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Castle on Silver Lake
Ranked #3 of 7 Ocracoke B&B and Inns
Reviewed 6 September 2008

We just spent 4 nights at the Castle on Silver Lake in Ocracoke over the long Labor Day weekend. Very nice place. We had Billy's room on the 1st floor right off the great room. We heard very little noise, there is a door to the hallway that separated our room and one other room from the great room. Very comfortable queen bed, the room also had a twin bed. The only downfall to this room was there was only 1 comfortable living room type chair and 1 straight back chair, so only room for one person to sit but we did not spend much time in our room, and with the great room right outside our room, we spent time sitting there. I believe most of the other rooms have sofas or loveseats. The bathroom was large and very clean with 2 sinks and a very nice shelf area for your cosmetics etc. The whole house is very unique, completely paneled in cypress wood, including the high ceilings. It was very bright and cheery and really a lovely place. Decorated with unique antiques and wall hangings. The breakfast was wonderful - full breakfast with bacon, saugages, eggs, biscuits, sausage gravy and on Sunday they even had Mimosas. We didn't even have to eat lunch the days we were there. Ocracoke is a wonderful place to visit, no stop lights, most people ride bikes that the house furnishes, no night life to speak of, the town kind of rolls up by 10 pm, but a very nice place to come and relax. We will come again!!

  • Stayed: August 2008, travelled with family
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Reviewed 16 July 2008

This was our third stay at The Castle in four years, and a fourth stay is inevitable. The location of The Castle away from the main highway and the uniqueness of the property are just two of the features that draw us back. A rooftop deck and another across the road provide relaxing spots to enjoy the view of the lake, Ocracoke and the sound. Our room, Patti's, was comfortable, but we didn't like it as much as Mary's or Katie's. The bathroom was next to the porch and the hallway leading to the kitchen, and it didn't feel very private to have someone sitting right outside the window while...you get the idea. It didn't have comfortable chairs or good light for reading, however we made good use of the front office and the den, which were comfortable and had better light. The Castle provides free wireless internet access. Breakfasts were outstanding. Every morning there were scrambled eggs, potatoes, bacon, sausage and grits as well as one item that varied from day to day--french toast, pancakes, omelet or biscuits and gravy. For those who prefer a lighter breakfast, there was also cereal, fresh fruit and juice, bagels, coffee and tea. Water, soft drinks and snacks are available all day. Bicycles were readily available this time; combination locks have apparently kept them from disappearing. The Castle is clean and well-maintained and the staff are friendly and helpful.

  • Stayed: July 2008, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 2 July 2008

My wife and I spent 3 nights at the Castle B&B. We were in the Katie room on the second floor. The view out our window was of Silver Lake. The room was spotless. It had enough storage space for our clothing and beachwear. There was a large corner garden tub in the room.

We enjoyed breakfast every morning but we both really liked the French toast and scrambled eggs. Bottles of water, soda, and lemonade were available around the clock.

This B&B has a nice pool for an afternoon dip. There aren't but a few pools on the island. The landing on the fourth floor provided a panoramic view of the area and the island lighthouse.

Bicycles were available free for our use. You could bike to almost everywhere on the island. A short walk put you into the heart of the 'downtown' area.

We enjoyed our afternoon drinks at the Jolly Roger watching a local fisherman clean the catch of the day. The Back Porch served up a great meal for my wife's birthday.

We had to leave the island two days early because of a problem with a bad toothache. The castle gladly refunded our money for those two days. I'm not sure how many other B&B's would have done that.

  • Stayed: June 2008, travelled as a couple
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1  Thank fig_mar
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Reviewed 1 July 2008

It is a cool house that has been renovated into a B&B. Our room was on the cheaper side so it was fairly small and the ceilings felt low. The breakfast was good the first day and then progressively got worse for the remaining 3 mornings we were there. I think it was mainly because it was pretty much the same thing every morning and I got pretty sick of it by the end. The location is great and it was nice to have a pool to dip in to. The only problem with the pool was the horse flies. That is an Ocracoke issue you though and not isolated to the pool of the Castle. Overall a nice place to stay. I would like to try another place though next time. The Silver Lake Inn looked nice with balconies overlooking the harbor.

  • Stayed: June 2008, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 26 September 2007

There are eleven rooms in the main house. Actually, the main house is the ONLY place since the outlying condos and apartments have been spun-off to owners. So, the Castle is now a pure B&B. It is situated right on the harbor with a nice dock on which you can watch the boats coming and going. It is an interesting and pretty house. The rooms are spotless, we have stayed in two of them. The rooms have period furniture and very nice. I suppose it could be noisy, as others have suggested but we haven't been bothered. The breakfast is the best we have had at a B&B.

My gripe, if there is any, is price. With tax our bill was $175. Thats steep for out of season. But we are on an island, where everything is more expensive. Am not sure what other places charge but I would bet the Castle is the most expensive place on the island. Anyway, do go to Ocracoke, it is a unique place and stay at the Castle. But bring money.

  • Stayed: September 2007, travelled as a couple
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1  Thank Leatherman
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Address: 155 Silver Lake Road, Ocracoke, NC 27960
Region: United States > North Carolina > North Carolina Coast > Outer Banks > Ocracoke
Amenities:
Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Swimming Pool
Hotel Style:
Ranked #3 of 7 B&Bs / Inns in Ocracoke
Price Range: $205 - $385 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3.5 star — Castle on Silver Lake 3.5*
Number of rooms: 19
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Relax in comfortable, non-smoking rooms in this three-story inn. The rooms are tastefully decorated with antiques and each room has its own private bathroom. Other amenities include an outdoor pool, pool house with sauna & steam shower, a computer with Internet access in the lobby &wireless Internet access on the property. Enjoy a full buffet breakfast each morning. "Captains" enjoy complimentary dockage at the Castle docks with power hookups and a fish cleaning station. ... more   less 
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