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Black Narrows Brewing – Virginia’s First Eastern Shore Brewery

September 19, 2020 by Corey A. Edwards

Black Narrows BrewingIf you’re a fan of fresh, regional beers then you’ll be happy to know that Chincoteague is home to a craft brewery. Black Narrows Brewing, the first brewery on Virginia’s Eastern Shore, has been brewing its unique and popular beers here since 2017.

The craft beer movement that swept the nation has been a little slower coming to the eastern shore of Virginia but it is now officially here. Black Narrows Brewing opened their doors on Chincoteague in December of 2017. Less than a year later they were awarded 2018’s “Brewery of the Year” by the Virginia Restaurant, Lodging and Travel Association.

Black Narrows brews a variety of unusual and delicious beers. “How Bout It” is a popular corn lager. “Serpette,” a Rosé-inspired wild ale, uses grapes from Chatham Vineyards. “Salts” is a tart wheat beer that uses oysters from our very own waters.

In fact, the brewery uses locally sourced ingredients whenever they can. Further, all their spent grain goes to feed the heritage breed pigs at Perennial Roots Farm.

Best of all, the brewery also donates 10 percent of gross beer sales to different local and global causes every month. This means every beer you enjoy from their brewery is giving a little back to the world – and that’s a good feeling.

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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 no end of fun with swimming, sunbathing, beach combing, fishing, boating, and more.

Beach vacations are some of the best vacations around. What other natural feature so strongly 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 beach, located in Chincoteague National Wildlife Refuge on Assateague Island, is one of the Atlantic Coast’s most gorgeous and pristine beaches.

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What’s Open On Chincoteague Island?

July 10, 2020 by Corey A. Edwards

Whats open on Chicnoteague - the beach

Come walk our pristine beaches

Summer is here, the sun is out, and Virginia has moved to Phase 3. Island Manor House and our sister Chincoteague inn, Miss Molly’s Inn are back and ready to see you – so what’s open on Chincoteague Island?

2020 is certainly one for the books. In some ways, it seems like we just had an extended winter and no spring. With summer here and Virginia moving to Phase Three on July 1st, however, things are looking a little brighter.

There are still guidelines and precautions one must take, of course but it is now possible to have yourself a Chincoteague getaway. So what’s open?

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Take In Stunning Views from Atop Historic Assateague Lighthouse

March 9, 2020 by Corey A. Edwards

Assateague Lighthouse sunsetAssateague Lighthouse opens its doors to weekend visitors beginning in April. If you’ve never experienced the view from the top of the tower, you’re missing out!

The first Assateague Light was built on the Virginia side of Assateague Island in 1832. The original structure proved too short, however. The red and white brick tower seen today replaced in in 1867.

The tower is 142 feet tall, the base over 27 feet in diameter, with 175 steps to the top. The tower’s twin rotating lights are 154 feet above sea level and can be seen 19 miles out to sea.

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The Captain Timothy Hill House – Oldest House on Chincoteague

February 14, 2020 by Corey A. Edwards

The Captain Timothy Hill HouseThe Captain Timothy Hill House, the oldest house on Chincoteague Island, is full of history. If it weren’t for the care of some sharp-eyed residents, however, it may have simply become history!

There’s a lot of history to be found on Chincoteague Island. 1650 saw the island’s first land grant, with Europeans settling here in the late 1700’s. By 1838, 26 homes dotted the island. Most were simple, rustic log plank homes, not designed to survive the passage of centuries. Yet one did.

Of those original 26 homes built on Chincoteague, only Captain Timothy Hill’s house remains. The house features a now rare example of early long plank construction and was the site of Chincoteague’s first recorded murder. Yet, by the 1980’s, it was abandoned, forgotten, and almost torn down.

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Save Your Appetite for Chincoteague Oyster Festival 2019

September 13, 2019 by Corey A. Edwards

Chincoteague Oyster Festival 2019Come out to Chincoteague Island this October for Chincoteague Oyster Festival 2019! Oysters on the half shell, steamed, frittered, single fried, and more. October 12th, 10am to 4pm in Tom’s Cove Park.

Looking for a great way to kick off your autumn? Make a break for Virginia’s eastern shore and the 47th annual Chincoteague Oyster Festival!

Chincoteague Island is always a great place for getting away from it all and rejuvenating for a few days. That’s especially true with fresh seafood and one of the island’s popular annual festivals in the mix!

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Maui Jack’s Waterpark, Mini Golf, Bowling & More

May 11, 2019 by Corey A. Edwards

Maui Jack’s WaterparkMaui Jack’s Waterpark, one of Chincoteague’s newest attractions, opens for the season on May 25th. If water slides, pools, and rides sounds fun to you, you’ll be happy to know that Maui Jack’s is less than 5 minutes from our Chincoteague bed and breakfast.

Maui Jack’s Waterpark opened last year on Memorial Day Weekend. While the park is quite a contrast to the area’s pristine beaches and nature preserves, it was also quite popular.

The waterpark has a variety of looping body slides, straight racing slides, a Lazy River, and a separate play area for the little ones. There is also an adults-only pool, shaded cabanas, and a seating area on the beach.

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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.

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!

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