Island Boy at the Seafood Festival

We are celebrating our 40th anniversary here at the Refuge (Motor) Inn–what better way to celebrate the start of the season than sponsoring a performance by the Island Boy Band at this year’s Seafood Festival, to be held May 4th. These guys always get a party started when they play at the Oyster Festival in… Read more »

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.

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 »