First Colony Inn's comfortable elegance and friendly service welcome you to the beach. This inn was built in 1932 and operated as a Beach Hotel. Antiques and traditional furnishings, heated towel bars, remote-controlled A/Cs, television, telephones, beach towels and chairs are furnished for guests. Pool on the grounds, which also offer croquet, cornhole, picnic table, grills and a private walkway to the beach. Room service is available in-season from Pamlico Jack's restaurant across the street. Our innkeepers are pleased to help with plans for activities and special occasions such as honeymoons, restaurants. This Inn is on the National Register of Historic Places and offers year round availability.
5 on December 14, 2012
Extending a business trip, I traveled alone to the OBX. This was a perfect choice for my relaxing getaway. Loved the quiet atmosphere, wide porch and comfy chairs, quick walk across the dune for morning beach strolls. Perfect spot!
5 on July 22, 2012
The people who work in the Inn are like old family friends. The rooms are charming, spotless and well-appointed. Delicious breakfast. Nice to have chairs and beach towels provided. There's nothing like sitting on the wide veranda and enjoying the breeze. At night there's a different magic atmosphere. I love this place. If you are beaching it alone there's no place better than here. Sadly the other historic hotels have gone by the wayside. The location is perfect, too, with less congestion than further north.
4.6 on April 21, 2012
A friend and I came to Nags Head for a famliy member's wedding, being it was also our birthday weekend, we opted to make it a long weekend & see the sites, our stay at the colony was the best choice ever. The staff was great and very helpful with directions and recommendations for places to eat and things to see. We really enjoyed starting the day off with a wonderful breakfast with lots of delicious items to choose from. The porches were a great place to end the day watching the sunset. Would love to return for another visit, the colony will be the first call I make for a place to stay. Will also recommend the colony to all my freinds and family. Thank you again to all the staff for a wonderful vacation.
5 on February 09, 2012
We stayed at this fabulous Inn on our honeymoon and have been back every year since on our anniversary. We can't say enough about the great staff and service we received, even in the middle of February! We stay in the same room each year and look forward to it immensly. The room was very clean and we felt right at home. Breakfast is always fantastic as well, Love this place! Chester & Alison
4.0 on February 14, 2010
one of THE best places to stay, hospitality, cleanliness all first class.
4.8 on January 03, 2010
My husband and I have stayed here twice before on our anniversary. I was blown away by the atmosphere. It is truly a retreat and as beautiful as it is online. We will continue to come back.
4.4 on October 12, 2009
Great room & breakfast, very friendly staff and extremely relaxed atmosphere - we will definitely come back. Nick Loehr, Germany
5 on April 07, 2009
Stayed 2 nights in room 10. Actually our 2nd stay at the Inn and in room 10. Loved everything about First Colony from the courteous staff to the clean equiped rooms. Quiet and quaint but close to all attractions. Keith and Julie - Gloucester, Va.
4.4 on April 02, 2009
We had a love stay at the First Colony last summer. The Inn itself is a charming historic Victorian with wide porches that catch the breeze. The location is perfect - 1 block from the beach and close to all major attractions. Nag's Head itself is much less crowded in the summer than the more popular northern end of the Outer Banks. The rooms were exceptionally clean; the staff was friendly and helpful; and the breakfasts were delicious. We were also happily surprised by the extra amenities such as free beach chairs and umbrellas, free boogie board and passes to the local Y with it's indoor pool, fitness center and child care. We will definitely be visiting here again
4.4 on January 18, 2009
Rave reviews for the rooms, cleanliness and amenities. The staff was very helpful and made great suggestions for places to dine. I grew up visiting the Outer Banks and had not been back for years.Wow, has it grown and changed! This was the perfect place to stay and relive those memories. I did not dine at the inn and would have rated it as "not applicable", but since this was not an option I've only rated mediocre.
Across Beach Road from Ocean, on 4+ acres, Island, Small town
Norfolk, VA (ORF) 90 miles
US 64 East to Hwy 168 South (this exit is after the exit to Battlefield Blvd in Chesapeake). US 168 merges with US 158 in Currituck County in NC; follow to the Outer Banks. Stay on US 158 South once on island. Inn at milepost 16 on the left side of the road.
Antique Shopping, Aquarium, Art Galleries, Beach, Gourmet/Fine Dining, Historical interests, Live Music, Movie Theater, Museum, National/State parks, Nature area, Ocean, Wright Brothers Memorial, Fort Raleigh (The Lost Colony), National Seashore, Elizabeth II, Jockey's, Outlet Malls, Jockey's Ridge, Lost Colony Outdoor Drama, Cape Hatteras National Seashore, Outlet Stores, Picnic area, Religious Services, Winery, Zoo
Historic Inn, Bed and Breakfast
BBQ grill, Board games, CD player, Ceiling fans, Computer, Conference Rooms, Copier, Fax Machine, Internet Service, Library, Videos, Washer/dryer, Wedding Facilities , YMCA access, Free Newspaper, Heated Towel Bars, In room Safe, Make-up Mirrors, Remote control AC/Heat
Air conditioning, Alarm clock, Bath robes, In-room internet, Fridge, Hairdryer, Hot tub/whirlpool tub, Ironing Board, Microwave, Private entrance, Radio, Satellite/Cable TV, TV, Telephone, Turndown Service, VCR, Wet bar, Wi-Fi
Bicycle rental, Bicycle riding trails, Bird watching, Boating, Canoeing, Fishing, Golfing, Hiking trails, Horseback riding, Hunting, Diving / Snorkeling, Art Galleries, Outdoor Theater, Sailing, Shopping, Sight-seeing, Swimming, Swimming pool, Tennis courts, Water sports
Buffet with hot dish
Low fat , Vegetarian