1848 Island Manor House Bed & Breakfast

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

    1848 Island Manor House Bed & BreakfastWelcome to our historic and romantic bed and breakfast! The 1848 Island Manor House Bed and Breakfast is nestled on Virginia's beautiful Eastern Shore. Our historic B&B is located in the charming community of Chincoteague. An island filled with romance and yester-year charm, Chincoteague is located between Virginia's Eastern Shore mainland and the famous Assateague Island. Here you will enjoy the Chincoteague National Refuge, Assateague National Seashore, Assateague Lighthouse, Eastern Coastal migratory birds and the wild ponies.

    We are Chincoteague Island's most historic B&B, having played a role in island history since before the days of the American Civil War. This romantic Bed & Breakfast is host to several beautiful weddings, receptions, and various group events throughout the year. The 1848 Island Manor House Bed and Breakfast is the perfect place to stay for any occasion.

    You will be amazed by our inn's elegance and coastal beauty. The bubbling garden fountain welcomes you into the serenity of the courtyard. You are sure to enjoy the many common rooms, which provide ample space for relaxation, conversation and games. Come warm yourself by the garden room fireplace on those chilly winter evenings. Curl up with a good book in the Parlor, or join in conversation with others in the comfy Living Room.

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    Each guest room is furnished for your comfort and gentle night's rest. On many afternoons, freshly baked goods can be found in the dining room. Of course, you will wake each morning to the smell of warm homemade muffins, robust coffee, and an assortment of teas and juices, all of which are just a part of our wonderful gourmet breakfast.

    When you visit our Virginia bed and breakfast you step into a place that melts away all the stress and craziness of everyday life. Whether you choose to relax at the beach, go for a bike ride, shop at the quaint stores of Chincoteague, your room is the perfect place to come back to for a restful night's sleep. Each room is decorated differently, paying tribute to special people, places, and yes, even horses, of our area. Though they are decorated differently, they each contain the whimsical charm of Chincoteague Island. You will find in all of them amenities you would expect from a large hotel, as well as the personal touches of our innkeepers. They are happy to help you plan your special event, or even help you plan your days, with their online concierge service. Come home to the 1848 Island Manor House. We can't wait for you to fall in love with the place that's captured our hearts.

    Please Visit Our Sister Inn - Miss Molly's Inn on Chincoteague Island

  • Insider's Info

    Travelers are always looking for memorable and relaxing experiences. Let’s discover more through the words of our innkeepers. Many thanks to Sam and Lin Mazza for sharing their own secrets with BBOnline.com!
    Why do most travelers stay at your inn?

    We are a very elegant 5 star bed and breakfast.

    What are you best known for? What makes your inn unique? What do you love most about your inn?

    We are best known for our weddings, I love its spaciousness.

    If someone has never been to your city, what is the #1 reason to come visit?

    The wildlife and superb beach.

    What’s the best compliment you have ever received about the inn?

    It was the most beautiful inn they had ever seen.

    What’s the best kept secret about the area?

    That we have not been discovered yet.

    If a traveler is staying at your inn for 4 nights, what should he/she do in the area?

    Sunbathing on the beach, bird watching, antique shopping, kayaking and swimming.

    Is there anything within walking distance of your inn?

    Shops, restaurants and the water.

    What is your favorite restaurant/food in the area?

    Shrimp and crabs.

    Any good area guides/websites that travelers could reference?


    How many rooms does your inn have?


    Do you accept pets?

    We do not accept pets but we do have lots of places to board pets.

  • Breakfast

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    Every morning you will dine in our beautiful restaurant from antique china and fine linens.We pay particular attention to every detail so that from the first sip to the last bite your dining experience is memorable.Our breakfasts are legendary so join us and see for yourselves.Given a little advance notice we can accommodate most dietary needs.

    A little sample to whey your appetite. Freshly brewed signature coffee, fresh juice,homemade muffins, breads and fluffy biscuits,fresh from the oven berry crisp, and Eggs Benedict with asparagus or fresh fruit salad and french toast stuffed with maple apples, fresh cream and applewood smoked bacon we hope to see you here.

  • Weddings

    The 1848 Island Manor House Bed and Breakfast is the perfect location for a unique Chincoteague wedding, receptions, and renewal of vows. Frequently chosen for our beautiful courtyard adorned with fragrant rose bushes and centered with a 3-tier fountain, the 1848 Island Manor House can put together a very special occasion that will be remembered for a lifetime. On staff, our wedding planner will coordinate and meet every one of your needs from receptions and catering, to flowers, accommodations, and more.

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    The 1848 Island Manor House is your best choice for weddings, civil unions, and banquets. We can accommodate events of up to 100 guests. Whether you are looking for an indoor or outdoor wedding, the 1848 Island Manor House will make the arrangements. As the largest B&B on Chincoteague Island, we can accommodate 18 people within the inn and will work with other quality lodging for the rest of your guests.

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    Warm hospitality, personalized service, and unique location. This is what can be expected when you host your event at the 1848 Island Manor House. From the beginning stages of planning your special weekend, we pride ourselves in our attention to the details you need to make your special day truly one you will always remember with fond and warm memories. We believe every wedding is special and understand that every couple has their own unique needs. We strive to meet each one of these, right down to the smallest detail. The 1848 Island Manor House Bed and Breakfast is your best choice for hosting your special event. It is just as much our desire to make your every dream come true as it is yours.

  • Chincoteague Activities

    On Chincoteague there are a host of activities for all ages and skill levels.The Islands are flat and great for bike riding, the trails are peaceful and full of wildlife and birdsong, the little streets of Chincoteague are intriguing and Assateague is just glorious.The pristine beach has 37 miles of sand and dunes and plenty of spots to be alone to sun bathe the day away and bonfires and cook-outs are allowed! There are kayaks, canoes, jet skis and boats to hire, sailing, or parasailing!

    The fishing is superb, whether you are deep sea fishing, on a bay fishing cruise, surf fishing on Assateague, or fishing from a pier you are sure to enjoy your day (no permits or gear ere required). Our Captains will take you out on cruises to search for shells, birds, dolphins, and ponies or to see a magnificent Chincoteague sunset from the water.

    1848 Island Manor House Bed & Breakfast biking1848 Island Manor House Bed & Breakfast water view