Looking to avoid Rt 95 from Richmond to DC and the associated crummy motels, we opted for the "real life" Eastern Shore route out of Norfolk. So pleased that we did and discovered the Colonial Manor Inn B&B in Onancock. Spacious grounds surround this lovely old home where we found a spotless small suite (excellent linens in bath and on bed) which was very welcoming to us and our Scottie. Our hostess Linda was charming and informative, and her many antiques are worth a tour on their own. History abounds in Onancock, an easy walking town with nice shops (not typical tourist stuff) and a few very nice restaurants. We stayed two nights and felt as if we'd been on vacation for a week. Breakfast was THE BEST ever. Everything homemade, delicious and plentiful. We were especially grateful that our dog was welcome. Don't miss this outstanding respite when you are in this area. We'd love to go back. Thank you, Linda.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- "The heart of the Eastern Shore" "The privacy of a fine hotel, in a grand park-like setting, with the full breakfast of a traditional B&B." This award winning historic 1882 Colonial Manor Inn adorns the waterfront village of Onancock (The South's Coolest Small Town). Celebrating 130 years of gracious hospitality, the Manor reflects a relaxed, quiet and welcoming atmosphere with antique filled luxury suites and manicured grounds spanning 2 acres. All rooms offer guest controlled AC, heating, coffee-set-up, digital cable TV with premium movies, private baths, queen beds, luxury linens and amenities, garden gazebo and sunroom. Soak up coastal history and small town charm with a short stroll to the wharf, restaurants, boutiques, antique shops, galleries, theater, kayaking and more. Centrally located, the 1882 Colonial Manor Inn is the best base to see the entire shore from Chincoteague to Cape Charles. By far the best lodging value on Virginia's Eastern Shore. ... more less