Bay Haven Inn of Cape Charles Reviews


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  • Guest room4.8
  • Service4.9
  • Value4.7
  • Cleanliness4.9
  • Onsite Dining4.8

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5 on April 11, 2018

Tammy and Jim Holloway are the epitome of the word host. Everything was perfect. Comfortable. Clean. Yummy. This is a must do vacation venue.

Perfect in Every Way

5 on December 28, 2017

Bay Haven Inn represents everything that you wish for in a B&B. The online reservation was smooth and trouble free. When Tammy greeted us at the door, we felt like family being welcomed. We stayed in the Alyce Wilson room which was bright and airy. Perfectly appointed. Fantastic breakfasts. Tammy and Jim have a wonderful way of making you feel welcome yet giving you privacy if you want. The inn is on a quiet street but the location allowed us to walk to everything in Cape Charles. An extraordinary experience that we plan to repeat over and over again.

We love the Bay Haven Inn!!

5 on December 20, 2017

This was our second stay, we had such a good time we thought we'd try it again. We especially wanted to see the Bay Haven Inn and Cape Charles decorated for Christmas and the holiday season. Wow - both exceeded our expectations. Coming back to the Bay Haven was like coming back to a good friends house. We were again greeted warmly by Tammy and Jim and it was if we had never left. The decorations throughout the house and rooms were wonderful, the breakfast was unbelievably great and the whole experience was truly memorable. Before our arrival Tammy even contacted us to let us know what was happening that weekend in Cape Charles and even made reservations for dinner and another event happening over the weekend. Cape Charles is a great little town any time of the year and when you come to visit there is only one place to stay - The Bay Haven Inn!

Cape Charles Getaway

5 on October 22, 2017

Cape Charles is a magical place; and Bay Haven was the best choice for us for our once night stay. Such a beautiful house. Our room was perfect. Comfortable bed and pillows; very clean bathroom. Tammy gave us some helpful hints about where to eat, and Jim's breakfast the next morning was delicious. If you go, you must walk on the beach- it is perfect.

Great Inn to gather with friends and family

4.8 on October 02, 2017

Bay Haven Inn is a wonderful place to gather with friends and family. Jim and Tammy graciously welcome everyone and treat then like family. Breakfast is a wonderful variety and a time to relax and enjoy everyone company.

Wonderful Stay in Cape Charles

4.8 on September 19, 2017

The owners are fantastic and make you feel very welcome. The location is great and easy to walk to restaurants, shopping, and the beach. The breakfasts were amazing on the two mornings we were there. Room was very nice, clean, and the bed was very comfortable. We look forward to returning!

Hospitality leaves us returning to this amazing locale!

4.0 on September 11, 2017

Nothing makes a guest more welcome than southern hospitality. Jim & Tammy have an welcome mat that never ends! From current and upcoming events, knowledge of the area, to a breakfast event that will leave you filled with delicious fresh cuisine and a smile on your face. This place is it! This was our second trip to the coast to visit Cape Charles and its amazing residents. Being a last minute adventure less planned, Tammy & Jim welcomed us like old friends. The house with an amazing porch, no matter the season, a butler pantry for late night snacks or a glass of premium wine never disappoints. We can not say enough about the quality of our room; comfy, quiet, clean and always a good nights sleep! We brought our sport bikes this trip, rode the coast to Chincoteague, enjoyed lunch in Cape Charles at the newest restaurant Gourmet Alley, ice cream at Brown Dog, never disappoints for an anytime dessert and of course shopping at Periwinkles resale shop is a must for any women of high end, quality fashion on a budget. Have you visited Central Park in Cape Charles? Checkout the Summer Concert Series presented the Cape Charles Citizens for Central Park. This FREE event is an evening well spent with family and friends right in this Inn's back yard. Bay Haven Inn is your place for a warm, friendly welcome and will leave you with a longing to return again and again!

Heaven at Bay Haven Inn!

5 on September 07, 2017

Bay Haven Inn, enough said!! This is my 3rd stay, and I must say, it just gets better and better! Jim and Tammy were born to own and run the Bay Haven Inn, at least it certainly seems that way. Hospitality just pours out of these two; the community involvement and contribution is astounding; the rooms are perfect, beautiful and comfy, and the food, I just cannot say enough. From the famous ham and sweet potato biscuits to the "oooey gooey", to having Elvis in the building to the special coffee, should I go on? Absolutely fabulous. The morning gatherings at the dining room table feel like home. They sit down with you like family and make you feel so welcome and at home. The amount of knowledge of the house and its history is just more than cool and their suggestions for area attractions and eateries are spot on!!! Go! Enjoy! There with the best of friends and the BHI experience always makes it so special. Know and trust you are in good hands at Bay Haven Inn with Jim and Tammy, our Cape Charles go to!!

