Staycation
Apr30

Many of us enjoy traveling somewhere for our vacation. Upon arrival, it’s easy to forget the headache that may have come as part of planning a holiday away. Planning your travel, finding accommodation, budgeting your trip – a vacation involves a bit of work!

When you think about it, the reason we go on vacation is to get away and recharge. Sure, it’s great to see new places and try new food, but R&R is what many of us are after. If you’re in need of a vacation, but can’t actually get away, a staycation could be the perfect choice for you. 

What is a Staycation? 

Put quite simply, a staycation is a vacation where you get to stay at home. That’s right, you don’t actually have to go anywhere. You may think this is impossible or pointless. After all, the point of a vacation is GO somewhere, right? Wrong! The goal of any vacation is to have fun and relax! Staycations can actually be just as exciting and refreshing as a normal vacation (if you do it right, of course).

Do You Need a Staycation?

Most of us spend our day to day lives running from one place to the next. The list of chores seems never ending. Is it time for you to take a break? While a vacation away may not be on the cards for you, you can still enjoy a staycation. Here are some signs you need a staycation. 

Everything and everyone is getting on your nerves: You’re normally a pretty happy person but lately, you’ve been irritable. You’ve always loved your co-worker’s jokes, but recently they’ve become unbearable. The sound of birds singing used to make you smile but now all you do is cringe.

You’re on autopilot: You’re just going through the motions of your life. Wake up. Eat. Go to work. Eat. Come home from work. Eat. Go to bed. Wash, rinse, and repeat every day. You feel like you’re trapped in a monotonous time loop.

Everything feels like it’s “too much”: There are bills to pay, mouths to feed, and a to-do list that seems to get twice as long every time you check it. Life can be overwhelming. It feels like you’re one minor inconvenience away from having a mental breakdown.

You’re always tired: Even when you get your 8 hours of sleep, you never feel rested. You wake up tired, roll out of bed, and spend the rest of your day wishing it was bedtime already.

You’ve become a workaholic: You have a bad habit of bringing your work home. You’re glued to your phone checking emails, talking to your co-workers, and doing research because you just had a great idea in the shower. This is supposed to be your time to unwind and spend time with loved ones.

How Could This Benefit You?

A staycation doesn’t have to be boring. In fact, there are many benefits to choosing a staycation over a getaway.

Save money: Choosing a staycation over a traditional vacation can easily save you hundreds (if not thousands) of dollars. You’re saving money on hotels, gas, and travel expenses. The only things you really have to worry about are food and entertainment.  

More time to relax: Since you don’t have to worry about traveling, you have way more time to relax.

Easier and quicker to plan: You don’t have to buy plane tickets, book a hotel, or sort through all the tourist attractions. You don’t even need to get permission from your boss because you can have a staycation over the weekend!

No packing: The only thing worse than packing is unpacking. With a staycation, you don’t need to do either.

No travel anxiety: Traveling is stressful. Traffic. Airports. Layovers. Ugh. If going on vacation is going to make you MORE stressed, what’s the point? Stay home!

What Do You Do on a Staycation?

Take a walk: Whether it’s at a local park or just around your neighborhood, taking walks has been proven to relieve stress and make you happier.

Take a guilt-free nap: You deserve one!

Get some sun: Grab your favorite drink, play your favorite music, or pick a book and lay out in the sun. It’s the best source of Vitamin D which decreases depression and improves your immune system.

Try a new recipe: Sometimes we get in the habit of cooking/eating the same thing over and over again and it gets boring. Spice it up a little! Here’s one of our favorites.

Read a book: If there’s a book you’ve been wanting to read, now’s the time!

Have fun in your backyard: You can play sports, plant a garden, or start a fire and roast marshmallows. Get creative!

Movie night: Get popcorn, candy, your favorite drinks, turn out the lights and enjoy your home theater.

Game night: Time to dust off those old games in the closet! Hopefully you have all the pieces…

Start a project: There are thousands of DIY projects you can find on YouTube and Pinterest. Here are a few ideas!

