About Crews Inn
Crews Inn Bed & Breakfast is an old island home located in the Outer Banks village of Ocracoke. Constructed in 1908, the inn was originally the home of Ocracokers Isaac and Sue O'Neal. Their daughter Lucille later married Jesse Garrish and they also lived there with their son Danny. The Garrish home was sold in 1985 to become Crews Inn Bed & Breakfast.
The inn is set down an oyster shell driveway and surrounded by red cedars, live oaks, and other island vegetation. A wrap-around partially screened porch with swings and rockers provides a place to read, visit with other guests, or enjoy the island's breezes.
The inn has five guest rooms, three of which are named for the O'Neal and Garrish families who once lived there. The two first floor rooms, "Ike & Sue's Room" and "The Parlor," have private baths. The two second floor rooms, "Jesse & Lucille's Room" and "Danny's Room," share a bath located in the hall between the two rooms. A third floor room, "The Captain's Quarters," has wood walls and ceilings, dormer windows, and a private bath with an old claw foot bathtub. This room also has a private entrance stairway off the yard and a small deck.
Located in the center of Ocracoke Village, the inn is a short walk to the harbor, shops, restaurants, and historical sites such as the Ocracoke Lighthouse, built in 1823 and one of the oldest still in operation on the East Coast. The main attraction for many Ocracoke visitors is the small town atmosphere: a place where you can park the car and walk to all points of interest in the 775 acre village.
The beach is only a mile from Crews Inn. As part of the Cape Hatteras National Seashore, the entire seventeen mile stretch from Hatteras Inlet to Ocracoke Inlet is recognized nationally as one of the best beaches in America.
A view of the island above Ocracoke Inlet looking northeast.