First off I'd like to say that if you have never been to Ocracoke, do some research. Ocracoke is a timeless little village on the island of Ocracoke. It is a throwback to a bygone era. It is NOT commercially over developed like other islands of the Outer Banks BUT Ocracoke definitely has many appealing attractions that include water sports, bicycling, fishing, shopping and tons of restaurants for just about every price range and palette. The beaches are pristine, uncrowded and if you have a 4 wheel drive you can drive on the beach. If you love nature, the sand and sea, this is for you! It's a GREAT place to decompress! We have been coming to Black Beard's for many years and we feel it's an ideal place fitting to the theme of this charming, rustic island. The last couple of years we've been there about three times a year. The structure is around 150 years old and it's survived who knows how many storms and hurricanes? It's been well maintained and rebuilt/remolded many times throughout the years. The rooms are always very CLEAN and homelike. The beds are extremely comfortable, the linens are crisp and the towels are plush! The apartments we've stayed in have full kitchens and everything you'll need. If it's not in your room, ask the desk and they'll get it for you. Sherry and the staff at the front desk/office are very professional and excellent at what they do. They really do go above and beyond to make your stay memorable and comfortable! We can't wait to get back there..! …
Personally to be very honest I would not stay here again. I woulds strongly and seriously advise travelers visiting from out of state to continue their travels and stay back in Kitty Hawk, Hatteras, etc. *Or find another spot to stay on the island.* Finding accommodations off Ocracoke Island are much more better and those certain towns did have a fairly wider selection of where to stay. ** Keep in mind, Ocracoke Island IS an Island!! It’s not every where else in the state of NC, or other US states.** - Now I realize the week in which month visitors stays, and depending on what month someone visits the island and stays at the ‘so called lodge’ during the year..that all depends and matters greatly. So timing is everything. And with timing being vital, keep in that mind with the ferry schedule as well! I personally find it hard to believe the building was called a Lodge considering it didn’t look exactly like one. Such as those found out west. Like Montana, Utah, Nevada, Colorado, Wyoming etc. While sleeping in a bed is better then sleeping outside on nothing, I was not a fan of sleeping on kids bunk beds. Being a man in his late 30’s, the sleeping arrangements were far from superior. And the room itself was odd shaped which was both unique and a bit strange. I was not expecting the room to be perfectly rectangular but didn’t expect the room to be six or eight sided?! The second bedroom door wasn’t even a door…it was and looked like an old closet door from a nearby residential house. As for the bathroom, it was better then using an outhouse, a spray nozzle as a shower head, and didn’t have to wash my hands in dirty water from the ocean. Again, I didn’t expect the bathroom to grand or marvelous. I also didn’t not know the door had NO lock. Which to my ‘personal’ surprise was NO surprise…realizing how outdated the room was and looked to be. While it was very very clean and well acquainted, that too was also pretty basic. The way everything was, where stuff was placed around the room, the fact the there was a small dorm room size refrigerator near the door, and having no bureau to store clothes etc made the room the way it was and is. Where the faucet and the sink met, that small area would pool with water and the sink itself would take longer to drain. Even when using the sink just to wash up quickly. That needs to be fixed, not just looked at!! As for the shower and bathtub combo, the plastic bottom on the inside was plastic. Another words I would take the tub portion out and install tiles. But being a lodge and using local parts, the bathtub and shower combo wasn’t the best. The room just didn’t fulfill all of my expectations and I’m ok with that. I’m not worried because I will not be staying here in the near future. Or even forever! Again..being honest and truthful in my own experience not just the opinions, I would recommend finding some where else to stay on the island. While it’s not too bad on the outside, take a closer look and see how cute and nice defines! The big thing that threw me off the most was the street and residential housing that surrounded the hotel. The homes were a far cry from being rated 4 stars. The grounds and finding a spot to take your pet outside to do it’s business…that was very poor. In school grades I would rate that an E, ‘not an A or a B’. Again if visitors find the right time of the year to visit the island that can mean and be all the difference. We visited late October and some of local businesses and their hours were quite limited despite the island being used year round.…
Have visited Ocracoke numerous times over the years and have never stayed here. This is an old historical house that has been converted into a lodge. Room was very small, but adequate for a 2-night stay at the beach. TV and WiFi performed well. Parking was terrible. It was “first come/first serve” and we had to park in the yard one night. AC was a through wall unit that kept the room cool in 90* heat. Things were clean, walls had some buckled siding on them, and noise from above transferred through the ceiling very easily. Staff was very polite and friendly. Compared to pricing at other area hotels that had availability, this place was very reasonable. It fulfilled what we needed for the 2-days.
Stayed there last night because I missed a ferry, and as usual, the staff goes above & beyond to make guests feel welcome! The rooms are always very clean, shout out to housekeeping! There are a few maintenance issues post-Dorian, which is the only reason they don't get 5 stars, but Kudos to the recovery effort! The new beds are VERY COMMFY! Good sleep, then take the free tram up to the Pony for breakfast, because this is not a B&B. Good hospitalty, coffee & tea, the rest of the Island is a bonus! I love this place, did I mention they've got the only good game room? Compliments to Sherry & Kelly at the front desk too!
The floor around the toilet was mushy. Very hard to control the water temperature for the shower. A light touch or the handle would either make it extremely hot or very cold. The occupants of the adjoining room were bouncing of the walls making it difficult to sleep. Add to that a very noisy air conditioner. The bed was too soft. I moved my luggage and scared a cockroach out. He didn't want to stay in the room either as it scurried out under the door. Parking was also challenging.
I won’t be staying here again. Bugs in the bathroom two nights. Had to leave the light on. Room didn’t get swept. We did it ourselves. Toilet didn’t get cleaned til day 3. Grounds need work. Back steps will need replaced soon. Whole place needs updated. Empty drink cans in the drawer under the fridge. Front desk lady seemed like she might yell at you any second. Breakfast should have been included based on the room rate.
For two nights $448. Rooms in very very poor condition. If this is the only place to stay I will turn around and go home. Floor was rotting in my room where you could have stepped right through, mirrors missing, only cold water runs in sink, holes in the blinds just a dump at an outrageous price.
Shocked at the place for price paid per night. The outside needs a lot of work! No elevator, no hair dryers, very few electrical outlets, sink in bedroom with no counter and a curtain around the plumbing. Bed linens were below par. Used my beach towel as a pillow. No clock, no microwave, key for entry and a chain inside for security. 2nd floor access door open all night. However room was clean and gal at desk friendly. All restaurants she recommended were closed! Not one place open for breakfast . Very disappointing.
First of all I wasn't even sure I was going to stay on the island that night, so was looking around as my "pirate" friend has been to Ocracoke participating in the annual Pirate Festival often. He recommended this charming place and boy was he right. Sherry called me back (a missed call) and gave me a lovely outside, downstairs room with a porch and rocking chairs. The place was comfy, charming decor, clean and the people, families, couples, etc. were just in the best mood ever. What I vibe. I'm even going back in a couple weeks. A 6 hour drive a couple hours ferry, and it is a blissful island vibe made even better by the staff. Sherry is incredibly kind, knows where to go and what to do and is straight up the best professional there is in the business. Thanks team Blackbeard! MM
Stayed here in April 2022. Great room 3 bedroom 2 baths full kitchen. Took 2 grandkids & our dog Dakota. The boys loved the game room. Rode around island on golf cart Chip & Helene had for us. Very friendly desk clerk. Got great advice of places to eat.
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