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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.
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.
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!
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.
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!
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!!
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!
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.
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
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.
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!
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.
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.
Step back in time. This room provides a true Cape Charles feel and evokes charming memories of the historic town. Named after Alyce and James Wilson's youngest daughter, Georgie, this corner room boasts two windows where guests have a prime view of Cape Charles Central Park's beautiful landscape and gazebo. Guests also have a bird's eye view of the Bay Haven Inn's own organic gardens.
Featuring western sunlight exposure, enjoy a quiet nap or read while basking in the breathtaking light offered by one of Cape Charles' famous evening sunsets. Quaint and cozy, the Georgie Wilson Room is the perfect accommodation for anyone seeking relaxation, reflection or rejuvenation. Guests will be inspired to stroll about town and take in the town's quaint historic culture or perhaps walk over to the local spa and enjoy a massage. This room features an exquisite Heirloom antique desk, FULL (standard) size bed and rocking chair, as well as a private en suite bathroom with shower.
Room Amenities: Hearty Gourmet Breakfast, en suite private bathroom, FULL (standard) 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, queen size bed, and complimentary afternoon refreshments.
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.
4 blocks from Chesapeake Bay/Beach, Small town
Norfolk, VA (ORF) 45 miles
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
Other, Historic Inn
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
Air conditioning, Alarm clock, Bath robes, Ceiling fans, Desk, Hairdryer, Radio, Wi-Fi, Wired internet, iPhone docking station
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
Jim and Tammy Holloway
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.
Low fat , Restrictive , Vegetarian Gluten Free, Heart Healthy, Vegan
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!