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Relax, rejuvenate and restore while taking a step back in time. Experience the breathtaking backdrop where nature, beach, country and history meet in the historic town of Cape Charles along Virginia’s Eastern Shore. Calm bay breezes and the glow of glorious sunsets await you at this 1906 “haven” an escape from the hustle and bustle of the world. Located in the center of town, blocks from the beach, harbor, main street and more. Come and experience exceptional service and a restorative atmosphere, both of which are served up daily at the Bay Haven Inn of Cape Charles.
5 on September 28, 2016
This was the first time my wife and I had visited Cape Charles, Va. We did quite a bit of research before deciding on the Bay Haven Inn. It was our first bed and breakfast experience, and we weren't sure what to expect. From the moment we arrived, Tammy and Jim made us feel welcome. The Inn was spotlessly clean and extremely well furnished. The common areas and bedroom were all very comfortable. Breakfast was delicious. We were sorry we weren't able to stay for breakfast on Sunday. If you are looking for a laid back, relaxing experience, we would highly recommend the Bay Haven Inn of Cape Charles.
4.0 on September 11, 2016
Lovely home, warm and friendly owners, delicious breakfasts.
5 on June 27, 2016
Bay Haven has well appointed and spotlessly clean rooms. You can 'sit a spell' on the wrap around porch or wander through the beautiful gardens on the property. Easy walk to local park, shops, dining, beach. Tammy, the hostess, makes you feel comfortable and at ease. Great spot!
5 on May 30, 2016
On a recent visit to Norfolk, Va. we decided to take an excursion to the Eastern Shore and Cape Charles. We booked a room at the Blue Haven Inn and found it to to be so relaxing, warm and friendly that we decided to spend another night. The accommodations were lovely and very comfortable, but the innkeepers, Tammy and Jim Holloway were the icing on the cake. They were extremely enthusiastic, knowledgeable, and helpful but not overbearing. The town of Cape Charles is very small but don’t let that fool you there are a lot of quiet gems there. There is a beautiful sandy beach on the Chesapeake Bay and a quaint downtown section along Mason Ave. The shops were too numerous to mention by name but sitting on the front porch of Watson’s Hardware is a must. Moonrise Jewelry is also a must with very unique reasonable items created by local artist, Meredith Restein. In the same building Is At Altitude Gallery with breath-taking local works by Gordon Campbell. Do not leave town without making a reservation and eating at Hook U Up Gourmet also on Mason Street owned by Melanie & Chef Tim Brown. This is a very interesting area so have Captain Dave of Cape Charles Boat Tours take you out to some of the barrier islands for a totally different perspective. There are a number of other places at which to eat and enjoy and here is where the innkeepers can be of great assistance. We enjoyed the total experience so much we booked the room again for the same time next year. Cathy & Bob
5 on May 26, 2016
Tammy and Jim were amazing. Lovely place to stay and just a few blocks from the Chesapeake Bay :)
5 on April 05, 2016
What a great bed and breakfast. Tammy and Jim are great. Beautiful home. Best breakfasts. Planning on going back every year.
4.8 on March 01, 2016
This was a great experience. Jim is such a great cook. The French toast was awesome. They were both gracious hosts.
4.0 on January 22, 2016
Stay two nights the inn keeper's were very nice and the breakfast was very good excellent b&b
5 on October 27, 2015
What a delight to stay at Bay Haven Inn of Cape Charles during the Eastern Shore of Viriginia Birding Festival! Not only was it handy to all the activities, it is a few blocks from the beach, and backs up to a lovely park. A wrap around porch, one portion of which is screened, enables one to enjoy birds and flowers and lovely landscaping. Rooms are filled with natural light, furnished beautifully -- and I had a wonderfully comfortable bed in the Georgie Wilson Room, with a private bath. Breakfasts were magnificient! Had I not had to hurry off with my binoculars, I could have lingered and lingered at the breakfast table. The Hollaways, our hosts are gracious and hospitable and made everyone feel right at home!
5 on October 16, 2015
What a delightful visit on Virginia's Eastern Shore: Bay Haven Inn, Cape Charles' Lovely old house, beautifully restored and tastefully furnished, with the requisite wrap-around porch, set in lush landscaped grounds, backing up to the community park. And the best part: Hosts Tammy and Jim make you feel so welcome, the rooms are gracious and so comfortable - and the breakfasts are fabulous!
Dubbed "the happy room," the Alyce Wilson room was once occupied by the lady of the house herself. Guests who stay in this inviting room can't help but to wake up cheerful and appreciate why the "Mrs." chose to sleep here.
Boasting four windows, this sunny corner room is the largest of the three guest quarters. The room décor was inspired by the Bay Haven Inn owner's trip to Capri, Italy, and features a lemon tree and Almafi Coast inspired color scheme. With glorious morning and afternoon southwest sun exposure, the Alyce Wilson room is the perfect accommodation for reading and relaxing before heading off to Cape Charles Beach or exploring the local vineyards. This spacious room features exquisite antique period furniture including a marble top desk, inviting sitting area with mantle and an elegant pencil post queen size bed. The Alyce Wilson room also features a private en suite bathroom with shower.
Room Amenities: Hearty Gourmet Breakfast, en suite private bathroom, queen size bed, pillow top mattress, luxury linens and pillows, luxury bath toiletries, Inn's Signature spa robes, hairdryer, FREE Wi-Fi internet access, clock/iHOME dock station, remote controlled ceiling fan, central air-conditioning and heat, full size wardrobe, bedside reading lamps, and complimentary afternoon refreshments.
