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.


The grand 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.

Breakfast 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.

Rosehill Inn Bed and Breakfast
114 South Third Street ~ Wilmington, North Carolina (NC) 28401
(910) 815-0250 ~ 1-800-815-0250 ~ FAX (910) 815-0350
Innkeepers:  Tricia, Bob, & Sean Milton
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