The Scarborough House Inn, located in the heart of Roanoke Island, is an inn that offers a visitor a touch of genuine Southern warmth with both its native born-and-bred hosts and its handsome accommodations.
Roanoke Island is a unique brew of colorful history, remarkable beauty and small-town charm. But as any seasoned traveler knows, it's the people of a place who make a visit memorable.
It's always the encounters we have with the native folks that we remember most fondly, especially if we're fortunate enough to rock on their porch while they reminisce about the real-life characters that sculpted the region's rough-hewn identity.
The inn has a comfortable living room and a porch with rocking chairs.
At the Scarborough House Inn, a tired traveler can cozy up in antique post beds covered by handmade spreads, in rooms graced with gleaming pine floors and authentic local artifacts. Sway in a bench swing surrounded by clematis, canna lilies and a goldfish pond.
An 1850's settee, canopied beds, and an authentic antique Coast Guard chair are just some of the touches that grace the six guest bedrooms. Much of the furniture was refurbished by Phil, a talented woodworker who also had a hand in designing and constructing much of the traditionally styled Scarborough House itself. Original photographs of old Manteo and the couple's ancestors dress the walls and pay homage to their roots in Roanoke Island.
Simple amenities in each room provide guests the best of all worlds: comfort, privacy and service. Combined with the hospitality of the attentive hosts, the Scarborough House will be a sure delight to a discerning traveler.
Whether it's your first or fifteenth stop on the Outer Banks, a stay at the Scarborough House will provide the magic that will make your visit unforgettable.