We hope you are enjoying the beautiful sunshine and the promise of spring as much as we are this month! Our clocks have been moved forward, and we are ready for the excitement that warmer weather will bring this year.
If you have not booked your room for St. Patrick’s Day, we hope you will consider joining us for Search for the Shamrocks! The island is alive with possibilities for relaxation and adventure–whichever your heart desires. See our previous post for events happening this weekend for St. Patrick’s Day.
The magic of pony season is upon us! Pony lovers, now is the time to secure your stay for the Spring Roundup of the Chincoteague Ponies on March 31! You will not want to miss the roundup of the Southern herd on Friday afternoon. Treat yourself to a long weekend, and plan to arrive on Thursday, March 30 to enjoy the island and prepare for Friday’s excitement! Arrive on Beach Road no later than 3 p.m., and get a close-up view of our famous Chincoteague ponies. Next, be sure to visit the Museum of Chincoteague Island for The Anticipation of Foal Season 2023: A Talk by Darcy Cole at 8 p.m.. Learn about the foals we will welcome later this year from an island expert! Admission is $10, and all proceeds will benefit the Museum’s effort to save the Beebe Ranch, home to the famous Misty of Chincoteague. Please call 757-336-6117 to reserve your seat.
Begin a quiet Saturday morning with a delicious pastry and Lavender Latte from Amarin Coffee. Then stroll down Main Street, and enjoy the latest work from artists at one of our local galleries. Later, join Chincoteague’s Step Through Time Tours at 1 p.m., and learn about the history of your favorite little island! This unique experience is perfect for returning and new visitors alike, as it offers fascinating information for every age group. Call 757-895-1953 to reserve your seat today.
Finally, close out the weekend with a sweet or savory treat from Wine Coffee & Gourmet on Main Street or a delicious ice cream cone from Island Creamery. Choose from multiple restaurants including local favorite “The Village” as they reopen for the 2023 season.
Regardless of how you choose to spend your weekend on the island, we invite you to call Refuge Inn home for the days you are with us. Give us a call at 757-336-5511 to book your stay.