Walking into 1812 on the Perquimans is like walking into a different era. The house has been in the same family since it was built in 1812 and it retains much of the original character (and furniture). The rooms are beautiful and very comfortable but what really makes a stay special is the hospitality. We were sadly unable to meet the owner but were entertained (literally since she insisted on playing the piano and singing) by "Miss Blue" who regaled us with stories of the old South and had us laughing till we fell off our chairs. She also cooks a formidable breakfast! Highly recommended for anyone who likes to stay somewhere with character.