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Miss Molly’s Chincoteague Thanksgiving Lodging Special 2019

October 11th, 2019 by Corey A. Edwards

Chincoteague Thanksgiving Lodging Special 2019Enjoy a free Thanksgiving dinner this year when you take advantage of the Miss Molly’s Inn Chincoteague Thanksgiving lodging special. Our Chincoteague Bed and Breakfast is offering a Thanksgiving lodging package that includes three nights accommodation, gourmet breakfasts, and a Thanksgiving meal, with wine, for two!

Miss Molly’s Inn always spoils its guests but we go all out for our Chincoteague Thanksgiving lodging special.

The fun begins with your arrival and discovery of a cheese tray and bottle of wine waiting for you in your room. Sample it now or save it for later. Your Thanksgiving on our friendly Virginia coast island can be a romantic getaway, a pleasant break or whatever you want. It’s up to you!

Things To Do On Chincoteague

As you’re undoubtedly well aware, Thanksgiving weekend is the traditional start of holiday shopping. Chincoteague is hoe to a number of interesting shops and galleries.

New, used, collectible books and coffee at Sundial Books; hilarious and unique art and gifts at Flying Fish; up-cycled vintage and secondhand clothing at MamerSass. The list goes on.

The island is also home to “Misty of Chincoteague,” of course. Both Misty and her foal, Stormy, can be seen (in taxidermied form) at the Museum of Chincoteague – and that’s not all. Chincoteague Island has a long and fascinating history, which you can see from all angles at the museum. From the island’s native inhabitants to its famous Chincoteague salt oysters, Assateague Lighthouse, hand carved decoys, the wild ponies of Assateague, and much more.

No matter what you get up to during your stay, each day at Miss Molly’s Inn begins with a delicious gourmet breakfast. We also have complimentary snacks and beverages available so you can keep fueled up for all your island adventures.

a couple strolling hand in hand on the Chincoteague beachChincoteague offers miles of pristine beaches, unspoiled nature, and endless wildlife to see and explore. The island is home to Chincoteague National Wildlife Refuge and Assateague Island National Seashore, not to mention dolphins, osprey, bald eagles, herons, and some of the most gorgeous sunsets around!

There’s also always lots of fun things happening on the island and Thanksgiving weekend is no exception!

This year’s Thanksgiving weekend on Chincoteague will include Waterfowl Weekend 2019, the annual Holly Day Market, and the last Chincoteague Farmers Market of the year. It will also see the annual Holiday Tree Lighting at Robert Reed Waterfront Park, which is always a lot of fun with hot chocolate and caroling.

Complimentary Thanksgiving Dinner

One of the biggest perks of our Chincoteague Thanksgiving special, after time on the island itself, of course, is the free Thanksgiving Dinner.

Upon arrival at Miss Molly’s Inn, you’ll receive a gift card to Bill’s Prime Seafood & Steaks. This gift card entitles you to an unlimited plated meal and a glass of house wine for two. And all just three minute’s walk from your room at our Chincoteague inn!

Miss Molly’s Thanksgiving Lodging Special

3 Night Package Pricing

  • King room $695 + tax/couple
  • Queen room $650 + tax/couple
  • Captain Jack, Beachcomber or the Yellow Room
    $595+tax/couple

Visit our Thanksgiving lodging special page for more information. Be sure to check out our other specials, too! Our sister inn, The 1848 Island Manor House, is offering a similar holiday lodging special.

Don’t Miss the Fall 2019 Chincoteague Pony Roundup!

September 15th, 2019 by Corey A. Edwards

Chincoteague Pony Roundup Fall 2019See the famous wild horses of Chincoteague up close during their annual Fall Chincoteague Pony Roundup. The Autumn 2019 Roundup is scheduled for Friday and Saturday, October 18th and 19th.

If you thought the annual Pony Swim was the only time you could come see the wild horses of Assateague, think again!

In fact, there are three opportunities each year to see the wild ponies. There’s the Pony Swim (of course) but also the spring and fall roundups. While the purpose of the annual swim is for a health check and an auction of foals, these other roundups provide overall health checks for the herd. The Spring session also includes releasing foals from pony auction buybacks back into the herd.

