The Outer Banks is the Home of Nicholas Sparks in North Carolina

Get Lost on the Trail of Nicholas Sparks in North Carolina

“Love is like the wind; you can’t see it but you can feel it.”

If you recognized this quote from the book, A Walk to Remember, then you, along with countless others around the world, might also be an avid fan of the works of this talented and amorous writer!  To the beloved author Nicholas Sparks, North Carolina is more than just his home.  This charming Southern state is the inspiration for his passionate, whirlwind romance novels; many of its towns and landmarks are featured in almost all of his works, including Dear John, The Notebook, Nights in Rodanthe, The Last Song, The Rescue, and many others.  These Nicholas Sparks books are set within the most picturesque regions to give them a dreamy backdrop that further emphasizes the glamor of his love stories.  When you stay with us at Inner Banks Inn Bed and Breakfast in Edenton, NC, you’ll be able to explore the iconic settings of some of your favorite Nicholas Sparks books while dwelling in one of the most elegant and historic inns of North Carolina.  Take a day trip to these three nearby destinations to feel as though you’ve suddenly become a character in one of the Nicholas Sparks books!

3 Towns Highlighted in Novels by Nicholas Sparks in North Carolina

  1. The Rescue: Edenton, NC

This particular book is near and dear to Nicholas Sparks’ heart, as it is influenced by the life of his son, Ryan.  The plot is based around volunteer fireman, Taylor, who saves a young, single mother Denise, from a life-threatening car crash that somehow causes her only son, Kyle, to go missing.  This book takes the reader through a roller coaster of emotions as Taylor helps Denise on the search for her son while unwillingly falling for her in the process.  To immerse yourself in the scenes of this story, walk down to the gorgeous Chowan River, where Taylor lived in the book.  The Edenton Town Library and Episcopal Church are also landmarks mentioned in The Rescue that you can visit.

  1. The Notebook: New Bern, NC

The first book he ever published, The Notebook tells the tale of a teenage couple and the many challenges and obstacles that their whimsical, yet heartwarming, love for each other managed to endure.  Set in New Bern, the home of Nicholas Sparks, this book features the Alfred Cunningham Bridge and the Masonic Theater that you can visit.

  1. Nights at Rodanthe: Rodanthe, NC

This tale involves two lonely individuals who become stranded in the same bed and breakfast in the Outer Banks of North Carolina together during a storm.  Being the only two residents, sparks start to fly between the two characters, Adrienne and Paul (played by Diane Lane and Richard Gere in the Nicholas Sparks movie).  Today, you can receive the full experience by touring the inn they used to film the movie, located right on the beach, and taking the Outer Banks ferry.

Come Stay with Us at Inner Banks Inn!

Now that you’ve glimpsed a preview of the amazing things to do in Edenton, NC, don’t hesitate another moment- start planning your trip to stay with us!  We provide all of our guests with luxurious rooms, classy dining, and warm hospitality.  Check our availability today!


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