The Aerie…two beautiful buildings, one bed and breakfast.


Welcome to The Aerie Bed & Breakfast

The historic Street-Ward residence, circa 1882, is home to the premiere New Bern, North Carolina bed and breakfast, guest house and conference center. The Aerie Bed & Breakfast features a total of nine well-appointed rooms, each with private bath, modern amenities and tasteful decor that reflect the home’s late-Victorian heritage. Across the street, The Aerie Guest House and Conference Center offers two guest suites and a meeting facility to host events and functions. All guests enjoy a full gourmet breakfast, complimentary soft drinks, bottled water, and Keurig coffee, and our evening social hour with wine, lemonade and hors d’oeuvres.

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. Sailing, fishing and fine dining are all at your fingertips. The Aerie B&B is located in the heart of it all!

Whether it’s business or pleasure, or for a romantic weekend getaway, your stay will be one surrounded with award-winning, personal attention and one that you will want to repeat.



A Note From the Innkeepers


Thank you for visiting our website for The Aerie Bed & Breakfast, Guest House and Conference Center in New Bern, North Carolina.

We hope you join us to find our accommodations and services exceed your expectations. We are committed to providing you with a warm welcome, a comfortable and convenient stay, and a parting wish for your safe travel and speedy return.

Use the site to find detailed information about The Aerie, the city of New Bern, and the beautiful surrounding areas of Eastern North Carolina. Of course, we are always available by phone to answer any questions you may have about any item you find here or about something that is not listed.

Whether this is your first stay, a repeat visit, a special function or event, we look forward to welcoming you to The Aerie Bed & Breakfast.

Michael & Marty Gunhus


The Aerie Bed and Breakfast is a relaxing romantic weekend getaway from Raleigh, Charlotte, and Fayetteville. We are a coastal NC premier bed & breakfast.



The Aerie has the distinction of being awarded 

‘Simply the Best B&B’

in the area by the Sun Journal numerous times

– The Aerie Bed & Breakfast – An Inn of Distinction –

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Escape to The Aerie Bed & Breakfast

Escape to The Aerie Bed and Breakfast “Just prior to the start of Virginia’s Standards of Learning (SOL) testing, my teacher wife and I decided to get away for a few days. We hadn’t been to New Bern before, so we said “why not?” — and after research on TA, picked the Aerie for our escape from grim reality. All I can say is “Wow — thanks, Trip Advisor. You didn’t steer us wrong!” Marty and Michael went far beyond what should be expected: in outfitting the room (the Hidden Room); in breakfasts (in staying at B&B’s both in the US and Europe, we have NEVER been offered a choice of three items — and the menu changes every day!); and in genuine hospitality. The grounds are beautiful; the common areas comfortable and inviting — and the concern shown by the innkeepers for making sure you have everything needed for a relaxing and enjoyable visit is without equal. We may have to celebrate the end of SOL testing with another trip!   Room Tip: Access to the Hidden Room is outside on the 2nd floor — very quiet and private!” ~~via TripAdvisor Escape from the same old, same old at The Aerie Bed and Breakfast, and come stay in our Hidden Room! 1.800.849.5553   ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ With private baths, modern amenities, and tasteful decor, The Aerie Bed and Breakfast reflects the late-Victorian heritage in which the house was built. We are known for our elegant, comfortable, and convenient accommodations, and beautiful common areas, complete with a back patio and pergola blooming most of the year.  All guests enjoy a full gourmet breakfast, free reliable highspeed wifi,... read more

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