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

Bay Haven Inn review

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.


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 :)


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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

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.

  • 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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Deals

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Sunsets Calling

Regular Rate: $600 now $480 (20% Savings:)

Come put your toes in the sand and enjoy the beautiful sunsets on Virginia's Eastern Shore. Escape to the Bay Haven Inn of Cape Charles...nestled in the shores of the Chesapeake Bay. Cape Charles, a quaint historic town, will make you feel you have traveled far for this amazing tranquility. Gourmet breakfast and gracious hospitality served up daily as part of your experience. Book two nights before June 15th and receive a complimentary celebration package of chocolate covered strawberries and champagne. Call 1-757-331-2838 and mention BedandBreakfast to take advantage of this special offer. Please contact the inn directly at 1 7573312838 to redeem this deal.

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