1848 Island Manor House

4160 Main Street , Chincoteague Island, VA 23336-2410 USA (Show map)


Enjoy the island’s most romantic bed and breakfast just a short distance from the famed Chincoteague Island Beach. The casual elegance of this beautiful home combined with a delicious gourmet breakfast will have you dreaming of returning as often as possible. The home is fully air conditioned and all rooms have private baths and designer linens. Relax in one of several enchanting parlors or enjoy a good book and a cup of tea in the beautiful courtyard. The Island Manor also offers personalized spa massages onsite - ask your hosts for more information on this pampering experience. We are the Island’s premier B&B for weddings, honeymoons and special occasions.



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  • Guest room4.6
  • Service5
  • Value4.4
  • Cleanliness4.9
  • Onsite Dining4.8

Wonderful Experience

4.2 on February 22, 2013

My husband and I stayed here last summer. It was our first time at a B and B and we absolutely loved it. I would definitely recommend this bed and breakfast. The owner was super friendly and helpful. We were the only couple staying there that weekend and we pretty much had the place to ourselves. Since there isn't much to do in Chincoteauge other than go to the beach and go out to eat, we ended up spending the evenings at the inn. We were able to truly relax. There is a sitting room with a nice tv that we took advantage of, and a beautiful courtyard/garden area to sit in. If you want to go to the beach, this place has plenty of towels and beach equipment to take with you. They also let you borrow bikes, which I loved. We took bikes down to the trail and even biked on the beach. The rooms were wonderful, super cozy and not too overdecorated. The only con here was that the bathroom was a little small. Lastly, the breakfast was decent. It definitely wasn't the best I've had but still enjoyable. They even put out cookies and lemonade in the afternoon for us to enjoy. If I come to Chincoteauge, I'd be very happy to come back to this bed and breakfast.

The Perfect Romantic B&B near the beach.

5 on May 03, 2012

This was one of the most wonderful B&B's we have ever stayed at. The Island Manor was beautiful and the room we stayed in was both very comfortable and extremely well appointed. Breakfast was absolutley delicious!!! Lin was the nicest, most helpful hostess anyone could ever want. We can't wait to return to this oasis on the shore!!! What a hidden treasure!!

Wedding Reception

5 on July 01, 2011

Everything for our wedding and reception fell in to place after I spoke with Karen, the Innkeeper, at the Island Manor House. She is so kind, helpful, and gracious, I could not have asked for someone better to help me with the planning of our special day. She understood exactly what I was looking for, and ultimately provided us with an intimate and beautiful wedding reception in their lovely courtyard, paying attention to every small detail so we could just relax and enjoy our moment. The chef, Steve, treated us with an amazing dinner. From the first course, shrimp coctail, to our dinner cooked fresh and served right off the grill, that included steak, crab cakes, chicken stuffed with prosciutto and topped with mozarella, baked potatoes, and mixed grilled vegetables... well to say the least, it was out of this world, and by far, the best dinner we shared on the Island. We spent our first night as husband and wife in the Nantucket room, charming and quite lovely, where Karen had left us a beautiful card, champagne and truffles. Everything was so perfect. Our breakfast was fabulous, and almost looked too pretty to eat! We are so happy with how wonderfully perfect everything turned out. We were treated so beautifully, and we will forever be grateful to Karen, Steve, and the many others that helped us with our wedding day.

Best B&B

4.4 on July 22, 2008

I will not soon forget the delicious breakfasts and friendly service I received at 1848. I absolutely loved the decor and the staff's dedication to impeccable service. Every day we were provided with weather updates and information about local restaurants and events. One of my fondest memories was coming home each night and finding a jar full of freshly-baked cookies at the dinner table. What a nice touch! I highly recommend the 1848 Manor House to anyone spending time in charming Chincoteague.

Island Manor House

5 on June 24, 2008

We stayed just one night at the Island Manor House. It was one of the nicest nights of our trip. The inn was beautiful, spotlessly clean, and comfortable. We stayed in a room called "Misty Mare". In the morning, we had a delicious breakfast outside on the terrace. The food was well presented and wonderful. The host arranged a boat trip for us which was one a wonderful way to end our trip to the East Coast. The boat trip was arranged when we arrived in the afternoon and by 6:00 we were on the boat having a great tour of the waterfront. We learned quite a bit about the geography, culture, ponies, and changes in the local area from our boat guide. We highly recommend the Island Manor House. We had a wonderful stay.

