This past NYE my husband & I made a last minute decision to visit the Duck Smith House - he had found it online. Probably the best last minute decision ever!! From the moment we walked up to the door Barbara opened the door and greeted us each by first name. She welcomed us inside and we instantly felt like she was a family member. The inside of the house was warm and comforting. She showed us all around the house and then showed us all around our room, The Carolina which was comfy and warm. We sat in the living room area and chatted with her a bit and enjoyed our wine and she brought us some yummy treats. Her sister Suzy arrived and brought their dog Daisy - we all chatted a bit and felt so comfortable here. The 2nd couple arrived and we enjoyed meeting them as well. Barbara & Suzy had told us of many restaurants to try for dinner and we chose the new Italian restaurant and even went to dinner with the other couple at the house. They were so much fun and we truly enjoyed meeting our new friends. We even stayed up until 1:30 in the morning talking and drinking wine. The breakfast was amazing! From the fresh ground coffee, to the yummy baked apple, the French toast that was filled with cream cheese and blueberries, the scrambled eggs and sausage. One of the best breakfast's ever!! This was both my husband and I's first experience at a bed & breakfast and it was an awesome experience. We are already talking about coming back in March for our anniversary. We both would highly recommend coming to this one.
our visit to Duck Smith was magnificent! Barbara and Suzanne treated us like family and made our stay one to remember! Breakfast was scrumptious and plentiful! THe Carolina room was Charlestonesque and had all the amenities including bath robes.
Our downstairs room was larger and comfortable, as was our bed. Breakfast was delicious- from fresh fruit to blueberry pancakes, eggs & bacon. And a nice offer of cheese & crackers as we read on the front porch late afternoon. The sisters are wonderful hosts!
My wife and I were celebrating our 46th wedding anniversary, and since she loves pottery we wanted to spend a couple of days in Seagrove. I booked the Duck Smith house on line. Upon arrival we were immediately greeted by Suzanne Murphy who with her sister Barbara own the B&B. Just a short chat with these sweet ladies and we felt like we were greeted by our relatives. The house is very elegant but so cozy and comfortable and very beautifully decorated. The sisters pampered my wife and I to make our anniversary very special. The gourmet breakfast was wonderful, and elegantly served. We could not have been more pleased with the comfort and service we received , On a scale of 1 to 10 this is a 10...
From the Internet,to the street view, through the front door, meeting the sisters and Daisy dog, the bird s singing, the beautifully restored bead board, the sunroom, China , crystal, lace, wicker porches, green grass, historical dwellings , picture perfect landscape, the breakfast ......AHHHHH, SANCTUARY! We booked another stay before we left. Thank you Barbara and Suzy,
We were looking for a place for a much-needed overnight get-away for some down time and rest. We couldn't have asked for a better place. The good reviews caught our attention and we weren't disappointed. The house was charming and immaculately kept. Our room was private, the bed was very comfortable and all the amenities were just as advertised. And the breakfast was fantastic. The best part of the stay was the opportunity to meet Suzanne and Barbara. Couldn't imagine better, more hospitable hosts! Thanks for making this just what we needed!
The place was wonderful. We stayed on a not-so-great-weather weekend (January), so we were actually the only guests. We were warmly welcomed by Suzanne and Daisy (and their sweet dog - which i forgot her name...) and offered cheese and crackers . Our room (Queen size bed) was wonderful. Breakfast was amazing - we had the sweet potato pancakes, and also had the great granola that they prepared. It was delicious. Both Suzanne and Daisy were very friendly and we had some very nice conversations with them about their experiences around the US (we are not from the US but live here for that last year). We highly recommend staying with them - a real nice homey feeling.
This was our latest stay at Duck Smith House, but we have enjoyed the place several times over the past years. We usually go down in November with another couple, stay for two nights, and spend the days checking out all the pottery shops and chatting with the potters in Seagrove, NC. Sisters Barbara and Suzanne are wonderful hosts: there when you need something, but not in your way. They make yummy breakfasts, and dining in the sunporch is the perfect spot to watch all the birds out in their backyard. They have four bedrooms, all with their own baths, and everything is always immaculate
When we arrived at the Duck Smith House, we were greeted by Suzanne and Barbara and felt right at home. The house is immaculate and clean and the grounds are beautiful. The breakfast was homemade and simply delicious. We have stayed at other Bed and Breakfast homes and this experience was by far the best. Any time that we are in North Carolina, we will be staying at the Duck Smith House.
This was my second visit to the Duck Smith House. As soon as I arrived I was greeted by Barbara and Suzanne with open arms. First thing they said was "Welcome Home" to me. That is the way these special two ladies made me feel the whole visit. The house and furnishings are beautiful. Special details and personal touches are abundant through out. The beds are comfortable and prove to give a restful nights sleep. Breakfast, you're in for a treat ! Barbara does most of the cooking. She is a wonderful cook. My last breakfast there included fresh peach pancakes, eggs and sausages. Suzanne started breakfast off with a special strawberry parfait with yogurt, granola. It was light and refreshing. Good thing, because the breakfast is very hearty and filling ! Make sure to ask about the history of the house and grounds. It's fascinating ! I can't wait for my next retreat at the Duck Smith House. Thank you Barbara and Suzanne for making my stays so special.
