When we decided to visit Tangier we checked out the available Bed and Breakfast hotels. We picked Bay View Inn because there all the rooms have private bathrooms and that is important to us.
The Inn is charming. David Gott (son of owners) met us at the dock in a golf cart and conveyed us with our luggage to the Inn. He gave us a quick history of the island and the attractions on the trip. Maureen and Jim Gott are the owners and they were friendly and extremely helpful during our visit. This is only their third summer owning the Inn and they are in the process of remodeling rooms as needed.
Our room was comfortable, clean and pleasant. Besides the beds, TV, a small table and two chairs and a chest of drawers it also included a microwave and refrigerator which were much appreciated. We enjoyed sitting on the porch that runs the length of the rooms.
The breakfast served in the morning was delicious and plentiful. Would definitely recommend this to anyone visiting the island.
Besides the porch there is also a couple of raised decks with a view of the Chesapeake Bay and the runway of the tiny airport. There is a covered sitting area with a grill also. Lots of places to relax and unwind here.
- 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