Welcome to Elizabethan Inn

An Outer Banks Historic Hotel

On the windswept Outer Banks of North Carolina is a boutique hotel distinguished by rare warmth and country manor charm. Nestled along the shores of Shallowbag Bay in the waterfront village of Manteo, Elizabethan Inn is the perfect choice for experiencing everything the area has to offer, from Elizabethan Gardens, The Lost Colony, Festival Park, NC Aquarium in Manteo to the gentle surf of Nags Head’s beaches to historic lighthouses, Jockey’s Ridge and the Wright Brother’s Memorial.

Complementing the beautiful surroundings, our hotel is a Tudor-style gem that has been welcoming guests since the turn of the century. Our 78 guest rooms and suites blend classic elegance and décor with contemporary comforts like complimentary Wi-Fi and flat-screen televisions with satellite channels.

Elizabethan Inn’s central location provides abundant opportunities for relaxation, recreation and discovery. Eclectic restaurants and boutiques line the downtown Manteo waterfront moments away. After a day of kayaking, hang-gliding, parasailing or sport fishing, unwind and take advantage of our outdoor pool, heated indoor pool, barbecue area, gym and sauna. 


From the moment you arrive at Elizabethan Inn you will enjoy a unique experience – a place where both natural and cultural resources abound. It’s a place that will lure you back again, again and again.

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Wild Horses at Corolla

Distance: 35.9 miles :from hotel
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With a lineage extending back to the very first days of European exploration in North America, the legendary wild horses of Corolla have been roaming the beaches, dune fields and maritime forests of the Outer Banks for hundreds of years. Get up close and personal with these magnificent creatures on tours and safaris led by professional naturalists and guides.

Ocracoke Island

Distance: 87 miles :from hotel
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Located a 24-mile ferry ride from the mainland, Oracoke Island is a delightful sandbar town teeming with historic lighthouses, wild pony preserves, haunted pirate sites and cemeteries, nature trails, wide open beaches, a quaint maritime village and more.

Cape Hatteras Lighthouse

Distance: 53.7 miles :from hotel
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The tallest brick lighthouse in North America at 208 feet, this black and white candy-striped lighthouse is open to the public from the third Friday in April through Columbus Day in October. Whether it’s the lung-busting 257-stair climb to the top or the lighthouse’s remote location, the Cape Hatteras Lighthouse is known for being one of the least crowded attractions on the Outer Banks.

Currituck Lighthouse

Distance: 41.4 miles :from hotel
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Measuring 162 feet tall, the Currituck Lighthouse's First Order Fresnel light, which is the largest size light available for American lighthouses, extends for 18 nautical miles across the sea. Visitors who can climb the 220 steps to the top are rewarded with spectacular views of the Whalehead Club, the Currituck Sound, and the Atlantic Ocean.

Bodie Island Lighthouse

Distance: 12.4 miles :from hotel
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Just south of Nags Head and Whalebone Junction, this striking black and white horizontally striped lighthouse presides over a marsh and an expanse of cedar trees. At 156-feet high, it sends its beam as far as 19 miles offshore. Visitors who make the 214-step climb to the top enjoy some of the most breathtaking views on the Outer Banks.

Oregon Inlet Fishing Center

Distance: 13.9 miles :from hotel
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Book a deep sea fishing charter out of the largest, most modern charter boat fishing fleet on the eastern seaboard.

Kitty Hawk Kites

Distance: 0.8 miles :from hotel
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Get a stunning view of the Outer Banks as you parasail up to 1,200 feet over the coastline. Soar above the Roanoke Sound and the Currituck Sound on your choice of one-, two- or three-man flights.

Wright Brothers Memorial

Distance: 15 miles :from hotel
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This 60-foot granite monument commemorates the pair of Ohio bicycle shop owners who harnessed the power of flight with a 12-second glide on a windy December 17, 1903. This beautifully manicured National Park features markers indicating the glider’s launching and landing points, a visitors' center and museums and exhibits celebrating man’s continuing quest for flight.

Jockey’s Ridge State Park

Distance: 10.5 miles :from hotel
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Known as the tallest natural dune ecosystem on the East Coast, Jockey’s Ridge State Park features sand dunes up to 80- and 100-feet tall. Activities range from hang gliding and sand boarding to hiking to the top and enjoying stunning panoramic views of the otherworldly landscape.

NC Aquarium

Distance: 3 miles :from hotel
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This 68,000-square-foot aquarium immerses guests in every facet of Outer Banks marine life, from endangered sea turtles to horseshoe crabs, stingrays, river otters, alligators, white-spotted bamboo sharks and more.

Elizabethan Gardens

Distance: 3 miles :from hotel
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Nestled on the waterfront sound within the Fort Raleigh National Historic Site, this 10-acre park is home to hundreds of species of native plants and wildlife as well as varieties of flora and fauna from around the globe.

The Lost Colony at Waterside Theatre

Distance: 3 miles :from hotel
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Be sure to take in a live outdoor performance of The Lost Colony, a family-friendly play that tells the story of the first, and ultimately ill-fated, English settlement in the new world. In 1587, 117 men, women and children established a settlement, founded by Sir Walter Raleigh, on a site very near the current location of the outdoor theater. In one of our country’s greatest mysteries, every one of them disappeared without a trace.

Ft. Raleigh National Historic Site

Distance: 3 miles :from hotel
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Step back in history at this 513-acre site only three miles from downtown Manteo. The park commemorates the first English attempts to colonize the New World from 1585 to 1587, which resulted in the disappearance of 117 men, women and children, a mystery that remains unsolved to this day.

Festival Park

Distance: 1 mile :from hotel
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Located just across from the Manteo waterfront, this 25-acre interactive historic site is the town’s top destination for cultural events, family gatherings and multiple activities held throughout the year. In addition to live costumed performers manning a 16th century ship, an authentic Algonquin Indian town, an English military settlement and the Roanoke Adventure Museum, the park also hosts many performances all year long in the Indoor Theatre and concerts at the Outdoor Pavilion.

Old Downtown Manteo

Distance: 1 mile :from hotel
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Elizabethan Inn is just one mile from Old Downtown Manteo, where you will find restaurants, locally owned shops, ice-cream/coffee shops, the Boardwalk along the Sound, the Lighthouse, and the Festival Park outdoor stage and pavilion.

Elizabethan Inn

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814 N US Hwy 64 / P. O. Box 2088, Manteo, NC 27954, USA

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