Reflect: Take this time to think about yourself. Who are you? How do you feel? What are you grateful for? Reevaluating your situation and perspective will help you feel refreshed after your staycation is over.

The Future of Travel
Mar10

Underwater hotels, holidays to the moon, danger zone tourism. Sounds like something out of a science fiction novel, right? According to Skyscanner’s new report ‘The Future of Travel’, these vacation ideas may not be as out of this world as they seem! 

Today, we’re taking a closer look at predicted travel trends. How will the future of travel change how people vacation? It all looks very exciting, if we may say so ourselves. 

The Future of Travel 

The past few decades have seen us change how we travel. Modern advancements in transport have enabled us to travel further. It’s also made travel more affordable for many of us. So what does the future of travel hold? 

Skyscanner teamed up with 56 experts to figure this out. These trends are predicted to shape the global travel industry by 2024.

Space Travel

Space Travel

Zero gravity vacations may not be everybody’s destination of choice. But there’s something alluring to many of us about the ability to say “I vacationed in space.” Sir Richard Branson is aiming to make that a reality with the pioneering Virgin Galactic. Tickets for the 90-minute Virgin Galactic flight are a reported $250,000. 

Underwater Hotels

Do not worry if you hear someone invite you to “sleep with the fishes.” Underwater Hotels are already a thing of the present! The Conrad Maldives Rangali Island, located in the Maldives, opened the first underwater hotel residence in 2018. The two-story villa, known as “The Muraka”, plunges over 16 feet below sea-level. (Cool bit of info: “The Muraka” literally translates to “coral”!). It’s predicted that underwater, or sub-aquatic, hotels will be more mainstream by 2024. 

Extreme Travel 

As our world becomes more connected, previously difficult to reach destinations are more accessible. We’re also previously “forbidden zones” opening up to the tourist trade. Just remember: If you plan to visit extreme destinations – remember to abide by local laws!  

Environmentally Friendly Travel 

According to a report from Booking.com, 51% of global travellers would consider changing their original destination to a second if they knew it had environmental benefits. Furthermore, “60% of global travelers would be keen to have access to a service (app/website) that recommends destinations where an increase in tourism would have a positive impact on the local community.” Locations like Bath Creek, North Carolina, can truly be hidden gems: Tourism helps boost the local economy. At the Inn on Bath Creek, we’re also doing our bit to help protect the environment with our green policies. 

Environmentally Friendly Travel

Local Travel 

Local travel is expected to continue to grow in the coming years. And why not? Exploring our local areas is something may of us don’t do enough. Even a short hour up the road can change your environment and perception. It’s truly remarkable how much of our local areas we don’t actually stop to appreciate! The trend of local travel is one that we are excited to see grow!

All-Amusive Travel

Almost half of current travellers are looking for an “all-amusive” vacation, this means staying in one place that has all the things you want to enjoy.  By doing this you can make the most of every moment without losing any precious time. Right here in Bath, North Carolina, you are spoilt for choice. A few things you can enjoy during your stay are:

  • History 
  • Nature
  • A bustling nightlife in the local towns
  • Amazing food 
  • Sporting activities such as hiking and watersports 
  • Live music events 
  • Beautiful quiet spots for some restorative alone time.

The Future of Travel and Technology

Technology is noticeably very relevant in people’s vacation decision making these days. The world truly is your oyster now that you can use search engines to find accommodation even in the most remote places. 

More and more of us are looking at real reviews from real travelers. It’s important for businesses to encourage and maintain these reviews, as they can be a powerful ‘word of mouth’ tool. The search engines also make it far easier to determine local activities, restaurants and events nearby. It truly makes booking your trip much easier. If you’d like to check out some of the reviews for the Inn on Bath Creek, check out our TripAdvisor listing

But it’s not just about the search engines. Other technology that could impact the future of travel includes: 

  • Robot-staffed hotels
  • Supersonic long haul flights
  • Biometric passports 
  • Virtual Reality 

One trend that we’re hoping to grow is letting go of FOMO. The fear of missing out can often mean that we’re more concerned about what we’re missing, than enjoying what we’re experiencing

In Bath, NC, we’re all about the experience of travel. Immerse yourself in the local scenery as you get around by foot, bicycle or even on the water. 