Unplug for a weekend

4.2 on June 23, 2008

Our quaint room, The Coastal Breeze, was perfect for a weekend journey without the kids and all the noise. There is not a television to be found but Wi-Fi is slow but available if you need to check a pressing e-mail or two. Everything is in walking distance including Assateague National Seashore. I am a frequent business traveler and have stayed at many high end hotels and resorts and have not received the same level of hospitality that Jerry and Andrew gave my wife and me. The food prepared is outstanding, and if the weather is nice try eating your breakfast in their beautiful courtyard. A great place to leave the fast lane, unplug and take time to listen to the calm of nature. Enjoy! Randy H. - Maryland


5 on May 22, 2008

It was wonderful!

A lovely B&B

4.8 on May 04, 2008

A relaxing weekend when you want to get away from it all.

A wonderful place to stay.

5 on April 04, 2008

This was my first time staying at a Bed and Breakfast. You feel welcomed the minute you walk in the door. The best night's sleep I have had in a long time. Everything was wonderful and beyond what I expected.

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Rooms & Rates

Nathaniel Smith

Find a delightful night's rest in this spacious room and King size bed. This room served as the Master Bedroom for the Nathaniel Smith family, and it features a private bathroom with shower. This is the only rooms with its own TV/DVD player, and all seasons fireplace. Wake to the morning sunshine and relax to the evening view of sunsets over the channel in this lovely room. The soft velvet touch of the quilt beckons you to come rest on this comfortable bed. This is a favorite for romantic get-a-ways, honeymoons or couples looking to reconnect.

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

Nightly Rate: $175 - $215

Joseph Kenny

Fall asleep to the trickling of the courtyard fountain from this magnificent room. Named for one of the gentleman who built the home, the Joseph Kenny has been recently redecorated with a soft lavender color and new carpet. Several beautiful bird prints adorn this room, the Joseph Kenny provides privacy for those seeking peace and quiet. No wonder this is our most popular room! With views overlooking the roses and brick courtyard, the morning rays of dawn dancing through the window, the faint chirp of the morning songbirds.

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

Nightly Rate: $175 - $215

Sandy Dune

This romantic room is tucked away on the third floor and has been completely redecorated! You are sure to find this the perfect place among the hand painted murals to cuddle and enjoy the quiet evening together. This room provides angled ceilings and dormer windows to add to the romantic charm. A favorite room for honeymoons or special occasions. Wake each morning feeling like you are among the dunes of Assateague Island. Named after nature's barrier and splendid beauty, the Sandy Dune provides a NEW Queen bed with a luxurious hypoallergenic feather topper.

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

Nightly Rate: $155 - $215

Misty Mare

Greet the new day lying in bed looking over the salt marshes and Chincoteague Bay from this newly redecorated third floor room. The angled ceilings, dormer windows, view towards Chincoteague Bay and equine motif add to the local charm of this room. Named in tribute to our most famous pony, Misty of Chincoteague, the Misty Mare room features a NEW Queen bed with a luxurious hypoallergenic feather topper. It is sure to provide a relaxing night's sleep. The handmade split rail fence headboard adds to the whimsy and character of the room. This room has a large and private adjoining bathroom.

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

Nightly Rate: $150 - $200

Coastal Breeze

Begin the day watching the sea gulls play over the Channel and the ducks waddling across Main Street, all from the comfort of this NEW Queen white wicker bed. The cozy Coastal Breeze Room is a bright and cheery room with original pine wide plank flooring. The sky blue walls and clean white wicker furnishings provide this room with a light and airy feeling. Be sure to leave your window cracked to enjoy the refreshing breeze from the channel. This charming room has a private bathroom with shower and a pedestal sink located in the room.