June 18 & 19

5 on June 22, 2017

Our first trip to Cape Charles was made that much better by our choice of the Bay Haven Inn. Tammy and Jim are wonderful hosts offering great suggestions for dining and activities and their breakfasts were awesome!

Reunion with friends

5 on June 04, 2017

Tammy and Jim provided a truly wonderful weekend. The entire house was immaculate and our room was very comfortable. They provided us with great recommendations about places to visit as well as places to dine. The breakfast they prepared each morning was wonderful and was a perfect start for our days in Cape Charles. I can’t wait to visit again as they made us feel like we were members of the family.

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5 on June 01, 2017

We thoroughly enjoyed our stay at the Bay Haven Inn of Cape Charles! As first time visitors we looked to Tammy and Jim for recommendations of things to do during our stay. Everything they suggested we tried and had one of the best, most relaxing, fun,vacations we have ever had! The Inn is beautiful and spotless. Our room was small but lovely and comfortable. The breakfasts were amazing! Cape Charles and the Bay Haven Inn are charming, we will be back.

Bay Haven Inn is Superb!

4.6 on April 12, 2017

This B&B is the place to find rest/relaxation or whatever you may be seeking. Jim and Tammy are the best innkeepers ever. Enjoyed getting to know these special folks and their suggestions were always on target. They came to Cape Charles from a totally different, fast paced lifestyle and have become an integral part of this community they now call home. The Inn is so comfortable and beautifully decorated. I look forward to my next visit here when the weather permits me to enjoy porch time.

A Haven Indeed

5 on March 29, 2017

We planned a vacation on the beautiful eastern shores and found Jim and Tammy Holloway's B&B to be perfect for us. My husband, Gerry, had an accident the day before our trip, injuring his leg, but we decided we would make the trip anyway. Flying from Colorado proved to be extremely difficult with his injury. By the time we got to Bay Haven, Gerry was in serious pain. What a perfect place for us to land. Gerry was laid up for nearly a week at the Bay Haven. Tammy and Jim cared for us as if we were their own family, providing extra TLC with ice packs and recommendations for services to help Gerry's injury. For myself, Cherry, I got to REALLY rest, as Gerry was unable to do anything. It was perfect for me as well. I spent my time in their beautiful home, eating their incredible food, sitting by the fireplace reading a good book that was provided for me. These two angels were a gift from God to us. Hospitality was never so needed and it was overwhelmingly and lovingly provided. Thank you Jim and Tammy. If you ever want to come to Colorado, we'd try our best but would seriously fall short of offering you even an ounce of what you provided to us. Gerry & Cherry Smith - Greeley, Colorado

Will do it Again!

4.8 on March 20, 2017

Beautiful Historic Home in super location. Jim and Tammy are wonderful hosts and full of useful information. As first time visitors to the area Tammy served as our personal concierge to this delightful area of Virginia. Buffy and Fred

Perfect for a Late Fall Retreat

5 on December 02, 2016

Bay Haven is Beautiful and perfectly located for walking in Cape Charles; the beauty and warmth of the home is exceeded only by the welcome and warmth of Tammy & Jim. Other circumstances delayed our coming and we expected cold, bare-bones accommodation on this late Fall date, but were instead greeted with the house brightly lit and abuzz, fabulous interior and exterior holiday decorations, warm fireplaces, a beautiful room, Tammy's warm welcome, tour, and tales, and a delightful breakfast (much from the garden), with Tammy, timed and designed for our palates. Bay Haven served as a wonderful base for our walks about town, for learning more of local history, and references to other places of interest.

Second Visit, Even Better!

5 on October 26, 2016

We loved our stay so much the first time that we simply had to come back. This time we brought my sister and mother and their spouses. Tammy and Jim are such gracious hosts and made us all feel welcome and part of the family. I simply can't say enough about the warmth and hospitality we felt during our entire stay. If you want a bed-and-breakfast in Cape Charles and you want the best experience the Bay Haven Inn is the only place to go!

Our 3 day visit at the Inn..

4.0 on October 18, 2016

We made reservations 2 months in advance for the Alyce Wilson to attend the October Eastern shore bird festival..The entire B n B is set up in a plush Victorian style that created a subtle ambience conducive to rest and relaxation...The 8:30 breakfast was more than ample to satisfy most palettes and the table is set as one would expect in that era of the day...That being stated, Tammy and Jim provide the proper setting that one would expect of a traditional B n B...Just sit back and enjoy the ambience ....We would had stayed the extra day but felt compelled to let Matthew rule our last day.....Ken n Johanna/Warrenton, Va..

