Virginia's Eastern Shore Bed & Breakfast Association

, Virginia
  • Introduction

    Enjoy old-fashioned southern hospitality in "the land of pleasant living". Plan a relaxing pampered weekend or a full vacation at a lovely Virginia Bed and Breakfast. You will long have treasured memories of our inns and the quiet beauty of the Eastern Shore. Just a few hours drive from most mid-Atlantic cities takes you away to an area rich in history and legend, unspoiled natural beauty, and picturesque villages. The Eastern Shore of Virginia is a 70 mile long peninsula separating Chesapeake Bay from the Atlantic Ocean. It is a land of quiet charm in scenic natural settings that abound with A couple at sunset on the beach. wildlife, waterfowl, serene islands, rustic boats, and quaint waterfront communities where you can relax and enjoy a perfect romantic getaway or eastern shore vacation. Savor our world famous seafood at our many delightful restaurants and enjoy the many activities and attractions offered by our area. Stay at a Virginia Bed and Breakfast and experience true southern lodging on the Eastern Shore.

    Eastern Shore Vacation Area Activities
    • Swim and stroll along our pristine beaches from Chincoteague Island to Cape Charles and Chesapeake Bay - easily accessible by automobile and boat.
    • Enjoy boat rentals on Chesapeake Bay, kayaking, canoeing, fishing and exploring our countless waterways.
    • Watch our abundant waterfowl and wildlife including the famous wild ponies. The American Birding Association has named the
    • Eastern Shore as one of the top 50 birding sites in North America.
    • Explore Virginia’s infamous fishing locations - Eco tours and fishing charters are available at many locations along the seaside and the bay.
    • Take a cruise to Tangier Island, the famous haunt of Black Beard the Pirate, from historic Onancock.
    • Rent a bike or drive quiet back roads to our peaceful villages viewing historic homes and harbors busy with workboats and watermen.
    • World Class Golf is available at the Arnold Palmer Golf Course at Bay Creek, Virginia and the Eastern Shore's own Yacht and Country Club.
    • Browse our charming and unique shops searching for a rare antique or special souvenir.
  • Upper Shore

    The Upper Region of Virginia’s Eastern Shore is widely known for its pristine ocean beaches, abundant wildlife, and delicious seafood. Home to Chincoteague Island, Virginia's only island resort, this picturesque fishing village is the gateway to the Chincoteague National Wildlife Refuge and Assateague National Seashore. Visitors can relax in this unspoiled setting, strolling miles of golden beaches, sand dunes at Chincoteague Island seeing the wild ponies made famous by Marguerite Henry’s children’s classic, “Misty of Chincoteague.” Literally hundreds of species of waterfowl and wildlife flourish in this natural paradise. In the Town of Chincoteague, vacationers can enjoy excellent seafood restaurants and quaint shops - many within walking distance of the Island's bed and breakfasts. Biking, kayaking, boating, crabbing, clamming, and fishing are popular activities in this part of Virginia and, of course, the annual Pony Swim in July attracts visitors from all over the world. Wallops Island NASA Visitor’s Center is a convenient stop on your way to or from your Chincoteague bed and breakfast.


    Channel Bass Inn
    Barbara and David Wiedenheft
    6228 Church Street, Chincoteague Island, VA
    phone: (757)336-6148 / fax: (757)336-6599
    toll free: (800)249-0818
    email: [email protected]

    This 6800 sq ft house was built in 1892 and offers spacious, peaceful accommodations for your stay on Chincoteague Island. Each guest room has a comfortable sitting area, or a separate sitting room. Enjoy the gorgeous perennial gardens - a perfect spot for that early morning cup of coffee. Borrow a bicycle from the Innkeepers and pedal to nearby Assateague Island. Explore the beaches and the National Wildlife Refuge, home to the Outside the Channel Bass Inn famous Chincoteague ponies. A delicious, full breakfast is served daily. Guests with dietary restrictions are graciously accommodated, with prior notice. Barbara's "world-famous" scones (ginger being the favourite!) are served at teatime.

    The Island Manor House
    Sam and Lin Mazza
    4160 Main Street, Chincoteague, VA
    phone: (757)336-5436  / toll free: (800)852-1505
    email: [email protected]

    The Island Manor House We love the elegance of a beautiful house near the ocean,the large airy common rooms,being able to sit in a dining room with floor to ceiling windows and look out on to a courtyard filled with flowers and a bubbling fountain. This is an Inn for guests who expect the very best where the attention is in the details and it shows. Every morning we serve a gourmet breakfast,we also have a snack room available to our guests 24 hours a day, complimentary bicycles and beach gear.

