My husband and I took a little after-Christmas trip first visiting Asheville and then New Bern. (I am a Nicholas Sparks' fan and wanted to visit his little town.)
Based on the location and their New Year's Eve special, I chose The Meadows Inn on-line and made reservations for a three-night stay. The special included afternoon appetizers/beverages, dinner reservations at the Harvey Mansion and dessert in our room.
I reserved the large, upstairs "Josephine" room, which was very attractive, spacious and comfortable. (I loved the off-white, satin trimmed "Soft and Cuddly" [brand name] ladies' robe and having a bath tub with plenty of hot water!)
The inn is located a block from the river and a block from some nice, local restaurants and shops, so we could walk everywhere!
We found the people of New Bern to be very friendly and interesting and enjoyed talking with some of the locals and hearing their stories.
The inn keepers were the best part of the inn! Betty and John are such warm, friendly people and a pleasure to spend time with!
If you enjoy fireplaces, know that although the rooms have fireplaces, they are non-functional.
My husband and I would recommend The Meadows Inn to anyone looking for a relaxing place to stay within walking distance to just about everything.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- History of Meadows Inn. Original structure was built in 1847 by John Alexander Meadows and enlarged to it’s three story size in 1900. It began it's history as the premiere Bed & Breakfast in New Bern in 1980. Nestled peacefully in the heart of downtown historic district and walking distance to the Tryon Palace and Garden, excellent restaurants, antique shops, the birthplace of Pepsi, the riverfront convention center and river walk are just a few of the many activities to discover. Plan a trip to New Bern, the second oldest town in the state. The mild weather allows you to enjoy all that New Bern has to offer. You will find something blooming most any time of the year. This faith and family Inn is the perfect base for planning either a quiet, romantic getaway, girlfriend reunion, dinner/theatre, family outing, daytrip to the beach, or simply discover where North Carolina began at the Tryon Palace tour. ... more less
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