Port Haywood inn selected as one of top B&Bs in U.S.

Bill Nachman - Posted on Dec 24, 2013 - 09:19 AM
The Inn at Tabbs Creek, located at Port Haywood, has been selected as one of the Top 10 Bed and Breakfasts in the United States by the website BedandBreakfast.com.
Each November, the website names the top inns based on the quality and quantity of traveler reviews from the past year.
Greg and Lori Dusenberry own the Inn at Tabbs Creek. He is the chef and she handles the books. They are assisted by Lori’s brother, David Dickey, also of Port Haywood, and her parents, Pat and Clement Dickey of North.
“It’s a true honor to be chosen for the Best B&Bs award, and we are thrilled that our hard work has set us apart,” Lori Dusenberry said.
Lori and Greg said it can get pretty busy running a B&B, but they thoroughly enjoy the opportunity to see customers come to relax, enjoy a hearty breakfast, and often enjoy local sites that they recommend. Greg said he tries to use as much local produce as possible in creating upscale breakfasts that include yellow corn-blueberry or oatmeal, brown sugar and vanilla pancakes.
It can be difficult to satisfy the guests’ varied tastes, Lori said, and they accommodate all dietary requests including vegan. They grow some of the vegetables and herbs they use in an on-site garden and purchase other produce and eggs from local sources.
Greg said they offer many amenities, including boat charters in conjunction with Trey Sowers, bicycles and paddle boards. They also have a well-stocked library of books and videos, which comes in handy on cold and rainy days.
Many guests like to make s’mores in a fire pit, they said, and also enjoy wine and cheese socials that they offer occasionally.
The Inn at Tabbs Creek has three guest rooms in the main house and three rooms in an adjacent building. Two of the half-dozen rooms are suites with a hot tub and sitting area.