The Grice-Fearing House Bed and Breakfast is a charming, historic home located in
picturesque Elizabeth City, NC, just five blocks from the Pasquotank River waterfront. It is
the City's only all-suite bed and breakfast and additionally features Jacuzzis in both suites.
The Grice-Fearing House is the oldest house in Elizabeth City, dated circa 1798, and is on
the National Register of Historic Places. Significant additions were made to the house in
1840, 1885, and 2006. The present proprietors, Georgene and Vidal Falcon, bought the
house in 2004, and worked with an architect specializing in designing additions to historic
homes to renovate and update the house.
The house has been lovingly restored, offering guests a chance to stay in an authentic
colonial-era house with the added benefit of twenty-first century luxuries. The owners have
strived to maintain the charm and colonial character of the house.
The first floor offers a large foyer, parlor and dining room, all with high ceilings and
decorative moldings. Original to the house is the staircase leading to the second story, which
is architecturally significant because of its diagonally-placed balusters. Music-loving guests
may want to play the piano in the parlor.
Breakfast is served in the elegant dining room, with wainscoting, a crystal chandelier,
and fireplace. Each day, breakfast is served with Waterford crystal, china, sterling silver, and
Upstairs, all the rooms have been renovated. The second story's wide-planked wooden
floors have been painted, in the colonial fashion, and are covered by oriental carpets. Wooden
blinds and custom window treatments adorn the windows, many of which still contain old
wavy glass panes.
The library, containing books, CD player, and large TV with DVD, is also available for
guests' use. There is a navy blue leather sofa, comfortable antique rocking chair, and antique
hand-caned arm chair in the room. One of the lamps in the room is hand-fashioned from
native cypress by Georgene's father from their family farm in eastern North Carolina.
The white-wicker furnished sunroom, looking out on a koi fishpond and brick patio
garden with wrought iron seating, is also for guests' enjoyment.