Charming Bed & Breakfast Serving Kinston, Goldsboro & Greenville, NC
Whether you’ve recently been married or are celebrating your 40th anniversary, you and your loved one will love staying at Benjamin W. Best Country Inn and Carriage House. Our pre-Civil War Greek Revival structure features expansive rooms and all the simple pleasures of country living.
As a guest, you’ll have plenty of chances to slow down and relax in the country. Our bed and breakfast is situated on our seventh-generation working family farm near the Kinston, Goldsboro & Greenville, NC areas. Watch our herds graze in the pasture, or walk around our tranquil pond.
Whether you're in town for business, gathering with friends and family, or just getting away for the weekend, a stay at the Benjamin W. Best Country Inn and Carriage House will provide all the simple pleasures of country living in our pre-Civil War Greek Revival home.
Country Farm Breakfast:Your hosts will graciously consider all of your special dietary needs for a wonderful country breakfast in our intimate breakfast nook or spacious dining area. We utilize local and organically grown ingredients in each breakfast.
We are conveniently located near local favorite restaurants including Chef & the Farmer in Kinston, Starlight Cafe in Greenville and Persimmons Restaurant in New Bern.
Stunning Views:The Center Hall upstairs renders a place of quiet and meditation or reading. Guests may lounge and simply enjoy the view. The south portico reflects a simpler time with warm breezes and fresh country air.
Events & Dinners:
We can plan, host or serve special dinners, cooking classes, cook-outs and events during your stay. Guests may also participate in hands-on activities such as grilling, picnicking, soccer, croquet, etc.
The owners, Ossie and Mary Betty Kearney, are available for information offerings in the area such as fine dining experiences, festivals, plays, and antique auctions and sales.
Take time to enjoy simple country living in our bed & breakfast; but don’t worry, all the rooms feature modern conveniences. Our Benjamin and Smithy’s Room offers a queen bed and private bath; sitting area with a game table and functional fireplace; and rollaway bed for an additional fee.
The Carriage House is a private cottage where you can relax with all the amenities you might need. This private cottage features a tester queen bed, or may sleep six with trundle, single bed and sleeper sofa. Additionally, the Carriage House includes:
• Kitchen • Refrigerator • Ice Maker • Microwave • Stove • Oven • Coffee And Coffee Maker • Private Bath • Outdoor Grills • Patio And Covered Eating Area
See What People Are Saying About Our Bed & Breakfast
Benjamin W. Best Country Inn and Carriage House stands out as one of the best bed and breakfasts in the state! Find out more about what people are saying about their stay with us.
“Picture perfect weekend getaway to Eastern NC. We came for Chef and the Farmer, but we stayed for the Benjamin W. Best Inn and Carriage House! Mary Betty is a true gem and her breakfast was legendary. We found the Carriage House charming, comfortable, and well-appointed. We also enjoyed exploring the grounds, including the pigs and cows. Pure delight!” – Kenan K.
“What a wonderful weekend at the Inn. Great Food, hospitality and beautiful farm and Inn. We had an opportunity to enjoy some rib eyes, bacon and sausage from the farm and it was truly delicious. In fact before leaving we made sure to take some with us. Thanks to Mary Betty and Ossie for a fantastic weekend at the Inn. We will definitely return.” – Chet A.