1848 Island Manor House

4160 Main Street , Chincoteague Island, VA 23336-2410 USA (Show map)


Enjoy the island’s most romantic bed and breakfast just a short distance from the famed Assateague Island Beach. The casual elegance of this beautiful home combined with a delicious gourmet breakfast will have you dreaming of returning as often as possible. The home has new central air in the entire inn and all rooms have private baths and designer linens. Relax in one of several enchanting parlors or enjoy a good book and a cup of tea in the beautiful courtyard. For a small additional fee we also offer English afternoon tea and Beach Lunches that you can schedule with your hosts. We include bicycles, beach towels, beach chairs, and sunscreen for our guests. We are the Island’s premier B&B for weddings, honeymoons and special occasions.




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  • Guest room4.6
  • Service5
  • Value4.4
  • Cleanliness4.9
  • Onsite Dining4.8

Wonderful Experience

4.2 on February 22, 2013

My husband and I stayed here last summer. It was our first time at a B and B and we absolutely loved it. I would definitely recommend this bed and breakfast. The owner was super friendly and helpful. We were the only couple staying there that weekend and we pretty much had the place to ourselves. Since there isn't much to do in Chincoteauge other than go to the beach and go out to eat, we ended up spending the evenings at the inn. We were able to truly relax. There is a sitting room with a nice tv that we took advantage of, and a beautiful courtyard/garden area to sit in. If you want to go to the beach, this place has plenty of towels and beach equipment to take with you. They also let you borrow bikes, which I loved. We took bikes down to the trail and even biked on the beach. The rooms were wonderful, super cozy and not too overdecorated. The only con here was that the bathroom was a little small. Lastly, the breakfast was decent. It definitely wasn't the best I've had but still enjoyable. They even put out cookies and lemonade in the afternoon for us to enjoy. If I come to Chincoteauge, I'd be very happy to come back to this bed and breakfast.

The Perfect Romantic B&B near the beach.

5 on May 03, 2012

This was one of the most wonderful B&B's we have ever stayed at. The Island Manor was beautiful and the room we stayed in was both very comfortable and extremely well appointed. Breakfast was absolutley delicious!!! Lin was the nicest, most helpful hostess anyone could ever want. We can't wait to return to this oasis on the shore!!! What a hidden treasure!!

Wedding Reception

5 on July 01, 2011

Everything for our wedding and reception fell in to place after I spoke with Karen, the Innkeeper, at the Island Manor House. She is so kind, helpful, and gracious, I could not have asked for someone better to help me with the planning of our special day. She understood exactly what I was looking for, and ultimately provided us with an intimate and beautiful wedding reception in their lovely courtyard, paying attention to every small detail so we could just relax and enjoy our moment. The chef, Steve, treated us with an amazing dinner. From the first course, shrimp coctail, to our dinner cooked fresh and served right off the grill, that included steak, crab cakes, chicken stuffed with prosciutto and topped with mozarella, baked potatoes, and mixed grilled vegetables... well to say the least, it was out of this world, and by far, the best dinner we shared on the Island. We spent our first night as husband and wife in the Nantucket room, charming and quite lovely, where Karen had left us a beautiful card, champagne and truffles. Everything was so perfect. Our breakfast was fabulous, and almost looked too pretty to eat! We are so happy with how wonderfully perfect everything turned out. We were treated so beautifully, and we will forever be grateful to Karen, Steve, and the many others that helped us with our wedding day.

Best B&B

4.4 on July 22, 2008

I will not soon forget the delicious breakfasts and friendly service I received at 1848. I absolutely loved the decor and the staff's dedication to impeccable service. Every day we were provided with weather updates and information about local restaurants and events. One of my fondest memories was coming home each night and finding a jar full of freshly-baked cookies at the dinner table. What a nice touch! I highly recommend the 1848 Manor House to anyone spending time in charming Chincoteague.

Island Manor House

5 on June 24, 2008

We stayed just one night at the Island Manor House. It was one of the nicest nights of our trip. The inn was beautiful, spotlessly clean, and comfortable. We stayed in a room called "Misty Mare". In the morning, we had a delicious breakfast outside on the terrace. The food was well presented and wonderful. The host arranged a boat trip for us which was one a wonderful way to end our trip to the East Coast. The boat trip was arranged when we arrived in the afternoon and by 6:00 we were on the boat having a great tour of the waterfront. We learned quite a bit about the geography, culture, ponies, and changes in the local area from our boat guide. We highly recommend the Island Manor House. We had a wonderful stay.

