The Island Manor of Chincoteague


Chincoteague Island Valentine’s Day Lodging Special

January 10, 2015 by Corey A. Edwards

Chincoteague Island Valentine's DayIsland Manor House Bed and Breakfast makes it easy to treat that special someone to an island romance getaway with our Chincoteague Island Valentine’s Day Lodging Special!

Here at Island Manor House Bed and Breakfast, we pride ourselves not only with providing welcoming, friendly hospitality, lodging, and amenities at our Chincoteague Island bed and breakfast but also value designed to help you make the most of your time here. Our specials and packages page holds a wide array of savings and extras – the most timely being our Valentine’s Day Lodging Special.

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1848 Island Manor House – Your Chincoteague Island Vacation Headquarters

October 11, 2014 by Corey A. Edwards

take a Chincoteague Island VacationWe here at 1848 Island Manor House Bed and Breakfast had a GREAT summer and we’re proud to have been a positive part of so many people’s Chincoteague Island vacations!

How do we know we played a part in so many fun-filled Chincoteague Island vacations? Because you told us we did!

We’re presently ranked #2 on TripAdvisor’s site for Chincoteague Island bed and breakfasts and the reviews have us blushing with pride

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Chincoteague Decoy Show

August 28, 2013 by islandmanor

It’s not surprising that residents of an island would have a fascination with waterfowl. One way our coexistence with our ocean environment manifests itself is through the art of the Chincoteague residents. Some especially beautiful specimens of this work will be on display during the 23rd Annual Chincoteague Decoy Carvers’ and Artists’ Association Decoy Show, taking place over Labor Day weekend, Saturday & Sunday August 31 & September 1, 2013.

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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.

The Chincoteague Wild Ponies

May 21, 2012 by islandmanor

A summer visit to Virginia’s Chincoteague and Assateague Islands means long afternoons on the beach, leisurely bike rides, and scenic cruises around the islands. It means lazy hours curled up with a book and a glass of wine, romantic getaways, and family gatherings.

One of the most thrilling aspects of a summer visit to Chincoteague and Assateague Islands is the Wild Pony Swim.

Chincoteague Island Ponies

It's an incredible sight.

The 87th Annual Pony Round Up, Swim, and Auction take place July 21-26, 2012. We still have availability during these times at Island Manor House Chincoteague Bed and Breakfast. Come for part of it or all of it.

The wild ponies will be rounded up by Saltwater Cowboys on July 21 and 22, in preparation for the swim. The public can view the ponies in their corrals on Assateague Island until they make their big swim. It’s always amazing to see the ponies, whether they’re in their natural habitat or in a corral. Just remember, they are wild animals; it’s best to avoid getting too close.

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Why Elope?

May 4, 2012 by islandmanor

weddings on Chincoteague Island

Is a large wedding right for you?

Why Elope?

Elopement isn’t for everyone. Some couples crave a large wedding, with many friends and family present to witness their union. Some couples want a big celebration, with dinner, dancing, and drinks. They should have the wedding they want.

Yet large weddings aren’t for everyone. Some couples prefer intimate affairs, with a handful of friends and relations to witness the marriage ceremony. Some couples want their wedding to be private–just the two of them, the officiant, and the witnesses. They should have the elopement they want.

elopement chincoteague island

Is elopement right for you?

We’ve hosted all types of weddings and elopements at Island Manor House, a romantic Chincoteague Island Bed and Breakfast. We have had weddings with up to 100 guests, dinner, and dancing, and we have had intimate elopements.

Some couples start their married life right here at Island Manor House. Others leave the inn to their friends and family, and depart after the reception. There is no one way to do it; you have to find what feels right for you.

Ask us about having your wedding, large or small, at our Chincoteague Bed and Breakfast. Tell us what you envision, and let us make all the arrangements for you, from the officiant to the wedding cake.

A marriage is a beautiful thing. It should begin in a beautiful place, no matter how many people are invited.

The 2012 Chincoteague Daffodil Festival

March 10, 2012 by islandmanor

Daffodil Festival Chincoteague Island

Stay at our Chincoteague Island Bed and Breakfast during the Daffodil Festival, April 14, 15.

I wandered lonely as a cloud

That floats on high o’er vales and hills, 

When all at once I saw a crowd,

A host, of golden daffodils; …


The waves beside them danced; but they 

Out-did the sparkling waves in glee: …


…oft, when on my couch I lie

In vacant or in pensive mood,

They flash upon that inward eye 

Which is the bliss of solitude; 

And then my heart with pleasure fills,

And dances with the daffodils.

– William Wordsworth, 1804


If daffodils have inspired a poem that has endured for hundreds of years, it’s because their beauty and wonderfully playful spirit is timeless. William Wordsworth often revisited the image of dancing daffodils that once he saw, just as those of us who have read his poem revisit them in our own minds’ eye.

Daffodils are the herald of spring. When we see them pushing forth from the ground, we know that warmer days will soon be upon us. Daffodils mean life; they mean tilled farmland and growing food. They mean long summer evenings and the romance that accompanies them. All that, in one frilly, yellow flower.

