The Mayton Inn is the Queen of Cary

February 17, 2016 | By | Comments (7)

Wake County, North Carolina has its first full service boutique hotel and she’s a dandy. The Mayton Inn opened this weekend in Cary right in the heart of downtown. Every detail suggests old in this 44 room new-build hotel.

2016-02-11 18.00.12Hoteliers Deanna and Collin Crossman were their own general contractors of the $15million project all while maintaining the same exacting standards as their Durham establishment The Kings Daughters Inn.

This new venture includes a full service restaurant and bar named Verandah, reception, meeting and terrace space, gym and spa (and a bridal house opening later this spring).

Each room was individually furnished by Megliola Beal Interior Design in themed palates and lots of comfortable furnishings. Original art, custom designed rugs and “a chocolate and port” turndown service pull rooms together making them feel decidedly thoughtful.

The hotel is named for Waverly Mayton, mayor of Cary from 1935-1937. Though once a small town of just 7,000 residents, Cary is now home to more than 160,000. Best of all, the hotel sits just 20 minute away from Raleigh offering a luxury lodging option to those visiting RTP.

Check out my periwinkle suite. The aubergine upholstered headboard was so large I stood in the windowsill to take the photo (see my JW Hulme duffle for perspective).

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And, oh to have a real tub again in a hotel. This one was a monster, with a ton of perfectly ribbed towels awaiting my exit.

Unlike many a stay where you rush through common spaces without a backwards glance, The Mayton beckons to linger in the lobby… and the library… and the salon. Deanna says the main level was designed in warm neutrals, but when you get to the upper floors, it’s a whole different story.  The second floor corridor is painted a deep turquoise and the third floor is decidedly citron.

The staircase alone may be my favorite Mayton moment. It’s wide, with deep treads and a beautiful rail. I took it each time to my room for the experience.

A stay includes breakfast and though the menu changes, hope that the Apple Pecan Pancakes remain on the menu. Noshing in the morning light of the Verandah Dining Room can make even the most southern girl feel regal with its pale pink coffered ceiling.









  1. Steph Burnette

    I wish you could have met the designers Madge Melgliola and Mary Elizabeth Beal, both were delightful and scampering around making sure all the last minutes touches were complete. The rugs alone are worth seeing.

    February 18, 2016 at 6:42 pm
  2. Steph Burnette

    I really enjoyed spending time in Cary, NC. The downtown area is developing in force and I can’t wait to revisit. I ate at La Farm on the way out of town and it was incredible too. #whitechocolatebaguette

    February 18, 2016 at 6:41 pm
  3. Tracy Bane

    Stunning! The designers did a fantastic job!

    February 17, 2016 at 8:37 pm
  4. Brian

    We love this new hotel in our wonderful town. So special!

    February 17, 2016 at 7:17 pm
  5. Steph Burnette

    I would love a photo of your grandparents and I’m sure the owners would too! I don’t believe Deanna and Collin are mispronouncing the name but could you reply back with a phonetic pronunciation? How very exciting.

    February 17, 2016 at 2:04 pm
  6. Frances Mayton Scott

    I am Waverly and Ruth’s granddaughter. My middle name is Waverly. Would you like a picture of my Grandfather and possibly both grandparents ? I would love to visit The Mayton soon. I hear you have changed the pronunciation of our name. That is disturbing to our family.

    February 17, 2016 at 11:40 am
  7. ann genovese

    What a charming hotel…perfect for a long weekend getaway.

    February 17, 2016 at 10:22 am

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