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 »

Ponies, turtles, and birds – OH MY!

Here at the Refuge Inn, our staff will tell you anything you want to know about Chincoteague and Assateague, but we rarely get out to enjoy it ourselves during the summer months. Now that things have quieted down, opportunities abound for us to enjoy our islands. Tuesday, November 4th, was a particularly gorgeous day. With… Read more »

2014 Bird List- October

Here’s our running list of birds sighted on Assateague this month! Gathered from skimmming e-bird, “bird boards” online and talking to guests who were on the lookout. Please comment & contribute anything you have seen this month that isn’t mentioned! We’re also interested in any “lifers” you’ve ever seen here on Chincoteague or Assateague– or… Read more »

10 Ways to Become Everyone’s Favorite Traveler

We consider ourselves hospitality professionals here at the Refuge.  We all share a passion for welcoming guests and helping them explore our islands, as well as going forth ourselves to experience the rest of the world.  Here are a few tips we’ve compiled over the years to make every trip count. Plan ahead.  Know what… Read more »

It’s beautiful today, so we wrote a poem!

Twas March the Eleventh and all over the island People were donning flip flops and smilin’. The children were outside in t-shirts and shorts, Playing frisbee and baseball and other spring sports. Ma with her sunscreen and I with my hat, Headed to the beach, and there we sat. Out on the marsh, which wasn’t… Read more »