100 south 3rd Street
Wilmington, NC 28401
Graystone Inn, originally "The Bridgers Mansion," was built in 1905-1906 by Elizabeth Haywood Bridgers, widow of Preston L. Bridgers, local merchant and son of Robert Rufus Bridgers, past president of the Atlantic Coast Line Railway, founder of the Wilmington/Weldon Railroad, and two time representative to the Confederate Congress. An historic landmark and one of the most elegant structures in Wilmington, the Inn has been completely remodeled and is under the new ownership of innkeepers Paul and Yolanda Bolda. The extensive renovations have returned the mansion to its original "turn of the century grandeur."
Inn Each bedroom has its own private bath, most with clawfoot tubs,
telephones with voice mail, PC Data port, and cable TV, and all
contain period furnishings, exquisite draperies, and fine pima cotton
linens, towels and robes. Fireplaces grace five of the bedrooms, and
queen size sleeper sofas compliment the sitting rooms of the two
luxurious suites. The romantic honeymoon suite, with views of the Cape
Fear River, has a walk-in shower and clawfoot tub -- both built for
two. Among the renovations, a fitness center.
The Graystone Inn has frequently
been used as a set for motion pictures and television, and lists many
notable personalities among its guests. The Inn is also a popular
setting for weddings, receptions, meetings and events, while
comfortably accommodating 150 guests. Downtown Wilmington attractions,
shops and restaurants are all within easy walking distance and the
Wilmington International Airport is less than ten minutes away.