It's a wonderful place to stay

5 on September 28, 2016

This was the first time my wife and I had visited Cape Charles, Va. We did quite a bit of research before deciding on the Bay Haven Inn. It was our first bed and breakfast experience, and we weren't sure what to expect. From the moment we arrived, Tammy and Jim made us feel welcome. The Inn was spotlessly clean and extremely well furnished. The common areas and bedroom were all very comfortable. Breakfast was delicious. We were sorry we weren't able to stay for breakfast on Sunday. If you are looking for a laid back, relaxing experience, we would highly recommend the Bay Haven Inn of Cape Charles.

Lovely B&B

4.0 on September 11, 2016

Lovely home, warm and friendly owners, delicious breakfasts.

Lovely B&B

5 on June 27, 2016

Bay Haven has well appointed and spotlessly clean rooms. You can 'sit a spell' on the wrap around porch or wander through the beautiful gardens on the property. Easy walk to local park, shops, dining, beach. Tammy, the hostess, makes you feel comfortable and at ease. Great spot!

Exquisite Stay

5 on May 30, 2016

On a recent visit to Norfolk, Va. we decided to take an excursion to the Eastern Shore and Cape Charles. We booked a room at the Blue Haven Inn and found it to to be so relaxing, warm and friendly that we decided to spend another night. The accommodations were lovely and very comfortable, but the innkeepers, Tammy and Jim Holloway were the icing on the cake. They were extremely enthusiastic, knowledgeable, and helpful but not overbearing. The town of Cape Charles is very small but don’t let that fool you there are a lot of quiet gems there. There is a beautiful sandy beach on the Chesapeake Bay and a quaint downtown section along Mason Ave. The shops were too numerous to mention by name but sitting on the front porch of Watson’s Hardware is a must. Moonrise Jewelry is also a must with very unique reasonable items created by local artist, Meredith Restein. In the same building Is At Altitude Gallery with breath-taking local works by Gordon Campbell. Do not leave town without making a reservation and eating at Hook U Up Gourmet also on Mason Street owned by Melanie & Chef Tim Brown. This is a very interesting area so have Captain Dave of Cape Charles Boat Tours take you out to some of the barrier islands for a totally different perspective. There are a number of other places at which to eat and enjoy and here is where the innkeepers can be of great assistance. We enjoyed the total experience so much we booked the room again for the same time next year. Cathy & Bob

Amazing people and location.

5 on May 26, 2016

Tammy and Jim were amazing. Lovely place to stay and just a few blocks from the Chesapeake Bay :)


5 on April 05, 2016

What a great bed and breakfast. Tammy and Jim are great. Beautiful home. Best breakfasts. Planning on going back every year.

Great place! Great owners!

4.8 on March 01, 2016

This was a great experience. Jim is such a great cook. The French toast was awesome. They were both gracious hosts.

Pleasant stay on MLK weekend

4.0 on January 22, 2016

Stay two nights the inn keeper's were very nice and the breakfast was very good excellent b&b

Birding on the Eastern Shore

5 on October 27, 2015

What a delight to stay at Bay Haven Inn of Cape Charles during the Eastern Shore of Viriginia Birding Festival! Not only was it handy to all the activities, it is a few blocks from the beach, and backs up to a lovely park. A wrap around porch, one portion of which is screened, enables one to enjoy birds and flowers and lovely landscaping. Rooms are filled with natural light, furnished beautifully -- and I had a wonderfully comfortable bed in the Georgie Wilson Room, with a private bath. Breakfasts were magnificient! Had I not had to hurry off with my binoculars, I could have lingered and lingered at the breakfast table. The Hollaways, our hosts are gracious and hospitable and made everyone feel right at home!

Eastern Shore Excellence

5 on October 16, 2015

What a delightful visit on Virginia's Eastern Shore: Bay Haven Inn, Cape Charles' Lovely old house, beautifully restored and tastefully furnished, with the requisite wrap-around porch, set in lush landscaped grounds, backing up to the community park. And the best part: Hosts Tammy and Jim make you feel so welcome, the rooms are gracious and so comfortable - and the breakfasts are fabulous!

Escape to quaint Cape Charles

4.4 on September 12, 2015

Tammy and Jim were the perfect hosts. Our only minor concerns were that our room was a bit chilly (solved that by opening the windows) and breakfast was a little sweet for our tastes. Otherwise, I highly recommend this lovely B&B. It is easy walking distance to dinner at The Oyster Farm, the beach on the Bay, and the artsy gift shops. We loved meeting the other 3 friendly couples, and we will be back. The hosts are focused on providing excellent customer care.

Our stay was too short!

