Meadows Inn

212 Pollock Street, New Bern, North Carolina 28560
Innkeeper(s): John & Betty Foy
  • Introduction

    Meadows Inn located in New Bern, North CarolinaSavor the past, while enjoying the amenities of today at Meadows Inn.

    A step back in time awaits you at Meadows Inn in New Bern, North Carolina. Nestled peacefully in the heart of the historic district and walking distance to the Tryon Place and Garden, excellent restaurants, antique shops, the birthplace of Pepsi, the new convention center, are just a few of the many activities to discover.

    New Bern, the second oldest town in the state, is situated where the Trent and Neuse rivers meet. Ideally situated for a stop to or from the Outer Banks and the Atlantic Ocean. Opportunities abound with exceptionally mild temperatures year round. Whether docking your boat or heading towards the closest golf courses, you will love discovering this gem.

    We invite you to make our home "your home away from home", we also commit to making your visit to New Bern enjoyable and a southern hospitality memory to share and repeat.

    Inspected by; Craven County Health Dept., Various Travel Associations

  • 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 John and Betty Foy for sharing their own secrets with!
    Why do most travelers stay at your inn?

    Location, liked reviews posted, Like-home atmosphere, not pretentious.

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

    Family friendly casual atmosphere. Delicious hot breakfast.

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

    Explore the diverse culture of the town thru the talented residences, whether thru art or concerts, music or learning to dance, as well as the history where North Carolina began at the Tryon Palace & Gardens + NC History Center.

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

    Best Breakfast, best night’s sleep.

    What’s the best kept secret about the area?

    Welcoming, friendly people. First Colonial Capital of NC. An abundance of water-oriented activities.

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

    One to two days to fully explore Tryon Palace& NC History Center, Boat tour of Neuse & Trent Rivers. Stroll through unique shops, downtown cafes, art and antique shops & Galleries. Rent bikes, kayaks. Tour/hike Croatan National Forest. Day trip to Atlantic beach for Ft. Macon tour, Aquarium & beaches for sun.

    Is there anything within walking distance of your inn?

    Everything, walk to: Tryon Palace & Gardens, Fireman's Museum, Historic Homes District, Two Riverfronts, Shopping, Churches of all Denominations.

    What is your favorite restaurant/food in the area?

    Wide choice of excellent restaurants within 1-2 blocks.

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    How many rooms does your inn have?


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  • Amenities

    Meadows Inn, Josephine's RoomEach themed room is spacious with a nonworking fireplace, private bath, TV/VCRs and phones with free local calls. Off street parking will allow walking to the many area attractions, restaurants and shops.

    A scrumptious breakfast is served each morning in the Breakfast Room. Hot water is available 24/7 via the bunn machine. This room can be made available for small groups, while staying at the Inn or day meetings, by special arrangements. The piano awaits the talented guest.

    The Gathering Room offers a large airy first floor room with a comfortable seating area and game/puzzle table. Conveniently located across the hall from the breakfast room. Peruse the travel and art books with your first cup of coffee.

    Kid Friendly

    Meadows Inn Bed & Breakfast is a Kid Friendly Inn.

  • Wedding Memories At Meadows Inn

    Meadows Inn, weddings

    Whether planning a renewal of vows, romantic getaway, honeymoon, elopement wedding or a small wedding, Meadows Inn and Historic New Bern are the perfect combination for a lifelong memorable event.

    Elopement Package - $676

    • Two nights stay for the Bride & Groom
    • Wedding night In Room "Recipe for Romance"
    • Intimate Wedding at the Inn
    • Fresh Flower Bouquet
    • Cake & Punch Celebration for 2 - 6 people
    • Includes Nondenominational minister for ceremony

    Gazebo Wedding

    • Become united in marriage at Union Point Park Gazebo
    • Inquire about hourly rental fees for wedding and/or reception
    • Wedding party can arrive by boat, the possibilities are endless
  • About the Inn

    Meadows Inn, front view Southern hospitality with historic splendor, while staying at this casual charming Inn. Lavish the senses with serene surroundings, peaceful sleep, and culinary delightful breakfasts. Discover New Bern's eclectic array of shops, eateries & cultural gems offering the arts, history, touring by trolley, carriage and by foot.

    The original "two over two room" structure was built in 1847 by John Alexander Meadows. J.A. Meadows owned and operated the J.A. Meadows Grist Mill, J.A. Meadows Ship Yard and the E.H. & J.A. Meadows Fertilizer Co. along the waterfront and just steps away from his private residence. Upon his death in 1865, the home passed to his daughter. The term Antebellum indicates the house was built prior to the civil war.

    The home was considerably enlarged between 1898 and 1904 during Mayer Hahn's ownership. Standing now much as it did when remodeled for Hahn, the two story house is covered by an unusual, deeply concave mansard roof. The rear addition is somewhat wider than the front, creating a projecting bay effect at each side. Several of the original simple, transitional late Federal-Greek Revival mantels remain in the home, along with the introduction of a handsome late-Victorian stair with a heavy octagonal newel and turned balusters, and mantels and trim typical of the period.

    It has a rich history of being a private residence, survived the civil war and became an antique shop in the 20th century. It became the first bed and breakfast in New Bern in 1980. Formerly the Kings' Arm B&B, it became the Meadows Inn in 2000, when the fourth innkeepers returned the name to its historic roots.