Your stay at "Stinson Ranch" will be an unforgettable experience. This resurrected structure is a duplicate of the original Stinson's Ranch which was destroyed by hurricane Irene. It rises out of the Roanoke Sound on pilings that give you a panoramic 180 degree view of the water, sky, birds, boats, unbelievable sun and moon sets and anything else that might venture by. The original structure was built in 1903 in the old Nags Head architectural style and the new "Ranch" has the same familiar feeling offering comfort and charm.
This vacation Hide-a-way is perfect for anyone looking for a unique and truly exciting stay over the water. You need only to walk down a flight of stairs and you are there...ready to swim, float, boat or just walk out to the sandbar. Fishing, crabbing, sunbathing, reading, journal writing and star-gazing are all recommended activities on the large lower deck or the cozy upper deck. Meals are taken while watching the sunset from an outside table seating 8.
Stinson Ranch has a shower platform below the cottage and a long set of steps leading down to a platform over the water from which you can jump into a kayak or slip into the water (at this point the water is about 2 feet deep depending on the wind and waves). The "Ranch" is perfect for water lovers; it is easily reachable and children can be monitored from the deck above. Hours upon hours can be spent just walking and playing in the water out in the sun or under the cottage free from the rays of the sun. You can walk several hundred yards into the sound and never get over your head....a sandbar rises a hundred yards out and provides a great place for water activities such as frisbee, volleyball, paddle ball or just sitting and enjoying the view. There is never a lack for things to do at the cottage, and you never have to leave to have a great time. Even when the weather is not so friendly, this place has charm and comfort to offer. With a gas fireplace in the corner, you can be warm and still step out onto the deck for a brisk breeze on a still wintry day that warms the spirit.
Stinson Ranch is complete with all modern amenities and is indeed a "step back into history" with lots of the former cottage honored in pictures and objects.
The downstairs is an open-floor plan with a comfortable sitting area and kitchen eating area combined. The kitchen is equipped with everything needed to cook a sumptuous meal with a central table. A doorway leads to two bedrooms, one containing two single beds and another with a queen-size bed. A large bathroom with a shower sits between the two. A set of stairs leads up to a large loft which contains two double beds. A small half-bath occupies one corner. Five windows provide a majestic view of the water and Manteo in the distance. A deck is attached to the loft and is "the end of the world" as far as sitting, reading, watching the sunsets and having a cup of coffee in the morning or your favorite beverage in the evening.
Stinson Ranch is truly a haven of rest and relaxation. It retains the charm and character which the Stinson family has brought to it since 1963. Nothing in your imagination can prepare you for a stay at this one of a kind cottage.
No pets. No smoking.PARKING MAXIMUM 2 CARS
Short Stays are available, there is a 3 night minimum.
Had a wonderful vacation at the Stinson Ranch! Enjoyed crabbing, sunning, reading and hanging out in the water. Sunsets were gorgeous! 🌅 Ralph, Sooz, Cindy and Eddie
Loved that house! It was perfect for us.