Night Swan Intracoastal Bed & Breakfast

512 South Riverside Drive & Anderson Str, New Smyrna Beach, Florida 32168
Innkeeper(s): Betsy and Matt Baker
  • Introduction

    Night Swan Intracoastal Bed & Breakfast - New Smyrna Beach, Florida

    Imagine, crimson dawns, sipping coffee dockside, dancing dolphins and passing sailboats, warm evenings shared on the wrap-around porch, and the gentle creak of rockers and porch swings. The Night Swan is a New Smyrna Beach, Florida, bed and breakfast epitomizing old Florida ambiance. Located on the Intracoastal Waterway and nestled amid a canopy of Live Oaks, Magnolia Trees, and Palms, the Night Swan is a destination all its own.

    Built in 1906, this turn-of-the-century home provides New Smyrna Beach, FL lodging featuring romantic, antique-filled interiors and sweeping sunny porches ideal for relaxing with a book or tall drink. All guest rooms offer private bathrooms and personal touches. Many gracious suites feature views of the river. Innkeepers Martha and Chuck Nighswonger greet their guests in the morning with a choice of breakfast.

    Enjoy a full breakfast, complete with steaming hot coffee and freshly baked breads, served upon china and antique silver in the dining room, or have a continental breakfast delivered to your room, porch, or the dock. Delicious low-cholesterol hot entrees are a house specialty. The Night Swan's 2-story dock, which extends 160-feet into the majestic Indian River, is perfect for boat, bird and dolphin watching, sunbathing, or just daydreaming.

  • Insider's Info

    Travelers are always looking for memorable and relaxing experiences. Let’s discover more through the words of our innkeepers. Many thanks to Chuck & Martha Nighswonger for sharing their own secrets with!
    Why do most travelers stay at your inn?

    Our location on the Atlantic Intracoastal Waterway with a 160-ft 2-story dock. Sit on the dock, bring a boat, or rent a boat and spend some time on the water.

    What are you best known for? What makes your inn unique? What do you love most about your inn?

    The Night Swan Intracoastal B&B has 4 buildings on the property, 3 for guests, and 1 for the owners, so it's not like you are coming to our home. Guests have their own space, many with private, outside entrances. Great food, including breakfast, home-made desserts, and other meals by request.

    If someone has never been to your city, what is the #1 reason to come visit?

    The Canaveral National Seashore

    What’s the best compliment you have ever received about the inn?

    It reminds them of their grandmother's house.

    What’s the best kept secret about the area?

    The wonderful art and history of the area

    If a traveler is staying at your inn for 4 nights, what should he/she do in the area?

    Definitely spend time on the Intracoastal Waterway, by boat, kayak, paddle board, or sit on the dock. Enjoy the ocean at the Canaveral National Seashore, Smyrna Dunes Park, or anywhere along the 18 miles of public beach. Find the Art at The Hub, the Clay Gallery, Arts on Douglas, the Harris House, or the Atlantic Center for the Arts. Investigate our unique History by starting at the History Museum and walk from there.

    Is there anything within walking distance of your inn?

    The Atlantic Intracoastal Waterway, Riverside Park, and Restaurants and shops on Canal Street

    What is your favorite restaurant/food in the area?

    Spanish River Grille, plus many more.

    Any good area guides/websites that travelers could reference?

    Our local Visitor Center, as well as our website,

    How many rooms does your inn have?

    We have 15 Guest Rooms and a Meeting Room.

    Do you accept pets?

    We have 2 suites that are pet-friendly.


  • Location

    Located between Daytona Beach and Kennedy Space Center on the east coast of Central Florida, you may experience a sunset river cruise by sailboat, deep sea fishing, river fishing, or fly fishing. Enjoy the sandy beaches, or the National Seashore, play golf, and take advantage of some wonderful antique shops, art galleries, and restaurants. Day trips to Disney World, and beautiful State Parks, such as Blue Spring and DeLeon Springs, are all within easy driving distance.
    The Night Swan has 15 guest rooms, all with queen or king beds, all with TV and telephone, air 
    conditioning, and private baths, many with an oversize whirlpool (Jacuzzi) tub and shower. We also have a private Meeting Room and feature complimentary wireless Internet throughout the property.
    A perfect location for weddings and other catered functions, overlooking the Intracoastal Waterway. Enjoy a vacation for the senses and the soul. Experience Florida the way it used to be, and let the real world slip away as easily as the sailboats that glide through the river nearby.
    • Norwoods Restaurant
    • Nature Sail or Pontoon Boat · 2-Hour Scenic Boat Ride
    • Beachside Bicycle · Backwater Marine
    • Catered Dinners · Sweetheart Package · Therapeutic Massage
    • Guided River Fishing · Fishing Pole Rentals
    • Fly Over NSB · Golfing · Museum & Art Galleries
  • Handicap Accessible

    The Mainsail Suite is the first floor of the cottage with double french doors overlooking the Intracoastal Waterway. There is a king bed in a large room, a kitchenette with a refrigerator, microwave, and coffee maker on a counter with a little sink. The large bathroom has a double-headed shower with no step-over.

  • Weddings

    A Commanding view of the Atlantic Intracoastal Waterway, in the historic, residential area, perfect for your Wedding, Reception, Rehearsal Dinner, Bridal Luncheon, and Guest Accommodations.

    Please call to plan your special day!

    Martha & Chuck Nighswonger (386) 423-4940

    Services may be creatively provided by the
    Bride and Groom, subject to consultation with owners.

    Night Swan Facility Use:

    • Under 25 people $100/hr
    • Over 25 people $200/hr


    • Buffet Luncheon
    • Buffet Dinner
    • Hors d' Oeuvres


    • Debbie:  386-675-0564

    Notary or Judge:

    • $75


    • Tiptons (800)-282-2445 or (386)-428-2446

    Piano Player:

    • $75/hr


    • Affordable Limousine (386)-314-6727


    • Tents/Tables/Chairs
    • Prices subject to change. Deposit required

    Marriage License:

    • Any County in Florida
    • Closest: Daytona Beach + DeLand
    • 8 am. - 4:30 pm. / No Appointment Necessary
    • Fee:  With or Without Approved Counseling
    • Driver's Licenses Required
    • 3-Day Waiting Period for Florida Residents
  • Kid Friendly

    Children are welcome in the company of thoughtful parents. We have a few rooms with two beds and we also offer air mattresses and port-a-cribs upon request. There is a $10 extra person charge.

  • Pets Welcome

    Small pets welcome in only two suites.

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