The Tranquil House Inn, a bed and breakfast in Manteo, North Carolina located on historic Shallowbag Bay, warmly welcomes all guests. Built in 1988, the property is suitable for those with limited disability but is not wheelchair or scooter accessible. Removal of necessary physical barriers for complete accessibility is not readily achievable, however our efforts continue.

Barriers of Accessibility:

  • The property does not have an elevator.
  • There are numerous steps required for navigation.
  • Narrow doorways and hallways do not accommodate a wheelchair or scooter.
  • Rooms offer tub/shower combinations.
  • Second & third floor guest rooms and shared deck are accessible by stairs only.
  • The overall building is elevated, however there is a ramp available to access the first level.

Limited Accessibility Accommodation:

  • We offer the following features and accommodation for those with limited accessibility. Unfortunately we do not offer accommodations that are accessible for a wheelchair or scooter.
  • Room #14, our most handicap friendly room is prepared with careful intention for accessibility. Located on the first floor near the ramp for access to the elevated first floor of the inn, this room offers two queen beds along with an en suite bathroom that includes a shower/tub combination with grab bars. A shower seat and toilet raiser are also available for guests in need. Furniture placement is designed to create more space for easier navigation.
  • The overall building is elevated, however there is a ramp available to access the first level.
  • We have a designated handicap parking space that is located adjacent to the ramp.
  • The lounge is located on the first level.
  • Luggage assistance is provided.

For special accommodation needs, please call us directly at (252) 473-1404 so we can help you determine the best guest room to ensure you have a comfortable arrival and enjoyable stay.

Our goal is to ensure that anyone who wishes to visit The Tranquil House can do so, regardless of their physical abilities. Among the ways we strive to comply with the ADA:

  • We ensure that individuals with disabilities can make reservations during the same hours and in the same manner as individuals without disabilities.
  • We have identified and described the features in our hotel and guest rooms in detail to allow individuals with disabilities to determine whether our Inn meets their needs.
  • We guarantee that rooms, once reserved, are held for the reserving customer. We make reasonable efforts with third-party reservation systems to make all rooms available through at least some of these services and they must provide these third-party services with information concerning the features of the hotel and rooms.
  • Guests with legitimate service animals as defined in the ADA will be provided access to all areas of the property afforded to those without service animals.

The Tranquil House is committed to facilitating the accessibility and usability of this website for all people with disabilities. We will continue to implement the relevant portions of the World Wide Web Consortium’s Web Content Accessibility Guidelines 2.0 Level AA (WCAG 2.0 AA) or such other standards as required by the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA). On a periodic basis, our website will be tested with assistive technology.

Please be aware that our efforts are ongoing. You may email us at or call at (252) 473-1404 anytime with questions or concerns regarding ADA accessibility issues, including issues accessing the website.

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