A Heartfelt Thank You: 20 Years of Welcoming You Home at The Inn on Pamlico Sound

To our valued guests, new and returning:

Many moons ago, a burned-out executive walked away from a corner office in NYC to make a life on Hatteras Island, the first place he’d ever felt home. The transition his new home had made from a remote fishing village to a tourist destination created an opportunity for some while others saw traditional jobs that had fed their families disappear, replaced by seasonal employment and housing they could no longer afford. Telecommuting his first three years, he explored one idea after another. None fit the bill to positively impact his community, to create year-round full-time jobs with benefits and living wages.

Returning home from Norfolk airport after a trip to his NYC office in the wee morning hours, musing on the B&Bs and boutique hotels he’d enjoyed in his corporate travels, a lightbulb came on. Could an upscale boutique hotel attract new visitors to this remote, wild, and beautiful place? Could the guests attracted to such a place support the kinds of real jobs they do in so many other destinations?

That burned-out refugee from the corporate world was me. That 2 AM “if you build it, they will come” moment two decades past became The Inn on Pamlico Sound. Those year-round jobs with benefits became a reality as Natasha Quidley, Meredith Harris, and Melissa Anderson helped build the team that earned us top rankings as hotel, restaurant, and event venue, and wide coverage in the national and international press.

As we enter 2024 to celebrate our 20th anniversary, how do we thank guests who come back to us each year, write the reviews that establish our reputation, and send their friends to us with glowing recommendations? How do we honor the couples who entrusted their weddings to us and come back each year to celebrate anniversaries? According to Tasha, Meredith, and Melissa, we do so by having the biggest, best, blowout of an anniversary celebration year imaginable!

To begin, celebrate two decades of The Inn on Pamlico Sound’s coastal charm and join us for our 20th Anniversary Open House! Mark your calendars for Saturday, January 27th, 2024, from 4-6 PM, and get ready for an evening brimming with live music and:

  • Complimentary Beverages & Heavy Hours Devours– Raise a glass (or two!) to 20 years of seaside bliss with our selection of wine, beer, and non-alcoholic drinks with delicious food from our talented chefs
  • A Trip Down Memory Lane – Dive into the Inn’s rich history with our Memory Table, overflowing with photos from years gone by. Don’t miss the special slideshow in the private dining room!
  • Giving Back to the Community – We’re partnering with the Dare Education Foundation for a raffle you won’t want to miss. Win a $200 Gift Card for The Inn & Cafe Pamlico. Plus 10% of our restaurant revenue proceeds that evening will go towards their amazing work.
  • Meet & Greet with the Inn’s Team – Chat with the friendly faces who make The Inn tick, and hear about their vision for the future.
  • Open Rooms & Nickel Tours – Curious about our cozy accommodations? Take a peek at our guest rooms, or join our staff for a fascinating insider’s tour of the property
  • New Products for 2024 – Discover the latest and greatest offerings from The Inn & Cafe Pamlico
  • Good Times & Great Company – Whether you’re a longtime guest, a curious local, or simply looking for an evening of fun, we welcome you with open arms (and open doors!).
  • Lodging Specials to Honor our 20th Season – Book a 2 night stay or more on opening weekend, January 26th-27th, and receive a 20% discount from your stay

So please join us for a year of special events, exclusive offers, and delightful surprises. We can’t wait to raise a glass with you as we toast 20 years of memories and look forward to creating many more!


With heartfelt gratitude,

Steve Nelson, Owner & CEO

The Inn on Pamlico Sound & Cafe Pamlico