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Waterfront Lodging on the Pamlico Sound in quaint fishing and farming village

21 Reviews
Bedrooms 2
Property type lodge
Minimum Stay 3 nights

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Minimum Stay
3 nights


Engelhard Lodge Rental Photos and Description

2 Bedroom home with water view within driving distance to Outer Banks



Hyde County Lodge is located on the Pamlico Sound in Engelhard North Carolina and The Hyde County area. While there aren't any beaches here it is just a short drive .We are just a 45 minute drive from Manteo and the Outer Banks area . The lodge has 2 bedrooms with a queen and a twin and the other bedroom has 2 twins. The lodge offers washer/dryer, fully furnished kitchen with pots/pans, dish washer, microwave, & ice maker. The Lodge also offers free wi-fi and satelite tv and dvd player. All bed linens and towels are included. The property offers boat ramp, boat basin, boat dock and fishing pier. Bring your own boat and enjoy fishing or boating in the Pamlico Sound. Fish off the pier and catch flounder, croaker, trout ,red drum and crabs. Sit on your front porch and watch the commercial fishing boats bring in their daily catch of fish, crabs and shrimp. Visit the local fish houses and watch them unload their catch and purchase the freshest seafood ever! Lake Mattamuskeet is just a 15 minute drive to some great freshwater fishing , canoeing , kayaking, birdwatching or crabbing. Drive 25 miles to Swan Quarter and catch the Ocracoke Ferry for a visit to the historic Ocracoke Island. During hunting season the area offers hunts for duck, swan and bear. There are some great hunting and fishing guides to choose from. This area is perfect for a quiet getaway from the hustle bustle of a big city. While there are no beaches in this area, the Outer Banks/Nags Head area is just a 50 minute drive from our lodge (an easy drive no traffic.) A days trip would give you all the opportunity to enjoy all that the Outer Banks beach area has to offer.

  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair inaccessible

Karen Meekins
Member since: 2013
Speaks: english
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Calendar last updated:
September 26, 2016
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About Karen Meekins

This property is owned by two brothers who have lived in the Engelhard area and Hyde County all their lives. They are from a third generation commercial fishing family. They presently own a fish house business which buys local seafood. They have owned this property for several years and decided to build this lodge to give others the opportunity to come and enjoy the same area they have enjoyed all their life.

Karen Meekins purchased this lodge in 2012

Why Karen Meekins chose North Carolina

This area offers such great outdoor activities. We have lived here all our lives and know this is truly paradise for us. The outdoor opportunities are endless.

What makes this lodge unique

This property just offers the best access to the Pamlico Sound in the Hyde County area and a great way to take life easy.


based on 21 traveler reviews

Waterfront Lodging on the Pamlico Sound in quaint fishing and farming village
average rating of 5.0 based on 21 reviews

The lodge was exactly as advertised and more, well equipped with everything we needed.

  • 5 of 5

An excellent location to take day trips to the Outer Banks, and or enjoy the quiet solitude of your cottage on the Sound. A pleasant drive under an hour on great roads, and you can enjoy all the sites and attractions of the Outer Banks. Or take a day off and enjoy the quaint little village of Engelhard. Grab some local seafood, eat in or take it home and enjoys the views from your own screened in porch and watch the fishing boats come and go.

Karen and Dell were amazing hosts and offered helpful information on the local area, from dining to shopping.

If you're looking for a quiet retreat or a great place to do day trips from this is perfect. Clean and well equipped with all the modern conveniences you could want. Plus that great screened in porch, and the sunsets and sites of Pamlico Sound.

I have recommended this to my friends looking for a fishing holiday as well, this is the perfect venue for boat launching and fishing on the sound.

  • Submitted: Sep 14, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Fantastic Stay

  • 5 of 5

We stayed at this property with our two young children (6 & 2) for a week and didn't want to leave. We saw pelicans & eagles catching fish, and two dolphins that swam in the bay every morning. We caught rock bass, blue crab, and a growler? I think that's what it was called. The place is quiet and secluded but has a grocery store, car wash, and a few small restaurants that had great food. We drove to the Outer Banks four times that week and the drive was just under an hour but nice. We were used to it by the second time. Just watch out for black bear when driving back to your cabin. The mosquitos weren't bad at all but there were large biting flies so bring your OFF. The cabin was spotless and very cozy. We had everything we needed when we arrived other than our groceries for the week. We loved the screened in porch and the swing under the cabin in the parking area. The owners went above & beyond with their hospitality & we were treated like family not guests.

  • Submitted: Jul 20, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
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The property was outstanding. We had a great screened in porch, beautiful view, and the owne

  • 5 of 5

We had a great time there. The accommodations were beautiful, and we had a nice screened in porch. The view was great and the owners warm and friendly. The town and people I met there were special. I definitely plan to go back.

