Ron Howard

By: scw106
4/11/2022 8:53 PM

My daughter sent me a text from Ron Howard's twitter account. He spent the weekend at the Burrus House Inn in Manteo. He said Andy Griffith always spoke lovingly of beautiful Manteo. I have to agree!

Like +4QuoteFlag



By: Banks68
4/11/2022 9:57 PM

Last Monday we took a stroll through downtown Manteo and along 64 to the entrance of the Griffith estate. (Where my hubby took my picture) Then over to Fort Raleigh to hike around the trails. Manteo is one of our very favorite places. We’ve stayed several times at the Tranquil House - maybe we’ll try the Burrus House next time.
Nice to know that Ron still honors Andy.
He was a great man. He is missed by many.
BTW I just finished reading The Boys by Ron and his brother, Clint. A great read!

Like +1QuoteFlag


By: Bentmtn
4/12/2022 12:12 AM

Funny story: my husband was with a friend in Manteo probably 15 or so years ago talking boats at a local marina. Maybe Pirates Cove...I'm not sure. They were talking it up with the marina person and were interrupted by someone telling their marina person that Andy was on the phone with a question. He dropped them like a hot potato and flew to the phone. Their best guess is that Andy Griffith was calling.
We love Manteo as well and would be there if we could afford it! Best place in the OBX in my opinion. We missed a house there a couple of years ago...I was dead set on it and hubby thought it needed too much work. Today we could get an easy 1mil for it. We think Ron Howard is a great movie director as well. I too am glad that he still thinks of Andy.

Like +2QuoteFlag


By: jefm
4/12/2022 7:20 AM

The thing I always enjoy about the Andy Griffith Show was Ron Howard could actually act. Between that & the chemistry of the cast ,it's still a treat to watch.

Like +1QuoteFlag


By: Banks68
4/12/2022 7:36 AM

I’d definitely retire to Manteo if we could afford it.

I wonder if Andy’s widow, Cindi, still lives at the estate. He really loved Manteo and did much to help make the town the gem it has become
A good friend of ours who lives in NH ran into him once at the Ace Hardware in town.

Ronny (as they called him back then) was the most talented child actor ever. He and Andy were so natural together.

Like +1QuoteFlag


By: Bentmtn
4/12/2022 8:57 AM

We love watching that show and still laugh out loud every time!

Like +2QuoteFlag


By: Tim-OBX
4/12/2022 9:49 AM

I wonder if he and Andy's wife are still friends?

www.obxtoday.com/two-time...

LikeQuoteFlag


By: Banks68
4/12/2022 10:11 AM

Hmmmm I wonder.
If they are, seems he and his wife would have stayed with her.

LikeQuoteFlag


By: KHbiker
4/12/2022 10:57 AM

I wonder if Andy’s widow, Cindi, still lives at the estate.

Banks68


I believe she still owns the property. She still has a place in Hollywood and spends a lot of time there.

Like +1QuoteFlag


By: Banks68
4/12/2022 11:18 AM

I could see that it would be lonely, living there by herself.
I hope it stays in the family - especially with Andy being buried there.

LikeQuoteFlag


By: Laszlo
4/12/2022 12:10 PM

I wonder if Andy’s widow, Cindi, still lives at the estate.

Banks68


I believe she still owns the property. She still has a place in Hollywood and spends a lot of time there.

KHbiker


I thought she sold it a while ago along with his car collection

LikeQuoteFlag


By: Mikec
4/12/2022 12:11 PM

Hmmmm I wonder.
If they are, seems he and his wife would have stayed with her.

Banks68


How old is Andy’s widow? When we visit my mom we stay at a hotel so she doesn’t try to be the perfect hostess. Mom could be the perfect hostess at 65 but now in her mid 80’s it is too much.

LikeQuoteFlag


By: Banks68
4/12/2022 12:27 PM

She was much younger than him, by about 30 years. She was only 27 (I believe) when they got married in I think 1983, and he was well into his 50’s. Which would make her to be in her late 60’s now.

LikeQuoteFlag


By: KelLovesOBX
4/12/2022 1:26 PM

So glad to hear Ron speaking highly of Andy and of Manteo. Ron's a good egg as far as Hollywood types go. He's made a lot of great movies.

I grew up watching him and Clint on Andy Griffith and Clint on Gentle Ben. Such smart and cute little boys. Still watch Andy reruns and always smile.

LikeQuoteFlag


By: Tim-OBX
4/12/2022 2:14 PM

So glad to hear Ron speaking highly of Andy and of Manteo. Ron's a good egg as far as Hollywood types go. He's made a lot of great movies.

I grew up watching him and Clint on Andy Griffith and Clint on Gentle Ben. Such smart and cute little boys. Still watch Andy reruns and always smile.

KelLovesOBX


Clint was Leon on the Andy Griffin show. He always was eating a PB&J sandwich.

LikeQuoteFlag


By: Tim-OBX
4/12/2022 2:18 PM


I thought she sold it a while ago along with his car collection

Laszlo


Looks like she still owns all of it over there. As I recall she only stays in the new house (smaller lot) when there since the other wife lived in that house.



Like +2QuoteFlag


By: Banks68
4/12/2022 2:33 PM

I thought she had the older house torn down not long after Andy died.

LikeQuoteFlag


By: Banks68
4/12/2022 2:42 PM

So glad to hear Ron speaking highly of Andy and of Manteo. Ron's a good egg as far as Hollywood types go. He's made a lot of great movies.

I grew up watching him and Clint on Andy Griffith and Clint on Gentle Ben. Such smart and cute little boys. Still watch Andy reruns and always smile.

KelLovesOBX


You would enjoy the book they co-authored call The Boys. It fascinating.

Like +1QuoteFlag


By: Anniemimi
4/12/2022 3:12 PM

On Pluto TV Matlock Season 4 Episode 1 and 2 filmed in Manteo. Fun to watch and see what we recognize. Cool Andy filmed there.

Like +2QuoteFlag


By: Banks68
4/12/2022 4:15 PM

Yes! We’ve seen it!
So fun at the end when some local folks are introduced.
Hard to believe that was filmed way back in 1989!

Like +1QuoteFlag


By: Banks68
4/12/2022 4:18 PM

I saw a speech Andy gave in Mt Airy where he said that along with Mt Airy, there’s a bit of Manteo in Mayberry.

LikeQuoteFlag


By: Tim-OBX
4/12/2022 4:33 PM

I thought she had the older house torn down not long after Andy died.

Banks68


County tax records show there is still a 1984 3 bed house still there.

LikeQuoteFlag


By: Banks68
4/12/2022 4:48 PM

Hmmmmm
The house I’m talking of is original to when Andy bought the property in 1957.
I’ve seen pictures of him and his first wife Barbara and their two young children in the house. They would spend summers there.

LikeQuoteFlag


By: Tim-OBX
4/12/2022 5:06 PM

Hmmmmm
The house I’m talking of is original to when Andy bought the property in 1957.
I’ve seen pictures of him and his first wife Barbara and their two young children in the house. They would spend summers there.

Banks68


I am not familiar with that house but I have seen the 1982 house from the sound and as I flew over it since it is at the end of a runway at Manteo. It was a brick ranch style. The new house was built in 2005 and while still only 3 bedrooms it is 8900 sq ft

LikeQuoteFlag


By: Bentmtn
4/12/2022 5:46 PM

I thought she had the older house torn down not long after Andy died.

Banks68


County tax records show there is still a 1984 3 bed house still there.

Tim-OBX


Great info, Tim! Thanks!! I loved the tax map you posted. Neat!

LikeQuoteFlag