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Chincoteague Decoy Show 2019 – Waterfowl Carvings and Wildlife Art

August 5th, 2019 by Corey A. Edwards

Chincoteague Decoy Show 2019The annual Chincoteague Decoy Show features hand carved wooden decoys and other fine wildlife art from local and regional artists, along with a selection of antiques. This year’s special guest is Joe Engers, from Decoy Magazine. Labor Day Weekend, August 31st to September 1st, 2019 at the Chincoteague Center.

The Chincoteague Decoy Carvers and Artists Show has been an annual event for so long its now an island tradition. In fact, decoy carving is such a part of the island that there’s an Easter Decoy Show show in April, too.

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50 Years of Love on Chincoteague

July 1st, 2019 by Corey A. Edwards

50 Years of Love on Chincoteague Island Virginia2019 is the 50th anniversary of the “Virginia Is For Lovers” and communities across the state are celebrating with special events and promotions. Enjoy fun and savings through special events and promotions celebrating 50 Years of Love on Chincoteague!

Virginia Is For Lovers but even haters can enjoy savings and fun during this summer’s 50 Years of Love promotion. Chincoteague is certainly on board with a whole host of events and offerings between June 21st and August 10th, 2019. Come celebrate the love on Virginia’s only resort island.

50 Years of Love on Chincoteague Events and Promotions

July 6-7 – Freedom Festival
The Freedom Festival is an art and crafts extravaganza featuring a 50 states scavenger hunt at the Chincoteague Center (6155 Community Dr). Come peruse the offerings of artisans, artists, and craftspeople. Rain or shine, $3 one-day admission, $5 two-day admission, kids under 12 FREE. 9am to 4pm both days. Learn more about this event on Facebook.

July 19 – Misty’s 73rd Birthday
Celebrate the 73rd birthday of the island’s most famous resident, Misty of Chincoteague! The party will feature the Chincoteague Pony Drill Team with Misty III and Billy Beebe, who will autograph your Misty of Chincoteague books. Plus games, food, and fun, 2pm to 4pm at the Chincoteague Chamber of Commerce, 6733 Maddox Blvd. Visit www.chincoteaguechamber.com for more information.

July 23 – Buckaroo Bingo
Try your luck with 20 games of Pony Bingo for only $20! Little Buckaroo Bingo Boards available for $5 with purchase of full admission. Concessions, Chincoteague themed prizes, and fun for ALL ages! 2pm to 4:30pm at the Chincoteague Center, 6155 Community Dr. More information on Facebook.

August 3 – Opus Live in Concert
Get down to an evening of live Motown music with Opus, in concert! Live Motown classics, a concession stand, and a cash bar. 7pm to 10pm at at the Chincoteague Center (6155 Community Dr). Adult tickets $15 ahead of time; $20 at the door. See more about this event on Facebook.

Even More Love

50 Years of Love also includes a variety of ongoing special offerings and activities around Chincoteague.

Dockside Properties
(4105 Main St), for example, has been giving away one mystery item a day for all 50 days of the celebration!

The ’50 Things To Do On Chincoteague’ Scavenger Hunt will challenge your knowledge of the island. Pick up game cards from participating merchants and play to win prizes and special limited time offers. Learn more.

Keep an eye out for the “50 Years of Love” flyer around town for more fun and offers!

Chincoteague Lodging

Miss Molly’s Inn is proud to be a part of Chincoteague – and a historic part! – . Come stay in the island’s most famous inn and reap the best in service, comfort, and value. 7 comfortable guest rooms to choose from, delicious daily breakfasts, beach gear, concierge services, and more. Book your Chincoteague getaway at Miss Molly’s Inn today!

Come Experience Chincoteague Pony Swim 2019

June 17th, 2019 by Corey A. Edwards

Chincoteague Pony Swim 2019Chincoteague Pony Swim 2019 is almost upon us and now is the time to plan your visit to the island for this rare and amazing annual spectacle: July 24, 2019.

Our historic Chincoteague bed and breakfast, Miss Molly’s Inn, is less than a mile from the Chincoteague Fairgrounds, where so much of next month’s activity takes place. Our sister inn, Island Manor House bed and breakfast, is just across the street.

