Chincoteague Oysters featured in “Michigan Avenue”

It takes several lifetimes to master the art of oystering. Just ask Mike McGee, third-generation Chincoteague waterman and vice president of strategy for Ballard Fish & Oyster Company, who holds the majority of leases of the island’s famed oyster beds, where wild and cultured shellfish are harvested 52 weeks a year. Steering Miss Linda, the… Read more »

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.

Staycation Special

During the month of February 2013, Delmarva residents are envited to enjoy a “Staycation Special–” $65/night. Your $65 will get you: One room– either one King bed, one Queen bed, or two Queen beds–your choice. Access to our indoor heated pool, hot tub, sauna, fitness room, 3rd floor observation deck, marsk overlook, and complimentary continental… Read more »

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 »