There are simply some types of places and some kinds of adventures that make us fall in love.
For example, there’s a certain romance to being near the water. Water simply makes sunrises and sunsets more magical. The immeasurable sense of peace that we feel around water gives us a chance to escape the hyper-connected, over-stimulated state of modern day life, in favor of slowing down to reconnect with a loved one.
Why not plan a romantic getaway to the North Carolina coast? Book a weekend in one of Elizabeth City’s beautifully restored B&Bs and small inns where you are never far from the picturesque Pasquotank River. While staying with our gracious hosts, you’ll enjoy nice extra touches and learn a lot about our historic harbor town as well. You can see what other visitors have had to say about our B&Bs and inns on TripAdvisor, and we encourage you to visit one and share your own experience.
Culpepper Inn This three-story Georgian Revival-style mansion was built in 1935 by William Culpepper, a prominent local merchant, and is located in the center of Elizabeth City’s historic district on Main Street. This inn features a spacious yard, large in-ground salt water swimming pool and quiet areas to relax and enjoy the grounds. There are 11 rooms and suites available.
Elizabeth City B&B Dating to 1896, the Elizabeth City B&B is cozy, comfy and a great place to reconvene in between Elizabeth City outings. Ask about the history of the adjoining lodge that was once the meeting site for the Grand Order of Odd Fellows. Enjoy some peaceful moments among the flowers and birds in the private courtyard. Note: This B&B allows pets.
Foreman House B&B This B&B is surrounded by grand magnolia and boxwood trees. The circa 1899 home features casual elegance, beautifully appointed rooms and an English boxwood garden. A full gourmet breakfast awaits you each morning.
The Grice-Fearing House B&B This charming, historic home is located in downtown Elizabeth City. It is the City’s only all-suite bed and breakfast and additionally features Jacuzzis in both suites. The Grice-Fearing House is the oldest house in Elizabeth City, dated circa 1798, and is on the National Register of Historic Places.
The Pepperberry Inn This 1909 home located in a downtown historic district on Main Street is a short walk from the waterfront area where guests will find multiple dining and shopping options. On the front porch, guests can relax with rockers and swings as they have a chance to reconnect.
The Pond House Inn Surrounded by the Pasquotank River and Waters Pond, the inn is an example of European Manor House architecture, with a winding staircase, elegant rooms, and opportunities for taking in waterfront views from the spacious grounds.
In addition to having a cozy place to spend the night, you can step back in time by visiting the excellent exhibits at Museum of the Albemarle, explore the area on foot with one of the Elizabeth City Historic Walking Tour guides available at Museum of the Albemarle, browse the town’s eclectic shops and enjoy a romantic dinner. Be sure to explore our complete listing of Elizabeth City accommodations and dining guide.
While you’re out and about in our city be sure to post photos of your adventures with #DiscoverECity. We’ll be watching and re-posting our favorites to our social media channels.