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Ann Street Inn

707 Ann Street, Beaufort, North Carolina 28516
Innkeeper(s): Donna Babington
  • Introduction

    Front Door of Ann Street InnSurrounded by the charm of one of the oldest towns in Beaufort North Carolina, the Ann Street Inn is housed in a beautiful, historic two story home that was built in 1832. The Inn is decorated with heirlooms, art and antiques that will transport you back to a time of quiet grace and simple pleasures. Ideally situated on a quiet, tree-lined street, the Inn is a haven of comfort and romance.

    Each guest room has a private bath and is furnished and decorated in a different romantic theme; two of the rooms have whirlpool tubs. Each room includes luxury bath amenities – just bring your toothbrush! Cozy, yet elegant, living and dining areas complete your home away from home.

    Ann Street Inn Living RoomI have been the proprietor of the Ann Street Inn for 9 years. Born and raised in Louisiana, I understand the true meaning of Southern hospitality – and the importance of delicious food! Leave “continental” behind – breakfast at the Inn is an event: home-made specialties such as quiche, breakfast casseroles, and fried grits are complimented by fresh fruits and juices, and coffee "imported" from Louisiana!

    As the Inn has only three guest rooms, you can be assured that your needs and requests, be they restaurant recommendations or dietary requirements, will be personally handled.

  • 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 Donna for sharing her own secrets with!
    Why do most travelers stay at your inn?

    I'm right down town, in the Historic District, walking distance from everything. I have really good reviews on Trip Advisor and we have a lot of fun here!

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

    I am known for my full, hot, gourmet breakfasts. My front porch has become a destination and a wonderful, fun place where locals drop by and guests love to linger!

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

    Beaufort was voted "coolest small town in America" by a Budget travel contest, it is filled with history, wonderful shops and great restaurants.

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

    Read my reviews on Trip Advisor!

    What’s the best kept secret about the area?

    For a small town it has so much to offer-history, fine dining, shopping, entertainment and 2 barrier islands with wild horses.

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

    Take a ferry out to Shaklefort Banks, take the Catamaran to Cape Lookout-it is an all day trip with a catered lunch and so much fun! Take the Waterbug tour and the double Decker bus tour. Tour the Old Burial Grounds (a cemetery with numbered graves that dates back to the 1700's.) Go to the Maritime Museum and Fort Macon. Go on the Ghost Walk. Check out the Watercraft Center and take a bike tour. Go kayaking to Carrot Island. Sit on the boardwalk and listen to music with a delicious meal!

    Is there anything within walking distance of your inn?

    Most of the above are within walking distance.

    What is your favorite restaurant/food in the area?

    We have such good restaurants here it's hard to pick! I love Stillwater Grill on the waterfront and Blue Moon is excellent. Aqua, The Cedars and Beaufort Grocery are also favorites. More casually I like Old Salt, Queen Ann's Revenge and Finz.

    Any good area guides/websites that travelers could reference?


    How many rooms does your inn have?


    Do you accept pets?

    Not Normally

  • What our guests are saying

    Johna Edmonds, Miss North Carolina
    Raleigh, NC

    I had the pleasure of spending one night as a guest in the Ann Street Bed and Breakfast--a charming, colonial-inspired two-story home, which epitomized Southern history and comfort down to the paint trim. This was my first time staying at a bed and breakfast, so I truly had no clue as to what I should expect. As I walked into the beautiful, antique-filled home, I was greeted my Donna, the owner, and we immediately became engaged and enthralled in conversation. Her hospitality was impeccable. She made it her top priority to ensure that I had absolutely everything I needed, that I was comfortable, and that I felt "at home." Donna succeeded and even surpassed my greatest expectations.
    Additionally, since this trip marked my first visit ever to Beaufort, Donna also advised me on which restaurant would be the best to visit for dinner. I ended up frequenting "Still Water" and it was absolutely delicious! After a long day, I came back to my very spacious room and bathroom and rested exceptionally well. Although I had to leave quiet early the next morning, Donna made me breakfast before her typical breakfast time just so that I wouldn't be forced to travel on an empty stomach. Of course, it should come as no surprise that the food was incredible, thus rounding off a lovely visit to our state's incredible little coastal town known far and wide as Beaufort.

    Savannah Jones

    Stayed at the Anne Street Inn and loved everything about this place. The accommodations were five star and the hospitality was fabulous. I could not have asked for a better stay. Donna is a great hostess and chef. I will return soon. Unlike other B&B’s I have stayed at in Beaufort, this one is a true jewel.

    Nicole Speight
    Ayden, NC

    This was our second stay at Ann Street and we will be back again! Our hostess, Donna is wonderful! She makes us feel so at home but at the same time allowing us plenty of privacy. We have stayed at several other bed and breakfasts but this is by far our favorite. The food is out of this world. And Donna and Joe are so much fun!

    Claire C

    This place is soooo gorgeous. Oh my gosh! I wished we lived here. The whirlpool was so relaxing. I love the black and white toile. The breakfast was wonderful. I never had curried fruit or fried grits before. Donna you are a warm and gracious host-we felt like family! Thank you so much. We will definitely be back.

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