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Self-Guided Chincoteague Tours – Get To Know The Island

November 18, 2019 by Corey A. Edwards

Self Guided Chincoteague ToursEveryone knows about the wild ponies and Misty but Chincoteague has so much more to offer. Get to know the island better than ever with self-guided Chincoteague tours.

Are you familiar with the Gingo-Teague tribe? Did you read about the Civil War Battle of Cockle Creek in school? Can you locate Snotty Ridge on a map? These and other pressing questions can be easily answered after a walking or biking tour of Chincoteague. Our little island has stories to tell to those who want to know.

A self-guided tour of some locations would set your teeth on edge – but not here. Chincoteague Island makes for the perfect walking or biking vacation. With Assateague Island in the mix, you have the perfect blend of wilderness and small town to explore. There are miles of well-maintained, low-impact trails all over both Chincoteague and Assateague. Why, you even can follow a trail all the way out to Assateague Lighthouse!

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Scenic Chincoteague Island Boat Tours

April 13, 2019 by Corey A. Edwards

Scenic Chincoteague Island Boat ToursOne of the most popular things to do on Chincoteague is to leave the island … aboard one of the many excellent and professional Chincoteague Island boat tours!

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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Museum of Chincoteague – Delve Into the Island’s Rich History

February 9, 2019 by Corey A. Edwards

Misty of Chincoteague at the Museum of Chincoteague

Misty of Chincoteague at the Museum of Chincoteague
photo: brownpau

Most folks know about Misty of Chincoteague but that’s not all there is to know about Chincoteague Island. Come dig into our rich and often surprising past at the Museum of Chincoteague.

Marguerite Henry really put Chincoteague Island on the map when “Misty of Chincoteague” was published in 1947.

Her children’s story about the very real herds of wild ponies that still live on Assateague Island spawned sequels, a movie, and legions of fans. People still come to Chincoteague because of Misty and, of course, the wild ponies of Assateague.

Quite a few are excited to learn they can see the actual Misty – and her foal, Stormy – during their visit. Both are on display at the Museum of Chincoteague!

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Cork and Canvas Wine Festival 2018 on Chincoteague Island

September 14, 2018 by Corey A. Edwards

Cork and Canvas Wine Festival 2018Come out to Chincoteague Island for an afternoon of wine, beer, food, music, and more at the Cork and Canvas Wine Festival! Saturday, October 13th, 2018, Noon to 5pm at the Chincoteague Island KOA campground.

Chincoteague’s annual Cork and Canvas Festival is a great way to enjoy a variety of regional specialties. Virginia wineries, breweries, distilleries, will present their best to accompany the stunning views of Assateague Lighthouse.

This one-day beer and wine festival also features the area’s best food trucks, offering many, delicious meal options for purchase. Live music will be provided by the energetic Tiki Bar Band.

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Things To Do During Chincoteague Pony Swim 2018

June 15, 2018 by Corey A. Edwards

Chincoteague Pony Swim 2018Chincoteague Pony Swim 2018 is scheduled for Wednesday, July 25th, this year, with a week of pony related activities planned around the swim. The annual pony swim is undoubtedly the most famous aspect of Chincoteague Island – but it’s hardly the only thing to do here!

Chincoteague Pony Swim helps to make July – already awash with events and activities – the island’s most busy and popular month. There is the 4th of July, the Volunteer’ Fireman’s Carnival, and Pony Swim week (July 21-27).

Pony Swim week offers plenty to see and do, what with the two swims, the roundups, and auction. But don’t make the mistake of thinking that the wild ponies of Assateague Island are the only things to see on Chincoteague Island!

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Take Your Valentine On A Romantic Chincoteague Island Getaway!

January 19, 2018 by Corey A. Edwards

Romantic Chincoteague Island GetawayValentine’s Day is just around the corner – but even if it wasn’t, now is still a great time to plan a romantic, Chincoteague Island Getaway!

There are lots of romantic destinations in the world, with Paris, France and Florence, Italy coming to mind straight away. There are plenty here in the U.S., too and Chincoteague Island tops the list. Better yet, Chincoteague Island is within reasonable driving distance from Washington D.C., Baltimore, and Norfolk, Virginia. Try that trick with Paris and Florence!

Some places, through a combination of scenery, history, culture and other factors, somehow evoke more romance than others. Their very ambience helps to coax those feelings out in us and soon we are falling in love all over again. Chincoteague Island, Virginia is one such a place.

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3 nights on Chincoteague Island – $100 per room, per night!

October 16, 2013 by Corey A. Edwards

3 nights on Chincoteague Island

Give yourself a break: 3 nights on Chincoteague Island!

You’ve made it through the summer and now it’s time to take a well deserved breather – it’s time to relax! – and we have just the deal for you!

Stay 3 nights on Chincoteague Island during the week (Monday through Thursday) in one of the best rooms we have available, enjoy a gourmet breakfast every morning, access to snacks 24/7, bikes and beach gear for your use, and all for only $100 per room, per night!

That’s right: you can experience the historic, 1848 Island Manor House Bed and Breakfast right here in the charming community of Chincoteague for only $100 a night.

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Get on the Water with the help of our Chincoteague Inn Concierge Services

September 2, 2012 by

Assateague Lighthouse Sunset

Getting on the water, whether by kayak or a cruise, is a great way to experience the natural beauty of Chincoteague and Assateague Islands.

When you stay at our Chincoteague Island bed and breakfast, we provide full concierge services so you don’t have to deal with needless stresses like making restaurant or nature tour reservations. We’re always happy to make your stay as comfortable and convenient as possible. Interested in bird watching? We’ll tell you the best spots at Assateague National Seashore and we’ll even lend you binoculars! If you need any gear, especially for the beach, we’ll be happy to give you buckets, towels, beach chairs, bikes, umbrellas, frisbees and boogie boards so you can get out and play. Beach lunches are also available.

We want our guests to enjoy the best of our beautiful little piece of the Virginia Coast. Our concierge services are an important way that guests can access the magic of this place. Some of the best experiences we help provide are opportunities to get in and on the water. The islands of Chincoteague and Assateague feature memorable sights such as the Chincoteague ponies and the picturesque Assateague Lighthouse. You simply must get on the water to really see them. There are a number of ways we can help you do this:

Boat tours – See the ponies in the summer and the wild birds visiting our shores during their seasonal migrations. Throughout the year watch dolphins, turtles and other ocean wildlife.

Fishing Trips – This is one of the great places to fish on the East Coast. We’ll be happy to arrange a chartered fishing trip for you!

Kayak, Canoe, Motor Boat, Jet Ski, Para Sail – Be the master of your own fate on the water. Get in a kayak, canoe or motor boat. Jet ski or soar on a para sail. We know all the local outdoor water adventure outfitters.

Our Chincoteague B&B provides free concierge services to our guests because we want their stays to be an absolute pleasure.

Contact us today if you’re interested in planning water activities while you enjoy the comfort and luxury of our lodging near Assateague Island.

Assateague Lightouse

September 10, 2011 by islandmanor

Assateague Lighthouse

Views from the top of Assateague Lighthouse are lovely.

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.

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