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

Fabulous B&B

5 on March 24, 2016

The owners were not only delightful they totally spoiled is throughout our stay. The breakfasts were over the top awesome.. Carol is a wonderful cook and Bruce is a wonderful waiter:)


Weekend Get-away

5 on March 07, 2016

Everything was exceptional. The house is beautiful and well maintained. Our room was grand and the breakfast to die for. The hosts were wonderful and we enjoyed spending some time and getting to know them. We will definitely be back. Cape Charles is a great little town!


Cape Charles House Bed and Breakfast

5 on January 16, 2016

Amazing experience! Great owners! Would recommend it to anyone!


Pleasant retreat

5 on August 30, 2015

Had a delightful time. The hosts are very accommodating and pleasant and suggested ways we could get the most out of our short stay in Cape Charles. We felt very welcomed and pampered. There was thoughtful, close attention to detail to make each guest comfortable and relaxed. The breakfast was absolutely delicious!! A wonderful place to unwind. Jim and Sally


Great place to stay!

5 on July 29, 2015

Wonderful place! Breakfast was amazing and hosts were very helpful- even made dinner reservations for us.


A definite 'must visit' destination

5 on December 11, 2014

Beautiful home and guest rooms. Spacious, comfortable and inviting. Carol and Bruce are very welcoming and warm and provide so much insight into Cape Charles as well as the surrounding area. We have never met such a gracious and warm couple. They are the Cape Charles House!!


A true gem on the Eastern Shore

5 on November 12, 2014

Remarkable weekend stay at the Cape Charles House. Bruce and Carol went out of their way to arrange an amazing experience for the Merrior Terrior weekend of wine, oysters and fellowship. Carol's culinary talents are incredible! The breakfasts were scrumptious! You will not regret any moment of your stay at this delightful B&B!


A PLEASANT STAY

5 on November 11, 2014

We had a very pleasant, restful stay, thank you very much.


The Best B&B we have ever stayed in!

5 on October 30, 2014

The Cape Charles House B&B is most certainly the best B&B we have ever visited. Bruce and Carol are very warm and friendly, the food is excellent, and the town and area are charming. We recently completed our third visit - and have already booked our next one!


Fabulous time at Cape Charles House

5 on October 26, 2014

first stay at Cape Charles House. The room was great altho the oversized jacuzzi tub was a bit smaller than we had imagined it. Bruce and Carol are wonderful hosts and make you feel part of the family. They handled our reservations for dinner and did a wonderful job on breakfast each morning. We will certainly go back. W dined the first night at the Shanty and had excellent food and drink. The second night we tried Aqua and again had a winderful meal. Cape Charles is easy and fun to wander though. Make sure you hit the Brown Dog Ice Cream store.


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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

$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

$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

$159 - $169

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

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