Cape Charles House Bed & Breakfast

645 Tazewell Avenue , Cape Charles, VA 23310 USA (Show map)

About

Cape Charles House is located in a Victorian town on the Chesapeake Bay that is on the National Register of Historic Places. A colonial revival house, built in 1912, is furnished with antiques, collections, and Oriental rugs. Each guest room has individual climate control, private bathroom and sitting area. A gourmet breakfast, afternoon tea or wine are included in the tariff. Located just blocks from the Chesapeake Bay, there is swimming, water sports, and fishing.

Reviews

Overall
4.7

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  • Guest room4.5
  • Service4.9
  • Value4.5
  • Cleanliness4.8
  • Onsite Dining4.8

Great stay in a lovely house

4.2 on August 14, 2016

Everything we expected from what we read in advance. Bar was high and it was exceeded. Especially accomodating with food allergies if you notify in advance.


Thank You

5 on August 03, 2016

We recently had a wonderful stay. They were very accomodating of some complicated food allergies. We look forward to future stays.

Innkeeper Response
We so appreciate your thoughtful comments and are always pleased to know you enjoyed your visit. It would be our pleasure to welcome your return.


Cape Charles on the Chesapeake Bay

5 on August 03, 2016

Bruce and Carol were delightful innkeepers. They really made us feel at home. Their home was beautifully decorated and loaded with character. Breakfast was a real treat too. The breakfast was delicious and garnished with fresh garden flowers and herbs. The B & B is located in a quaint town on the bay. We were able to walk to dinner, the ice cream shop and the public beach. It was a very relaxing evening. We would stop again!

Innkeeper Response
Bruce was so pleased to know you noticed his herbs and flowers....each morning he hand selects what is to go on the plates! We hope Cape Charles will beckon you back!


23rd Anniversary stay

5 on July 27, 2016

Carol & Bruce showed us a wonderful time, with a great room, great breakfast, and great conversation. We didnt even know Cape Charles existed....it was a very cool little township with nice family friendly beaches, and many golf carts on the roads. We would recommend staying at the Cape Charles House B&B, and we look forward to our next stay with them.

Innkeeper Response
We are a little gem of a town..........so pleased you chose to stay with us. The conversation at the breakfast table is where the magic happens at our B&B. So nice that you could be a part of that!


Vacation at Cape Charles

4.2 on July 26, 2016

We had a wonderful stay at Cape Charles B&B. The hosts were very hospitable and the house is a beautiful maintained/refurbished 1912 build. Love that we were walking distance to Main Street and the beach. We loved the delicious abundant breakfast. So filling we didn't need to eat until dinner in town.

Innkeeper Response
Yes! We are a walk-able town that slows us down to enjoy seeing things we forget about in our daily hectic lives! Thanks for taking the time to share you thoughtful comments. Do hope you will consider a stay with us again!


Wonderful experience

5 on July 25, 2016

We stayed here 3 nights. The home is beautiful, rooms immaculate, the hosts are very welcoming and accomodating, breakfasts amazing. Coffee, tea and shortbread cookies were waiting in the morning, gourmet breakfast served at a time convienent to guests, wine and cheese and crackers left out in afternoon. Big shady porch with rocking chairs is a perfect place to enjoy a miring cup of coffee. Would definitely stay here again.

Innkeeper Response
It was our pleasure to have welcomed you and how gratifying to know you enjoyed your stay. Thanks for selecting Cape Charles House!


Great hospitality

4.6 on July 22, 2016

Our first time at a bed and breakfast. This was an awesome experience. Our hosts were outstanding and the breakfasts were delicious. They set the bar very high for the next bed and breakfast we visit.

Innkeeper Response
We love welcoming first time B&B guests! There is so much to share about the experience and visit to Cape Charles. Thanks for your gracious comments! Happy B&Bing!


Outstanding

5 on July 21, 2016

This B&B epitomizes a 5 Star bed and breakfast. Cordial hosts, fantastic food, comfortable rooms, and a wrap-around front porch to enjoy breezes and the overall ambiance.

Innkeeper Response
WOW! We sincerely appreciate your gracious comments and inspiration to keep on, keeping on! Thank you for taking the time to share your thoughts!


outstanding

5 on June 22, 2016

It was a pleasure to stay at the Cape Charles House Bed & Breakfast. Our host - Bruce & Carol Evans were fantastic. They were so nice and gracious. Any questions we had, they would help us. The breakfast that they fixed were outstanding - fresh fruit, muffins and then the main course. Their house is beautiful and very well maintained. Every day, we had fresh towels, etc., new chocolates in our room and in the afternoon if we wanted was a beverage and cheese and crackers.


Cape Charles House B&B was excellent!

5 on June 20, 2016

The Cape Charles House Bed & Breakfast was clean, beautiful, and peaceful. Our host were wonderful, gracious and helpful.


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Rooms & Rates

Julia Wilkins Room

King accommodation, sitting area, double Jacuzzi tub with shower, private balcony off bath. The room color was inspired by the Evans' collection of Royal Copenhagen Christmas Plates that border the upper wall. The blue platform rocker has a new life...it was found abandoned in pieces in the basement. The bath is a double Jacuzzi and features a sitting balcony off the bathroom.

