Tranquility / noun [trang-kwil-i-tee] quality or state of being tranquil; calmness; peacefulness;  serenity; restfulness

You too can experience tranquility, just as John T. Wilson did in 1832 when naming the hamlet that sprung up around his beloved home “Prominence.”   Click Here for room information & rates.  

Imagine starting your morning at the John T. Wilson Homestead in Tranquility – waking from a restful sleep, taking in the country fresh air, listening to the singing birds and savoring the smell of fresh brewed coffee. Descend the wooden staircase to enjoy a hearty breakfast made just for you! Enjoy menu items can include farm fresh eggs, pancakes with blueberries, bacon or sliced country ham, or maybe try Patricia Alexander’s specialty, French toast – always a favorite of the grand kids. You will also be tempted with tasty breakfast treats like scones, muffins, cakes, and sweet breads made fresh from the local Amish bakery.

Every effort is being taken to restore this home to its original historical appearance and ambiance of the past. Guests will be able to experience life styles of the mid 1800s through fireplaces, oil lamps, and wash basins. The John T. Wilson Homestead will provide a unique bed and breakfast experience through its historical significance as part of the Underground Railroad and role in the Civil War. In keeping with its character, you will not find phones, televisions, or computers; but you will find a stately, and at the same time, quaint, tranquil retreat.

For those who may need to stay in touch, we now offer wi-fi.

Three bedrooms will be available upstairs: the Wilson Room (the largest) with a fireplace and the original hidden slave access up to the attic; the Drysden Room in the center of the home with a sitting area and two windows overlooking Tranquility Valley; and the Spencer Room with its own efficiency bathroom. Down stairs you will eat in front of crackling fireplace in the room where the Tranquility store and post office was once located. A large parlor is across the hall from the dining room where you will find reading materials, board games, and comfortable sitting areas situated around another, even larger fireplace. The adjacent log cabin will also be rebuilt with a living/bedroom space, a large cooking fireplace, and bathroom. The upstairs loft will provide an additional sleeping area.

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Please contact us at (937) 386-0143.

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