Tiny Home Cottage in New Bern, NC

Published: April 18, 2023 | North Carolina

When we were looking for a quick weekend getaway, we felt like we won the lottery when we found this tiny home cottage. It was less than two hours from home in the heart of the historic district of an historic town near the coast of North Carolina. New Bern, NC is the second oldest colonized town in the state, founded in 1710.

New Bern is a riverfront town that is less than one hour from the North Carolina coast. You get that coastal feeling without the tourist-y crowds of a beach town. There are plenty of water activities if that is your thing or you can do a self-guided walking tour of downtown to explore some very old neighborhoods.

This tiny house cottage is the guest house of the main home that was built in 1865. It is very quiet and peaceful, tucked in the backyard which is bordered by the New Bern Firemen’s Museum. The home is perfect for a couples weekend away. The space is ideal for not more than two adults. The living room loveseat does convert to a second bed, but it is also the only seating in the home.

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There is no cooking in this rental, but who wants to cook on vacation anyway? You do have access to a small fridge/freezer and a microwave if you want to tote some leftovers home from any of the many nearby restaurants. The host also provides a Keurig coffee maker with coffee and supplies as well as a few welcome snacks which is a nice touch.

One thing I highly recommend you check out during your stay is the birthplace of Pepsi. As a non-Pepsi drinker, I still thought the museum space was a nice bit of historic entertainment. Inside the old corner drugstore is a working soda counter where you can purchase a variety of Pepsi drink products on tap. In the back room is the original soda counter and glass encased displays of antique Pepsi memorabilia.

New Bern is near Atlantic Beach, NC which is a popular beach destination on the Carolina coast. So, if the river life isn’t your thing and you prefer the “salt life”, you are just a short drive away. I might also add that this is a great place to stay if you are visiting anyone at the nearby Marine Corps Air Station – Cherry Point.

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By Justine

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