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The Inn at Onancock
Ranked #1 of 6 Onancock B&B and Inns
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Chesapeake, Virginia
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17 reviews
5 hotel reviews
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“One of the BEST B&Bs we have been to”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 July 2012

My wife and I were so impressed with our stay. Kris and Lisa are amazing hosts. They take care of every detail. Rooms are spotless. The daily "wine down" hour is a great time to enjoy amazing wine, but also expect to eat gourmet food a la Lisa. It's a foodies' delight! And then breakfast is more of the same pinch-yourself-it's-so-good yumminess. Highly recommended.

Stayed July 2012, travelled as a couple
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Chesapeake, Virginia, United States
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77 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 July 2012

We didn't know until very late that we could get away. Kris was very kind and recommended a great restaurant (Charlotte Hotel) and called and made a reservation on our behalf. We arrived there late and missed the WineDown hour, but Kris offered us a glass of wine while he showed us around the gorgeous inn. We stayed in the Far East room, and it certainly lived up to its Feng Shui promise, as we were totally relaxed. Maybe that was from the long hydrotherapy soak in the jetted tub, or the pampering from the most comfortable sheets and towels we've ever experienced. Lisa made a fabulous breakfast in the sparkling dining room, and it was healthy too! We'll definitely buy her cookbook once it's published. All in all, it was a great respite, and we'll certainly be back. Thanks again for the wonderful hospitality Kris and Lisa!

Jim and Kim,
Chesapeake, VA

Room Tip: They're all good - talk to the hosts, they'll take great care of you!
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  • Stayed July 2012, travelled as a couple
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Voorhees, New Jersey
2 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 July 2012

Kris and Lisa graciously welcomed us when we arrived with our daughter and son-in-law. They showed us to our rooms and gave us a tour of the beautifully appointed Inn. The beds were very comfortable and covered with the softest sheets (1500 count), which were all ironed and just perfect.
For the next three mornings we were served the most wonderful breakfasts. We never had a four-course breakfast, it was just fabulous!
The evening wine down was a delight and a surprise with delicious appetizers. It was a wonderful vacation.

  • Stayed July 2012, travelled with family
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Hampshire, UK
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 June 2012

After reading lots of glowing reviews of the Inn at Onancock we wondered if it could live up to the reputation. It absolutely did - and some !!!

Lisa and Kris run a wonderful B&B and are just perfect hosts. The house itself is lovely and feels like a real home with just enough personalised stuff to make it feel real. Some US B&Bs feel a little contrived and appear to have been kitted out at "B&Bs-R-Us" with a samey look and style. The Inn at Onancock is not like this and each room is very carefully decorated in a particular style. Being big fans of the State of Maine we chose the 'Maine' room and it was just perfect in a real 'downeast' style. The room is on the third floor but occupies the entire floor with a lovely large bathroom with a super jacuzzi bath, which is excellent. The bed was also super comfortable with the comfiest pillows we have ever used. As soon as we get home we are ordering some on-line.

Breakfast was very, very good and all freshly prepared and with portions to suit all tastes, not too much, not too little, just right !! In the evening Kris and Lisa host their "wine-down hour" at 6pm each night and provide complimentary wine or beer to share some time with other guests at the Inn. Lisa manages to create some home made nibbles to have with the refreshments which were lovely. It all works very well and they manage to provide a very nice adult-beverage session with the opportunity for a nice chat with fellow travellers. This breaks the ice nicely for the following morning as everyone shares the large dining table for breakfast. Having met the previous night made the conversations easy and plentiful. A nice touch also is the complimentary water, sodas and coffee available at all times from the fridge and coffee machine in the hallway.

Onancock is very small and very quiet in a very nice way. Having travelled down from Washington DC this was the total opposite but it was a welcome break from the buzz of the city. We took the option to try a kayak trip with South East expeditions based in the Town Wharf. Bill, who runs the business, was a great guy and as complete novices we were paddling around the local creeks in no time, and we never fell in the water !!! Definitely recommended for a fun morning or afternoon.

The town is a few hundred yards from the Inn and it's all very easy indeed. Can't wait to go back and thanks to Lisa and Kris for a great stay and great hospitality. We cannot recommend the Inn at Onancock highly enough. Just fab !!

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  • Stayed June 2012, travelled as a couple
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Bethesda, Maryland
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 June 2012

Lisa and Kris have made an art of inn keeping! We are delighted when we first walked in and received a warm greeting from the gracious hosts. After showing us to our lovely room, they poured us a glass of wine and welcomed us to their garden where other guests were also enjoying a drink and snacks. The conversation and refreshment were just what we needed after a long drive! Our night in the Tuscan room was peaceful and luxurious--love that amazing shower! Another treat awaited in the morning: a delicious gourmet breakfast prepared by Lisa and featuring fresh, local ingredients. Again, it was wonderful to leisurely linger over coffee and conversation with other congenial guests and with the owners, who are truly hospitable and endlessly interesting. The only problem with the Inn is that after two days there, you REALLY don't want to leave! We will definitely return and highly recommend it for a special treat, an important occasion, a relaxing getaway. Thanks to Lisa and Kris for our fantastic weekend!
Marsha and Dave S.

Room Tip: We stayed in the Tuscan room, but ALL the rooms were gorgeous!
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  • Stayed June 2012, travelled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Davidson, North Carolina
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 June 2012

My sister and I were warmly welcomed. Kris and Lisa are fabulous hosts. Wine Down was a great way to meet the other guests and have a wonderful selection of wines and hors d'oeuvres. The location was terrific. I wish I could have stayed longer but will definitely be back !

  • Stayed June 2012, travelled on business
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Thank you Kim and Susan. We're so glad you enjoyed yourselves. Looking forward to your next visit when you can just relax and enjoy the area.
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McLean, Virginia
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 May 2012

Just returned from our second stay at the Inn, which was even more wonderful than our first. The Wine Down is a wonderful opportunity to sit and chat with the other guests and with Kris and Lisa, who are genuinely interested in all of their visitors and do everything they can to make their stay perfect. The breakfast is fabulous and definitely allows you to skip lunch if you are so inclined. :) There are so many places in the Inn to just sit and relax, you definitely do not feel like you must be up and out as soon as breakfast is over, it is like going home. Two lovely porches, a comfortable library (with a couch that is perfect for napping!) and a sitting room where you can read, work on a computer, or just veg out and recharge. It really IS a treasure and we can't wait to go back!

Barb and Dave

Room Tip: All the rooms are lovely but the Maine Room is a bit more private.
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  • Stayed May 2012, travelled as a couple
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Property: The Inn at Onancock
Address: 30 North St, Onancock, VA 23417-1920
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Region: United States > Virginia > Onancock
Amenities:
Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Airport Transportation
Hotel Style:
Ranked #1 of 6 B&Bs / Inns in Onancock
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): ££
Hotel Class:3.5 star — The Inn at Onancock 3.5*
Number of rooms: 5
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Experience refined relaxation at a premier bed and breakfast on Virginia's eastern shore. Every room at The Inn at Onancock boasts updated private en suite bathrooms, feather-topped beds dressed in freshly pressed 1000-thread count luxury linens, full gourmet breakfasts & our signature Wine Down Hour offering select wines and Inn-made hors d'oeuvres, but more importantly, a time to sit together and visit with new friends. The Inn is located within historic downtown with restaurants for every taste, art and antique shops, and the deep-water wharf that provides immediate access to the Bay. Central air and free WiFi is available throughout the house. ... more   less 
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