The Inn at Onancock

30 North Street , Onancock, VA 23417-1920 USA (Show map)
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The Inn at Onancock is nestled on the mid-point of the Eastern Shore of Virginia. Our quaint village boasts several art galleries, antique shops, live playhouse and a one-screen movie theater, and the deep water Wharf anchors the historic downtown (the terminal for the Tangier Ferry). Outfitters rent equipment to explore the Shore, and we can arrange for paddling expeditions with local kayak guides. We are less than a 30-minute drive from many of the Shore's popular attractions, such as the Eastern Shore's premier winery, Assateague Island and its ponies, Turner sculptures, and dozens of unique local offerings. The Inn offers five spacious guest rooms with spa-style en suite baths, updated and meticulously cleaned and decadently provisioned. The indoor and outdoor common areas provide intimate spots of seclusion, or large spaces to sit together and enjoy one another's company. Mornings begin with a butler tray left at your door with your choice of morning drinks with which to wake-up and enjoy while you start your day. Breakfast is a thoughtful 3-course gourmet meal that end with a special treat! Before you head to any of our local and walk-able restaurants, we enjoy an hour to Wine Down; meet our fellow travelers, learn about local restaurants (five within a short walk), and to share the stories of our days and sometimes our lives. Please visit to see current reviews from all sources. Arrive as Guests and Leave as Friends.




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

Charming stay, super breakfast!

5 on August 20, 2018

Charming and welcoming B&B, friendly host and guests, wonderful porch for hummingbird watching, yummy breakfast, generous wine and tasty tidbits afternoon respite.

Better Late than Never

5 on April 25, 2018

We are getting ready to book a room again and it occurred to me that we had not left a review from our first stay! My apologies to our gracious host. We stayed for 2 nights in February of this year and it was an absolutely fantastic experience. The rooms are beautiful, the breakfast was amazing and wine down was a treat. Matt and Kim do a great job making you feel completely comfortable. Wine down gives you the perfect opportunity to connect with them and the other guests. We made sure we didn't miss it either night and if you stay you should do the same! Great town,great Inn and great host!

Innkeeper Response
Thank you so much for taking the time to write such a nice review and we look forward to seeing and hosting you again! Wine Down is our favorite time of day as well!

- M&K (innkeeper)

Fabulous Getaway Spot

5 on April 08, 2018

This was one of the most charming inns we have visited. It was so warm and welcoming. The complementary "Wine down" hour was just what we needed after a day on the road. The wine kept coming and the appetizers were very special. The fireplaced sitting room was the perfect spot to meet our fellow guests and relax before dinner. The 7:30am "dressing" coffee was a treat, and one I will try to adopt at home ,and the mega breakfast was fabulous. We will certainly recommend to anyone we know who is headed in that direction.

Innkeeper Response
Thank you so much! You are generous with your words and with your time in writing this wonderful review. Please refer us to friends who might enjoy a time of relaxation and, please, come back again soon! M&K

- M&K (innkeeper)

Always nice to stay again

5 on March 08, 2018

Our second visit was just as nice as our first. Lovely room, friendly owners ( and their dog!). Wonderful wine hour and ever so tasty and filling breakfast. We can't wait to go back!!

Innkeeper Response
The third time is the charm! We are so glad that you enjoyed your stay and that your second experience was as fulfilling as your first. We look forward to your next time with us. Many thanks, M&K

- M&K (innkeeper)

Great hosts, lovely room, delicious breakfast

4.0 on February 23, 2018

The "wine down" hour included delicious hors d'oeuvres and interesting conversation. We had a great meal in the town afterward. Breakfast in the morning was definitely of gourmet quality. Thanks, Kim and Matt!

Innkeeper Response
We are thrilled that you made the choice to join us and enjoyed you stay. We hope you join us again soon! M&K

- M&K (innkeeper)

Visiting with old friends

5 on February 21, 2018

The first time we stayed at the Inn of Onancock we were struck by how warm welcoming and friendly our Inn Keepers were. We were just starting our search for our retirement home on the water and were exploring parts of the Easter Shore of Virginia. The Onancock area was one of the areas we wanted to learn more about. What amazed us was the level of information good advice and genuine friendliness of Kim and Matt. On our third trip back to Onancock and third time staying at the Inn and I can assure you that we have has the same experience every time. I is truly like getting together with old friends.

Innkeeper Response
We truly appreciate your kind words and the time you took out of your busy schedule to write them! We especially look forward being able to have you as neighbors! This is a wonderful place to visit, and an even better place to live. M&K

- M&K (innkeeper)

Comfortable rooms, delicious food, friendly hosts.

4.0 on February 16, 2018

We spent one night at this comfortable inn on our way south. The owners were extremely welcoming and we enjoyed a "wine down" hour with them where we were offered delicious hors d'hoeuvres and with our drinks. The gourmet breakfast the next morning was excellent. We will be back.

Innkeeper Response
We are so happy that you stopped and that you enjoyed your stay and we look forward to hosting you again on your next trip through. Be well and travel safely. M&K

- M&K (innkeeper)

A Virginia Eastern Shore gem

5 on January 19, 2018

I can summarize my experience with three letters and a punctuation mark : OMG ! Kim and Matt are superb hosts. When they say , "Arrive as guests, leave as friends" it's both accurate and true

Innkeeper Response
Thank you! we really value the time you took to write such a nice review and we are even more thrilled that you enjoyed your time here. Come back soon!

- M&K (Owner/Innkeeper)

The Inn at Onancock is a fantastic place.

