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Certificate of Excellence
GreenLeaders Bronze level
Circa 1882, The Aerie is home to a premier New Bern, North Carolina bed and breakfast. The Aerie features nine well-appointed rooms, each with private bath, modern amenities and tasteful decor that reflects the home's late-Victorian heritage. The Aerie is one block from the Colonial Tryon Palace Historic Sites and Gardens, and walking distance to fine dining, antique shops, marinas and The Birthplace of Pepsi. Our North Carolina inn is the perfect lodging choice for the discriminating traveler interested in convenience to the town's top attractions, while still experiencing the warmth and charm of elegant accommodations. The Aerie B&B is located in the heart of it all! Your hosts, Keith and Dina Tholen, look forward to welcoming you to their New Bern, NC bed and breakfast. The Aerie has the distinction of being awarded 'Simply the Best B&B' in the area by the Sun Journal five times.
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Property amenities
Free Parking
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Breakfast included
Meeting Rooms
Non-Smoking Hotel
Electric Vehicle Charging Station
Room features
Non-Smoking Rooms
Air Conditioning
Family Rooms
Good to know
Full view
91Great for walkers
Grade: 91 out of 100
45Restaurantswithin 0.5 km
30Attractionswithin 0.5 km
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21Room tips
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We went on a road trip and planned a stop at New Bern. Based on the reviews I choose the Aerie B&B. We arrived late, around midnight, and rang the bell to check in, to our surprise the person that opened the door Jeff, was mad and treated us like we were disturbing him. He had le
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Response from Aerie_Owner, Owner at The Aerie
Responded 3 weeks ago
Veronica, I'm sorry you were not happy with your check in. We aim to provide a wonderful experience to all our guests and you caught our manager off guard, waking him up at midnight. We are a small inn and don't have a night staff like large hotels. We ask guests to provide us with their approximate check in times and because we rise early to prepare a fresh breakfast for our guests, we can't be available at midnight to personally check in guests. We provided very detailed instructions several days before your arrival - instructions on how to get in, directions to your room and all the necessary information you might need to know. I'm sorry you didn't have an opportunity to review those ahead of time. We would have been happy to answer any questions and make sure your arrival was pleasant. We hope the rest of your stay and your time in New Bern was pleasant.
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My now husband and I had our honeymoon here. The town is beautiful, the people are lovely, but our room was a dream. We stayed in the hidden room which is located away from the rest of the home. The bathroom was spacious. The sheets are literally the softest sheets I have ever sl
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Response from Aerie_Owner, Owner at The Aerie
Responded 3 weeks ago
We love that we get to play a small part in the milestones of our guests' lives. Thank you for sharing with us! We hope to see you back for your first anniversary!
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Gail, the on-duty manager met me when I checked-in late about 10:00PM for my one night stay. She made sure I knew where to park in the large lot at the back & then met me on the top deck adjacent to the second floor entrance. Gail was very accommodating pointing out all the ameni
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Response from Aerie_Owner, Owner at The Aerie
Responded 11 Nov 2018
Thank you for staying with us and for the kind review! We hope you'll come back and stay with us again!
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The room was great and the hospitality. When I arrived I was warmly greated by Gail. She showed me my room the Tuscarora. Everything looked just like it did in the photos. The location was perfect, everything was in walking distance.
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Response from Aerie_Owner, Owner at The Aerie
Responded 11 Nov 2018
Thanks for staying with us! We appreciate your kind words and are glad you enjoyed your stay at The Aerie!
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Found this gem last minute! BEAUTIFUL home! I stayed in the Duck Room. Gail greeted me and I felt like I was with family! It was perfect! Perfect location! Walked 1 block for shopping and dining before joining the other guest on back patio for wine and cheese! It was a welcome
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Response from Aerie_Owner, Owner at The Aerie
Responded 11 Nov 2018
Thank you Lynn! We love when guests feel welcomed like family! We love that we can offer a relaxing alternative to hotels. We look forward to seeing you next time you're in New Bern.
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Duck Inn, queen bed
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Hidden, king bed, jetted tub
The Duck room - Duck or bump your head!
Who do you recommend for sea food.
We have several excellent dining opportunities with great seafood and all within a short walk of our B&B. You can look them up through the links on our website or through TripAdvisor. May we suggest: MJ's Raw Bar & Grill, Persimmons, The Stingray Cafe, and The Chelsea. Hope this helps. Are you staying with us? If so we have menus here for all of the restaurants and are happy to help you decide on the type of dining and we can make reservations for our guests. Michael & Marty The Aerie B&B
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Are you pet friendly?
Hi, Orientinn, Lorri A is correct, we do not allow pets, but can make recommendations for nearby pet spas and kennels. Downtown New Bern is very pet friendly! Let us know if you have any more questions!
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"Match your price with the room size in advance"
"The place in general is not handicapped accessible."
"I was close to the kitchen and could smell my favorite smell of fresh coffee and that makes me happy. All offered much privacy and space."
"The rooms in the annex and the hidden room are more private."
"Rooms are all fine. Check tub and shower accommodations."
US$ 143 - US$ 201 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
United StatesNorth CarolinaNorth Carolina CoastNew Bern
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