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Resolve to Travel to Chincoteague Island

December 30, 2011 by insideout

The arrival of the new year inspires many of us to review our lives. It is a concrete marker of the passage of time, and as such, it sparks reflection. We think about the past year, about what we wanted to do and what we did. Our thoughts then shift to the coming year.

Travel should always be included in plans for the new year. We may not all be able to leave the country for lengthy vacations in exotic locations, but we can all escape for a weekend or two at some point. When you do, make it special.

Chincoteague Island: a relaxing retreat close DC, Annapolis, Baltimore, and Norfolk.

Our Chincoteague Island Bed and Breakfast is well situated for a weekend getaway. We are about 2 hours from Norfolk, Virginia, 3 hours from Annapolis, Maryland, and 3.5 hours from both Baltimore and Washington D.C. Once you escape city traffic, the drive is relaxing and beautiful.

Miss Molly’s Inn, our Chincoteague Island Bed and Breakfast, is located in the heart of the historic village; the setting is quite unlike the large metropolitan areas few hours away. Once settled, you need not use your car again. Use the inn’s bicycles to explore our island and neighboring Assateague Island, where the famous wild ponies live. Ride to walking trails and beaches, or ride simply for the joy of feeling the breeze on your cheeks.

Many of our guests decide to indulge in the real English Afternoon Tea offered at Miss Molly’s. Think homemade scones dripping with jam and cream, strawberries and cream. There is nothing quite like an English Tea; the simple act of sitting down in the middle of the afternoon to delight in food and drink and good company is extraordinary in itself.

Folks who still have room for dinner will find a number of excellent restaurants within pedaling distance: Etta’s Channel Side Restaurant, AJ’s on the Creek, Steamers – All You Can Eat, The Village Restaurant, and more.

Chincoteague Island is close enough to Norfolk, D.C, Annapolis, and Baltimore to visit often. Yet it is hard to imagine a place that feels more different than these big cities. The pace of life on Chincoteague is slow and relaxing. It invites leisurely walks on the beach, and long hours with a good book by the fire.

The time for New Year’s resolutions has come. Resolve to travel to our Chincoteague Island Bed and Breakfast in 2012. Make your plans now, and take advantage of our Spring Special: stay three nights for the price of two, or four nights for the price of three (and so on). When you look back on the year on December 31, 2012, you’ll be so pleased you did.

Happy New Year!

Spring is Special on Chincoteague Island

November 30, 2011 by insideout

Solitude

Rest and rejuvenate on Chincoteague Island, spring 2012.

It’s true. Spring is a glorious time on Chincoteague Island and Assateague Island. The coast of Virginia usually has mild winters, so spring comes early. Crocus, Hyacinth, and Glory-of-the-snow start popping up in February, which is when our Chincoteague Island Bed and Breakfast opens for the season.

Spring is a natural time to travel. Most folks put their heads down and get to work after the busy holiday season. They think of little besides work and family commitments for some six weeks, and by the middle of February, they’re ready to look up and have some fun. They’re ready to breathe in some new air. There is no finer air than the air of Chincoteague and Assateague Islands.

Spring 2012 Special at Miss Molly’s Chincoteague Island Bed and Breakfast.

To inspire much-needed travel, we’re offering a Spring Special at our Chincoteague Island Bed and Breakfasts. Stay three nights for the price of two nights, or four nights for the price of three.

Chincoteague and Assateague Islands encourage relaxation. The sound of the surf against the beach is never far from the ear. The breeze, be it chilly or mild, feels cleansing. The outdoors feels inviting; we find ourselves wanting to go for long beach walks and meandering bike rides. We want to hop in kayaks and explore coves and bays. We want to get as close as we can to the Wild Ponies of Assateague. We want to watch birds, throw frisbees, and sit on the porch with a blanket on our laps and a good book in our hands. That’s what a spring vacation is all about.

It’s not too early to plan a spring vacation. In fact, it’s the perfect time. Take advantage of our Chincoteague Island Bed and Breakfast Spring Special, and make your plans today.

Start a New Thanksgiving Tradition on Chincoteague

November 9, 2011 by insideout

Thanksgiving on Chincoteague Island means long walks on deserted beaches.

Thanksgiving on Chincoteague Island means fresh air, wild ponies, and scenic cruises.

Thanksgiving on Chincoteague Island means a quaint historic village with interesting shops.

In short, Thanksgiving on Chincoteague Island is worth consideration.

Instead of washing dishes on Thanksgiving, watch the sun set over Assateague Island.

Our Chincoteague Island Bed and Breakfasts are offering a Thanksgiving Package that includes three nights accommodation, gourmet breakfasts, and a buffet-style Thanksgiving meal for two (with a bottle of wine). Make it a romantic retreat with someone special, or make it a traditional family Thanksgiving without the hassle of hosting. There is plenty of room for friends and family at Miss Molly’s Inn.

Thanksgiving weekend is the traditional start of holiday shopping, and Chincoteague Island has a number of interesting shops and galleries to peruse. While away a few hours at Sundial Books, which has new, used, and collectible books, coffee, and comfy chairs. Pick up lovely prints of scenes from Chincoteague Island at Osprey Nest Art Gallery. Find hand-painted decoys for the duck hunter in your life at Chincoteague Traders, and pick up gifts inspired by wild ponies at the Chincoteague Pony Centre.

