The Castle on Silver Lake

Silver Lake Road , Ocracoke, NC 27960 USA (Show map)


Guests of the Castle Bed and Breakfast can relax in comfortable, non-smoking rooms of this 3-story inn. The rooms are decorated with antiques, and each has its own private bathroom. Bed & Breakfast guests will enjoy a full buffet breakfast each morning from 8:30 - 9:30 a.m. We serve eggs and biscuits or pancakes, fried potatoes, cheese grits, bacon, grilled sausage, fresh fruit and an assortment of juices, muffins and pastries. Guests of the Courtyard Villas, a separate property behind the Bed and Breakfast, which are 1, 2 and 3 bedroom upscale condominiums to accommodate larger parties, and guests' with children under 12 years of age, will enjoy the amenities of each unit, including a separate entrance, large kitchen, screened porch or deck, washer and dryer and a whirlpool tub. Staying in a Villas does exclude Breakfast at The Bed and Breakfast and is not included. Castle amenities available to guests of the Bed & Breakfast and The Castle Villas include: an outdoor pool, pool house with sauna and steam shower, a conference room and wireless Internet access on the property. Boaters enjoy complimentary dockage at the Castle docks with power hookups and a fish cleaning station. The Castle innkeepers are glad to pick you up from the island's airstrip. Please let us know when you make your reservation if you will need that service. Can't wait until your vacation to see beautiful Ocracoke? Take a look at our website .thecastlebb. We look forward to your visit.



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  • Guest room4.6
  • Service4.6
  • Value4.4
  • Cleanliness5
  • Onsite Dining4.8

OMG-this place is fantastic!

4.6 on August 02, 2010

We did a spontaneous trip and somehow we were able to get a room in peak season. This place is WONDERFUL!! Everything exceeded our expectations. The location, staff, room, ambiance was just what we needed but didn't expect. Having never stayed in a B&B I was concerned but now I am convinced this is the way to go. We were in the Harbor room...lots of space and very private.

Outstanding Inn on Ocracoke

5 on June 29, 2009

Wonderful mix of antique charm and modern convenience! Loved the people, the food, the billiards room with its huge fireplace and the beautiful dining room. Very comfortable bedding, too!

Corporate Sales Getaway Weekend!

4.4 on June 26, 2009

Our company hosted our Sales dept.'s big getaway weekend at the Castle. It was a huge success! Everything from the ferry ride to the restaurants to our accommodations at the Castle was just wonderful. My room opened to a common area with a private little screened-in porch tucked in under a roof eave that was perfect for some quiet time and reading. Breakfast truly was outstanding. No one had to move their cars once we got there--we just rode the bikes (provided) everywhere! (There are a couple of good stories we still laugh about regarding bike riding in the dark following a long evening at Howard's Pub!) Sunday morning we all drove on the beach to surf fish for a few hours before catching the ferry back to reality. We loved the Castle and Ocracoke!

Great place on Ocracoke Island

5 on June 25, 2009

The history, quality and friendliness of staff makes you feel a part of the island. It's a great place to stay and feel pampered. Can't wait to go back!

Clean. Great Food. Nice stay

4.4 on June 24, 2009

Very friendly staff and the room was quite clean. Breakfast was wonderful! Had a great stay and plan to go back

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Rooms & Rates

The Light House Suite

The Light House Suite has a sitting area, 1 1/2 bathrooms, and bedroom stretching across the entire front of the Castle on the 3rd floor. On the Light House side of the room is a larger bathroom with a full body shower and a view of the Ocracoke lighthouse. The view from the shower is spectacular, especially right at sunset. This suite includes a private cupola on the top of Castle.

  • Maximum Capacity: 2
  • Bathroom Private Bath
  • Beds 1 Queen

Nightly Rate: $169 - $299

Standard Double

Ginny's and Webb's Room are the newest additions and are located on the second floor. Even though they are the smallest of the rooms they were added as an affordable spot to still get the same great property amenities. The upstairs screened in porch is right around the corner for a quite reading nook.

