Garden and Sea Inn

4188 Nelson Road , New Church, 23415 USA (Show map)


Escape to Garden and Sea Inn for an elegant, yet casual respite. Soak up the sun or enjoy afternoon refreshments while lounging by our outside pool. Your pets are welcome also. Whether you're looking for a romantic getaway, or just a quiet relaxed atmosphere to return to at the end of a day at the beach, or visiting some of the Eastern Shore's charming, quaint towns and marinas, Garden and Sea Inn provides just the right combination of personal attention and Victorian ambiance. The Inn sits peacefully on a quiet lane, yet is easily accessible to the major route of travel for the Delmarva Peninsula, Route 13. Located in New Church, VA, the Inn is situated on 5 acres in an area rich in history, architecture and natural beauty.



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  • Guest room4.6
  • Service4.9
  • Value4.6
  • Cleanliness4.8
  • Onsite Dining4.7

Wonderful Getaway

5 on November 28, 2017

We stayed three days at Garden and Sea in November 2017 and were very impressed with the service, the quality of rooms and suites, and the convenient location close to Chincoteague and Assateague Islands. But beyond that, the breakfasts were spectacular: fresh, delicious and different everyday. Also, the Victorian house is gorgeous with a large dining room on the first floor. If you want quiet elegance in a rural retreat--but close to world class attractions--Garden and Sea Inn is for you.

Warm and Cozy

5 on January 03, 2017

My recent stay (December 2016) at "Garden and The Sea" Bed and Breakfast Inn was all I'd hoped for. The B&B is close to many local activities and eateries. Important for me is the coziness and warmth of the B&B. My room, and I think all rooms, had a fireplace as one of the sources of heat. Another source of warmth came from the B&B folks which helped make the B&B cozy, they were so pleasant and fun to talk with. And of course, the first "B" stands for breakfast. The breakfasts were fantastic tasting and filling. Bottom line, I plan to stay at Garden and The Sea again in about a year.

Very accomodating

4.0 on November 01, 2016

Oversized clean rooms, use of kitchen and dining room included, free snacks, bottled water and homemade iced tea in the fridge at all times. For a few dollars less, I could have stayed in one of a few seedy locations in the area, but I opted for The Garden and Sea Inn and was not disappointed.... Dom P from NJ. .

The best place we stayed this year

5 on October 23, 2016

f you visit the area, Garden and Sea Inn should be at the very top of your list. Not only it's a beautiful and restful place, the staff is some of the most friendly and hospitable people we've ever met, and bend backwards to make your stay the best it can be. First - the place. We usually stay at hotel chains, but there are not many there, and we decided to give Garden and Sea Inn a try. VERY GLAD we did. The B&B is a well kept Victorian historic house, decorated with a lot of antique furniture, complimented by eclectic modern pieces. That's not an easy combination to do well, but clearly the owner and her team have a great eye. We stayed at the Chantilly room, that had a rattan bed, an oak wardrobe, two Victorian armrest chairs, and nightstands made out of primitive statues. Sounds quirky, but believe me it all made for a great atmosphere. Second: Amenities. Our room had wi-fi, TV, refrigerator, coffee machine, and, (drums!) Jacuzzi. For what we paid, that is a steal. A similarly equipped room in a chain would easily go for for $300-$500 a night. Third: The staff. As I mentioned above, the people we met were some of the friendliest, and most professional hospitality people we've every met. The owner was not in, but Robin and her husband were, and we couldn't ask for more. So, bottom line: Beautiful place, great staff, great quality in everything, from decoration to breakfast, for a very, very good price. If we are ever around the area again, Garden and Sea Inn will be the place for us.

We loved it!

4.8 on October 17, 2016

Amazing location! Clean room and great service.

Wondeful place to stay to visit Chincoteague.

4.6 on October 05, 2016

The property is beautiful. The staff is knowledgeable and friendly. Outstanding breakfast. Wonderful place to stay.

Great experience ! 5 star place!

5 on September 25, 2016

It was our pleasure to stay at Garden and the Sea B&B Inn! Such a warm ambiance, outstanding service and home made delicious food! We felt like home and definitely recommend this place for those who appreciate quiet and relaxing atmosphere! Thank you so much!!! With respect -- Vlad and Natalia.

A wonderful gem on the Virginia Eastern shore

3.8 on September 12, 2016

This a wonderful place to stay. Quiet and the landscaping is very lovely and welcoming. We weren't able to use the onsite pool because of Hurricane Hermine but it looked like it would have been great fun. The innkeepers have worked on the inside of the B&B and the rooms are just fine and the common areas are lovely, especially the breakfast dining area. Each room has a small refrigerator so if you want to tuck away a bottle of wine or some cheese, that's quite handy and rare in B&Bs. The proprietors make you feel very welcome, the breakfasts are excellent and the accommodations very enjoyable. We especially enjoyed having a complete sitting room (or parlor) so that when I awakened early I could sit and read quietly while my wife is still sleeping. In room coffee (decaf included) and port wine you can take on the covered porch or the parlor in the evening before you retire plus reading material make this an exceptional B&B by any standards. The outside is being worked on arduously by the innkeepers. We are anxious to return and see what magic they will have done with the outside as they have the inside. Stay here, you'll enjoy yourself greatly.

Very Nice Inn!

4.0 on August 13, 2016

Our stay was comfortable and pleasant. The room and facilities were very nice, a great job was done regarding decorating! The breakfast was delicious and the staff very personable and friendly. I would recommend the Garden and Sea Inn to anyone.

