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The Richardson Pool Glover House

Inn & Event Venue

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Welcome to Richardson Pool Glover House C.1856, a charming and historic inn located in the heart of downtown Elizabeth City. Our inn is housed in Elizabeth City's largest antebellum style home and offers comfortable guest rooms, perfect for a weekend getaway or a longer stay.

Located just a short walk from the river and many local restaurants such as Palin’s Alley, Ghost Harbor Brewery, and 2 Souls Wine Bar, our inn is the perfect home base for exploring all that Elizabeth City has to offer. With its small town southern charm and proximity to popular destinations like Hampton Roads and the Outer Banks, our inn is an ideal choice for travelers seeking a unique and authentic experience.

Experience the comfort and hospitality of the Richardson Pool Glover House C.1856 during your next visit to Elizabeth City. Book your stay with us today and discover why our guests keep coming back!



Linger with us in a piece of history.  All of our rooms are large in size, with plush king sized beds, and en- suite bathrooms. Guests have full access to the yellow parlor and front porch for relaxing.





We provide a full coffee and tea bar for  all day use, plus a rotating breakfast snack bar. We also provide a full list of highly recommended restaurants for the perfect local experience.

Free Wifi


Business meeting? Netflix Binge? 

We've got you covered.

Self Check- in


Missing  your 5pm check- in time? No worries we are always here for you and can provide self check-in.



All of our rooms are made for comfort. We provide towels and toiletries for those little things you might just have forgotten.

Beach Day Fun 


Traveling with extra gear while on vacation can be a hassle. Ask us about our beach day equipment rentals.

Our Concierge Service at the Small Inn is designed to make your stay as comfortable and convenient as possible. We provide you with personalized advice to help you make the most of your time in our beautiful city. Whether you're looking for a restaurant recommendation, an outdoor activity, or help booking tickets to a show, our knowledgeable team is here to provide you with the information you need. With our concierge service, your stay at the Small Inn will be stress-free and enjoyable. Let us help you make your stay memorable!





Breweries and Wine Bar


For a small town we have quite the set up. From wine at 2 Souls Wine Bar to enjoying handcrafted beer at Ghost Harbor Brewing Company and Seven Sounds Brewery, come experience what life in the Harbor of Hospitality is all about!

Cultural Sites


This area is immense in history  from civil war relics ( like our Inn) , the Wright Brothers and other aviation themed history, to WWII involvement you'll find something to explore.

Local Fun


Take a walk through Palin's Alley, which was once the cities horse stables, that has now been converted a spot to gather for music, fine meals, and drinks.

Leisure Activities


We are well situated being only a hour from the Outer Banks and an hour from Hampton Roads. Whether you stay and explore the town or venture out there is always something to do.

Waterfront Views & Local Eats


With our walking distance to the water you'll be able to experience the perfect time as you walk to take it in and grab a bite on your way back if you desire.


Charter Fishing

Watched one too many episodes of "Wicked Tuna" ? 

No worries, we have you covered and can help you book a fishing excursion.


"Beautiful, clean, and cozy. Check in was a breeze. Bed was big and comfortable. Loved the coffee bar. Taylor provided some towels and snacks for our 15 month old. Very kind and thoughtful. Would stay here again."

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