4.0 on August 28, 2015

We enjoyed our night at Bay Haven Inn. Unfortunately, it was too short! Next time we plan on staying a few more nights. The Inn is beautiful, our room was great, and the food delicious. My fiance is still talking about the breakfast. :-)

The perfect escape

4.0 on August 16, 2015

Bay Haven Inn is the best B&B in Cape Charles from what I saw, and there are lots to choose from in the intimate community. Cape Charles is such a restful, eclectic little town and the environment within the Inn is the same. The house is just gorgeous and the owners have outdone themselves making it feel cozy. My husband and I enjoyed coffee on the wraparound porch both mornings while we waited for breakfast. Jim and Tammy really know their history of the area, too! They are full of interesting tidbits. Tammy makes some of the best breakfast I've ever laid tastebuds on, implementing fresh fruits and vegetables straight from her garden. The only thing I would change is the time breakfast is served (advertised as 8:30 but served at 9:00 both mornings we were there). Don't get me wrong, it was well worth the wait! However for someone who might like to make use of their day kayaking or getting an early start to explore the area, it's a little late. I will say, however, the theme of the weekend seemed to be "Rest, relax and lose track of time" which we very much needed. All-in -all a wonderful experience which I would gladly relive in a heartbeat.

Great Stay

4.8 on August 13, 2015

Really enjoyed this B&B

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5 on August 02, 2015

We cannot say enough good things. Tammy and Jim are outstanding. Just a beautiful place to stay. Thank you Kathy and Rich Bellemare

Awesome B&B!!!

5 on July 30, 2015

Best B&B we have ever stayed in. The hosts are beyond exceptional. Felt like staying with family. The breakfasts were gourmet and delicious!!

A memorable birthday

4.6 on July 16, 2015

Tammy & Jim´s hospitality was simply outstanding. The room in particular, and the inn in general are simply unforgettable. That Buhara rug was the most. We´ll definitively try to come back for some further celebration.

Can't beat perfection!

5 on July 16, 2015

We stayed here over the 4th of July weekend and it was everything you always hope you will find in a B&B but rarely do. Friendly, helpful hosts Tammy & Jim welcome you warmly, help you find a good place to eat, and point you to where you want to go and then leave you to enjoy the tranquility of this lovely, spotless home and the gardens. The breakfast both mornings we were exceptional, just the right portions with outstanding coffee, which is available as early as 7--we enjoyed ours on the porch! We definitely plan to stay here again when visiting Cape Charles.

Amazing Experience!

5 on July 14, 2015

We could not have asked for a better experience at this B&B. From the moment we started conversing with the owner Tammy to the minute we walked out and said our good-byes, she was amazing! The house is gorgeous, quaint and perfect location. The town of Cape Charles is delightful and just what we were looking for to sneak away for a bit. The breakfast meal was delicious, as well as all the little extra goodies Tammy and her husband made available for us during the stay. My absolute favorite part of the house though was the front porch swing. It was so peaceful and relaxing in the evenings. I highly recommend this B&B and can't wait to visit again!

Welcoming, Relaxing, Clean, and Very Friendly Hosts

5 on May 31, 2015

My wife and I recently stayed here in celebration of our Anniversary. The hosts greeted us on the front porch upon our arrival, gave us a tour and very interesting history of the house and original owners. The character of house is very respectable. The woodwork throughout the house screams historic beauty. The hosts have thought out every aspect to assure that their guests relax and have a blast during their stay. The landscape and gardens can make a master gardener envious. They have multiple seating spots for their afternoon "wine time". The Cape Charles beach is very impressive with over 100 yards of beach from the dunes to the water. Lots of open space to enjoy the beach without feeling crowded. We definitely recommend this B&B and we will be back to stay again very soon!

Bay Haven was a great choice

4.8 on May 21, 2015

Cape Charles was a really pleasant find, close to the Chesapeake Bay Bridge Tunnel. Charming lively town and all the better for the accommodations and delicious breakfast that Tammy and Jim provide.

All About the Breakfast

4.0 on April 16, 2015

For me, B&B's are all about the breakfast. The ones we enjoyed at Bay Haven were outstanding! From the variety of items to the delicious flavors to the generous supply (plenty for seconds or even thirds!), this was by far the best B&B I've ever visited. Our room was cozy and clean. Plus, all the little "special touches" made our stay a memorable one. Tammy and Jim made us feel right at home away from home.

Excellent Bed and Breakfast

5 on January 26, 2015

Our stay at the Bay Haven Inn of Cape Charles was the most positive experience I have ever had in a bed and breakfast. The owners are very friendly, very helpful and accommodating. Because we were thee the first time for a birding festival they fixed us a bag breakfast for us to take as we left very early in the morning. We did appreciate this accommodating. Because of the friendly atmosphere and excellent service we decided to return a month later for a second stay. The second time around was just as wonderful as the first and we made reservations to return again in 2015.

Cozy, Quaint and Romantic Getaway

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.

FANTASTIC getaway!!

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!

Wonderful Stay

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.

The perfect mini-moon destination

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 :(

Happy in Cape Charles VA

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.

Cape Hospitality at its best

5 on June 23, 2014

Tammy and Jim make excellent hosts. We enjoyed our stay in laid back Cape Charles very much.

