Lodging choices on Tangier are limited to B&Bs, so we threw the dice and landed at the Bay View Inn. This is not luxury accommodations, so don't show up expecting it. The rooms are smallish and utilitarian. Some rooms are undergoing renovations which I hope will extend to the entire property. With only one small window, they can be dank. Baths are small and the shower stall is meager. There is a need for carpet cleaning and some new mattresses. We think our room must be on the rehab list as it had hole patches and a need for repainting. The breakfast the next morning was tasty, and the people who own it go out of their way to be nice and accommodating. We will return next year hoping for a winter spent on fixing up.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Recommended Inn when visiting Tangier Island. Established in 1904 by Sidney Wallace a merchant on Tangier Island. Bay View Inn is one of the oldest homes on Tangier Island and is filled with the beauty and charm of day's gone by. Our accommodations have fascinated artists, celebrities and business executives. Guest astronomy folks say it's an excellent location for viewing and searching the stars. Tangier Island's Bay View Inn will touch your soul for years to come. There are nine cottages and two rooms in the main house. Under new ownership and open year-round for you to enjoy a pleasant and restful visit to the quiet and remote fishing village of Tangier Island, Va. Featured in the 1973 November issue of National Geographic. ... more less
- Also Known As:
- Bay View Hotel Tangier Island