The Harmony House Inn, located in the
Historic District of New Bern, is listed on the National
Register of Historic Places and is rated three diamonds by the
AAA. The Inn welcomes corporate and business travelers with
special rates. They also offer complimentary local calls for
all guests, as well as off-street parking. Check out their
wonderfully unique gift shop.
This unusually spacious house includes
seven guest rooms and three suites: the romantic Eliza Ellis
Suite, the William and Emily Suite (new in February 2000), and
the spacious Benjamin Ellis Suite. Each room has been
charmingly appointed and exudes warmth and charm. Ed and Sooki
have filled each one with antiques, some reproductions done by
local craftpersons, and historic memorabilia. Full modern
private baths; ceiling fans; central air conditioning; king-,
queen- (some with canopies), or twin-size beds; cable
television; private telephones; and decorative fireplaces come
with these spacious lodging accommodations.
Ed and Sooki Kirkpatrick have added a new
suite and extra amenities, ensuring every modern comfort to
this historical bed and breakfast.
In the morning, tantalizing aromas from the
kitchen will pleasantly awaken you. Enjoy a hearty, full
breakfast as part of your rate. Your hosts carefully prepare
each dish every morning. Savor one of their specialty entrees,
such as their unique stuffed french toast, egg and cheese
strata, or blueberry waffles with homemade granola, home-baked
coffee cake and breads, fresh fruit, coffee, tea, and juice.
The Harmony House is conveniently located
within walking distance to quaint shops, fine dining
restaurants, many historic sites, highlighted by Tyron Palace
and its formal gardens. You can leisurely tour the forty-block
historic district and New Bern waterfront and visit the Civil
War Museum, Fireman's Museum, and New Bern Academy.
Great area antiquing opportunities are
right here in New Bern, and you are only a short drive from
the Crystal Coast and nearby beaches.
Come find out why the Kirkpatricks chose
New Bern as a wonderful place they call home.
The Harmony House Inn was purchased by
Benjamin Ellis in 1850 from Francis Lamotte who had owned the
house since 1809.
It began as a four-room Greek Revival
home. As the Ellis family prospered, the house was expanded
and porches were built and enclosed to accommodate their six
Around the turn of the century, the house
was sawed in half, the west side was moved over nine feet, a
new hallway and stairs (with Victorian influence) were built,
and a wall was built dividing the house into two sections.