Incredible Experience!

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!

Perfect place to be pampered and unwind

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.

Welcoming and cozy

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

Awesome place

5 on May 06, 2014

Overall great relaxing place. Great food & staff! Will be returning


5 on April 13, 2014

The town of Cape Charles is a small jewel at the southern tip of the DELaware-MARyland-VirginiA (DELMARVA) peninsula; a good stop on a road trip up or down the peninsula. Once there…the Bay Haven Inn is a must and must be at the top of the list of the town’s B&Bs. The house is immaculate and decorated beautifully - superlatives for sure, but well earned. Four blocks from the beach - or from the little town and six to the harbor, its location is a short walk from everything. Breakfast was delicious and Tammy couldn’t be more personable. Very highly recommended by this pair of B&B oriented travelers.

Perfect Everything!

5 on March 16, 2014

We stayed at the Bay Haven Inn in February 2014. We were driving down to Florida to get out of the horrendous winter weather we were experiencing in New York. We were greeted by Tammy, who made us feel welcome and comfortable. She gave us a tour of her beautiful home and showed us to our room. It was absolutely BEAUTIFUL! I told her I was going to go home and redecorate my bedroom in the same blue and yellow design and style. The room was spacious, cheerful and immaculately clean. The bed was very comfortable. Breakfast was delicious! We walked to the beach and witnessed an amazing sunset. The following day, Tammy sent us on our way with a bag of homemade goodies. Cape Charles is a very quaint town. There are interesting shops and fun places for lunch and dinner. We would definitely come back in the warmer weather and return to Bay Haven Inn!

A beautiful retreat

5 on March 02, 2014

We had an amazing time in Cape Charles. The bed and breakfast at Bay Haven was the best! We have stayed at a ton of b and b's but this one was by far the most inviting! We felt like we were with family. Tammy is so cheerful and full of genuine love for her guests. She is a precious woman and I am very blessed to have spent time in her home. Jim was also very welcoming and wonderful. The breakfast they made was out of this world and the crab benedict was so delicious!!! Thank you for opening your home to us and may God bless your amazing hospitality! We will be back:-)

Innkeeper Response
What gracious words, that quite simply made my day! Jim and I are incredibly thankful that we have a "job" that affords us opportunities to meet such warm and charming people like yourself! So glad you liked the crab cake benedict, it is one of our favorites too! Our porch awaits your return visit!

- Tammy (innkeeper)

Beautiful Home

5 on February 27, 2014

I can't say enough to express how much we enjoyed our wonderful experience at Bay Haven Inn. Tammy greeted us with a warm smile and spent a lot of time with us in our many inquiries about Cape Charles. The house is immaculately clean and is decorated with beautiful antique furniture and luxurious finishes. I particularly enjoyed relaxing on the front porch. Breakfast was delish and Tammy is a delight. My husband and I fell in love with Cape Charles and mentioned to Tammy that we were interested in buying property near the water. Tammy mentioned a house that was for sale and hooked us up with a Realtor. We are now proud owners of the Seashell Cottage a few blocks away. Thank you Tammy. While Jim was away during our stay we did get to meet him briefly. We have fond memories of our stay and would definitely recommend the Bay Haven Inn to anyone looking for grand accommodations while visiting Cape Charles.

A great stay!

5 on December 10, 2013

We were overwhelmed by our stay at Bay Haven! The rooms are absolutely beautiful! Tammy and Jim are amazing hosts! We felt like they were friends from the moment we met them! Food was exceptional! We look forward to many visits!


4.6 on October 11, 2013

First of all let me start by saying this is one of the few B&Bs in Cape Charles that does not have house cats which is very important for me since I am extremely allergic to these furry fuzzy four legged friends! I admit I was never a big fan of B&B….., until now! This was our first time visiting Cape Charles, and Bay Haven Inn was the perfect place for a relaxing weekend getaway. This is a beautiful home, in a great location (only 3 or 4 blocks from the beach), and wonderful hosts. Tammy and Jim were very gracious, and made my wife and I feel right at home. They have set the bar very high.

Innkeeper Response
Dom, it was such a pleasure to host you and Jenn for your 2nd anniversary! Happy we were able to provide an escape from those furry fuzzy four legged friends that might not have been a friend to you! ha It was wonderful to see you all enjoy the screened in porch and of course enjoyed your wine kayaking adventure stories! So glad we turned you around on the B&B experience! We welcome your return visit!

- Tammy (innkeeper)


5 on October 11, 2013

If you stay in Cape Charles- make a point to stay here!


