Waterfront Inn on Roanoke Island in Manteo, NC

Sophisticated. Coastal. Elegance.

Burrus House Inn is an all-suite luxury hotel in the Outer Banks. Ideally located on Roanoke Island in historic Manteo, North Carolina, boasting breathtaking waterfront views of Shallowbag Bay from each of our twelve unique guest suites.

Every suite at the inn has breathtaking water views and outside seating areas.  On the inside you will have a separate, well-appointed sitting room and a kitchenette with a sink, mini-fridge, microwave, and a Keurig stocked with premium coffee, tea, and hot chocolate.  Enjoy the same premium mattresses and bedding you would find in a Ritz Carlton.  Our bathrooms are simply luxurious – several with 2-person showers and jetted spa tubs.

When you are feeling adventurous, we invite you to use our bicycles, kayaks, and paddle boards.  We have free Wifi when you need to connect and concierge service to help you disconnect.  Come relax with us on our expansive decks or by our outdoor fire pits to take in the majestic waterfront views.  

It’s the perfect time for a visit to the Outer Banks to experience the Burrus House Waterfront Suites with all of the luxurious updates and special touches we’ve made, starting with our rennovation in 2021 and continuing throughout 2022 and 2023. This season, our newly remodeled Shallowbag Bay Lounge and Peacock Room feature comfortable, yet lavish furnishings and fixtures plus a new fireplace and big screen TV. We welcome you to relax and enjoy these rooms that both overlook scenic Shallowbag Bay and our stunning fire pit. We strive for perfection, each and every year which makes us the premiere boutique hotel on the Outer Banks. Our breathtaking waterfront views of Roanoke Island paired with the quiet elegance and tranquility of our location haven’t changed and await your enjoyment. You’ll experience luxury right in your waterfront suite as well as throughout our property.  We will be sharing new photos soon … so check back with us to see for yourself!

Every day we offer a complimentary expanded continental breakfast from 8am to 10am plus social hour with an indulgent charcuterie from 5pm to 6pm.  Plenty of on-site parking.

Pricing Specials

  • April showers bring May flowers and savings for you … save 35% on any three night stay during the entire month of May – now extended to June 8!
  • Innkeeper’s special on select rooms when you stay a minimum of 3 nights
  • Mid-week only: Stay 3 nights, get 1 night free – throughout 2023! Enjoy the more leisurely pace of the weekdays to explore the beauty of the Outer Banks using the Burrus House Inn as your base. You’re going to love it! 
  • Or make a long weekend of your stay … add two weekdays to you weekend stay and enjoy 25% savings on those additional weekdays
  • 15% savings year-round for our valued returning guests and also for active-duty and retired military
  • 10% savings year-round for AAA or AARP members
  • Stay longer and save … 5 nights or more – 20%, 7 nights or more – 30%

  • Plus “Last Minute” booking specials – good things do come to those who wait!  Savings vary from $50 to $70 (for 1 BR suites) to $125 (for 2 BR suites),  per night based upon availability.

  • Specials apply to select rooms only. Cannot combine special discounts.

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Happenings At and Around the Burrus House Inn

  • Some exciting news to share … we are thinking about adding a pool and we would love to hear your feedback on that idea as well as any other amenities you would like for us to consider!  This is your chance to weigh in and influence what we do next. If we get enough feedback, that pool may get installed this season for you to enjoy.  Just send an email to [email protected] or give us a call at 252-475-1636. 

  • Check out our local art scene at Dare Arts on the Outer Banks in downtown Manteo.

  • Play (or learn to play) pickleball right on Roanoke Island … indoors (M through F from 8:30am to 12 noon) at the Dare County recreational center or outdoors at Walker Park in Wanchese

  • Visit the Wright Brothers National Memorial where … Wind, sand, and a dream of flight brought Wilbur and Orville Wright to Kitty Hawk, North Carolina where, after four years of scientific experimentation, they achieved the first successful airplane flights on December 17, 1903. 

  • For weekend entertainment (all right in Manteo), check out our own wine bar NouVines  and the popular local’s hangout Poor Richard’s Sandwich Shop  or maybe try some Kill Devil Rum at the Wheel House Lounge at the Outerbanks Distillery or check out the newest addition Old Tom’s Beer, Wine and Provisions

  • Restaurant openings in the off-season: Click Here to view the list of restaurants open during the winter season. The Outer Banks Visitors Bureau attempts to ensure that the information is accurate, however the hours are subject to change.

