OCRACOKE, N.C. — The Pony Island Inn closed out 2022 with significant growth.
While many properties sought to return to 2019 revenue numbers, the Pony Island Inn set out to improve against 2021, and achieved a 21 percent RevPAR increase. This is more than double the national average (8.1 percent). The overall success was supported by Heron Hospitality’s strategic revenue management, dynamic pricing, and marketing tactics. It was a record-breaking year for the property, which was established more than fifty years ago.
In August of 2021, Heron Hospitality formed an ownership group and acquired the 50-room property in Ocracoke, North Carolina.
Ocracoke is located on the southern tip of North Carolina’s famed Outer Banks. The 16-mile island is accessible from the mainland only by private plane, private boat, or one of three state-run ferries from Hatteras Village, Cedar Island, or Swan Quarter.
Most of the island is owned by the Cape Hatteras National Seashore and is maintained by the National Park Service. With the undeveloped shoreline, Pony Island Inn stands as the closest resort property to the award-winning shores of Ocracoke’s Lifeguarded Beach. This pristine environment provides the perfect haven for water adventurers, as well as a peaceful, safe, relaxing spot to soak in the sun.