Are you ready for your next vacation now? We’d love to welcome you to Bath, North Carolina. Come and experience the beauty of Eastern North Carolina. Book your stay at the Inn on Bath Creek today. We promise you a warm welcome and a relaxing stay! Call us on 252-923-9571 or click here to request a room online

8 Reasons to Travel in 2020
Jan11

If you’re like many, ringing in the new year means changes and new resolutions. For some, resolutions are about losing weight, being more positive, or maybe challenging yourself in a hobby or skill. On the other hand, for some, travel resolutions are popular and they’re a great way to kick back, see the world, and feel accomplished doing so. If travel in 2020 is going to be your stress relief rolled into a new year resolution, we’ve got just the motivation to kick start your travel planning. With our top 8 reasons to travel in 2020, we know it’ll ignite some passion in you!

8 Reasons to Travel in 2020

Aside from having the awesome opportunity to see the world, exploring new cultures and taking in amazing views, there are actually great physical and mental reasons to get out and travel more. Here are our top 10 reasons why you should book that flight and travel in 2020.

  1. Gain world insight – If you’re looking to broaden your cultural horizons, there’s no better way than to live it. By traveling you have the opportunity to submerge yourself in cultures around the world. Experiences you can’t get at home, dining, history – there’s so much to be gained from a little worldly perspective. 
  2. The holidays! – Lets face it, you probably have your own beloved traditions and celebrations, but why not see how the rest of the world does them? Not to mention, at any time of year, you’ll get the chance to experience holidays you may not even know existed. 
  3. Learning new languages – The benefits of learning a new language are endless – not only will you get your brain working, but it will definitely help you connect even more profoundly to the cultures you’ve chosen to visit. 
  4. Meaningful memories and relationships – Chances are good you won’t ever forget laying on a tropical beach or interacting with remote cultures. You’ll probably always remember your well thought out vacations where you got to experience the unknown. Not only do you get to hold on to these memories forever, but it helps you connect with your travel companions and people all over the world. It’s not bad for conversation back home, either! 
  5. Broaden your adventurous horizon – Going snorkeling, riding icelandinc ponies, petting a koala – these are things you’re most likely not going to do sitting back at home. It may not equal adventure to everyone, but traveling abroad means upping your chance to enjoy great adventures!
  6. Sabbaticals are great for your mind – Whether you’re going for a short weekend or a month, checking out and relaxing is great for your physical and mental wellbeing. Sitting down and giving yourself the chance to check out and enjoy your surroundings can definitely recharge your battery. Whether you choose a backpacking trip in Europe or  you just want to curl up in a bed and breakfast on the coast, treating yourself has amazing benefits. 
  7. It fits your budget – Now better than ever, traveling is easier and more cost effective. Traveling from place to place is simple with budget airline packages, and more and more places of employment are allowing remote work.
  8. Reconnect with the great outdoors – It doesn’t matter if you’re standing on a beach, in the jungle, or climbing the alps – vacation and travel is the best way to reconnect yourself with nature. That in itself is great for your mind and body.

It’s easy to get caught up in the work grind – and it’s even harder sometimes to convince ourselves we need a break. Your travel in 2020 doesn’t have to take you halfway across the world. Local getaways are a great way to check out without commitment to lengthy travel or international trip planning. No matter what, we hope you find your little slice of heaven where you can reap the benefits of all the world has to offer!

Ready to book your next vacation? Located in historic Bath, North Carolina, the Inn on Bath Creek invites you to take a step outside of the ordinary, and find out why we believe life is better on the water. Click here to request a booking online, or call us on 252-923-9571.

