Local Hotels

Hotels

For postcard-perfect long weekends, or full week stays that have exceptional access to indoor and outdoor pools, restaurants, and amenities, there's nothing quite like the convenience of a stay at a local hotel or motel. A number of area hotels have been welcoming guests for decades, and as a result, vacationers have come back year after year for the fantastic service and the million-dollar views.

Vacation Rental Homes

Vacation Rentals

Visitors are often surprised at the number and variety of weekly vacation rentals throughout the area.. Vacation rentals are, in fact, an increasingly popular accommodation available to vacationers, and visitors will find that the sheer number of rentals available allows them to find an ideal retreat to fit their crew, from quiet condo complexes to brightly colored oceanfront sand castles.

Pond House Inn

Pond House Inn

The Pond House Inn is a romantic and charming destination for vacationers that’s found along the banks of the Pasquotank River. Close to regional attractions like the Museum of the Albemarle, as well as local colleges and public parks, this Bed & Breakfast is a fine home base for exploring the area, and / or a postcard-perfect private retreat to get away from it all.

Plymouth and Washington County

Plymouth and Washington County

The town of Plymouth became the first incorporated town in Washington County in 1787 when Arthur Rhodes divided 100 acres of his Brick House Plantation along the Roanoke River into lots. In its heyday, it was the fifth-largest port in North Carolina and the eight-largest town, and citizens thrived for a time before the Civil War.

Encore Theatre Company

Encore Theatre Company

There's no question that the small southern Elizabeth City is growing in population, prestige, and overall culture, and the Encore Theatre Company is doing a fine and longstanding job of making this transition come to fruition. The company, which recently celebrated its 20 year anniversary, allows professional and amateurs from all across the community shine in a number of noteworthy productions. From thought provoking dramas to lighthearted and family-friendly musicals, the Encore Theatre Company allows everyone in Elizabeth City to enjoy an occasional night out at the theater.

Mulberry Hill House

Mulberry Hill House

The Mullberry Hill house has been an acclaimed residence along the banks of the Albemarle Sound for centuries, and today, visitors in the market for an elite and relaxing stay can enjoy the unique Mulberry Hill Inn's undeniable charm and prestige. The stately brick building has been painstakingly converted into one of Edenton's favorite historic Bed and Breakfasts, and offers its guests a world of easy-going entertainment. Adjacent to exceptional golf, boating, fishing, and just quiet open water views, this small but completely stunning home will surely provide Edenton weekenders a lush vacation experience that they won't soon forget.

U.S. Coast Guard Air Station Elizabeth City

U.S. Coast Guard Air Station Elizabeth City

Outer Banks and Inner Banks Coast Guard personnel, as well as Coast Guard recruits from all over the nation, are very much familiar with the Coast Guard Air Station (CGAS) in Elizabeth City. This flagship station has been instrumental in leading the region in search and rescues missions, and is easily one of the largest and busiest Coast Guard air stations in the United States, embarking on East Coast airborne operations as far away as the Caribbean, the Azores, and Greenland. Serving dual purposes as a military base that assists with search and rescue, Maritime Law enforcement, and International Ice Patrol, as well as an institute where Aviation pros earn their wings, the station is a proud hallmark of the United Sates Coast Guard, and a distinctive point of pride for Elizabeth City and Albemarle region residents.

Swan Quarter

Swan Quarter

Two stories prevail as to how Hyde Countys seat got its name. One legend has it named for the thousands of swan that came to "quarter" in the this little village at the head of Swan Quarter Bay. The second, less romantic story, says it was named after Samuel Swann who settled in the area in the 1700s.

Williamston, Martin County

Williamston, Martin County

Let nature's gifts lift your spirit in Martin County. Cast your line for striped bass in the Roanoke River. Watch horses with precision and grace compete at the Sen. Bob Martin Eastern Agricultural Center. Camp on unique platforms in the tributaries and swamps of the Roanoke River Canoe Trail. Birdwatch in the Roanoke River National Wildlife Refuge. Learn about our heritage and culture at Fort Branch, a Confederate Civil War site, or St. James Place Museum, a restored circa 1910 Primitive Baptist Church. Tour the Asa Biggs House, which is listed on the National Register of Historic Places. Nature's calling you in Martin County.

Best Western Plus Elizabeth City Inn & Suites

Best Western Plus Elizabeth City Inn & Suites

The Best Western Plus Elizabeth City Inn & Suites is a good option for visitors who are staying in Elizabeth City for a quick visit or a long-term stay, thanks to various sized accommodations that can range from individual rooms to suites with living areas and pull-out sofas. The hotel is located just off of US Highway 17 along Halstead Blvd., and is less than two miles away from the Museum of the Albemarle, and just a few miles away from The Pines at Elizabeth City golf course. There’s also several shopping centers and restaurant options just a couple streets away, ensuring that guests are close to both attractions and travel services that come in handy after a long day on the road.

