The Channel Bass Inn Bed and Breakfast and Tea Room was opened in 1995 by Barbara and David Wiedenheft. This Chincoteague Island landmark has seven very spacious, beautifully furnished, air-conditioned guest rooms, including two suites, each with en-suite bathroom. All rooms are particularly quiet and peaceful (no two rooms share a common wall), with comfortable sitting areas for reading and relaxing. Guests will certainly enjoy the serenity of the beautiful perennial gardens which surround the 6800 sq ft Inn, just across the way from the Chincoteague Bay! The Tea Room at the Channel Bass Inn offers visitors the opportunity to sample a taste of England! Prepare to be delighted by Barbara's "world-famous" scones, tea-sandwiches, trifle, Victoria sponge cake with strawberries and cream, Apfelkuchen (German apple cake), stuffed monkeys and more!
A bright, airy, and beautifully decorated large room with spacious sitting area, overlooking the perennial and Japanese gardens. Very quiet and peaceful room - a guest once wrote "perfect for two people focused on one another". Guests appreciate the fluffy towels, snuggly bath-robes and triple sheeting on the wonderfully comfortable king bed. Private bathroom with tub/shower combination.
A beautifully furnished, very large room with views over the Japanese garden and over the Chincoteague Bay in the distance. Perfect for a romantic getaway and to unwind from the hustle and bustle of the city - enjoy the peace and serenity of this very quiet room. Generously-sized bathrobes and fluffy towels will add to your enjoyment -- the triple sheeting on the king bed is another touch of luxury. Private bathroom with tub, shower and small refrigerator tucked away - perfect for that bottle of champagne or midnight snack.
Cozy room. The sitting area by the window has two wing armchairs. From the room the Chincoteague Bay can be seen across Main Street. Very quiet room - perfect place to enjoy the many books we provide for your reading pleasure. The very comfortable queen bed is triple-sheeted for your comfort. The private bathroom, which was redecorated at the end of 2004, has a tub/shower combination.
The sitting area by the window has a comfy love-seat for two ! Enjoy a glass of wine, or catch up on your reading -- you'll find plenty of books to choose from. The Scarborough has a distant water view of Chincoteague Bay. Enjoy the peace and quiet -- no two rooms at the Channel Bass Inn share a common wall. Our guests always appreciate the fine linens and the triple sheeted queen bed. Private bathroom with tub/shower combination.
Lovely, newly-decorated suite has separate bedroom and sitting room. The bedroom has a triple-sheeted queen bed and is beautifully furnished. Adjoining bathroom has tub/shower combination. The sitting room has a TV, comfy small sofa and two armchairs. Beautiful artwork adorns the walls of both rooms. You'll appreciate the soft linens, towels and fluffy bathrobes.
Smaller, but very comfortable and cozy Victorian-inspired room with double bed. Room is beautifully furnished and has two small armchairs and bookcase with good reading matter. Beautiful oriental rug. Bathroom with tub/shower combination. If needed, an additional comfy bed can be placed in the room for a third person.
This ground floor suite has been beautifully refurbished and comprises a large, comfortable sitting room and separate bedroom with queen bed, dresser, and antique armoire. The spacious en suite bathroom, with walk-in shower, is quite lovely with its tiled floor and wainscoting. The sitting room and bedroom have bamboo flooring. The Wetherby Suite is ideal for our guests who prefer ground floor accommodations, but is not suitable for pets or small children. Sleeps maximum of two.
5 on October 08, 2013
You don't want to miss the wonderful tea served at the Channel Bass Inn during your stay in Chincoteague. It was one of the highlights of our vacation. The tea was flavorful and served hot throughout the event. Barbara's selection of sweet and savory treats was exceptional. David warned us that we needed to come hungry and that we would go away full but that was an understatement! we had delicious sandwiches, a whole basket of scones, butterscoth pecan pie, and Barbara's world famous "stuffed monkey." While my friend and I didn't get to share tea and life stories with other guests, we did share stories with hostess, Barbara W, which was equally enjoyable. So don't miss this special treat when you're in Chincoteague.
5 on August 14, 2012
My husband and I visit for our anniversary each year, and we loved it just as much as ever. The inn is charming, the innkeepers welcoming, and the afternoon tea absolutely delicious!
4.8 on June 15, 2012
We enjoyed our stay at Channel Bass Inn very much. Barbara was very helpfull in suggesting area resturants and even was able to arrange for a boat tour at the last minute. Breakfasts were excellent.
5 on February 01, 2012
Very nice tea & breakfast, great rooms & service. Nice people.