Thanksgiving is a Great Time To Travel
Nov21

Thanksgiving is nearly here! For many of us, this time of year means time with friends and family, lots of good food, and (the best part) leftovers! You may not want to travel at this time of year in an attempt to avoid the crowds and added expense. But there are definitely advantages to traveling at Thanksgiving. Here are our 3 reasons Thanksgiving is a great time to travel.

Why is Thanksgiving is a Great Time to Travel?

1. A Break from Routine

A vacation at this time of year could be just what the doctor ordered. A break from your routine and the opportunity to reconnect with loved ones, to give thanks for things you might otherwise take for granted.

Autumn/winter brings more hours of darkness and cooler weather which both tend to result in us staying indoors and feeling a little isolated and flat in mood. Taking a vacation gives you the motivation to get out there and be more sociable. This is incredibly restorative and great for mood boosting.  

2. Catch up with Friends and Family

This holiday is all about giving thanks for what we have, and one thing we surely should be grateful for, is our loved ones. Do you have relatives abroad? If so, did you know that international deals are plentiful around this time of year?

Why? 

Well, a lot of other countries don’t celebrate Thanksgiving so you don’t get the same travel rush as at Christmas or New Year. You could arrange to host a celebration and show your relatives from across the pond just how we do it over here. Alternatively perhaps you could jet set off to visit them and take it in turns each year!

3. Fall in NC is Beautiful

We may be biased, but here in NC we have some stunning areas of natural beauty that will make anyone pause and give thanks. With the glorious scenery that surrounds us, what better way could you celebrate thanksgiving?   

We Wish You A Happy Thanksgiving

Whatever you decide to do this Thanksgiving, we hope that you have a wonderful holiday. If you’d like to book a stay at the Inn on Bath Creek, please get in touch today. We look forward to welcoming you soon.

The Mysterious Devil’s Horse’s Hoof Prints of Bath
Oct14

If you like a spot of spooky sightseeing, then let us entice you with one of our oldest and most notorious mysteries – the “eternal devil’s horse’s hoof prints”. This eerie earthly affliction has been present for over 200 years, and is only 3 miles west of Bath. 

Deeply set into the soft soil of a now forested area, all attempts to fill the hoof prints have failed. They stubbornly remain as a demonic reminder of a doomed soul who lost a bet with the devil. Nothing will thrive within any of the 5 prints that measure 6 to 10 inches wide and 5 inches deep. School children have tried leaving things inside the depressions, and every time the items vanish by the time the foolish trickster returns. Visitors to the site have apparently reported the same, spooky occurrence.  

The Story of the Devil’s Horse’s Hoof Prints

Accounts vary, but the story goes that the ill fated Jesse Elliot and a few friends were racing their horses along Bath’s main street one Sunday Morning. A darkly clothed stranger had appeared earlier that morning to challenge Jesse. His perceptive, faithful dog had growled in warning at this malevolent presence, but to no avail because Jesse was set on his course of action – he loved to race.

One version of events states that Jesse was heard to shout at his horse “Take me in a winner or take to me to hell”. To which the horse immediately dug its hooves deep into the ground throwing Elliot over the reins, where he slammed into a tree, broke his neck and mercifully died instantly.

Another version explains that although Jesse was winning the race, when he reached a sharp bend in the road his horse looked back and was spooked by what it saw. This is why it hastily halted and threw its rider to his peril.

Legend has it the horse could have been the devil in disguise or perhaps his mysterious rider was the descendant of fire and brimstone. Either way, the hoof prints remain and the saucer shaped depressions can still be seen today. The Fifth ominous mark is meant to be where the devil stooped to claim Jesse’s soul as his prize, then returned with him to hell.  

