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Aerie Bed and Breakfast

509 Pollock Street , New Bern, NC 28562-5611 USA (Show map)
121 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.

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

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

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

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

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

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 bathtub, but who needs one with luxury like this?

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

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

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

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

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

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wonderful choice

5 on August 31, 2014

beautiful room,wonderful sheets[Iam a man]great service,friendly.Breakfast was like no other,wonderfully presented,delicious,multiple choices.We will be back,we also are actively looking for a home in new bern.Thanks for a wonderful stay.

Wonderful experience!!!!!

5 on July 06, 2014

My husband and I have stayed here on 3 occasions and it is wonderful. Aerie has a very warm and welcoming atmosphere; and the breakfast is out of this world delicious!. I would highly recommend to anyone for a special time with your loved one.

Our 25th Wedding Anniversary

5 on June 25, 2014

My husband surprised me for our 25th Wedding Anniversary by taking me to this quaint and beautiful Bed and Breakfast. Michael and Marty simply were the warmest and kindest people. They made you feel right at home with their great conversations and hospitality as well as the way you felt when you went to sleep for the night in the wonderful rooms. The breakfast was amazing not to mention the fancy curly tail bacon (lol). I couldn't ask for a nicer little get away to New Bern NC.

Aerie B&B New Bern - Great hosts, food and comfort

4.2 on June 09, 2014

Our first stay in New Bern and at the Aerie B&B. We loved the hosts, Michael & Marty Gunhus and their long-guests from the UK while we were there. Food, comfort, fellowship, location, and accommodations were wonderful. Other than a few minor flaws of some cobwebs found throughout the room, non-working rain shower fixture and a couple of extra hairs left on one bed pillow, this was a great place to stay and the food and city were wonderful!

Fabulous Stay!!

5 on May 15, 2014

Phil and Audrey were AWESOME!! They made our stay the most enjoyable yet! We missed Michael and Marty but they did such a great job filling in for them.

Shaw's Visit to New Bern

5 on April 11, 2014

The Aerie Bed and Breakfast was lovely. The owners, Michael and Marty Gunhus, were extremely friendly and knew so much about the history of New Bern. They provided excellent restaurant recommendations and made reservations for us, which allowed us to get the best tables. They also had the BEST breakfasts we have ever had at any bed and breakfast. They provided three outstanding choices, a cleverly worded menu and beautiful presentation. The pancakes are not to be missed!! Dave and Denise Shaw

Quiet southern elegance

5 on April 08, 2014

Charming, relaxing and very pampered with a gourmet breakfast and a delightful evening social time. The best location in town to walk to everything. The innkeepers anticipate your needs and have everything you could possible want! Looking forward to trying other rooms and taking their personalized tour of the town on our next visit.

High Recommend

5 on March 26, 2014

The Aerie Bed and Breakfast is the perfect place to stay in New Bern. Marty and Michael Gunhus are excellent hosts. The Aerie is well-situated for touring and dining, the rooms are beautifully decorated, wine and cheese is served in the afternoon, breakfast is delicious. A tour in Michael's Model A Ford is definitely a must-do. These folks have absolutely thought of everything to make your stay memorable.

Absolutely Amazing

5 on February 08, 2014

This was the first time my husband and I stayed at a B&B and it was absolutely amazing. The Aerie is definitely a keeper and we will be back.

Our Charles Dickens Christmas

5 on January 01, 2014

It was like stepping back in time. The inn was beautifully decorated and each morning we had a spectacular made to order breakfast. Would recommend the Aerie B and B 100%. Tom and Marianne

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Location Type

Small town


New Bern, NC (EWN) 3 miles

Directions to property:

Craven County regional airport is about 3 miles from the Inn across the Trent River.

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

Terms and Conditions

  • Minimum Stay: Most weekends require 2 night minimum. Holidays and special events 2 night mini
  • 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



Michael & Marty Gunhus

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

Special meal options

Low fat , Vegetarian



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

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