The 2012 Chincoteague Daffodil Festival takes place April 14 and 15. Accompanying the daffodils will be Chinctoeague’s annual Flower, Home & Garden Show and Annual Spring Craft Show. It is a very festive occasion and a wonderful time to visit the island. We invite you to stay at The Island Manor House Chincoteague Bed and Breakfast while you’re here.

Take the Long Way to Chincoteague Island

February 9, 2012 by islandmanor

Chesapeake Bay Bridge Tunnel

Take the Chesapeake Bay Bridge Tunnel to the Delmarva Peninsula.

Our Chincoteague Island Bed and Breakfast is a great vacation destination, in part because it’s so much fun getting here.

The Delmarva Peninsula, named for the three states that comprise it, is what separates Chesapeake Bay from the Atlantic Ocean. The northeast part of the peninsula is in Delaware (“Del”), the northwest part is in Maryland (“ma”), and the thin strip of land at the southern tip is in Virginia (“va”).

There are lots of interesting places to visit on the Delmarva Peninsula. If you’re coming from Richmond, Norfolk, or Virginia Beach, adventure begins as you cross the Chesapeake Bay Bridge-Tunnel. It is an event to drive across this Engineering Wonder of the Modern World. Land isn’t visible from the middle of the bridge; you’ll think your car has been transformed into a ship.

Stop by Cape Charles and stretch your legs with a walk around the historic downtown. Much of Cape Charles was built between the 1880s and the 1920s, and the historic architecture is lovely to behold. Before getting back in the car, enjoy a plate of crab cakes at The Chesapeake, a seafood bistro and wine bar. If you’re traveling up the Delmarva Peninsula in early June, check out the Tall Ships anchored at Cape Charles.

morning haze

Find tranquility on Chincoteague Island.

Onancock is another good stop on the journey to Chincoteague Island from points south. First settled in 1680, Onancock is sweetly nestled between the fingers of a creek. Park the car and check out art galleries like the Dragonfly Gallery, which features the work of many local artists. Take a walk through town, crossing the Ames Street Bridge and then the Mt. Prospect Ave Bridge. Grab a sweet treat at the Corner Bakery, or, if the weather is fine, have a drink on the deck of Mallards at the Wharf.

By the time you arrive at our Chincoteague Island Virginia Bed and Breakfast, you’ll be ready to settle into one of our comfortable rooms. Sleep late the next morning, knowing that when you awaken, you’ll be greeted with a the aroma of freshly brewed coffee and freshly baked biscuits. Our breakfasts are legendary around here.

Your time on Chincoteague is guaranteed to be relaxing, whether you spend it birding at the Chincoteague National Wildlife Refuge, lounging on the beaches of Assateague Island, or curled up with a book here at the inn. By the time you make the journey back home, you’ll feel like a whole new you.


Schedule Time for You in 2012

December 31, 2011 by islandmanor

If there is one New Year’s Resolution we should all have, it is to treat ourselves well. For many of us, this is easier said than done. We may start each year with the best intentions, but work and familial obligations have a way of running away with us; before we know it, it’s already Thanksgiving again. Months can pass without a relaxing, unscheduled, afternoon.

Sometimes, the best way to ensure having unscheduled time for yourself throughout the year is to schedule it far in advance. It may be ironic, but it is also true. We schedule play dates for our children, so why not plan play time for ourselves?

Clouds and Beach

You can be here in 2012.

We are currently accepting reservations for our Chincoteague Island Bed and Breakfast in the spring. We open for the season on Friday, February 10, 2012. In just over a month, you can be walking on the beach, paddling by the wild ponies of Assateague Island, and reading a good book by the fire.

Our Chincoteague Island Bed and Breakfast is close to many major metropolitan areas. We’re three and a half hours from Richmond, Virginia, Washington, DC, and Baltimore, Maryland. We’re less than three hours from Annapolis, Maryland, and about two hours from Norfolk, Virginia. Our close proximity allows for frequent visits throughout the year. Our charming, peaceful location inspires visitors to return again and again.

Sea breezes disperse worries; beach walks soothe the soul. Come to Chincoteague Island for rest and to play. Explore neighboring Assateague Island, where the wild ponies run free. Borrow a bike, pack a picnic, and go for a long ride up and down Virginia’s Eastern Shore. Bring a good book, your journal, or your knitting and make yourself at home in our luxuriously comfortable Chincoteague Island Bed and Breakfast. It doesn’t really matter what you do, so long as you leave your laptop at home and turn off your cell phone.

We are currently offering a Spring Special at our Chincoteague Island Bed and Breakfast: stay three nights for the price of two, four nights for the cost of three, and so on. Give yourself a gift this New Year, and plan your spring vacation now.

Make This Thanksgiving Special

October 22, 2011 by islandmanor

Beach at Chincoteague National Wildlife Refuge (VA)

Spend your Thanksgiving walking on the beach, not working in the kitchen.

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. 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 Breakfast, 1848 Island Manor House, is 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


Call 1.800.852.1505.