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“A very nice and laid-back place to unwind”
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Crews Inn B&B
Ranked #5 of 7 Ocracoke B&B and Inns
Reviewed 20 August 2012

We visited here to celebrate our anniversary, and for the price, you can't beat this B&B. We stayed in the Parlor and were very pleased with the A/C and the modern bathroom, although it did not detract from the history of this house. The keepers were nice but not overbearing (they talked when you wanted to talk, but otherwise left you alone). The location is a block to the east of the main road, but everything is within walking distance. If you want to go running on the beach, it's about a 1.5 mile easy run to ramps 72 and 70. Breakfast wasn't a full smorgasboard, but again, it was just fine for the price we paid.

The only issue we had was finding the entrance, as the sign is somewhat hidden by the foliage and the house is well off the road.

We decided on this trip that we really love Ocracoke, and our stay at Crews Inn was a great choice, as it contributes to what we enjoyed the most: the history, local flavor, and laid-back attitude of the town and island.

  • Stayed: August 2012, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 30 May 2012

Can't believe when we read a few of these negative comments on this place, other than to assume that those nay-sayers wouldn't be happy anywhere.

No, this is not the Taj-Mahal; and no, this place isn't a full-scale hotel that offers matching shampoo and conditioner and a shower cap with your room. What this is, is a beautiful old home, tucked away in a neat part of the island, for a fabulous price. Picture having a well-to-do aunt or grandmother who lives in a perfect location and has a house you can come to any time you want. Come on in, make yourself at home, and relax. That's the atmosphere you get here. Laid back and relaxing.

The home was built around the turn of the century and has been well taken care of since. It retains that old Victorian-era charm. The furniture is period, but not too hoity-toity that you feel as if you can't relax. The inn keepers are welcoming and helpful.

My husband and I live in NC and we travel to Ocracoke several times a year. We're annoyed with ourselves for not having booked here sooner. We'll now be regulars there.

  • Stayed: May 2012, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 26 May 2012

The place has not changed a bit. Same charm. Same furnitue same skewky floors. The island has moved on, mutch to my dislike. They now bus in tourists by the busload. That is so wrong on so many levels. This is a small barrier island not kitty halk .BUT the Crews Inn is on a back rd. set back in the trees. It is quiet peasful and devoide of the tundering heard. It is not the Hilton, its just grandmas. Breakfast is basic but incredibly tasty. No tv, radio or flat screen in your room. They now have WiFi. Bring all your own personal needs and soap. The people I have met over the years have been interesting and down to earth. I mean 5 rooms in a house that was built in 1904. How uppity can you get. Over the years I have taken a couple of wives and a few girlfriends to stay there. Very romantic. I was down this April and going back next month. Mid week is the best. If you have a choice come in using the Swann Quarter Ferry rout. Kinda coming in the back door. Ferry wait can be long coming in through Hatteras. Remember the garbage trucks have to be on the same ferry some times first come first on. Lets be honest I live in Virginia Beach half mile from the ocean front with a ton of tourist. This is the place I go to get away. This place some people book a year in advance. Do not assume you can get one of the 5 rooms on the dates you want it. Remember you get what you pay for. They have the best rates on the island and have not change much in the 23 years I have called it Grandmas.

Room Tip: Call right away to see if they can event take you. Dannys room. $65 a night with breakfast.
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  • Stayed: April 2012, travelled solo
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Thank Donald J
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Reviewed 21 March 2012

We really loved our stay at the Crews Inn. It was a different experience from other B&Bs we've stayed in, but that was definitely part of its charm. Unlike other B&Bs where innkeepers talk your ear off about everything, this place was much more laid back. There was a sign when we arrived, directing us to our room, which was very clear and easy to understand. We stayed in the Captain's Quarters on the top floor and we would stay here again in a heartbeat. The room is gorgeous and gave us a real feel for the Ocracoke culture. It was March, so the weather wasn't too hot, but it looked like they had air conditioning. The room also had plenty of windows and a door to a private deck with its own entrance, so there was plenty of air in the room. We loved the privacy of the deck and being able to come and go as we pleased. We ran into one of the innkeepers as we were leaving and he was helpful with local information. Our only suggestion would be to purchase a couple of bikes for guests to use during their stay, so that we didn't have to go out in search of rentals. The restaurants and activites that were recommended were very good. The breakfast was also less formal than other B&B's, but still delicious. We had muffins and cereal the first morning and then the innkeeper made us omelettes the second morning. The muffins were clearly homemade and they were delicious. The omelette was excellent.

  • Stayed: March 2012, travelled as a couple
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Thank Melissa D
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Reviewed 19 March 2012

The Crews Inn gives you a unique view of Ocracoke Island, NC......What is there to not love about Ocracoke. The ferry rides to and from Ocracoke are a wonderful, relaxing way to travel. We rode every one of them. The breakfasts were not much to speak of, but the fig muffins one morning were delicious and made from local figs. Yum! Yum! We each had one of the main floor rooms with a private bath and we loved staying there. Be prepared for no keys, no tv, no radio, etc., but the duck brigade is delightful, beaches are marvelous and the Inn is delightful. We also enjoyed the bicycle rides around the island. Think....character and originality!

  • Stayed: March 2012, travelled with friends
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Additional Information about Crews Inn B&B

Address: 460 Back Rd., Ocracoke, NC
Region: United States > North Carolina > North Carolina Coast > Outer Banks > Ocracoke
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Ranked #5 of 7 B&Bs / Inns in Ocracoke
Price Range: $98 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 5

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