Of course, the favorite activity on Chincoteague is relaxing. Relax outside, while biking or walking along scenic trails. Relax at our Chincoteague Bed and Breakfast, while curled up with a book.

Leave stress behind this year. Spend Thanksgiving at Miss Molly’s Chincoteague Bed and Breakfast, and give thanks.

Thanksgiving Package at the Miss Molly’s Inn – $695.00:

  • 3 nights accommodation
  • gourmet breakfast each morning
  • homemade snacks and nibbles available 24 hours a day
  • concierge service
  • bicycles to ride around the island
  • a dozen chocolate covered strawberries in your room on arrival
  • traditional Thanksgiving buffet dinner and bottle of wine for two, 4pm.

 

Call 1.800.221.5620 for more information or to book your room. Or visit the reservation page of our Chincoteague Island Bed and Breakfast.

An Ideal Thanksgiving

October 22, 2011 by insideout

Thanksgiving feasts are best tackled with a healthy appetite. The best way to create a healthy appetite is to engage in some sort of physical activity, preferably outside, in the fresh air. You’ll find plenty of fresh air, inviting open space, and a delicious feast this Thanksgiving at our Chincoteague Island Bed and Breakfast.

Photo of the Week - Great Egret at Chincoteague National Wildlife Refuge

Stimulate your appetite by watching others eat.


If you typically host Thanksgiving at your house, you know you spend the bulk of the day in the kitchen. You cook, you clean, you cook, you clean, you cook, and then you clean yourself up in time to welcome guests. You then offer drinks and appetizers and make sure that everyone is happy.

It can be difficult to relax even during the feast itself. A good host or hostess has one eye always assessing the needs of guests. Glasses must be replenished, dirty plates soundlessly swept away, pie cut and coffee brewed. It’s no wonder that Thanksgiving leftovers get such rave reviews: many people can’t really enjoy the meal on the day itself.

The only thing you’ll have to do if you spend Thanksgiving at Miss Molly’s Chincoteague Bed and Breakfast is walk across the street to our sister inn at 4 p.m. Guests of Miss Molly’s Inn are invited to share in the traditional Thanksgiving buffet we’ll serve. Help yourself to turkey, cranberry sauce, potatoes, sweet potatoes, greens, salad, and of course pie. Eat to your hearts’ content, then amble back to your room at Miss Molly’s and put up your feet.

Spend three days walking on the beaches of Chincoteague and Assateague Islands. Scan the skies and water for migrating birds – there should still be plenty of them around during Thanksgiving weekend. Visit the Assateague National Seashore and the Chincoteague National Wildlife Refuge. Admire the wild ponies. Bike around the two islands (we’ll supply the bikes). Get a start holiday shopping in the unique shops and art galleries close to your lodging.

The bottom line? We want you to enjoy yourself. That’s all.

Thanksgiving Package at the Miss Molly’s – $695.00 Inclusive:

  • 3 nights accommodation
  • gourmet breakfast each morning
  • homemade snacks and nibbles available 24 hrs a day
  • concierge service
  • bicycles to ride around the island
  • a Dozen chocolate covered strawberries in your room on arrival
  • traditional Thanksgiving buffet dinner and bottle of wine for two at 4 pm

 

Call 1.800.221.5620 for more information.

 

 

 

October is Clergy Appreciation Month

October 7, 2011 by insideout

Footprints in the Sand

Find serenity during the Clergy Retreat at our Chincoteague Bed and Breakfast.

Clergy are always there for their congregations. They counsel us when we’re troubled, visit us when we’re ill, and share in our joys. They baptize our children, join us in matrimony, and entrust the souls of our deceased to God. They serve their congregation with unfailing dedication.

This is challenging work, and it’s never ending.

Most of us don’t stop to think about the well being of our pastors, priests, and ministers. It’s their job to worry about us, not the other way around. We expect them to be there when we need them, and we don’t tend to think too much about their needs.

Yet clergy have their own lives, with families, trials, joys, and tribulations. Their work may be a calling, but it is work nonetheless and it can be as draining, frustrating, and saddening as any other job. Even more so. Clergy take on our burdens, so we don’t have to bear them alone.

They don’t ask us to care for them or worry about them, and they don’t expect us to do so. Yet once a year, we can.

October is Clergy Appreciation Month, and in honor of that, we’re offering a Clergy Special at our Chincoteague Bed and Breakfast.

The Clergy Retreat includes a three night stay at our Chincoteague Bed and Breakfast, on beautiful and relaxing Chincoteague Island. Each day will start with a gourmet breakfast, and snacks will be available throughout the day. Enjoy Afternoon Tea one day, a lunch of homemade soup and fresh artisan breads another day, and hot drinks one evening.

Take long walks on the beach and explore the island by bike – we supply the bikes and the beach gear. Relax by the fireplace in your room or in common areas. Spend time with your loved ones or cherished colleagues.

Spend a few days recharging before the busy holiday season. Rediscover serenity and peace. Let us minister to you.

The Clergy Retreat is $495 per couple for three nights. Bring your spouse or travel with fellow Clergy and commune with fellow believers. Take this time to take care of yourself.

Please call 1.800.221.5620 for more information.

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