Experience Old Outer Banks Charm
In Historic Downtown Manteo
THE TRANQUIL HOUSE INN
Your home for a magical Manteo waterfront experience on historic Shallowbag Bay.
WELCOME TO HISTORIC DOWNTOWN MANTEO
Welcome to breezy porches, southern friendliness & Chantilly comforts. The Tranquil House Inn is located on the beautiful boardwalk in the heart of Manteo. Life here revolves around the rhythm of Shallowbag Bay, home to fishermen, sailors, luxury yacht owners, and the crew of the Queen Elizabeth II. You are minutes from all the excitement and activity of the beaches, yet you can return to a private haven where you can rejuvenate and relax. Just outside our doors are one-of-a-kind shops, a microbrewery, coffee shop, galleries, and the Roanoke Island Maritime Museum.
Roanoke Island Festival Park is just across the bridge. “This 25-acre historic site allows guests of all ages to experience first-hand what life was like for the first English settlers in 1585.” Click Here for more information about this historic site.
Built in the style of the stately Outer Banks’ inns of old The Tranquil House Inn is complete with custom cypress woodwork and beveled stained glass at every turn. That old world charm, however, is enhanced with the all the conveniences of the 21st Century. The Inn features the 1587 Restaurant that serves tapas style meals and full complement of wine, beer, and cocktails.
THINGS TO DO
Explore the origins of North Carolina’s earliest history, bask in the sun on the Outer Banks pristine beaches or soar above Jockey’s Ridge in a hang-glider all within minutes of our front door. We are close to the National Seashore, lighthouses, wild horses, the Wright Brothers Memorial, and the NC Aquarium, but far enough away from the maddening crowds to enjoy the serenity of an Adirondack chair, a good book, and a glass of wine or cocktail.
Manteo may be closer than you think. With the many highway improvements in recent years, Manteo is only a 3-hour drive from Raleigh. The village of Manteo has also seen major upgrades to infrastructure and conveniences over the years. This spot has always been a haven for sailors, fishermen, and history buffs. The Tranquil Inn is centrally located to enjoy all of it. Located near the entrance to Roanoke Festival Park and on the shores of Shallowbag Bay, the Inn is the perfect place base your visit. Air travel is possible via Dare County Regional Airport (MQI) in Manteo, NC or through the closest large airport about 2 hours away in Norfolk, VA.
Shopping, sightseeing, history, adventure – it’s all within walking distance. Stroll the boardwalks, hop a charter boat from the back dock for some sightseeing or fishing. Or just lounge on the deck and take in the vistas of Roanoke Sound as you enjoy a good book.