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 & Restaurant.

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.


We will reopen for the 2016 season on Thursday, February 4
Call or email for inn and restaurant reservations.


THE CEDARS INN & RESTAURANT is a gem on the waterfront of historic Beaufort, North Carolina. THE CEDARS is a unique and charmingly beautiful historic Inn, perfect for romantic getaways, anniversary celebrations, birthdays, receptions, weddings, business retreats, dinners, luncheons and other special events. Our personal attention to detail provided by a caring and capable staff will help ensure your stay by the sea will be a memorable and very special one. Its boutique size makes it an especially delightful place to stay for anyone exploring the area as a family or group of friends. See our Rooms pages for further inspiration or call us to find out how we can accommodate you and your party. Discounts offered for weekday stays of 3 days or longer. We also offer a delicious fine dining experience in our restaurant to all visitors in addition to our Inn guests. Our award winning chef will delight you with his fresh and inventive menu. Reservations are recommended.

Located in the heart of Beaufort’s historic district, sitting proudly behind a stand of old cedars, THE CEDARS in Beaufort, NC has been watching over the harbor of this historical 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.

Our 2015 season will bring many fun events and happenings, including wine dinners and garden parties. Visit our website and facebook page often for updates.

To Book Your Reservation Call (252)838-1463 or send an email to

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Inn & Restaurant Manager Jennifer Mull

Questions about planning your wedding? Looking for the ideal spot for your company party? Or simply wanting to reserve your favorite room or dinner table? Jenn will be happy to help you with all your special events and moments at The Cedars Inn & Restaurant. Please call or email her for more information.


Special Comforts

January 2015 saw renovations and updates to the beautiful Cedars Inn while still respecting and honoring the original details. Cool sea breezes in the summer, cozy fireplaces to ward off winter's winds 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. Complimentary coffee, tea and pastries in the morning for our Inn guests complete the welcome.

Room Features

All rooms have private baths or showers, hair dryers, cable TV, high speed wireless internet access, heat and air conditioning. We proudly feature Gilchrist & Soames bath amenities. 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.