5 on October 27, 2011
The Channel Bass Inn is by far the best B&B at which I have stayed. I have been to many lodgings and in Europe and the USA and this inn provided me with the most friendly, relaxed stay that I have experienced. The Innkeepers, Barbara and David, are exceptional hosts. Barbara and David make every effort to make ones stay a pleasant and enjoyable experience. My room was clean and the upkeep of the inn was excellent The breakfast and tea are wonderful and filling. Each day’s breakfast was different, with residents’ culinary preferences and restrictions taken into consideration. The inn also has a lovely garden where residents can relax and enjoy the flowers and greenery. One should not miss enjoying a nice cup of tea in the garden.
2 miles from Assateague Island and Wildlife Refuge, 5 miles from National Seashore, Biking trails nearby, Nature cruises close by, Restaurants nearby, Walking distance to shops , Beachside, Downtown, Island, Small town
Norfolk, VA (ORF) 100 miles
From Norfolk International Airport take Route 64, either East or South. Exit at Exit #282 to Northampton Boulevard (Route13 North) towards the Bay Bridge Tunnel. Cross the Bay Bridge Tunnel. Continue North on Route 13. You'll pass Exmore, Onancock, and Accomac. 19 miles past Accomac take a right turn (at the Exxon Station called T's Corner) on to Route #175 towards Wallops Island, Chincoteague and Assateague. Continue 11 miles to Chincoteague. Take a right at the lights at the foot of the bridge onto Main Street, and take the 5th street on the left ~ that is Church Street ~ (after Clark Street and Smith Street.) You'll see the Channel Bass Inn on your immediate right-hand side. Please park in front of the Inn and come into the front porch. You can reach us by picking up the red phone, or ringing the doorbell. WELCOME!
Antique Shopping, Art Galleries, Beach, Gourmet/Fine Dining, Historical interests, Live Music, Movie Theater, Museum, National/State parks, Nature area, Ocean, Seafood Festival, Oyster Festival (May & October), 2nd Saturdays (shops open till 10 p.m.), Arts and Decoy festivals, Annual Pony Swim in July, Firemen's Carnival in July, Blueberry Festival (July), Performing Theater, Picnic area, Religious Services, River, Winery, Bicycle rental, Bicycle riding trails, Bicycles, Bird watching, Boating, Canoeing, Fishing, Golfing, Hiking trails, Kayaking, Beaches, Art Stroll, Festivals, Assateague Island Nature Tours, Chincoteague National Wildlife Refuge, Pony Rides, Horseback Riding Lessons, Miniature Golf, Birdwatching, Nature and Sunset Cruises, Wild Ponies, Shopping, Sight-seeing, Tennis courts, Video Arcade, Water sports
Other, Historic Inn, Bed and Breakfast
CD player, Computer, Conference Rooms, Copier, DVD Player, Fax Machine, Fireplace, Library, Piano, Satellite/Cable TV, Telephone , Beach Towels and Beach Chairs, Bicycles and Backpacks, Beach Umbrellas and Coolers, Binoculars and Birdbooks, Channel Bass Inn Soaps, Triple Sheeting on Beds, Fluffy Bathrobes and Towels
Air conditioning, Alarm clock, Bath robes, Board games, In-room internet, Desk, Fridge, Hairdryer, Internet Service, TV, Wi-Fi
Bicycle rental, Bicycle riding trails, Bicycles, Bird watching, Boating, Canoeing, Fishing, Golfing, Hiking trails, Kayaking, Beaches, Art Stroll, Festivals, Assateague Island Nature Tours, Chincoteague National Wildlife Refuge, Pony Rides, Horseback Riding Lessons, Miniature Golf, Birdwatching, Nature and Sunset Cruises, Wild Ponies, Shopping, Sight-seeing, Tennis courts, Video Arcade, Water sports
David and Barbara Wiedenheft
Dutch, English, French, German, Spanish
Outdoor cats only Others
Barbara was with the British Embassy in Washington and has lived in the UK, Paris, Holland and Tunisia. David used to be a school psychologist,a Montessori teacher, a blue-grass musician and a chimney sweep. Barbara calls him her Renaissance man! They moved to Chincoteague in 1992 to buy a bed and breakfast inn and acquired the Channel Bass Inn 3 years later.
Low fat , Restrictive , Vegetarian , lactose/gluten free,
Barbara's recipe, but David always makes them! Scrambled eggs with scallions, Louisiana hot sauce, crushed red pepper, dill, salt and pepper, and grated, mature cheddar cheese. We serve them with croissants, straight from the oven!