Dismal Swamp History

Dismal Swamp History

In the midst of the metropolitan area known as Hampton Roads, Virginia, and extending well into North Carolina, there is a unique primeval forest inhabited by a variety of mammals, 21 species of reptiles, 58 species of turtles, lizards, salamanders, frogs & toads, and over 200 species of birds, as well as history, mystery and lore... the Great Dismal Swamp.

Coach House Inn Edenton

Coach House Inn Edenton

Coach House Inn Edenton is an economical choice for Edenton visitors, and features an ideal location on the borders of the central downtown area. With restaurants, shopping, and the gorgeous waterfront found roughly a half mile away, visitors can enjoy a full and easily accessible exploration of this scenic Inner Banks area while sticking to a tight traveling budget.

Colonial Park

Colonial Park

Visitors to Edenton's Colonial Park will find a veritable world of local attractions and gorgeously scenic landscapes just minutes away from the expansive parking area. A postcard-perfect place to picnic, paddle, or just take off for a leisurely waterfront afternoon, Colonial Park is a great starting point for virtually any newcomer to this Inner Banks region, and a lovely little representation of coastal life by the water.

Hampton Inn Elizabeth City

Hampton Inn Elizabeth City

Visitors who are travelling along US Highway 17 and who need an easy place to stay can pull into the Hampton Inn in Elizabeth City. Situated on the outskirts of the downtown area, and easy to reach via both Highway 17 and Route 344 (or Halstead Blvd.), this centrally located hotel is close to a number of restaurants and shopping centers, and is just two miles away from Elizabeth City State University.

Quality Inn Elizabeth City

Quality Inn Elizabeth City

The Quality Inn Elizabeth City is a budget-friendly option for Elizabeth City visitors which is just a couple of miles away from the heart of the waterfront area. The motel is situated along US Highway 17 and is close to Halsted Blvd., and is bordered by a number of shopping centers, restaurants, pharmacies, and other services. Guests can easily reach the Museum of the Albemarle, which is just 1.7 miles away, as well as the nearby Elizabeth City State University, and other attractions including a local bowling alley, a movie theater, and other amusements.

Chowan Arts Council

Chowan Arts Council

Visitors taking a stroll along Edenton's scenic and historic waterfront should make a stop at the small and stately Chowan Arts Council. As the town's only non-profit arts gallery, visitors are welcome to poke around the small space to admire the remarkable works of the community's finest local artisans, and even pick up a few masterpieces of their own to take home.

Halifax County, NC

Halifax County, NC

The western-most county in the Albemarle Region, Halifax bridges the coastal plain and the piedmont. The Roanoke River, a colonial trade route linking the interior of the state with the Albemarle Sound, brought the towns of Halifax, Weldon, Roanoke Rapids, and other Halifax County communities into the the vast river-town network of coastal North Carolina.

Hyde county, NC

Hyde county, NC

This Northeastern North Carolina county - surrounded by the Pamlico Sound, the Alligator and Pungo Rivers, home to North Carolina's largest natural lake --Lake Mattamuskeet--, and bisected by the Intracoastal Waterway - is known as "the land of many waters". Ocracoke Island, once home to the pirate Blackbeard and now a tourist Mecca, is accessible only by air or water.

Athol Plantation

Athol Plantation

History and elegance combine at the beautifully secluded Athol Plantation. Featuring a quiet location on the edge of the Albemarle Sound, and just a couple miles away from the heart of historic Edenton as well as the nearby Edenton Northeastern Regional Airport, this retreat is close to everything that visitors will want to access, but feels like its miles away from the rest of the world.

Arts of the Alemarle

Arts of the Alemarle

The Arts of the Albemarle in Elizabeth City is a multi-faceted center that features arts in all mediums, from live theater and music to the showcased works of more than 250 local and regional artists, craftsmen and photographers. Ever-changing with new exhibits or productions to discover on a regular basis, the Arts of the Albemarle Center serves a vital community role as the heart of Elizabeth City's cultural scene.

Columbia, NC

Columbia, NC

The small town of Columbia, located approximately 45 miles west of the Outer Banks, is a rising star along the central North Carolina coastline. An anchor of the informally named "Inner Banks" region, this small community of less than 1,000 residents is slowly becoming a destination all its own, even landing a feature article in North Carolina's renowned Our State Magazine. The sudden growing interest is due to a number of features, not the least of which are breathtaking scenery, incredible wildlife, and a host of attractions, both old and new, that are ripe for exploring.

Hampton Inn Edenton

Hampton Inn Edenton

Visitors can relax in comfort but still be close to the heart of Edenton with a stay at the local Hampton Inn. Located on the outskirts of the downtown area, and close to US Highway 17, this modern hotel is just a couple of miles away from the Albemarle Sound, as well as the Northeastern Regional Airport, which makes it a fine destination for business and recreational travelers alike.

Elizabeth City State University

Elizabeth City State University

Although small, the diverse and distinctive Elizabeth City has a world of opportunities that span all interests, many of which can be studied in detail at the acclaimed Elizabeth City State University. This institution, and home of the ECSU Vikings, has a long history of providing exceptional education to its students, allowing them to go out and succeed in all regions of northeastern North Carolina and beyond.