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Bay Haven Inn of Cape Charles

Cape Charles, VA 23310 USA (Show map)
4.9
33 Reviews
$150 - $200
per night

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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.

Rooms & Rates

Alyce Wilson Room

Boasting four windows, this sunny corner room is the largest of the three guest rooms. The room décor was inspired by the Bay Haven Inn owner’s trip to Capri, Italy. 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, sitting area with mantle and an elegant pencil post queen bed that promises guests a heavenly nights rest.

  • Maximum Capacity: 2
  • Bathroom Private Bath
  • Beds 1 Queen

Nightly Rate: $175-$200

James Wilson Room

Featuring western sun exposure, guests will enjoy 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 Inns own private gardens, this room inspires guests to take a stroll through town and take in the natural beauty that is Virginia's Eastern Shore. Guests arrive to breakfast table raving about their restful nights sleep in the James Wilson room that features East Lake antique furniture, two sitting chairs, desk, queen size bed and a private en suite bathroom with shower.

  • Maximum Capacity: 2
  • Bathroom Private Bath
  • Beds 1 Queen

Nightly Rate: $175-$200

Georgie Wilson Room

This room features an exquisite heirloom antique desk, full size bed with linens inspired by the original "heavenly bed" and reading chair, as well as a private en suite bathroom with shower. This corner room boasts two windows where guests have a prime view of Cape Charles Central Parks 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 the Cape Charles famous evening sunsets.

  • Maximum Capacity: 2
  • Bathroom Private Bath
  • Beds 1 Double

Nightly Rate: $165-$175

Virginia Wilson Room

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 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.

  • Maximum Capacity: 2
  • Beds 1 Queen

Nightly Rate: $175-$190

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Reviews

Overall
4.9

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  • Guest room4.9
  • Service5
  • Value4.8
  • Cleanliness5.0
  • Dining4.9

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Wonderful Stay

5 on August 29, 2014

My wife and I spent two(2) nights at The Inn in mid-July. Everything about the stay was wonderful, but most of all, Tammy makes it even better. She makes you feel like you are spending time with an old friend. We will be returning soon.


The perfect mini-moon destination

4.8 on August 04, 2014

My wife and I were looking for a secluded, beach town to celebrate a mini-honeymoon. We couldn't have found a better spot than Bay Haven Inn. It all starts with the innkeepers. Jim and Tammy are sweet, charming, and warm people who made us feel not like guests, but like a part of their extended family. Next is the location. The inn is smack dab in the middle of Cape Charles and an easy walk to virtually any point of interest (which, in a town of a couple thousand, isn't many, but still... a short walk everywhere), including several great restaurants. The inn itself is a renovated, old manor that kept true to the original design (from what I could tell) while adding some modern flourishes that really made it top-notch (good wifi, screened in porch, flat screen tv). Of course, with any Bed and Breakfast, the room and meal is important. Even though we had the smallest room, it was more than enough space for us and had stellar decor. The breakfast might've been the star if it weren't for everything else. Crab Cake Benedict, french toast... My only complaint is that I've seemed to have added a few pounds :(


Happy in Cape Charles VA

5 on June 30, 2014

Very happy in choosing the Bay Haven B&B in Cape Charles VA. We were more than pleased with our room and yummy breakfasts. The innkeeper Tammy was wonderful. I felt like we were more than guests in her home. I would love to come again.


Cape Hospitality at its best

5 on June 23, 2014

Tammy and Jim make excellent hosts. We enjoyed our stay in laid back Cape Charles very much.


Incredible Experience!

5 on June 04, 2014

My wife and I recently celebrated our 32nd anniversary at Bay Haven Inn - we had such a great time we extended our stay an extra day. Having visited numerous inns and B&Bs over the years, the gracious hospitality of Jim and Tammy are unmatched. Cape Charles is a beautiful little town on the Chesapeake Bay with a stress-free public beach, great restaurants, friendly local people, and beautiful sunsets. It is the perfect place to escape the busyness of everyday life, unwind with a book or a walk/bike ride, or take a nap on the porch. We will definitely be returning to this Haven by the Bay!


Perfect place to be pampered and unwind

4.6 on May 14, 2014

The Bay Haven Inn was wonderful; the rooms had every amenity we needed and they were very clean and comfortable. In addition Tammy and Jim were excellent hosts and they made sure we had everything we needed and were always gracious and willing to answer our questions. They even had a bottle of wine waiting for us so that we could unwind from a long stressful drive.


