The Benjamin Ellis House Bed & Breakfast is an 8,000 square foot, 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 turpentine merchant Benjamin Ellis, the Benjamin Ellis House is a restored historic property, with nine bedrooms, operating as a premier Bed & Breakfast since 1985.
This romantic getaway venue, the Benjamin Ellis House, 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 oversized whirlpool tubs. In each room, guests enjoy free wireless internet access, smart televisions, tablet and smart phone charging stations, individual climate control, ceiling fans, plus private bathrooms with luxury bath amenities.
Each morning awaken to a cacophony of aromas from the kitchen, and a buffet of colors laid out in the dining room. Breakfast at the Benjamin Ellis House combines a mixture of authentic and experimental cooking styles from around the world, bringing together different flavors from across Europe and throughout North America such as Bircher Muesli from Switzerland, French stuffed crepes with béchamel, Dutch baby pancakes or traditional southern favorites like cheese grits soufflé. Additionally, the Benjamin Ellis House showcases a comfortable parlor and formal dining room, a cozy reading nook, a game corner, an upstairs conversation area and a full width front porch where guests can relax and enjoy the comfortable pace of downtown New Bern. The unique duplex architecture of the house with its two extra wide hallways enhances the private getaway ambiance for a restful guest experience. Free off street parking for guests is available behind the Inn
Centrally located on Pollock Street four blocks from historic New Bern’s Tryon Palace and one block from the New Bern Riverfront Convention Center, the Benjamin Ellis House is only steps away from quaint shopping, art galleries, restaurants and other attractions. A popular venue for weddings, reunions, girlfriend getaways or business retreats, the Benjamin Ellis House is the perfect location for your special event. Book online or contact us directly for more details or for help planning your next stay at the Benjamin Ellis House.