Budget Travel

Chincoteague places second in the “Coolest Small Town in America” competition! This incredibly beautiful island town offers a mid-Atlantic summer getaway complete with perfect beaches with trails for cycling and walking, fresh seafood (and an annual seafood festival!), and its legendary wild ponies. But it’s also a year-round hot spot, especially during its holiday parades… Read more »

Coastal Living

Chincoteague awarded America’s Happiest Seaside Town! This oyster-and-crab-rich island is also home to the famous Chincoteague ponies. While saltwater cowboys have been driving wild horses across the channel for auction since 1925, it was the children’s book Misty of Chincoteague by Marguerite Henry that put the event, and this quiet little fishing town, on the… Read more »

Bill Goodwin, Frommers

“It was a pleasure to see you again and to stay at the Refuge Inn, the most charming hotel on Chincoteague.”