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 room4.6
  • Service4.9
  • Value4.5
  • Cleanliness4.8
  • Onsite Dining4.8

August 2018

5 on August 29, 2018

What a treat! This B & B is lovely and full of charm, as is the town of Cape Charles, a historic bay side town with much going on. The proprietors don't miss a trick in assuring a wonderful stay! Carol and Bruce are the most delightful, informative hosts, and oh my, Carol is a fabulous cook! I highly recommend the CCHB&B.

Fantastic Weekend!!

5 on August 27, 2018

Loved the Cape Charles House!! Bruce and Carol was fantastic, food was outstanding, and rooms were great!!

First BnB stay. Will go back for sure. Great folks. Beautiful home.

5 on August 26, 2018

Extremely friendly and welcoming. Felt like familt. Food was more than great. Will definitely go back.

Beautiful and friendly!

5 on August 22, 2018

Bruce and Carol are wonderful hosts in this beautiful home. Our room was large and well furnished. Breakfast was a gourmet meal each day of our stay. We could not have asked for a better experience!

Absolutely Wonderful

4.8 on August 21, 2018

We spent the night on the way to South Carolina and the owners Bruce and Carol made us feel like old friends immediately! The house was beautiful and breakfast was delicious. We loved it so much that a week later on the way back to New York, we stayed again!!! Highly recommended!

Great Hospitality

5 on August 19, 2018

Bruce and Carroll are fantastic hosts. Very welcoming site, beautiful rooms, helped us with reservations at local eateries. Breakfasts were amazing -- artistic and tasty! Couldn't have been happier. Great location -- walking distance to everything.

Lovely stay in Cape Charles!

5 on August 13, 2018

Really enjoyed our stay at the Cape Charles House B&B! Couldn't ask for nicer or more attentive hosts.....Carol & Bruce really made us feel welcome. Our room was awesome & breakfast absolutely delicious! Would happily return!

Home Away from Home

5 on August 09, 2018

Our hosts were so gracious and accommodating! We truly appreciated their hospitality and attention to the decor. There are antiques throughout the house and everything was immaculate. We look forward to a return visit! Charlene Dolan

Cape Charles Getaway

5 on July 28, 2018

This was our first time visiting Cape Charles and we couldn’t have made a better choice than to stay at The Cape Charles House. Everything was wonderful and beyond our expectations. Carol & Bruce are a great team and excellent proprietors and hosts. Breakfasts are truly gourmet and the evening wine and cheese a great touch. The house is welcoming, inviting and so relaxing. We definitely will be returning soon.


4.8 on July 23, 2018

The fresh every morning muffins were delicious, the room was comfortable and welcoming, and the front porch has a perfect breeze, great for reading! We had a very relaxing, refreshing stay. Thank you!

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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.
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Bruce & Carol Evans

Languages spoken


Resident Pets

About the innkeepers

Bruce putters in his extensive perennial flower beds and Carol has written for a national cooking magazine. They are celebrating their 24th year in business welcoming only the BEST guests. Both have served on many local boards in town and county. Bruce on Town Council and planning; Carol as Northampton County Chamber President and Chairman of the Eastern Shore Tourism Commission. .

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

Special meal options

Low fat , Vegetarian Gluten free, dairy free, vegan

Signature Dish

Herbed Cheese Spread
Offered with our complimentary wine & tea.


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