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The Inn & Garden Cafe
Ranked #3 of 6 Onancock B&B and Inns
Reviewed 15 April 2012

Three of us (Virginia Beach, Baltimore, and West Palm Beach) modified a Girlfriend's Getaway package into a Grandma's Getaway package to spend three nights under Sandra's impeccable care and pampering. As sisters, we were fine sharing one room and the portable bed was just as comfortable as the larger permanent bed. From the toffees on the table to the cheese plate at night, we couldn't have asked for better food. Sandra's breakfast offerings are scrumptious, including warm fresh muffins and a fruit cup with a delicious frosty lime syrup, to some of the most beautiful and delicious egg dishes I have ever had. I highly recommend the Eggs Sardou, but there were equal raves for Paul's Benedict and Sandra's Special Omelet. The rooms were spotless and well-appointed and it was obvious that comfort was a high priority when selecting linens, beds, and chairs. We were lucky to have fabulous weather that allowed for late afternoon wine and cheese on the front porch (Sandra even joined us for a bit), and a relaxing Sunday morning paper-read in the lovely little garden.

The value was superb, and Onancock is a hidden jewel on Virginia's Eastern Shore. The Second Friday Art Stroll through the galleries and shops was a real treat. Onancock's location makes it easy to explore many lovely offerings on the Eastern Shore, including the Barrier Islands Center in Eastville (15 minutes south) and Chincoteague-Assateague (40 minutes north). The trip back to Virginia Beach was an easy, relaxing 1.5-hour drive down the Eastern Shore and over the Chesapeake Bay Bridge-Tunnel. This little diversion to Onancock could easily become a habit, and the incredible value makes it do-able without breaking the travel bank.

  • Stayed: April 2012, travelled with friends
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Reviewed 31 March 2012

We stayed at the Inn and Garden cafe back in July 2009 (we've been meaning to write this review for several years!) for a few nights, and ended up extending our stay by an extra night because the inn was so wonderful. We stayed in Onancock on a whim, but found it to be a picturesque small town with beautiful sunsets. Paul and Sandra, the owners, were extremely nice, and did everything they could to make our stay as relaxing and fun as possible. Every morning we were greeted with a huge gourmet breakfast of fruit, pastries, and a choice of a variety of omelets (probably the best I've ever had), french toast, pancakes, etc. Delicious food! Every afternoon, we found a plate of warm cookies and various drinks in the parlor.

Sandra made special calls for us to the ferry service to help us plan a trip to Tangier island. She and Paul also lent us their bikes to take to the island and to use around the area. Paul and Sandra were always there if we needed them, without ever being intrusive in any way. We were poor medical students at the time, and Paul and Sandra made us feel like part of their family. The room we stayed in (the Green room) was excellent, both comfortable and filled with interesting antiques (not to mention dozens of DVDs and books). It was very spacious, including a small sitting area. We loved our stay and will definitely be back. This is Southern hospitality on a beautiful coast at its very best!

  • Stayed: July 2011, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 29 January 2012

We are local and decided to go see all of the local hotels and B&B's to make recommendations for our out of town guests for our wedding. The Inn and Garden made the top of our list because the rooms are private and large so that the families could gather to play cards or just visit. The thread count on the sheets was wonderful and there was a very clean comfortable spa-like atmosphere that makes you feel pampered. The food is absolutely delicious every time.
Our family members stayed here and had nothing but good things to say about the experience. Thank You Inn and Garden for making our out-of-town guests enjoy their time in Onancock!

  • Stayed: February 2011, travelled with family
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Reviewed 20 January 2012

What a wonderful, warm welcome we received as we walked up to the Inn. Sandra's bright smile and accomodating manner gave us no clue that she had stepped away from a meeting to greet us. The fact that she is totally there for you was the friendship that seemed automatic and continuing despite whatever else could be going on. There was nothing that wasn't at hand and well placed. I wanted to stay an extra day just to read all the current magazines and newspapers, and just talk to this charming innkeeper. It was comfortable, bright, private, clean, accomodating and affordable! l learned that the Inn qualifies as "green" and is environmentally friendly. They raise fresh vegetables on-site and sponsor benefits for hospice. Sharon and Paul are active in the community and support their neighbors, with good things said about the town and the people. Sharon will lend a GPS loaded with local destinations for newcomers. They shared that they are "come here's" the term denoting not born and raised on Eastern Shore, VA, but they have become so well received that awards and plaques of appreciation were everywhere to be quietly discovered. Wonderful jazz and soft blues background music accompanied two of the best breakfasts we've had in all of our travels. Presentation was close to perfect, an abundance of fresh fruit came with each meal and the food was creative and excellent. Sharon started at 5 AM baking and the muffins, rolls, and pastries were airy and superb. It's hard not to over-compliment the care that we felt there; we were "home". Our visit was part of the plan to move to ESVA within a few years and we are glad to make this acquaintance, a business we would refer to and return to for our stays, and innkeepers we can call friends.

  • Stayed: January 2012, travelled as a couple
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1  Thank Mary W
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Reviewed 13 December 2011

My wife and I had a very relaxing stay at this B&B thanks to Sandra and Paul. They made us feel very welcome there. The breakfasts were too good, as everything was wonderful and gourmet, but there was more than we could hold. The bedroom and dining facilites were clean and bright, and the parking was unusually good for a B&B. Their business is definitely an asset for the Eastern Shore!

Room Tip: The blue room is on the second floor at the front, but the noise did not wake us.
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  • Stayed: November 2011, travelled with family
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Reviewed 30 October 2011

I was driving through the area and found this place on Tripadvisor. I was so impressed by the attentive (but not TOO attentive, if you know what I mean) hosts. The food was top-notch. The Friday night rockfish tasting menu was superb, and the breakfast the next day was maybe the best I've EVER had. An incredible muffin and fruit salad followed by my choice of maybe 10 options, many featuring seafood. I had a crab omelet and was blown away. I left feeling completely rejuvenated and wished I could have stayed longer to explore the cute town and eat more of the Inn & Garden's great food! Definitely check it out!

  • Stayed: October 2011, travelled solo
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1  Thank jaimekurtz
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Reviewed 21 October 2011

We stayed here the night before taking the ferry to visit Tangier Island. Although a little outside the main area of the town, this B&B was very lovely, and our host and hostess were terrific. We borrowed their bicycles and rode around town, which was fun. We were the only ones overnight, staying in the Green Room Suite 4 on the second floor. The room felt much larger than the photos show and very pretty. The breakfast was truly gourmet, and was one of the best meals we had on our trip. I just wish we had stayed on a night they served dinner!

  • Stayed: September 2011, travelled as a couple
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Additional Information about The Inn & Garden Cafe

Address: 145 Market St, Onancock, VA 23417-4226
Region: United States > Virginia > Onancock
Amenities:
Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly) Restaurant Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #3 of 6 B&Bs / Inns in Onancock
Price Range: £82 - £97 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 4
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
The Inn features 4 beautifully appointed guest suites, all with private baths. Each room is furnished country style, featuring a queen size bed, armoire, cable television/ DVD, CD player, refrigerator, sitting area, and other personal amenities - affording our guests a comfortable "at home" feeling. In addition, a library of books, magazines, and DVD movies is available to all guests. We can supply rollaway beds, playpens, high chairs, card tables and such to fulfill all your lodging needs. ... more   less 

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