Welcoming and cozy

5 on May 12, 2014

I traveled with girlfriends (9 total) for our 2nd Girls' Bay Haven Inn Weekend. We booked the entire Inn Saturday night. Several friends couldn't wait to join us after hearing how much fun we had during our first trip in March 2013. We got into town early Saturday to visit Chatham and Holly Grove Vineyards. We enjoyed the staff at each vineyard. They were warm and inviting. If you have a large group like ours call ahead as they were both very accommodating. We checked in at Bay Haven and were greeted with Tammy's huge smile and hugs for all. We admired the holiday decorations inside and out. They were absolutely breathtaking. No words can describe the amount of work and effort it took to make it look so beautiful. Tammy & Jim's attention to detail is evident in everything they do. We walked to town to shop our favorite places like Bad Girlz Collective & Drizzles. We also stopped by the water and gazebo to take pictures. Once we returned to Bay Haven we kicked off our shoes, ate dinner we brought, had some drinks and enjoyed sitting by the fire to exchange Christmas ornaments. We invited Tammy and Jim to join us as we love their company. Jim, being the daring and brave man he is, had no problem joining all of us women. We stayed up all night talking, laughing and making memories. Sunday morning we woke to a great smelling aroma, Jim's breakfast. It was just heavenly. His gluten free waffles topped with fresh fruit are awesome. We quickly packed our cars so we could walk the B&B Holiday Cookie Trail. It's a walking tour through the local B&B's, each decorated for the holidays and offering a baked treat. After our tour we returned to Bay Haven to tell Tammy & Jim what we already knew...theirs was the BEST! If you want an awesome B&B experience visit Bay Haven Inn. Tammy & Jim are what makes the Inn so special. You walk in as a guest and leave as friends. We all agreed, one night is not enough. Next time we will stay longer...Carolyn Beach, Virginia Beach, VA


Awesome place

5 on May 06, 2014

Overall great relaxing place. Great food & staff! Will be returning


DELMARVA Treasure

5 on April 13, 2014

The town of Cape Charles is a small jewel at the southern tip of the DELaware-MARyland-VirginiA (DELMARVA) peninsula; a good stop on a road trip up or down the peninsula. Once there…the Bay Haven Inn is a must and must be at the top of the list of the town’s B&Bs. The house is immaculate and decorated beautifully - superlatives for sure, but well earned. Four blocks from the beach - or from the little town and six to the harbor, its location is a short walk from everything. Breakfast was delicious and Tammy couldn’t be more personable. Very highly recommended by this pair of B&B oriented travelers.


Perfect Everything!

5 on March 16, 2014

We stayed at the Bay Haven Inn in February 2014. We were driving down to Florida to get out of the horrendous winter weather we were experiencing in New York. We were greeted by Tammy, who made us feel welcome and comfortable. She gave us a tour of her beautiful home and showed us to our room. It was absolutely BEAUTIFUL! I told her I was going to go home and redecorate my bedroom in the same blue and yellow design and style. The room was spacious, cheerful and immaculately clean. The bed was very comfortable. Breakfast was delicious! We walked to the beach and witnessed an amazing sunset. The following day, Tammy sent us on our way with a bag of homemade goodies. Cape Charles is a very quaint town. There are interesting shops and fun places for lunch and dinner. We would definitely come back in the warmer weather and return to Bay Haven Inn!


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Location

Location Type

4 blocks from Chesapeake Bay/Beach, Small town

Airport

Norfolk, VA (ORF) 45 miles

Area Attractions

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

Inn Details

Establishment type

Other, Private Home Bed and Breakfast, Bed and Breakfast, Country Inn, Historic Inn

On-site amenities

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

Room amenities

Air conditioning, Alarm clock, Bath robes, Ceiling fans, In-room internet, Desk, Hairdryer, Internet Service, Radio, Wi-Fi

On-site activities

Bicycle rental, Bicycle riding trails, Bird watching, Boating, Canoeing, Fishing, Golfing, Hiking trails, Horseback riding, Hunting, Kayaking, Sailing, Shopping, Sight-seeing, Swimming, Water sports

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Policies

  • Check In:: 4:00-6:00 pm
  • Check Out:: 11:00 am
  • Open All Year Round: Yes
  • Smoking Allowed: Limited
  • Drinking Allowed: Yes
  • Guest Pets Allowed: No

Terms and Conditions

  • Minimum Stay: On designated weekends
  • Deposit Amount Required: One nights stay deposit on credit card required.
  • Cancellations: If your travel plans change or you must cancel your reservation, please call us to discuss your cancellation. There are certain times of the year that we have turned away many reservation requests and a cancellation places our small business in hardship if we are not able to fill those rooms. Cancellation must be made14 days or more in advance (30 days for Peak Season/Holiday reservations). Cancellations made without sufficient notice are subject to a charge equal to 50% of the room rate (or 10% if we are able to re-book the room), or a gift certificate equal to the full room rate. The Bay Haven Inn does not issue refunds for no show guests those who depart early, cancel less than 72 hours upon arrival, or for special event/holiday reservations. Reservations with a minimum stay requirement that are reduced to fewer nights, will be charged the full amount of the required stay. If you have any questions regarding our cancellation policy, please ask.

Innkeepers

Name(s)

Jim and Tammy Holloway

Languages spoken

English

Resident Pets

none Others

About the innkeepers

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.

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Meals

Breakfast

Full

  • Time Served: 8:30
  • Serving Location: Screened in porch, Dining Room

Special meal options

Low fat , Restrictive , Vegetarian , Gluten Free, Heart Healthy


Signature Dish

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!


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403 Tazewell Ave , Cape Charles, VA 23310 USA (Show map)

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