The Castle on Silver Lake, located on Ocracoke Island, the southernmost island on the Outer Banks of North Carolina, is on the National Register of Historic Places. This unique structure has a past as colorful as its architecture. Built in 1954 for wealthy industrialist Sam Jones, the Castle was modernized but retains the original wood walls, ceilings, and trim work, including beautiful dental molding in most rooms. The Castle offers refined and upscale accommodation while maintaining the casual feeling of an Ocracoke cottage. A widow's walk and third-floor deck provide stunning views of Silver Lake Harbor, the Ocracoke Lighthouse, Pamlico Sound, and a distant ocean view from the rear of the widow's walk. The Castle shares a pool, pool house with sauna, steam shower, and bathrooms, bikes, grilling area, and a floating dock on the harbor.
The Castle's common areas include a gracious kitchen, elegant dining room, several sitting areas, small library, parlor with pool table and a gas fireplace, screened porches, third-floor sun deck with distant ocean view, third-floor sun deck on front with 180-degree views of Silver Lake Harbor, laundry room, and a common wet bar. Each of the 12 guest rooms has beautiful antiques, most with original oak flooring and cypress ceilings, and several have views of Silver Lake Harbor.