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 »

Chincoteague is for Lovers!

Most vacation destinations attract a particular type of visitor.  But Chincoteague Island on Virginia’s Eastern Shore isn’t like the others. It offers events, attractions, learning activities and relaxing vistas for every type of family to enjoy. We proudly present 3 customized itineraries for different Chincoteague vacation styles:   We Love Adventure!   We Love Learning!… Read more »

2014 Bird List- November & Early December

The snow geese are coming in droves, which all the locals take to mean that cold weather has arrived and is here to stay. We’ve been keeping our eye on the BirdCast this fall, and it looks like November was a very good month for birding and hunting here on Delmarva. Here’s a list we’ve… Read more »