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The Tunnell Farmhouse
Greensboro, NC
1 review
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“Charming, cozy, and convenient!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 15, 2008

I have stayed at the Tunnell Farmhouse twice this year. It is a very convenient stopping point in traveling from central NC to Ocracoke, allowing me to catch the 9:00 AM ferry without having to get up too early. It has everything one needs in an overnight stay. Good TV, fitness room, great magazines and books, cleanliness, private bathrooms, and comfortable beds. Dick and Sandra Tunnell, the owners who live across the road, welcomed me to their 300-plus acre farm, shared interesting history, and gave good directions to a really good restaurant. The house is two minutes from the Swan Quarter ferry to Ocracoke (Pat's gas station is one minute away), which was perfect for me. I plan to return within a month.

  • Liked — convenient to Swan Quarter ferry, good price
  • Disliked — mosquitoes waiting for me to step outside
  • Stayed October 2008, traveled with friends
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4 Thank motorcyclemickey
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 12, 2007

We left our precious Montauk hamlet for a long week to visit our kids in North Carolina over Memorial Weekend and to film a couple of my American Dreams® TV Shows down south on location. Swan Quarter, right on the bay, is one of the most beautiful, charming, historic, and unpretentious little towns on the Inner Banks; actually a fishing village. People are friendly and they seem to have more time, sit on their front porches in the evenings and talk to neighbors and people walking by. The NC Swan Quarter - Ocracoke Island ferry commutes to the Outer Banks island year-round and one can take the ferry for a dollar and spend the day. The Hyde County Courthouse in Swan Quarter is being rebuilt, as the historic courthouse was badly damaged as a result of a flood a few years ago, a dike that protects the village from possible storms and floods is under construction. We stayed at the lovely Tunnel Farm House B & B in Swan Quarter for a few nights and not just only for the filming of my TV shows. We rode our bikes all over town, attended the annual fish fry at the fire house on Memorial Weekend Saturday and one on Memorial Day at the Tunnel Farm with Sandra and Dick Tunnel and their neighbors and friends. I love fried fish, hush puppies and corn! The next weekend we took the ferry to Ocracoke Island for three dollars per person with a bike to attend the art and storyteller festival. At Pat’s ‘no name’ gas station, the only one in town, is a large sign that tells all who are passing by what the news are in town that day, if there are any. “Welcome American Dream TV” was written with red paint on the simple white sign, and I just loved it. - IL



  • Liked — location and price, full kitchen, washer/dryer, serene, nature, fields
  • Disliked — no internet access
  • Stayed June 2007, traveled as a couple
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9 Thank country_girl_usa
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Additional Information about The Tunnell Farmhouse

Property: The Tunnell Farmhouse
Address: 809 Main St, Swanquarter, NC 27885-9374
Location: United States > North Carolina > North Carolina Coast > Swanquarter
Hotel Style:
Ranked #1 of 1 Specialty Lodging in Swanquarter
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Number of rooms: 18
Also Known As:
The Tunnell Farmhouse Hotel Swanquarter

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