Unplug for a weekend

4.2 on June 23, 2008

Our quaint room, The Coastal Breeze, was perfect for a weekend journey without the kids and all the noise. There is not a television to be found but Wi-Fi is slow but available if you need to check a pressing e-mail or two. Everything is in walking distance including Assateague National Seashore. I am a frequent business traveler and have stayed at many high end hotels and resorts and have not received the same level of hospitality that Jerry and Andrew gave my wife and me. The food prepared is outstanding, and if the weather is nice try eating your breakfast in their beautiful courtyard. A great place to leave the fast lane, unplug and take time to listen to the calm of nature. Enjoy! Randy H. - Maryland


5 on May 22, 2008

It was wonderful!

A lovely B&B

4.8 on May 04, 2008

A relaxing weekend when you want to get away from it all.

A wonderful place to stay.

5 on April 04, 2008

This was my first time staying at a Bed and Breakfast. You feel welcomed the minute you walk in the door. The best night's sleep I have had in a long time. Everything was wonderful and beyond what I expected.

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Rooms & Rates

Nathaniel Smith

The Nathaniel Smith room is a guest favourite ,with a king sized bed that features a detailed wooden sleigh frame, an all seasons fireplace, private bathroom,flat screened television and central heating and air, This is a very romantic room,perfect for that special occasion.

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

Nightly Rate: $155 - $225

Joseph Kenny

The Joseph Kenny is a king room decorated in shades of lavender and being at the back of the house with windows over the courtyard is so peaceful all you can hear is the fountain and the birds taking their daily bath. It features a walk in shower, flat screened television,comfy armchair,central heating and air and is the perfect room for any occasion.

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

Nightly Rate: $155 - $225

Sandy Dune

You are sure to find the Sandy Dune the perfect room to enjoy a romantic holiday. This a special room with angled ceilings and dormer windows,complete with hand painted murals on the soft green walls .Wake each morning feeling like you are among the dunes of Assateague Island. The Sandy Dune provides a Queen bed, private bathroom with all the amenities, soft robes, and central heating and air. This room is perfect for any occasion and is loved by many guests at The Island Manor House.

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

Nightly Rate: $145 - $210

Misty Mare

The angled ceilings, dormer windows, view towards the Chincoteague Bay add to the local charm of this room. Named after our most famous pony, Misty of Chincoteague, the Misty Mare room features a Queen bed, private bathroom next to the room, a comfortable arm chair, and central heating and air, It is sure to provide a relaxing night's sleep.

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

Nightly Rate: $145 - $210

Coastal Breeze

The Coastal Breeze is a gorgeous, newly refurbished king room, and features an elegant sitting area with a flat screen television, a new en suite bathroom with a large double shower. This room is perfect for the most special occasions of your life. The room shimmers in silver and soft pale blue and gray. The Coastal Breeze has everything to make your special occasion unforgettable.

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

Nightly Rate: $165 - $230


The Juliette room is a newly refurbished queen room decorated in cafe mocha and cream. It is truly one of our prettiest rooms and overlooks the wonderful brick courtyard, where you can watch the daily life of our inn unfold from the new baby ducklings to the birds playing in the fountain and our guests laughing with friends or snuggled up with a book. It boasts one of the largest bathrooms at the inn and is also newly refurbished with a large corner shower.

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

Nightly Rate: $145 - $210


The Hummingbird room features a full bed and is our cosiest room and designed especially for guests on a budget, guests traveling alone and teenagers traveling with Mum and Dad. It is a lovely bright room with central heating and air, plush robes in the closet and a private bathroom just outside the room, where you will find all the amenities you need. Perfect for birdwatchers!

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

Nightly Rate: $130 - $145


The Sandpiper is a spacious luxurious room with a large comfortable king bed just made for relaxing.The flat-screened TV is angled towards the bed for you to enjoy. Central Air keeps the room at the perfect temperature for you at all times. High backed leather chairs are placed by the window ,just right for reading and relaxing as the sunshine warms your face. The private bathroom has a walk-in shower and all the amenities you will need. This is a beautiful room perfect for your stay on Chincoteague.

