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

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.


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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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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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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