We stayed in Bath (oldest town in NC) just before Thanksgiving after Hurricane Sandy left us without other options to catch a ferry to Ocracoke Island. This remote town is a hidden gem and we loved its historic sites and timeless beauty. We called in advance to reserve the room. We arrived at 3:30 p.m. as scheduled. Eventually, one of the owners arrived with kids in tow. She sent us to a room that was really filthy. It looked like a group of hunters had camped for a few days and it stank of smoke, though it was supposed to be "no smoking." When I returned the key and told her it was not clean, she sent me to another room across the hall. It was clean-er, but very run down and not kept well. My husband actually slept in his clothes on top of the bedspread that night - a first for him. The heater was not designed to heat the room, had no control knob and struggled in the colder than usual weather. The bathroom shower placement under the eaves made a shower a painful experience for anyone over 5 ft. tall. The toilet was also tightly placed between the sink and tub. There were nice soaps and shampoos, go figure! There was a nice view over the river from the deck and the grounds are probably really nice in warmer weather. But everything cried out for a good scrub down, a lot of repair. I can't recommend this place, except if you were staying on your own boat tied up to their wharf.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Waterfront efficiencies include coffee, microwave , refrigerator and top stove. Free use of kayaks and canoe with room stay or bring your own boat and get free slip . Beautiful 5 mile big water view of Bath Harbor and Pamlico River. Power and sailboat rentals with or without Captain, bring your own own boat and receive discounted overnight slip with room stay. ... more less