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!