Experience Genuine Southern Hospitality at our Bed and Breakfast

Welcome to C.W. Worth House, an historic Wilmington, North Carolina bed and breakfast which has been welcoming guests since its restoration in 1985.  Reminiscent of days gone by and a past rich in history, C.W. Worth House allows you to share past southern traditions in a rather extraordinary fashion.  This 125 year old mansion has endured many transformations since its construction in 1893.  It was originally built as the private home for Mr. & Mrs. Charles W. Worth until 1944 and then it became a boarding house for 40 years and finally, rescued and restored to become the elegant Inn of the present day.  We are a traditional home based bed and breakfast with a comfortable and casual atmosphere.  We strive to provide each guest with an experience they will remember.  By choosing to stay at a bed and breakfast, you are supporting a small, local business and helping to insure the preservation of historic buildings and communities.

This grand home with bay windows, distinctive dual turrets and porches is a fine example of 19th century English Queen Anne style and represents one of the most charming historic Wilmington, NC bed and breakfasts.   C.W. Worth House offers seven unique guestrooms and balances Victorian charm with modern amenities for your comfort and convenience.  As you step through the gate, the spacious southern porch invites you to slow down, relax and enjoy.

Wilmington is one of the most beautiful cities on the North Carolina coast.  Recently Wilmington ranked third on a list of nationwide destinations by Trip Advisor: “Wilmington is a vibrant riverfront city with the pedestrian-friendly River Walk winding along the Cape Fear River, connecting to many of the city’s charming shops, cafes and nightlife with waterfront parks and the Port City Marina” according to the Trip Advisor release.  And in 2014 Wilmington was voted #1 “Best American Riverfront” by USA Today.  Wilmington’s historic waterfront area along the Cape Fear River boasts the state’s richest collection of 19th- century urban architecture.  The ambiance has been enhanced by an aggressive revitalization effort that covers a 200-block section of downtown, making it the largest historic district in NC and is a must see.  Founded over 250 years ago as a thriving port city on the banks of the Cape Fear River, Wilmington has a rich past.  For the History Buff, many fascinating buildings and historic sites are open to visitors, so you can easily spend a few days exploring.

Wilmington was named “Best American Riverfront” for good reason.  Besides all the beauty and history along its banks, the downtown overlooks the river with Instagram-worthy sunsets and offers eclectic shopping, dining, tours, galleries and entertainment –all with the added nearby enchantments of white-sand beaches, many golf courses, fantastic fishing and bountiful boating.  But with so many choices, what will you choose?  There’s no right or wrong answer, especially since Wilmington offers something for everyone.  There are diverse shopping areas, casual and fine dining, from local fresh seafood to international cuisine, and a lively performing and visual arts scene.  Wilmington’s nightlife is alive and well–jazz, blues and varied entertainment complete the night scene.  Depending on the time of year, downtown welcomes art fairs, festivals and holiday events.  We suggest taking your time and exploring each of downtown Wilmington’s three distinct districts at your own pace, giving yourself a chance to learn and discover what makes each district so memorable. Front Street is Wilmington’s unofficial “Main Street” with cafes and galleries; Castle Street Art and Antiques District says it all and the Brooklyn Arts District offers a bohemian flair.  After all, you never know when you might find the next best boutique, souvenir shop or street-side cafe.  Downtown Wilmington awaits you! 

You may want to just take a “southern-style stroll” down brick streets rich in architecture.  You may even find yourself in the middle of a commercial or scene from a TV series…  Six and Good Behavior are in their second season, Secrets and Lies, and Revolution filmed its first season in Wilmington.  Other shows filmed in Wilmington include Sleepy Hollow, Under the Dome, Dawson’s Creek, and One Tree Hill.   Some blockbuster movies filmed in and around Wilmington are Iron Man 3, Sleeping With the Enemy, Safe Haven, and The Longest Ride.  The Wilmington area has been an active production hub since the early 1980’s. 

When the evening is about to fall, relax in Riverfront Park and enjoy the view or the sunset over the Battleship North Carolina. Wilmington is also designated as a Coast Guard City and the home port to the USCGC Diligence.

The picturesque campus of UNCW, the University of North Carolina at Wilmington is located 5 miles from the inn and midway to Wrightsville Beach.  We gladly offer visitors to the campus a special discount.

A gift certificate to C.W. Worth House bed and breakfast makes a great gift for all occasions such as anniversaries, birthdays and holidays. We are pleased to offer customized gift certificates that are tailored to your specific request.  Certificates may be purchased for a specific dollar amount or for a specific room or package and may be put on a credit card.  The Certificate Recipient then calls and reserves their stay at their convenience and you are the hero!  A simple call to our office and your gift will be on its way.

We like to share our home with as many people as we can either by inviting them to stay or by letting others write about us.  Here is a link to Port City Daily who’s staff writer Christina Hailey did a great article in their “Where We Live” section with lots of great pictures.  Thank you Christina for the great article!