Waterfront Inn on Roanoke Island in Manteo, NC

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.  

Our boutique inn in Manteo, NC was newly renovated in 2021. We offer a complimentary expanded continental breakfast from 8am to 10am daily plus happy hour from 5pm to 6pm.  Plenty of on-site parking.

Happenings At and Around the Burrus House Inn

  • Check out our local art scene at Dare Arts on the Outer Banks in downtown Manteo … re-opening January 17 with the Frank Stick Memorial Art Show opening on Friday, Feb. 3.  Dare County’s longest-running art show has been attracting visitors and artists, new and returning ones, for more than 30 years. This art show of fine art ranging from conceptual to realistic has become a local tradition.

  • Play (or learn to play) pickleball right on Roanoke Island … indoors (M through F from 9am to 12 noon) at the Dare County recreational center or outdoors at Walker Park in Wanchese

  • Theatre of Dare long-standing community theater troupe … next production is Exit, Pursued by a Bear… with performances on Jan 20, 21, and 22 plus Jan 26, 27, 28 and 29

  • 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, check out our own wine bar NouVines  and the popular local’s hangout Poor Richard’s Sandwich Shop 

  • 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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Pricing Specials

  • 2023 is here! Save 23% on any 3 night stay in 2023 … Extended to January 31st … book soon!
  • $200 Savings on our Luxury Celebration Package – featuring a dozen red roses paired with superb champagne and decadent, handcrafted John Kelly chocolates – INCLUDED when you celebrate Valentine’s Day with us (3 night minimum)
  • 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! 
  • A 15% savings year-round to our valued returning guests
  • Discounts also available year-round for Military, AAA or AARP members
  • Stay longer and save … 5 nights or more – 15%, 7 nights or more – 20%

  • Plus “Last Minute” booking specials – good things do come to those who wait!  Savings vary from $50 (for 1 BR suites) to $100  (for 2 BR suites) per night based upon availability.

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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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