7 Top Black-Owned Bed and Breakfasts

7 Top Black-Owned Bed and Breakfasts

Akwaaba's Greenwood with BEBR Correspondent Lanier (Image: Courtesy of Black Enterprise Business Report)

Morehead Manor Durham, North Carolina (Image: Fortuitous Capture)

Morehead Manor Durham

Owned by Daniel and Monica Edwards, the Morehead Manor Bed and Breakfast opened to the public back in 1997. Since then it has been a staple of African American excellence in hospitality.

Located in Durham, North Carolina, the splendidly redecorated, 8,000 square-foot, Colonial Revival Style home is located within walking distance to the Downtown area. The property has four spacious guestrooms each with a private bath.
“We are going into our 17th year. I’ve seen lots of changes and I’ve embraced them. I enjoy what I do, its a labor of love and I tell everybody if I didn’t enjoy it I wouldn’t be doing it this long.”

“I can honestly say my first experience at a bed and breakfast was in 1995 and I fell in love with it and said to myself this a very good concept. And over the next year and a half every time my husband and I traveled we stayed at a B&B and talked to people there. Remember at that time there was very limited information about B&B’s unlike hotels that have a lot of money to spend on advertising, most B&B’s have a very limited budget.”