PORT ARANSAS, Texas - Widely regarded as the most historic structure on Mustang Island, the Tarpon Inn has welcomed countless visitors since it was constructed in 1886. The structure was originally built using surplus lumber from Civil War barracks. The Tarpon Inn has survived a fire and numerous hurricanes and has served as headquarters for the Red Cross, the Salvation Army and several Military Units. President FDR was a patron on a fishing trip in 1937.
Today, this legendary Port Aransas hotel welcomes island visitors seeking modern amenities with old island charm. The 24 guest rooms have recently undergone a "major but gentle restoration" and are ready to accommodate a new generation of Port Aransas visitors.
Now under new ownership, the Inn offers the perfect setting for Port Aransas weddings, family reunions and other intimate gatherings. When considering Port Aransas hotels for your next trip to the island, be part of history at The Tarpon Inn.