It’s a common mistake to think of Chincoteague Island as a summer playland but that’s hardly the only time to visit here. In the winter things are quite a bit quieter, that’s true. Of course, all that really means is no crowds to contend with while beach combing, shopping, dining, and more! Taking a Chincoteague Island winter getaway presents you with a whole new side of the island to discover!
A great many of those who return to Chincoteague Island do so specifically during the winter months. They know that Chincoteague Island and neighboring Assateague Island are quite different in the winter – but no less appealing. Our weather here on the Virginia Coast tends towards the mild and lightly sunny, even through much of the winter.
While it is true that a few summer-specific businesses close until spring, we’re a full-time island community. Consequently, most shops, galleries, restaurants, and even seafood stands stay open.
If anything, a Chincoteague Island winter vacation is a more personal, intimate getaway. Imagine feeling like you have much of island to yourself. Just you and your companion enjoying quiet, contemplative days discovering the charm of our beaches and streets.
Perhaps the biggest reason to come during a Chincoteague Island winter is the chance to see all the unique, winter season wildlife.
Chincoteague National Wildlife Refuge is part of the Great Atlantic Flyway. A wide variety of migratory waterfowl use Chincoteague Island and Assateague Island as a seasonal home and rest stop. Birders and wildlife photographers alike use the opportunity every year to see this quieter, natural side of the island.
The island’s biggest stars, wild ponies of Assateague, are still here, too. A visit to Chincoteague Island at this time of year will introduce you to a herd that has forgotten how to beg from tourists. Instead, you’ll have the opportunity to see these magnificent creatures as the living links they are to the island’s past human settlers – both native and European.
3 for 2 Chincoteague Island Winter Getaway Lodging Special
Our 3 for 2 Chincoteague Island lodging special is available Monday through Thursday, from February 24th through the end of March. If you’d like to take advantage of this great deal, just give us a call at 800-852-1505 and let us know!
This special is available at our sister inn, Miss Molly’s Inn Bed and Breakfast, too. So go ahead and give us a call. Your Chincoteague Island winter getaway awaits you!