About Us

Born and raised in Northern England, Andrew and Mary Walker met in college, and followed careers in engineering and teaching respectively. Their work took them to four continents in the 1980s, before a permanent move "across the pond" to the USA in 1991.

They raised their family in Pittsburgh, PA, where Andrew ran a large geotechnical engineering company and Mary worked in early childhood education. They became U.S. citizens in 2003. After retirement in 2012, they set out to find a small town with a strong sense of community to settle in, and where they would not be required to shovel snow from their driveway! They knew they wanted to live in North Carolina after many summertime visits to this beautiful Southern state.

During their visit to Salisbury in March 2013, they visited several historical homes and saw the Stokes-Snider home on North Fulton Street for the first time. Built in 1919 in the Colonial Revival style by Dr. J Edgar Stokes, a prominent physician and surgeon, and home for nearly 60 years to the beloved Snider family, the home had been bequeathed to the Historic Salisbury Foundation.

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House History

The Colonial Revival-Style frame house was built in 1919 for Dr. Ernest Stokes. Dr. Stokes was the resident surgeon at Salisbury's first hospital, the Whitehead-Stokes Sanatorium. The house was later home to the prominent Snider family for 59 years. It is one of Salisbury's finest houses and is on the National Register of Historic Places.

The house features unique craftsmanship --- from the leaded glass to the cedar closets to the quarter-sawn oak floors.

Located within five blocks of Main Street, the house is a short stroll to numerous antique stores, theatres, restaurants, bars, and places and homes of historic significance. These homes attract visitors from far and wide, especially for the annual homes tour, OctoberTour, organized by the Historic Salisbury Foundation.

History runs deep through Salisbury, from the War of Independence to the Civil War. Much of that history has been preserved. Visit the North Carolina Transportation Museum, a five-minute drive, or take in a show at Lee Street Theatre, a 10-minute walk. Explore the African-American Heritage Trail, two blocks away.

Would you like to rent bikes followed by a massage, need theatre tickets or love wine tasting events? All can be arranged in advance and all are on our doorstep!

The possibilities are endless and your hosts can help you plan your stay, whether for one day or one week. A memorable time is guaranteed.

Rooms and Rates

Matisse Suite     $175/night
Picot Room        $140/night
Presley Room   $115/night

Rates are per room before applicable taxes and include a full English Breakfast (or a light alternative) and the evening reception at 5 p.m. --- choice of tea, coffee, sherry, wine, soft drinks and nibbles! The maximum number of guests per room is two.

Discounts are available for multi-room bookings for more than two nights. For corporate clients who may wish to use the facilities for meetings during their stay, lunch may be provided.

If arriving by train, Andrew will greet you at the station in his Jaguar. Just let us know your train schedule. 

For further information, please call 866-296-7965 or email us at visit@acrossthepondbandb.com.

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Dining

Your stay with us includes a full English breakfast (or a light alternative) and the evening reception at 5 p.m. --- choice of tea, coffee, sherry, wine, soft drinks and nibbles!

You have a variety of choices for dinner. Visit one or more of Salisbury's restaurants, many within easy walking distance.

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Reservations

Reservations taken online or by phone. Secured by a deposit equal to one night's stay. For three or more nights, secured by deposit of 50 percent of total charge. Hosts will be in contact within 24 hours if reservations are made online. Full refund if cancellation within 10 days, otherwise no refund unless room is re-let.

Payment by credit card or cash.

No pets
No children under 16 years old
Smoke Free

Check In: After 3pm, please call or email visit@acrossthepondbandb.com if arriving after 8pm.

Check Out: 11am

Parking

On site parking for guests is located behind the house and is accessed from Kerr Street.

There is no parking allowed on Kerr Street or Fulton Street.

Once parked walk across the patio at the right of the house, through the gate and then left to enter through the front entrance.