Most vacationers consider their pet to be a part of their family, and as a result, thousands of Outer Banks visitors bring their furry family members in tow year after year. While planning a vacation that includes everyone in the family, including a beloved dog or other pet, can initially seem a little daunting, on the Outer Banks, it's actually an easy affair.
The Anchorage Inn and Marina sits on Silver Lake in the heart of Ocracoke Village, overlooking one of the world’s most scenic views - absolutely breathtaking at sunset.
The owners describe their four-story, 35-room hotel on the lake’s harbor as the “perfect point from which to launch your Ocracoke Island adventures.” In addition to the four floors of hotel rooms, with full balconies on the fourth, there are two fifth-floor suites with full kitchens, living/dining areas and private balconies. Among other features, Anchorage offers pet-friendly rooms, a swimming pool and a seasonal outdoor café.
Anchorage also provides rentals for one of the most bike-friendly places you’ll ever visit - allowing easy access to all this historic island has to offer, including the famous Ocracoke Lighthouse and some of Pirate Blackbeard’s haunts. Or instead, you can try out your sea legs or go for that prize catch with Anchorage Marina’s large or small boat rentals.
Anything Anchorage doesn’t have, you’ll find in the village within walking distance. With its location and all its amenities, it’s easy to see why Anchorage sells itself as “the most fun place” to experience the “pure paradise” of Ocracoke Island.