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Aerie Bed and Breakfast

509 Pollock Street , New Bern, NC 28562-5611 USA (Show map)
4.8
132 Reviews
$129 - $229
per night

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The Aerie Bed and Breakfast is located in the historic district of New Bern, North Carolina, one block from Tryon Palace and the center of the downtown area. The Inn is within easy walking distance of many shops and points of interest in the area. The Aerie is a proud member property of Select Registry, a BedandBreakfast Diamond Property, 3 Diamond AAA and the highest Mobil Travel Guide rated B and B in the area. We have also earned TripAdvisor's Certificate of Excellence in 2012 and 2013. Voted 2004-2012 as "Simply the Best B and B" in the region by readers of The Sun Journal.

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Overall
4.8

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  • Guest room4.8
  • Service4.9
  • Value4.7
  • Cleanliness4.8
  • Dining4.9

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Try it - you'll love it!

4.8 on November 15, 2014

My husband and I stay at the Aerie every year when we participate in the MS Bike Ride. Mike & Marty and the most gracious hosts, and accommodate everyone's needs. Breakfast is incredible! (Don't be afraid to ask for smaller portions.) And we also enjoy the afternoon wine and hors d'oeuvres on the patio where we get to mingle with the other guests. The Aerie has a perfect location for walking around town to shop and eat. It's also a great place to ride bike!


Wonderful B&B

5 on November 12, 2014

My husband and I stayed here for our anniversary, and we loved it. The room was comfortable and nicely decorated with very comfortable bed and amazingly soft sheets (we stayed in the Basin Street room). A small, but well designed bathroom with a nice shower was attached to the room. Mike and Marty (the owners) are really friendly and very accommodating, but not intrusive. Marty makes the breakfasts and she is a fantastic cook! Every morning, breakfast started off with a delicious cobbler while we selected our main meal from a menu consisting of an omlette, pancakes and french toast (a different kind each day). The food was so good! We ate a a number of restaurants around town, most of which were pretty good, but Marty's breakfasts were our favorite. Besides the breakfasts, another really nice event put on by the inn is a social hour at 5:30 with hors d'oeuvres. This is a fun chance to chat with the other guests, peruse the menus from restaurants around town, and have Marty or Mike set up a dinner reservation for you if you would like. The Aerie is also very conveniently located. It is a short walk to main shopping street, many restaurants, and Tryon palace. We didn't use our car the entire time we were there. We really loved our stay and will definitely stay here again if we ever go back to New Bern.


Our trip to New Bern

5 on October 31, 2014

The room was great.The staff and owners were wonderful and helpful. The breakfast was out of this world. Our tour in the 1929 Ford Model A was outstanding and Mike did a great job of telling us about New Bern and the history of the area. Would definitely stay again.


Wonderful Anniversary Escape

4.2 on October 20, 2014

My wife and I chose the Aerie to celebrate our 33rd anniversary and we had a wonderful time. Mike and Marty made us very welcome. We especially enjoyed Marty's breakfast entrees and our 1929 limo ride with Mike. Could not ask for a better location. Walking distance from downtown, the river and Tryon Palace.


Very enjoyable stay!

5 on October 17, 2014

We totally enjoyed our stay. Marty and Michael are gracious hosts, enjoyed the very elegant breakfast with delicious food. The garden area for cocktails has lovely flowers and furnishings throughout the Inn are beautiful. Central location is perfect.y


Wonderful Weekend!

4.4 on October 16, 2014

Spent a romantic weekend at the Aerie, and it was one of the best vacations we have ever had. The room, the staff, the house, and of course the breakfast were all amazing. We are already planning our next trip!


A pleasant weekend

5 on October 15, 2014

Marty, Mike, and the entire staff were absolutely wonderful hosts and made every aspect of our stay perfect.


New Bern Get Away

4.2 on October 15, 2014

Aerie B&B was a wonderful experience. Wonderful place to stay & location is perfect for the historic downtown area & Tryon Palace. Everything is within walking distance. Elegant furnishings all through the house and grounds. The owners are very personable and great hosts. We will definitely go back and recommend this B&B for any occassion!


Awesome

5 on October 12, 2014

My husband surprise me with a weekend at the Aerie for my birthday. We found the rooms to be very clean and beautifully decorated. The breakfast room was very nice and the food was delicious. We thoroughly enjoyed the social hour on the patio where we were able to enjoy the company of the other guests. Michael and Marty were wonderful and very accommodating. We would highly recommend the Aerie to anyone wanting to have a enjoyable and relaxing get away.


Aerie Bed & Breakfast

5 on October 08, 2014

This was our very first time that we had stayed at a bed & breakfast. My husband chose the Aerie Bed and Breakfast in New Bern, NC. The home was a beautiful Victorian home with antique furnishings. The owners of the bed & breakfast were a wonderful couple and were so kind and very accommodating Our breakfast each morning was done up so special and very delicious. We would highly recommend this bed & breakfast to anyone and would stay there again when in the New Bern area.


