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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 10, 2014
My husband and I had a fantastic visit to Cape Charles, VA staying at the Bay Haven Inn. Tammy and Jim (the home owners) are a lovely couple that made us feel right at home. We thoroughly enjoyed our stay and would go back again. I highly recommend.
4.8 on September 03, 2014
The Bay Haven Inn was absolutely outstanding! We thoroughly enjoyed the Inn, the food, and the beautiful location. It was a wonderful relaxing and enjoyable weekend. Would HIGHLY recommend it!
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.
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 :(
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.
5 on June 23, 2014
Tammy and Jim make excellent hosts. We enjoyed our stay in laid back Cape Charles very much.
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!
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.
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
5 on May 06, 2014
Overall great relaxing place. Great food & staff! Will be returning
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.
Nightly Rate: $175 - $200
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.
Nightly Rate: $175 - $200
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.
Nightly Rate: $165 - $175
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.
Nightly Rate: $175 - $190
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, In-room internet, Desk, Hairdryer, Internet Service, Radio, Wi-Fi
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!