Postcard from 1949

We found this postcard from Mrs. Jane Moore Thardy, of Thardy Travel Bureau, Alabama. She must have sent it when she was visiting her sister Martha on Chincoteague in 1949. Many years later, Martha and her husband Don Leonard founded the Refuge Motor Inn.

Room Spotlight: 220

Spring pinks and greens in this feminine Deluxe King room encourage guests to renew & refresh.  Country Chic meets Island Elegance in the flowery details in this room.  

Upcoming Events

February 14, 2015 Death By Chocolate Pick up a game card from any participating store and follow a scavenger hunt of clues through Chincoteague Island. Read more…   March 14, 2015 In Search of Shamrocks Wear your best green or St. Patrick’s day festive costumes while playing! Complete your game card and turn it in… Read more »

February Fun

This winter has been a chilly one here on Chincoteague Island.  We’ve had a hurricane, a few snowstorms, and some very windy days, but February is looking up—the groundhog says so! We have some special deals this February, including  a $79/night special for our Queen rooms.  Alternatively, we are welcoming guests to stay Friday and… Read more »

2014 Events

January 9, 2014 Antares ORB-1 Launch Antares ORB-1 launch target date. The launch is scheduled for 1:07 PM. Visit for the most up to date info. January 11, 2014 Chincoteague Bay Field Station Oyster Reef Restoration Project Volunteers are needed from 1 PM- 4 PM to help Chincoteague Bay Field Station put oyster shells… Read more »

Assateague in Maryland and Virginia under one agency?

What exactly does the U.S Fish & Wildllife Service do on Assateague Island that could not be handled by the more people friendly agency, National Park Service? That’s the question posed by Donna Leonard in The Beacon and posted on DelMarVa Now