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Castle on Silver Lake

155 Silver Lake Road, Ocracoke, NC 27960
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#3 of 8 B&Bs / Inns in Ocracoke
Relax in comfortable, non-smoking rooms in this three-story inn. The rooms are tastefully decorated with antiques and each room has its own private bathroom. Other amenities include an outdoor pool, pool house with sauna & steam shower, a computer with Internet access in the lobby &wireless Internet access on the property. Enjoy a full buffet breakfast each morning. "Captains" enjoy complimentary dockage at the Castle docks with power hookups and a fish cleaning station.
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Property amenities
Free parking
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Free breakfast
Bicycles available
Game room
Fax / photocopying
Hot tub
Pool / beach towels
Outdoor pool
Heated pool
Fence around pool
Canoeing offsite
Board games / puzzles
Foot massage
Full body massage
Neck massage
BBQ facilities
Non-smoking hotel
Outdoor furniture
Sun terrace
Express check-in / check-out
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Room features
Air conditioning
Bottled water
Flatscreen TV
Room types
Bridal suite
Non-smoking rooms
Family rooms
Good to know
Historic Hotel
Harbor View
Languages Spoken
English, Spanish
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Ocracoke wrote a review Aug 2020
1 contribution3 helpful votes
We’ve been staying at The Castle, particularly The Lighthouse Suite a few times a year for a decade. The space is lovely - a great couples retreat. Regretfully, the Castle management is only doing a fair job of addressing Corona virus concerns. Our visit this August to the Lighthouse Suite wasn’t a good one. For two consecutive afternoons and evenings we found access to our room blocked by a group of up to 10 people hanging out on the staircase and in the very small common area at the foot of the staircase leading to our room. They were not wearing masks or social distancing though signs are posted everywhere. They were uncooperative about moving out of our way. There is no management enforcement of Corona Virus precautions when it comes to common areas. Prepare for your trip accordingly.
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Date of stay: August 2020Trip type: Traveled as a couple
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T D wrote a review Aug 2019
Richmond, Virginia166 contributions36 helpful votes
I have always desired to stay at the Castle. I have been going to Ocracoke since the mid 1980's. This Castle was in despair when I first saw it and thought it would be a nice B&B. I am glad the new owners perseved the building as it was part of history on Ocracoke. I stayed for four nights in Billys room with two family members. My check in with Dale was great. I found chatting with him delightful as he has alot of history to share. The decor was as I expected. It did have a worn tired look about it. The cyprus wood was with details and quite lovely. Our room also had a worn look about it. I found my bed to be a bit soft for me as I like a firm mattress.I did find the ac unit outside our window to be a bit lound. I would be awaken by the smells lingery from the kitchen each morning. Our breakfast was very nice and reminded me of when I would visit my great grandparents back in the day. Thank you Chef's! We used the pool during our visit and met very nice guest during our stay. The view from the Castle and upper deck is one of the best! I was suprised to find a leak in the sitting area. I called the emergency number to report it but no one returned my call. I put trash cans under the drips to catch the water and a towel so others would be carefull not to slip down.The next morning I mentioned it and was told it has been leaking for some time. I'm sorry but that need to be fixed! Mold can cause health issues for the visitors paying to stay at the Castle B&B. It can also stain the beautiful wood in the building and cause rot damage. I would say overall the Castle needs some TLC. I am glad I stayed a few nights here and enjoyed a part of Sam Jones history.
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Date of stay: August 2019
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Response from BeachRetreats2018, Guest Relations Manager at Castle on Silver Lake
Responded Aug 13, 2019
Thank you so much for your review! We are so glad to hear that you enjoyed your check-in with Dale! Dale is Ocracoke born and raised with all the information on Old Ocracoke and New! Thank you so much for your feedback in regards to the rooms! We love to hear about ways we can improve. I'm so sorry to hear about the sitting area having a leak! This is definitely something that we would like to get addressed immediately! Please feel free to email me at reservations@beachretreatsbyvillage.com with the details so we can handle this accordingly.
