Nestled along a tree-lined street in the
secluded elegance of historic Cameron Park, you'll discover the
most delightful place to stop and spend the night, take a mid-week break or settle in for a weekend's
In fact, guests like it so much that their reviews helped earn the Inn a
BedandBreakfast.com award for
just off Hillsborough Street at the N.C. State University Bell Tower in
Raleigh, N.C., the Cameron Park Inn is within easy walking distance of
N.C. State University, Cameron Village, and the Raleigh Little Theater
and Rose Garden. It's a 5 minute trip to Downtown Raleigh, City Market,
Mordecai Historic Park, Historic Oakwood, the State Fairgrounds, the RBC Sports Arena and
restaurants and shops.
This "heart of
Raleigh" location is a real plus for business, shopping, and
touring the capital city's museums, gardens, restaurants and historical
sites! Check out our links page for ideas.
The inn was built in 1912 on a prominent corner lot in Cameron Park, a National
Register historic district. Developed in 1910, Cameron Park was marketed as
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Raleigh’s first planned “sub-division”. It quickly became the most exclusive of
Raleigh’s three major early 20th century neighborhoods and was designed to
attract the upper middle class. Lots sold for $1,000 to $2,500. The restrictive
covenants on the lots at the time specified that a home within the neighborhood
must cost at least $3,000 to build. 211 Groveland was one of the first 150 homes
to be constructed in Cameron Park.
As a neighborhood, Cameron Park remained stable until the 1950s and 60s when
many of the homes lost their original owners to age and were subsequently
subdivided and turned into apartment style units for students of the surrounding
colleges. The larger houses, of which this was one, suffered various abuses to
both exterior and interior design. Prior to its present use, 211 Groveland had
been divided into as many as six living units with four kitchens and as many
When Al and Catherine Blalock, the home's first B&B owners, bought the
property to convert into a Bed and Breakfast, their task was enormous. Their
vision was perfect, however, and their energy and determination carried the
project through to completion. We are grateful for so many of the marvelous
features they added (like the stair landing's huge English leaded glass window,
which Catherine found in local antique store) as well as for the defining
features they restored including the expansive, railed front porch along with
four dormer and two gable-end gothic, diamond arched windows. They restored the
structural and architectural integrity of the building and took it a step
further, making it a bright, contemporary environment with charm its original
owners would have approved.
Pam and Dan Boney took over when the Blalock's retired. They turned the Inn
into a delightful island experience, reminiscent of their periodic trips to the
Bahamas. In fact, it was their love of sailing the islands that took them away
from the Inn and gave us, Jon and Nikki D'Ambrose-Dick, a chance to make one of
our dreams come true.
As the new owners of Cameron Park Inn, we have steered this charming old home
into a new direction. We have decorated the spacious rooms with the best of
Victorian elements while keeping the decor simple and clean. We hope you'll
enjoy the charm and atmosphere of this delightful home and the personal touches
Whether you're in Raleigh on business, to take in a special event, or just to
rest and relax, you'll be glad you chose Cameron Park Inn, Raleigh's luxury B&B!
Our luxury Raleigh NC bed and breakfast is a beautiful place for your vacation accommodations. Located close to North Carolinas State University and the Cameron Village shopping center, it is the ideal place for luxury accommodations!
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