The Roanoke Island Inn, Flip Flops Hung By The Chimney With Care

Flip Flops Hung by the Chimney With Care

By Jason Borland

It doesn’t take much to switch gears into the Holiday season, and with all due respect to Thanksgiving there are already a few christmas trees up here at 305 Fernando St. We have traded in our swimsuits for sweaters and as much as we love the summer months, the holidays have always been a special time of year for us and a special time to visit the place we now call home in the Outer Banks. So enjoy the turkey and oyster stuffing this week and then join us in all of the other Holiday events from Corolla to Hatteras!

The Roanoke Island Inn, Halloween…. Manteo Style!

Halloween…. Manteo Style!

By Lauren Borland

We may have packed up all the ghosts and jack o lanterns, but we’re still drowning in Halloween candy over here on Fernando Street. The kids had an absolute ball, and if you have never experienced Halloween in Downtown Manteo, it is really something to see! There are so many things going on, we did not make it everything…but here is a run down of our very first Halloween in paradise! 

The Roanoke Island Inn, A Scary Amount of Activity kicks off Halloween on the Outer Banks

A Scary Amount of Activity Kicks Off Halloween on the Outer Banks

By Lauren Borland

After a long, hot summer, we didn’t think it would ever cool off here in Eastern NC. But alas, the temps have finally cooled, the sea oats have started to lose their seeds, golden rod is in full bloom, and even though we don’t have a ton of leaves, we get our fall colors in the vibrant sunrises and sunsets that Autumn brings. Yep, Fall is (finally) in full swing on the OBX and Halloween is right around the corner! The last weekend of October is jam packed with fall fun.

The Roanoke Island Inn, Cloudy Beach Walks

Cloudy Beach Walks

By Lauren Borland

As is typical with a hot, sticky summer in the south, we have had some soggy days around here the past few months. While the area in general and my flowers specifically need a little rain now and then, occasionally we get a bit more than asked for. Jason and I had our first look at “hurricane protocol” this July and what goes into to protecting our slice of paradise when threatening weather approaches. Even though what we experienced this July was not a hurricane, in some ways it was worse.

The Roanoke Island Inn, Manteo?


By Lauren Borland

When people call the inn looking for information, 2 questions are asked more than any others.

1 - How do you pronounce Manteo? Is it Man-tay-oh? Man-tee-oh? MAN-teo? I am unsure what is actually correct, but visiting here my whole life and now living here among the locals and natives, it is Manny-o.

Now that we have cleared that up, the next question requires a bit more explanation:

The Roanoke Island Inn, Five Outer Banks Beaches to Explore

Five Outer Banks Beaches to Explore

By Lauren Borland

With over 100 miles of coastline, visiting the beaches of the Outer Banks can be fun and exciting….and also a bit overwhelming! Each beach and town has it’s own personality and flare, so we have complied a list of some our of favorites! The Roanoke is situated almost perfectly in the middle of the Outer Banks, making a great launching pad to explore all the different beaches our area has to offer! 

The Roanoke Island Inn, Roanoke Island In Bloom

Roanoke Island in Bloom

By Lauren Borland

It was a long and unusually cold and snowy winter for us here on Roanoke Island, but I *think* we have FINALLY broken free of Old Man Winter's cold grip. Spring is in the air and lots of exciting things are going on at The Roanoke - flowers are blooming, birds are chirping, The Bungalow is OPEN and our Spring Special (stay 3 nights, get the 4th night free) is running all month! 

The Roanoke Island Inn, New Owners, New Website...Same Great Inn!

New Owners, New Website...same Great Inn!

By Lauren Borland

Hello and welcome to our revamped website and blog! We are so excited and happy to have you here. If you follow us on Facebook, you might already know that my name is Lauren and a couple months ago my husband Jason and I purchased The Inn and relocated our family to Manteo, NC. This blog will be a space for you to see what is happening in town and around the inn, and also to keep with up with us on our new adventure of running a business with 2 toddlers and 2 dogs in tow! Here is a little more about our family…