c1917 Historic Jernigan House B&B - a Concierge Level Inn
+/- 6,300 finished square feet, plus basement, two level attic, shed and conditioned workout cottage
5 en-suite guest rooms fitted to Concierge standards
Newer owner's suite addition on main level with luxury bath and gas fireplace
Multiple guest gathering spaces inside and out
1.1 acre includes parking and fully manicured grounds
This is every innkeeper's dream! A fully licensed and accredited 23-year proven business with big upside potential. The proprietors rescued this gem of a home from the wrecking ball in 1998, and fully restored it to its 1917 glory. Built as a wedding gift for Jessie Jernigan by her father, he succeeded in keeping the young couple from moving to a neighboring county after their marriage.
Listed on the National Register of Historic Places, The Jernigan house boasts original features, including high ceilings, original oak and pine flooring, original bath tiles, grand staircase, decorative mantels and moldings, pocket door, balconies, and porches galore.
John and Dee entertain a fascinating variety of repeat guests who have reasons to land in or near Ahoskie. 90% of their patrons are business professionals. Rooms need to be booked up to 3 weeks out, and the business travelers plan their itineraries based on when they can get a room at The Jernigan House. The innkeepers are now entering more senior years and have elected to slow down the bookings to suit their own pace and lifestyle. Their advertising is mostly from word of mouth in addition to the local businesses recommending the Jernigan House. The website showcases the highlights and benefits of the Inn, and guests call to book rooms personally, which allows the Fritzes to attend to arrival and any dietary details. An energetic owner can easily kick up the occupancy in a number of different ways, even adding an extra cottage, beefing up wedding, special events, meeting rental opportunities, or even bringing in a specialty, destination restaurant. Local craftsmen are happy to provide cleaning, maintenance and repair services which have been a benefit to the community.
Be sure to download the complete Property Information Package for details about room rates and occupancy history, expenses, vendor and service providers lists, inventory list of conveying items (everything a proprietor needs to run a Bed & Breakfast).
Parcel ID#: 5992576273000
2020 Tax Assessment: $333,375 + value of contents, website, goodwill, business equipment
Some recent reviews from tripadvisor.com:
"My wife and I came to town for a speaking engagement that my wife had. Upon entering the Jernigan House, it was beautifully decorated and Dee greeted us like family. The house really felt like home we will definitely stay here again. Book Early !!!!!"
Just like home, if home was a five-star hotel!
"It is impossible to over-rate the Jernigan House - this is by far the best B&B that I have ever stayed at, and I travel a lot on business. Every room is exquisite, the breakfasts are divine, and the warmth and hospitality of Dee and John Fritz makes everything feel like home. Not to be missed if you are in the area!"
Amazing Bed and Breakfast, Perfect for the Business Traveler
"The accommodations are simply best I have ever experienced. From the spotless and manicured home with amazing character and detail, to the porches overlooking beautiful gardens. Dee and John are incredible people who treat you like family. I cannot recommend Jernigan House any more highly. This is an experience you will remember for all the right reasons."
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