Mineral Springs, North Carolina

December 19, 2013


At New Beginnings in Mineral

From the moment we arrived we were made to feel very welcome. We were upgraded to the Carriage House which is a lovely apartment separate from the main house. The owners (John and Patty) had no idea at the time that this was going to be the most perfect setting for our personal reason for coming to Fuquay Varina...you see, we were meeting 'long lost family', which made it really convenient for them to come and go as they pleased without any disturbance to anyone else. When John and Patty got to know our personal circumstances they were genuinely very interested in 'our story' and they went out of their way to welcome our family as well. We had many interesting conversations with them and we were all given a very interesting historical tour of the main house. The breakfasts were interesting and plentiful. I say 'interesting' as each morning there was something different on the table for us to try. One morning I asked what their local 'biscuits' were like, and lo and behold, we had some biscuits the next morning for our breakfast which was most unexpected. We would highly recommend staying at the Fuquay Mineral Spring Inn and Garden and would like to thank John and Patty once again for a very enjoyable and most memorable stay.

Outstanding quaint place!

Wonderful town within short drive of lots of things in Raleigh. Nice stores to shop in within walking distance, too. A quiet walking park across the street. Very relaxing and owner was very nice to deal with!

Mike's Review

This is an great B&B. Good location, very nice rooms and the breakfast is excellent. John and Patty are very familiar with the area for whatever you are looking to do. I highly recommend this for any trip to the area.

Wonderful!

Stayed in the carriage house - perfect getaway!

So confused by other reviews

1.8

Room was nice and certainly clean. Could faintly smell cigarette smoke as soon as we walked in the door and it also wafted through the vents in our room periodically throughout our stay (even early in the morning! Yuck!). As we were the only guests that night, we assumed it was one of the owners smoking. Wife was very kind to loan me a jacket as I had forgotten mine; o/w saw little of her. No sign of her at breakfast; husband cooked and served us. Breakfast was odd. He served us a very pretty plate of cut fruit, then a plate each of plain scrambled eggs. Not at all fluffy or special, just plain. There was completely cold, unbuttered toast, served with very cold butter. Also a tray of various jars of jellies/jams, with a spoon stuck down in each one. The jars were all different brands, ordinary stuff that I would buy at a grocery store, all partially used up already. There were also a couple of partially-used containers of cream cheese, one scraped almost clean (!). It was as if he just opened the refrigerator and pulled out whatever was on the door, stuck some silverware in there, slapped them on a tray and brought them to the table. Very incongruent with any bed and breakfast I have ever visited (many). We found it odd that not once during our stay did we see either one of them smile.

UNC Graduation Weekend

Very nice setting with gracious and accommodating hosts

Lovely place to stay with wonderful hosts.

4.8

My girlfriend and I stayed in the Savannah Sparrow room while in Fuquay-Varina for the plein air painting competition. The location was perfect and breakfast was far beyond expectations. The hosts, John and Patty, were what really made the stay so great. I would highly recommend this inn.

Best B&B - Beautiful home and wonderful couple!

John and Patty are extremely friendly and accommodating. Their home is lovely too!

Wonderful Getaway

The Inn was recommended to us and I am so glad. We stayed 3 nights. When you first pull up you see a beautiful Inn with lovely gardens. Upon entering we were impressed with the authentic antique furnishings. My husband is a woodworker and loved looking at these fine pieces. Patty (one of the owners) greeted us warmly. She invited us to take our time looking around as all the art work was original as well. Before going up to our room she gave us the history of our bed which was around 150 years old. The room was comfortably furnished, extremely clean and we had a lovely plate of cookies waiting for us. The dinning table was beautifully set for our morning breakfast. The coffee is amazing and the food was delicious. Like was previously said in another review, the hosts John and Patty really added to our positive stay. They make you feel as if they are sharing their home with you. I have stayed in several B&B's but I must say this is one of our favorites

Best "Sisters Weekend" Imaginable!

John & Patty, From the moment we arrived, we were warmly welcomed and pampered with homemade scones for afternoon tea time, engaging conversation, exquisite decor, and comforts beyond our expectation. John even arranged an upscale dinner for us. Morning breakfast, delicious, beautiful, and bountiful, was a photo shoot presentation. Attention to every detail and sincere hospitality made Fuquay Mineral Spring Inn the best B&B experience we've had, here or abroad!

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