The Aerie, an 1882 Victorian bed and breakfast one block from Tryon Palace, features period furnishings in nine gracious guest rooms. Each has private bath; some have a whirlpool tub. Amenities include cable TV, a VCR/DVD player, a CD player, a movie library and free wireless high-speed Internet. A full breakfast,...more about The Aerie Bed and Breakfast, Guest House, and Conference Center
Charming bed and breakfasts can be found all through the historic district and riverfront landscapes of downtown New Bern, NC. Unique in decoration and brightened by friendly staff, New Bern's bed and breakfasts are usually a minute's walk from historic buildings, restaurants featuring locally grown fare and of course, the riverfront. Each offering the beauty and comforts of much simpler times, the cottage industry of destination weddings has led some bed and breakfasts to extend their gardens and sitting rooms to accommodate smaller ceremonies, rehearsal dinners and showers.
Hosts are full of Southern hospitality, while the buildings speak for themselves in a mix of Victorian architecture and smaller humble homes tucked between the waterfront and small shops.
No B&B is complete without that second “B” for breakfast. And in New Bern’s competitive market, you’ll find the keepers of these homes take their meals seriously. Whether you’re looking for a quaint meal in your room or the camaraderie and stimulating conversation of fellow guests in the cozy dining room, your taste buds will not be disappointed. Enjoy evening cocktails or stuffed French toast, egg and potato casserole or a homemade coffee cake … either way, you’ll start the day on a tasty note.
Making reservations is as easy as you want it to be. Many of New Bern’s bed and breakfasts and small inns can be accessed through their website, but a phone works, too. After all, it’s that friendly service that likely sent you looking for a B&B in the first place.
Many of these inns also offer modern day amenities like Internet access and cable television. Some of the more unique features also include small movie libraries on site, Jacuzzis, rooms that stand alone and away from the house and the greatest asset of all … location. Almost every bed and breakfast is downtown, meaning it’s walking distance to just about anything you would want to do in the way of shopping, dining or historical site seeing.
Don’t surprised to discover that the bed and breakfast of your choice is actually a historic landmark. Several were built in the late 1800s and restored to the elegant beauty they are today. Historical tourism is a big draw for New Bern and nothing completes that package like staying in a home with a story all its own.
As an added incentive, some bed and breakfasts offer unique packages. Not only can you specialize your décor or meal, but some also offer a mystery dinners, cheese and wine receptions and cocktail hours. As local residents and innkeepers, the owners of your bed and breakfast will also be a great source for insider information about the nearest shops, attractions and upcoming events.