About Us

As self-proclaimed ambassadors for Durham, NC, and the bed and breakfast industry, Monica and Daniel Edwards offer an abundance of warmth, comfort, and charm at Morehead Manor Bed and Breakfast. Their dedication has resulted in numerous 5-star reviews and awards from trusted travel sites such as Google, TripAdvisor, Yelp, and Booking.com. Celebrating more than 25 years in business, this local gem epitomizes where “elegance, excitement, and hospitality meet.” The Edwards have worked tirelessly to preserve the home’s historic charm adding personal touches throughout, from the ceilings to the floors. Daniel’s natural flair for design enhances the ample furnishings, luxurious décor, distinctive art collection, and outdoor spaces. Personal touches such as complimentary beverages, scrumptious homemade desserts, and the signature Morehead Manor robe define the guest experience.

Monica and Daniel also boasts impressive backgrounds:

Monica, a native of Southern Pines, North Carolina, moved to Durham in 1989 to pursue her MBA from North Carolina Central University (NCCU). Her experience spans accounting, human resources, and trust and estate tax. Monica has served as the President of the North Carolina Bed and Breakfast Inns Association (NCBBI) and as the Chair of the Tourism and Development Authority, which oversees Discover Durham (formerly the Durham Convention and Visitors Bureau). She is a member of various local organizations and has served on the Advisory Board for the Professional Association of Innkeepers International (PAII). Monica expertly manages the inn’s day-to-day operations, excelling in all aspects of hospitality.

Daniel, originally from Newark, NJ moved to Durham in 1982 and is also a NCCU graduate. He served the Durham community for 30 years before retiring as a Police Captain. Now officially in “preferment,” Daniel combines his innkeeping duties with teaching in the Criminal Justice department at NCCU and running his consulting company Critical Perceptions.  His expertise includes hostage negotiations, and he is a certified Executive Life Coach and a proud member of Omega Psi Phi Fraternity, Inc. Daniel is renowned for his award-winning carrot cake, bringing a new meaning to the phrase “Protect and Serve.”

During your stay, you might meet two other important members of the Morehead Manor staff: Georgia and Shambé, their Siamese cats. Known for their beauty, intelligence, and vocal input, they make excellent company. Siamese cats are typically hypoallergenic due to their short, fine fur. If you have a sensitivity to cats, just let us know, and we can restrict them to the Innkeeper’s quarters for your comfort.