    Miss Molly's Inn
    Sam and Lin Mazza
    4141 Main Street, Chincoteague, VA
    phone: (757)336-6686 / fax: (757)336-0600
    toll free: (800)221-5620
    email: [email protected]

    Miss Molly's Inn is an adorable Victorian house with all her original features, lots of beautiful dark wood and fireplaces in every ground floor room .There are porches, rocking chairs and a second floor deck that overlooks Miss Mollys Gardens the working bay and where you can lay in a hammock and watch the fishermen at work.We serve a gourmet breakfast everyday, have refreshments available 24 hours a day, bikes to ride around the Island and all the things you will need for the beach included.

    New Church

    Garden and Sea Inn
    Dorothee and Thomas Renn
    4188 Nelson Rd, New Church, VA
    phone: (757)824-0672 / fax: (757)824-0672
    email: [email protected]

    Escape to the most romantic Bed and Breakfast on the friendly Eastern Shore of Virginia. This ideal, year 'round retreat is conveniently located just eleven miles from Chincoteague and Asssateague. Sitting on over four beautifully landscaped acres, this spectacular 1802 Estate offers 3 houses, a swimming pool, lush gardens, trickling ponds, relaxing swings and lots of nooks picture of Assateague Channel to just take a nap or read a good book in. Enjoy exploring the unspoiled beach and wildlife refuge on Assateague Island, browse the charming shops on Chincoteague Island, explore the quaint little towns and marinas on the beautiful Eastern Shore or take a journey into the past by visiting Tangier or Smith Island.

  • Middle Shore

    The Central portion of Virginia's beautiful Eastern Shore of the Chesapeake Bay includes many quaint and historic places. Excellent restaurants abound in the area as well as antique shops, art galleries and other specialty shops. Chose from a charming bed and breakfast on Chesapeake Bay, fantastic lodging on Tangier Island or quaint accommodation in Quinby, Virginia.

    If you are planning to visit by boat, there are good, deep water, wharf areas for visitors on both the sea and bay sides of the area. If your desire is for biking, we have many "back" roads, flat and scenic. If kayaking suits your plans, the kayak outfitters will meet you most anywhere to sample the multitude of creeks and tributaries - both bay side and sea side including the barrier islands. And the fishing! It is simply great whether you want to fish near the shores, in the middle of the Chesapeake Bay & out in the Ocean. In fact one of our towns is known as the "flounder capitol of the world".

    Belle Haven


    Bay View Waterfront Bed and Breakfast
    Wayne and Mary Will Browning
    35350 Copes Drive, Belle Haven, VA
    phone: (757)336-6148 / fax: (757)442-6963
    toll free: (800)442-6966
    email: [email protected]

    Bay View Waterfront is part of a 140 A. farm with the inn situated on a hill overlooking Occohannock Creek with an expansive view to the Chesapeake Bay. The original sections date to 1800 and have heart pine floors, high ceilings, and four fireplaces. We have a pool, dock, small beach, library, antiques, magnificent sunsets, and plenty of peace and quiet. Local restaurants serve full menus with the emphasis on fresh seafood. BayView Waterfront B&B We are near beautiful golf courses, Chincoteague ponies, local carnivals and festivals, antiques shops, and several antiques malls. The Eastern Shore is home to many artists and artisans whose work is displayed and sold privately and in various shops and galleries.


    1882 Colonial Manor Inn
    Linda Nicola
    84 Market St., Onancock, VA
    phone: (757)787-3521
    email: [email protected]

    Located in the heart of the Eastern Shore, this award winning historic 1882 Colonial Manor Inn adorns the waterfront village of Onancock. The Manor reflects a more gracious era with its relaxed welcoming atmosphere, antique filled luxury Colonial Manor suites and manicured grounds spanning 2 acres. All rooms offer guest controlled AC, heating, coffee-set-up, digital cable TV with premium movies, private baths, queen beds, luxury linens and amenities, garden gazebo and sunroom. Soak up coastal history and small town charm with a short stroll to the wharf, restaurants, boutiques, antique shops, galleries, theater, kayaking and more. Centrally located, the 1882 Colonial Manor Inn is the best base to see the entire shore from Chincoteague to Cape Charles. By far the best lodging value on Virginia's Eastern Shore.

    The Inn at Onancock
    Lisa & Kris LaMontagne
    30 North Street, Onancock, VA
    phone: (757)789-7711  / fax: (757)789-7712
    toll free: (866)792-7466
    email: [email protected]

    Enjoy laid-back luxury at The Inn at Onancock with private spa bathrooms, feather-topped beds dressed in 1000 thread count luxury linens, gourmet breakfasts & InnFamous WineDown Hour offering select wines and distinctive hors d’oeuvre. Located on Virginia’s Eastern Shore, The Inn is a few steps from the historic downtown, numerous restaurants and 3 blocks from the deep-water wharf. The five guest rooms’ decor was inspired by favorite worldwide destinations. Antiques The Inn at Onancock and oriental carpets were carefully selected to further create the ambience of these faraway places. You’ll be comfortable in all seasons with gas fireplaces in some of the guest rooms and central air and ceiling fans throughout. Free WiFi is available throughout the house, on the porch and in the landscaped courtyard.

