The Colonial Inn
The Colonial Inn is open year round and shows its old world charm as it proudly stands as one of the oldest motels on the beach in Nags Head, North Carolina. Located next door to the Nags Head Fishing Pier and within walking distance to several restaurants in the area, guests can enjoy fishing, dining and sunbathing at the beach or by the outdoor pool. The Colonial has a room for everyone and every family, regardless of size with all non-smoking rooms.
The Colonial Inn is pet friendly and also offers free WiFi, passes to the YMCA, outdoor grills, and many different packages.
From check-in to check-out I am confident the friendly smiles and award winning customer service will make you feel right at home. We appreciate the opportunity to share this one-of-a-kind property with you and look forward to exceeding your expectations during your stay.
The History of the Colonial Inn
The Colonial Inn was built in 1947 by a local family as the tourists began to visit the beautiful beaches of the Outer Banks. In the beginning, there were small bungalows on one side and a long building on the other. In the front, a restaurant was established that stood and served all of the Outer Banks. After a couple of years, the owner decided that the idea of a new motel was not one that he had a penchant for and decided to sell. A wonderful family bought the Colonial and with their dedication and love, they brought the Colonial to the destination spot it is today.
Currently next door to the motel is the Nags Head Fishing Pier, however during the 40s and 50s before the pier was built, the Colonial was just behind the Nags Head Casino. Tourists and locals alike would come from all over to hear Artie Shaw, Woody Herman, Duke Ellington, Count Basie, and others all play at the happening nightspot. Even Louis Armstrong played to a packed house in 1958. In the 1970’s there was a new up and coming popular pastime, so the restaurant was taken down in order to build a large outdoor pool in its place. Over the years, the Colonial Inn has welcomed families, friends and even loyal pets into its arms and heart and the current owner and staff have vowed to continue to do so in the future.
The Fishing Pier
Even if you have never "cast a line" or you are an expert angler, the Outer Banks is the place to be for fishing! With 6 piers lining the coast, there are endless possibilities to what you can reel in. Or if you are more of a "toes in the sand" type, the beaches of the Outer Banks offer a relaxing place to enjoy time with the family on the beach while casting a few lines from the shore. The Outer Banks is known for some of the best shore fishing around. The Outer Banks is a sport fisherman’s paradise.
The sheer quantity of angling opportunities makes our waters some of the best in the world. Surf and pier fishing, brackish, fly and sound fishing, inshore and offshore charter fishing – all with the season continuing throughout the year. Fishing the brackish water of the Croatan, Roanoke and Pamlico Sounds can be very rewarding. Bass season begins in April and lasts through November peaking in mid-April to early June and in September and October. During the summer, perch are prevalent. Does it get any better than that? Well, yes it does. We just happen to be located right nextdoor to the Nags Head Fishing Pier.
Fishing in the Outer Banks is outstanding. Regardless of winds, tides or temperature, there is always a variety of fishing opportunities. Centrally located, The Colonial Inn offers comfortable lodging and short travel times to the best fishing spots. The staff is willing and able to provide a variety of information about fishing on the Outer Banks of North Carolina!
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