THE CEDARS INN is a unique and charmingly beautiful location for romantic getaways, anniversary celebrations, dinners and other special events.


An areial view of the CEDARS INN.

Beaufort's Water Front

Established in 1709, Beaufort is the third oldest town in North Carolina. Beaufort was also named “the coolest small town in America” by Budget Travel.

Beautiful Docks and Scenery

Leave your car behind! Everything is within walking or biking distance in this historic coastal town. Enjoy the docks along the waterfront, well protected from harsh storms over the centuries by the Outer Banks and marshes.

Enjoy Carrot Island

Explore the Rachel Carson Nature Preserve, just across Taylor’s Creek, a short boat ride away. The wild horses are descendants from the Spanish shipwrecks more than 500 years ago.


THE CEDARS INN is a gem on the waterfront of historic Beaufort, North Carolina. Built in 1768 the Borden House is now a charming and beautiful historic Inn, perfect for romantic getaways, anniversary celebrations, and other special occasions.

There are six individually designed rooms, each with its own character, each with its special furnishings . See our Rooms pages for further details.

Located in the heart of Beaufort’s historic district, THE CEDARS has been watching over the harbor of this port town for nearly 250 years. Built in 1768, the Inn was the home of William Borden, son of a Rhode Island shipwright and gracious host to visiting sea captains trading along the Eastern Seaboard. THE CEDARS seaside Inn revives Borden's tradition of welcoming guests and providing a refreshing respite any time of the year. Settled in 1709 and incorporated in 1722, Beaufort is North Carolina’s third oldest town.

La Perla restaurant is inspired from the dishes of Spain and Latin America. Our menu changes daily, and we use only locally sustainable seafood. Visit our website.

Why Beaufort is so COOL !!!
A pirate invasion, wild horses, movie set good looks, and a creatively thriving culinary scene have put Beaufort, North Carolina on the cool kids list of places to explore in 2016.

Walk around this Eastern Carolina oceanfront community and you may feel as if you stepped onto the set of a film being shot in New England, with picturesque architectural treasured homes dotting the small seascape town. Even the infamous Pirate Captain Blackbeard once called Beaufort his pillaging planning headquarters back in the day.
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Beaufort North Carolina remains a great choice for your weekend getaway or your summer/fall holiday. Enjoy the great waterfront with beautiful boats and yachts docking every day, or outings to Shackleford Banks and Cape Lookout.

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Special Comforts

Cool sea breezes in the summer, and the lingering scent of cedar recapture the ambiance and ease of quieter times. You will feel our welcome throughout THE CEDARS INN, from the beautifully appointed rooms and suites to our sunlit dining room and shady porches.

Room Features

All rooms have private showers, hair dryers, cable TV, high speed wireless internet access, heat and air conditioning. For the comfort and protection of our guests, THE CEDARS INN has a No Smoking Policy for the entire premises including the grounds. We can accommodate young ladies and gentlemen over the age of 10. We have one room, the separate Carolina Cottage, available for pets. If interested, please ask about our pet policy.

Enjoy Your Visit

Beaufort offers so much for everyone! Visit the Rachel Carson National Preserve or Shackleford Banks where wild ponies frolic at water's edge. Spend a quiet day exploring these lovely beaches, walking among the gentle horses that inhabit the islands. Three of the town's most popular attractions, the North Carolina Maritime Museum, the Beaufort Historic Site and the Old Burying Ground - all of which predate the birth of America - are within a few steps of our front door.