The Shaffner Inn

Why We Love It

We love that the Shaffner Inn has retained historic charm while expanding to include modern amenities- like Matouk linens and Peacock Alley blankets.  They also offer a complimentary wine + cheese tasting each night and full breakfast each morning for their guests.


Built in 1907 as the private residence of Henry Fries Shaffner, the co-founder of Wachovia Loan and Trust, this extravagant Victorian-style mansion boasts Tiger oak hand-carved paneling, original coal-burning fireplaces, a grand staircase and priceless antiques.  This 9-bedroom inn is perfect for quiet nights away or corporate and private events. Located in downtown Winston-Salem, it is walking-distance to a multitude of the city’s best restaurants, bars and shops.