Each July, thousands of people from all over the world come to the small island of Chincoteague to watch the wild ponies swim across the Assateague Channel.
It’s a festive occasion. People get up early and cast about for the best vantage points. Those who brave mud and water are rewarded with spectacular views of the horses as they come ashore. Everyone encourages the horses with cheers. Everyone feels happy and relieved when they finally make it across.
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If you like seafood, you’ll love the Chincoteague Seafood Festival.
Chincoteague Island used to be a small fishing village, and many of the people who lived here made their living from the water. Even today, some of the best fishing waters on the Mid-Atlantic Coast are the waters that surround the island. And even today, the island retains much of its “small fishing village” charm. That’s one reason people come to our Chincoteague Bed and Breakfast.
Spring means a return to fishing after a winter hiatus. At this time of year, anglers catch Striped Bass, Drumfish, and enormous flounder. In the summer, folks fish for Flounder, Trout, Sea Bass, Kingfish, Spot, Croaker, and offshore, Blue Fin and Yellow Fin Tuna. Come fall, it’s back to Striped Bass and Drumfish.
Spring also means fresh seafood. The Chincoteague Seafood Festival has been filling tummies for more than forty years. Folks feast on Littleneck clams, oysters, and a variety of fish and side dishes. They sit at picnic tables in Tom’s Cove Park, and enjoy the views and the food. This year, there will be live music by Bigger Dream. It’s always a relaxing and enjoyable event.
The Chincoteague Seafood Festival takes place Saturday, May 5, from noon to 4 p.m. Don’t miss it.
Tickets to the Seafood Festival are available at the festival website.
We still have a few rooms available at our Chincoteague Bed and Breakfast the weekend of May 5. To make a reservation, please call 800-221-5620 or visit our website.
We travel for many reasons. We travel for work and to visit far-flung relations. We travel to see new places and have different experiences. We travel to broaden our minds.
Travel can do all of these things. It can also challenge our assumptions and our comfort levels. This is especially true when we travel to extremely remote places, where the luxury of hot water isn’t guaranteed and where roads sometimes peter out into paths. In such instances, travel becomes adventure, and the only thing we can expect is the unexpected.
Adventures are wonderful, and we hope everyone has at least one good adventure in a lifetime.
Yet most of the time, what most of us want when we travel is to be pampered.
One reason travelers choose to stay in our Chincoteague Island Bed and Breakfast is because we pamper them. We do everything we can to help your stay with us be relaxing and refreshing. From the moment you enter our door, you are our guest. We take that seriously.
Your room is your castle, but the rest of the inn is open to you, as well. Our library has an extensive collection of books for you to read during your stay, and we have many fun board games. There are two fireplaces in common areas, so on chilly evenings, you will always find warmth. A guest refrigerator is kept well stocked with cold beverages, and tea, coffee, and filtered water is always available. We also keep some tasty treats around for when you get the nibbles.
Organizing expeditions can be one of the most exasperating aspects of travel. You know you want to have a scenic boat tour around Chincoteague and Assateague Islands, so you can see the wild ponies, but you don’t quite know where to go for that. Our Concierge Service will happily make the arrangements for you. We’ll also book fishing tours, nature tours, jet skis, canoes and kayaks, and parasailing adventures. When hunger strikes, we’ll recommend restaurants and make the reservations.
It’s easier to pack for vacation if you don’t have to include beach umbrellas, chairs, boogie boards, frisbees, and buckets. With that thought in mind, we supply beach gear for our guests. We even have bikes you can use, so you can pedal around the islands at your leisure.
We want guests of Miss Molly’s Chincoteague Island Bed and Breakfast to have maximum comfort with the minimum worry. That’s what hospitality is all about.
Spring is a wonderful time for a Girlfriend Getaway at our Chincoteague Island, Virginia Bed and Breakfast. We open for the season on February 10, 2012. Plan your getaway now, and be here in time to see the snowbells in bloom.
February and Valentine’s Day are often linked with romance and romantic getaways. That’s just swell for people who are in relationships. For single people, however, it can be disheartening.
It doesn’t have to be that way.
You don’t need a romantic relationship to travel; it’s fun to travel with a friend or two. Indeed, sometimes it’s even more fun to go away with girlfriends. That’s why Girlfriend Getaways were invented.
This spring, reconnect with old friends or make memories with new friends. Take advantage of the Spring Special at our Chincoteague Bed and Breakfast, and stay three nights for the cost of two. Don’t let couples have all the fun.
Chincoteague is a quiet small town, but there is plenty to do here. Walk over to Sundial Books, where you can curl up in a comfy chair with a cup of coffee and get lost in a book. Ride bikes across the bridge to Assateague Island, where you can walk on the beach, climb to the top of the lighthouse, and explore miles of trails. Borrow binoculars and head out to the Chincoteague National Wildlife Refuge, where thousands of migratory birds rest and feed. Take a boat tour around the islands, or paddle around them yourself.
Enjoy gourmet breakfasts here at the inn, and ask about our afternoon English Tea. Mention this blog and receive a free afternoon tea with the purchase of one. If you loved tea parties as a child, you’ll find they’re even better as an adult.
Call a few friends who like to do what you like to do, no matter what that is. Then plan a Girlfriend Getaway at Miss Molly’s Inn, and celebrate the arrival of spring.