About the Inn

  • Breakfast included

  • Ample off-street parking

  • Free wireless internet

  • Space available for meetings & receptions

  • Cable TV in each guest room

  • Fine quality bedding, linens, and towels

  • Complimentary toiletries


Dating to around 1834, the Elizabethtown Inn is one of the oldest structures still standing in Bladen County, North Carolina. Originally the home of Colonel John McDowell, the house reportedly served as a hospital during the Civil War. 


The house is in the Greek Revival style of architecture, and has been called home by half a dozen different families over the years. Several renovations and additions have been made since the house was originally constructed, and in the late 1930s the house was moved a couple hundred yards from its original site, just east of the current location. In 2015, renovations began to create the Inn.

The new owners of the Inn are Christine and Nico Marais, who purchased the house in 2018.


Christine and Nico are originally from South Africa, and welcome you with a combination of Southern hospitality and international flair!

Greek Revival House Elizabethtown NC

The house around 1940, photographed by the Historic American Buildings Survey.

Image courtesy of the Library of Congress.

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One of our 3 porches