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New Bern

Benjamin Ellis House Bed & Breakfast - Harmony House Inn

215 Pollock St, New Bern, NC 28560-4942
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#3 of 11 B&Bs / Inns in New Bern
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The Benjamin Ellis House Bed & Breakfast is a Greek Revival style two-story bed and breakfast located in the heart of the historic district of New Bern, North Carolina. Originally built in 1853 by merchant Benjamin Ellis, the Inn is a restored historic property, with nine bedrooms, operating as a premier Bed & Breakfast since 1985. This romantic getaway venue is furnished with the unique blend of European, African and American artwork, locally handcrafted and fine furniture, antiques and other memorabilia. This unusually spacious bed and breakfast features three ground-floor guest bedrooms each with private bathroom, and six second-floor guest bedrooms including two luxury King suites featuring bathrooms with over-sized whirlpool tubs. In each room, guests enjoy free wireless Internet access, smart televisions, tablet and phone charging stations, individual climate control, ceiling fans, plus private bathrooms with luxury bath amenities. Rated 3 Diamonds by AAA.
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Property amenities
Free parking
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Free breakfast
Bicycle rental
Couples massage
Baggage storage
Secured parking
Free internet
Public wifi
Golf course
Canoeing offsite
Tennis court offsite
Walking tours
Water park offsite
Board games / puzzles
Nightclub / DJ
Full body massage
Non-smoking hotel
Outdoor furniture
First aid kit
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Languages Spoken
English, German
Historic Hotel, Mid-range
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This is a lovely inn with great hosts. They greeted us quickly and gave us a tour. Our room was very clean and had every thing we needed. They keep a small refrigerator downstairs with water and drinks, which is very nice. The location is perfect for walking all over the downtown area.
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Our 2nd visit and we will not stay anywhere else. Rooms are beautiful and clean and the Inn feels like home. Bed is very comfy and the linens quite nice. Breakfast is out of this world! Gretchen and Tracey have found their niche! Great location.
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On our Trip down the east coast from Portland to Clearwater beach we came across this adorable little town New Bern and the lovely B&B Benjamin Ellis House. Eventhough we only stayed for one night , we really felt very welcome. From the room , to the bed , to the furnishings , to the table settings for breakfast it all made us fell happy and welcome. We enjoyed our stay very much. Our hosts where easy and nice to talk to. They even had a Swiss Jura coffee machine!!! :))) very much appreciated!! Gretchen made an absolute delicious breakfast and Tracy‘s coffee was brewed perfect ! We had a nice chat with the other guests over breakfast and a perfect start in our day ! Thanks a lot !
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We booked the entire B&B for the groomsmen portion of our wedding party. Even though there were 1 or 2 groomsmen in the group who were less than ideal guests, Gretchen & Tracy worked with us up until the end, and helped us make it through the weekend. I would definitely recommend staying at their lovely B&B in historic downtown New Bern!
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Truly lovely inn, in a perfect spot for strolling around town We were in the Tallulah suite, very spacious & comfortable. Our only issue was the jacuzzi tub was quite high & slippery The Inn owners, Gretchen & Tracy, are friendly, but not obtrusive. Our breakfast was served in the beautifully appointed. Dining room, delicious & plentiful The Inn is located right downtown, easy walk to the river, shops & restaurants
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$149 - $201 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
United StatesNorth CarolinaNorth Carolina CoastNew Bern
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Frequently Asked Questions about Benjamin Ellis House Bed & Breakfast - Harmony House Inn
Which popular attractions are close to Benjamin Ellis House Bed & Breakfast - Harmony House Inn?
Nearby attractions include Mitchell Hardware (0.10 miles), Bear Towne Escape Room (0.2 miles), and New Bern Fireman's Museum (0.3 miles).
What are some of the property amenities at Benjamin Ellis House Bed & Breakfast - Harmony House Inn?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, free breakfast, and free parking.
Which room amenities are available at Benjamin Ellis House Bed & Breakfast - Harmony House Inn?
Top room amenities include air conditioning, a flat screen TV, and blackout curtains.
What food & drink options are available at Benjamin Ellis House Bed & Breakfast - Harmony House Inn?
Guests can enjoy free breakfast during their stay.
Is parking available at Benjamin Ellis House Bed & Breakfast - Harmony House Inn?
Yes, free parking and secured parking are available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Benjamin Ellis House Bed & Breakfast - Harmony House Inn?
Conveniently located restaurants include Bay Leaf, The Chelsea, and Morgan's Tavern & Grill.
Is Benjamin Ellis House Bed & Breakfast - Harmony House Inn located near the city center?
Yes, it is 0.3 miles away from the center of New Bern.
Which languages are spoken by the staff at Benjamin Ellis House Bed & Breakfast - Harmony House Inn?
The staff speaks multiple languages, including English and German.
Are there any historical sites close to Benjamin Ellis House Bed & Breakfast - Harmony House Inn?
Many travelers enjoy visiting North Carolina History Center - Tryon Palace (0.4 miles) and Birthplace of Pepsi-Cola (0.1 miles).