Our Inn offers a wide variety of amenities for guests to enjoy.

Each room includes a complimentary continental breakfast, flatscreen TV, in-room hairdryer, small refrigerator, coffee maker, and even free high speed wifi access. Microwaves and vending machines are centrally located for all our guests to use. A computer with high-speed internet and a free printer is located in our lobby. Our very own “Beach Books” lending library is provided in the second breezeway. Irons and ironing boards, a DVD player, “Misty” and a selection of other movies on DVD, board games, utensils for the hibachi grills, matches, and a first-aid kit are all available upon request at the front desk.

Whether you have chosen us as a family vacation spot, as a romantic hideaway, or are brought here on business, the Inn can accommodate your needs. We look forward to seeing you!

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Relax in our fabulous pool, which is indoors and heated during the cool months and open to the warm ocean breeze during the summer months. The shallow end of the pool is 3-4 feet deep and under a shady cover, while the 8-foot deep end of the pool is under the sun and stars.

Our pool is handicap-accessible, with an ADA-compliant ramp to allow easy access onto the pool deck, and an ADA-compliant lift to get you into the water.

It is open 8AM-10PM daily.


Our hot tub is your ticket to total relaxation.  The high-powered jets and therapeutic heat are the perfect end to a long day biking or hiking Assateague.

The whirlpool seats six and is located in the pool area. During the warm summer months, the hot tub is open to the ocean breezes.  In the winter, the hot tub and entire pool area is enclosed and heated.

Amenities, The Refuge Inn
Amenities, The Refuge Inn


Refuge Inn founder Don Leonard had a passion for ponies. He bought his first horse when he was 12, and they were a constant presence in his life from that point forward. He often said that the ponies were the reason for his success in life. His sons maintain his herd now, and they keep a few of their authentic Chincoteague ponies here at the Refuge Inn for our guests to enjoy. The ponies are friendly, but wild–they love attention, but they really love fed corn and sweet feed. They’ll come right over to the feed boxes to greet you. Just be sure to put the treats in the boxes provided.


Our on-site bicycle rental shop allows easy access to the Chincoteague Wildlife Refuge and Assateague National Seashore. Stop by the Bike Depot and our friendly staff will adjust your seat, set you up with a map, and point you toward the ocean. Our smooth-riding, ultra-comfortable Beach Cruiser bicycles are only $5/hour or $20/day.

The Bike Depot also has all your beach needs covered—rental beach chairs, umbrellas, boogie boards, and coolers– along with ouressentials for sale including beach toys, bug spray, sunscreen, and cold bottled water.

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The hotel’s collection of free weights, benches, a multi-station workout machine, functional trainer, elliptical, treadmill, and stationary bicycle work in tandem to give you a great workout during your Chincoteague vacation.

A sliding weight bar scale, fresh towels, and full bathroom round out the fitness & weight room offerings at the Refuge Inn.

Amenities, The Refuge Inn
Amenities, The Refuge Inn


The dry sauna at the Refuge Inn is a fantastic way for you to sit back and relax.  Heat helps open pores, cleanse the body, and lowers your pulse and blood pressure. Sauna sessions, especially when coupled with swimming, help to improve complexion, reduce stress, relieve pain, and relax muscles.

The sauna key is available to adult guests at the front desk from 8am-10pm daily.


We are glad to offer a Tesla charger and and a Universal Electric Vehicle charger to our guests. There is a reserved parking space near the charger for your use. Once your vehicle is charged, please vacate the space so others can utilize the charger.

The Tesla charger is also available for visitors to the island who are not staying with us (No locals, homeowners, or residents, please.) Please stop by the front desk upon arrival and leave us your cell phone number and license plate so we can call you in the event that there are any issues. Once your vehicle is charged, please vacate the space so others can utilize the charger.

Amenities, The Refuge Inn
Amenities, The Refuge Inn


Our meeting room is wonderful for family reunions, celebrations, school group or church group trips, and small wedding receptions. It seats 30 for a sit-down dinner or 40 with just chairs. It features a large screened-in porch, computer projector and screen, TV, full-size refrigerator/freezer, two-door oven, gas stovetop, microwave, coffeemaker, and double sink. There is also a wheelchair-accessible bathroom just across the hall.

This room does book way in advance, so be sure to call ahead of time to reserve it for your group retreat! ($200 security deposit is required before the key is released.)


Currently, we are delivering a bagged continental breakfast to your room. Breakfast brown bags consist of your choice of juice, yogurt, fruit, cereal, milk, a fresh baked good, and a bacon egg & cheese croissant.

Locally roasted and freshly ground coffee from Chincoteague’s own Amarin Coffee is available free of charge all day.

Amenities, The Refuge Inn

The Refuge Inn

7058 Maddox Blvd.

Chincoteague, VA 23336


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