Saturday, April 20, 2019

Daily ‘Insider Info’ Guide

Welcome and Happy Easter Weekend!

To enhance your vacation experience, we have developed our “Insider-Info” Guide to help you discover the hidden gems that will make your trip unforgettable. We hope you enjoy your experience at the new Beaufort Hotel NC, an Ascend Hotel Collection Member.

Discover, Explore and Experience all that Beaufort has to offer.

@Your Service with our Concierge

Meet Rhonda from our Concierge staff today! Our concierge services staff is on hand to ensure the highest level of service to our guests. From local reservations to recommendations, our expert staff is delighted to assist. Open 10 a.m. – 6 p.m. daily; Guest Services will handle requests outside these hours.

Our Concierge staff is available to assist in making arrangements during your stay including:

  • Ferry Service to Islands
  • Sightseeing Tours
  • Dinner Reservations
  • Restaurant Recommendations

For assistance, please contact the Concierge at extension “0”.

Need to Know!

  • Breakfast – Until our restaurant opens in June, we would like you to be our guest each morning for a continental breakfast. Served from 7 – 10 a.m., breakfast will be available on the first floor of the hotel building.
  • Outdoor Swimming Pool & Whirlpool – Both are scheduled to open Memorial Day weekend.
  • Valet Parking – Valet Parking is $15 per day. You can go in and out as many times as you would like.
  • Beaufort Hotel TV Channel – Be sure to check out Channel 61 for information on hotel services, amenities, and things to do in the local area.
  • Holiday Weekend – Expect the town to be busy today due to the holiday weekend and spring vacation. Please keep in mind that restaurants will be busy so you should plan accordingly. For assistance, please see our Concierge.

June Opening!

long array of bar stools in front of a long bar with bottles in the back

34° North Restaurant & Bar

We’re excited to be able to open our hotel rooms earlier than expected since there is a real need for hotel rooms in Carteret County. We plan to open our 34° North Restaurant in June. Open to the public, the restaurant will serve breakfast, lunch, weekend brunch, lunch, and dinner.

A quick getaway to paradise will be as easy as breezing into 34° North Restaurant & Bar.

Today’s Featured Event

Olde Beaufort Farmer’s Market

The Olde Beaufort Farmers’ Market opens for the season today!  The Market provides Beaufort and the surrounding communities a marketplace for local foods, arts, crafts, and information. Local farmers, food producers, craftsmen, and artists proudly sell their food and art that has been raised, created, and produced locally and by hand. The market takes place every Saturday from 8:30 a.m. –  1 p.m., under the live oak trees, on the grounds of the Carteret County Courthouse in Beaufort, North Carolina. Olde Beaufort Farmers’ Market takes place at the Carteret County Courthouse located at 300 Courthouse Square, Beaufort. 28516. 2.3 miles (5-min. drive).

Today’s Featured Attraction

Fort Macon State Park

Located on Bogue Banks near Atlantic Beach, Fort Macon is surrounded by three sides of water – the Atlantic Ocean, Beaufort Inlet and Bogue Sound. At the restored fort, you’ll see bunks, cannons, a restored rations storage room, artifacts and more. The fort contains 26 vaulted rooms which are enclosed by 4 ½ -feet thick walls. Fort Macon is one of the finest surviving examples of 19th century military architecture and fortification. Events and re-enactments take place throughout the year. (11.6 mi., 22 min.) Learn More.

Fort Tours
Meet in the fort entrance for a guided tour of Fort Macon. Tours last approximately 45 minutes and are held daily at 11 a.m., 12 p.m., 2 p.m., and 3 p.m.

This Easter Weekend

Easter Services

Many area churches will celebrate Easter Sunday, April 21, with sunrise services. Some of those are:

Ann Street Methodist Church
Easter Sunday Sunrise Service, 6:30 – 7:30 a.m.
Join the congregation on the Beaufort waterfront for the annual Easter Sunrise Service! There will be many faith communities represented and we welcome all! All are invited to a free breakfast at Ann Street UMC in the Eure Building (500 Ann Street) after the service. Front and Craven Street, near the Dock House.

First Baptist Church Beaufort
Easter Sunrise Service, 6:30 a.m.
Front Street, Beaufort

Purvis Chapel A.M.E Zion
Sunday Service, 11 a.m.
215 Craven Street, Beaufort, NC 28516

One Harbor Church
Easter services at 7 a.m., 9 a.m., & 11 a.m. with kids ministry for ages 0-5th grade at the 9 & 11 a.m. services. Food, coffee, and a family photo booth.
214 Turner Street, Beaufort, NC 28516.

