Meet the Owners
The Clark Family purchased the motel and cottage business in 1996. Their goal was to create an atmosphere conducive to original Ocracoke vintage style lodging. It has been a 18 year project and they continue to meet customers who enjoy the same memories of Ocracoke Island that the Clarks fell for on their early trips to the island in the 70's.
Wayne enjoys assisting newcomers with their trip to Ocracoke. Fishing and power boating are his favorite hobbies. There is always time allowed to trade fishing information and boating tips. Wayne's passion for boats is never ending only surpassed by his love for his two grand children, Louisa and William. No one would guess by his lifestyle that he spent 29 yrs in banking, unless you happen to see hime crunching the numbers for our operation.
Trudy relishes in keeping things around Edwards as much like it has historically been (old Ocracoke) as possible. Her favorite hobby is of course fixing up the motel and cottage units as well as her own 40's vintage Ocracoke home. Her 15 years as a Media Specialist must also have trained her for juggling people, beds, fixtures, and reservations. Trudy has integrated her love of retro decor by collecting vintage dish patterns for several of the units as well as scouting for mid-century clocks, vintage pictures, and those funky lamps. The remodeling project on the bungalow rooms in 2008 turned out great and the ongoing upgrades in the courtyard and efficiency rooms are going well! She will continue to incorporate all the little things that create the wonderful charm of vintage accommodations that she fell in love with.
Sara, Bert's wife, is originally from Hagerstown, MD. She discovered Ocracoke while on a family vacation in 1996. It was then, she decided to spend her summers here on the island of Ocracoke, where she now calls home. Sara graduated from Towson University with a degree in Exercise Science. She enjoys running, surfing, hunting, and fishing. She loves the outdoors and is grateful that Ocracoke offers her an abundance of those activities.
Bert is a 1997 graduate of NC State University. He majored in Environmental Studies with a concentration in Coastal Resources. He has been working on Ocracoke in the summers since he graduated high school. There was never any doubt in his mind where he would be after college. He enjoys fishing year round in his free time. If you need up to date fishing info, he is your go-to guy. There is seldom a day that passes when weather allows that he is not on the waters around Ocracoke.