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

Nightly Rate: $155 - $225

The Royal Suite

Welcome to The Royal Suite, this elegant suite is a WOW, the perfect place for the most special ocassions of your life.The first room you enter is the reading room, with it's gorgeous rocking chair next to the window for the perfect reading light. The next room is the kitchenette, which comes with a refrigerator, microwave, Keurig coffee maker, and a dining room table. Next is the bathroom, which has a deep tub shower combination, with comfy robes and soft bath towels. The largest and most beautiful room in the suite is the Bedroom, with it's king sized bed complete with romantic mosquito netting. It also boasts a large flat screened television and central heat and air. The Sun Porch is beautiful, full of light and so elegant. We know that this will be a vacation to remember.

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

Nightly Rate: $215 - $325

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Location Type

Artist Community, Downtown, Island, Oceanfront, Oceanview, Small town


Norfolk, VA (ORF) 90 miles

Directions to property:

Take Route 13 to Highway 175 East, also called Chincoteague Road. Follow this across the Causeway, to Chincoteague Island. At the traffic light turn right onto Main Street. The 1848 Island Manor House is about 1/8th mile on the left, just before the Post Office. Turn into the white shell driveway. Park around back in the parking area or you can unload under the portico at the Main Entrance.

Area Attractions

Antique Shopping, Aquarium, Art Galleries, Beach, Concert venue, Gourmet/Fine Dining, Historical interests, Live Music, Movie Theater, Museum, National/State parks, Nature area, Ocean, Chincoteague Wildlife Refuge, Assateague Lighthouse, Pony Penning Festival, Oyster Festival, Oyster Museum, Carver's Museum, Performing Theater, Picnic area, Religious Services, River, Tours, Vineyard, Winery, Zoo

Inn Details

Establishment type

Historic Inn

On-site amenities

Bike rental, Board games, CD player, Computer, Conference Rooms, Copier, DVD Player, Desk, Fax Machine, Fridge, Ironing Board, Parking, Piano, Private entrance, Radio, Telephone, VCR, Videos, Wedding Facilities, Wired internet , Beach Towels, Beach Chairs, Beach Umbrellas, Dinner Reservations, Activity Reservations, Bicycles

Room amenities

Air conditioning, Alarm clock, Amenities Basket, Bath robes, Ceiling fans, Coffee/Tea facilities, Fireplace, Hairdryer, Kitchenette, Library, Microwave, Satellite/Cable TV, TV, Wheelchair access, Wi-Fi

On-site activities

Bicycle riding trails, Bird watching, Boating, Canoeing, Fishing, Golfing, Hiking trails, Kayaking, Surfing, Artist Galleries and Classes, Swedish & Deep Tissue Massage Therapy, Hot Stone Massage Therapy, Beach, Sea Shell Collecting, Sailing, Shopping, Sight-seeing, Swimming, Tennis courts, Water sports

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  • Check In:: 2:00 PM
  • Check Out:: 11:00 AM
  • Open All Year Round: No
  • Smoking Allowed: Outside only Designated smoking areas.
  • Drinking Allowed: Yes
  • Alcohol Provided Yes
  • Suitable For Children: Limited
  • Childcare Provided: No
  • Guest Pets Allowed: No
  • Disabled Access Limited

Terms and Conditions

  • Minimum Stay: 2 days on weekends in season, 3 days on holidays
  • Accepted payments AMEX, VISA, Discover, Mastercard, Travelers checks, Cash
  • Deposit Amount Required: Only on special occasions
  • Cancellations: -No refunds due to weather. -All cancellations are subject to a $25 processing fee, cancellation fees listed below. -Room cancellations must be made ten days prior to arrival date. -Entire facility bookings and special events must be guaranteed 30 days prior to arrival.



Lin and Sam Mazza and Rachel Nimmerichter

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  • Time Served: 9.00am
  • Serving Location: Dining Room

Special meal options

Low fat , Restrictive , Vegetarian Vegan, Gluten-Free, Lactose-Free, Allergy Restrictions

Signature Dish

Sunday Breakfast
Our Sunday breakfast is a delicious vegetarian classic. Our guests love it every time they stay with us. Start with half a perfectly baked croissant sliced lengthwise and top it with a mixture of sautéed onions, mushrooms, spinach, and scrambled eggs then cover with grated cheese and broil, lastly ladle over the right amount of homemade hollandaise sauce and enjoy.