I stayed for just one night at the The Duck Smith House, located in a scenic and exciting region of North Carolina. Yet, this was sufficient time to recommend this B&B boundlessly. Arriving there, reminded me of coming home in my childhood days: a beautiful, authentic house that offers more than a simple bed: it is a real home. The beds are fantastic and the breakfast is great. The best about The Duck Smith House are naturally Barbara and Suzanne, its owners. They were caring for a comfortable stay from the first to the last minute. Memorable!
The Duck Smith House was fabulous. The beds were absolutely amazing, the rooms and house were extremely clean and adorably decorated. The breakfast was wonderful, we couldn't wait to see what was being served the next day. Barbara and Suzanne were exceptional host, they were very helpful in knowing what to do and where to eat. All of their suggestions did not disappoint. We felt very comfortable and relaxed, from sitting on the porch to enjoying the beautiful breakfast room. Overall an A+ trip and highly recommended, we will be back.
My husband planned an anniversary getaway to Seagrove. He would not tell me anything......when we arrived at the Duck Smith House, Barbara and Suzanne and of course Daisy greeted us outside at the car. The house is beautiful and we were the only guests for the night. Barbara and Suzanne are so great and gracious and fun to talk to. The evening snack and the breakfast were fantastic! We would definitely recommend a stay at their b and b. They made our surprise anniversary stay a special one. THANK YOU
By far the BEST B&B I've ever stayed at. Why? 1.) quaint, cosy, cute -not in an old-kind-of-way-that-I-use-quaint-because-it's-not-really-that-great-kind-of-way. Quaint, cosy & cute in the MOST perfect-fairytale-dream-kind of way. It's like walking into the pages of a fairytale ending. You'll want to come back again&again 'cause it's absolute MAGIC. 2.) CLEAN. I'm a neat-freak/clean-freak/germaphobe. 11 out of 10 stars for cleanliness. Seriously. I'm usually afraid to take my shoes off in most hotels/B&B's, never drink out of the glasses, etc. But this place -not only did I take my shoes off, I walked around in my BARE feet, drank out of their glasses (crystal to be exact), &felt perfectly comfortable:safe knowing it was CLEAN. Love that! 3.) Service is beyond anything I would ever expect. I plugged in my phone charger next to my bed -the electrical outlet was behind bed. Next day, they tied a little blue ribbon into the cord/hung it on the bed post, to keep it in plain sight, make it easy to find&remind me it was there so I wouldn't forget it when I left. SERIOUSLY? Who does that? 4.) Breakfast.is.to.die.for.yummy. OMGOMGOMG. Things you'd never find at even 5star hotels. I've stayed at many 5star hotels across the U.S. -those places have nothing over the culinary skills&service provided by these 2sisters. Baked grapefruit meringue, stuffed crepes, pumpkin waffles. Thought we died&went to heaven. 5.) PEACE. I found myself drawn to watching the birds, appreciating the trees&setting. One evening, sat out on the front porch to write some thoughts, was delighted to see fireflies light up the garden -as if in a visual symphony JUST for me. So magical! Fairytale-like! I thought I was in a dream the entire time I was here. The best thing about Duck Smith B&B is that Suzanne&Barbara love what they do. It shows in the attention to detail, love & care with which they do everything. We felt like pampered princesses when we stayed here. (My daughter & I) BEST.B&B.EVER.
Once again, we stayed at the Duck Smith House after a trip to the NC Zoo. We do this annually, and it really is a tradition for our family. The hospitality the sisters offer is wonderful, and they have a gorgeous house. The rooms are beautiful and comfortable, and breakfasts are always incredible. Super peaceful sitting on the porch, or walking around and watching the birds soar in the backyard. We'll be back!
This was my first time at a bed and breakfast and the sisters made it wonderful. I would stay at a bed and breakfast again because of them. They give you just the right amount of attention to make you feel so very special and you come to feel as if they are your long lost friends.
My sister and I recently spent a wonderful time at the Duck Smith House - what a lovely place and the sisters are terrific. They pay attention to every detail in order to make the customers stay the best it can be. Fantastic breakfast every day and snacks in the evening. Highly recommend this B&B!!
My wife, Caroline, and I stayed overnight at The Duck Smith House this June. We were on our way to a week's stay in Asheville and had wanted to see the pottery in Seagrove. Our hostesses, Barbara and Suzanne, were so charming and funny and knowledgeable. They made our stay a delight and they made a super breakfast. We felt genuinely welcome in their home. Thanks again, Caroline and Steve
This past spring, a spur of the moment plan had our family of three (based in Raleigh) heading to the NC Zoo and then on to Boone. We decided to stay at The Duck Smith House for one evening. Can't say enough good things about this B&B ... though it's Barbara and Suzanne who were the jewels of our stay. Their hospitality was wonderful and obvious love for their business were very apparent. They made our stay so very comfortable. (We stayed in the The Waverly Room, with two double beds. Lots of room for the three of us!)
this is The Place to stay! Excellent service, delicious breakfast, beautiful presentation, wonderful rooms,very comfortable. The house itself is amazing. very convenient location,close to many potteries restaurants and the zoo. A wonderful place for a weekend getaway. Barbara and Suzanne run a beautiful B&B. already booked for our next visit !!! LOVED THIS PLACE!
This was my first stay at a B&B, the house is so clean and the owner's Barbara and Suzanne were so sweet and welcoming. We stayed in the summit room which is the smallest of all four rooms but plenty of room for two. The breakfast was outstanding!