Frequently Asked Questions
I’ve been coming to Corolla for a while and have never seen this building before – are ya’ll new? Yes! We just opened in May of 2019 – we even still smell new!
Are you oceanfront? Nope, we are about 1/3 of a mile from the ocean. It’s just due east down a dirt road.
Are you soundfront? Not that either. The sound is about a 1/4 mile from us and while you can see it from one of our decks, we certainly won’t describe ourselves as waterfront.
Well, then, where are you? We are nestled into a stand of live oak trees within the historic Corolla Village, home to the chapel, schoolhouse, shops, lighthouse, and Whalehead Club. We’re wonderfully pedestrian – walking and biking can get you most everywhere. It’s quiet back here too so even when the beach is at it’s peak level of crazy on 4th of July weekend, you’ll feel like you can retreat to a bit of an oasis at our inn. It might be hard to explain exactly what makes our location special but trust us – once you get here, you’ll understand.
Do you have a pool? We do not have a pool. We know that’s a bummer for some people but the flip side is that you won’t have to listen to all the typical pool related noise (cannonball!!!). Also we’re big fans of the two beautiful bodies of water on either side of our little sandbar – perfect for swimming!
Do you serve breakfast? While we don’t prepare any food on site we do offer our guests light breakfast items, snacks, coffee, and sodas in our pantry each day. There’s no set menu but you’re sure to find something you’ll like – the homemade chocolate chip cookies are a crowd favorite!
Do you sell beer and wine? We do! We have a small selection of wine and beer for you to enjoy during your stay. And our guests all tell us they’re surprisingly reasonably priced!
Do you have pet friendly rooms? Yes! We love dogs and are happy to offer two rooms for your furry sidekicks: Room 2 & 3. We can’t have dogs in our other rooms in order to protect other guests with pet allergies. No more than 2 dogs are allowed per room. A one time cleaning fee of $75 is charged per stay because #fur, ya’ll. Our pet waiver must be read and signed upon arrival.
Do you provide beach equipment? Yes – we provide beach chairs, totes, towels, and small coolers. Just return them after use for future guests! Beach umbrellas? No – those things just break too often. But you can rent them for the day or longer from nearby equipment rental companies.
When are check-in/check-out times? Check-out is 11am and check-in is 4pm.
What about early check-ins? Whew – those can be tricky with our late check-out time of 11am. If we can get you in a little early we certainly will but that’s not something we can guarantee in advance.
Do you have a parking policy? We offer complimentary on-site parking. If you’re planning on bringing a vehicle that exceeds standard parking space length or width (monster trucks and or magic school buses match this description) please check with us before hand so that we can see if we have space for your vehicle.
How many people can you rooms sleep? Rooms 1, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 11, and 12 can sleep 2 people while Rooms 2, 3, 4, and 10 can accommodate up to 4 guests (with a queen sleeper sofa). The number of guests per room can not exceed occupancy. We do this intentionally so that we can keep the calm, low key vibe going that all of our guests enjoy.
Can I have a wedding or event at the Inn? If you’re looking for a low key, relaxing and friendly space for your wedding party, guests or a retreat group please call us for more information.
What beach accesses are available to us during our stay? Our guests have access to the Persimmon Street access which is the private street access (no parking) as well as the public beach access two streets over which has parking, restrooms, handicapped access and a lifeguard stand.