My wife and I have stayed at the Grice-Fearing House B&B on several occasions over the years, most recently this May. We love Elizabeth City and feel this is the best choice for a B&B, by far. The historic nature of the house is worth a visit in itself. The house was built in 1798, the year before George Washington died! The renovations to the house have been meticulously done to preserve the property. The owners, Georgene and Vidal Falcon, told us that in order to insure the renovations did not take away from the historic value; they had used an architect specializing in historic renovations.
There are two suites offered and we chose the king suite. The suite included a sitting room, separated from the bedroom by a door, which allowed me to watch TV while my wife took a nap. The suite had amenities that provided everything we would want -- thick towels, fluffy bathrobes, a large flat-screen TV, DVDs and CDs for our use, ceiling fans, and my wife’s favorite, a large Jacuzzi tub to soak in. Coffee/tea was delivered to the hall outside the suite each morning, prior to breakfast. Georgene provided homemade warm cookies at night!
Breakfast was my favorite part of our stay. This time we were served eggs Benedict one day and wonderful blueberry buttermilk pancakes the next. Breakfast was served with unique fruit dishes, and delicious coffeecakes and muffins (my favorite was lemon ricotta). The breakfast table was beautifully set with Waterford crystal, china, and sterling silver.
One of the reasons that we chose this B&B is the fact that, with only two suites, we are always guaranteed to have either a private or semi-private B&B!
When not in our suite, we had the use of well appointed parlor, library, and sunroom, too! Georgene and Vidal are both very accommodating and hospitable hosts. We will be back again!
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- The Grice-Fearing House Bed and Breakfast - the oldest house in Elizabeth City, NC. Offering two luxurious suites, each has a color-coordinated bedroom, adjoining sitting room, and an en suite bathroom with shower and Jacuzzi bathtub. Breakfasts are served with china, Waterford crystal and sterling silver, a gourmet treat! ... more less
- Also Known As:
- Grice-Fearing House Hotel Elizabeth City
- Grice-Fearing House b&b