The Castle on Silver Lake Bed and Breakfast Inn

  • 155 Silver Lake Drive
    USA Ocracoke , NC 27960
    Hyde County
  • $2,900,000
  • 8,000 square feet
  • Lot Size: 1 acres / Zoning: Residential/Commercial

Martha Garrish , REALTOR®/Broker
Ocracoke Island Realty

One of Ocracoke’s most treasured landmarks!

The Castle on Silver Lake is a successful and profitable turnkey bed & breakfast inn on Ocracoke Island, the southernmost island of the Outer Banks. Although The Castle is currently a successful B&B boasting 8,000+ square feet, it could also be sold as a 12-bedroom residence.

The Castle is a visually striking structure on the harbor with its steep-pitched roof, many dormers, rooftop widow’s walk, and cedar shake exterior. This unique property with an Outer Banks style has a past as colorful as its architecture. Built in 1954 for wealthy industrialist Sam Jones, The Castle is on the National Register of Historic Places.

In the late 1990’s, The Castle was modernized providing private bathrooms for each of the 12 bedrooms. It offers a refined and upscale accommodation option while still maintaining the casual feeling of a historic Ocracoke cottage. All of the original wood walls, ceilings, and trim-work (beautiful dental molding in most rooms) are still intact. Most rooms have original oak flooring and cypress ceilings. There is central heat and air-conditioning on first floor and mini splits on the remaining floors.

The first floor consists of the office, parlor, snack hall, dining room, kitchen, laundry room, and 4 bedrooms. The second floor has a sitting area, furnished screened porch, small library, new deck, common wet bar, and 7 bedrooms. And, the top floor has 1 large bedroom with a living area, an additional entry sitting area, wet bar, large shower (with a view of the lighthouse!), and access to the shared widow’s walk deck with unbelievable views. Each of the 12 bedrooms have beautiful antiques and several have views of Silver Lake Harbor.

The common areas include a gracious kitchen, elegant dining room, several sitting areas, and a parlor with a pool table and gas fireplace. The property also features a shared pool, pool house and its amenities, bikes, parking, grilling area, and floating dock.

The Castle B&B has wonderful exterior spaces including 2 screened porches, 3rd floor back open deck with a distant horizon ocean view, and a front open deck with 180-degree views of Silver Lake, the sound, and the Ocracoke Lighthouse.