Ocracoke Island, NC
Captain's Landing Hotel Suites 252-928-1999

Captain’s Landing Hotel on the Outer Banks in Ocracoke, North Carolina

Captain’s Landing History

George and Betty Chamberlin are the owners and developers of Captain’s Landing and welcome you to the Hotel and unique shops that share the property.

George is originally from Long Island, New York and is a former USAF pilot, commercial airline captain and chief pilot. Betty was born on Ocracoke and is a ninth generation direct descendant of William Howard, the last colonial owner of Ocracoke and is a great granddaughter of local legend and character Captain Horatio Williams. Betty’s mother, Elizabeth O’Neal Howard was a life-long resident of Ocracoke and was appointed postmaster for Ocracoke in 1941. Betty’s family, both the Howards and O’Neals, have been residents of Ocracoke since 1759. Betty’s daughters, Beth and Ann, spent their summers with their grandmother and vacationed and worked on Ocracoke until their college years, continuing the family traditions.

Betty and George lived in Virginia for many years and moved back to Ocracoke as they developed Captain’s Landing. The extensive planning and design for Captain’s Landing began in 1998. The exterior evolved from old pictures belonging to Betty’s mother, Elizabeth. When deciding on the exterior look for the new hotel, Betty remembered the pictures that she had seen as a child of the old Ponzer Hotel and their finely dressed guests of the 1800’s. The Ponzer Hotel was located near the former Ocracoke Coast Guard station. Those pictures were presented to the architects [Ben Cahoon and Associates] to draft the look for Captain’s Landing. Today, those old pictures hang in Captain’s Landing office as a reminder of the past.

The name for Captain’s Landing was chosen in honor of the families that were captains of both air and sea. Each suite bears the name of native pilots of the 1800’s that plied the waters that surround Ocracoke. Those names can still be found in the local phone directories today.

Ponzer Hotel
Ponzer Hotel: Ocracoke 1885-1900

After two years in the planning stage and a year of construction, Captain’s Landing opened in June of 2001. Located directly on the water and in the heart of the village, Captain’s Landing maintains a nostalgic look and a significant attachment to Betty and her family. Betty and George hope you and your family enjoy your stay as they look to the future.

CAPTAIN’S LANDING WATERFRONT HOTEL SUITES - 324 Highway 12, P.O.Box 1150, Ocracoke, NC 27960
252-928-1999 • info@TheCaptainsLanding.com

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