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2012 Fall Series Chincoteague Acoustic Music Concerts

August 16, 2012 by

Thank goodness for the Chincoteague Cultural Alliance! This Chincoteague arts organization is behind so many of the cultural events which enrich the Chincoteague Island community. In addition to the Movies in the Park, the Second Saturday Art Stroll and other events, the Chincoteague Cultural Alliance also sponsors a wonderful series of acoustic musical concerts.

If you love listening to professional musicians playing “unplugged,” the 2012 Chincoteague Concert Series is truly a treat!


The 2012 Chincoteague Concert Series

Saturday ~ September 29 @ 7:30 pm: North Sea Gas
A lively and popular Scottish folk band, buy your tickets now. They’re popular for a reason! Traditional instruments such as tin whistles, bodhrans, bouzouki plus banjo, fiddle and guitar combine beautifully with three part harmonies and rich vocals.

Saturday ~ October 27 @ 7:30 pm: Ken Bloom
A skilled musician with wit and charm to boot, Ken returns by popular demand. Enjoy Celtic, Eastern European and other traditional selections played on a wide array of instruments including dulcimer, guitar, concert zither, Northumbrian small pipes, clarinet and more.

Saturday ~ November 10 @ 8 pm: Allegheny Baroque
The harmonious sounds of this classical ensemble are sure to please. Listen to soothing and moving chamber music performed on harpsichord, violin and cello.

All concerts are performed at the Chincoteague Senior Services Center at 6309 Church Street.

Tickets can be purchased at the door or 1-2 weeks before each event at H&H Pharmacy at 6300 Maddox Boulevard, (757) 336-3115 or Sundial Books at 4065 Main Street, (757) 336-5825. All Advance tickets are $15 and will be held at the door for pickup. Children 12 and under are free. Tickets bought at the door are $18. Keep in mind that all ticket sales are final!

We hope you enjoy these delightful live music offerings during your stay at our Chincoteague B&B. If you need help making arrangements to see these shows, the staff at our inn near Assateague will be happy to help you.

Spend Your 2012 Labor Day Weekend at Our Chincoteague B&B

August 2, 2012 by

Island Manor Exterior

Choose a beautifully appointed room at our Chincoteague Island bed & breakfast during your Labor Day Weekend on the Virginia coast.

There’s still time to plan your 2012 Labor Day weekend vacation on Chincoteague Island. Book ahead at our inn between Virginia’s Eastern Shore mainland and Assateague Island. Eight individually decorated rooms await you, all with their own private bathrooms. Some have additional amenities such as flat screen TV, fireplace and garden views. The 1848 manor house has been restored to retain its historic charm while offering all the modern amenities you expect, including free Wi-Fi. In September, it’ll still be hot, so you’ll appreciate choosing an inn near Assateague that’s fully air conditioned. The large Maryland “T”-style home also offers plenty of space to relax, whether in the three spacious common areas or out on the inviting patio and surrounding gardens.

The longer Labor Day weekend gives you plenty of time to explore the natural beauty of the Virginia coast. See the Chincoteague ponies and a variety of wildlife and wild birds at the Assateague National Seashore. Strolling its 37 miles of unspoiled beaches will help you forget any cares of the workaday world. Bask on the sands of Assateague Beach or get on the water and kayak lazily past Assateague Lighthouse. You can also reach the lighthouse by biking or hiking the trail that goes from Chincoteague to Assateague Island.

As a traditional fishing village in one the the great fishing areas of the Atlantic coast, there’s also great fishing in Chincoteague. Rent some gear from a local fishing shop and peacefully fish off the pier. You can also hire a fishing charter to do some serious deep sea fishing or take a scenic cruise to see ponies, dolphins and the gorgeous Chincoteague sunset.

If you like the shopping and dining out, our inn near Assateague is right on Chincoteague’s historic Main Street. You can walk to enjoy the fresh seafood restaurants and unique shops of Chincoteague.

After a day of playing or relaxing, you’ll love coming home to the luxuries and comforts of your guest room in our Chincoteague inn.

If this sounds like a great way to spend the long Labor Day weekend, give us a call at (757) 336-5436 or check availability today!

A Sampling of Seafood Restaurants on Chincoteague Island

July 16, 2012 by

Colorful Seafood Sign Rockport, Massachusetts 2008

Experience the wonderful local dining during your stay at Island Manor Bed and Breakfast

Chincoteague Island rightly has a reputation for fresh delicious seafood. The Mid-Atlantic Coast has a long history as a major fishery and Chincoteague has always been a fishing village. The locals have fishing in their blood. They know how to catch seafood and prepare it just right! While staying at our Chincoteague B&B, you certainly can’t miss out on our local restaurants serving these fresh fruits from the sea.

Below is a sampling of Chincoteague seafood restaurants and dining experiences. This is by no means the end-all-be-all list! There are far more options to suit seafood- and non-seafood-lovers alike. For a more complete list, please visit the Chincoteague Chamber of Commerce. Here are a few Chincoteague seafood places to whet your appetite:

AJ’s on the Creek: Casually elegant fine dining with water views indoors or out. Artfully preparing seafood, beef, poultry and vegetarian dishes paired with fine wines. Lounge features live music. @ 6585 Maddox Blvd. ~ (757) 336-5888

Bill’s Seafood Restaurant: Fine dining specializing in fresh local seafood, hand cut steaks, pasta dishes and legendary desserts served with an international wine list. @ 4040 Main St. ~ (757) 336-5831

Captain Zack’s Seafood: Takeout only. Pick up your seafood, such as fresh oysters or a flounder sandwich. See them bring the catch in and prep right before your eyes. @ 4422 Deep Hole Rd. ~ (757) 336-3788

Sea Shell Cafe: A casual cafe serving seafood and beyond, from tapas and pasta to brunches and a full dinner menu. Bring your dogs to dine with you on the porch! @ 7085 Maddox Blvd. ~ (757) 336-6005

Village Restaurant: The Conner family offers fine dining with a water view on Eel Creek. Experience fresh seafood, fine aged steaks and veal, plus an international wine list. @ 6576 Maddox Blvd. ~ (757) 336-5120

Woody’s Beach BBQ and Eatery: Laid back beach shack atmosphere. Grab a picnic table and dine on your slow-smoked ribs or seafood dishes such as softshell crab sandwiches. @ 6700 Maddox Blvd. ~ (410) 430-4429

We hope this short list is just a start to your exploration of Chincoteague seafood dining. During your stay at our inn near Assateague, talk with us and we can guide you to the dining experience that best suits your style and palate. For the fine restaurants of Chincoteague, we’ll also be happy to make your dinner reservations.