Located in the heart of the village.....steps from the water


The Cartwright House offers five stylish and relaxing guest rooms, with fresh and inviting décor and furnishings.   

Welcome to The Cartwright House Bed and Breakfast, Oriental’s Inn of Distinction, where simple elegance and gracious hospitality meet. This Inn has a rich history dating back almost to when Oriental was founded. It was built in 1903, and converted to a Bed and Breakfast over three decades ago. We are located in a peaceful residential neighborhood and just steps from the waterfront and Lou Mac Park.  Oriental can comfortably be explored on foot or by bicycle.  Restaurants and shops are within walking distance.

The Inn’s owners, Margaret and Johnny Reiswig, have refurbished and beautifully appointed the Cartwright House using a mix from the Reiswig and Nixon families collection of antiques, fine furniture, art and contemporary pieces and have reopened the Cartwright House as a true bed and breakfast. Every day a healthy & plentiful full breakfast is served in the large, sun filled dining room featuring assorted  coffees and teas, hot chocolate, juice, fresh fruit in season, homemade muffins, and a changing selection of hot egg creations, pancakes and the like.

All rooms have private baths stocked with fine Italian  bath amenities from Poggesi.  The eco-friendly Cartwright House caters to adults only who are looking for a respite from the hustle and bustle of big city life. The facility is 100% smoke free and encourages conversation, board games, quiet reads and pursuits to heal the spirit and mend the soul. Hosts will gladly transport marina guests as needed.

Rooms and Rates

The Cartwright House is proud to offer an array of fine Italian bath amenities from Poggesi.  The unisex coco mango fragrance invigorates the senses with sweet high notes of orange, coco mango and citrus.  Divertiti!


We are Reiswig Enterprises, LLC doing business as The Cartwright House Bed and Breakfast.


The Cartwright House prides itself  on their breakfasts.  As a guest of the Cartwright House you will enjoy a full breakfast served each

morning in our sunny dining room. 

301 Freemason Street

Oriental, NC  28571