1848 Island Manor House Bed & Breakfast

4160 Main Street, Chincoteague Island, Virginia 23336
Innkeeper(s): Benjamin Johnson; Peter Edwards, Lin and Sam Mazza, Owners


Our newly refurbished and most sophisticated room will soon be a big favorite! The cream and brown decor and Nantucket style king bed are complimented by leather chairs, silk drapes, an en-suite bathroom and a flat screened TV. Relax and enjoy!


Nathaniel Smith

You are certain to enjoy our most popular room. This romantic room is painted with soothing sage walls, luxurious drapes and bed linens. The Nathaniel Smith room features deep, rich, cherry furniture, all-seasons fireplace and flat panel Television/DVD. Get a delightful night's rest tucked away in the king bed with high quality linens, blankets, comforter and quilted bedspread. Choose from one of the numerous pillows of various texture and firmness. Allow the soothing sounds from the in-room CD player guide you to splendid sleep. This spacious room served as the Master Bedroom for the Nathaniel Smith family, and it features a private in-suite bathroom with shower. This room provides views of the Courtyard and Chincoteague Channel located across the street. Wake to the morning sunshine and relax to the evening view of sunsets over the channel in this lovely room. The Nathaniel Smith is a favorite for romantic getaways, honeymoons or couples looking to reconnect.


Joseph Kenney

Leave your window cracked to fall asleep to the trickling of the courtyard fountain from this magnificent room. Named for one of the gentleman who built the home, the Joseph Kenny is decorated with a soft lavender color and wall-to-wall carpet. Several beautiful bird prints adorn this room, the Joseph Kenny provides privacy for those seeking peace and quiet. No wonder this is a popular room! With views overlooking the roses and brick courtyard, this room located in the back of the inn will allow you to get away from the world and rest peacefully. The relaxing king bed, with a luxurious hypoallergenic topper, is sure to provide a restful night's sleep. The Joseph Kenny room features a private in-suite bathroom with shower.


Sandy Dune

This romantic room is tucked away on the third floor, and is certainly the most romantic room! You are sure to find this the perfect place among the hand painted murals to cuddle and enjoy the quiet evening together. This room provides angled ceilings and dormer windows to add to the romantic charm. A favorite room for honeymoons or special occasions. Wake each morning feeling like you are among the dunes of Assateague Island. Named after nature's barrier and splendid beauty, the Sandy Dune provides a Queen bed. It is sure to provide a wonderful night's sleep. This room includes a private and spacious ensuite bathroom with shower.


Misty Mare

Greet the new day lying in bed, looking over the salt marshes and Chincoteague Bay, from this third floor room. The angled ceilings, dormer windows, view towards Chincoteague Bay and equine motif add to the local charm of this room. Named in tribute to our most famous pony, Misty of Chincoteague, the Misty Mare room features a queen bed with a luxurious hypoallergenic feather topper. It is sure to provide a relaxing night's sleep. The handmade split rail fence headboard adds to the whimsy and character of the room. This room includes a large and private adjoining bathroom. You will find plush robes provided for your stay in this wonderful room.


Coastal Breeze

Begin the day watching the sea gulls play over the Channel and the ducks waddling across Main Street, all from the comfort of this queen bed with white wicker headboard. The cozy Coastal Breeze Room is a bright and cheery room with original pine wide-plank flooring. Be sure to leave your window cracked to enjoy the refreshing breeze from the channel. This charming room has a private bathroom with shower and a pedestal sink located in the room.



This room is named for the eldest daughter of the Smith family. Juliette was an independent lady of the island, never marrying. She was the first telegraph, and later telephone, operator on the island. Juliette was a very fashionable lady, with many business endeavors including a Ladies Hat Store. Listen to the soothing sounds of the courtyard fountain as you leave your window open in this room. Float fast to sleep in this room. The queen bed, with luxurious feather topper, is sure to provide a fantastic night's rest. The Juliette has a spacious private adjoining bathroom with full tub/shower. You will find plush robes provided for your stay in this room.



The Hummingbird room features a full bed, antique Governor Winthrop desk and oil paintings. Antique prints add to the beauty of this room. The Hummingbird has a spacious private bathroom just outside the room. You will find plush robes provided for your stay in this room.


The Royal Suite

Beautiful new ground floor suite comprising a large king sized bedroom, a panoramic glassed in porch, kitchenette and bathroom with an extra room for the children all designed with a far Eastern flair. If you are looking for luxury at the beach look no further.

  • Guest Information

    We want your Virginia lodging experience to be the best one imaginable. That's why, at our award winning inn, we have some policies to help all of our guests have an enjoyable stay with us. The 1848 Island Manor House is proud to offer you first-rate accommodations, and we trust that we'll see you again and again.

    Check-in is at 2 p.m. each evening.

    Check-out at 11 a.m.


    Advance reservations are encouraged.

    A two-night minimum may be required on weekends. Other minimum stay requirements may be in effect for holidays and regional events.

    American Express, Discover, MasterCard and VISA accepted.

    Some rooms may accommodate an additional person at an extra charge.


    No refunds due to weather. No refunds for early departure.

    A ten-day notice of cancellation is required at our Virginia Bed and Breakfast. If less than ten days notice is given, any refund will be based on our ability to re-rent the room. All cancellations are subject to a $25 processing fee.

    House Policies and Amenities

    Children who are at least 10 years old and accompanied by a responsible adult are welcome.

    Island Manor House is a smoke-free bed and breakfast Inn. Smoking is allowed only in designated outdoor areas.

    We love pets, however, for the comfort of all our guests and local restrictions, we are unable to accommodate guest pets.

  • Amenities

    • Wonderful gourmet breakfast
    • Welcome chocolates
    • Snuggly robes
    • Fluffy towels
    • Handmade soaps and shampoo
    • Hairdryers
    • Bottled water
    • Alarm clocks
    • Make-up removal cloths
    • Wireless internet access