We were greed by our host, Bob Mabin, who helped us unload and get to our room; he gave us all the information we would need to make our stay pleasant, suggested a few of his favorite places to eat and told us "You need to ride the trolley!"
We found our room to be very comfortable, pleasantly appointed with antiques that set off the room nicely. The bathroom was large enough to comfortably get around with, complete with an antique tub and shower that added to the class of the room. The bed was very comfortable.
Their website really undersells the breakfast provided. There is fresh fruit and a nice variety of freshly baked treats, all baked that morning by Carole Mabin. You will not go hungry. The coffee is drinkable--which is a big thing for me--though I'd have preferred a stronger blend.
The Watson House is quite historic and Bob was happy to explain the history of the house, the
Watson family's involvement in the island's history and explain about anything else of interest in the area. He's a great source of information to get a vacation started. Yes, we did ride the trolley. Bob was right.
They have bicycles available for riding around town or to the park, and towels and beach chairs provided for use on the beach.
The only downside--if it can be called that--is that breakfast on the porch is so enjoyable, that we tended to get something of a late start each morning; but it's vacation! That's what you're supposed to do.
It's a great place and is on our "go back" list.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Built in 1898 in the Chincoteague Island style for the wealthy, the house features six bedrooms and seven baths. There is a light morning breakfast of home made breads, buttermilk biscuits, fruits, yogurts and such items. The location is downtown, near shops and restaurants. The Watson House is the closest B&B to the National Seashore on Assateague Island. Come enjoy our little piece of Paradise. ... more less