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Lift Off for Wallops Flight Facility NASA Visitor Center!

February 21, 2015 by Corey A. Edwards

NASA Visitor Center at Wallops Flight FacilityThere’s nowhere quite as quaint and peaceful as Chincoteague Island – which makes it even more surprising that, just ten minutes away, they’re launching rockets into space at the Wallops Flight Facility NASA Visitor Center – and you can watch for free!

Yes, you read that correctly: The NASA Visitor Center at Wallops Flight Facility is just a short drive form the quiet beauty of Chincoteague and Assateague Islands.

One of the oldest rocket-launch sites in the world – it opened in 1945 – Wallops Flight Facility is fully a active facility, regularly hosting space launches

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37 Miles of Beach

March 24, 2012 by islandmanor

Chincoteague Island snapper

Enjoy the wildlife of Assateague and Chincoteague Islands. Just don't get too close.

The Assateague Island National Seashore is home to 37 miles of beach. 37 miles. It takes time to experience all that nature and beauty–days, even weeks. We suggest staying making yourself at home in one of our Chincoteague Island Bed and Breakfasts.

Assateague Island is wild. Chincoteague Island is quiet. There’s a difference. The historic town of Chincoteaugue is not a hotbed of activity, but there are things to do. There are shops, including one very good bookstore, art galleries, and eateries. There are many lovely historic buildings and homes. It’s peaceful here, particularly in our Chincoteague Bed and Breakfasts; you’ll want a good book.

Just across a nearby bridge lay Assateauge Island National Seashore and its vast expanse of beaches, pine forest, and salt marshes. Animals live here, not people. There are hundreds of wild horses and thousands of birds on Assateague. Off shore, there are sometimes dolphins. It is amazing to think that Assateague Island is so close to Washington D.C. and Baltimore; how can it be so close to such cosmopolitan cities and yet be so wild?

Come to our Chincoteague Bed and Breakfast this spring. Breathe in the fragrant scent of flowers and fresh, salty air. Poke around the shops. Borrow a bike and circumnavigate the island or explore the trails of Assateague. Borrow a beach chair, a frisbee, a bucket and a spade. Build a sand castle. Dig a deep hole. Take a long walk. Look at birds. Relax.

Spring is a wonderful time to visit the islands. The weather is pleasant and there are no crowds. Spend a weekend or linger longer. Ask us about our Spring Special: if you stay at least two nights before the end of April, you’ll receive a 10% discount.

 

Elope on Chincoteage Island

January 31, 2012 by islandmanor

If you’re ready to marry but don’t want a big wedding, elope on Chincoteague Island.

they walked off into the sunset and lived happily ever after

Elope on Chincoteague Island; it's romantic.

Big weddings aren’t for everybody. Some people can’t afford them, some people don’t like crowds, and still others simply want to share the moment with their very closest friends and family. Elopements at our Chincoteague Island Bed and Breakfast offer a nice alternative to large scale weddings.

A wedding certainly doesn’t need to be big to feel special. Our inn has a romantic, intimate setting that is ideal for just the two of you or up to fifteen guests.

You’ll feel the uniqueness of the occasion from the moment you first enter the inn and find chocolate covered strawberries and champagne in the Bridal Suite.  We’ll arrange the wedding ceremony, with celebrant, wedding cake, and a bottle of champagne. Let us know the colors you prefer, and we’ll provide a bridal bouquet and a boutonniere. All you have to do is show up at the appointed time and say your vows.

During your stay, you’ll be pampered with gourmet breakfasts and Mimosas each morning, and an English Tea one afternoon. We’ll make arrangements for you to dine at the restaurant of your choice in town one evening. Any extra special touches you would like during your stay can be arranged.

Island Manor House accommodates 18 guests; across the street, Miss Molly’s Inn accommodates 14 guests. With advance planning, you and your friends and family can have the inn to yourselves. If you prefer, you can enjoy privacy among strangers while your friends and family lodge across the street.

