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Fishing Chincoteague – Charters, Rentals, Crabbing and Clamming

April 17, 2021 by Corey A. Edwards

Fishing ChincoteagueThinking of doing some crabbing, clamming, or fishing during your Chincoteague getaway? Great idea! Chincoteague fishing is some of the best on the Mid-Atlantic Coast and there are plenty of resources on the island to get you going.

Spring is definitely in the air and a glorious summer seems right behind. What better way to celebrate than getting out into the great outdoors clamming or fishing Chincoteague?

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Climb to the Top of Historic Assateague Lighthouse

March 15, 2021 by Corey A. Edwards

Assateague Lighthouse 2019See Chincoteague from a new and breath-taking perspective when you climb to the top of Assateague Lighthouse. This historic, Virginia coast light tower has been guiding ships to safety since 1867 and opens its doors to visitors every April.

Few structures are as iconic and evocative as lighthouses. Designed to be visible from great distances, they serve as important warnings and guides to ships at sea.

As navigation, weather prediction, and other technologies have advanced, the number of active lighthouses has declined. In fact, Assateague Lighthouse is one of only 20, east coast lighthouses of its kind still in operation.

Here on Chincoteague, the 142 foot tall lighthouse on our eastern horizon is difficult to miss. Its distinctive red and white tower and unique, double-flash pattern can be seen up to 19 miles out to sea. It’s a photogenic magnet on land, too, drawing curious visitors from all over to see the historic beacon up close.

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Misty of Chincoteague and Miss Molly’s Inn

February 6, 2021 by Corey A. Edwards

Misty of Chincoteague by Marguerite HenryAs a visitor to Chincoteague, you’re likely aware of the “Misty of Chincoteague” children’s book. What you might not know is that the author, Marguerite Henry, wrote parts of the book right here on the island and that she was staying at Miss Molly’s Inn at the time.

I’m sure you have heard of love at first sight, or maybe you are lucky enough to have felt that way in your own life. Well, that is just how Marguerite Henry felt the first time she saw Misty. Marguerite knew from the moment she saw the new born foal, that the book she was about to write needed to be about Misty, no other pony would do.

You see, Marguerite Henry came to Chincoteague in 1946, with only a little information about the island and an event called Pony Penning. Lucky for her, and us all, she picked Miss Molly’s Inn as her home away from home while gathering her ideas for her book. She would often spend afternoons on the porch of the inn with Miss Molly and Captain Jack, discussing ideas for the book and getting some much needed advice.

Miss Molly told Marguerite that if she wanted to learn about the ponies, there would be no better person to speak to than Clarence “Grandpa” Beebe. Clarence was a stockman, he raised Chincoteague Ponies, and he was involved in the Fire Dept and the roundup. It seemed like a perfect fit. Immediately, Mrs. Henry was off to find the Beebe Ranch.

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Miss Molly’s Inn – 2020 Year in Review

December 19, 2020 by Corey A. Edwards

Miss Mollys Inn 2020 year in review2020 has been a year of challenges for us all and yet, as the new owners of Miss Molly’s Inn, it has also been a very exciting year! We’ve had a wonderful time getting to know our Chincoteague visitors and helping them to relax and explore the island.

A vacation is always welcome but, after a year like 2020, a getaway can be just what the doctor ordered. A break in your routine with a fresh set of surroundings can be instrumental in dispelling those doldrums. This is especially true when the your vacation destination is as beautiful and welcoming as Chincoteague.

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A Safe and Socially Distanced Chincoteague Island Getaway

October 10, 2020 by Corey A. Edwards

enjoy a Chincoteague Island Getaway to the beachAre you tired of being cooped up and ready for a literal breath of fresh air? Come visit Virginia’s Eastern shore on a Chincoteague Island getaway! Consistent with CDC guidance, Virginia does not have any current quarantine requirements for U.S. citizens arriving from outside the Commonwealth, making our area the perfect getaway.

Chincoteague Island, with its friendly, small community, wild ponies, and pristine beaches, is always good for a visit. A fact that is doubly true in times like these. Our peaceful, barrier island paradise is the perfect place to relax, recharge, and recenter one’s self around the good things in life.

Staying at a smaller inn like Miss Molly’s during your Chincoteague Island getaway, rather than a large hotel, has further advantages.

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Discover Cape Charles with a Day-Trip

September 19, 2020 by Corey A. Edwards

boardwalk at Cape Charles beachVirginia’s Eastern Shore is loaded with fun things to do and see, so many of which are right here on Chincoteague. For those who would like to do a little exploring but enjoy the small town vibe, we can hardly think of a better idea than a Cape Charles day-trip.

Cape Charles is a small, quaint town on Chesapeake Bay, near the southern tip of the Delmarva Peninsula. Voted one of “America’s Happiest Seaside Towns” in 2018, this quiet and cozy community has plenty to offer.

For one thing, it is home to one of the largest collections of late-Victorian and turn-of-the-century buildings on the East Coast. It’s also home to one of the nicest beaches outside of Chincoteague.

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Things To Do On Chincoteague Island – Summer 2020

July 18, 2020 by Corey A. Edwards

things to do on ChincoteagueChincoteague Island is open and so is Miss Molly’s Bed and Breakfast – but in these uncertain times, you may be wondering what else is. We’ve broached this subject before but, with so many events cancelled, we offer a Summer 2020 edition of things to do on Chincoteague.

Virginia moved to Phase Three on July 1st, allowing for a cautious easing of restrictions across the state. Of course, Phase 3 is still not exactly back to normal and many of Chincoteague’s bigger summer events remain cancelled.

2020 will see no Blueberry Festival, Pony Swim, public Pony Penning, or Fireman’s Carnival. The 2020 Summer Pony Auction will be held online.

So what on earth is there left to do on Chincoteague? Plenty! In fact, reduced summer crowds are likely improve your Chincoteague experience – even though we all wish the reason for the reduction was different, of course.

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Miss Molly’s Chincoteague Thanksgiving Lodging Special 2019

October 11, 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!

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Visit and Tour Assateague Lighthouse – Gateway to History

March 11, 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 25, 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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