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Rooms & Rates

The Kennebec Room

The Kennebec Room is named after the innkeepers' first bed and breakfast in Long Beach, CA--Kennebec Corner. The wonderful four poster full lace canopy bed was in the old B and B and makes this room romantic and very special. The second floor location and large bay windows make an ideal getaway in this elegant and comfortable room. Jetted tub with a shower in a great bathroom complete the elegance of Kennebec.

  • Maximum Capacity: 2
  • Bathroom Private Bath
  • Beds 1 King

Nightly Rate: $169 - $189

Nightly Rate: $169 - $189

The Magnolia Suite

Whirlpool bath in a truly romantic, elegant setting. There is a large Magnolia tree just outside and the theme carries into the room with artwork by the innkeeper, Marty Gunhus. Queen hand carved four poster bed with canopy makes Magnolia a great room. As with all of our rooms, linens that are the most comfortable you have ever slept on are featured. Magnolia is one of our larger rooms and is simply magnificent.

  • Maximum Capacity: 2
  • Bathroom Private Bath
  • Beds 1 Queen

Nightly Rate: $179 - $199

Nightly Rate: $179 - $199

The Tuscarora Suite

An elegant Victorian Suite with a 19th century king bed from Austria, Sheridan settee, and Late Victoria chairs compliment the sitting area. Great bath with large Whirlpool bath and shower make Tuscarora romantic and one of our most comfortable.

  • Maximum Capacity: 2
  • Bathroom Private Bath
  • Beds 1 King

Nightly Rate: $189 - $169

Nightly Rate: $189 - $169

The Carolina Suite

One of our largest suites with a king bed and a beautiful sitting area with two wingback chairs set in an alcove of bay windows. Another period wingback chair near the fireplace is the perfect spot. Romance and elegance in the Whirlpool bath and shower area make Carolina one of our best.

  • Maximum Capacity: 2
  • Bathroom Private Bath
  • Beds 1 King

Nightly Rate: $199 - $179

Nightly Rate: $199 - $179

The Hidden Room

The Hidden Room offers secluded quarters with a private entrance just off the upstairs deck. The Williamsburg blue and ivory toile drapery reflect New Bern's colonial heritage while the romantically swagged four-post canopy bed and period furniture allow guests the opportunity to be part of a tranquil bed and breakfast experience with a little extra intimacy. 

Private bath with Whirlpool and rain forest shower in a polished white marble surround, period one-inch hexagon white marble floor and stunning fixtures make this bath truly spectacular.

  • Maximum Capacity: 2
  • Bathroom Private Bath
  • Beds 1 King

Nightly Rate: $169 - $189

Nightly Rate: $169 - $189

The Basin Street Room

The Basin Street Room harkens back to when Samuel Street built the home c.1882, and this cozy room was the upstairs bath, kept comfortable by the fireplace, decoratively in place today. The name refers to the room's original purpose (Basin) and owner (Street) and also to New Orleans' famed promenade where your innkeepers enjoyed their honeymoon. Stylish artwork depicting the French Quarter lends sophisticated charm to this quaint room with a pencil-post queen bed. The private bath with a walk-in shower features a shower tower with six body jets, rain shower head and a hand-held shower...no bathtub, but who needs one with luxury like this?

  • Maximum Capacity: 2
  • Bathroom Private Bath
  • Beds 1 Queen

Nightly Rate: $129 - $149

Nightly Rate: $129 - $149

The Duck Inn Room

The Duck Inn Room was the room of Mary Ward whose family purchased the residence from Samuel Street in 1900. Mary Ward (1891-1979) lived in the home her entire life and during her later years divided the house into several apartments, renting them out during World War II. In fact, the current door to the room was once a closet and now guests over six feet may need to 'duck' their heads to enter a room with an eleven foot ceiling! Tasteful appointments and refined decorative treatments make this quaint, warm-hued room one of our most popular. A smaller room, but delightful in every way.

  • Maximum Capacity: 2
  • Bathroom Private Bath
  • Beds 1 Queen

Nightly Rate: $129.99 - $149

Nightly Rate: $129.99 - $149

The Caleb Bradham Suite

The Caleb Bradham Suite, our largest suite, is named to honor the legacy of New Bern's Caleb Bradham who invented Pepsi-Cola. A two-room suite, it is a beautiful mix of turn-of-the century and contemporary elegance. Stained glass lamps, a king-size, wrought iron bed and elegant furnishings complement this suite of rooms in every corner. The adjoining sitting room includes two loveseats that convert into twin beds, creating perfect lodging for 3 or 4 adults traveling together or for families. The whirlpool tub and is extra wide and perfect for relaxation. Located in our Guest House.

