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The Aerie Bed and Breakfast
Ranked #2 of 11 New Bern B&B and Inns
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Apex, North Carolina
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41 reviews
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“It's the reason we come to New Bern!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 April 2014

I love New Bern, and it's a lovely town to visit, but the real reason we keep coming back to New Bern is to stay at The Aerie. I have been several times and am delighted every time we stay here. On this visit, I brought along my teenage daughter and stayed in the Guest House and Conference Center just across the road in the Caleb Bradham suite. It was a beautiful room that included a small sitting room that had a couch with a fold out twin bed. It was quite comfortable and there was plenty of room for my husband, me, and our daughter. The inn is beautifully decorated and a feast for the eyes. The owners host an evening wine and appetizer hour in the main house, and they are gracious hosts who always answer questions about the area and will procure reservations for you. In the morning, we were delighted with the delicious breakfast. One thing I really like is the option of choosing between three breakfast entrees each morning. Everything is delicious, and Michael won't even let you pour your own coffee.....you are waited on and completely spoiled. You can see the pride that Michael and Marty have in their inn....and it is so well deserved. We have stayed in many bed and breakfasts over the years and this is by far my favorite place to come.

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  • Stayed March 2014, travelled with family
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Cary, North Carolina
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 April 2014

Our stay at the Aerie was far beyond what we expected. We felt as though we were very welcomed guests in Marty and Michaels home. Everything from their hospitality, the cleanliness of room and spectacular breakfast; couldn't be better. We look forward to returning to New Bern and staying at the Aerie again. Very inviting, warm and truly lovely.
Carol and Joe, Cary NC

  • Stayed March 2014, travelled as a couple
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Salisbury, North Carolina
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 April 2014

Due to 30 years of vacationing and required travel, my wife and I have stayed in too many hotels and rental units to count but we have never stayed in a B&B. Last week was our very first time at a Bed and Breakfast and it will not be our last. We were celebrating my wife's birthday and she had no idea as to where we were going and what we were doing, so she did not know what to expect. Marty and Mike, along with Banjo and the entire staff at the Aerie, far exceeded any expectation I had for a special weekend with my wife and she had one of the best weekends ever. From the moment we arrived to the sad time of departure, it was all perfect. Thanx to the Aerie for a great weekend.

Room Tip: The Kennebec room is a beautiful road front room on the 2nd floor. We loved it!
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  • Stayed March 2014, travelled as a couple
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Roxboro NC
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 April 2014

We had the opportunity to be in New Bern NC for a couple of days and I enjoy trying out different B&B's. I had never stayed at this B&B in New Bern but definitely would stay at this property again. We originally signed up for The Aerie through the Charm package that is offered through the New Bern CVB and we received a discount on the room. We had the Basin Room - which was nice - but very small. I would try another room next time. The outside seating areas looked wonderful - front and back - just wished we had had the time to take advantage of them. I have had some really good breakfasts at different B&B's but this place has the BEST - the food/taste is excellent; the choices are so good it is hard to make a decision - that was one reason we stayed two nights! - the wait staff very friendly - and all the appointments are elegant. Social hour was very relaxing and excellent wines. Next time we are going to take advantage of the special Model T Antique Ford car tour with the owner - or the pontoon boat scenic tour. The location is perfect for touring and shopping and never moving the car! The hosts do a great job of making you feel at home and do whatever they can for you to have an enjoyable experience. Can't believe someone would choose to stay in a hotel when this place is available to them! So quiet -you don't hear people or street noises; but they provide a sound machine in your room if it is too quiet for you! New Bern has always been one of my favorite towns, now I have a reason to go back more often. Ever detail - down to the type of mints they have - is done with "doing it right" attitude. You can tell these folks have traveled.

Room Tip: We stayed in the Basin Room and while it was very nice and well appointed, I felt cramped. I must s...
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  • Stayed April 2014, travelled as a couple
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Wilmington, North Carolina
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 April 2014

Better late than never with the review - sorry, Mike, Marty and Banjo! ;) We enjoyed a 3-night stay in the Magnolia Suite at this exceptional New Bern establishment at the end of June/start of July last year. The Aerie is simply:


D eliciously decadent breakfasts;

I nviting, comfortable, well-appointed guestrooms;

V ery close to downtown restaurants & attractions;

I ncredibly warm, helpful and gracious hosts;

N ice quiet neighbourhood with off-street parking;

E xquisite decor with a romantic ambiance.


We will be back - hopefully at the end of May!

  • Stayed July 2013, travelled as a couple
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Raleigh, North Carolina
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 March 2014

We had a wonderful stay at the Aerie! The room was spacious and very comfortable. The innkeepers were extremely nice and did everything possible to make you feel at home. The location was perfect with close proximity to waterfront, dining and historical attractions. Inn had happy hour each afternoon to relax and reflect with other guest daily activities. Breakfast was spectacular! If you are in New Bern the Aerie will not disappoint.

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  • Stayed March 2014, travelled as a couple
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Newtown, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 March 2014

We cannot say enough about The Aerie B&B and the owners, Marty and Michael Gunhaus. Our room was beautiful. The wine and cheese served in the afternoon was a great time to get to know Marty and Michael and hear about all that New Bern has to offer. Breakfast was both beautiful and delicious. A tour in Michael's 1929 Model A Ford, complete with period attire, was fun and interesting. These people make running a B&B look easy (which it cannot be). If we could give The Aerie more than 5 stars we would. Go there - you can't go wrong!

  • Stayed March 2014, travelled as a couple
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Additional Information about The Aerie Bed and Breakfast

Property: The Aerie Bed and Breakfast
Address: 509 Pollock St, New Bern, NC 28562-5611
Region: United States > North Carolina > North Carolina Coast > New Bern
Amenities:
Business Centre with Internet Access Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Suites
Hotel Style:
Ranked #2 of 11 B&Bs / Inns in New Bern
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): ££
Hotel Class:3 star — The Aerie Bed and Breakfast 3*
Number of rooms: 9
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Circa 1882, the Aerie Bed and Breakfast is home to a premiere New Bern, North Carolina bed and breakfast, guest house and conference center. The Aerie Bed & Breakfast features nine well-appointed rooms, each with private bath, modern amenities and tasteful decor that reflects the home's late-Victorian heritage. Across the street, The Aerie Guest House and Conference Center offers two additional guest suites and a meeting facility to host events and functions. The Aerie is one block from the Colonial Tryon Palace Historic Sites and Gardens, and walking distance to fine dining, antique shops, marinas and The Birthplace of Pepsi. Our North Carolina inn is the perfect lodging choice for the discriminating traveler interested in convenience to the town's top attractions, while still experiencing the warmth and charm of elegant accommodations. Sailing, fishing and fine dining are all at your fingertips. The Aerie B&B is located in the heart of it all! Whether it's business or pleasure, your stay will be one surrounded with award-winning, personal attention and one that you will want to repeat. Your hosts, Michael and Marty Gunhus, look forward to welcoming you to their New Bern, NC bed and breakfast. The Aerie has the distinction of being awarded 'Simply the Best B&B' in the area by the Sun Journal- Five-time recipient - The Aerie Bed & Breakfast - An Inn of Distinction. ... more   less 
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