Welcome to a new breed of B&B: Across the state, innkeepers are reinventing the classic bed and breakfast with sleek surroundings and contemporary comforts. At these five getaways, guests sleep in style and wake to gourmet meals. Come on in — make yourself at home.


A Well-Traveled Inn in Washington

From the petite biscuits served at breakfast to the mansion’s globe-trotting decor, the innkeepers at the centuries-old Elmwood 1820 Bed & Breakfast Inn have put their own spin on B&B-ing.


Asheville’s Hosts with the Most

After spending years in the food-service industry, a couple decided to share their commitment to hospitality with guests at the Chestnut Street Inn — a house with historic roots and modern amenities.

Beaufort’s Eden by the Sea

The stately Queen Anne on Queen Street is more than just a bed and breakfast. It’s a garden paradise where visitors forge lasting friendships — sometimes with the innkeepers themselves.

The Old House on the Hill

When a curious couple stepped inside a mysterious, run-down mansion overlooking Raleigh’s Boylan Heights neighborhood, they saw the perfect setting for a relaxing escape from the chaos of modern life.

Sip and Stay at Hellbender Bed & Beverage

A Blowing Rock B&B switches things up, focusing on beverages instead of breakfasts and paying homage to a beloved salamander found in the waters of western North Carolina.

5 Incredible Breakfasts at North Carolina B&Bs

Where you lay your head at night is only half of the bed and breakfast experience. At these five inns, the recipe for a great stay includes an elaborate morning spread.