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So Many Fun Things To Do In Chincoteague

November 28, 2020 by Corey A. Edwards

things to do in ChincoteagueYou know about the wild ponies and the annual Pony Swim but, after that’s all over … are there any other things to do in Chincoteague?

You bet there are!

From the expected, like hiking and beachcombing, to the unexpected, like watching NASA rocket launches. There’s always something fun going on in Chincoteague!

Chincoteague is Virginia’s only resort island. Located just south of the Maryland border on Virginia’s Eastern Shore, the island is within easy reach of all major cities on the mid-Atlantic seaboard.

Our small town offers a casual and friendly atmosphere that makes relaxing into your getaway as easy and soothing as a breeze on the beach. After you’ve settled into your guest room at Island Manor House, though, what’s next?

Great question! There are lots of things to do in Chincoteague and the surrounding area.

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A Chincoteague Beach Vacation

August 16, 2020 by Corey A. Edwards

Chincoteague beach at Chincoteague National Wildlife RefugeYearning for a beach vacation this year? Great idea. Chincoteague beach offers endless summer fun with swimming, sunbathing, beach combing, fishing, boating, and more.

Beach vacations are among the best vacations around.  The sight and sound of the ocean compels us to just relax, take it all in and have a ball.  The surf, sun, and sand of the beach are the perfect combination for relaxation and recreation – but not all beaches are equal.

Chincoteague’s beach, located on the Assateague Island National Seashore, is one of the Atlantic Coast’s most gorgeous and pristine beaches.

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A Valentine’s Day Chincoteague Island Getaway

January 17, 2020 by Corey A. Edwards

Chincoteague Island getawayChincoteague is a well known romantic destination. Our beaches, quiet community, wild ponies, excellent dining, and more make a Chincoteague Island getaway the perfect Valentine’s Day gift for that special someone in your life.

Chincoteague Island’s romance is innate and ubiquitous. It’s in our scenery, our history, and our quiet and friendly culture. Our Virginia coast barrier island is within reasonable driving distance from Washington D.C., Baltimore, and Norfolk, Virginia.

Come walk hand in hand on our pristine beaches and historic village’s streets. Just one of our stunning, Virginia Coast sunsets will make you feel like you are falling in love all over again.

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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
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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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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.

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