Durham Where Great Things Happen

According to Black Enterprise magazine, we are the number one black-owned bed and breakfast in America! They even quote me (Co-Owner and Innkeeper Monica) from Morehead Manor Bed and Breakfast as saying, “Out of the 30,000 or more bed and breakfasts in the country, only about one percent are black owned.” We are thankful that we are rated as the best in the bed and breakfast industry.  We thank all of the wonderful guests we have had a privilege to extend our hospitality.

Morehead Manor’s Tiger Room
Image courtesy Fortuitous Capture

Daniel and I opened Morehead Manor Bed and Breakfast in 1997.  The Black Enterprise goes on to state, “since then it has been a staple of African American excellence in hospitality.” They quote me telling them, “We are going into our seventeenth year.  I’ve seen lots of changes and I’ve embraced them.  I enjoy what I do.  It’s a labor of love.  I tell everybody that if I didn’t enjoy it, I wouldn’t be doing it this long.”

Morehead Manor foyer and stairs
Image courtesy of Fortuitous Capture

When asked about my experience with bed and breakfasts, I shared that, “I can honestly say my first experience at a bed and breakfast was in 1995 and I fell in love with it and said to myself this is a very good concept.  Over the next year and a half, every time my husband and I traveled, we stayed at a bed and breakfast and talked to people there. Remember, at the time, there was very limited information about bed and breakfasts and, unlike hotels that have a lot of money to spend on advertising, most bed and breakfasts have a very limited budget.”

The local Durham area residents as well as Morehead Manor guests are all thankful that this bed and breakfast is in the community.  Close to Downtown Durham, the manor is ideally located near:


Whether returning for a visit to Morehead Manor Bed and Breakfast, or coming for the very first time, we welcome you to enjoy your stay. There is so much to do, see, hear, and taste!  Speaking of, enjoy our out-of-this-world delicious, fresh, and homemade gourmet breakfasts each morning. Mmmm…..good! 

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