Cape Hatteras Bed and Breakfast

46223 Old Lighthouse Rd. , Buxton, NC 27920 USA (Show map)


Awards and Recognition Cape Hatteras Bed and Breakfast was featured in TRAVEL+LEISURE Magazine’s 2009 ‘Affordable Beach Resorts.’ The ocean is just 500 feet from a Top 10 Winner of America’s Best Beaches 2009, and rated by Frommer’s as “Highly Recommended”. Our eight-room, smoke-free, AAA Three Diamond Award winning Inn is located in the historic village of Buxton near the famous Cape Hatteras Lighthouse. Travel light and keep us in mind for quick escapes, sanity breaks, and relaxing vacations. Your Hosts And Our 1960's "Recycled" Building Jed and Virginia our Innkeepers welcome you to our version of a B&B. Our building was a small family motel built in the 1960's and all rooms have been renovated over the years. There were no big old historic buildings to convert to a B&B, and the island really needed a B&B, so we recycled the building and gave it a new life. All rooms have a private entrance, bath, flat screen TV, small refrigerator, and coffee setup and some with microwaves. We provide complimentary wireless internet, coffee, tea, bottled water, snacks, beach chairs, bicycles, beach towels, coolers, beach bags, use of a gas grill, and local advice. Let us know how we can help you with wedding planning, events planning, company retreats, family reunions, or special requests. You can book on-line at our website .capehatterasbandb.



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  • Guest room4.2
  • Service4.5
  • Value4.4
  • Cleanliness4.4
  • Onsite Dining4.6

Fantastic place to stay!

4.6 on September 22, 2014

This was our 2nd stay at the Cape Hatteras Bed and Breakfast, and it won't be our last!!!! Jed and Virginia and wonderful hosts, warm and welcoming! We feel at home there, the food is awesome, great variety. Our room was fantastic, comfortable and very nicely decorated. They've thought of lots of extras, beach towels, sun screen, bicycles, fresh cookies each day! Can't wait to go back!

We will be back!

5 on September 19, 2014

These 2 ladies had never been to the outer banks and had no idea what to expect. We needed an early check in and called ahead requesting one if possible. Not only did the host accommodate, but called to inform us the room was ready while we were still on the road. A beautiful room with very gracious hosts awaited with access to everything we would need to use. As well as several ideas for sight seeing. The food was wonderful! Coffee/tea/snacks (those cookies to die for). All the staff were wonderful in addition to our hosts, Virginia and Jed. This place is a Diamond among CZ's and we highly recommend staying here.

Comfy, Friendly, Great Breakfast

5 on July 12, 2012

Virginia and Jed manage this place wonderfully. Special place, great breakfast, easy.. no fuss.. gorgeous.. right out of Southern Living.. Chic beach though. We will definitely be back.

Wonderful Anniversary!!

5 on September 22, 2011

My husband and I celebrated our 23rd wedding anniversary at the Bed and Breakfast, it was our first experience staying in one. We had an amazing time our room (andrew) was beautiful we really enjoyed sitting on the deck in the afternoon looking out at the ocean, and having homemade cookies and pastry's for an afternoon snack. Virginia and Jed made our stay even more special, and seeing the 2 work so well together in the morning getting breakfast together was very nice to see, and while preparing they will visit and help give ideas on what to do that day. Our last day there with their help got us to go see the wild horses (jeep tour) it was amazing. My husband and I love lighthouses and we saw pretty much all of them in the area. We are hoping to go back again this Spring (2012) I have health issues and have since been put on full disability, and at the same time our oldest daughter is planning to get married in August (2012) So we will see if we can make the trip. If not this coming year hopefully the following one. Hopefully when we do make our trip back Jed and Virginia will still be working there. Jennifer & Stephen

Thanks for the memories!

4.4 on September 21, 2011

Virginia and Jed were the best innkeeper/hosts. I only wish we could have stayed longer. Thank you, your new friends in Scottdale, PA.

Perfect place to celebrate our 1st Wedding Anniversary!

5 on September 03, 2011

We loved our stay at the Cape Hatteras Bed & Breakfast! This was our first time staying in a B&B, and it was a perfect setting to celebrate our 1st wedding anniversary. We stayed in the Emily room, which was very spacious and beautifully decorated. The breakfasts each morning were fantastic! The breakfast menu had so many delicious options, and we wish we could have stayed longer to try everything on the menu. We also enjoyed the afternoon tea and snacks! The B&B's location is perfect - a quick walk to the beach, a bike ride from the Cape Hatteras Lighthouse, and a quiet location for fun and relaxation! Jed and Virginia were amazing hosts, and offered great suggestions for things to do and places to eat in the Outer Banks! We will definitely be visiting next summer!

What a great place to stay

4.6 on September 01, 2011

Rooms were clean and comfortable, innkeepers were friendly and inviting, and the breakfasts were outstanding. Close to a nice clean beach!

I can hardly wait to go back there!

