Retirement Party

  Carol Sue Winder started working at the Refuge Motor Inn in 1985, after becoming friends with Martha Leonard.  Twenty-nine years later, at the end of her last year here at the Refuge, fellow staff members, owners, and family gathered for a dinner to thank Carol Sue for her steadfast dedication and loyalty during her… Read more »

Fall & Winter Waterfowl

The temperatures have dropped, the leaves are falling, and the island is quiet.  No dinner reservations are necessary this time of year, and the summer beach traffic is a distant memory.  High tourist season in Chincoteague has come and gone for another year, but Fall and Winter and prime time for a different type of… Read more »

Summer Sum-up

Hello everyone and welcome to FALL! We had a very busy summer, filled with excitement and many wonderful guests.  Highlights include a very rainy June, beautifully mild July and August, the busiest month in recent history (August, with 98% occupancy,) a downpour during the annual pony swim, completion of an update to the Sun &… Read more »

New foal born at the Refuge Inn

Guests awoke to a rare treat Thursday morning, a newly born foal right across the  parking lot.  Sassie gave birth to a beautiful little filly, whom the front desk has named Lady Kate (after Kate Middleton, who is expecting her first child this summer.)