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The Tranquil House Inn

Here. Life Moves Slower.


Here. Life Moves Slower.

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The Basics


Reminiscent of the 19th-century seaboard inns, The Tranquil House Inn offers 25 charming guest rooms that live in complete harmony with the seascape. Bathed with subtle hues, comfortable textures, and carefully selected furnishings, each room is designed to accommodate families or those searching for solitude. From the front door, you're mere steps from shopping, sightseeing, history, and adventure and just a short cruise away from the Outer Banks beaches.

At a Glance

  • Free WiFi
  • Family Friendly
  • Pub/Tavern/Bar
  • Private Ent Avail.
  • Culinary Experiences
  • History & Heritage
  • Hidden Gem

In the Know

  • head down to Oneal's in Wanchese for the fresh catch of the day right from the ocean

  • Fan of Rum?- Kill Devil Rum Distillery located just a few blocks from the Inn. 

  • Visit Pirates Cove Marina to marvel at the beauty and craftsmanship of these custom build boats.

  • Planning a trip in September? At sunset see the sky feel up with Purple Martin's as they come in to roost for the night.

Stay for the Story

Experience life on an 18-mile sandbar where nature & relaxation reign. Dating back to the 15th century as oversea settlers claimed this area as the New World; steeped in local traditions, rich history, & English influence. Here life moves slower.

Sip & Savor

Here are a few things to sip & savor when you visit…

Enjoy locally inspired dishes that are sure to delight with an extensive cocktail list to match at 1587 Lounge & Restaurant. 

Visit the Outer Banks Distilling, the first legal distillery on the Outer Banks of North Carolina
Enjoy fresh seafood at Blue Water Grill

See & Do

Here are a few things to see & do when you visit…

Tour the Elizabethan Gardens, elaborate gardens that were designed to entertain Queen Elizabeth I during her reign

Surround yourself in the rich history of Roanoke Island. Not to be missed is Manteo's candlelight walking tour

Alligator River National Wildlife Refuge is a the place to see large populations of black bears, wintering waterfowl, river otter, & wildlife species

Guest Reviews

We stayed this past weekend for our anniversary. We were quite happy with our stay. It is a quaint inn, not the Ritz. It's clearly an updated old home with old home charm. Room access is on the outside with no elevator so take that into account when booking. The front lobby does close when the restaurant closes so make sure to find out when you should check in....See More

- Cassandra Cooney

Attended a wedding here, everyone went out of their way to be helpful! Food was excellent service prompt and plesant. All together a grand experience!

- Lynn Maclary

My wife and I were celebrating our anniversary. We wanted a quiet, peaceful place. We found it

- Denali HD

We really enjoyed The Tranquil House Inn for our small (3 siblings and 2 spouses) family gathering. The rooms were nice. The big veranda overlooking the inlet was a big plus. We enjoyed ordering takeout from local restaurants and dining al fresco on the veranda. We were disappointed that both the website and staff email responses did not advise that the restaurant would not open until our departure. We...See More

- Daniel Callaghan

Rooms & Suites

# of Rooms: 25

Room Amenities: Air Conditioning, Coffee Maker/Service, Hair Dryer, Telephones, Alarm Clocks

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For information on ADA accessibility for the facility or its rooms, please contact the property directly.


Smoking Policy: Smoke free

Family Friendly: Yes

Food & Wine

Meals Offered: Breakfast, Dinner

Restaurant on Premises: Open to the Public

Dining Amenities: Evening Cocktails

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Guest Services

Internet Service: Wireless

Front Desk/Security: Business Hours

Inn Amenities: Concierge Services, Free Onsite Parking, LGBTQI+ Friendly, Restaurant On Site, Wine/Spirits Available

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Business Travel & Meetings

Meeting Facilities: No

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Location Type: Coastal, Small Town/Village, Waterfront, Waterview