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Captain's Quarters Inn
Ranked #4 of 8 Edenton B&B and Inns
Certificate of Excellence
Reviewed 21 November 2017

An easy trip down from Norfolk to celebrate my wife's birthday with a Murder-Mystery weekend. We arrived about 3:30 and where greeted by Don who got us checked in and to our room. After we checked in we went to sit on the wonderful porch and enjoy a bottle of Sparling Wine we had brought. Dianne saw our bottle and kindly brought us a couple champaign glasses.
We were booked in the Captain's Cabin room on the 2nd floor. It was quiet despite the whole inn being booked. The room was a medium sized room with a small bathroom but cozy and what you expect for a historic property. The room was immaculately clean and the bed was comfortable.
As mentioned before we did the Murder-Mystery Package. First, it was not quite what we had expected, it's not a dramatic play event like murder-mystery theaters but more like a scavenger hunt that takes you throughout the town collecting clues. Edenton is a quaint almost Norman Rockwellian town so it was still a lot of fun but be forewarned it does include quite a bit of walking and with my recent knee injury it was challenging; for someone who has serious mobility issues it could be prohibitive.
Friday night we had hors d'oeuvres and wine served in the dining room where we read the mystery and got our instructions. Then we went out to dinner downtown. The next morning we had a fantastic breakfast of eggs, house made sausage, and fresh scones. After breakfast we ran around town gathering clues and shopping in the little shops. Saturday's 3 course evening dinner at the Inn was included and it was fantastic. Dianne served an fabulous dinner that included a soup, followed by Roast pork loin, with seasonal veggies and roast fingering potato's, a desert and all paired with a wine selected by Don. The dinner made the Murder Mystery Package worthwhile.
After Dinner at the owners suggestion we joined some other guests at the Wine and Cheese Shop downtown for "Vinyl Night" which was a BLAST! Sunday morning's breakfast was sweet potato pancakes with think bacon and was every bit as good as Saturday's breakfast. Following breakfast we solved the mystery, and which though kind of turned into a creative writing assignment it was a nice laugh and very entertaining listening to everyone's theory.
All in all we had a great time and would do it again. As a note Don also does BBQ and we got a lb of brisket and pork on the way out and had it later that week - and it's absolutely worth grabbing some to go!

Room Tip: 2nd Floor rooms are quiet
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  • Stayed: November 2017, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 10 November 2017

We have stayed at the Captains Quarters Inn many times and have always enjoyed the experience. The rooms are comfortable, the breakfasts outstanding, the owners, Don and Diane, friendly and courteous.

Room Tip: Best rooms in rear of house.
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  • Stayed: November 2017, travelled as a couple
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Thank Mark J
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Don P, Owner at Captain's Quarters Inn, responded to this reviewResponded 13 November 2017

Thank You, We are glad you enjoyed your time with us, It was great to see you again, Diane and I are happy that all is well. Hope to see you again soon!

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Reviewed 6 September 2017

Our visit to The Captain's Quarters Inn was very pleasant. The house is a rambling gracious structure on a historic street. We got a friendly welcome from Don, the innkeeper. Apparently he's also an award-winning barbecue chef, although we only heard about that, having arrived far too late in the day; but another couple raved about how good it was.

Our room and bath were spacious and sparkling clean. It was decorated very simply in cool colors, which did not convey the same warmth as some other inns, but was a nice contrast to the humidity outside. Only oddity was that you had to go outside to get from the upstairs where our room was located to downstairs where you checked in and breakfast was served. (It was notable for being different, not an inconvenience.) On the other hand, the in-and-out route offered an opportunity to linger on the luxurious porch. Thicker towels would have been nice. (Our Inn the prior night has some very nice spa-like touches, such as robes, slippers and thick towels, so my review reflects the contrast). The inn was quiet until early morning when other guests started moving around and the creaking floorboards woke me up.

Breakfast was delicious and plentiful. The biscuits practically floated, the fruit buffet included fresh figs and the innkeepers were able to accommodate my vegetarian diet with scrambled eggs in lieu of the frittata served to others.

The Inn is in easy walking distance to the downtown area and the waterfront.

Overall, a lovely place and I wouldn't hesitate to recommend it.

  • Stayed: September 2017, travelled as a couple
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Don P, Owner at Captain's Quarters Inn, responded to this reviewResponded 7 November 2017

Thank you for your review of the Captains Quarters Inn, Diane and I are so delighted that you came to visit us and that your stay was very successful and enjoyable. Best Wishes

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Reviewed 9 August 2017

We had never been in Edenton before, and we were not sure how this B&B would be.
We were pleasantly surprised. It is a lovely old home. There really wasn't much interaction with the owners. They were out of site most of the time.
The parking is in the rear of the home, on a gravel drive area. It was a bit difficult trying to roll our suitcases on the gravel. My husband ended up having to carry each heavy suitcase to where there was a wood walkway ramp up onto the porch. And then reverse the process when we were leaving.
So then you follow the wood walk onto the large porch and walk around to the front. We went in the front door to check in at a front desk area and receive a room key. We were able to see the nice sitting and dining areas from there.
Then we went out the front door to another door at the end of the porch. It was exposed to the windy, rainy weather, so keep mindful of weather conditions. That door opened to a staircase that led upstairs. So then my husband had the challenge of getting each suitcase up to the top of the stairs. It was a bit awkward.
Once that was accomplished, we located our room. It was called Blackbeard the Pirate's Room. It was a nice, spacious room, clean and comfortable, with a nice size bathroom. The bed was very comfortable.
We were able to have a very nice breakfast in the morning before we left. It was a quaint dining area. We visited briefly with 2 other couples who were also guests there.
All in all, it was a nice place to stay. We would definitely consider staying there again, if ever we are back in the town.

  • Stayed: July 2017, travelled as a couple
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Don P, Owner at Captain's Quarters Inn, responded to this reviewResponded 7 November 2017

Thank you for your excellent review and we welcome you back any time you are in the area. Best Wishes

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Reviewed 4 July 2017

We had a lovely room with an awesome bathroom! Loved the huge new bathtub. It was a great place to relax after touring the historic town of Edenton, NC. We stayed on the second floor. Anyone who has trouble climbing stairs should choose a room on the first floor.

Room Tip: People who have trouble climbing stairs should choose a room on the first floor.
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  • Stayed: July 2017, travelled as a couple
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Don P, Owner at Captain's Quarters Inn, responded to this reviewResponded 7 November 2017

Thank you so much for your awesome review. We look forward to seeing you again in the future. We are happy that your experience was relaxing. Best wishes.

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Address: 202 W Queen St, Edenton, NC 27932-1840
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Region: United States > North Carolina > North Carolina Coast > Edenton
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Free Breakfast Free Parking Restaurant
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Ranked #4 of 8 B&Bs / Inns in Edenton
Price Range: $139 - $158 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 8

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