Cape Charles House Bed & Breakfast

645 Tazewell Avenue , Cape Charles, VA 23310 USA (Show map)


Cape Charles House is located in a Victorian town on the Chesapeake Bay that is on the National Register of Historic Places. A colonial revival house, built in 1912, is furnished with antiques, collections, and Oriental rugs. Each guest room has individual climate control, private bathroom and sitting area. A gourmet breakfast, afternoon tea or wine are included in the tariff. Located just blocks from the Chesapeake Bay, there is swimming, water sports, and fishing.



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  • Guest room4.5
  • Service4.9
  • Value4.5
  • Cleanliness4.8
  • Onsite Dining4.8

A comfortable and restful location

4.6 on October 18, 2017

The breakfasts were outstanding. The rooms were clean, spacious, and welcoming.

Wow! Impressive hosts, wonderful room, killer breakfast.

5 on October 04, 2017

One of the best B&Bs we have stayed at. Engaging hosts (both Carol and Bruce) were a wealth of information and hospitality. Their involvement in the community over many years showed their commitment to the town and their level of service to customers. We'll recommend them to all our friends and family. Cheers! Ray & Denise

Cape Charles House for the win!

5 on August 26, 2017

The Cape Charles House was the perfect getaway with impeccable service and decadent dining. The hosts and staff were there for our every need to ensure our stay was comfortable and enjoyable from start to finish.

Our Morning breakfast was fantastic!

5 on August 07, 2017

Highly recommend the Cape Charles, hosts were knowledgeable about events in area and other guests were a delight!

Excellent bed and breakfast experience.

5 on June 21, 2017

The hosts were very welcoming. The accommodations were comfortable and spacious. I couldn't have asked for a better first experience at a bead and breakfast. I highly recommend the Cape Charles House. Julie and Don Fry

A Wonderful Experience

5 on May 01, 2017

This was a first experience for my wife and I using, and we were very satisfied. Cape Charles Bed & Breakfast was everything that was advertised, and the pictures posted online actually matched the experience. Bruce & Carol were outstanding hosts who respected our privacy and yet were available at all times with loads of information. The breakfasts were truly gourmet; Carol is an outstanding cook. Cape Charles itself is not a beach town; its a quaint fishing town nestled on the coast with lots of history, very serene and peaceful. Cape Charles Bed & Breakfast is right at home in Cape Charles; it was almost like stepping back in time, and that is the experience we were seeking. The cleanliness of the rooms and the grounds was superb, and there were plenty of rocking chairs on a spacious porch for those who want to catch up on a little reading material. We would return to this place in a heartbeat. It was worth every dime and the long drive to get there. -Jesse & Jamie (Vale, NC)


4.2 on April 11, 2017

We selected the Cape Charles House B&B based on the reviews we read, and we were not disappointed. Carol and Bruce were gracious hosts, provided exceptional service, and offered helpful information about the dining and sightseeing options. Our room was the smallest but quiet and comfortable. The breakfast was delicious. We enjoyed our stay and will stop here again. We highly recommend the Cape Charles House. Nancy & John


5 on April 08, 2017

Beautiful property. Personable owners!

Outstanding and personable

5 on March 28, 2017

Enjoyed ourselves immensely. Hugh & Carolyn Vaughan

Amazing service

5 on January 04, 2017

Bruce and Carol are the amazing host of the perfect B&B. Exceptional service with gourmet breakfast.

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Rooms & Rates

Julia Wilkins Room

King accommodation, sitting area, double Jacuzzi tub with shower, private balcony off bath. The room color was inspired by the Evans' collection of Royal Copenhagen Christmas Plates that border the upper wall. The blue platform rocker has a new was found abandoned in pieces in the basement. The bath is a double Jacuzzi and features a sitting balcony off the bathroom.

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

Nightly Rate: $199 - $229

Thomas Dixon Room

Queen accommodation with mantle and sitting area, double Jacuzzi tub and shower in private bath. Probably Carol's favorite room because it is filled with so many family memories. The central piece is the coverlet that hangs over the bed, made by a family member dating pre-Civil War, as is the dress on the mannequin. The collection of purses on the wall were in the family. The black purses were "re-cycled" from high silk hats into evening purses and the gold one was carried to President Wilson's Inaugural Ball. The bathroom has recently been renovated and now features a double Jacuzzi.

