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The Elizabeth City is truly "One of the Be st Small Towns" in America. It has something to appeal to you...regardless of age. You are likely to discover some special event going on in the city or immediate area during any month of the year including Martin Luther King, Jr. Day Celebratio n, Fo under's Day at Elizabeth City State University, The Tar Heel C entury Bike Ride, Potato Festival, Craft Fairs, Parades, and of course, Harbor Nights from June through September.

This area was explored in 1585 making it one of the earliest settlements in North America and by the late 1600s it was a successful settlement. Its importance increased with the construction of the Dismal Swamp Canal begun in 1794 and still operating as part of the Inland Waterway. Elizabeth City residents have played important roles in the American Revolution and the Civil War. Much of our heritage comes alive as you walk or drive to the many attractions in our area. History, the Arts, Boating, Canoeing, Science/Invention, Biking and Southern Hospitality abound in Elizabeth City.


Local Links

The Center
Elizabeth City Area Convention & Visitors Bureau
Elizabeht City Has It
Downtown Waterfront Market
Port Discover

Museum of the Albemarle
Chamber of Commerce
The Elizabeth City Downtown Business and Professional Association

We strongly believe our inn is a hidden gem of a historic district of Elizabeth City. It is an austere and exceptional lodge from the mid nineteenth century with a characteristic finish of that time that keeps many secrets and has its own unique history. We don’t know for certain for which fraternal organization this building was erected, although the popularity of the Greek Revival style points to the Anchoree Lodge Number 14 of the Independent Order of Odd Fellows. The original location of this building is also unknown. The building was moved to this lot in about 1910 by Lemuel Sowell Blades and was used as a storage barn.

In 2020 Elizabeth City Bed & Breakfast experienced another historic moment. Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, our historic inn was struggling with financial problems. We are incredibly happy that we managed and helped it stand out, despite all the hardships and pitfalls we face. Thanks to additional financing in the form of loans, we are ready again to meet you in the comfort of our rooms and give you peace of mind and exceptional relaxation in an amazing location in one of the best small towns in America.