New Bern’s Distinctive Architecture on Display During B&B’s Holiday Open House

Bed & Breakfasts of New Bern Holiday Open House will be held from 2-5 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 8.
The annual event showcases some of the premier B&Bs along Pollock Street, Historic Downtown New Bern’s B&B Row.
Participating in this year’s event are:

  • The Captain’s Stay Bed & Breakfast, 718 Pollock St.
  • The Aerie Bed & Breakfast, 509 Pollock St.
  • Benjamin Ellis House, 215 Pollock St.
  • Hanna House Bed & Gourmet Breakfast, 218 Pollock St.
  • Antebellum Meadows Inn, 212 Pollock St.

The inns will be decked out with Holiday Season decorations and provide free house tours, refreshments, Christmas carols, and more. Gift certificates will be available for sale at some of the locations.
All of them offer easy access to downtown attractions—The Tryon Palace and Gardens, riverfront marinas, the Birthplace of Pepsi museum and store, and a wealth of restaurants, art galleries, tours, and eclectic shopping boutiques.
Here’s more information about each of the venues participating in this year’s Holiday Open House:

The Benjamin Ellis House Bed & Breakfast

215 Pollock Street, New Bern, NC
(252) 259-2311 or (252) 636-3810

This restored property, built in 1853, has operated as a premier B&B since 1985. The Inn has three ground-floor rooms and six second-floor rooms including two luxury King suites. All rooms include private bathrooms. Breakfast at the Inn combines flavors from across Europe and North America such as: Bircher Muesli from Switzerland, French stuffed crepes with béchamel, or traditional Southern favorites like cheese grits soufflé. Off street parking is available.

Aerie B&B

509 Pollock Street, New Bern, NC 28562

The historic Street-Ward residence, circa 1882, is home to The Aerie, a bed & breakfast inn and event center. The Aerie features a total of nine well-appointed rooms, each with private bath. Its Guest House offers two guest suites and a meeting facility to host events and functions. All guests enjoy a full gourmet breakfast, complimentary soft drinks, bottled water, coffee, and an evening social hour with wine and refreshments.

Antebellum Meadows Inn

212 Pollock Street, New Bern, North Carolina
(252) 634-1776

Built in 1847, this eight-room home opened its doors as a Bed & Breakfast in 1980. It has a rich history as a private residence before and after the Civil War. It was an antique store before becoming a B&B. Homemade breakfast entrées vary daily and can accommodate gluten free and vegetarian dietary needs. Cuisine includes Midwestern and Southern favorites. Pastries and Breads are always baked fresh in their kitchen.


Captains Stay

718 Pollock Street, New Bern NC
(252) 288-5133

This circa 1800 home offers on-site parking. All guest bedrooms are on the second floor and all guest areas are on the first floor. The Master Stateroom has a spacious private bath and a king-sized bed. The Trent Room has a queen size bed and shares a bathroom with the Twin Rivers, which features two twin beds. The Cottage features accommodations for four. Gourmet or continental breakfasts are offered.

Hanna House

218 Pollock Street New Bern, NC
(252) 635-3209

This five-room Colonial-Victorian bed and breakfast was built for Rudolph Ulrich, a green grocer, in 1896. Order from an extensive gourmet breakfast menu prepared using only the freshest local ingredients. It exclusively features Hauschka products, all-natural amenities to rejuvenate your skin and relax your mind. Hanna House has received Travelocity certificates of excellence for the past three years running a certificate of recognition from The North Carolina Green Travel Initiative.
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