I stayed here instead of on Chincoteague because of the great reviews, and was not disappointed! What a charming, lovely place. Thomas and Doro, the innkeepers, were absolutely delightful and made me feel so welcome and comfortable. The room was spacious and well appointed with everything I needed--including a coffee maker, free wifi, a refrigerator and a fabulous whirlpool tub, as well as a screened porch shared with the room next door (which was vacant my first night, so I had the porch to myself). There is also a lovely parlor in the Garden House with everything from snacks to cold drinks to books and games available for guest use, and plenty of spaces outdoors for relaxing, reading, etc. Breakfast was bountiful and delicious both mornings, and I enjoyed having time to chat with Thomas and Doro about my own travel plans as well as getting some great recommendations from them for local dining options. I also appreciated that I could book a Chincoteague boat tour through the Inn's website (do not miss this--it was fabulous!)
The inn is not on Chincoteague, but it's a very easy 20 minute drive (I imagine it would be longer in the summer). It was nice to be away from the touristy area--the location is quiet and comfortable, with a pool behind the guest houses (which I did not use but appeared very nice).
My only regret is that I could not stay longer! This was exactly what I was looking for, and I cannot recommend it highly enough either as a base for a Chincoteague/Assateague visit, or just for a weekend getaway. This is a special place that I hope I can visit again in the near future!
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Beautiful Victorian near Chincoteague Island! Escape to the Garden and Sea Inn for an elegant, yet casual respite. Enjoy our spacious rooms with large private bathrooms, mostly with jacuzzi. Visit the Eastern Shore's charming, quaint towns and marinas - we are ideally located for those who plan to visit not only Chincoteague Island, but also the rest of the Eastern Shore. Relax on one of our porches or at the heated outdoor pool. Pets welcome! ... more less
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