The Stinson Ranch on the Outer Banks
Village Realty is pleased to manage the historic Stinson Ranch in Nags Head, NC.
This resurrected structure is a duplicate of the original "Stinson's Ranch" which was destroyed by Hurricane Irene in August of 2011. Since 1963 it had been owned by the Billy and Sandra Stinson who came to the home frequently, sometimes months at a time. This cottage is perched on pilings and rises up from the Roanoke Sound. The "old" Stinson Ranch was furnished with second hand furniture and found treasures. It had withstood storms and financial hard times but was held together by the family who shares a reverence for history and their love of this special place.
In 2006 Stinson's Ranch was listed on the National Register of Historic Places in North Carolina. It was listed as the Markham-Albertson-Stinson Cottage and was named for those families who had owned it for the longest periods of time. There is a paper trail for the original home dating back to 1903.
The new home features 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 the old Nags Head architectural style and the new "Ranch" has the same familiar feeling offering comfort and charm. See the page on our Website.
You will actually be staying right over the water...take a look at the photos. Our State Magazine writer Marimar McNaughton had a great article published just before Hurricane Irene hit the Outer Banks. Here is LINK to that story.
I have lived here most of my life, and realize that Mother Nature does what it wants...and that storms are going to happen. It is worth it to live here. Nice people, clean air, wonderful beaches and a very laid back lifestyle.
Until Next Time,
I am Your Outer Banks Blogger