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The Duck Smith House
Bed & Breakfast

Seagrove, North Carolina
(Asheboro Area)

The Duck Smith House is a 1914 farmhouse situated in the quaint town of Seagrove.

Built in 1914 by William "Lola" Trogden this beautiful old farmhouse stood overlooking 50 acres in what is now the heart of hand-made pottery country.

In the mid 1920s the house was rented to the Hayworth Duckery "Duck" Smith family. Mr. Smith was a colorful character known for his participation in local politics of the time, and for always wearing a bow tie and white shirt while working his regular job as the janitor for the Seagrove school.

In 1945 the property was purchased by Mr. Raymond Brim for his family of six. The house remained the Brim home, and the homestead of a 50 acre working tobacco farm, until its purchase in early 1997 when it was renovated.

Following the restoration of the structure, The Duck Smith House, opened for business as a Bed and Breakfast in fall of 1997. November 2005 saw the purchase of The Duck Smith House once again by sisters Barbara and Suzanne Murphy and Daisy , resident dog. The home has been restored again. Barbara and Suzanne plan on keeping the farmhouse feel but with a more luxurious look.

Seagrove is the pottery capitol of North Carolina.

Potters are scattered throughout the Seagrove countryside along winding and twisting roads. As you go around a bend you will see a potters sign, pull in and see all of their wonderful works.

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Park in town, stroll around and walk to the museum.

The Seagrove Hardware Store is one of our landmarks. They still sell nails by the pound and horseshoes can be purchased one at a time. Step back in time...come to Seagrove.

We have completely renovated our home and have all new furnishings in each of our four guest bedrooms. Along with new pillow-top mattresses, we have new pillows, linens, comforters and towels..

Each bedroom has a private bath for your privacy and comfort. There is cable TV in each bedroom and the house is wireless for your convenience.

Breakfast is served each morning out on an enclosed porch which overlooks the garden and woods. With a "birds eye" view of our bird feeders which attract many different species, you will be entertained with the various personalities of our local "flock". A touch of class is added to a scrumptious breakfast by being served on fine china and crystal, with lace linens. Be spoiled and savor the moment.

We serve a complete breakfast which may include Stuffed French Toast, which is Barbara's signature dish, or another breakfast favorite like Fresh Blueberry Pancakes.

The Living Room is cozy and charming and has a gas log fireplace that is original to the house. It makes for a warm welcome on some of our cooler days. And, of course, during the warmer months, we've allowed for the "modern luxury" of air conditioning to keep you comfortable. We invite you to make yourself at home, curl up with your favorite book or enjoy the peaceful quiet that the room offers or watch a video. A great room for socializing.

Stroll the property and take in the beauty that surrounds you. Our home sits on three plus acres featuring two tobacco barns, hand built log cabins, and a swing hanging from a branch on the 100 year old walnut tree in the back yard. We also offer a hammock for those who want to stretch out and do nothing or you can try playing badminton or crochet. Sit on the front porch and watch all the birds from cardinals to bluebirds, wrens and chickadees. When we have rainy days, there is a babbling stream down the hill. Take a walk down the hill and listen to the sounds of nature and enjoy being at The Duck Smith House.

Area Attractions

  • Pottery shopping of over 100 potters in town or along Seagrove country roads, the zoo, historic sites, and museums.
  • The NC Zoo which is a world-class natural habitat to more than 1000 animals is a must to see.
  • Pisgah Covered Bridge (one of only two left in NC)
  • NC Pottery Center
  • Museum of NC Traditional Pottery
  • Richard Petty Museum
  • Aeronautics Museum
  • Morrow Mountain & Uwharrie State Parks
  • Antique shops
  • Golfing at several local courses is also available.

Escape, relax and recharge with the Duck Smith House Bed & Breakfast. Nothing but the best while you are our guests!

Rates and Policies

  • Nightly Rate: $135 (plus tax)
  • $25 per person for extra guests
  • Cancellation of 24 hours is  required  or payment in full will be charged.
  • The Duck Smith House is a non-smoking environment, but with over 3 acres, you should be able to find a spot away from the house.
  • Rates subject to change.
  • Advance deposit required on all reservations.
  • Payment accepted by MC,Visa, American Express and Discover
  • Daisy is the resident dog on premises.
  • The Duck Smith House is wireless for your convenience.
  • TV's are provided in each bedroom with a larger TV in the living room.

Duck Smith House is a luxurious return to country living at its best!

The Duck Smith House
Bed & Breakfast

465 North Broad Street
Seagrove, North Carolina 27341
(336) 873-7099
(888) 869-9018

Homepage: www.ducksmithhouse.com
Innkeepers: Sisters Barbara and Suzanne Murphy

  Hits Since 8/8/06

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