I have come away from the Castle on Silver Lake with plans to return ASAP. I'm a big fan of Ocracoke: it's beautiful and remote location, the tight-knit community, it's quirkiness, and the casual, calm atmosphere. We have stayed in the Ocracoke Harbour Inn next door to the Castle a few times, but our one night stay at the Castle left us wanting more.
The property is situated in a prime and beautiful location on Silver Lake Harbor. The staff are very kind and accommodating. The country-style breakfast included bacon, egg casseroles, homemade biscuits, orange pancakes, sausage, and cheese grits.
Our room was the last one available, Ginny's Room, which is a small room in the rear with a queen bed and a tiny bathroom. The sink is actually in the room. We were only there one night, so no big deal. The other rooms in the inn looked much larger.
If you are interested in the history of the Inn and it's eccentric original owner, do an internet search for Sam Jones, Ocracoke.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- 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. ... more less
- Also Known As:
- Castle On Silver Lake Hotel Ocracoke