Roanoke Island Inn is one of Manteo’s most beautiful historic inns. It’s in the heart of the historic district, situated along the boardwalk and overlooking the water. The original building dates to the 1860s, and later additions and renovations have this inn sprawling over its large lot with lush landscaping and a quaint picket fence. The inn offers eight rooms with private baths and outside entrances; two of the accommodations are family suites. Ask about Room 3 if you require dog-friendly accommodations. A comfortable common area (wait until you see the frescoed ceiling), a peaceful back yard with a koi pond and a well-stocked innkeeper’s pantry are welcoming touches. Guests have 24-hour access to the fully stocked pantry, and a continental breakfast is set out each morning from 8 to 11 a.m. WiFi is available in the guest rooms and the lobby. In the backyard garden is a bungalow offering two bedrooms and a wet bar but no cooking facilities. Children are welcomed in the two family suites and in the bungalow, and dogs are allowed in the bungalow. Bikes are available for guests to use. They close in January and February every year.
Roanoke Island Inn is now also offering the Croatan Cottage, a charming fully restored and furnished 1920s Sears kit home located in downtown Manteo next to the entrance to Roanoke Island Festival Park. Voted #6 in Best Homes 2012 by Hooked on Houses, the Croatan Cottage offers three bedrooms and three baths, sleeps up to six people and is pet friendly. The house rents for a two-night minimum. Make sure to ask about their four-night stay and seven-night stay special packages!