I usually try to write a review in a page, in this case I could write an entire chapter about my experience as a guest at The Burke Manor Inn.
I have lived in North Carolina for over 17 years, and when I heard the Inn I was reviewing was in a town called Gibsonville, I could not help but think where on Earth is Gibsonville? Have you ever heard of Gibsonville? Well, you are due to a well worth trip and the good news is it is only within 30 minutes from South Durham.
I pulled in the driveway of the beautiful southern house with a wrap around porch, where tables were dressed with fall tablecloths. What a beautiful sight when you pull in!
Fall leaves were clothing some of the driveway and the majestic name is all you see on top of what this Inn really is: A Manor!
Lori Lacassagne, Innkeeper and owner welcomed me. She took the time to get me set up, showed me my room and gave me a tour of the different rooms available to guests, cottages and grounds.
As I entered in room 204, what I saw was the room adorned with a soft green color, and the exquisite 4-post queen size bed; I knew then, that I had arrived in a sanctuary.
Every detail of the bedroom, including the French pillow on the armchair that said “Bonne Nuit”, was carefully thought of. The room was decorated in a very distinguished, unique, French touch. The in-suite bathroom, and stand in shower was beautiful and bigger than I had expected.
I took a tour of the 3.5 acres property and the scenery was incredible. A large pavilion is set to accommodate small or large weddings; The Cottages are set up perfectly for bridal parties.
The gardens are beautiful and you can only imagine how incredible it can be in the spring when flowers are in bloom. Not far from the kitchen, ginger was planted to remind Lilian, the chef of the flowers of his native village in the South of France.
The sun was hitting the trees in such an inspirational way. You can hear the birds, you feel the warmth, and you feel at home. You can understand why a bride would want to get married here.
From the Inn, you can walk to town and explore this quaint old fashion, American town, with plenty of history.
I would highly recommend the Burke Manor Inn for a wedding, an overnight stay, a weekend en amoureux, and a quick getaway from home. Only 30 minutes from Durham, it is a must stop, and you will feel like thousands of miles away!