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sally d wrote a review Jul 2019
Charlotte, North Carolina9 contributions
The Castle is a gorgeous old home built originally for house guests so each room has its unique charm. Ronnie is a wonderful inn keeper and the breakfasts were delicious- especially the apple pancakes! :) The Castle is about 50 yards from the water and on their roof deck there is an incredible view of the harbor and lighthouse. There are bikes to use and Ronnie directed us to a breath taking beach in the state park to ride to just north of the small airport. Being in Ocracoke is like going back in time.... everyone is so friendly and helpful. The town does have quite a bit of activity mid day with the ferry arrivals but overall a relaxing and refreshing change from real life! We came to Ocracoke by boat and Ronnie and John at the Inn were very helpful with complimentary dock space and getting us settled in. We would love to go back and would definitely stay there again!
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Date of stay: July 2019
Trip type: Traveled as a couple
Room Tip: Look for rooms that have one of the larger bathrooms. Pictures on line and Ronnie can advise.
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Robertoisfun wrote a review Jul 2019
Fredericksburg, Virginia632 contributions96 helpful votes
We stayed here Sunday thru Friday in the Lighthouse Suite. If you choose to stay here, I would recommend this room as you have three levels to spread out and enjoy. We particularly enjoyed the Widow's Walk outside deck which is all yours to enjoy after 9 pm. The views from the outside deck overlook the marina and they are awesome. The best part of our stay here was the breakfasts. The cooks were very good and the choices were numerous and Very delicious. We did not need lunch as the breakfasts were also very filling. We enjoyed our stay.
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Date of stay: June 2019Trip type: Traveled as a couple
Response from BeachRetreats2018, Guest Relations Manager at Castle on Silver Lake
Responded Aug 13, 2019
Thank you so much for your great review! We are so glad to hear that you enjoyed your stay with us! All of our guest that stay's in the Lighthouse Suite love the views from the Widow's Walk and the upstairs cupola! We are pleased to hear that you enjoyed our breakfast! We hope to see you again soon!
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R b wrote a review Jun 2019
1 contribution
Got a special advertised rate at castle b&b of of $133.00 a night, but we didn't receive a breakfast, and they added a fee of $89.99 to our bill, a special assessment, we didn't receive any extra. I would check on other places to stay although it is very nice and up to date.
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Date of stay: May 2019Trip type: Traveled as a couple
Response from Travel828837, Guest Relations Manager at Castle on Silver Lake
Responded Jul 10, 2019
Thank you so much for your review! I do believe you are a guest that stayed at one of the Castle Courtyard Villas and not the actual B&B. Despite sharing the same grounds they are separate businesses. Also, the special rate sounds like you booked on a third party site. Please in the future please feel free to book directly so we can make sure we help you pick what best suits your needs.
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$169 - $211 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
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Frequently Asked Questions about Castle on Silver Lake
Which popular attractions are close to Castle on Silver Lake?
Nearby attractions include Springer's Point Preserve (0.5 miles), British Cemetery (0.6 miles), and Ocracoke Lighthouse (0.09 miles).
What are some of the property amenities at Castle on Silver Lake?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, free breakfast, and a pool.
Which room amenities are available at Castle on Silver Lake?
Top room amenities include air conditioning, a flat screen TV, and a refrigerator.
What food & drink options are available at Castle on Silver Lake?
Guests can enjoy free breakfast and barbeque facilities during their stay.
Is parking available at Castle on Silver Lake?
Yes, free parking is available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Castle on Silver Lake?
Conveniently located restaurants include Eduardo's Taco Stand, Ocracoke Coffee Company, and Zillie's Island Pantry.
Are there opportunities to exercise at Castle on Silver Lake?
Yes, guests have access to a pool and a sauna during their stay.
Is Castle on Silver Lake located near the city center?
Yes, it is 0.2 miles away from the center of Ocracoke.
Which languages are spoken by the staff at Castle on Silver Lake?
The staff speaks multiple languages, including English and Spanish.
Are there any historical sites close to Castle on Silver Lake?
Many travelers enjoy visiting British Cemetery (0.6 miles) and Fort Ocracoke Monument (0.5 miles).
Does Castle on Silver Lake have any great views?
Yes, guests often enjoy the harbor view available here.