Both are here for any and all of your Chincoteague adventures – some of the most exciting of which occur during the month of July! Of course, that means you should book your Chincoteague accommodations sooner rather than later, before they all get snapped up!

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Chincoteague Farmers Market, Artisan Market, & The Artful Flea

May 10th, 2019 by Corey A. Edwards

Chincoteague Farmers Market 2019The sun is out, flowers are in bloom, and the Chincoteague Farmers Market is in full swing. Come enjoy the fresh and colorful local produce, quality arts and crafts, and live entertainment every week!

The Chincoteague Island Farmers and Artisans Market is held most Saturdays and Wednesdays, from April to October. The market is located at 6309 Church Street, just a few blocks from our Chincoteague bed and breakfast.

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Don’t Miss Chincoteague Seafood Festival 2019!

April 13th, 2019 by Corey A. Edwards

Chincoteague Seafood Festival 2019Get those appetites and wet naps at the ready – it’s almost time for Chincoteague Seafood Festival 2019! The 51st return of this beloved annual celebration of Virginia’s Eastern Shore bounty is scheduled for May 4, 2019, from 10am to 4pm, Tom’s Cove Park, Chincoteague.

There’s nothing quite like enjoying some fresh, delicious seafood on the sunny seashore. This is especially true during Chincoteague’s annual Seafood Festival! Chincoteague Seafood Festival has been an Eastern Shore tradition since 1968 and shows no sign of losing steam, yet (and a good thing, too – that steam is needed for the clams).

The first Saturday of every May sees Chincoteague’s Tom’s Cove Park filled to brimming with tents, live music, and feasting festival goers.

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Visit and Tour Assateague Lighthouse – Gateway to History

March 11th, 2019 by Corey A. Edwards

Assateague Lighthouse 2019The majestic, red and white striped tower of Assateague Lighthouse opens to visitors in April. Come discover the history and amazing views from the top of this iconic Virginia coast lighthouse!

Assateague Lighthouse is located within the pristine confines of the Chincoteague National Wildlife Refuge. The historic red and white stripped tower shares the island with white tailed deer, Sika elk, colorful waterfowl, and the famous wild horses.

The Assateague Light is part chain of historic coastal lighthouses. While many historic lighthouses have been decommissioned over the years, around 20 remain in service, including Assateague.

Despite being an active light, Assateague Lighthouse is opened to visitors during the warmer months each year.

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Spring Events on Chincoteague Island – Come Out and Play!

February 25th, 2019 by Corey A. Edwards

2019 Spring Events on ChincoteagueThere’s always something fun happening here on Chincoteague Island and that’s particularly true once the weather starts warming up. The variety of spring events on Chincoteague provide plenty of options for visitors and residents alike.

Spring on Chincoteague is a dress rehearsal for the bustle of summer. The crowds are smaller, the events fewer but there is still enough of both to make for an exciting and fun getaway.

Of course, as we pointed out in our last post, you don’t really need any special events to enjoy our Eastern shore, Virginia paradise. Even when the calendar is looking a bit thin, we still have Assateague Island National Seashore, Assateague Lighthouse, and Chincoteague National Wildlife Refuge to visit. This is not to mention all our parks, trails, beaches, wildlife, tours, cruises, shopping, museums, dining, theater, and so much more.

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The Top Ten Things To Do On Chincoteague Island

January 21st, 2019 by Corey A. Edwards

Top Ten things to do on ChincoteagueOur Virginia coast island is quite famous for the annual wild pony swim – but what else is there to do when that’s over? Quite a lot, actually. Follow along as we list some of the most popular things to do on Chincoteague Island.

There is always something fun or interesting to see and do here. The island is a beautiful, Virginia coast paradise all year ’round. That being said, we’re also a small community. Visitors frequently wonder what all there is to do here, especially this time of year – during the “off-season.”

As we’ve said before, for many the “off-season” isn’t “off” at all – it’s THE best time for a visit. It’s almost treated like a big secret: all the best parts of the island are still here, only the crowds of tourists are missing!

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