Bay Haven Inn of Cape Charles

403 Tazewell Ave , Cape Charles, VA 23310 USA (Show map)

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Relax, rejuvenate and restore while taking a step back in time. Experience the breathtaking backdrop where nature, beach, country and history meet in the historic town of Cape Charles along Virginia’s Eastern Shore. Calm bay breezes and the glow of glorious sunsets await you at this 1906 “haven” an escape from the hustle and bustle of the world. Located in the center of town, blocks from the beach, harbor, main street and more. Come and experience exceptional service and a restorative atmosphere, both of which are served up daily at the Bay Haven Inn of Cape Charles.

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

Didn't want to leave!

5 on August 19, 2018

Just returned from our 2nd visit to the Bay Haven Inn. You need to visit! Tammy and Jim are the most gracious hosts you will ever meet. Breakfast is incredible! Location is perfect!


Continued perfection

5 on August 11, 2018

Jim and Tammy continue to out do themselves with hospitality and outstanding food. We love the central location. The porch provided room to invite local friends over to enjoy the evening with us. A concert in the park behind the in. Was a lovely way to spend an evening with picnic set ups provided by Tammy and Jim! You will not be disappointed


WOW

5 on August 09, 2018

This was our 3rd year staying at the Bay Haven Inn, and again everything was wonderful. Cape Charles is a great place to visit but, even if it wasn't, you still must go and hang out with Jim and Tammy. It will certainly be worth the trip.


Lovely Stay at Bay Haven Inn

5 on July 07, 2018

My husband and I enjoyed our time in Cape Charles very much last week. Our hosts at Bay Haven could not have been more kind and helpful. The Inn is comfortable and inviting and breakfast was just delightful! We will definitely look forward to our next visit...hopefully we won’t have to wait too long!


Second stay even better than the first!

5 on July 01, 2018

This was our second stay at Bay Haven Inn and Tammy some how managed to make it even better than the first. Our room was lovely with it's fresh coat of paint. The bed was super comfy and the shower was super. This time we got to enjoy the flowers! Her garden is not to be missed. Tammy is heavily involved in the local community as well so she's a wealth of knowledge about happenings around town and the local scene. We had to leave early the next morning but Tammy was still able to accommodate us with a yummy breakfast before we hit the road. Highly recommend this Inn for your stay in Cape Charles.


Relax

5 on June 16, 2018

Outstanding in every way! Jim and Tammy are the consummate hosts. Everything was as advertised.


Fabulous

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.


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Rooms & Rates

Alyce Wilson Room

Dubbed "the happy room," the Alyce Wilson room was once occupied by the lady of the house herself. Guests who stay in this inviting room can't help but to wake up cheerful and appreciate why the "Mrs." chose to sleep here.
Boasting four windows, this sunny corner room is the largest of the three guest quarters. The room décor was inspired by the Bay Haven Inn owner's trip to Capri, Italy, and features a lemon tree and Almafi Coast inspired color scheme. With glorious morning and afternoon southwest sun exposure, the Alyce Wilson room is the perfect accommodation for reading and relaxing before heading off to Cape Charles Beach or exploring the local vineyards. This spacious room features exquisite antique period furniture including a marble top desk, inviting sitting area with mantle and an elegant pencil post queen size bed. The Alyce Wilson room also features a private en suite bathroom with shower.
Room Amenities: Hearty Gourmet Breakfast, en suite private bathroom, queen size bed, pillow top mattress, luxury linens and pillows, luxury bath toiletries, Inn's Signature spa robes, hairdryer, FREE Wi-Fi internet access, clock/iHOME dock station, remote controlled ceiling fan, central air-conditioning and heat, full size wardrobe, bedside reading lamps, and complimentary afternoon refreshments.

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

James Wilson Room

This distinguished room is named after "the man of the house" and it is where Mr. Wilson himself returned to retreat after a long day of work. Described as regal, restful and relaxing, the James Wilson room is the perfect accommodation for those looking to completely unwind
Featuring western sun exposure, guests will enjoy taking an afternoon nap wearing the inn's signature spa robes and wake up to the glow of the evening sunset. Overlooking Cape Charles Central Park and the Bay Haven Inn's own private gardens, this room inspires guests to take a stroll through town and take in the natural beauty that is the Eastern Shore of Virginia. The James Wilson room features East Lake antique furniture, two sitting chairs, desk, queen size bed, Plasma TV and a private en suite bathroom with shower.
Room Amenities: Hearty Gourmet Breakfast, en suite private bathroom, queen size bed, pillow top mattress, luxury linens and pillows, plasma TV (Direct TV), DVD player, luxury bath toiletries, Inn's Signature spa robes, hairdryer, FREE Wi-Fi internet access, clock/iHOME dock station, remote controlled ceiling fan, central air-conditioning and heat, full size wardrobe, bedside reading lamps, and complimentary afternoon refreshments.

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

Georgie Wilson Room

Tranquil and inviting, the perfect room to enjoy an afternoon nap or curl up with a good book.
Take a step back in time and immerse yourself into the charming memories of historic Cape Charles. The Georgie Wilson room was named after Alyce and James Wilson?s youngest daughter, Georgie. You can almost feel her playful spirit as you step into this space.
This sophisticated and inviting corner room gives guests a prime view of Cape Charles Central Park and all its beauty--especially the green landscape and gazebo. This room offers guests a tranquil and cozy escape featuring western sunlight exposure, you might choose to enjoy a quiet nap or read a good book while basking in the evening light offered by one of Cape Charles? famous sunsets. Perhaps you will be inspired to stroll about town and take in its historic culture or walk over to the local spa and enjoy a massage. The possibilities are endless?
The Georgie Wilson room features a queen size bed, a comfortable chair fit for a King or Queen, and a private en suite bathroom with shower. The soothing colors of latte and the Chesapeake bay along with a posh decor will inspire you to unwind and find your playful spirit once again. The Georgie Wilson room comfortably accommodates up to two guests.
Room Amenities: Hearty Gourmet Breakfast, en suite private bathroom, Queen size bed, pillow top mattress, luxury linens and pillows, luxury bath toiletries, Inn's Signature spa robes, SMART TV/Direct TV and DVD, hairdryer, FREE Wi-Fi internet access, clock/iHOME dock station, remote controlled ceiling fan, central air-conditioning and heat, full size wardrobe, bedside reading lamps and complimentary afternoon refreshments.