5 on July 28, 2013

My now husband and I stayed at the Bay Haven Inn for a weekend in the beginning of June. We eloped that weekend and Tammy and Jim, the owners of the inn, went out of their way to make it a special weekend for us. Tammy helped us find an officiant and made a bouquet for me. Jim took pictures for us and they drove us down to the beach on the back of their golf cart for our ceremony. They did all of this for us either at cost or for very very minimal cost. They were so gracious and genuinely shared in the excitement of our wedding day. The food was outstanding! Each day breakfast was different and superb. They had created a special Bay Haven Inn coffee that was extremely delicious! We stayed in the Alyce Wilson room and it was beautifully decorated! The room was extremely comfortable, relaxing and clean. I highly recommend staying at this bed and breakfast for a long weekend to kick back, relax and get away from the hustle and bustle of every day life. Jim and Tammy will take great care of you and make your visit extraordinary!

Escape the hustle and bustle….

5 on July 23, 2013

This was our first weekend getaway as a new couple and we couldn’t have selected a better place. Bay Haven Inn was the perfect escape from our busy lives. The owners Jim and Tammy were so welcoming and the house was truly a home away from home. We could barely pull ourselves away from the swing/hammock combo that we affectionately renamed the “Swammock.” Not only was Bay Haven Inn very quaint and cozy, it was also conveniently located within walking distance of the beach, shops and the fishing pier. We loved it there so much we plan to spend our one year anniversary weekend there. Can’t wait to return!

Anniversary Getaway

4.8 on July 21, 2013

The Bay Haven Inn is a home away from home. I've always wanted to try a B & B, and this was my first. I decided to take my husband away for our 24th anniversary. For us, this was the proverbial hop, skip, and a jump from home (Virginia Beach, VA). So, the travel time was a plus. Tammy and Jim did a fantastic job with renovations. They love to share the before and after slideshow, know so much of the town's cool history, and are full of stories to tell. It's a joy to take part, and we enjoyed some great laughs. The breakfasts are so delicious, and it's difficult not to beg for more. Cape Charles, VA is a quaint little town with easy access to the beach, the best ice cream shop (Brown Dog), and great restaurants (The Shanty and Aqua). Tammy and Jim are more than willing to help you with reservations, too. If you're anywhere near Cape Charles, The Bay Haven Inn is the place for you!

Home away from Home

4.6 on July 17, 2013

My husband and I had a wonderful stay at the Bay Haven Inn... we came upon it by happenstance and I am so glad we did. Tammy met us at the door and showed us around there beautifully restored 1909 home. I really loved hearing all the stories and getting to see the blueprints and photos of the original owners. We felt so welcomed, by the time we left we felt like old friends. Sitting out under the stars listening to the windchimes was so peaceful and relaxing. It will be our destination on our next visit to Cape Charles.

Fabulous Stay

5 on July 15, 2013

We so enjoyed our brief but delightful stay at the Bay Haven Inn. The owners were very accommodating when we said we were just traveling through and only needed one night. Our room was beautiful and the bed was more than comfortable. We liked having our own bath. The restaurant suggestion for dinner met and even exceeded our expectations for two very hungry people in need of fresh seafood. We only wish we could have stayed longer the next day and spent more time in town. We certainly would return to The Bay Haven Inn of Cape Charles. Paul and Rosemary

Great Getaway!

4.6 on June 12, 2013

Bay Haven Inn was a terrific choice to celebrate our anniversary! The inn is welcoming, tastefully furnished and comfortable. We were especially pleased with the bright and cheerful Alyce Wilson room. The owners have lovingly restored the inn to meet modern needs while honoring its historical past. Tammy and Jim extend warm hospitality, are knowledgeable about the area and helpful in planning your stay. The town of Cape Charles is charming and very walkable. We enjoyed a half day of kayaking on King's Creek and a romantic sunset dinner on the Chesapeake Bay at Aqua while visiting. We heartily recommend Bay Haven! Gary & Janet

Exceeds Expectations

5 on May 17, 2013

Our stay at Bay Haven Inn was nothing short of amazing in every aspect of our visit. The innkeepers went above and beyond to accommodate our every wish and need. The room was lovely and breakfast was so incredible we are still thinking about it! Thanks Tammy & Jim for a very special and memorable weekend getaway!

Innkeeper Response
We are humbled by your review, I will be sure to pass along the rave reviews to "chef" Jim who takes great joy in making you dream of the food! So very happy that we were a part of your memorable weekend in Cape Charles! Do come back!

- Tammy (innkeeper)

Marcia & Bill

5 on May 15, 2013

Tammy and Jim went out of their was to be helpful and accomidating. We felt like we had new friends by the time we left. They were also very knowledgeable about the area and gave use many good hints and advice. We will definately be found sitting on their porch again.

Innkeeper Response
Marcia and Bill it was a joy to have you visit the Bay Haven Inn and was my pleasure to help provide you with nuggets of information about the area, I continue to learn from each and every guest which I am then able to impart to our future guests! We do hope you will be back to visit us soon!

