Dear close Friends and loyal Guests: Due to the impact of Hurricane Dorian, Crews Inn will remain closed for the fall and winter of 2019. This abrupt closing marks the end of our strongest year of bookings, and we are so grateful for each of the memories that were created and shared in 2019. We invite you to help us rebuild for an even stronger 2020 season.
— Alton Ballance, owner

If you have questions or want to share well wishes, you can send messages to: We appreciate your patience and will respond as soon as possible.

Welcome to Old Ocracoke


Crews Inn Bed & Breakfast is an old island home located in the Outer Banks village of Ocracoke. Set down an oyster shell driveway and nestled in between red cedars and live oaks, Crews Inn is an authentic island tradition that has been in business for 34 years. Settle into a rocker or swing on the wrap-around  porch and enjoy the island's breezes. 

Crews Inn is highlighted in the June 2019 photo essay about Ocracoke in Our State magazine.

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More than just a bed & breakfast


Crews Inn is an experience. Built at the turn of the twentieth century, the home's character has remained true — the same character, perhaps, that crews from sailing vessels might have found here during the lightering days at Ocracoke Inlet. The inn has five guest rooms, and a cottage, three of which are named for the O'Neal and Garrish families who once lived here. 

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 village atmosphere: a place where you can park the car and walk to all points of interest in the 775 acre village.

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Accessible only by ferry, Ocracoke is a destination. Sitting twenty-five miles across the Pamilco Sound from mainland Hyde County, Ocracoke was once coined "Bermuda of the USA." Quitely nestled off Back road, Crews Inn provides easy walking to all locations within the village. 

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A true barrier island, Ocracoke is steeped in local history and culture. From one of the oldest operating lighthouses on the East Coast to tales of Blackbeard, to the once thriving rich, maritime trade, Ocracoke is a place where one can still walk in the footsteps of history.  


Sand & Water

The fifteen mile stretch of beach from Hatteras Inlet to Ocracoke Inlet, part of the Cape Hatteras National Seashore, is recognized nationally as one of the best beaches in America. Ocraocke's pristine, wide beaches are located a mile from the Inn. 

Nature & Recreation 

In addition to the National Seashore, Ocracoke is home to Springer's Point Nature Preserve — the former playground of Blackbeard — wild ponies, and the Pamlico Sound. Recreational opportunities, including fishing, kayaking, surfing, parasailing, and biking abound.