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Room 304 Beatrice Estelle bed with view of deck and bath

Luxuriate in Our Waterfront Hotel on Roanoke Island in Manteo, NC

The Burrus House Inn Waterfront Suites is an exclusive all-suite hotel located on Roanoke Island in Manteo, NC. Our luxury Outer Banks hotel features twelve exquisite suites, each offering breathtaking waterfront vistas of Shallowbag Bay. Guests will enjoy a well-appointed sitting room, a fully equipped kitchenette, a luxurious bathroom, and comfortable king or queen bedding. Additionally, each suite comes with a private deck where guests can relax on Adirondack chairs.

We Have Everything You Can Imagine for a Great Outer Banks Getaway

At our Roanoke Island hotel you can enjoy our on-site amenities, or speak with our friendly staff who are happy to help assist you with any concierge needs. We can help with making dinner reservations or providing recommendations for activities to enjoy in the charming town of Manteo and the Outer Banks.

Breakfast on a sideboard in the Peacock Room at Roanoke Island hotel
Complimentary Breakfast in the Peacock Room

Complimentary breakfast is available daily served in our beloved Peacock Room under its striking vaulted ceiling. Fuel up for the day while lounging in comfort.

Water sport amenities at The Burrus House Inn Waterfront Suites in the Outer Banks
Watersports Equipment available for your use

Enjoy unlimited use of our kayaks and paddleboards for one small fee for your entire stay.   Or complimentary use of bicycles (baskets and helmets available) for you to explore beautiful Roanoke Island and all it has to offer.

Room 101 Richard Orlando sitting area with waterfront view at Roanoke Island hotel
Waterfront Views in Every Room

Soak in the soothing views of Roanoke Sound and the saltwater marsh from any suite you choose, and fall asleep to the restful sounds of nature just outside.

Room 204 Reba Irene kitchenette at hotel on Roanoke Island
Fully Equipped Kitchenettes

Stay a little longer and enjoy farmers market fare or a fresh catch from one of our local seafood markets, cooked up in your own enhanced kitchenette.

Sunset view from a deck at hotel on Roanoke Island
Our History

From Family Residence to Luxury Inn

Burrus House Inn was the vision of Jack Burrus, a lifelong resident of Manteo, NC, who was passionate not just about his hometown, but also about this unique waterfront property. Jack dreamed of converting his family cottage to an inn so that others could one day share in his enjoyment of waterfront life on Shallowbag Bay. Embarking on this dream, Jack sold a portion of the original property to a developer and relocated the cottage structure an acre north to its current location. What stands today is the product of that dream, with Jack’s daughter at the helm. We’ve embarked upon a new chapter, and look forward to sharing it with you.



Two glasses of Champagne on the deck railing with view of the Roanoke Sound in the background

See What Our Guests Say

“What a wonderful, amazing place to stay! Beautiful rooms, beautiful grounds, beautiful Roanoke Sound to gaze at. Great location for anything you would want to do on the Outer Banks.
Joyce L, Google

“The Burrus House Inn is a lovely and peaceful getaway that is within easy driving or biking distance to a host of OBX sights and locations, but is removed and quiet enough from the daily hubbub to provide a really relaxing home base.”
bguwhee, TripAdvisor

“What an awesome and beautiful place! Perfect for adult getaways, rooms are gorgeous, and views of the water are unbelievable.”
Brian S, Google

“Great location , lovely facility and the most accommodating Inn Keeper and staff.”
Cessna310R, TripAdvisor