- Tammy (innkeeper)

Wonderful, Wonderful!!!

5 on May 06, 2013

We had a wonderful time in Cape Charles and absolutely loved the Bay Haven B&B. Tammy and Jim were such gracious hosts and their home is just gorgeous. Breakfast was so delicious. We stayed in the Wilson room and loved it. We were there for the Crabby Blues Festival which was so much fun. The town is such a gem. It has become our future and we hope to move to Cape Charles some day very soon -- it was that wonderful!!!!.

Innkeeper Response
We are so thrilled you enjoyed your stay at the Bay Haven Inn and fell in love with Cape Charles as we is a very special place! We are even more excited that you have already booked your return visit to the Inn for Tall Ships Weekend. So what was our favorite breakfast? Ooey Gooey French Toast? Do tell and perhaps it will be on the menu again! :-)

- Tammy (innkeeper)

Heaven at Bay Haven Inn

5 on April 27, 2013

I'm not often speechless but when you come across an amazing experience as we had at the Bay Have Inn, it's hard to know where to start. This experience is like no other. Tammy spends time to determine what will optimize your experience, whether it be a specific restaurant menu, local activities such as theatrical plays at the Palace Theater or other local festivities. She and Jim epitomize what you can expect only from the very best Innkeepers. We're Virginians and just wanted a get away for rest and rejuvenation and we found it there at the Bay Haven Inn. The Inn is immaculate as far as cleanliness and decor. You really don't have to leave the Inn to have a great experience, The sheer history of the Inn as it's original inhabitants live it is palpable. Tammy and Jim have the old photos of the family and the changes in the Inn over the decades. It's marvelous. But don't take my word for it, go for the very best B&B experience and go the Bay Haven Inn. I'll definitely go back!! Mmmmm love those ham and sweet potato biscuits and Jim'[s special bread!

Innkeeper Response
What a delightful and heart felt review! It was such a pleasure to be a part of your Mother and Daughter get-a-way and we so look forward to the time when you can return for a few days next time :-) It warmed our hearts to see you both so relaxed, quilting and reading and simply enjoying the inn as we had intended when restoring and decorating the ole' gal. So glad you enjoyed the Inn's signature sweet potato ham biscuits and of course "Jim" Bread...beware it is addictive for sure!

- Tammy (innkeeper)

B&Bs Don't Get Better Than This

5 on April 15, 2013

I stayed at the Bay Haven Inn of Cape Charles in early April with my boyfriend, sister, and two friends, and we all had the best B&B experience we have ever had. Weeks before we even arrived, I knew our stay would be great thanks to Tammy and Jim's wonderful reservations service. She was warm, friendly, and genuinely interested in our trip along the Chesapeake Bay. Days before our stay, she made sure to inform us of a special event that would be taking place in Cape Charles so we could arrive on time. Upon arriving, we were immediately taken aback at all of the wonderful and classy details of the house, both inside and out. The rooms are even more spectatular than they seem online. Little details, such as easily available bathrobes, home-made snacks in the kitchen, cute chocolates in the rooms, the softest towels I have ever used, made all the difference. The brunch was deluctable, and Tammy and Jim were quick to accommodate our group's pesky food dislikes. The french toast was some of the best I have had, and Jim was wonderful enough to make his own turkey sausage for my sister, who does not eat pork. We are all still talking about our great experience. Our only regret is that we did not stay long enough to enjoy the house and Tammy and Jim's hospitality and cooking a bit more. My boyfriend and I have stayed at various B&Bs throughout Virginia, and this - by far - has been our best experience. We are already recommending it to friends, and we hope to be back soon!

Great attention to detail

4.2 on April 14, 2013

We had a wonderful stay at the Bay Haven Inn. My conversations with Tammy began weeks before our stay as she made every effort to inquire about my wife's dietary needs. She also provided great help in pointing us toward other places in town that we might enjoy. The Bay Haven Inn is meticulously decorated and a very short walking distance to all kinds of fun shops and landmarks. Tammy and Jim are definitely lovely hosts!

A weekend at Bay Haven

5 on April 05, 2013

I had a wonderful stay at the Bay Haven thanks to its inn keepers Tammy and Jim. They responded to our every need and the inn was clean, warm and attractive. They cooked the most delicious breakfast three days in a row and even at an earlier time than normal so we could get to our 8:10 tee time at Bay Creek Golf Resort. A most memorable weekend thanks to the Bay Haven B&B. Rob Peterson

Warm Welcome at Bay Haven

5 on April 04, 2013

We arrived to a genuine, warm welcome at the beautifully restored historic home of Tammy and Jim Holloway. We enjoyed an afternoon glass of wine and wonderful conversation with our knowledgable and generous hosts. In the morning, we woke from a restful night's sleep to a gourmet breakfast complete with coffee roasted especially for Bay Haven. Our overnight stay felt like a rejuvinating long weekend and, by the time we left, it felt like we had just visited old friends. In true Southern hospitality, Tammy and Jim sent us on our way with some of Jim's homemade chocolate friendship bread. We will definitely be back!

