New Procedures & Updates
During this time we will be taking the opportunity to enhance our cleaning procedures and will be implementing proactive safety measures for our staff in preparation for your return. We will be implementing new ways to protect you, our guest, with easy check-in procedures.
Cleaning & Sanitizing
We are taking our cleaning and sanitizing procedures to the next level to ensure our guests are as safe as possible from contamination of COVID-19. Prior to visitor's return on May 16th, we will be treating each of our motel rooms, suites and cottages with PreventX 24/7. PreventX 24/7 is an anti-microbial and also approved by EPA and FDA for all hard/soft surfaces and is safe for humans and pets. Each unit will be fogged with PreventX 24/7 which will sanitize all surfaces in the unit, including bedding, bathrooms and kitchen/dining areas (suites/cottages). In additional to the fogging, each unit will be treated with Prevent SCT cleaner between each guest stay.
Linens & Bedding
Beds will be made upon arrival with fresh sanitized comforters, mattress pads and pillowprotectors. Sanitized sheets will be wrapped and left for guests on the bed. Fresh sanitized towels will be left in each bath, wrapped in plastic after being sanitized. In an effort to cut down on contamination, we will be removing extra bedding from each unit. Sanitized blankets will be available upon request and will be wrapped in plastic after being sanitized. Guests are welcome to provide their own linens, blankets, comforters and bath towels. Upon check out of suites and cottages, we ask that guests strip all beds and place linens in a pile in a central area for housekeeping to collect.
Generally we offer a daily room service of each room. In an effort to reduce possible contamination, we will be eliminating this service. If you would like to have fresh linens each day, please place used linens in the provided plastic bag outside of your room door for housekeeping to exchange with fresh sanitized linens in sealed plastic.
Check In & Check Out
We will be offering a contactless check in and check out process. On check in day guests will receive an email with their access code to the Kaba lock located on their unit. Please remember codes will not work prior to 3pm. If you plan to arrive between 12pm and 3pm please contact our office. If the unit will be ready prior to 3pm we can let you know via text. Please note that we are unable to offer check ins prior to 12pm. Please keep in mind that with extra precautions needing to take place for throughly cleaning and sanitizing, we are unable to accommodate late check outs. If you are unsure the location of your unit or would still like to check in with the front office, please do. We love to see our guests!
Check-In time is 3 p.m. for motel rooms, suites and cottages. To accommodate extra time in needing to clean and sanitize each unit, we have changed our check out time to 10 a.m. for motel rooms and 9 a.m. for suites and cottages.
To limit guest and staff exposure to possible contamination, we will be altering our maintenance protocols. For guests needing light bulbs, batteries or additional linens, we will be leaving these items outside of your unit door upon request. For non-emergency maintenance needs, we will be preforming these tasks upon guest check out and prior to the next guest check-in. For emergency maintenance needs, upon guest approval we will have one of our staff members enter the unit wearing the appropriate safety coverings include face mask and gloves to complete the needed work. Guests are able to deny entry of our staff member into their unit. Please keep in mind that refunds will not be issued to maintenance needs that cannot be completed during your stay.
Lighthouse View Hospitality App
We offer a downloaded phone app that will list details about your upcoming reservation. Enjoy easy access to information such as Kaba door code, important information regarding your stay, check-in and check-out details, and area guide.
Local Area Information
Currently under North Carolina orders island restaurants are only allowed to offer take out and delivery options. Many of the island's eateries are open and available to visitors with limited menus and hours. Listed below are current open restaurants. Visit our Area Guide for a full list of island restaurants and contact information.
Rodanthe/Waves/Salvo: Boardwok South, Waves Deli, The Dough Shack
Avon: Gidget's Pizza, Oceanas, Froggy Dog, Bro's Sandwich Shack, China Town, La Fogatas, Muffins & Scones, Nino's Pizza, Subway, Turner's High Moon Bar
Buxton: Diamond Shoals, Lighthouse Sports Bar, Angelo's Pizza, Uncle Eddy's Frozen Custard
Frisco: Tavern on 12, Frisco Sandwich Co., Pamlico Deli, Hatteras Island Snow Balls
Hatteras: Sonny's Restaurant, Kat's Deli, Harbor Deli, Happy Belly Ice Cream, Snack Shack
Local retail shops are beginning to reopen for visitor arrivals. While shops will be open, they will only be allowed a certain number of customer at a time. Each shop will determine their limit based on recommendations given by the state and safety precautions. Please contact your favorite shops for hours of operations.
Each of the three major grocery stores, Food Lion, Conner's Supermarket and Village Red & White, are open. Please note that some products/brands maybe unavailable due to high demand or limits on how much of one item can be purchased at a time. Dare County recommends that customers please wear either a mask or cloth face covering while shopping. Stores may have set limits for the number of shoppers at a time. Please follow each stores guidelines and remember to practice social distancing.
Beach & Soundside Access
With 60 miles of pristine coastline, there is enough beach for everyone to enjoy! Cape Hatteras National Seashore beaches are open and available to visitors and residents. NPS asked that visitors and residents please follow social distancing guidelines of gatherings of no more than 10 people and keep 6ft away from fellow beach goers. Please follow NPS guidelines for seasonal beach closures and access. Beach Driving Permits are available online.
Dare County & North Carolina COVID-19 Recommendations
As you prepare for your vacation, it is important to note State and local restrictions regarding public safety for COVID-19 and how it will impact your visit to the Outer Banks.
- Wearing masks or a cloth face covering is encouraged in public settings where social distancing is difficult to maintain, such as grocery and retail stores.
- Social distancing guidelines are still in place. Please stay 6ft. away from others.
- Gatherings are limited to 10 people or less.
- Restaurants are continuing to offer take-out and delivery services. Please check with the restaurant for hours and take away offerings.
- Businesses will have limits on the number of customers allowed in the store at any given time. This limit will be based on square footage.
- CDC recommends to not travel if you are sick or were recently exposed to COVID-19 within 14 days.
- Shoppers should expect to see changes in product offerings and availability in grocery stores and retail shops. If possible, visitors should bring essential items with them, including paper and sanitizing products.
- Personal care & grooming businesses and entertainment businesses without retail or dining are not open yet. This is based on state regulations and not determined or controlled by our local government.
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