    The Spinning Wheel Bed & Breakfast
    Linda & Thom Nolan
    31 North St., Onancock, VA
    phone: (757)787-7311 / fax: (757)336-0600
    toll free: (888)787-0337
    email: [email protected]

    Victorian charm with a friendly, casual attitude- that's the Spinning Wheel philosophy. We offer our guests a choice of 5 comfortable air conditioned rooms, each with a queen size bed & private bath. Our breakfasts are hot and homemade Spinning Wheel Bird House Victorian charm with a friendly, casual attitude- that's the Spinning Wheel philosophy. We offer our guests a choice of 5 comfortable air conditioned rooms, each with a queen size bed & private bath. Our breakfasts are hot and homemade and sumptuous enough to satisfy hearty appetites.

  • Lower Shore

    At the heart of the Lower Region of Virginia’s Eastern Shore is Cape Charles, a quaint harbor town located on the Chesapeake Bay at the southern end of the Delmarva Peninsula. Our historic town offers a public beach with spectacular sunsets, boating & charter fishing, shops, restaurants, galleries, spas, free fishing pier and two PGA signature golf courses. Both Kiptopeke State Park and the Eastern Shore & Fisherman Island Nation Wildlife Refugee are nearby and boast nature trails, hiking, and bird watching.

    Golf, biking, kayaking, boating, crabbing, clamming, and fishing are always popular activities in this part of the shore. The Eastern Shore, Virginia Welcome Center at the Chesapeake Bay Bridge and tunnel is a convenient stop for information on the Eastern Shore.


    Cape Charles



    Cape Charles House
    Bruce and Carol Evans
    645 Tazewell Ave, Cape Charles, VA
    phone: (757)331-4920
    email: [email protected]

    Governor’s Award. Escape to romance and comfortable elegance in a tiny Victorian town located on the Chesapeake Bay. Guestrooms with sitting area, individual climate control, private bath, some with Jacuzzi. Sumptuous gourmet breakfasts and complimentary afternoon wine, handcrafted Boursin Cheese and crackers. Rent a golf cart in this “golf cart friendly” town to visit shops, galleries, restaurants and town marina to see a tall ship. Shop for treasures or hunt prized sea glass on the beach. Delight in tasting award Guest Room from the Cape Charles House winning wines at near-by wineries or consider a wine tour by kayak! Discover the tucked away historic gardens of Eyre Hall, believed to be the oldest continually maintained garden in Virginia. Enjoy golf at the top ranked, award winning courses at Bay Creek Golf Club.

    Chesapeake Bay View Bed & Breakfast
    Hank & Sandy Mayer
    212 Bay Avenue, Cape Charles, VA
    phone: 757-331-2087
    email: [email protected]

    Our home is one of the three “grand old ladies” that were built across from the beach facing directly west into the sunset. Built in 1927 for a wealthy Cape Charles merchant, we have made extensive renovations to restore its grand character and create one of the most comfortable and relaxing two-room bed & breakfasts on the Virginia eastern shore. picture of Chesapeake Bay View Its large rooms, 10 foot ceilings, unique views of the Bay and fabulous sunsets offer our guests an unsurpassed Cape Charles experience on the Chesapeake Bay.

    Fig Street Inn
    Donna and Greg Kohler
    711 Tazewell Ave, Cape Charles, VA
    phone: (757)331-3133  / toll free: (855)331-3133
    email: [email protected]

    Newly renovated, our boutique−style bed & breakfast is conveniently located on Virginia’s Eastern Shore in the historic town of Cape Charles. Enjoy elegant and gracious accommodations with a mix of antique furnishings, contemporary design and modern amenities such as flat screen satellite television with Bluray, MP3, and WiFi available throughout the property. Shops, restaurants, spas, galleries and sandy beach are all within walking distance to the inn. Donna & Greg, have taken their passion for the hospitality industry to Fig Street Inn bring these unique accommodations to Cape Charles, and the Eastern Shore. We have used our expertise to create what we call “affordable luxury”. The inn has been updated to offer the comforts and conveniences travelers have come to expect...

    Seagate B&B
    Chris Bannon
    9 Tazewell Ave, Cape Charles, VA
    phone: (757)331-2206
    email: [email protected]

    Sea Gate B&B is located in the sleepy town of Cape Charles on Virginia's undiscovered Eastern Shore. We are 30 miles from Norfolk/Virginia Beach but 30 years away. My 1912 restored Georgian Revival home is only three houses from the majestic Chesapeake Bay. A full breakfast, served between 8-10 a.m. will fortify you for a day of antiquing, sun bathing, biking, birding or golf at our Arnold Palmer or Jack Nicklaus Signature courses or just sit on one my porches and relax. Finish your day being awed by our sunsets over the Chesapeake followed by a leisurely dinner at one of our restaurants. You will find your stay at Sea Gate is the perfect get-away, “Where my home is your home”.