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

Nightly Rate: $199 - $229

Thomas Dixon Room

Queen accommodation with mantle and sitting area, double Jacuzzi tub and shower in private bath. Probably Carol's favorite room because it is filled with so many family memories. The central piece is the coverlet that hangs over the bed, made by a family member dating pre-Civil War, as is the dress on the mannequin. The collection of purses on the wall were in the family. The black purses were "re-cycled" from high silk hats into evening purses and the gold one was carried to President Wilson's Inaugural Ball. The bathroom has recently been renovated and now features a double Jacuzzi.

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

Nightly Rate: $189 - $209

William L. Scott Room

Queen Accommodation with optional third person on pull-out sofa, sitting area with mantle, private vintage bath with original ball-and-claw tub and shower. The antique luggage incorporated into the room's decor is reminiscent of the baggage so often carried by rail travelers. The carved decoys are gifts from several personal friends of Bruce's. The bathroom was the original to the 2nd floor and has been made a private to the Scott room by moving a 6 foot radiator and opening the wall. The 6 1/2 foot ball and claw tub is circa 1912 and original to the house.

  • Maximum Capacity: 3
  • Bathroom Private Bath
  • Beds 1 Queen

Nightly Rate: $179 - $199

B. F. Kellogg Room

Queen accommodation, sitting area, neo-angle glass shower in private bathroom. Probably Bruce's favorite room because of it's warm yellow color and it overlooks his much loved and prideful gardens. This room was actually 2 rooms that were opened into one large sunny room with four large windows. The bathroom features hand painted textured walls, using a technique like ragging, only using "saran wrap". The pair of Crewel floral box pillows were hand stitched by Carol, as a gift to her Mother over 30 years ago.

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

Nightly Rate: $169 - $189

Alexander Cassatt Room

Queen accommodation, shower in private bath. The furniture is hand painted by Carol's mother, circa 1950's, who was a decorative artist outside of Philadelphia. The cozy bath has been created by extending and enlarging a closet that has a shower and hand decorated textured walls.

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

Nightly Rate: $159 - $169

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Location

Location Type

Coastal, Virginia's Eastern Shore, Oceanfront, Small town

Airport

Norfolk, VA (ORF) 40 miles

Directions to property:

Take US Route 13 to Virginia Route 184w (10 miles north of Chesapeake Bay Bridge Tunnel) to Cape Charles. Continue on Route 184 past the award winning water tower designed to appear as a lighthouse. Turn right at next street; Fig street. Go 1 block, turn left onto Tazewell Ave. Cape Charles House is third on your right. Park right at curb.

Area Attractions

Antique Shopping, Art Galleries, Beach, Eco-tourism, Gourmet/Fine Dining, Historical interests, Museum, National/State parks, Nature area, Ocean, Beach., 4th of July, Chincoteague, Williamsburg, Welcome Center/Museum, Wildlife refuge , Performing Theater, Religious Services, Vineyard, Winery

Inn Details

Establishment type

Historic Inn

On-site amenities

Board games, CD player, Coffee/Tea facilities, DVD Player, Fireplace, Parking, Piano, Satellite/Cable TV, TV, Telephone, VCR, Wedding Facilities, Wi-Fi

Room amenities

Air conditioning, Alarm clock, Ceiling fans, Hairdryer, Hot tub/whirlpool tub, Ironing Board, Radio, Wired internet

On-site activities

Bicycle riding trails, Bicycles, Bird watching, Canoeing, Fishing, Golfing, Hiking trails, Kayaking, Charter fishing, Schooner feast, Williamsburg , Holiday Tour, Virginia Garden Tour, Chincoteague Pony Swim, Sailing, Sight-seeing, Swimming, Tennis courts

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Policies

  • Check In:: 4:00 pm
  • Check Out:: 11 am
  • Open All Year Round: Yes
  • Smoking Allowed: Outside only To exterior porches
  • Drinking Allowed: Yes
  • Alcohol Provided Yes
  • Suitable For Children: Limited
  • Childcare Provided: No
  • Guest Pets Allowed: No
  • Disabled Access No

Terms and Conditions

  • Minimum Stay: for Holiday and special events
  • Accepted payments AMEX, VISA, Discover, Mastercard, Personal checks, Travelers checks, Cash
  • Deposit Amount Required: Guarantee reservation with deposit of one night's lodging. Special events or extended stays require full non-refundable payment at time of reservation.
  • Cancellations: 2 week notice required for full refund, cancellation fee of $35.00

Innkeepers

Name(s)

Bruce & Carol Evans

Languages spoken

English

About the innkeepers

Bruce performs at the local dinner theatre; enjoys singing musicals & barbershop harmony. Carol has written for a national cooking magazine & offers cooking school weekends.

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Meals

Breakfast

Full Gourmet

  • Time Served: 7:00, 8:00, 9:00 AM
  • Serving Location: Dining Room

Special meal options

Low fat , Vegetarian


Signature Dish

Herbed Cheese Spread
Offered with our complimentary wine & tea.


Recipes