Snow Day! Chincoteague gets snowed in with 13 inches

The snow started around 2am Saturday morning, January 7, 2017, and didn’t stop until after dark that night.  We’re all snowed in up here until the warm weather arrives on Wednesday. Special thanks to Lacey Bueno, Laura Davis, Pat Farley, Diane Fisher, and Mary Esther Leonard for giving us permission to use their photos!! (Big thanks to… Read more »

Upcoming Event: Death by Chocolate

Local favorite “Death by Chocolate” returns for 2017 on February 17 & 18.  This year, it’s a two-day event that runs 4-8pm on Friday and 10-4 on Saturday.  It combines two of our favorite things– shopping and chocolate. Go door-to-door & store-to-store with your friends and your playing card, and answer a question or pick… Read more »

A Chincoteague Christmas

  All over Chincoteague Island, on the Friday after Pony Penning, the islanders say “Well, the penning’s done. Before we know it, it’ll be Christmas.”  And indeed, here we are—it seems like the excited crowds of July and August have just left, but the Refuge Inn Christmas Tree has been lit, and the whole town… Read more »

Downtown Chincoteague

  For all the wonderful sights, activities and events that our little island has to experience, it is amazing how many of them can be found in an area just a quarter mile long and a block or two wide. From the stately Bed & Breakfasts at the north, to the bustling waterside activity at… Read more »

Tesla Charger Debut

The Leonard Family and Staff of the Refuge Inn are proud to announce the installation and availability of two electric car charging stations! One Tesla Charger and one universal charger are now available to use at the Refuge Inn. These chargers are the only ones publicly available on Virginia’s Eastern Shore, and make Chincoteague an… Read more »

Refuge Inn Owner elected Mayor of Chincoteague

Arthur Leonard, long time part-owner of the Refuge Inn, will be the island’s next mayor.  He will be sworn into office July 1, 2016, following a landslide victory at the polls this May.  Before being elected Mayor, Arthur served our town as a Councilman and Chairman of the Board of Zoning Appeals. Believe it or… Read more »