Indulge this winter at Ship-Inn Stanley, a historic inn where tales breathe in every corner. Exchange stories by the fire, and let creativity bloom. Write a tale or share your inspiration on a Postcard from our 1900s Billiard Hall, leaving behind a narrative for others to embrace. Savour three nights for the cost of two, plus complimentary muscat.

History comes alive in far North West Tasmania

The luxury Tasmanian accommodation market in North West Tasmania has shone since the Ship Inn Stanley burst onto the market in 2019. Nestled at the base of The Nut and overlooking the panorama of a wild windswept bay beyond, the property is celebrated as one of the country’s finest storytelling guest houses. 

Local owners Kerry and Alastair Houston are delighted to unveil a new offering within the walls of the historic inn. “This new two-bedroom, two-bathroom luxury apartment allows guests to immerse themselves in the story of Thomas Holyman,” says Kerry. “It provides an intriguing glimpse into the seafaring adventures of a mariner known for his forthright nature and brash vocals. Barrel-chested and full bearded, one can imagine this salty old seadog resting by the roaring fire, just a stone’s throw from the water’s edge.”

Aptly named Roaring Tom’s, the luxury apartment has transformed ageing spaces that once welcomed rowdy bar crowds seeking solace in beer and whisky. “The original stone fireplace is still here, and the base of the paved courtyard was once lined with old smashed bottles,” explained Kerry. “We’ve paid homage to those features, whilst creating a generous space for guests to cocoon themselves away in luxury Tasmanian style”. Tasmanian timbers, vintage artworks, historical artefacts, fine linens and contemporary fittings have quickly become hallmarks of the Ship Inn Stanley.

Roaring Tom’s boasts two king bedrooms, two bathrooms, a generous chefs kitchen clad in stone and timber, expansive dining area and stunning lounge with wood fire. The apartment can easily accommodate two couples or extended family travelling together. Offering two separate outdoor patio areas, and a private stone courtyard, there is no shortage of space in which to relax and guests can soak in glorious ocean and garden views. 

This is the place to unearth the many triumphs and tribulations of the inn itself and the wild surrounds beyond. The Ship Inn Stanley has quickly become a drawcard for visitors seeking a unique ambience in which to unwind after long days exploring the rugged landscape of Tasmania’s far north west.