  • Submitted: Jun 23, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2016
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Peaceful, quiet, and secluded location with a great waterfront view.

  • 5 of 5

This was a nice property that exceeded our expectations. The house was nice and it was enjoyable siting in the screened in porch during the evenings eating as the sun went down. We made the drive to the Outer Banks a couple times. It was a very easy drive (~45 minutes) with no traffic and beautiful views along the way. We utilized one of the numerous Outer Banks beach access locations with free parking and a bathhouse. The owner was attentive and checked in with us regularly. They were only a text and a few minutes drive away if we needed anything, but we didn't need anything the whole stay. We'd absolutely come back again.

  • Submitted: Jun 8, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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  • 5 of 5

My family and I spent 4 days at the Hyde County Lodges in March of this year. The lodges are spectacular on the inside, no detail has been over looked. The view from the porch is absolutely beautiful. If you are looking for a quite secluded get away this is the place for you. The town is small but you are only a little over an hour away from the Outer Banks if you want to have a tourist type of day. The owners were on site to help with anything we needed. If you are looking for the hustle and bustle of a city this isn't the place for you. But if you are looking for a place to drop a fishing line in the water, sit back with a good book and watch the sunset then this place should be on your list.

  • Submitted: Apr 1, 2016
  • Stayed: Mar 2016
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Clean and Cozy Lodge In a Beautiful Area

  • 5 of 5

My husband and I spent three nights at the lodge in February for a long weekend getaway. We chose it because it was close to the Lake Mattamuskeet National Wildlife Reserve and we wanted to photograph birds and other wildlife. Nature and the weather cooperated and we found many wonderful photo opportunities! The surrounding area is beautiful! The lodge was very comfortable to come back to (and very clean too); Karen and Dell were friendly and inviting. We hope to return again--my husband wants to do some fishing on our next trip. I have already recommended Hyde County Lodges to other photographers in my Camera Club. A group of us are currently trying to coordinate a springtime trip in May, so I WILL be back soon!

  • Submitted: Mar 28, 2016
  • Stayed: Feb 2016
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Nearest Airport
5 Miles
Engelhard Airport
Nearest Barpub
4 Miles
Martelle's Feedhouse
Nearest Ferry
25 Miles
Swan Quarter, N.C.
Nearest Motorway
1 Miles
Hwy. 264
Nearest Restaurant
4 Miles
Martelle's Feedhouse
Nearest Beach
55 Miles
Outer Banks
Car: recommended

Hyde County Lodge is located on the Pamlico Sound in the rural farming a fishing village of Engelhard North Carolina. The lodge property offers a boat ramp, boat dock, boat basin and a fishing pier . Bring your own boat and enjoy all the boating activities offered on the Pamlico Sound such as drum , flounder or trout fishing or just fish from the pier located on the property. The lodge is within a 15 minute drive of Lake Mattamuskeet. Lake Mattamuskeet is a great place to birdwatch, bike, fresh water fish, kayak, canoe or hike. Lake Mattamuskeet is also known for the large blue crabs that can be caught daily and brought home to your lodge and steamed. Pamlico Sound is a great place to boat, salt water fish, hunt , kayak or canoe. Hyde County Lodge offers a get-away from the hustle bustle of a large city. The Outer Banks is just a short drive which gives you access to the Atlantic ocean and all the other activities offered on the Outer Banks. Engelhard is home to many commercial fishing boats and beautiful farmlands. You can sit on the front porch of your lodge and watch the fishing boats come in daily with their fresh catch. Visit some of the local seafood houses to watch them unload the catch of the day like fish, blue crabs,and shrimp and purchase some of the best seafood ever. You could spend a day and ride the Swan Quarter - Ocracoke Ferry and visit the quaint island of Ocracoke. This ferry is just a 25 minute drive. The surrounding area is also well known for duck ,swan, bear and deer hunting.There are many fishing or hunting guides available for the area.


Rates & Availability

Engelhard Lodge Rental Rates

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3 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add $35 per night, per additional guest

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $250
cleaning fee $50 + Tax
Tax Rate 9.75%

Rates are based on 2 adults . Also add $35.00 for each additional person 12 years old and over for a nightly stay. Add $175.00 for each additional persons over 12 years old for the weekly rate. Please call for more information on how to book a stay. Also a 2.25% fee is added to any booking paid with credit card directly to owner.

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Engelhard Lodge Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • lodge
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 600 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Rural ...
  • Village ...
  • Water View ...
  • Waterfront ...
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower , washer/dryer also located in bathroom
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 5
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen , 1 twin/ single
    Bedroom 2 - 2 twin/ single
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • Deck / Patio
  • Kayak / Canoe
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only ...
  • pets not allowed ...
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • churches
  • marina
  • playground
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • laundromat
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • pier fishing
  • sailing
  • sound/bay fishing
  • swimming
  • water skiing
  • water tubing
  • wind-surfing

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