Roanoke Island Lodging
Many visitors find that they could use another day to explore everything that Roanoke Island has to offer, which is why for folks wanting to get a true feel of the town, it might be a good idea to plan an overnight or weekend visit.
Luckily, there are a number of hotels, inns, and bed and breakfasts that are available for weekend explorers, and these establishment are situated all along the island, from the convenient location of Highway 64 to charming downtown Manteo. There are even two historic homes that have turned into Bed and Breakfast inns, and for folks who want to explore the Outer Banks on a budget, the Roanoke Island lodging options are generally less expensive than the hotels and motels right on the beaches of Nags Head, Kill Devil Hills and Kitty Hawk.
When planning your trip, here are a few unique options to keep in mind while you browse for Roanoke Island places to stay.
Cameron House Inn
The Cameron House Inn is located in the heart of historic Manteo, in a restored 1919 Arts and Crafts bungalow. Functioning as a quaint Bed and Breakfast, the Cameron House has a comfy sitting room, a wide porch with antique furniture and swings and a big brick fireplace, as well as 6 well-appointed guest rooms, some with relaxing soaker tubs. Visitors can enjoy breakfast in the morning, and chat with the owners, who are local and national guidebook authors with a clear expertise on Manteo and Roanoke Island. Bikes are available for guests' use, and special events and weddings are also welcome. The inn is located just one block away from the historic Manteo waterfront.
Dare Haven Motel
For travellers on a budget, the Dare Haven Motel offers clean and efficient accommodations, as well as a central location just 3 miles from Fort Raleigh and The Lost Colony, and 1 mile from downtown Manteo. A smaller motel with just 28 rooms, the family owned Dare Haven offers guests wireless internet access, and ample parking for RVs and trailers with boats.
Island House of Wanchese Bed and Breakfast
For a taste of true local flavor, check out the Island House of Wanchese Bed And Breakfast, located in the town of Wanchese, and just a few miles away from Manteo attractions. With only 3 rooms and one suite, these cozy accommodations offer travellers a respite from busy large hotels. The rooms feature TV/DVD/VCRs, wireless internet, and a number of amenities, like beach chairs, that are available for guest use, and a full home cooked breakfast buffet in the morning.
Scarborough House Bed & Breakfast
The Scarborough House offers three different types of accommodations, including 4 rooms in the main house, a cottage loft, and a private but spacious one bedroom guest house that is separated from the main inn. All of the rooms feature a private bath, TV, telephone, coffeemaker, refrigerator, microwave and wireless internet, and come with a light continental breakfast. Located in the heart of the historic district, the Scraborough House is within strolling distance of a number of shops, restaurants and the Manteo waterfront. Friendly owners, both native Outer Bank residents, welcome you at the door and can guide you to the sites and attractions of Manteo and Roanoke Island, or you can relax on the grounds and enjoy the front porch rocking chair, the seasonal garden, and the goldfish pond.
Located across the street from several restaurants, and just minutes away from Manteo's best attractions and the Outer Banks beaches, The Scarborough Inn is a quaint and comfortable establishment with covered porches and three cedar-shaked buildings which feature 14 total rooms. All rooms have a private bath, microwave, refrigerator, coffeemaker, cable TV and voicemail, and guests can enjoy a light continental breakfast during their stay.
Tranquil House Inn
For visitors who love a view of the water, the location of the Tranquil House Inn, set right on Shallowbag Bay, is hard to beat. Guests can enjoy picturesque views of the bay and boardwalk, and easy step-outside-the-door access to the attractions of downtown Manteo. The inn features 25 well-appointed and uniquely decorated rooms and suites, and a number of amenities, including bicycles available for guest use, continental breakfast every morning, and a wine and cheese reception in the evenings. The onsite restaurant, 1587, is known as one of the best fine dining establishments on the Outer Banks.
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