This distinguished room is named after "the man of the house" and it is where Mr. Wilson himself returned to retreat after a long day of work. Described as regal, restful and relaxing, the James Wilson room is the perfect accommodation for those looking to completely unwind
Featuring western sun exposure, guests will enjoy taking an afternoon nap wearing the inn's signature spa robes and wake up to the glow of the evening sunset. Overlooking Cape Charles Central Park and the Bay Haven Inn's own private gardens, this room inspires guests to take a stroll through town and take in the natural beauty that is the Eastern Shore of Virginia. The James Wilson room features East Lake antique furniture, two sitting chairs, desk, queen size bed, Plasma TV and a private en suite bathroom with shower.
Room Amenities: Hearty Gourmet Breakfast, en suite private bathroom, queen size bed, pillow top mattress, luxury linens and pillows, plasma TV (Direct TV), DVD player, luxury bath toiletries, Inn's Signature spa robes, hairdryer, FREE Wi-Fi internet access, clock/iHOME dock station, remote controlled ceiling fan, central air-conditioning and heat, full size wardrobe, bedside reading lamps, and complimentary afternoon refreshments.
Step back in time. This room provides a true Cape Charles feel and evokes charming memories of the historic town. Named after Alyce and James Wilson's youngest daughter, Georgie, this corner room boasts two windows where guests have a prime view of Cape Charles Central Park's beautiful landscape and gazebo. Guests also have a bird's eye view of the Bay Haven Inn's own organic gardens.
Featuring western sunlight exposure, enjoy a quiet nap or read while basking in the breathtaking light offered by one of Cape Charles' famous evening sunsets. Quaint and cozy, the Georgie Wilson Room is the perfect accommodation for anyone seeking relaxation, reflection or rejuvenation. Guests will be inspired to stroll about town and take in the town's quaint historic culture or perhaps walk over to the local spa and enjoy a massage. This room features an exquisite Heirloom antique desk, FULL (standard) size bed and rocking chair, as well as a private en suite bathroom with shower.
Room Amenities: Hearty Gourmet Breakfast, en suite private bathroom, FULL (standard) size bed, pillow top mattress, luxury linens and pillows, luxury bath toiletries, Inn's Signature spa robes, hairdryer, FREE Wi-Fi internet access, clock/iHOME dock station, remote controlled ceiling fan, central air-conditioning and heat, full size wardrobe, bedside reading lamps, queen size bed, and complimentary afternoon refreshments.
Described as warm, chic and sophisticated, the Virginia Wilson room is located on the 2nd floor of the inn . This warm and inviting room offers a mix of both antique furniture and modern amenities. The Virginia Wilson Room has a Queen size luxury mattress, Plasma TV, a spacious sitting area, desk, and a private bathroom across the hall with an old-fashioned claw soaking tub and shower. The inn's signature robes are conveniently available to guests in this cozy and comfortable room.
Room Amenities: Hearty Gourmet Breakfast, private bathroom claw tub/shower, queen size bed, pillow top mattress, luxury linens and pillows, luxury bath toiletries, Inn's Signature spa robes, hairdryer, TV/DVD (Direct TV), FREE Wi-Fi internet access, clock/iHOME dock station, remote controlled ceiling fan, central air-conditioning and heat, full size wardrobe, bedside reading lamps, queen size bed, and complimentary afternoon refreshments.
4 blocks from Chesapeake Bay/Beach, Small town
Norfolk, VA (ORF) 45 miles
Antique Shopping, Art Galleries, Beach, Historical interests, Museum, National/State parks, Ocean, Harbor/Marina, Signature Golf Courses, Outdoor Adventure, Aqua culture, Water activities, Spa, Picnic area, Religious Services, Winery
Other, Private Home Bed and Breakfast, Bed and Breakfast, Country Inn, Historic Inn
BBQ grill, Board games, CD player, Computer, Copier, DVD Player, Fax Machine, Fireplace, Hot tub/whirlpool tub, Library, Satellite/Cable TV, TV, TV Video games, Telephone, VCR, Videos, Washer/dryer , Two Gas Fire places, Screened Porch, Spa Bathrobes, Guest Butler's Pantry, Luxury Amenities
Air conditioning, Alarm clock, Bath robes, Ceiling fans, Desk, Hairdryer, Internet Service, Radio, Wi-Fi, Wired internet
Bicycle rental, Bicycle riding trails, Bird watching, Boating, Canoeing, Fishing, Golfing, Hiking trails, Horseback riding, Hunting, Kayaking, Sailing, Shopping, Sight-seeing, Swimming, Water sports
Jim and Tammy Holloway
Jim is retired Air Force veteran, an eagle scout and avid baker, those things combined make him a jack of all trades. He can be found most weekends as the chef at the Bay Haven Inn. Tammy a creative cook, master gardener and professional volunteer! Both are very involved in the town of Cape Charles.
Low fat , Restrictive , Vegetarian Gluten Free, Heart Healthy
Sweet Potato & Country Ham Biscuits
The Inn took an original Thomas Jefferson recipe and combined it with an eastern shore natives recipe, Susie Mapp and added a Bay Haven Inn tweak or two and Wahlah! The biscuits are a two-bite sized golden orange biscuit, finished with a brush of butter, filled with the finest Virginia Edwards ham and then the real choice begins...which of Tammy's homemade jams do you add? Ginger Fig, Peach Pepper or perhaps a combo of all three Pepper Peach and Fig! Of course you can be a purist and enjoy them just as they are, either way you will be wanting more before you leave the Bay Haven Inn! Featured as one of 10 Notable Breakfasts in Virginia, this is a delight you will be thinking of long after you leave the Inn!