  • Maximum Capacity: 4
  • Bathroom Private Bath
  • Beds 1 King , 2 Twin

Nightly Rate: $179 - $199

Nightly Rate: $179 - $199

The King George III Suite

The King George III Suite honors the British Empire's ruling monarch at the time of Governor Tryon in New Bern. This suite's regal décor is fit for a king with an elegant, period queen bed, marble topped nightstands and an eight-foot armoire from Italy. The bathroom is designed with a large whirlpool tub plus a walk-in shower featuring a shower panel with multiple body jets and an overhead rain forest showerhead. A full window of period stained glass is centered over the jetted bath that is certain to capture your attention. Located in our Guest House.

  • Maximum Capacity: 2
  • Bathroom Private Bath
  • Beds 1 Queen

Nightly Rate: $179 - $199

Nightly Rate: $179 - $199

Conference Center

The Aerie Guest House and Conference Center is located directly across the street from The Aerie Bed and Breakfast in the historic Roberts House at 512 Pollock Street. Serving as an ideal place to host business clients, our conference center offers convenient on-site accommodations to professionals who require full amenities including Wireless High-Speed Internet service. Our meeting facility comfortably seats groups of up to fifteen with beverage and break service available, serviced by a full, onsite kitchen, separate parlor and entrance foyer with powder room.

  • Maximum Capacity: 28
  • Bathroom Private Bath

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Location

Location Type

Small town

Airport

New Bern, NC (EWN) 3 miles

Directions to property:

Enter the historic district of downtown New Bern from Route 70 from the Raleigh area or from the beach area. Exit at #416 and follow the signs to Tryon Palace. From the South: Rt. 17N until it joins Rt. 70 East and follow as above. From the North: Rt. 17S to New Bern exit and follow as above.

Area Attractions

Antique Shopping, Art Galleries, Beach, Gourmet/Fine Dining, Historical interests, Movie Theater, Museum, National/State parks, Nature area, Ocean, Civil War Artifacts, Fireman's Museum, Trolley Tours, Tryon Palace-NC's original colonial capital, Pepsi Museum, Performing Theater, Religious Services, River

Inn Details

Establishment type

Bed and Breakfast

On-site amenities

Board games, Conference Rooms, Fax Machine, Library, Piano, Wedding Facilities , Iron/Ironing Board, Evening wine & hors d'oeuvres, movie libary, on-site massage serivices

Room amenities

Air conditioning, Alarm clock, Amenities Basket, Bath robes, CD player, Ceiling fans, DVD Player, In-room internet, Desk, Fireplace, Hairdryer, Hot tub/whirlpool tub, Internet Service, Ironing Board, Radio, Satellite/Cable TV, TV, Telephone, VCR, Videos, Wi-Fi

On-site activities

Bicycle rental, Bird watching, Boating, Canoeing, Fishing, Golfing, Hiking trails, Kayaking, Historic tour of New Bern in our very own 1929 Model A Ford.
 
 Enjoy a 90 minute cruise in our luxury 25 foot pontoon boat "The Aerie Ferry"., Sailing, Shopping, Sight-seeing, Tennis courts, Water sports

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Policies

  • Check In:: 3 pm - 6 pm
  • Check Out:: 11 am
  • Open All Year Round: Yes
  • Smoking Allowed: Outside only Outside only
  • Drinking Allowed: Yes
  • Alcohol Provided Yes
  • Suitable For Children: Limited Children over 12 are welcome. No babies. Call for more info.
  • Childcare Provided: No
  • Guest Pets Allowed: No
  • Disabled Access No

Terms and Conditions

  • Minimum Stay: Most weekends require 2 night minimum. Holidays and special events 2 night mini
  • Accepted payments AMEX, VISA, Discover, Mastercard, Travelers checks, Cash
  • Deposit Amount Required: Reservations require a credit card to secure the room(s).
  • Cancellations: Cancelations require 72 hour notice to avoid possible charges on credit card. See inns web site for complete hospitality agreement.
$25 admin fee for ANY cancellation

Innkeepers

Name(s)

Michael & Marty Gunhus

Languages spoken

English

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Meals

Breakfast

Full

  • Time Served: 8 a.m. to 9 a.m.
  • Serving Location: Breakfast/dining area

Special meal options

Low fat , Vegetarian


Recipes

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Special Package

Water Cruise

Take a 90 minute cruise aboard "The Aerie Ferry" our own 25' luxury pontoon vessel with our USCG Captain. We'll take you up the Trent River to view many multi-million dollar homes to include author Nicholas Sparks' residence. You'll see some impressive wildlife and enjoy just some calm relaxation and views of Historic New Bern from the water. We will go with 2-6 guests for an intimate journey...Please join us !!

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Details

BedandBreakfast.com Diamond Collection

509 Pollock Street , New Bern, NC 28562-5611 USA (Show map)

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