Miss Molly's Inn

4141 Main Street , Chincoteague, VA 23336 USA (Show map)


Miss Molly's Inn is Chincoteague's most beloved Victorian bed and breakfast! Built in 1886 by Captain Joe Rowley, this bayside home was run by his daughter Molly. Marguerite Henry stayed, rocking away on the front porch while writing "Misty of Chincoteague". This fine "painted lady" epitomizes the grace and charm of a period gone but not forgotten on this lovely island retreat. Enjoy Lin`s gourmet breakfast, eloquently presented. Relax on one of five porches, stroll down Main Street to shop or dine, or bike to nearby Assateague and view the ponies, birds and pristine beaches at the wildlife refuge!




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  • Guest room4.2
  • Service4.7
  • Value4.2
  • Cleanliness4.6
  • Onsite Dining4.6

Good Golly, Miss Molly!

5 on October 04, 2012

We spent a portion of our 40th wedding anniversary (9/26-9/29/12) trip here and could not have had a better experience. Anna is a warm and personable innkeeper. Karen and Maria are her great assistants. All made us feel so much at ease we did not want to go home! We stayed in the Bay Room, a lovely second floor corner room done in "feel good" pastel shades of blue, white, and yellow. When Anna opened the door to our room, we were greeted by iced wine, champagne flutes, an anniversary card, and a queen sized bed strewn with rose petals. Anna's breakfasts were amazing -- Asiago cheese and spinach quiche and blueberry bread pudding with fresh whipped cream. The atmosphere and furniture are appropriate to this Victorian era jewel of a home. There are no tv's or internet at Miss Molly's. In keeping with the Victorian theme, one had the leisure to read books and converse with the other guests in the common room or on the large, comfortable screened in porch. If one wishes for a "generic" travel accomodation experience, with tv and internet, don't stay here! We understand why previous guests keep coming back, and we will do the same the next time we are in Chincoteague. Based on our experience, we will continue to recommend Miss Molly's.

My 8th visit to Miss Molly's!

5 on September 29, 2012

Every year I think I should go someplace other than Chincoteague for vaction but then I remember how wonderful Miss Molly's Inn is, and how much I love Chincoteague, and I book a room yet again. The weather and the stores may change, but Miss Molly's is always awesome. I just came home today and am already thinking about my next visit.

3-night stay

2.8 on September 25, 2012

Anna’s breakfasts and hospitality were wonderful. We felt the Inn itself, including our guest room, was a grade below what was described and pictured on the website.

Mid-season Stay

4.2 on August 31, 2012

This is our first stay in a Bed and Breakfast and Miss Molly's didn't let us down. Sam checked us in - he gave us a great run down of what the island had to offer and suggested a few places for dinner. Anna and her assistant served up some great chow and were very accomodating. Thank you guys for the card and bottle of champagne! We had the Upper Deck room, the view and outside deck all to ourselves.

A Wonderful "Weekend" Retreat

4.8 on May 03, 2012

This was our first time staying at a Bed and Breakfast and we were pleasantly surprised. Anna the hostess was delightful and worked diligently to ensure that we were able to see and do everything we wanted. She recommended a delicious restaurant and was even able to get my husband and I a private boat tour of the island from Captain Carlton Leonard's Island Cruises. We had our two-day stay during the week, and so the Inn wasn't terribly crowded. Anna upgraded us to a different room (without us even needing to ask) so that we had access to the deck during our stay, allowing us to come and go without having to walk through the house. Breakfast was delicious! We didn't pay extra for the English Afternoon Tea served at 3:30, but another couple did and said it was fantastic! We will absolutely be sure to stay at Miss Molly's again when we head back to the Island.

Play Misty for ME

4.8 on September 08, 2009

This was our second stay at Miss Molly's Inn on Chincoteague Island. My wife and I have stayed at several BnBs, and this definitely is at the top of our list. Innkeepers, Sam and Lin Mazza have gone to great lengths to insure a wonderful stay at their BnB. The Inn is furnished beautifully. We stayed in the recently remodeled "Bay Room." It was very cozy and just perfect! Our prior stay was in the room where author, Marguerite Henry penned her famous book, "Misty of Chincoteague" in 1947. The breakfasts are the most elegant and scrumptious that you will ever have. My wife and I plan to make this a yearly experience. Sam and Lin are very knowledgeable about the local attractions and eating establishments. Lin recommended a restaurant to try, and we went back there every evening during our stay. This Inn is most highly recommended.

Very small room!

3.0 on July 26, 2008

The owner was extremely friendly and helpful when we called to book, but the queen bed in the room turned out to be a double, and the room was much too small even for a couple. The other rooms seem much roomier than the Captain's room for a minimal price difference. The porches and gazebo do nicely add to the extra lounging space available, but this B&B was not really our style. ALOT of collectibles everywhere, which can be charming. The breakfast was good, very nice setup.

Super Getaway

5 on July 21, 2008

Miss Molly's was excellent. The food was yummy. The owners knew everything. Where to go for the best beaches along with the best food. They made our stay amazing.

Wonderful Inn

5 on July 21, 2008

Miss Molly's was excellent. The owners food was as wonderful, so was their advice. We can't wait to go back.