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

Nightly Rate: $185 - $215


Named (and spelled) for eldest daughter of the Smith family. Juliette was an independent lady of the island, never marrying. She was the first telegraph and later telephone operator on the island. Juliette was a very fashionable lady, with many business endeavors including a Ladies Hat Store. Listen to the soothing sounds of the courtyard fountain as you leave your window open in this room. Float fast to sleep in this romantic burgundy wall-papered room. The beautiful rose comforter and shams match the beauty of the courtyard roses easily seen from this room. NEW Queen bed.

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

Nightly Rate: $155 - $215


Awaken each morning to the dancing rays of the rising sun in this sunshine yellow room. The Hummingbird room features a Full bed, antique Governor Winthrop desk and oil paintings. Antique prints add to the beauty of this room. The Hummingbird has a private bathroom just outside the room. You will find plush robes provided for your stay in this room.

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

Nightly Rate: $130 - $145

Queen Bedroom

Begin the day from the comfort of a NEW Queen bedroom with private bath. Leave your window cracked to enjoy the refreshing island breeze. This charming room has a private bathroom with shower.

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

Nightly Rate: $140 - $175

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Location Type

Artist Community, Downtown, Island, Oceanfront, Vista oceano, Small town, Village


Norfolk, VA (ORF) 90 miles

Directions to property:

Take Route 13 to Highway 175 East, also called Chincoteague Road. Follow this across the Causeway, to Chincoteague Island. At the traffic light turn right onto Main Street. The 1848 Island Manor House is about 1/8th mile on the left, just before the Post Office. Turn into the white shell driveway. Park around back in the grassy parking area or you can unload under the portico at the Main Entrance.

Area Attractions

Antique Shopping, Aquarium, Art Galleries, Beach, Concert venue, Gourmet/Fine Dining, Historical interests, Live Music, Movie Theater, Museum, National/State parks, Nature area, Ocean, Chincoteague Wildlife Refuge, Assateague Lighthouse, Pony Penning Festival, Oyster Festival, Oyster Museum, Carver's Museum, Performing Theater, Picnic area, Religious Services, River, Vineyard, Winery, Zoo

Inn Details

Establishment type

Bed and Breakfast, Historic Inn, Spa

On-site amenities

Board games, CD player, Computer, Conference Rooms, DVD Player, Desk, Fax Machine, Piano, Private entrance, Telephone, VCR, Videos, Wedding Facilities, Wired internet , Beach Towels, Beach Chairs, Beach Umbrellas, Dinner Reservations, Activity Reservations, Bycycles

Room amenities

Air conditioning, Alarm clock, Amenities Basket, Bath robes, Ceiling fans, Fireplace, Hairdryer, Internet Service, Ironing Board, Library, Radio, Satellite/Cable TV, TV, Wi-Fi

On-site activities

Bicycle riding trails, Bird watching, Boating, Canoeing, Fishing, Golfing, Hiking trails, Hunting, Kayaking, Surfing, Artist Galleries and Classes, Swedish & Deep Tissue Massage Therapy, Hot Stone Massage Therapy, Beach, Sea Shell Collecting, Sailing, Shopping, Sight-seeing, Swimming, Tennis courts, Water sports

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  • Check In:: 3:00 PM
  • Check Out:: 11:00 AM
  • Open All Year Round: Yes
  • Smoking Allowed: Outside only Designated smoking areas.
  • Drinking Allowed: Yes
  • Alcohol Provided Outside only
  • Suitable For Children: Limited Ages 12 and older
  • Childcare Provided: No
  • Guest Pets Allowed: No
  • Disabled Access No

Terms and Conditions

  • Minimum Stay: 2 days on weekends in season, 3 days on holidays
  • Accepted payments AMEX, VISA, Discover, Mastercard, Travelers checks, Cash
  • Deposit Amount Required: First night or 50% of total stay may be required as deposit.
  • Cancellations: -No refunds due to weather. -All cancellations are subject to a $25 processing fee, cancellation fees listed below. -Room cancellations must be made fourteen days prior to arrival date, or forfeit the deposit and/or processing fee. -Entire facility bookings and special events must be guaranteed 30 days prior to arrival.



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  • Time Served: 9.00am
  • Serving Location: Brick Courtyard (in Season), Breakfast Room, Breakfast/dining area, Dining Room

Special meal options

Low fat , Restrictive , Vegetarian , Vegan