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

Nightly Rate: $189 - $209

William L. Scott Room

Queen Accommodation with optional third person on pull-out sofa, sitting area with mantle, private vintage bath with original ball-and-claw tub and shower. The antique luggage incorporated into the room's decor is reminiscent of the baggage so often carried by rail travelers. The carved decoys are gifts from several personal friends of Bruce's. The bathroom was the original to the 2nd floor and has been made a private to the Scott room by moving a 6 foot radiator and opening the wall. The 6 1/2 foot ball and claw tub is circa 1912 and original to the house.

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

Nightly Rate: $179 - $199

B. F. Kellogg Room

Queen accommodation, sitting area, neo-angle glass shower in private bathroom. Probably Bruce's favorite room because of it's warm yellow color and it overlooks his much loved and prideful gardens. This room was actually 2 rooms that were opened into one large sunny room with four large windows. The bathroom features hand painted textured walls, using a technique like ragging, only using "saran wrap". The pair of Crewel floral box pillows were hand stitched by Carol, as a gift to her Mother over 30 years ago.

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

Nightly Rate: $169 - $189

Alexander Cassatt Room

Queen accommodation, shower in private bath. The furniture is hand painted by Carol's mother, circa 1950's, who was a decorative artist outside of Philadelphia. The cozy bath has been created by extending and enlarging a closet that has a shower and hand decorated textured walls.

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

Nightly Rate: $159 - $169

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Location Type

Coastal, Virginia's Eastern Shore, Oceanfront, Small town


Norfolk, VA (ORF) 40 miles

Directions to property:

Take US Route 13 to Virginia Route 184w (10 miles north of Chesapeake Bay Bridge Tunnel) to Cape Charles. Continue on Route 184 past the award winning water tower designed to appear as a lighthouse. Turn right at next street; Fig street. Go 1 block, turn left onto Tazewell Ave. Cape Charles House is third on your right. Park right at curb.

Area Attractions

Antique Shopping, Art Galleries, Beach, Eco-tourism, Gourmet/Fine Dining, Historical interests, Museum, National/State parks, Nature area, Ocean, Beach., 4th of July, Chincoteague, Williamsburg, Welcome Center/Museum, Wildlife refuge , Performing Theater, Religious Services, Vineyard, Winery

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Inn Details

Establishment type

Historic Inn

On-site amenities

Board games, CD player, Coffee/Tea facilities, DVD Player, Fireplace, Parking, Piano, Satellite/Cable TV, TV, Telephone, VCR, Wedding Facilities, Wi-Fi

Room amenities

Air conditioning, Alarm clock, Ceiling fans, Hairdryer, Hot tub/whirlpool tub, Ironing Board, Radio, Wired internet

On-site activities

Bicycle riding trails, Bicycles, Bird watching, Canoeing, Fishing, Golfing, Hiking trails, Kayaking, Charter fishing, Schooner feast, Williamsburg , Holiday Tour, Virginia Garden Tour, Chincoteague Pony Swim, Sailing, Sight-seeing, Swimming, Tennis courts

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  • Check In:: 4:00 pm
  • Check Out:: 11 am
  • Open All Year Round: Yes
  • Smoking Allowed: Outside only To exterior porches
  • Drinking Allowed: Yes
  • Alcohol Provided Yes
  • Suitable For Children: Limited
  • Childcare Provided: No
  • Guest Pets Allowed: No
  • Disabled Access No

Terms and Conditions

  • Minimum Stay: for Holiday and special events
  • Accepted payments AMEX, VISA, Discover, Mastercard, Personal checks, Travelers checks, Cash
  • Deposit Amount Required: Guarantee reservation with deposit of one night's lodging. Special events or extended stays require full non-refundable payment at time of reservation.
  • Cancellations: 2 week notice required for full refund, cancellation fee of $35.00
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Bruce & Carol Evans

Languages spoken


About the innkeepers

Bruce performs at the local dinner theatre; enjoys singing musicals & barbershop harmony. Carol has written for a national cooking magazine & offers cooking school weekends.

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Full Gourmet

  • Time Served: 7:00, 8:00, 9:00 AM
  • Serving Location: Dining Room

Special meal options

Low fat , Vegetarian

Signature Dish

Herbed Cheese Spread
Offered with our complimentary wine & tea.


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