Scientists have tried to explain the depressions as perhaps caused by salt veins or vents for a  subterranean water pocket. But the hundreds, possibly thousands of people who have seen the hoof prints themselves attest that the legend seems to ring true. Whether or not you like to indulge in nefarious excursions to spooky places, when you stay at the Inn on Bath Creek this fall – we promise you a little slice of heaven in which to rest your weary soul. To book, call us 252-923-9571 or click here to request a booking online.

4 Must-See Historical Sites in NC
Sep24

Our little town Bath is a site of great historical importance. Founded around 1690, it was North Carolina’s very first town and port. It’s seen its fair share of colorful events from piracy and Indian wars to political rivalries. There’s plenty to see and do as our recent blog details here. The legend of our most notorious resident Blackbeard appeals to many who visit, but today we would like to draw your attention to 4 other must-see historical sites in North Carolina. 

4 Must-See Historical Sites in NC

  1. USS North Carolina Battleship memorial in WilmingtonLead ship of the North Carolina class of fast battleships and the first vessel of this type, this important memorial celebrates the lives of all those who served aboard her during WW2. As you tour all 9 levels of this massive ship, you can put yourself in the shoes of those brave men as you imagine steering the ship or firing one of the guns. She is permanently docked across from downtown Wilmington on Cape Fear river. 
  2. Wright Brothers Memorial, Kill Devil HillsThe Wright brothers are famous for the first ever successful powered airplane flight. It happened on December 17th, 1903 at Kitty Hawk, after years of preparation and attempts. The memorial celebrates their persistence and ingenuity and you can see first hand where they took off and landed as well as seeing a sculpture of the plane and reconstructions of the original buildings. If you want to know more of the history of these great brothers accomplishments why not check out our blog Wright brothers dreams take flight. 
  3. The International Civil Rights Center and Museum, GreensboroA thriving archival center and teaching facility and museum, this site celebrates the non violent protests of the “Greensboro Four” that took place on February 1, 1960. These sit ins set about changes to the civil rights movement that year. There are 14 interactive exhibits to explore including photos, artefacts such as the original stools and lunch counter and video re-enactments. 
  4. Tryon Palace Historic Sites & Gardens, New Bern Although Bath was the capital of North Carolina at the start of the settlement, from the late 1700’s it lost its importance and trade. Between 1767 and 1770 a new permanent capitol was in construction – Tryon Palace which was built for Governor Tryon. It was reconstructed in the 1950’s and remains an extravagant historical site. You can really get into the spirit of the times with interactive experiences such as costumed interpreters and interactive exhibits in the history center. There are also more than 16 acres of 18th century style gardens to wander around. It makes for a splendid day out for all. 

If you are looking for a vacation with plenty of historical interest, we know that Bath Creek will keep you entertained. We are also a great base for exploring these other well known sites, plus we can highly recommend many many more when you come to stay. Bookings can be made here, or call us on 252-923-9571.

Irish Soda Bread
Aug15

One of the compliments we often get from our guests is how tasty our homemade breakfasts are. One stand-out favorite is our Irish soda bread.

Now, whilst we can’t share with you our Inn on Bath Creek secret ingredient – we can give you a simple recipe that you can follow. 

(Note: Do not use a liquid measuring cup for dry ingredients! 4oz weight = 1 dry cup.)

White Soda Bread

We recommend “soft wheat” flour (known as pastry/cake flour). You could also use the Irish flour Odlums.

  • 4 cups (16oz) all purpose flour
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 14oz buttermilk

Preparation:

Preheat the oven to 425 F.degrees and lightly grease and flour a cake pan.

Method:

  1. Sieve all the dry ingredients into a large bowl.
  2. Gradually add buttermilk until you have a sticky dough.
  3. Place onto a floured surface and lightly knead the dough. (over kneading lets too much gas escape, so don’t overdo it)
  4. Next, press the dough into a round cake tin making it fairly flat and cut a cross shape into the top.  
  5. Cover the pan with another same sized pan (to simulate the bastible pot) and bake for 30 minutes. Then remove the second pan and bake for a further 15 minutes. 
  6. You will know that the bread is ready if there is a hollow sound when you tap on the bottom of the bread. 
  7. Now it’s time to cover the bread with a tea towel and sprinkle water onto the cloth to keep the bread moist as it cools.

