Hotel at a Glance: Captain's Quarters Inn
This elegant B&B in Edenton's historic district features wide, wraparound porches, landscaped gardens, and hearty breakfasts. It's just a short stroll from the shops and restaurants in town.
- Lavish breakfasts feature items such as blueberry buttermilk pancakes, omelets, and home-baked breads.
- Individually decorated rooms all have private bathrooms and old-fashioned decor, ranging from wood paneling and mirror portholes to quilts and rocking chairs.
- BBQ package includes a sauce tasting, a "Rib University" class led by award-winning pit master and inn co-owner Don Pariseau in which you learn to prepare your own ribs, and a festive dinner of ribs with slaw, baked beans, and corn bread.
Edenton, North Carolina: Charming Small Town with Rich History
If you're into historic getaways, there's plenty in Edenton to keep you busy. This small North Carolina town boasts a bevy of 18th-, 19th- and early 20th-century homes, some of which are open for tours. Check out the 1782 Barker House (admission is free), which was once the residence of Penelope Barker, whose boycott of British tea in the 1770s became the first political action led by women in the British American colonies. Edenton is also the birthplace of abolitionist Harriet Jacobs, author of Incidents in the Life of a Slave Girl.
Dubbed one of America's prettiest towns by Forbes, Edenton offers walking and trolly tours at the visitors' center. Take a stroll through downtown to browse the selection of shops and restaurants. For outdoorsy types, the nearby the Albemarle Sound offers fishing and kayaking opportunities.