The Thurston House Inn consists of two Cedar shake buildings. The original building was the home of Captain Thurston Gaskill. It was built in 1925 and restored by Captain Thurstons granddaughter, Marlene Mathews and her husband Randal. Restoration was completed in July of 1996 and a new addition was completed in May of 1999. The Inn consists of 9 rooms all with private baths, tv and heat/ac in each room. A phone for local/credit card calls. All rooms have queen or king size beds and will accommodate 2 people. The original house has beaded board and heart pine floors. The Thurston House was once characterized as an Island home built with heart pine wood on oyster shell footings and is listed on the National Register of Historic places. Common areas consist of front & back porches. Donna is now running the inn along with her mother Annie who was born in the house and her sister Lou. Donna welcomes you to her home.
3.8 on July 08, 2008
Very quiet and clean, bed excellent, food was good.
5 on May 21, 2008
I have been staying at the Thurston House since it opened years ago as a B&B. Totally relaxing, idyllic, charming and immaculate. Very friendly, and location allows you to walk everywhere and not use your vehicle, except maybe to drive to the beach, but you can walk if you like. Once you go, you will return. Don't tell too many people about it though...we don't want it to change/grin.
5 on January 31, 2008
Just a fine place to get away from everything. Our room was just right for us. Super clean. Quiet. Good sleeping. The breakfast is a typical English breakfast. You won't go away hungry. This is the best B&B I've visited since the Scotish Lion in North Conway NH (sadly out of business now)
Near small airport, Coastal town, Near National Park, Small Island, Near local Harbor, Fishing Village, Island, Small town, Village
Norfolk, VA (ORF) 165 miles
Drive south from Norfolk on 64. Exit to highway 168 south towards Manteo, NC, or Nags Head. Becomes Highway 158 south then Highway 12 south to Hatteras Island. 40 minute free ferry to Ocracoke Island. 15 minutes to village from ferry.
Antique Shopping, Art Galleries, Beach, Gourmet/Fine Dining, Historical interests, Live Music, Museum, National/State parks, Nature area, Ocean, Ocraoke Lighthouse, Cape Hatteras National Seashore, British Cemetery, Ocracoke Preservation Museum, Performing Theater
Private Home Bed and Breakfast, Historic Inn
Board games, In-room internet, Desk, Internet Service, Parking, Telephone
Air conditioning, Alarm clock, Ceiling fans, Fridge, Hairdryer, Satellite/Cable TV, TV, Wi-Fi
Bird watching, Boating, Fishing, Hiking trails, Hunting, Kayaking, Evening Sailboat Cruises, Inshore fishing, Offshore Gulfstream fishing, Beachcombing, Surfing, Windsurfing, Sailing, Shopping, Sight-seeing, Swimming, Water sports
Ocracoke Island Fig Preserves/Cake
Our preserves and fig cake are made from locally grown figs. Fig preserves and cakes can be purchased online. Go to our website for more info.