Stay At Cameron Park Inn B & B In Raleigh, NC

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The inn was built in 1916 on a prominent corner lot in Cameron Park, a National Register historic district. Developed in 1910, Cameron Park was marketed as 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.

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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 entrances.

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 we've added.

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.

Address
211 Groveland Ave
Raleigh
North Carolina (NC)
27605
US
Contact Info
Telephone: 
919-835-2171, 888-257-2171(Toll Free)
Fax: 
919-754-1005
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