STAY, EAT, CAR SHOW


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If you are one of the many visitors expected in the coastal Carolina area as the day of the eclipse approaches, you may be interested in this information about places to stay in the area. There are hotels, motels and bed & breakfast establishments for your convenience, but reservations would likely be a good idea. Here are some you might want to check out:

Southport, NC

Hampton Inn Southport

Riverside Motel

Southport Comfort Suites

Wingate by Wyndham Southport

Oak Island, NC

Captain’s Cove Motel

Island Resort

Ocean Crest Motel

Southport, NC Bed & Breakfasts

Bell-Clemmons House

The Brunswick Inn

Lois Jane’s Riverview Inn

Robert Ruark Inn Bed & Breakfast

Bald Head Island, NC Bed  & Breakfasts

Marsh Harbour Inn

While you are here, you will need to eat as well, of course. Here is a list of some of the really good restaurants in the area:

Southport, NC

Atlantic Seafood & Steaks

Bella Cucina

Dry Street Pub & Pizza

Fishy Fishy Cafe

Frying Pan

Joseph’s Italian Bistro

Mr. P’s Bistro

Ports of Call Bistro & Market

San Felipe Restaurante Mexicano

Oak Island, NC
Bald Head Island, NC

If you are looking for something fun to do on Saturday afternoon, Leland, NC is just a short drive away and you can enjoy the Leland under the Lights car show and cruise-in. Admission is free.

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PAMPER YOURSELF

The frantic hustle and bustle and the parties and visits of the Christmas and New Year season are over. The quiet time of the year has begun in Brunswick County, NC. Time to take a break and relax. Why not pamper yourself with a weekend in a Bed and Breakfast. What, you say, I live here. Ummm, yeah, but you don’t live in a Bed and Breakfast. Why not take a weekend away from home and let someone else do the cooking and cleaning

The quaint waterfront town of Southport, NC offers several bed and breakfast options all of which are located in picturesque homes with interesting histories. They are all located on shady live oak lined streets and two of them face the Cape Fear River as it rolls out to meet the sea. Lovely views of Bald Head Island, NC and Oak Island,NC, their lighthouses and the varied water traffic can be had from the porches of the inns facing the water. All are within easy walking distance of Southport’s restaurants, river walk, shops and museums.read more

At circa 1800, The Brunswick Inn, at 301 E. Bay Street, is the oldest Bed & Breakfast in Southport. A Federal style mansion, it was originally built as the summer residence of the 28th Governor of North Carolina. The Brunswick Inn has a whimsical resident ghost who sometimes makes his presence known by playing practical jokes. Tony was a harpist who played at the inn when balls were common occurrences. He drowned in a boating accident off Bald Head Island, NC in 1882 and has made the inn his home since! Each room in this inn has a private bath and a working fireplace. The Brunswick Inn was used in the making of several movies, including Summer Catch with Freddie Printz, Jr., The Wedding with Halle Berry and Pirate Kids.

Lois Jane’s Riverview Inn (circa 1882) is located at 106 W. Bay Street and is owned and operated by fourth-generation descendants of the original owner. The inn is across the street from the old harbor pilot’s tower and, like The Brunswick Inn, overlooks the water. The inn includes four rooms and the front rooms have access to the second floor balcony. Those interested in a bit more privacy might inquire about the Queen Deluxe Suite.

Robert Ruark Inn Bed & Breakfast at 119 N. Lord Street was once the home of Robert Ruark’s grandfather. Robert Ruark was a writer from Wilmington, NC who grew up visiting his grandparents in this home. You may be familiar with his book, The Old Man and the Boy, which details his adventures spent in the Southport, NC area during his visits here. He was known as well for his African adventures which were made into a movie years ago. All of the rooms in this inn have names and the Robert Ruark Room is decorated to reflect his adventures.

The newest kid in town is the Bell-Clemmons House and you might also check out The Southport Inn.

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The more adventurous among you might enjoy taking the Bald Head Island Ferry to Marsh Harbour Inn at 21 Keelson Row, Harbour Village, the one small inn on Bald Head Island. Since it overlooks the Bald Head Island Marina, you can easily walk from the ferry to the inn. The inn includes three premium suites with views of the Atlantic Ocean. There are individual guest rooms as well as a meeting room for conferences or weddings.

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SOUTHPORT, NC – BED & BREAKFAST INNS

Bed & Breakfast Inns are such beautifully comfortable places to spend time away from home and the inns in Southport, NC are definitely no exception. Add that fact to the lovely fall weather in the area and a picture begins to form of an enjoyable retreat from everyday living. There are four bed & breakfast inns in Southport, NC  – all of them historic and all of them within walking distance of the shops, antique stores, restaurants, tours and some of the events taking place here. Don’t even think about it. Just book your rooms and take a well deserved break.

At circa 1800, The Brunswick Inn, at 301 E. Bay Street, is the oldest Bed & Breakfast in Southport. (http://southport.insiderinfo.us/bed-breakfast-inn/southport/the-brunswick-inn/profile/)

 

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Lois Jane’s Riverview Inn (circa 1882), located at 106 W. Bay Street, overlooks the confluence of the Intracoastal Waterway, the Cape Fear River and the Atlantic Ocean. (http://southport.insiderinfo.us/bed-breakfast-inn/southport/lois-janes-riverview-inn/profile/)

Robert Ruark Inn Bed & Breakfast at 119 N. Lord Street was once the home of Robert Ruark’s grandfather. Robert Ruark was a writer from Wilmington, NC who grew up visiting his grandparents in this home. (http://southport.insiderinfo.us/bed-breakfast-inn/southport/robert-ruark-inn-bed-and-breakfast/profile/)

The Southport Inn (circa 1864), located at 119 N. Davis Street, was originally a Nordic sea captain’s retreat. (http://southport.insiderinfo.us/bed-breakfast-inn/southport/the-southport-inn/profile/)

The Southport Inn