When my daughter was a student at UNC-Chapel Hill, I visited her in Pittsboro, the seat of mostly-rural Chatham County, home to artists and organic farmers. I fell in love with the town. Pittsboro is small, friendly, and historic, with cute shops and unique places to eat. My husband I moved here in 1998 and started looking for properties suitable for a bed & breakfast. When the Poole house on West Street became available, we bought it and spent nine months renovating — adding heat and air conditioning, bathrooms, and about a hundred gallons of paint. Furniture was purchased from here and from Pittsboro’s antique stores, mattresses were delivered, window treatments were sewn, mugs were ordered. Our first guests arrived in November of 2000.
Since then, Rosemary House has provided a good night’s sleep and the most important meal of the day to thousands of visitors to Pittsboro. This blog is for them, a conversation about things to do here, places to eat, special events.
Our cast of characters includes me, Karen, the owner of Rosemary House; Mac, my husband; Debbie, the day manager; Ginna, the night manager who lives at the B&B and owner of Vespertine, one of Pittsboro’s cute shops; and Chenille, Velvet, and Felt, our three outdoor felines.
Rosemary House Bed and Breakfast is a 1912 Colonial Revival B&B at 76 West Street in Pittsboro, North Carolina.