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Inshore Slam Fishing Tournament 2017

Manteo Hotels - B&B _inns Waterfront in Manteo fishing tournament

Inshore Slam Fishing Tournament
October 6 – October 7,  2017

Bring the family out to the Manteo Waterfront and celebrate the Manteo Rotary Club’s 20th annual Inshore Slam Fishing Tournament. The “Inshore Slam” is now a competition for the largest fish in four categories; stripers, flounder, puppy drum, and speckle trout.There will be food, beverages, entertainment, and the traditional silent auction with great prizes and gifts available for all tastes and budgets. Stay with us at the Tranquil house Inn We are the closest accommodations to the Tournament!

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Stay with us and enjoy the views from our waterfront hotel in Manteo. The Tranquil House Inn is located right on the waterfront in quaint downtown Manteo and conveniently located across the bay from Roanoke Island Festival park, and close to all the Nags Head beaches.

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Flying Pirate Half Marathon Weekend 2016 – Stay with Us!

Flying Pirate Half Marathon Weekend 2016 is the 7th Anniversary of the Outer Banks Pirate themed half marathon. The Flying Pirate Half Marathon course winds its way through the natural beauty of the Outer Banks. Run the 13.1 miles and cover some spectacular ground – Begin in Kitty Hawk and follow the course into Nags Head, along the Albemarle Sound, around the Wright Brothers National Memorial, and through the Nags Head Woods Maritime Forest. Finish with a Pirate Jamboree in Nags Head!

Come stay with us at The Tranquil House Inn! You will be close to the marathon events and you can enjoy the historic waterfront in Manteo.


18th Annual “Inshore Slam” Fishing Tournament

October 16-17, 2015 at the Manteo Waterfront

Participants compete for largest fish in four categories: stripers, flounder, puppy drum and speckle trout … plus there’s a single “Grand Slam” award for the individual who weighs in fish from at least three of the four categories, with the highest total weight.

Held on the first weekend in October with the expectation of more fish and warmer weather, the tournament commences on the Manteo waterfront, with docking available at the Maritime Museum, where registration will occur 4-7pm Friday October 16. A welcome social will include food, beverages and entertainment.

As a family event, promoters make it a special point to “take a kid fishing”. Prizes and trophies will be awarded in adult, women’s and youth divisions. A silent auction includes great prizes and gifts available for all tastes and budgets. Saturday night awards banquet will be fun for all with live music and a pig pickin’ by Chef Paul Mann & Crew.

This Manteo Rotary community fundraising event has provided over $260,000 in scholarships to deserving young people in Dare County. Bring the whole family out for great fun and support a great cause!

Details about this and more online at the Official Outer Banks Events Calendar.

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Outer Banks Triathlon in Manteo

The 2014 Triathlon is this September 13 – September 14 , 2014. The race events are held right here on Roanoke Island so the Tranquil House Inn is a convenient and relaxing location for Outer Banks Triathlon runners and spectators to stay for the weekend.

The swim portion will start at the Old Swimming Hole location next to the Dare County Airport on Roanoke Island. Swimmers will enjoy panoramic views of the Croatan Sound and the Virginia Dare Memorial Bridge and Manns Harbor Bridge.

The bike will be an out and back course on a smooth flat road outside of Manteo and into Mashoes. The bike portion features a rolling hill over the Manns Harbor Bridge; a 2.65 mile long bridge over the Croatan sound. There is very little traffic and abundant views of the soundside marsh and wetlands.

The run will be flat out and back through the Airport and around the Manteo area. The Course offers a beautiful tour of the Mother Vineyard neighborhood and the north end of Roanoke Island.

NC Mountains To Coast Bicycle Route Passes Through Manteo

The 16th annual ride, 450 miles (60-70 miles per day) scheduled Sept. 27-Oct. 4, 2014, will begin in Sparta with overnight stops in Mount Airy, Reidsville, Oxford, Roanoke Rapids, Edenton, Manteo, and then finish in Hatteras Village. More than 1,000 bicyclists from 35 states, the District of Columbia, the U.S. Virgin Islands and Canada participated in last year’s ride. This year should be even bigger.

Make your Reservations NOW and enjoy the excitement!

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Thanksgiving Events – Winter Lights & Santa at the Aquarium

winter-lights-manteo-hotel-tranqil-house-innThanksgiving is a great time of the year to be on the Outer Banks and visit us in beautiful downtown Manteo at the Tranquil House Inn. There are several events happening for the week of Thanksgiving. Here are a few:

Grand Illuminations – November 30, 6pm-9pm at The Elizabethan Gardens -the opening celebration of WinterLights, a spectacular twenty-five night event of holiday lights and sights. Find sparkling lights and charm inside and out with food and drink in the “Embellished” Odom Hall, and cozy fire pits on the Great Lawn as well as seasonal gift shop and plant sales. Non-Members: Adults $15, Youth (ages 6-17) $9, Youth (5 and under) $7. Members/Friends: Adults $12, Youth (ages 6-17) $8, Youth (5 and under) $6. For info or details, call 252-473-3234.

Kites with Lights – Saturday Nov 30,2013 (sunset) – Watch the sky light up with Kites with Lights! As soon as the sun starts to set, go to nearby Jockeys Ridge and see huge lighted kites soar above the dunes.

Santa Under the Sea- Friday & Saturday– Santa is swimming with the sharks at the NC Aquarium on Friday & Saturday! Get your picture taken with Santa while he is under water, tell him what you want for Christmas, and write him a letter to put in the drop box. Check out the NC aquarium in Manteo for more information.
Come stay with us for Thanksgiving in the Outer Banks and enjoy the luxury of the best Hotel in Manteo!

Red Nose Wine Festival

The 1st Annual TowneBank Red Nose Wine Festival will be held on Thursday, July 12, 2012. This event will be held on the beautiful waterfront of Marshes’ Light in Manteo. Fabulous wines from around the world and produced by North Carolina Wineries will be available for tasting as well as foods from the Outer Banks finest restaurants. Live entertainment will be provided by local and regional bands! For those looking to educate themselves on how to identify the finer qualities of wines or to increase their breadth of knowledge of wines, several wine seminars are being planned during the festival as well.

This is an Outer Banks Relief Foundation Charity Event (in conjunction with Outer Banks Relief Foundation’s Christmas in July, RED NOSE fundraiser) , and is one of the many fundraisers held by the Foundation as it fills its mission to serve our community whose mission is simple: to financially assist those in our community who are faced with debilitating illness or tragedy. Net funds will be expended to help those on the Outer Banks.

Celebrate Christmas in July and come out to support a good cause, have some good wines, listen to some good music, and have fun!

Enjoy the festival & plan on staying with us at The Tranquil House Inn:

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Plan on Eating Dinner at 1587 Restaurant, one of the finest Outer Banks Restaurants!

Open House Wedding Tour

Join us at the Tranquil House Inn and 1587 Restaurant on Saturday, January 7, 2012 from 9 am to 5 pm for a Self-Guided Open House Wedding Tour of our facilities.

OBWA Cocktail Reception

Dress to impress and walk the red carpet at Duck Woods Country Club for the OBWA Cocktail Reception. Guest David Tutera, premiere wedding planner and host of WE TV’s My Fair Wedding will be sharing tips on planning unforgettable, personalized weddings, giving behind-the-scenes peeks at the most popular wedding show on TV plus offering industry insider advice. Saturday, January 7, 2012 from 7 pm to 10 pm. (seating limited).