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Enhance Your Stay

Nature provides the outdoor beauty. Indoors our luxurious suites are tastefully decorated and equipped to cater to your comfort. Spoil that special someone with our Luxury Celebration Package. Intensify all your senses with a custom floral arrangement from our in-house designer, paired with superb champagne and decadent, handcrafted John Kelly chocolates.


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A Tranquil Escape

To keep with the tranquility of the Inn, no children (under 16 years) are allowed unless the entire hotel is booked by a single party.

We know our guests value their privacy and come to the Burrus House to unwind. It is our guiding light to ensure your stay is quiet, comfortable and relaxing.

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Beer, Wine Champange

Enjoy our world-class views, sunsets and Outer Banks charm with a welcome glass of wine! We have added a great selection of beer, wine & champagne to our services. Feel free to request your drink service at time of booking! All guests are welcome to join us for happy hour, daily from 5 pm to 6 pm, with drinks and appetizers on the house. Request Beverage Services

Magestic Roanoke Island

Your private place of luxury. Tucked away on Roanoke island, home of the famous lost colony.  Interested in watching the story? The show is performed from late May to mid-August, every year.  Buy Tickets.

With so many outdoor activities to enjoy, you can be sure to find enough to keep yourself occupied – Even if that means doing nothing at all on your private balcony, enjoying the picturesque view of our little slice of heaven.

Take the time to Explore Roanoke Island and to Discover Manteo.

Venture a little further to Visit Currituck.

Restore Your Spirit

Schedule a yoga class at Lighthouse Studio located less than a mile away in downtown Manteo, overlooking the Roanoak Marshes Lighthouse and bay.  They offer sessions at the studio or offsite … yoga, pilates, reiki, meditation, and more.

You can schedule a couple massages right in your own suite or enjoy bike rides, paddleboarding, kayaking and more right on property.

End your evenings with champagne by the fire-pit and you will leave your stay here feeling recharged.

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The Perfect Wedding

Book the Burrus House Inn for an intimate Outer Banks wedding experience like no other! Treat your wedding party to a fully inclusive experience when you book our entire Inn and all it has to offer.

Our local wedding planners can handle all the details to ensure your requirements are not just met but exceeded. We offer multiple packages to meet your timing, budget and expectations.

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Yoga & Retreats

The Burrus house is Yoga friendly! We have both indoor and outdoor yoga areas that offers open air and inspiring views while you work out. If you prefer a more unique yoga experience, we can suggest water-side workouts on the grass or even take the challenge of Stand Up Paddle Yoga on the water right in front of the Inn. We have few local instructors that with notice can customize a schedule for you or a group. We offer complimentary yoga mats for all guests and during the summer have daily classes that you can join. 
Our Outer Banks (OBX), inn is a high end Yoga retreat destination and Yoga Instructors feel free to enquire about  bringing a retreat here we have a simple turn key option for you to take the whole Inn for the ultimate experience and your group will fall in love with the place and the area.
If you’re looking to Join a retreat we, have a couple we put, on you can check the schedule and join.
– Namaste –

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Corporate Events

With how much the world has changed in the last year, companies have had to adapt to safety and health concerns like never before.

Book the Burrus House for your next corporate retreat or meeting and enjoy world class Outer Banks hospitality in the privacy of our 12 room Inn. With wifi, on-site meeting room, catering and group activities, a corporate event at the Burrus house is the right way to deepen the culture of your business and your team. We offer local and regional excursions from historic Downtown Manteo, to Duck and all the way to Cape Hatteras.

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The Outer Banks

With miles of majestic coastline, a perfect climate and pristine inner coastal wetlands, the Outer Banks is a getaway location like no other.  Destinations include: Nags Head, South Nags Head, Kill Devil Hills, Kitty Hawk & Duck – just to name a few. Take a drive to Bodie Island for a short trip or all the way to Cape Hatteras and see why this amazing stretch of coast has something to offer for everyone.  Make a plan to check out all of the OBX Lighthouses.

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A Sportsman’s Paradise

The Outer Banks is home to world class fishing, water sports and adventure. We have teamed up with local operators to offer our guest as much excitement as they can handle. Just let us know your passions and we can provide you with a tailored experience you will never forget. A few of our favorite types of local fish you can fish for are: Red Drum, Flounder, Cobia, Tuna, Marlin and many more. Stay with us on your next Outer Banks fishing tournament and take home the trophy! Book An Adventure

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