Brown Soda Bread

  • 3 cups (12oz) wheat flour 
  • 1 cup (4oz) white flour (do not use self rising flour)
  • 1½ teaspoon bicarbonate of soda
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 14 oz buttermilk (add slowly until the dough is moist)
  • 2 oz butter if desired

Preparation:

Preheat the oven to 425 F.degrees and lightly grease and flour a cake pan.

Method:

The method is same only if you desire butter, rub it into the sieved flour mix until it is crumbly and then add the buttermilk to form a sticky dough. 

Then, continue as with the white bread recipe. 

As your bread cools, why not pour yourself some coffee or tea ready to enjoy with a warm slice of buttered soda bread.

For more information or a gluten free recipe click here. Alternatively, why not visit us again and you can sample our delicious homemade Irish soda bread after a relaxing night’s rest. Call 252-923-9571 today to book your stay.

Jul16

It’s summer time! Here in North Carolina, that means we are right in the middle of one heck of a heatwave. Some days it can get uncomfortably hot, but have no fear we have put together our top tips to help you keep your cool this summer.

Safety First

  • Know the signs of heat exhaustion: dizziness, headache, excessive sweating, rapid or weak pulse, fainting, pale complexion. If you are experiencing these symptoms of heat exhaustion, try to move inside into an air-conditioned room. If you cannot go indoors, move to a shady area and drink plenty of fluids.
  • It doesn’t take long for the interior of a stationary car to get very hot. On a hot day, temperatures inside a car can reach a staggering 116 degrees F! Don’t shut yourself, your kids or your pets in a stationary car, even with the windows down the heat rises very quickly.

Basics To Help Keep Your Cool This Summer

  • Stay well hydrated during the hottest hours. Alcohol and caffeine can dehydrate you so save these until the cooler evenings (if you have pets, keep checking that they have a supply of water too).
  • Wear loose fitting, light colored clothing, ideally made from cotton.
  • Fill a spray bottle with water and refrigerate overnight. Keep this handy and spritz yourself to cool off during the day.
  • Keep lotions in the fridge and feel the cooling, soothing benefit at the end of the day.
  • Take cool showers when possible to lower your body temperature
  • Wear a peaked cap or hat to shield your eyes from direct sunlight and protect your scalp from sunburn. Another trick is to pour a little ice cold water inside the cap then quickly flip it onto your head.

Outdoors / Getting Active

  • If you want to venture outdoors sightseeing or for exercise pick cooler times of the day such as early morning or evening.
  • Freeze water or juice in plastic bottles to take out with you the following day. This will defrost during the day and provide you with a chilled drink for hours.
  • Select cycle or hiking routes that have wooded or shaded areas along the way. Pack plenty of fluids including sports drinks with electrolytes (these replace body salts lost through sweat). Be prepared to cut your excursion short if you feel too tired or hot.
  • Take a few moments in the shade when you feel overheated. In urban areas, seek out the mall or a libraries to benefit from their ac. In rural settings or the beach find a tree or parasol etc.

Tasty Treats

  • Try putting fruit in the fridge for some cooling light snacks. Watermelon or fresh pineapple are particular treats that will also hydrate you.
  • NC is famous for our delicious BBQ’s, with seasoned meats and all the greatest dishes of our region. Cooking outdoors is a great tip because it keeps all the heat outside where it will easily disperse into the air.

Indoors

  • Try to block out as much sunlight as you can during the day, keep curtains and blinds shut. This will reduce the greenhouse style effect from happening inside your home.
  • When indoors, use ceiling or floor fans to circulate cool air around. Check ceiling fans are rotating counter clockwise as this pulls warmer air upwards.

The Inn on Bath Creek is ideally placed right next to the water, where you can choose from several activities that will keep you cool and entertained. Or if you fancy a slower pace, you can relax on our porch with a cool drink and watch the world go by without breaking a sweat.

