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Enjoy a two-night stay in a water-view room at the Beaufort Hotel, a beautiful resort-style vacation destination on the banks of Taylor’s Creek. Your stay includes breakfast for two and

Madison County Championship Rodeo

Enjoy a two-night stay in a water-view room at the Beaufort Hotel, a beautiful resort-style vacation destination on the banks of Taylor’s Creek. Your stay includes breakfast for two and

Rosemary and Goat Cheese Strata

Enjoy a two-night stay in a water-view room at the Beaufort Hotel, a beautiful resort-style vacation destination on the banks of Taylor’s Creek. Your stay includes breakfast for two and

Southern Outer Banks Getaway

Enjoy a two-night stay in a water-view room at the Beaufort Hotel, a beautiful resort-style vacation destination on the banks of Taylor’s Creek. Your stay includes breakfast for two and valet parking. The winner will also receive a gift basket upon arrival and tickets to the Core Sound Waterfowl Museum, which showcases the history of the unique island life in North Carolina’s coastal villages. Finally, take in the breathtaking ocean views on a ferry ride for two from Harkers Island to the Cape Lookout Lighthouse.


The Crystal Coast, also known as North Carolina’s Southern Outer Banks, is the ideal family-oriented vacation destination. Here, you’ll have the opportunity to “Discover the Spirit of Down East” at the Core Sound Waterfowl Center and History Museum. This popular attraction presents the history of unique island life among North Carolina’s coastal villages. Specialized workshops, exhibits, and activities for all ages provide true hands-on coastal heritage experiences. Just steps away, you’ll find the Cape Lookout National Seashore Visitors Center and our “Island Ferry,” ready to cruise the beautiful waters of the Crystal Coast on its way to the magnificent Cape Lookout Lighthouse (our Diamond Lady). Be our guest at the new, Beaufort Hotel, an Ascend Collection Hotel. Nestled on 10 acres, this beautiful property offers the privacy of a resort-style setting on the banks of Taylor’s Creek with expansive water views. The hotel’s exceptional service and convenient location in Beaufort, North Carolina, a quaint waterfront village steeped in rich history dating back to the 1700s, will provide you with a vacation experience to remember for many years to come.

The Crystal Coast is the perfect vacation destination, with 85 miles of beautiful beaches, fresh seafood direct from the docks, historic homes, quaint shops, art galleries, and museums. Explore our website for more information and Book the Coast now!

This story was published on Nov 15, 2020

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