Innkeepers & House History

The Story of Our Beaufort, North Carolina B&B

Welcome to the Pecan Tree Inn: A Historic Bed and Breakfast in Beaufort, NC

As the proud owners of the Pecan Tree Inn, Stan and Christine are excited to welcome you to their charming Bed and Breakfast. Celebrating nine years as proprietors, they bring a unique blend of hospitality and personal history to this beautifully restored 1866-1867 structure.

Stan, a Marine veteran with over 30 years at FedEx, enjoys welcoming guests and applying his construction skills to maintain and enhance this historic home. Christine, with 25 years of experience in the Commercial Real Estate industry and a background in event planning and trade show promotion, now channels her passion for gourmet cooking as the Inn’s chef.

Stan and Christine are integral to the local business community and actively participate in non-profit organizations such as the Beaufort Ole Towne Rotary. They proudly sponsor community events like Beaufort Food and Wine, Beaufort Pirate Invasion, and the Beaufort Rotary Scholarship program, as well as supporting local initiatives such as the Boys and Girls Club, Habitat for Humanity, and the Beaufort Farmers Market.

Explore the Rich History of the Pecan Tree Inn -Discover the intriguing history of our Southern Outer Banks Bed and Breakfast, celebrating 32 years as a B&B this year. Originally built as the Franklin Masonic Lodge in 1866, the structure was expanded and remodeled into the Jones family home around 1900. In 1992, Joe and Susan Johnson converted it into the Pecan Tree Inn.

A Glimpse into the Past-The Inn sits on land deeded to the Franklin Masonic Lodge by Rebecca Piggott. The cornerstone laying was a significant event, marked by a parade down Front Street. The Lodge served multiple purposes, including a schoolhouse, Sunday school, tea house, doctor’s office, and apartment house. Long-time residents often share memories of music lessons and afternoon teas within our walls.

Hugh Jones transformed the Lodge into a private residence in the early 1900s, adding five bedrooms and three beautiful Victorian porches. It was the first house in Beaufort with gas lighting, indoor plumbing, and a telephone—installed on a pine tree outside to avoid lightning strikes, according to family lore.

Stay at the Pecan Tree Inn-Experience the charm and history of the Pecan Tree Inn. Enjoy personalized hospitality, modern amenities, and a rich local heritage. Book your stay today and become part of our storied history.

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