Historic B&B Reviews

Inner Banks Inn: It’s like Mayberry with water! (Edenton, NC)

April 9, 2018

Inner Banks Inn
Edenton, North Carolina


Packhouse at Inner Banks Inn

Posted by Old House Life – Michelle Bowers on Saturday, February 3, 2018

The Inn

Inner Banks Inn in Edenton, North Carolina is one of the most unique Bed and Breakfast properties I have ever visited and stayed. It’s actually comprised of five historic homes. You choose the house and the room you want. How cool is that?!

The weekend I stayed in Edenton, I chose to stay in the big grand victorian at the Inner Banks Inn. It did not disappoint! I NEEDED a canopy bed in my life, and I got it. The bed was comfy, the blankets warm, and the pillow was perfection.

I did have one disappointment though, but some might consider this a good disappointment.

There are rumors that a couple of the houses at the Inner Banks Inn are haunted. The big Victorian house is one of those. That’s why I chose that room!!! Come to me ghosts! Wake me up! Startle me!

Nothing happened to me.┬áMaybe it’s a testament to how comfortable the beds are at the Inner Banks Inn. Quite possibly the spirits tried to wake me, but I was knocked out!

Another house that is very cool to explore at the Inn and it is in my video above, the Pack House. It was an actual tobacco barn and moved to the property to save it from demolition! Walking through it you will find old tobacco hanging that was recovered from the barn. You will see old beams peeking out from a wall. And the floorboards creak in just the right places.

The Food

Another great thing about the Inner Banks Inn is the food. OMG. ‘The Table’ is a top rate, chef run restaurant. I snapped a picture of the very special menu they made for our visit. Check out the food we ate! Maybe that’s another reason why I didn’t hear the ghosts of the inn.

The Town of Edenton

After my visit to Edenton, I told everyone I know, that is my new dream. I need to live in Edenton.

My description was that Edenton was like a Mayberry with water. Everyone we encountered was so friendly and welcoming. We had people inviting us into their historic homes to show us their homes’ history. And the downtown area has cute little shops, delis and coffee shops. Just walking the streets you can feel the history in every brick, tree and lamppost.

A must see if you go to Edenton is the Roanoke River Lighthouse. It was built in 1887 and decommissioned in 1941. There is a nominal fee to tour the inside, but totally worth the admission price. $3.50 for adults and $1.75 for children 3-12.

We took a little pit stop at the lighthouse and shot this video:

Driving up and down the streets of Edenton you will see historic home after historic home. Each street had an eclectic mix of various style house. And I wanted each one as my own.

There are so many things to see and do in Edenton, NC. And for the history buff, it should be on your bucket list. Make sure you also go see the Chowan County Courthouse. It was built in 1767 and is the most intact colonial courthouse in America! Joseph Hewes, a signer of the Declaration of Independence, was one of the commissioners appointed to raise money for its construction.

Here are a few more shots of the beautiful town…