Highly recommend

5 on August 09, 2016

My wife and stayed for 5 days and loved every minute. Breakfast every morning was delicious with homemade items and fresh fruit every day. In is also pet friendly.The inn and grounds are well maintained as is the beautiful pool and deck. Staff is very friendly and helpful with tips for local dining and activities.

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Rooms & Rates

Chablis Suite

The Chablis Suite is the perfect romantic get-away. This very special room upstairs in our yellow house has a private entrance, king bed, private bath with extra large whirlpool tub, separate shower, private screened porch and private open deck, sitting area with twin-size sleeper sofa, TV/DVD, refrigerator and coffee maker.

  • Maximum Capacity: 3
  • Bathroom Private Bath
  • Beds 1 King

Nightly Rate: $155 - $245

Shiraz Suite

This is our newest suite. A very large and private suite on the first floor of our new house. It features a private entrance, a full size living room with twin size sleeper sofa, a bedroom with king size iron wrap bed and an bright bathroom with two sinks, a jacuzzi and a separate shower. The apartment also has hardwood flooring, a gas fireplace, a large flatscreen TV with DVD/VCR combination and of course a refrigerator and a coffee maker. The perfect honeymoon or anniversary retreat or a great place for a longer stay.

  • Maximum Capacity: 4
  • Bathroom Private Bath
  • Beds 1 King

Nightly Rate: $155 - $245

Chantilly Room

Chantilly Room - This upstairs room in the Victorian House has a queen size bed. The large bath with a double Jacuzzi tub/shower is sky-lighted. TV/DVD. Refrigerator and coffee maker. Enjoy the morning sun in this bright, cheery room.

  • Maximum Capacity: 3
  • Bathroom Private Bath
  • Beds 1 Queen

Nightly Rate: $140 - $190

Champagne Room

Champagne Room is on the upper level of the Garden House. This very private romantic room highlighted by a king-size brass bed, fireplace, sitting area and double whirlpool bath, coffee maker, flat screen TV, DVD player and refrigerator. Great for anniversaries or special birthdays.

  • Maximum Capacity: 3
  • Bathroom Private Bath
  • Beds 1 King

Nightly Rate: $155 - $205

Sandpiper Room

Sandpiper Room - a cozy romantic room off a semi-private screened porch on the ground level of the Garden House. A queen bed, whirlpool tub with shower, and TV/DVD make this a most comfortable room. Refrigerator, coffee maker. Great to use with Lighthouse for two couples traveling together or for a family.

  • Maximum Capacity: 3
  • Bathroom Private Bath
  • Beds 1 Queen

Nightly Rate: $140 - $190

Lighthouse Room

Lighthouse Room - This Garden House room is ground level with a semi-private screened porch. This room features a queen bed and bath with whirlpool tub and shower, TV/DVD and cozy fireplace. Refrigerator and coffee maker. Dogs love the screened porch!

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

Nightly Rate: $140 - $190

Nelson Room

Nelson Room - This upper level room in the Victorian House features a queen size cherry sleigh bed, sitting area and sky-lighted bath with claw-foot tub and shower, TV/DVD. Refrigerator and coffee maker. A trip into the past with the Antique Soaking Tub.

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

Nightly Rate: $140 - $190

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Location Type

Countryside, Rural, Secluded, Small town


Norfolk, VA (ORF)

Directions to property:

From the North: Take Route 13 South from Salisbury, MD; 1 mile past the Maryland-Virgina State Line. Turn Right at First Virginia Bank (Route #710 - just past the Virginia Welcome Center) From the South: Take Route 13 North from Virginai Beach, VA; 2 miles North of "T's Corner" (Route #175 intersection) trun left off of Route 13 at First Virginia Bank (Route #710 - just past the Virginia Weigh Station) The Inn is a large Victorian house on the Right, one quarter mile from turn-off.

Area Attractions

Antique Shopping, Art Galleries, Beach, Historical interests, Movie Theater, Museum, National/State parks, Nature area, Ocean, Performing Theater, Picnic area, River, Winery

Inn Details

Establishment type

Other, Historic Inn

On-site amenities

Board games, Computer, Conference Rooms, Copier, Desk, Ironing Board, Library, Microwave, Movie library, Outdoor grilling, Parking, Pool, Telephone, Videos, Washer/dryer, Wedding Facilities , outside pool onsite

Room amenities

Air conditioning, Alarm clock, Bath robes, CD player, Ceiling fans, Coffee/Tea facilities, DVD Player, Fireplace, Fridge, Hairdryer, Hot tub/whirlpool tub, Private entrance, Radio, Satellite/Cable TV, TV, Wheelchair access, Wi-Fi

On-site activities

Bird watching, Dog Walking Trail, Swimming

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  • Check In:: 4pm-6pm
  • Check Out:: 11am
  • Open All Year Round: Yes
  • Smoking Allowed: No No smoking in any Building
  • Drinking Allowed: Yes
  • Alcohol Provided No
  • Suitable For Children: Limited Children 12 and over are welcome
  • Childcare Provided: No
  • Guest Pets Allowed: Prior approval required Quiet in the rooms, on leash outside, not allowed in bed
  • Disabled Access Limited

Terms and Conditions



Lon and Laura

Languages spoken


Resident Pets

Cats , Dogs

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  • Time Served: 8:30 - 10:00
  • Serving Location: Dining Room

Special meal options

Please let us know a week in advance of any dietary restrictions.