5 on July 27, 2011

The Cape Hatteras Bed and Breakfast is a serious find of an inn on the Outer Banks in North Carolina. Run by a young couple, Jed and Virginia, who are only in their third month as innkeepers, the B&B is a former beach motel located in Buxton. When we first drove up, we were a bit concerned because it still does have that beach motel look to it. Once we saw our room, however, we were completely won over. The room was large with a king-sized bed, a bathroom with a shower, a small fridge and freezer, and a great balcony on which to sit. The room is spotlessly clean; Virginia assured us that they wash the comforters and all covers between guests, which is something that not all hotels or inns do. The bed was comfortable and it was quiet at night, which was lovely. The beach was a 3 minute walk down the street and the main drag was another 3 minutes the other direction. The main area alloted to guests was well-appointed and neat, with games, books, and a large TV. Breakfast was a choice of four items: yogurt, granola, and fruit; a standard eggs, meat, and grits southern breakfast; the quiche of the day; or whatever their special of the day was. The first morning I enjoyed two crepes with apples and brie, in an sweet apple cider reduction. The coffee and juice were great, and during the day they put out treats for the guests that were excellent as well. The only small issue we had was the wifi was inaccessible from our room, so we had to move to the common room to use our netbook. That being said, it's been common in almost all of the inns we've stayed at so far this trip. Overall, the value, cleanliness, and location were all excellent. I don't often with to come back to a place I've visited, simply because there are so many other places I want to see, but I would not hesitate to come back here and would, in fact, stay longer next time. Thank you Jed and Virginia for a wonderful stay!


5 on July 17, 2011

Stayed for a couple of nights in July 2011 and had a great food, great service, and overall a great time. Wouldn't change anything. THANKS, Fernando

July 4th 2011 Stay

4.8 on July 08, 2011

We arrived on July 1, greeted by Virginia and yes, tasty cookies. A quick tour of the B&B and then to our rooms. The B&B conveys everything you see in the pics, except for the wonderful hospitality of Jed and Virgina. One of the other major strengths is the convenience of the oceanfront. Need a quick getaway? This is the place for you!

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Location Type

Near Cape Hatteras Lighthouse, Ferries to Ocracoke Island then to Swan Quarter, Outer Banks National Seashore, Cape Hatteras, Hatteras Island, Island, Oceanfront, Oceanview, Village


Norfolk, VA (ORF) 140 miles

Directions to property:

Flying into Raleigh,NC,take Rt.64 E.,to NC-12 south to Buxton NC approximately 4-41/2 hours. Flying into Norfolk,VA,I-64,to exit 291B to VA-168 becomes NC158-E onto Outer Banks until you reach NC-12 at South end of Nags Head to Hatteras Island and the village of Buxton. Driving from North:I-95 to US-64 East(follow above) Driving from South:I-95 to Wilson NC-US-64 E;route 30 to Plymouth NC;route US-64 E to Hatteras Island.

Area Attractions

Antique Shopping, Aquarium, Art Galleries, Beach, Historical interests, Movie Theater, Museum, National/State parks, Nature area, Ocean, Lost Colony Production, Manteo, NC; Elizabethan Gardens, Wright Brothers Memorial/Museum,, Graveyard of the Atlantic Museum, Native American Museum, Outlet Stores, Picnic area

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Inn Details

Establishment type

Bed and Breakfast

On-site amenities

BBQ grill, Board games, Conference Rooms, Copier, DVD Player, Fax Machine, Fireplace, Library, Telephone, Videos, Wedding Facilities , Beach chairs, beach towels, coolers, and bicycles, Bottled water, snacks, coffee, and tea, Lockable storage area for surfboards/wind surfers

Room amenities

Air conditioning, Alarm clock, Amenities Basket, Ceiling fans, Coffee/Tea facilities, Fridge, Hairdryer, Internet Service, Ironing Board, Microwave, Private entrance, Radio, Satellite/Cable TV, TV, Wi-Fi, Wired internet

On-site activities

Bicycle riding trails, Bicycles, Billiards, Bird watching, Boating, Canoeing, Fishing, Golfing, Hiking trails, Horseback riding, Hunting, Kayaking, SPA KORU BENEFITS, Beach access for walks/swimming/fishing, Miniature Golf Courses, Cape Hatteras Lighthouse, Charter fishing, Nature trails, Shopping, Sight-seeing, Swimming, Tennis courts, Water sports

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  • Check In:: 4:00 PM
  • Check Out:: 11:00 AM
  • Open All Year Round: No
  • Smoking Allowed: Outside only No smoking in guests rooms or common areas
  • Drinking Allowed: Yes
  • Alcohol Provided No
  • Suitable For Children: Limited Infants in owner's"pack/play"
  • Childcare Provided: No
  • Guest Pets Allowed: No
  • Disabled Access Limited

Terms and Conditions

  • Minimum Stay: 2 nights; Holidays: 3 nights
  • Accepted payments VISA, Mastercard, Cash
  • Deposit Amount Required: 50% Total Stay balance due upon arrival
  • Cancellations: Cancellations are required 15 days in advance of arrival date. Deposit less $20.00 handling fee will be refunded. No refunds for early departures or no-shows. Refunds for mandatory evacuations will be issued minus the $20.00 processing fee. We encourage personal travel insurance thru companies such as Travel in case of personal emergencies.
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Jed and Virginia Miller

Languages spoken

English, Spanish

Resident Pets

About the innkeepers

We love sharing beautiful Hatteras Island and opening our home to new people and new friendships. Surfing, yoga, gardening, surf fishing, beachcombing, cooking and family are our special interests.

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Natural, home-made

  • Time Served: 8AM-10AM
  • Serving Location: Breakfast/dining room, Breakfast/dining area, Dining Room

Special meal options

Low fat , Restrictive , Vegetarian Gluten Free

Signature Dish

Daily Breakfast Menu
A continuously changing medley of breakfast choices that include a healthy homemade granola and organic yogurt, a savory traditional southern with grits, bacon and eggs, and a varying selection of scratch made quiche.

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