Our Chincoteague Island Bed and Breakfast is an easy drive from Baltimore, Washington D.C., Annapolis, or Norfolk VA. At the same time, our island feels like another world. It’s peaceful here. It’s romantic. It’s an ideal place for an elopement.

Please visit our Elopement page for more information about eloping at Island Manor House Bed and Breakfast.

Leave the Cooking to Us

November 9, 2011 by islandmanor

Historic Kitchen

Get out of your kitchen. Let us cook for you this Thanksgiving.

This Thanksgiving, relax on Chincoteague Island. Spend your time walking along deserted beaches, biking around the island, and lazing about at our Chincoteague Bed and Breakfast. Leave the cooking to us.

Bring the people you love. Share Thanksgiving with good friends and family, just as you would were you at home. Yet instead of burdening one of you with the stress of hosting, allow us to play the host. Leave the cooking to us.

Our Chincoteague Bed and Breakfasts are offering a Thanksgiving Special this year that includes three nights lodging in one of our Virginia inns, chocolate covered strawberries, bottomless bowls of snacks, and Thanksgiving Dinner for two (complete with a bottle of wine). The holiday feast will be served at the Island Manor House; guests of Miss Molly’s Inn are invited to cross the street for Thanksgiving dinner.

You don’t even need to spend time planning recreational activities. Allow our concierge service to plan them for you. We want you to relax. Really.

Thanksgiving is one of those delightful holidays that releases most people from work. Many businesses close early on Wednesday and stay closed on Friday. Christmas doesn’t even get that many days! This means Thanksgiving is an ideal time to travel.

We invite people to come down from Washington D.C., Baltimore, and Annapolis. Come up from Norfolk and Virginia Beach. Come to Chincoteague Island to visit with friends and family who live here or to escape from friends or family who don’t live here. You can even come to our Chincoteague Island Bed and Breakfast with friends and family. Since we operate two inns, we should have room for everyone.

Thanksgiving Package at the Island Manor House – $695.00:

  • 3 nights accommodation
  • gourmet breakfast each morning
  • homemade snacks and nibbles available 24 hours 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, 4pm.

Call 1.800.852.1505 for more information or to book your room. Or visit the reservation page of our Chincoteague Island Bed and Breakfast.

 

 

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, and across the street Miss Molly’s Inn has seven 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 Breakfasts – both the 1848 Island Manor House and Miss Molly’s – are 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.

Spend Thanksgiving on Chincoteague Island

September 24, 2011 by islandmanor

The holidays are a wonderful time. Thanksgiving is a feast shared with family and friends. Christmas is a celebration of life and love – a time to exult in the joy of giving. New Year’s is a time to reflect on the past, plan for the future, and rejoice in the present.

Thanksgiving Spread

Let us cook your Thanksgiving feast.

In truth, the holidays can also be a stressful time, especially for folks who enjoy hosting them. Feasts require days of planning and food preparation. Entertaining requires a clean and tidy home. Gifts must be either purchased or made. By the time Thanksgiving, Christmas, and New Year’s have passed, many people feel the need for a vacation.

This year, consider incorporating a vacation into your holiday plans. Break up the monotony of always hosting, or always schlepping from one relative’s house to the next. This year, spend Thanksgiving on beautiful Chincoteague Island, at the Island Manor House, our Chincoteague Bed and Breakfast.

Spend your time walking on the sparkling sands of Assateague Island, watching the wild ponies frolic, and witnessing the miraculous migration of beautiful Snow Geese. Go for an invigorating bike ride around the island. Warm yourself by the fire, curled up with a good book and a glass of wine or cup of coffee.

Let us do the work for you. We’ll cook, we’ll clean. You’ll relax, eat, drink, and be merry.

Read on for details about the Holiday Packages at our Chincoteague 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


Please call 1.800.852.1505 for more information, or visit our reservations page to reserve your blissful Thanksgiving holiday at the Island Manor House.

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