Go to Ocracoke "off season" and you will enjoy the calm & quiet at reduced rates for an over-night stay. Some restaurants were closed or had limited hours but we had no trouble finding something that was open. We stayed at Edwards, which we found on-line. It would not be suitable for the "rich & famous" because it is quaint, quiet and retro....all as seen on their website. We, however, love this kind of place. Upon arrival we found the room a bit out of date, but it was extremely clean and well kept. It was just the lamps, lights, furniture and bedspread that looked retro! But everything worked and everything was CLEAN! We grew to love it in the two days that we were there. The family who owns it were wonderfully accomodating, helpful and friendly. Remember that we were there in April which is off season. I can't imagine being in Ocracoke in SEASON...way too crowded for us and then the accomodations might not have seemed so quaint. You do hear traffic noise and people talking outside and walking by. But we did not hear anything from the rooms beside us. Only one issue and that is that the screen doors slam shut if you don't hold it from doing so. Our "neighbors" were not so willing to stop the slamming, so when they were coming and going, we knew it. The rooms we stayed in were attached in a row and had a wonderful, shaded porch with two rocking chairs and a table to each room. We sat there drinking our coffee in the morning. You can walk anywhere from Edwards or rent a bike from them. Try Zillie's just down the road for a beer or glass of wine; the Ocracoke Coffee shop just down the same road is a five minute walk from Edwards and is wonderful (even includes a Thrift Store, but sadly that was not open when I was there). We would visit the Edwards' again!
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Edwards of Ocracoke offers a classic island facility located in the heart of Ocracoke Village and is convenient to shops, restaurants and Silver Lake Harbor, on a quiet, less traveled street. The accommodations are modern, exceptionally clean and very reasonably priced, while retaining the original charm and ambiance of the quaint fishing village atmosphere. Edwards offers a variety of options for vacationers and travelers: single rooms, double rooms, apartments and cottages which can accommodate couples and families. The facility is family-owned and operated and provides charming accommodations in a tranquil setting. It's like going back in time - you can relax and enjoy life like you're suppose to. We welcome you to our vintage facility and hope that you discover the charm. Our guests like to walk and bike to shops and restaurants or gather outside in the courtyard to visit, grill, barbecue or clean their fish catch. Many of the guests return annually to their favorite units and often bring others to share in their vacation tradition with us at Edwards of Ocracoke. The facilities consist of 8 motel rooms, 3 efficiency rooms, 6 cottage apartments and 2 private cottages. Most have private screened porches while others offer open porches and decks, providing a room outdoors as a part of the relaxed atmosphere that is offered at Edwards. ... more less
- Also Known As:
- Edwards Of Ocracoke Hotel Ocracoke
- Edwards Hotel Ocracoke
- Edwards Motel Ocracoke