Chincoteague Island offers an endless variety of reasons to come for a visit: the wild ponies, Chincoteague National Wildlife Refuge, Assateague Lighthouse, our pristine beaches, and so much more. One of the more popular pastimes is enjoying a scenic Chincoteague Island cruise.
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The end of October is the time to make Thanksgiving plans. Do you feel up for hosting (and all the cleaning and cooking that it entails)? Have you been invited to share Thanksgiving with friends or family? Are you up for air travel and standing in endless lines?
Wouldn’t you rather just sneak off to our Chincoteague Island Bed and Breakfast for Thanksgiving this year?
We’re offering a three night Thanksgiving Package that includes chocolate covered strawberries, gourmet breakfasts, bottomless bowls of snacks, and a traditional Thanksgiving buffet dinner for two (with a bottle of wine). Our concierge service will help you occupy your days with activities on Chincoteague and Assateague Islands, or we’ll leave you to lounge and explore as you will.
Sounds relaxing, doesn’t it?
If Thanksgiving wouldn’t be Thanksgiving without your dearest friends or family, then bring them, too. 1848 Island Manor House Chincoteague Bed and Breakfast has eight rooms, and across the street Miss Molly’s Inn has seven rooms. You can spend Thanksgiving with the people you love, enjoying their company all the more because none of you will have to worry about cooking or cleaning. Instead, explore the beautiful surroundings together.
Our Chincoteague Bed and Breakfasts – both the 1848 Island Manor House and Miss Molly’s – are located on Main Street in the heart of Chincoteague village. Shops, restaurants, and art galleries are a short walk from from the front door. Chincoteague National Wildlife Refuge on Assateague Island is just a few miles from the inns – easily accessible by bike or car.
Make this Thanksgiving special. Spend it at our Chincoteage Island Bed and Breakfast.
Thanksgiving Package at the Island Manor – $695.00 Inclusive:
- 3 nights accommodation
- gourmet breakfast each morning
- homemade snacks and nibbles available 24 hrs a day
- concierge service
- bicycles to ride around the island
- a Dozen chocolate covered strawberries in your room on arrival
- traditional Thanksgiving buffet dinner and bottle of wine for two at 4 pm
Chincoteague and Assateague Islands are relatively flat, which makes them great for biking and walking. Beauty is everywhere: in the long stretches of beach, the marshes, and the bays. The village has many historic buildings, such as the 1848 Island Manor House, our Chincoteague Bed and Breakfast. Even walking down Main Street is an aesthetically pleasing experience.
Still, some people crave big views. The best spot for these folks is the Assateague Lighthouse.
Part of Assateague Island lies in Maryland, and part in Virginia. The lighthouse is located on the south side of the island in Virginia, close to the bridge from Chincoteague. Indeed, it’s less than three miles from our Chincoteague Bed and Breakfast to the Assateague Lighthouse trail. Many guests bike out to the lighthouse; we provide bikes if guests don’t have their own.
The present Assateague Lighthouse was built in 1867, replacing a shorter, inadequate tower dating from 1833. The brick structure stands 142 feet tall on top of a 20+ foot bluff. It is one of fewer than 20 lighthouses of its kind still functioning on the Eastern Seaboard today, and is easily recognizable to mariners thanks to it’s broad red and white stripes and nightly flash pattern.
Visitors will notice that the Assateague Lighthouse is not located right on the shore of the island, but nearly five miles inland. It was not always so. The tides have shifted the sands and somewhat stranded the light, though it’s light still warns shipping traffic of the shallow waters off Assateague.
Visitors are welcome to climb to the top of the lighthouse. Those who do are rewarded with expansive views. Ask the innkeeper of our Chincoteague Bed and Breakfast about lighthouse tours. The light is open seven days a week from June through September, and Fridays through Sundays October through May. From time to time, reparations may alter this schedule. Up-to-date information is available at 757.336.3696.