Awesome Bed & Breakfast!!!

5 on April 01, 2013

I went with 6 girlfriends for a girls' weekend to Cape Charles and to specifically stay at the Bay Haven Inn that was featured in the Virginian Pilot. We had a fabulous time! We walked to the downtown shops and returned to the Inn for snacks and drinks on the huge porch before walking to town for dinner. There is a guest kitchen so you can bring snacks and drinks. Inn owners Tammy and Jim Holloway have worked hard to make this B&B the best. They paid closed attention to every detail, there was not one thing missing from our trip except more time with friends and the Holloway's. They are easy to work with if you have special dietary needs. The breakfast was incredible including the gluten free waffles. They are very friendly and make you feel at home. It was the best experience ever and we can't wait to go back to visit Cape Charles and the Holloway's. Thank You Tammy and Jim for the best girls' weekend! We all agreed the next time we visit we will spend two nights and would love to have dinner at the Inn with the Holloway's since they're such special people! Carolyn Beach

Innkeeper Response
Thank you so much Carolyn for your wonderful review! We still have the image of you all in your Bay Haven Inn spa robes...what a delight it was to hear the laughter ring throughout the walls of this 'ole gal! Come see us soon!

- Tammy (innkeeper)

The Bay Haven Inn provides a 5 Star Experience

5 on March 14, 2013

From the beautiful rooms to the exquisite gardens...the fabulous Southern hospitality to the delicious food...there is so much attention to detail at the Bay Haven Inn. And without question, all of those details add up to a top-notch experience for the guest. I stayed in the James Wilson Room and would highly recommend it to others. It is a gorgeous and spacious room with a great view of the community park. I felt very comfortable relaxing in the common areas of the house, as well as on the front wrap-around porch. The innkeepers, Tammy and Jim, are clearly committed to making your stay as relaxing and as memorable as possible. They also know a great deal about Cape Charles and the Eastern Shore and are willing to help you make the most of your time in the area. Cape Charles, VA is a wonderful place to visit and the Bay Haven Inn is a terrific place to call home when visiting the area. By far, my stay at the Bay Haven Inn has been the best B&B experience I have had to date.

Innkeeper Response
Thank you so much for your gracious review of the Bay Haven Inn. It was such a delight to have you with us and we already anticipate your next visit! Next time the weather will be warmer and you will be able to enjoy those glorious Cape Charles sunsets!

- Tammy (innkeeper)

Beautiful B&B!!

5 on March 07, 2013

Gorgeous B&B and outstanding service. Tammy and Jim were so welcoming and we thoroughly enjoyed our stay there. We would highly recommend the Bay Haven Inn --definitely one of the best B&B experiences we have had in all our travels.

Simply "AMAZING!!!"

4.8 on February 28, 2013

First of all I LOVE Cape Charles.....I head over as often as I can from Virginia Beach. I call it my $17 retreat. As for the Bay Haven Inn...WOW is all I can say! I've been staying in B&Bs in the US & Europe for years. This place is AWESOME! Tammy & Jim have taken meticulous care to offer a little bit of heaven for a decent price. I had my adult children & friends home for Christmas...they wanted to spend the night in Cape Charles so asked me to find a B&B. I stumbled upon Bay Haven after attending a progressive dinner recently. As soon as I heard my homework assignment to locate a B&B, I knew I had it - Bay Haven. The place is beautifully but very cozily (important to me!) decorated. Tammy & Jim are fun, warm, informative & accomodating hosts. They're around when you need them but give you a lot of "space" too (which is really nice). Jim is retired Air son is in the Air Force (as were his friends who went with us). Tammy is actually Martha Stewart in disguise...what she can do to a room is unbelievable. She is a master decorator! I can't rate this place high enough....visit once & you will be back again & again. It feels like home (or the way you WANT home to feel like!) There are 3 rooms available....2 big & 1 small. The first big one has a wonderful strong feel to it (still lovely enough for a woman's taste)...that's the master of the house's room. The other big one was the lady of the house's it is gorgeous, feminine & is decorate with the colors of Delft china (blue & white with yellow added). The 3rd room was their daughter's: girlish, smaller & very delicate. Our group took all 3 rooms - they were all wonderful. We wanted to have breakfast at the Cape Charles Coffee house in town so did not have breakfast at the B&B....I'm certain it too would have been AMAZING!

Bay Haven Inn of Cape Charles


  • Nightly Rate $179 - $249
  • Reviews (75) 4.8
  • Rooms 4
  • Accepts Gift Cards

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