5 on December 12, 2017

They have set the bar to a new level. Matt and Kim provided everything we needed and the Wine Down Hour was a special experience. We can’t wait to return.

Innkeeper Response
Thank you so much for taking the time to write such a nice review and we look forward to your return visit!

- M&K (innkeeper)

Truly a gem

5 on November 24, 2017

Very warm and friendly.Great attention to detail.Coffee in the room was the perfect start to a most wonderful breakfast.And the deserts were fabulous.We recommend the Inn to anyone looking for a quiet,clean and peaceful getaway!!

Innkeeper Response
Thank you for your kind words and for taking the time to write this review. We are thrilled that you enjoyed your stay and hope you come back soon! M&K

- Matt & Kim (Innkeeper)

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Rooms & Rates


Tuscany is a large room on the second floor taking full advantage of the space afforded by the large bay window. The queen size bed sits high - even higher with the feather topper! The bathroom provides a towel warmer and a walk-in shower with adjustable jets. The warmth and majesty of this room makes it one of the most popular.

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

Far East

The Far East room is more than 150 square feet with another 100 square foot private bathroom and sits on the second floor of the inn. The Asian decor promotes deep rest and the feather-topped queen size bed, 1,000 pressed cotton sheets, natual light, and thoughtful palet enhances your relaxation. The bathroom is large and provides a towel warmer, Jacuzzi tub and stand-up shower. *not a pet-friendly suite*

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


Provence is a large bright room located in the front of the house on the second floor. It might be the prettiest room with the soft yellow coloring and the original clawfoot tub (with handheld shower). The fireplace (during fall and winter) adds a warmth to the bright natural light.

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


Maine is the largest room, and the most private, as it is the only guest room on the third floor. This is the only room with a king size bed (or 2 singles) and is the only dog friendly room. The privacy and interesting angles give the cozy feeling of a private retreat to Maine. The large private bathroom provides a towel warmer and a Jacuzzi tub with a handheld shower.

  • Maximum Capacity: 2
  • Bathroom Private Bath
  • Beds 1 King , 2 Twin


Willimansburg brings you back to a bygone era with a full-size canopied bed and fireplace (during fall and winter) with a comfortable reading chair. The cavernous bathroom with vaulted ceiling, picture window, and crystal chandelier make the Jacuzzi tub and stand-up shower an more special experience. Williamsburg is in the center, non-street side of the second floor.

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

Check Dates


Location Type

Small town, Waterview, Wine country


Norfolk, VA (ORF) 75 miles

Directions to property:

From Washington, DC metro area: Take Route 50 east to Salisbury, Maryland and then take Route 13 south to Onley, VA (approximately 60 miles). In Onley, take a right onto Route 179 and proceed to the center of Onancock. Take a right onto North Street. The Inn is located on the corner of North and Kerr Streets on the right hand side about 1 block down. Enter the driveway on Kerr Street and park in the space provided. Follow the Welcome sign to the door. From the North: Travel south to the Delaware Memorial Bridge. On Route 95 south, take exit 4A toward Christiana/Mall Road to Route 1 south. Merge onto US 13 south, exit 97 toward Salisbury/Norfolk. Follow Route 13 to Onley, VA (approximately 60 miles). Take a right onto Route 179 and proceed to the center of Onancock. Take a right onto North Street. (Follow directions above to The Inn.) From the South: Travel north to Virginia Beach. Take Route 13 north to the Chesapeake Bay Bridge and Tunnel (a $12.00 toll). Follow Route 13 north to Onley, VA (approximately 60 miles from the beginning of the Bridge). Take a left onto Route 179 and proceed to the center of Onancock and take a right onto North Street. (Follow directions above to The Inn.)

Area Attractions

Antique Shopping, Beach, Gourmet/Fine Dining, Historical interests, Movie Theater, National/State parks, Nature area, Ocean, Performing Theater, Picnic area, Religious Services, Vineyard, Winery

Inn Details

Establishment type

Historic Inn

On-site amenities

Board games, Conference Rooms, DVD Player, Library, Microwave, Parking, Telephone, Videos , Wine-Down Hour each evening 5-6 pm, Coffee, tea, soft drinks all day

Room amenities

Air conditioning, Alarm clock, Bath robes, CD player, Ceiling fans, Coffee/Tea facilities, Desk, Fireplace, Fridge, Hairdryer, Hot tub/whirlpool tub, Ironing Board, Radio, Satellite/Cable TV, TV, Wi-Fi

On-site activities

Bird watching, Boating, Canoeing, Fishing, Golfing, Hunting, Kayaking, Sailing, Shopping, Swimming

Check Dates


  • Check In:: 16:00
  • Check Out:: 11:00
  • Open All Year Round: Yes
  • Smoking Allowed: Outside only
  • Drinking Allowed: Yes
  • Alcohol Provided Yes
  • Suitable For Children: No The Inn is not suitable for children.
  • Childcare Provided: No
  • Guest Pets Allowed: Yes Only Maine Room is dog friendly. $40 per pet per night.
  • Disabled Access No

Terms and Conditions



Matthew Spuck and Kimberley Moore

Languages spoken


Resident Pets


About the innkeepers

Boating, travel, wine, cooking and eating good food are our passions

Check Dates




  • Time Served: 8:30 am
  • Serving Location: Tables for two on the porch, Dining Room

Special meal options

Restrictive , Vegetarian Upon Request

Signature Dish

Inn-made breads and pastries