  • Maximum Capacity: 2
  • Bathroom Private Bath
  • Beds 1 Double

Nightly Rate: $109 - $209

Standard Queen

Queen bedroom with a hot homemade breakfast, flat screen TV and antique furnishings. The property amenities include a large pool, pool house with sauna and steam showers, boat dockage with separate complimentary reservation along with beautiful grounds across from the Silver Lake Harbor.

  • Maximum Capacity: 2
  • Bathroom Private Bath
  • Beds 1 Queen

Nightly Rate: $139 - $259

Deluxe King

The Deluxe King rooms offer Guests staying a chance to wake up to a spectacular view of Silver Lake Harbor through a large double window. There private bathroom and sitting area.

  • Maximum Capacity: 2
  • Bathroom Private Bath
  • Beds 1 King

Nightly Rate: $159 - $269

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Location Type

Outer Banks of North Carolina, Hyde County, Airport, Island, Rural, Secluded, Small town, Waterview


2 miles

Directions to property:

From Raleigh Area: Follow US-64 E to S Virginia Dare Trail in Nags Head 3 h 1 min (192 mi) Continue to Hatteras 1 h 19 min (58.7 mi) Take the NC-12 ferry to Ocracoke 57 min (9.6 mi) Follow NC-12 to Lighthouse Rd and bear left in Ocracoke Village to arrive at 155 Silver Lake Rd. From Wilmington, NC Follow US-17 N, NC-24 E and US-70 E to NC-12 N/Cedar Island Rd in Sea Level 2 h 42 min (130 mi) Continue onto NC-12 N/Cedar Island Rd Continue to follow Cedar Island Rd 17 min (12.0 mi). Take the Cedar Island - Ocracoke ferry to Ocracoke 2 h 47 min (19.9 mi) Take NC-12 (Silver Lake Rd) 5 min (0.8 mi) stay right along Silver Lake Harbor to arrive at 155 Silver Lake Road Ocracoke, NC 27960

Area Attractions

Antique Shopping, Art Galleries, Beach, Gourmet/Fine Dining, Historical interests, Live Music, Museum, National/State parks, Nature area, Ocean, Performing Theater, Picnic area, Religious Services

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Inn Details

Establishment type

Other, Historic Inn, Boutique Hotel, Apartment, Villa

On-site amenities

Bike rental, Board games, Coffee/Tea facilities, Computer, Conference Rooms, Copier, Desk, Fax Machine, Fireplace, Library, Microwave, Outdoor grilling, Parking, Pool, Radio, Sauna, Spa, Wet bar

Room amenities

Air conditioning, Alarm clock, Fridge, Hairdryer, Ironing Board, Private entrance, Satellite/Cable TV, TV, Telephone, Wi-Fi

On-site activities

Bicycle rental, Bicycle riding trails, Bicycles, Billiards, Bird watching, Boating, Canoeing, Fishing, Kayaking, Sailing, Shopping, Sight-seeing, Swimming, Water sports

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  • Check In:: 3 pm
  • Check Out:: 11 am
  • Open All Year Round: No
  • Smoking Allowed: Outside only
  • Drinking Allowed: Yes
  • Alcohol Provided No
  • Suitable For Children: Limited
  • Childcare Provided: No
  • Guest Pets Allowed: No Sorry we can not accommodate pets
  • Disabled Access No

Terms and Conditions

  • Minimum Stay: Weekend two nights
  • Accepted payments VISA, Discover, Mastercard, Cash
  • Deposit Amount Required: One night stay at time of booking
  • Cancellations: Reservations require the first night deposit to be charged at time of booking and there is a 7 day prior to arrival cancellation policy.
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  • Time Served: 8:30 - 9:30 am
  • Serving Location: kitchen, Breakfast/dining area, Dining Room


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