by Amanda Orr
This inn, part of the Corolla Light Resort, is 10 miles from Duck and just a quick quarter-mile from the beach. The hotel offers bike rentals and shuttle services. Many of the rooms come with in-suite kitchens, and others have refrigerators. Be sure to ask about off-road tours that are offered through the hotel’s partnership with local operators. Through those tours, you can visit secluded beaches, accessible only by authorized vehicles, and see wild horses running on the beach. There are 30 rooms, 13 suites and a bonus for families — the rate includes breakfast and, of course, use of the hotel’s pool and tennis courts.
Our Editor Loves
- Short distance to the beach
- Off-road tours through hotel available
- In-suite kitchens available
Quaint, fairly quiet, except the sound proofing is minimal and you can hear your neighbors, walking and talking and their dogs yapping. Furnishings are worn but fairly comfortable. They could use a small table by the couch. Scratchy linens and flat pillows. Bathroom could have been cleaner imo (needs peroxide on the grout) and the toilet rocked. Staff was friendly. Maid service came in while we were out and emptied the trash, brought more water and coffee service, but that was all they did. I wasn't expecting at all on a Sunday. The room was a little cloying feeling (damp with a strange sweet smell) that the air-condition didn't eliminate. The pool area was really nice except for the proliferation of spiders all over the chairs and railings. I sat for ten minutes on a longer visit and flickered off five spiders crawling on my arms and legs, I must have disturbed a nest! The dock/gazebo is nice with swings too, pretty view! They have breakfast daily, it's donuts, mini muffins, sausage patties (not done), and some fruit. Overall not bad, but not real great. Like a step back in time, can't say I want to return.
Its a very nice location, beautiful sound views and sunsets. Nothing really wrong with the place but a lot of little things could be done much better!! The things I would say that were mediocre at best were cleanness and condition of outside buildings, housekeeping, breakfast, parking and TV never worked right in 4 night (only watch when we go to bed) I'm not saying I wouldn't stay there again but would consider options for sure.