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.

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.

Econo Lodge Elizabeth City

Econo Lodge Elizabeth City

The Econo Lodge Elizabeth City is a budget-friendly motel for visitors cruising through or staying in the Elizabeth City area, and has a nicely central and easy-to-reach location that’s on the intersection of Halstead Blvd. and US Highway 17. Located just a few minutes away from the Museum of the Albemarle, as well as local schools including Elizabeth City State University and Mid-Atlantic Christian University, the motel is a solid option for visitors looking for convenience inside and out.

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.

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.

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.

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.

Port Discover

Port Discover

Kids of all ages can instantly become scientists, gardeners, doctors, and pilots, all just by walking through the unimposing downtown doors of Elizabeth City's Port Discover. This cool destination provides hours of fun for local and visiting little ones, with a wide range of exhibits and interactive displays that covers virtually all young ages, complete with monthly and regular programs to make this expedition even more engaging. A delight for kids who won't quite realize that it's also educational, Port Discover is a great destination for new explorers to develop their interests and show their stuff in the heart of Elizabeth City.

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.

Inner Banks Inn

Inner Banks Inn

Enjoy a stay in a quiet but central section of Edenton’s acclaimed downtown area with a reservation at the romantically inviting Inner Banks Inn. Formerly known as The Pack House Inn, this charming B&B that’s under new management is located within a historic Victorian mansion, and features an on-site restaurant and a number of rooms and accommodations which are found within three beautifully restored building.

Travelers Inn Elizabeth City

Travelers Inn Elizabeth City

Travelers Inn Elizabeth City is a budget-friendly and convenient destination for visitors cruising along the Inner Banks waterfront, and is located across the street from the local Albemarle College, and is just a shell’s through away from the Pasquotank River. Close to a number of regional attractions, including boat ramps, central Elizabeth City, and the Pine Lakes Country Club, this motel is a solid choice for visitors who need a comfortable place to stay without spending excess travelling funds.

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 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.

Charles Creek Park

Charles Creek Park

The Charles Creek Park, located just a block away from the waterfront at most, is a favorite local destination on a warm summer day. Featuring a wide range of activities that can easily be tailored to all age levels and outdoor interests, this small sliver of Elizabeth City is a fun patch of green space in an otherwise populated neighborhood that is wide open for everyone to explore.

Days Inn Elizabeth City

Days Inn Elizabeth City

Days Inn Elizabeth City is a modest but comfortable hotel that’s easily accessible for travelers passing through the Inner Banks and visitors who want to be close to the heart of Elizabeth City. Located just off of US Highway 17, and less than a 15-minute drive from the Elizabeth City Regional Airport, the hotel is situated in a nicely central spot that’s just 2-3 miles away from waterfront attractions, the Museum of the Albemarle, and Elizabeth City State University.

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.

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.

Pocosin Arts Center

Pocosin Arts Center

The Pocosin Arts Center is a relatively new project managed by the North Carolina Arts Council, and is sponsored by a number of charitable organizations and local businesses that generously have dedicated a completely scenic space where local and visiting artists can thrive.

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.

Columbia Theater

Columbia Theater

One of Columbia's "newest" attractions happens to reside in one of its most prestigious old downtown buildings. The Columbia Theater Cultural Resources Center is a widely successful project of the N.C. Department of Environment and Natural Resources which focuses on the fishing, forestry, and farming in the Albemarle Sound region, and brings these characteristics to life in a completely charismatic and entertaining way.

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.

Asa Biggs House

Asa Biggs House

The home of one of North Carolina's best known jurists and politicians, it has an interesting blend of Federal and Greek Revival details. Its awkward symmetry and rambling plan lend credence to local legend that Biggs added a room with the birth of each of his 10 children.