301 Freemason Street

Oriental, NC  28571



​​Room rates $139-$179.  Includes Gourmet Breakfast Daily, Evening Wine, Beer and/or Organic Herbal Iced Tea. Call now to treat yourself to the Best of Oriental!

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!


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


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

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.  Our guests tell us "it's the best porch in Oriental".  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 operate the Cartwright House as a true bed and breakfast. Every day at your choice of 8:00, 8:30 or 9:00 am, a healthy & plentiful gourmet 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 breads, and a changing selection of hot egg creations, pancakes, waffles and crepes.

All rooms have private baths stocked with fine Italian  bath amenities from Poggesi.  The  Cartwright House caters to adults  who are looking for a respite from the hustle and bustle of big city life. The facility is 100% smoke and vape free and encourages conversation, board games, quiet reads and pursuits to heal the spirit and mend the soul. In keeping with a restful and relaxed environment, televisions are not available at the Inn.  We do have high speed internet throughout the Inn including porches.

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. 

Rooms and Rates

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