St. Egbert Catholic Church
Easter Mass, at 11 a.m. at Crystal Coast Civic Center at 3505 Arendell St, Morehead City, NC 28557; 1 p.m (Spanish) at the church. 1706 Evans Street, Morehead City, NC 28557.

St. Paul’s Episcopal Church
The Sunday of the Resurrection Easter Sunday. Three Easter Sunday services – 6 a.m., 9 a.m. and 11:15 a.m.
215 Ann Street, Beaufort, NC 28516

Easter Egg Hunt

easter eggs in a basket

Easter Egg Hunt at Beaufort Historic Site
April 20, 2019, 11 – 11:30 a.m.

Children ages seven and younger are welcome to join the fun. Prizes, refreshments and lots of eggs – it’s all free – just bring a basket!  Beaufort Historical Site, 130 Turner Street, Beaufort NC 28516. 252.728.5225.




Things to Do

Beer can with fish logo beside a glass of beer

Celebrate! April is Beer Month in North Carolina

With more than 260 breweries and brewpubs in North Carolina – the most in the South – local beer is an essential part of our state’s experience. Beaufort is no exception. Visit our local breweries this April during North Carolina Beer Month, and spend time at our breweries’ taprooms and patios while enjoying creative and flavorful beers.


Fishtowne Brew House

Craft beer-loving patrons can sit at tables right next to the brewing area or at our concrete bar top and enjoy our fresh brews right from the tap. We have TVs above the bar and spin vinyl from our personal collections on select days of the week. Open Wednesday – Sunday 1 – 10 p.m. Closed Monday & Tuesday for brewing. Fishtowne Brew House,  133B Turner Street, Beaufort, NC 28516.  252-240-9252. 2.4 miles (7-min. drive).


Mill Whistle Brewing

County’s first brewery, Mill Whistle Brewing is a one barrel brewery focused on exceptional craft beers. This Nano brewery produces just 31 gallons of beer in a batch. Enjoy locally-inspired ales and IPA’s.Mill Whistle Brewing is on the site of the 100 year old Safrit Lumber Mill. While this mill closed in the 70s, the lumber yard next door is still in operation today. The Tap Room is open Thursday 4 p.m. – 9 p.m., Friday, 3 p.m. – 9 pm., Saturday 2 p.m.- 9 p.m., and Sunday Noon – 6 p.m. Mill Whistle Brewing, 1354 Lennoxville Road, Beaufort, NC, 28516. 252-342-6929. 1.3 miles, (4 min drive).

Did you know…

1713 Plat of Beaufort NC

The words “Hungry Town” and “Hongry Town” were inscribed on the 1713 plat of Beaufort, NC.

This plat is the only documentation that the newly laid-out town may have been casually called “Hungry Town.” The words, “Plan of Hungry Town” were crossed out at the bottom of the plat and replaced with “Plan of Beaufort Towne.”
Architectural historian Tony P. Wrenn, who did the 1970 study for Beaufort’s nomination to the National Register of Historic Places, had his theory concerning “Hungry Town.” Wrenn believes that surveyor Richard Graves spilled ink but continued to use the sheet as he practiced with his ink and quill. Graves’ “Hungry Town” and “Hongry Town” scribbles may have referred to the new town full of lots “hungry” for buyers, or to a few struggling settlers in the area.

Special Invitaton

Beaufort Getaway sponsored by Our State

Here’s an opportunity to win an exciting getaway to the new Beaufort Hotel NC, an Ascend Hotel Collection Member from Our State Magazine. This amazing package includes waterfront accommodations, a visit to Cape Lookout Lighthouse, and a tour inspired by the novels of author Nicholas Sparks.

The prize package includes:
  • Two nights’ luxurious waterfront accommodations for two at the new Beaufort Hotel
  • $100 dinner credit to 34° North Restaurant
  • A champagne welcome basket
  • Behind-the-scenes tour of the Blackbeard exhibit at the North Carolina Maritime Museum
  • A one-of-a-kind ship in a bottle depicting Blackbeard’s flagship, Queen Anne’s Revenge, by artist Jim Goodwin
  • Ferry transportation to Cape Lookout Lighthouse
  • Ferry transportation to Rachel Carson Reserve, home to more than 30 wild horses
  • “A Ride to Remember” tour by Hungry Towns Tours, featuring locations in Beaufort referenced by Nicholas Sparks in two of his best-selling books, The Choice and A Walk to Remember
  • A first-edition copy of A Walk to Remember by Nicholas Sparks to celebrate the 20th anniversary of the novel

Click here to enter the contest.

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