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Old 12-23-2007, 12:18 PM
 
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My husband and I are looking at buying a Bed and Breakfast. We have looked into many areas including New Bern, Nc. and would like any opinions about the area that you could offer.

One thing that concerns us is there are three B&B's for sale on the same street and that is sending up warning flags. Does anyone know what this could be about? Crime, taxes,etc??

Thanks
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Old 12-23-2007, 05:05 PM
 
Location: Wake Forest
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My husband and I are looking at buying a Bed and Breakfast. We have looked into many areas including New Bern, Nc. and would like any opinions about the area that you could offer.

One thing that concerns us is there are three B&B's for sale on the same street and that is sending up warning flags. Does anyone know what this could be about? Crime, taxes,etc??

Thanks
How about New Bern just not being a sought after coastal destination?

I mean...I go to the coast every chance I get and to a variety of places, but I've never seen the need to spend a night in New Bern. I've been through it, it seems nice enough....but.....

I would think there are other areas that would be much better for such a thing.
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Old 12-23-2007, 05:28 PM
 
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Thank you! That is the information that I needed. We have several B&B's that we are looking at and trying to narrow it down to one. You helped me eliminate one so I can concentrate investigating the other three areas.
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Old 12-23-2007, 10:11 PM
 
Location: Wake Forest
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Thank you! That is the information that I needed. We have several B&B's that we are looking at and trying to narrow it down to one. You helped me eliminate one so I can concentrate investigating the other three areas.
Glad I could help. My father lives in New Bern....it's not a 'coastal city' like Wilmington or the many smaller towns are. Not sure why...just a different vibe.

Where else are you looking at?
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Old 12-25-2007, 01:27 PM
 
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Think about Oriental. It's near New Bern, about 30-40 minutes away, and is known as the sailing capital of NC because it's good sailing waters. More sailboats than people, literally. Last I knew there was a B&B for sale there, the Cartwright House. They have a website, I think. Check out a local website called TownDock.net. I live in New Bern and love it because it doesn't have the drawbacks of a coastal town, like people coming for the weekend or the summer to drink and fish like crazy, and then go back home. Also, the waters are friendlier for boating, and it's more protected from hurricanes and harsh weather. We're near enough to the Gulf Stream to benefit from it, and gardening is like zone 8 or 9, if that's your bag. New Bern may not be a hot destination, but we do have some tourist attractions (see a AAA guide) and friendly folks. Good luck.
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Old 12-29-2007, 06:57 AM
 
Location: Ellicott City, MD soon to be New Bern, NC
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I live in New Bern. Think the B&Bs for sale may be the result of decreased business if they are in the Historic District. The drawbridge into that area is under construction and will be out for 3 years (go figure..... it's not a long bridge). Some of the downtown merchants are seeing a real drop in revenues, even though the detour is not long.
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Old 01-31-2008, 10:02 AM
 
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Default Positive response to New Berns' B&Bs

Came across the inquiry regarding the several B&Bs for
sale in New Bern and wanted to add a positive twist.

New Bern has always been a beautiful destination town offering
a pedestrian downtown with wonderful restaurants, two rivers,
Tryon Palace, birthplace of Pepsi, Firemens' museum, Trolley &
horse drawn carriage rides, etc. It is a good mix of retirement age
and working/young community with no less than 4-5 major employers.

Each innkeeper has their own reason for selling and not any one
major negative. All of the Inns for sale have had the same
innkeepers for 7-12 years and want to move on to other
chapters in their lives. Our season is typically April to
November and the various tourism options bring business to all
of the B&Bs.

A trip to experience New Bern is recommended to form objective
opinions for both the town and bed & breakfast lifestyle.
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