The Island Manor of Chincoteague


Fall Wild Pony Roundup 2014

September 13, 2014 by Corey A. Edwards

Fall Wild Pony Roundup 2014

Mark your calendars: the Chincoteague Volunteer Fire Company has scheduled the 2014 Fall Wild Pony Roundup for Oct 10th and 11th, 2014!

Three wild pony roundups occur each year: the July Pony Penning Round Up and two others in the spring and fall. These latter two roundups are conducted for the purpose of an an overall health check on the 130 or so wild horses on Assateague Island, including any of this year’s new foals.

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The Chincoteague Island Chili Chowder Cook-Off 2014!

August 16, 2014 by Corey A. Edwards

Chincoteague Chili Chowder Cook Off 2014As we head into the beautiful Chincoteague autumn, a lot of things come to mind, not the least of which is … the annual Chincoteague Island Chili Chowder Cook-Off!

An island favorite, the Chincoteague Island Chili Chowder Cook-Off is fun, sun, food, music, crafts, contests, and more. Hosted by the Chincoteague Volunteer Fire Company, the 2014 Chincoteague Island Chili Chowder Cook-Off offers chowder and chili aficionados from around the area a chance to compete – and taste! – delicious variations of chili and chowder. You’ll see numerous examples of these dishes, prepared under cover, from secret recipes handed down generation by generation, as well as brand new twists on these classic, comfort-food favorites.

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Chincoteague Island Getaways

July 21, 2013 by islandmanor

I really think everyone should have somewhere special they go once the weather turns nice. It can be close to home, like a swimming hole or a sunny riverbank a short drive away. Sometimes it is a little farther out – a stretch of beach up the coastline, or windy hillside cabin with buckets of sunlight.

For many in Virginia and along the Atlantic seaboard, Chincoteague Island is just such a place. While we have a thriving and artistic permanent community, the influx of visitors that love the island and cherish their memories of her make summer a special time for everyone.

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Choosing a Chincoteague Inn

January 19, 2013 by islandmanor

We know that you have a variety of lodging options when planning your trip to Chincoteague Island, and we want to make our case to you: Why should you choose Island Manor Inn?

1. Affordable Rates. Unlike the perception, our bed and breakfast is very near the price points of motels on the island, especially during the peak summer season. In fact, once you include a gourmet breakfast into the cost of a stay with us and the many free amenities we provide, you are usually breaking even with a hotel.

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New Year’s Eve Getaway on Chincoteague Island

December 4, 2012 by islandmanor

Join us for New Years Eve on Chincoteague! While many tourists chose to come to the island during the summer, the winter holds unique charms for those that enjoy a quieter, more serene beach experience. However, that doesn’t mean everything about Chincoteague island is quiet in the winter! Our New Year’e Eve celebration 2012 is not-to-be-missed!

The fun starts at 10:00 p.m. in the Robert Reed Downtown Park. Our signature event, The Pony Island Horseshoe Drop, is a celebration that culminates in a promenade of crazy costumes just before counting down to the stroke of midnight. That’s when the illuminated horseshoe drops in time to ring in the New Year! It’s not Swarovski Crystal…but it does sparkle!

Wear your favorite costume or just be a spectator (but it’s a lot more fun in costume! We might have a couple to share). This year’s theme is COWBOYS & ALIENS! While the theme may seem random, it’s actually a nod to Chincoteague heritage. First, we

New Year's Eve in Chincoteague VA

The infamous horseshoe drop!

are home to the World Famous Saltwater Cowboys. Secondly, we are just a lassos throw away from the original USA Space Port at Wallops Island. So if you show up looking like a cow poke, an alien, or whatever, don’t worry, it’s all good here on the island!

To become totally immersed in the oddest of silly visual spectacles, you should head for the Downtown Waterfront Park by 10 p.m. Prizes will be awarded in various categories. Bring your camera to capture the shenanigans, dress warm (wear a hat and gloves for sure) and leave the stilettos at home (that was last year’s New Years). Comfortable shoes are a must so you can shimmy and dance the last night of the year away. Most importantly; bring YOUR family and friends with you to enjoy the grand fun that is Chincoteague!

Need Chincoteague VA Lodging?

We still have rooms in our Chincoteague bed and breakfast available for the holidays. Book now for great off-season rates!