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

Virginia Wilson Room

Described as warm, chic and sophisticated, the Virginia Wilson room is located on the 2nd floor of the inn . This warm and inviting room offers a mix of both antique furniture and modern amenities. The Virginia Wilson Room has a Queen size luxury mattress, Plasma TV, a spacious sitting area, desk, and a private bathroom across the hall with an old-fashioned claw soaking tub and shower. The inn's signature robes are conveniently available to guests in this cozy and comfortable room.
Room Amenities: Hearty Gourmet Breakfast, private bathroom claw tub/shower, queen size bed, pillow top mattress, luxury linens and pillows, luxury bath toiletries, Inn's Signature spa robes, hairdryer, TV/DVD (Direct TV), FREE Wi-Fi internet access, clock/iHOME dock station, remote controlled ceiling fan, central air-conditioning and heat, full size wardrobe, bedside reading lamps, queen size bed, and complimentary afternoon refreshments.

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

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Location

Location Type

4 blocks from Chesapeake Bay/Beach, Small town

Airport

Norfolk, VA (ORF) 45 miles

Area Attractions

Antique Shopping, Art Galleries, Beach, Historical interests, Museum, National/State parks, Ocean, Harbor/Marina, Signature Golf Courses, Outdoor Adventure, Aqua culture, Water activities, Spa, Picnic area, Religious Services, Winery

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Inn Details

Establishment type

Other, Historic Inn

On-site amenities

Board games, CD player, Computer, Conference Rooms, Copier, DVD Player, Fax Machine, Fireplace, Fridge, Hot tub/whirlpool tub, Kitchenette, Library, Microwave, Movie library, Parking, Satellite/Cable TV, TV, TV Video games, Telephone, VCR, Videos, Washer/dryer , Two Gas Fire places, Screened Porch, Spa Bathrobes, Guest Butler's Pantry, Luxury Amenities

Room amenities

Air conditioning, Alarm clock, Bath robes, Ceiling fans, Desk, Hairdryer, Radio, Wi-Fi, Wired internet, iPhone docking station

On-site activities

Bicycle rental, Bicycle riding trails, Bird watching, Boating, Canoeing, Fishing, Golfing, Hiking trails, Horseback riding, Hunting, Kayaking, birding, Sailing, Shopping, Sight-seeing, Swimming, Water sports

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Policies

  • Check In:: 4:00-6:00 pm
  • Check Out:: 11:00 am
  • Open All Year Round: Yes
  • Smoking Allowed: Outside only Designated smoking area
  • Drinking Allowed: Yes
  • Alcohol Provided Yes
  • Suitable For Children: No
  • Childcare Provided: No
  • Guest Pets Allowed: No
  • Disabled Access No

Terms and Conditions

  • Minimum Stay: On designated weekends
  • Accepted payments AMEX, VISA, Discover, Mastercard, Personal checks, Travelers checks, Cash
  • Deposit Amount Required: One nights stay deposit on credit card required.
  • Cancellations: If your travel plans change or you must cancel your reservation, please call us to discuss your cancellation. There are certain times of the year that we have turned away many reservation requests and a cancellation places our small business in hardship if we are not able to fill those rooms. Cancellation must be made14 days or more in advance (30 days for Peak Season/Holiday reservations). Cancellations made without sufficient notice are subject to a charge equal to 50% of the room rate (or 10% if we are able to re-book the room), or a gift certificate equal to the full room rate. The Bay Haven Inn does not issue refunds for no show guests those who depart early, cancel less than 72 hours upon arrival, or for special event/holiday reservations. Reservations with a minimum stay requirement that are reduced to fewer nights, will be charged the full amount of the required stay. If you have any questions regarding our cancellation policy, please ask.
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Innkeepers

Name(s)

Jim and Tammy Holloway

Languages spoken

English

Resident Pets

none

About the innkeepers

Jim is retired Air Force veteran, an eagle scout and avid baker, those things combined make him a jack of all trades. He can be found most weekends as the chef at the Bay Haven Inn. Tammy a creative cook, master gardener and professional volunteer! Both are very involved in the town of Cape Charles.

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Meals

Breakfast

Full

  • Time Served: 8:30
  • Serving Location: Dining Room

Special meal options

Low fat , Restrictive , Vegetarian Gluten Free, Heart Healthy, Vegan


Signature Dish

Sweet Potato & Country Ham Biscuits
The Inn took an original Thomas Jefferson recipe and combined it with an eastern shore natives recipe, Susie Mapp and added a Bay Haven Inn tweak or two and Wahlah! The biscuits are a two-bite sized golden orange biscuit, finished with a brush of butter, filled with the finest Virginia Edwards ham and then the real choice begins...which of Tammy's homemade jams do you add? Ginger Fig, Peach Pepper or perhaps a combo of all three Pepper Peach and Fig! Of course you can be a purist and enjoy them just as they are, either way you will be wanting more before you leave the Bay Haven Inn! Featured as one of 10 Notable Breakfasts in Virginia, this is a delight you will be thinking of long after you leave the Inn!


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