The Moss House Bed and Breakfast

129 Van Norden , Washington, NC 27889 USA (Show map)


This unique B&B offer's you gracious Inner Banks hospitality with a casual eclectic style, one block from the Pamlico River. We have central air, ceiling fans and extra pillows on our comfortable beds made up with quality bedding. Relax in one of our four comfortable guest rooms, two with Queen beds, and two with King, each offers you a private bath,free WiFi,cable flat screen TV's in rooms and a full fresh cooked breakfast each morning. A perfect mix of history and modern quality "green"amenities just for you.



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

Pleasant Stay in Little Washington

5 on April 07, 2015

We were in Little Washington for a writers' conference. Becky and Scott were extremely accommodating and very pleasant. Rooms were beautiful. We enjoyed the veranda and breakfast was great. I highly recommend The Moss House!

Great Weekend Getaway

4.8 on April 03, 2015

I took a trip by myself to Little Washington just to have a bit of R&R. I stayed at The Moss House B&B and absolutely loved it. My room (The Tar River Room) was just perfect for me. Becky and Scott were excellent host. They gave me great recommendations on where to go, what to eat, ect... I loved that it was just blocks from everything. I would most definitely got back!!

Comfortable overnight stay in historic district

4.8 on December 01, 2014

My wife and I spent two nights at the Moss House over the Thanksgiving holiday. We enjoyed the setting and hospitality and recommend it highly. This two-story Victorian is on the Washington historic walking tour, across the street from the notable architecture of the Methodist Church and around the corner from the restored Atlantic Coast depot and freight warehouse, which are used as the Washington convention. The downtown and river walk are close by. The house has convenient off-street parking. We stayed in the Anchorage Room, which is quite commodious, maintains much of the house’s original decoration, and has updated features including a very comfortable king-sized bed and a large well-stocked bathroom with an excellent shower in an original closet. Scott and Beckie, the innkeepers, have paid attention to small details throughout the house. The room has a small convenient flat screen television, charger for cell phone and computer, and even a white-noise maker. In the corridor outside, a small refrigerator houses free water bottles and soft drinks, and bottle openers and cork screw are handy on tables with books and brochures on local attractions. Local art decorates corridor and common room walls, including a notable photograph of Robert Frost taken by a relative. The back porch features a collection of yard art and crafts. During our stay, Christmas tree and other seasonal decorations with a Victorian theme were displayed in the common rooms and corridor. Beckie and Scott were very thoughtful hosts, paying attention to our needs and being especially gracious to our grandson, who stayed with us for a night. Breakfasts are good, and Beckie is open for requests. Their hospitality is warming and not intrusive.

Just like home!

5 on October 21, 2014

We have been to the Moss House twice now and it is so delightful. I had tried to get a room but it was all booked. The owner contacted me the next week and said she had a cancellation and asked if I still wanted it. We said yes and headed down that way. We spent two nights there and had such great service. It wasn't like service it was like family!!! Thanks Scott & Beckie We'll be back Chip & Clara

THE Bed and Breakfast Choice in Washington, NC

5 on October 21, 2014

The Moss House Bed and Breakfast is a charming and beautiful place. We stayed there again this past weekend for my husband's High School Reunion. As always, Beckie and Scott were wonderful hosts. The food is spectacular, and they meet every dietary requirement you might have. The rooms are quaint and very comfortable and the vibe is very relaxing. I cannot understand why anyone would want to stay in a hotel when they can stay at the Moss House!


4.8 on August 28, 2014

Stayed at the Moss House for one night in August 2014. This is a delightful old Victorian with spacious clean guest rooms and we had a very comfortable bed -- slept like a rock. The inn keepers were very accommodating even with our finicky eating requirements.

Get to know what good is

5 on June 15, 2014

We visited the Washington NC area on a house-hunting trip. We chose to stay at the Moss House B&B for 2 days, with a possible third day extension. From the moment we arrived until our departure, we felt welcomed, well-fed, and relaxed. Beckie and Scott are gracious hosts, and clearly love their role as innkeepers. Their attention to detail and their flexibility to schedule changes are a real plus to the traveller. When inclement weather moved in on the third day, preventing us from venturing out for dinner, they made sure we had nice sandwiches and spirits. We look forward to our next visit to the Moss House.

Sister's Weekend

5 on May 13, 2014

We stayed at the Moss House when my sisters and I got togethers. Beckie and Scott helped to make this a special weekend. They accomodated special food needs, but most important they were warm and made us feel at home. The house is beautiful and much has been done to pay attention to details for guests' comfort and accomodation.

Great stay

5 on April 09, 2014

We had a wonderful stay at Moss House. The location was excellent for downtown, waterfront, and historic area walks. The house was interesting, the host gracious, and the food excellent.

