy of autumn in the Charlotte area are cozy, discreet and divine bed and breakfasts, all locally owned and experts in providing the perfect ambiance a fall fan is looking for.
The Duke Mansion
400 Hermitage Road
Charlotte, NC 28207
(704) 714-4400

Famously known for its main owner, James B. Duke, the pioneer that contributed to the manifestation of Duke University, The Duke Mansion contributes to Charlotte’s country charm even while being relatively close to the downtown area. Sitting on over four acres, the mansion can accommodate lodging, meetings, receptions and weddings with the splendid surroundings of a Proven Winners Signature Gardens winner landscape to please and relax. The mansion holds 20 rooms ranging from kings to doubles, all with private bathrooms and all exquisitely designed to honor Southern charm and hospitality.

N. S. Alexander Homestead
4717 Shamrock Drive
Charlotte, NC 28215
(704) 910-1967

One of Charlotte’s best-kept luxurious secrets, the N. S. Alexander Homestead is tucked away in east Charlotte, about two miles from Charlotte’s Country Club, and is a 2008 recipient of the Historic Charlotte’s Preservation Award. According to its website, the centennial home is owned by a married couple, the Naysmiths, and can accommodate events for up to 225 guests. Also claiming to be one of Charlotte’s remaining examples of Queen Anne Victorian architecture, the home has eight operating firer places, 12-foot vaulted ceilings and beautifully large windows to promote radiant natural light. If you are looking for a quiet getaway or a historical experience, the N. S. Alexander Homestead can surely provide a portal to take you on a trip back in time.

Mrs. Elsie’s Caribbean Bed and Breakfast
334 N. Sharon Amity Road
Charlotte, NC 28211
(704) 365-5189

Ms. Elsie’s Caribbean Bed and Breakfast is a product of ingenuity and innovation combined with a determined family’s love to provide something new and distinctive from what Charlotteans are used to. Located about a mile from the Cotswald Shopping Center and 15 minutes from SouthPark Mall, Ms. Elsie’s Caribbean Bed and Breakfast provides the setting of paradise, no matter the time of the year. A humbly sized B&B, Ms. Elsie’s is named after a grandmother in her honor and managed by her granddaughter, Cheryl Watkins. She promises an establishment that “warmly welcomes and spoils you with island hospitality and delicious tropical treats.”

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The Lemmond House
300 S. Trade St.
Matthews, NC 28105
(704) 847-9596

Owned by a well-established, locally known home restorer, The Lemmond House is a quaint, country option for the traveler looking for a home to reside instead of a hotel. With two huge king rooms where the design is to either warm or smooth out your day, the green and blue rooms provide a comfortable, country atmosphere with the option to venture into the center of Matthews, a vibrant and historical suburb of Charlotte, NC, and experience local restaurants and bars for your pleasure. A beautiful home, The Lemmond House can pamper a heavily worked patron into a state of relaxation ecstasy.

The Morehead Inn
1122 E. Morehead St.
Charlotte, NC 28204
(704) 376-3357

Located in the outskirts of downtown Charlotte in one of Charlotte’s most prominent neighborhoods, Dilworth, The Morehead Inn began its public servicing in 1984. Specializing in corporate events and weddings, one can design the entire soiree from lodging to the event menu with sharp and professional client service. If you have a boss or new in-laws to impress, The Morehead Inn can surely satisfy even the toughest critic.

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