Experience Genuine Southern Hospitality at our Bed and Breakfast

We welcome you to C.W. Worth House, a 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.   We are a traditional home based bed and breakfast with a comfortable and casual atmosphere.  We strive to provide you with experiences and memories you will remember.  By booking directly with a bed and breakfast as an alternative to a hotel or AirBnB, 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 district along the Cape Fear River boasts the state’s richest collection of 19th- century urban architecture and is the largest historic district in NC covering 200-blocks of downtown, making it 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.  If you enjoy history, many fascinating buildings, historic sites and tours are available to you, so you can easily spend a few days exploring.  We will be glad to tell you more about it when you book a room.

Wilmington was named “Best American Riverfront” for good reason.  The downtown overlooks the river with Instagram-worthy sunsets and offers diverse shopping, farm-to-table dining, local fresh seafood and International cuisine.  There are house tours, food tours and a lively performing and visual arts scene–all with the added nearby enchantment of white-sandy beaches.  Wilmington offers something for everyone.  Wilmington’s nightlife is alive and well–jazz, blues and varied live entertainment complete the night scene.  There are five local theatre groups performing year-round.  Depending on the time of year, downtown welcomes art fairs, festivals and holiday events.  We suggest you explore downtown Wilmington at your own pace and give yourself a chance to learn and discover what makes it so memorable.  After all, you never know when you might find the next best boutique, collectible, souvenir shop or street-side cafe.  Downtown Wilmington awaits you! 

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. The Certificate Recipient will call to reserve 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!