To book your stay, call us today on 252-923-9571 or click here.

 

Inn on Bath Creek Home Sweet Home
Jul01

At the Inn on Bath Creek, our home is yours during your stay here in North Carolina. But did you know that our friendly state is also the home of some of the best known sweet treats out there? We really mean it when we say “Home sweet home!”

Pepsi

Founded in New Bern NC, in 1896 by Caleb Bradham, Pepsi was originally launched as “Brad’s Drink.” Bradham used to manufacture the drink in his drug store. It was said to help in digestion, and was popular for its taste. It was first renamed to Pepsi-Cola in 1898. The name was based on the Greek word for digestion, pronounced ‘Pepsi’, and ‘Cola’ from the kola nut.

A soda fountain enabled consumers in the small town to gather in a social manner. But by 1902, his product proved so popular that demand lead to more branches opening across the states such as Virginia and New York. Today you can still visit the original site and sample some soda from a fountain yourself!

Krispy Kreme

The first Krispy Kreme store opened in Winston-Salem July 13th, 1937. That’s 82 years ago! When you consider that it started during the great depression period, their success is amazing!

Creator Vernon Rudolph bought the recipe and initially sold his produce to local grocery stores. He ended up cutting a hole in his wall and started selling hot donuts directly to customers who were enticed by the delicious smells.

Fast forward to today, and Krispy Kreme has stores all over the world. Another fun fact about this company is that they sponsor a fun run each February in nearby Raleigh NC. The challenge? Eat 12 donuts whilst running 5 miles in an hour! All proceeds go to the local children’s hospital.

Cheerwine

Cheerwine is a soft drink popular in the southern states. In California, this ‘nectar of the tar-heels’ is a soda flavored by wild cherries. Created in Salisbury NC, by L.D Peeler in 1917, during the sugar shortage of WW1. The company has shown great resilience and continues to be run by the same family who are proud of it’s tasty produce. As they should be with two presidents having remarked of their like for it!

More recently, Cheerwine flavored ice cream was created and in 2010 a collaboration with Krispy Kreme led to the Cheerwine donut. After 100 years it’s still refreshing, why not stock up when you next visit? Maybe even  for the next Cheerwine festival celebration.

Come And Visit Our Home Sweet Home!

North Carolina has so much to offer, it’s a treat for the traveller and anybody with a sweet tooth. Ready to book your stay? Call us on 252-923-9571 today.

 

BathFest 2019 Music From Our Shores
May13

Bath, N.C. is a magical place full of history, mystery and fun. Each May, we celebrate all this and more at our annual BathFest. If you’ve been debating come to visit Bath, this is definitely the time to do so. BathFest 2019 takes place on Saturday, May 18th from 10am to 3pm and guess what – it’s completely free to attend!

What To Expect At BathFest 2019…

Music From Our Shores

Resounding across the air and the waves will be a musical journey through time. A collection of the sounds from our glorious state of North Carolina. The story told will span from the past all the way up to the present day, a musical treat that flows in a tuneful transition through time. Expect performances from both traditional and modern musical groups at the historical Bonner’s Point in Bath.

Arts and crafts

An art show featuring the works of Bath Elementary school K-8 students is set to entertain every art lover. There are also original works for sale from many vendors. Check out some more examples of the work that will be available here. There will also be delicious local foods available, provided by local civic groups.

BathFest continues to be a display of talent and unity each and every year. It’s success relies upon the dedication and skill of the many volunteers, vendors and visitors. Why not come along to BathFest 2019 and add to the atmosphere!

For updates and further information, please visit the Bath Historic Site’s Facebook Page.

Make the most of your visit by booking an overnight stay with us. The summer event calendar here at Bath is full of fun and interesting activities, it’s enough to keep you coming back for more.
Why not call us today on 252-923-9571 to discuss your stay, or click here to book.