My wife and I got married at the Preston Woodall House on August 6, 2017. Let me just say, from our initial meeting with the owner, Joel, to the ceremony and reception, we could not have been more pleased with everything. The venue, itself, is absolutely beautiful. We felt very comfortable when we first met Joel and decided to book our wedding/reception. Very friendly and was a pleasure to deal with. The staff, during the entire ceremony and reception was so helpful and truly made us feel that it was OUR day! Nick was very helpful with any details that we needed help with that day and made sure everything went smoothly. The food was AMAZING!!! DJ, the head chef, is a phenomenal cook. We had ribeye steak, salmon, pork BBQ, and a slew of other appetizers and sides. We stayed the night, in one of the rooms, as it is a bed and breakfast as well. The room was very comfortable and we got a great night sleep. We were served a wonderful breakfast, the next morning, prior to our exit. If you are looking for a venue where you are really taken care of from initial meeting to reception, we highly recommend the Preston Woodall House. Thank you very much for making our day such a great day for us!!! Ed & Anita Harris
We came to this bed & Breakfast for a weekend stay for a family wedding & reception. This beautiful home in a small town was the perfect setting. The owner Joel, his assistant Stephanie, and the rest of the staff could not have been more accommodating! We stayed at "Kaitlyn's Cottage" across the street which has 2 bedrooms/2 baths and had a fully stocked kitchen.
The main house was already decorated for the holidays with several trees and lights galore. Very Victorian, Highly recommend!
A beautiful house in a quaint town. Excellent accommodations, friendly and helpful staff. We stayed in the Bridal Suite and it was beautiful. Had a delicious meal in a great restaurant "Maude's Cafe". Best bar-b-que and stawberry pie.
Traveling to Georgia and I needed one more good night's sleep before the last leg of my trip. I discovered the Preston Woodall House as it was suggested by a good friend of mine that lives in the area. The evening I arrived I was greeted by Joel and Kaitlyn. I was shown to my room which was the very spacious (bedroom and bathroom) suite upstairs. In my room they had set up a small beverage station with a little bit of everything. ;) There was also a small fruit tray (just perfect for little me) and the icing on the cake and the key to any womans heart....a treat tray from the local sweet shop. As I settled in I was checked on by the staff and made sure I had everything I needed. I think they caught me stuffing my face with treats. :) Everyone there was extremely friendly and asked about myself. They really cared about me and that is rare. I even had the pleasure of a tour of the house with Joel and we enjoyed the wonderful NC weather outside in the rocking chairs as he let me ask a ton of questions about the house and the area.
I slept so well in the suite, with the fluffy comforter and all the pillows I could want and my breakfast the next morning was amazing! I was greeted by Chef Brian who served me up some fresh coffee and orange juice. He then asked how I would like my eggs and minutes later he was back with a delicious plate of scrambled eggs, turkey sausage, cheddar grits and biscuits and gravy. Did I mention that on the table was a vase full of fresh flowers picked from the luxurious gardens of this grand house! Even though I was a solo traveler this trip, Brian surely made me feel welcome and chatted with me throughout my breakfast.
On the way out, Brian helped me with my bags to the car and saw me off, just like family would.
I have to say this is one of the friendliest, cleanest, most comfortable places to stay and I will definitely be returning.
I hear it's also a wonderful wedding venue. Can we say destination wedding in the future! Fingers crossed!
Thank you so very much Joel, Kaitlyn, and Brian! I can't wait to make it back here soon!
We were looking forward to staying at this place. The reviews seemed great and the pictures were beautiful. We should have paid more attention to the difference between the wedding venue reviews and the b and b reviews.
We arrived to a locked house with a view of a large church parking lot. The side of the house was full of empty catering tents - left from either a wedding or Mule Days celebration which was just ending. We contemplated just leaving but decided to give it a try after a bad first impression. We rang the bell and knocked and finally we called the number the owner had sent us should we need to reach someone. Brian - the executive chef - finally came running down the stairs and let us in.
Turns out we were the only people staying in the main house. The house is beautifully decorated - someone put a lot of money in the wallpaper and furniture. Unfortunately, that's where the good times end. The house smelled like your grandmother's basement - very musty. The carpeting was dirty and the place could use a good steam cleaning. I checked the bedspread which was dingy and asked for a clean blanket....
We were told he would advise us of places to eat in the area - his first suggestion was fair food - as mule days was winding down and there might be some left over vendors. After that he didn't have anyplace he could think of. We asked about a couple of places that were on trip advisor and he recommended the steak place in the next town. Being late sunday afternoon in a small town, our choices were slim. Needless to say we drove there but it was closed as was the mexican restaurant in town. We ended up at a hamburg joint and had a pretty good hamburger.
Back to the B and B with plans to get out early and complete our trip. We were told a lady from town would be there in the morning to make us breakfast. There was coffee in the hallway waiting for us as well as water. We went to the breakfast room and were greeted by a nice very woman who was making our breakfast. We were told the night before our breakfast would consist of a fruit plate. eggs, bacon, etc. We had a nice fruit plate. Our breakfast came out shortly after we sat down - it was already plated and consisted of.......scrambled eggs, grits, bacon, link sausage and a sausage patty. We weren't asked if we wanted eggs or how we would like them. The scrambled eggs seemed to be something like eggbeaters as they were grainy and had an odd texture. We had no bread or toast - although someone previously must have because there were bread crumbs all over the table. On a good note - the grits were amazing.
How was our sleep? Located close to the town train crossing - multiple trains per hour come by and blow their whistle at the train crossing - all night long. There were three between 8 and 9 pm.
Our bath - we had a shower. There was a half used bottle of suave shampoo in the shower.
In the end - it just seemed as though they were focusing all of their attention to the wedding venue and the B and B was there as a second thought.
We learned a lesson and will look at reviews more carefully next time - had we looked carefully, we might have noticed the difference in the ratings.