Aerie Bed and Breakfast

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


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 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 - 2014. Voted 2004, and 2007-2016 as "Simply the Best B and B" in the region by readers of The Sun Journal.



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

We loved our stay here!

5 on May 07, 2017

My husband and I just stayed the weekend at The Aerie for a nice little (and much needed) getaway. The owners are fabulous! They were so welcoming and we felt right at home. The place is gorgeous. We loved our room! We would highly recommend staying here!

Home away from home

5 on March 29, 2017

I have been a repeat customer at the Aerie Bed and Breakfast for about 10-years now for many reasons. First, the hosts and staff are warm and welcoming, it is the perfect place from which to explore New Bern, and the accommodations are extraordinary. The Aerie’s elegant charm and art provide a beautiful and inviting atmosphere. Michael and Marty always whip up a breakfast that is a work of art and served to perfection. Whenever I go, I make sure to attend the social hour where I can mingle with Michael, Marty and the guests. I can truly say Michael and Marty have made me feel like family and have been very kind and generous every time my family and I have stayed with them. And, if you like the outdoors like I do, the landscaping in the courtyards create a feeling of ease and a deep sense of relaxation. Thank you Michael and Marty for making your B&B a home away from home!

Another great B&B experience!

5 on March 20, 2017

Our stay was everything we wanted and more! From the beautiful room, to the amazing breakfast, evening social hour and of course Michael and Marty (and Banjo!), everything was wonderful. My husband and I didn't even get in our car once all weekend! There is so much to do within walking distance!

Weekend getaway

5 on March 13, 2017

What an outstanding place to stay! We were so at home and comfortable in this beautiful place. Marty and Michael were wonderful hosts and the gourmet breakfast was a special treat. We will definitely stay here again!

Excellent Stay!

5 on January 30, 2017

We recently spent 2 nights at the Aerie B&B and loved the accommodations! Marty & Michael were excellent hosts and knew how to go the extra mile to make everyone feel at home. Our room was comfy/cozy with such luxuries as his & her robes, high-end quality sheets, goose down pillows and a bed perfect for snuggling in! The entire staff was professional in all aspects and the services exceeded our expectations. We loved having options for our breakfast entree and the food was wonderfully prepared by someone who knew what they were doing! We highly recommend Aerie Bed & Breakfast as we know you won't walk away disappointed!

One of the best experiences I have had at a B&B

5 on January 02, 2017

I enjoy staying at B&B's and try to make it a point to use them whenever possible. This was my second trip to the New Bern area and I wanted something elegant and affordable, and the Aerie fit the bill on both counts. The room was wonderfully furnished, with a theme around King George III of England that the room was named for. It was simply the finest accommodation that I have had in many years. The sheets were Egyptian cotton and the softest I have ever slept on. The bed was soft, yet was easy on my aching back. The breakfast was exceptional, starting with a dessert cup and topped off with my choice of any 3 entrees, all wonderfully prepared by someone who knew their way around a kitchen. The staff was friendly and welcoming, and the hosts made it a point to get to know their guests without being intrusive on the time they were spending away from home. I'll go back to New Bern again, because there is much more to see and do than I could experience in just two days. But more than that, I'll go back again to the Aerie. It's just the best place that I have ever stayed. I think you'll find it that way as well.

Anniversary weekend retreat

5 on December 26, 2016

We made a repeat trip to The Aerie because we felt so welcome and appreciated here on our first visit.. The Christmas decorations, the comfort, the welcome from our hosts and their friends from the UK made it even more special. I highly recommend this inn to anyone who wants a comfy, beautiful and convenient place to get away from hustle and bustle and relax in a quiet and peaceful setting. You'll never stay at a 'chain' again.

What Have I Been Missing?

5 on December 19, 2016

We enjoyed a weekend at the Aerie B&B for our anniversary. This was our first stay ever at a B&B. I had no idea what I have been missing. The Aerie exceeded our expectations!. The King George III room was tastefully decorated and very comfortable. Innkeepers, Marty and Michael felt like old friends to us during the cocktail hour. They suggested a great place for dinner and gave us tips on what we should see and do, while visiting New Bern for the first time. The breakfast was delicious and presented so beautifully. Their staff was wonderful as well. I loved how Marty & Michael called their guests by name. The location is perfect. We walked everywhere we went and only got into our vehicle at our time of departure. I cannot wait to go back in the Spring of 2017! Highly recommend every aspect of this lovely bed & breakfast.

Wonderful experience

5 on November 07, 2016

My wife and I spent two days at the Aerie for our anniversary and had a wonderful time. The owners were great and the hospitality was amazing. Breakfasts were simply delicious and the Gunhus's made you feel right at home. the beds were great and location to everything was within walking distance of downtown New Bern. We would whole-heartedly recommend the Aerie and are planning for future stays!

A Great Time!

5 on October 24, 2016

Our second visit, better than the first and that was a great time also! Two couples, long time friends, spent 4 days at the Aerie. A warm welcome, happy hour, very clean and comfortable accommodations and the Best Innkeepers ever. Michael and Marty are Tops, very eager to please. Both couples have used many B&B's, we have voted The Aerie the best. Can not close without mentioning the Awesome breakfast's, different everyday and the rest of the staff who were very friendly, and help make the B&B what it is. The Andrews' & The Kirby's from Maryland

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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

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

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: $169 - $189

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: $179 - $199

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

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

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 - $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: $169 - $189

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: $169 - $189

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

Nightly Rate: $100 - $200

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Location Type

Small town


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

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Inn Details

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, Desk, Fireplace, Hairdryer, Hot tub/whirlpool tub, Ironing Board, Radio, Satellite/Cable TV, TV, Telephone, VCR, Videos, Wi-Fi, Wired internet

On-site activities

Bicycle rental, Bird watching, Boating, Canoeing, Fishing, Golfing, Hiking trails, Kayaking, 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: 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: Jan, Feb, Mar no minimum. Most other weekends 2 night min
  • 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
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Michael & Marty Gunhus

Languages spoken


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

Special meal options

Low fat , Vegetarian


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