This beautiful house
was built in 1848 by Henry Russell Savage, a prominent Wilmington
businessman and banker. It was also the home of Henry Bacon Jr.,
architect of the Lincoln Memorial in Washington, D.C. Rosehill Inn
has been lovingly restored as an elegant, yet comfortable, bed and
breakfast with an eclectic mix of antiques, sumptuous fabrics, fine
linens and beautiful gardens.
foyer and parlor have been richly decorated in an
elegant, yet warm and inviting manner. Step through the
front entry of this Victorian mansion and see the unique
Italian marble fireplace, ten foot tall oak pocket
doors, and a magnificent pulpit staircase in
quarter-sawn white oak.
Sink into one
of the comfortable wing-back chairs and
relax in the red gentlemen's parlor stocked
with books and a variety of magazines. A
game table awaits you for a challenging game
of chess or cards.
Start your day with a
cup of Rosehill Inn's specially-blended coffee or large selection of
teas, bound to suit any taste. Enjoy the morning paper
on our wrap-around porch while the staff prepares an
indulgent breakfast, which includes delights such as
baked apple-peach French toast, Governor's egg
casserole, pecan-banana pancakes, country sausages, and
a colorful fresh fruit plate.
is served in the large, light filled dining room on an impressive
17' mahogany dining table, flanked by Chippendale-style chairs.
The wide wrap-around
porch overlooks the original terraced gardens, which features a
fluted column pergola. From here you can catch the breezes blowing
up the hill from the Cape Fear River or watch the spectacular
sunsets against the Carolina blue sky. There are old fashioned porch
swings and plenty of wicker chairs to relax.