We really enjoyed our stay at the Bluff Shoal Motel. We like to stay at locally-run places if possible, rather than cookie-cutter chain hotels, and we like that Ocracoke still tends to be that kind of place. The staff was friendly and helpful, and the location could not have been better. We were right on Silver Lake and probably had the best view from the backyard deck of any place on the island. We had a totally clear view of the harbor and the Ocracoke Lighthouse, with absolutely no obstructions to mar the excellent view. The room was clean, pleasant, and comfortable and had a mini frig. Although there was no microwave in the room, the office lobby had one available just a few steps away,and there was coffee and ice available as well. A nice bonus was that the office lobby had a selection of menus from almost every restaurant on the island, which was very convenient and quick. There was also an extra outlet strip provided in the room, which was a nice touch. We were able to rent bikes at a place nearby and had a lovely tour of the island. (We rented bikes from the Pony Island Motel just up the road - the cheapest rental on the island - and had a nice breakfast at the restaurant there, Gaffer's Sports Pub is another good place for breakfast, just a short walk up the road, and not as crowded at the Pony.) There were several restaurants in easy walking distance, as well as shops and the visitor center. We biked to the lighthouse around the lake, We would definitely come back to stay at the Bluff Shoal Motel again!
- Also Known As:
- Bluff Shoal Ocracoke