Best Surprise of our Trip

5 on April 07, 2014

We had only an overnight stay in Washington, NC, and the Moss House was recommended. We did not realize we were staying in such a marvelous place. The house is architecturally beautiful and is, most definitely, not a period piece. The decorating is respectful of the considerable history while being entirely modern. The colors are beautiful and the whole place is so bright, open, and beautiful, you can't help but relax. The bathrooms are fully updated, the wifi is fast. Scott and Beckie are the most warm, welcoming hosts, completely attuned to their guests (with as much or little conversation as you want). Our fellow guest was a European businessman who stays there for two weeks at a time and commutes 20 miles away for his work in the region. After our one night, we completely understood his choice. Indeed, we would return to Washington just to stay there again and tour the area. We were just passing through and realized this is a place to treasure and enjoy. PBK from Chicago

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Location Type

1 Block from the Pamlico River, 25 nimutes from ECU, Close to downtown and the docks, An easy, relaxed coastal style, Our Fair Trade Moss House Coffee, In the heart of the Historic District


Greenville, NC (PGV-Pitt-Greenville) 32 miles

Directions to property:

Off of Business 17 Turn on to Main Street in Washington following the Historic downtown signs. Turn onto Main Street and drive two blocks to the first stoplight. Turn left onto Gladden Street. Drive one block and turn left at the stoplight onto 2nd Street. Drive about 3/4 of a block. On the left you will see our sign, which reads, "The Moss House Parking." Turn into the driveway, find a place to park, and come up to the back door, which we use as the main entrance.

Area Attractions

Antique Shopping, Aquarium, Gourmet/Fine Dining, Historical interests, Live Music, Movie Theater, Museum, National/State parks, Nature area, Estuarium Museum, Turnage Theater, Historic Bath, Goose Creek State Park, ECU Greenville, Pamlico River, Lake Mattamuskeet,Fishing,Historic Washington, Civil War History,Ghost Walks, Performing Theater, Picnic area, Religious Services, River

Inn Details

Establishment type

Bed and Breakfast

On-site amenities

Board games, Copier, Fax Machine, Library, Telephone, Videos , Icebuckets and Glasses, Bottled water and Sodas in guest refridgerator, Snacks, Ironing Board and Iron, Green Amenities, Extra Pillows and comfortable beds

Room amenities

Air conditioning, Alarm clock, Amenities Basket, Bath robes, Ceiling fans, DVD Player, Desk, Hairdryer, Internet Service, Ironing Board, Satellite/Cable TV, TV, Wi-Fi, Wired internet

On-site activities

Bicycle rental, Bicycles, Bird watching, Boating, Canoeing, Fishing, Golfing, Hiking trails, Hunting, Kayaking, River front walk, Historic Walking Tour, Board walk thru Turtles and Birds, Estuary tours, Estuarium, Music in the Streets/Art Walks, Sailing, Shopping, Water sports

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  • Check In:: 3pm
  • Check Out:: 11am
  • Open All Year Round: Yes
  • Smoking Allowed: Outside only On porches and outdoors
  • Drinking Allowed: Yes
  • Alcohol Provided No
  • Suitable For Children: Limited Well Behaved Children over 6.
  • Childcare Provided: No
  • Guest Pets Allowed: No
  • Disabled Access No

Terms and Conditions

  • Minimum Stay: On some Holidays and special event week-ends.
  • Accepted payments AMEX, VISA, Mastercard, Personal checks, Travelers checks, Cash
  • Deposit Amount Required: A 50% deposit is due at the time of booking or a credit card is required to guarantee the reservation.
  • Cancellations: Should it be necessary to cancel any part of the reservation with less than 72 hours notice, the deposit is forfeited or we reserve the right to charge 50% of your total reservation. If the whole house has been booked, i.e. a group books all four rooms, a 14-day cancellation notice is required. We reserve the right to charge the full amount of the reservation in the event of a no-show.



Rebecca and Scott Sipprell

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About the innkeepers

We both sail when we get the chance and take Bella with us(our BandB dog!)on walks along the waterfront. We love the beach in winter, Beckie loves to cook,tend the gardens and sing she used to sing opera! Scott is a fabulous handy man, very helpful here and still works full time.

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  • Time Served: 8:30am,flexable for early depa
  • Serving Location: Breakfast "to go" for pre 7am departures, Dining Room

Special meal options

Low fat , Restrictive , Vegetarian , Any special diet

Signature Dish

Moss House Apple Sausage
Sauteed Granny Smith apples, sage, and fennel seeds help make our tasty, moist sausage that is always a hit, especially with our special Fluffy Eggs and Sweet Potato Hash or our Spiced Oatmeal Pancakes with fresh fruit and syrup.