Plan a Vacation at the Mayton Inn in Apex NC

Apex NC is home to the boutique hotel, the Mayton Inn. Read on to learn more about what our Apex chiropractors have to say about this amazing hotel.


The Mayton Inn

Located in the heart of downtown Apex, the Mayton Inn offers its guests all the amenities of a luxury hotel, but with the laid-back intimacy of a quaint bed-and-breakfast. The Mayton Inn, which opened its doors in 2016, is downtown Apex’s first boutique hotel. Named after former Apex Mayor Waverly Mayton, the hotel, reminiscent of a Georgian-style mansion, has 44 guest rooms and one private cottage—all of which have their own unique character and feel. From classic to art deco, each room invites guests to kick back, relax and unwind.

The Verandah at the Mayton Inn, the hotel’s onsite restaurant, is an extension of owners Colin and Deanna Crossman’s community-driven mindset and offers the best in Southern contemporary casual fare. The restaurant offers breakfast, lunch, dinner and weekend brunch. Customer favorites include classic Southern dishes like chicken and waffles, shrimp and grits, and even a sweet-tea-brined pork chop.

Showcasing the Tonic Remedies Spa and Verandah restaurant, The Mayton Inn is a top place in Apex to enjoy a relaxing vacation (or staycation)! The Verandah offers a delicious Sun. brunch, or you can unwind at the Mayton Inn's High Ball bar with your choice of nightcap from a variety of top shelf options. Join in for special events that change with the seasons and public Wine Wednesdays as well.

The $14.5 million hotel, on the corner of South Academy and East Park streets, is part of Apex’s downtown revitalization efforts. The Georgian-style building, with its modern decor, spa and restaurant, is a four-diamond hotel like their Durham establishment. It was a dream for the Crossman's to open up this style of hotel.

In the final weeks leading up to the opening, the Crossman's were anxious, holding their collective breath as each inspection passed one by one. A failed inspection or bad weather could mean delaying the opening even longer. It already had been pushed back several months because of rain and ice during construction, which took up more than a year.

But on Saturday, they put the finishing touches on their newest real estate baby and welcomed their first guests to the hotel. And on Sunday – Valentine’s Day – the couple will have to slow down for the first time in months, sleeping in and then heading to the The King’s Daughters Inn for its annual champagne tasting. “Construction has been a challenge,” Deanna Crossman said. “It’s been a struggle. It’s been great fun, but I’m ready to be running two hotels. It’s time for the next chapter.”


INS AND OUTS OF INNS

The Crossman's story didn’t begin with a desire to be in the hotel business. Deanna Crossman, an upstate-New York native who spent most of her life in Durham, went to school to become a cancer researcher. Colin Crossman, a Cleveland native, wanted to pursue patent law. That was until they realized they loved renovating houses and hosting dinner parties for their friends much more than their day jobs. On their first wedding anniversary, they decided to write up the contract for their first hotel, The King’s Daughters Inn. “My family is kind of in tech. His is in custom hospitality furniture,” Deanna Crossman said. “We had a real estate background. It just all fell into place.” The King’s Daughters Inn in Durham opened in 2009 after two years of planning and renovations, which the Crossman's did on their own. Neither of them had ever worked in hospitality before they opened on April 18 that year.

“I think that gave us an advantage,” Deanna Crossman said. “We just did what we would want as guests and not what the hotel industry does.” The couple ran The King’s Daughters Inn for six months without staff, learning the ins and outs of inns firsthand. Deanna Crossman covered housekeeping, laundry and cooking, and Colin Crossman answered phones and handled the books and dishes. “We learned every facet, because there were no other humans,” Deanna Crossman said. “It’s a different perspective.” A few years later, Colin and Deanna Crossman began considering opening a second hotel when they fell in love with downtown Apex and decided to build on Academy Street. “Yeah, I don’t think we need to be doing anything else this year,” Colin Crossman said laughing.