Breakfast and Social Hour
Breakfast at the Inn
Candlelight and soft music greet Albemarle guests as they come down the grand staircase for breakfast.
Fresh brewed coffee, tea and hot chocolate are available for early risers. Guests delight in a cup with the newspaper by the fire or on the veranda.
Our chef prepares a gourmet breakfast served amid sunlight and plants on the sunporch or by cozy warmth of the fireplace in the dining room.
Individual tables for two or four let guests choose between privacy or the opportunity to chat with fellow guests.
Our gourmet bed and breakfast menu varies daily, featuring an assortment of chilled juices, seasonal fruit dishes, gourmet entrees and great teas and our own special blend of coffee.
You can expect that your breakfast will include a seasonal fruit dish, such as Spiced Poached Pears or a refreshing course such as Frozen Almond Mousse with Strawberry Sauce.
Among our guests’ favorite entrees are Pecan Topped Baked French Toast , Belgian Waffles with Fresh Berries, and homemade Vanilla Ice Cream, Egg soufflé with Fresh Asparagus and Parmesan, or our own Italian Eggs Benedict Topped with fresh herbs from our own garden.
And save a little room... we delight in surprising our guests on occasion with a dessert course.
Guests love our fresh baked daily cakes, cookies, and a Southern favorite.. our signature Red Velvet Madelines!
Afternoon Social Hour
In addition to our delicious gourmet breakfasts, we host a reception on weekend evenings. Hors d’oeuvres and seasonal beverages such as hot mulled cider or refreshing iced vanilla-berry tea are offered in our parlor in front of a warm and cozy fireplace.
In the summer enjoy your refreshments on the veranda overlooking our beautifully landscaped grounds and award winning English gardens.
Hors d’oeuvres may include our toasty caramelized onion tartlets or eggplant crostini with goat cheese as well as a variety of cheeses and crackers. In addition to enjoying these savory delights this time offers guests the opportunity to meet the innkeepers personally and become acquainted with other guests of the inn.
Let us Help!
Our staff is happy to help with dinner reservations and we enjoy familiarizing guests with local events and activities.
If you have special dietary needs, let us know when you make your reservation and we will be pleased to accommodate you.