Summit Street Bed & Breakfast Inns  •  420 Summit Street & 434 Summit Street  •  Winston-Salem, NC, USA

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whirlpool, fireplace
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"This is the most sophisticated, elegant, and adult-oriented B&B in Winston-Salem, the kind that appeals to worldly business travelers and romantic couples."          Frommer's Guide

The Summit Street Bed and Breakfast Inns consists of two large adjacent 100-year-old Victorian houses listed on the National Register of Historic Places. This bed and breakfast inn is located near downtown Winston-Salem, North Carolina in the West End, a National Historic District of fine old homes.  Gourmet restaurants and pubs in historic buildings and antique shops are only one or two blocks away.


Summit Street Inns

420 Summit Street & 434 Summit Street, Winston-Salem, NC 27101    (336) 777-1887    (800) 301-1887  

The 1887 Jacob Lott Ludlow House & the 1895 Benjamin Joseph Sheppard House or




he Summit Street Inns (formerly the Colonel Ludlow Inn) consists of two large 100-year-old Victorian houses side by side.  The Inn is located in the West End, a National Historic District of fine old homes near downtown Winston-Salem.  Four very popular restaurants in historic buildings are only a block away.


The following amenities are in each of the nine guest rooms: Victorian antiques, art, and books, private two-person jacuzzi with bubble bath, candles and rubber ducky, stereo system with an excellent selection of CDs and commercial-free XM satelitte radio, TV/VCR/DVD, king-sized bed, coffee/tea maker, stocked small refrigerator, and microwave.  Each room also has bathrobes, iron and ironing board, hair dryer, and lighted make-up mirror as well as individual climate control, ceiling fans, phone and free WI-FI (fast internet access).  Some rooms have working fireplaces.  (There is one smaller room with all the above features except the jacuzzi, DVD player, and XM radio.  It has a queen-sized bed.)


Complimentary coffees, teas, sodas, snacks, and popcorn are in each room.  Guests may order from the dessert and wine/champagne/beer list.  A wide selection of current magazines, USA Today  and 12 CDs ranging from classical to blues/jazz and popular are in each guest room.  Guests may also select from the 200-plus CD library and the 500-plus movie library for in-room enjoyment.


Breakfast consists of premium coffee or tea, freshly squeezed orange juice, fresh fruit cup topped with yogurt and granola, pastries, quiche, ham biscuit, bagel, cereal and toast.  The breakfast is placed in the room refrigerator.  A charming breakfast table is set with old-fashioned china, crystal, silver and fresh flowers.  Guests may also order delicious Amaretto French toast with whipped cream, maple syrup and Polish sausage to be delivered to the room between 8:00 and 10:00 a.m.


Popular additions to the Inn are the deluxe Nautilus â exercise room and billiard room.


The Inn’s main source of business is from returning guests. A great source of pride for the Inn is the large number of locals who frequent the Inn to celebrate a special occasion or “just to get away.” 


Among the amenities appreciated by the Inn’s business travelers are a hotel-style switchboard with programmed wake-up calls, fax and copier service, and well-lighted work area.  They love having breakfast in their room resulting in an extra thirty or so minutes to relax before work.  They also appreciate the convenient location and the very relaxing atmosphere of the Inn.  (Numerous business guests have related that they are more relaxed here than at any other lodging establishment they frequent.)    


                         “This is the best-thought-out place for women travelers that I have ever stayed in.  I’ll be back.”  


                                                                                                              Barbara Boulware with Redbook magazine.


              “I liked the unique blending of B&B charm and swank hotel.  I travel a lot for my work.  I always

              seek out B&Bs.  If I had to choose a favorite, it would be Summit Street Inns.  It’s ‘just right’ and a little more.  I always feel pampered and at-home.  I look forward to returning many times in the future.  Keep up the thoughtfulness you obviously put into your establishment, please!  Thank you.”


                                                                                                                                         Laura White


Pleasure travelers find the Inn very romantic and private.  They enjoy being isolated and pampered in their own little world.  They appreciate the privacy of breakfast in their rooms.  They enjoy the extensive in-room music selection and in-room movies.  And, of course, the in-room two-person jacuzzi is very, very popular!   


                                                                     “This is the most romantic room that we have ever stayed in.”


                                                                                                                             Mr. & Mrs. Norman Lear.