Island Magic

4.2 on July 06, 2008

Located conveniently on the main street leading into Chincoteague, Miss Molly's Inn offers a lovely oasis of calm and beauty. Crushed shells compose the drive and travelers are welcomed with a beautiful garden complete with a fenced porch and tasty treats available. Once visited by Marguerite Henry, author of the Misty books, this gracious home is appointed with period pieces reflecting a lush historical atmosphere to relax and enjoy life. Breakfasts were perfection! Our hosts anticipated our needs and were delightful.

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Rooms & Rates

Miss Molly's Room

Miss Molly's Room is a beautiful room with a queen size bed and a small private bathroom. Just outside the door, there is a private porch that overlooks the side of the working bay where you can sit and relax with a cup of coffee or glass of wine and watch the sunset. This room is named for Miss Molly. When Miss Molly owned the inn, this is the room that she chose to stay in. We hope you love it as much as she did.

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

Nightly Rate: $145 - $175

Marguerite Henry

The Marguerite Henry Room is the most famous room on Chincoteague Island. It is the room that Marguerite Henry stayed in while writing her famous book, "Misty of Chincoteague" in 1946. This room boasts a large king sized bed, a sitting area, and a private bathroom with a tub/shower combination. It is a beautiful room full of light and warmth and is our most popular room.

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

Nightly Rate: $155 - $230

Captain Jack

Captain Jack's is a nicely appointed room with a queen sized bed and was named after Miss Molly's uncle, Captain Jack Rowley, who played a very important part in the Coast Guard and went to New Orleans for the first tsunami in 1926. He stayed in this room and helped Miss Molly run the inn in the early days. Captain Jack's room has a private bathroom that is located just a couple of steps down the hall and has all of the amenities you will need for your stay, including fluffy robes.

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

Nightly Rate: $135 - $165

Bay Room

The Bay Room is a beautiful room, tastefully appointed with subtle nautical touches. This room features a queen sized bed, a quaint sitting area, and a private bathroom. The Bay Room has many windows and catches the refreshing bay breeze as it drifts off the water. This room is our most romantic and is perfect for your special occasion.

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

Nightly Rate: $145 - $195

Upper Deck

The Upper Deck room is a quiet room at the back of the house with a queen sized bed and a private bathroom.What makes this room extra special is that it has a private entrance to the large top deck that overlooks the working bay where the fishing boats come in. While not exclusive to the room very few other guests wander up there as there are four other decks to choose from. This deck has it all from a hammock to sea breezes to flowers everywhere. Truly the perfect place to reconnect.

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

Nightly Rate: $145 - $175


The Beachcomber room is one of two rooms on the third floor and can be booked by itself or with the Yellow room for a family vacation.. The Beachcomber has a queen and a twin bed complete with beach designs and shares a large sitting area and huge bathroom. It is very family friendly and an economic way to have an unforgettable holiday. One of our favourite.

  • Maximum Capacity: 2
  • Beds 2 Queen , 1 Twin

Nightly Rate: $135 - $165

The Yellow Room

The Yellow Room is a beautiful King room on the third floor and can be booked by itself or with the beachcomber room for a family vacation. It shares a large sitting area and huge bathroom and is our sunniest room.This room is perfect for guests on a budget.

  • Maximum Capacity: 2
  • Beds 1 King

Nightly Rate: $135 - $165

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Location Type

Island, Oceanfront, Small town, Waterview


Charlottesville, VA (CHO-Charlottesville-Albemarle)

Directions to property:

11 miles east on 175, from highway US 13

Area Attractions

Antique Shopping, Aquarium, Art Galleries, Beach, Gourmet/Fine Dining, Historical interests, Live Music, Movie Theater, Museum, National/State parks, Nature area, Ocean, National wildlife refuge, National seashore, Picnic area, Religious Services, River, Rodeo, Tours, Zoo

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Inn Details

Establishment type

Historic Inn

On-site amenities

Bike rental, Board games, CD player, Ceiling fans, Coffee/Tea facilities, Computer, Copier, DVD Player, Desk, Fax Machine, Fireplace, Library, Microwave, Parking, Telephone, Washer/dryer, Wedding Facilities , bicycles,beach accessories,antiques, four, porches, deck overlooking Chincoteague, Bay

Room amenities

Air conditioning, Alarm clock, Bath robes, Hairdryer, Radio, Wi-Fi

On-site activities

Bicycle rental, Bicycle riding trails, Bicycles, Bird watching, Boating, Canoeing, Fishing, Golfing, Hiking trails, Hunting, Kayaking, Sailing, Shopping, Sight-seeing, Swimming, Tennis racket rental, Video Arcade, 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
  • Drinking Allowed: Yes
  • Alcohol Provided No
  • Suitable For Children: Limited 8 and older
  • Childcare Provided: No
  • Guest Pets Allowed: No
  • Disabled Access No

Terms and Conditions

  • Minimum Stay: 2 nights on weekends 3 nights on Holidayweekends
  • Accepted payments AMEX, VISA, Discover, Mastercard, Personal checks, Travelers checks, Cash
  • Deposit Amount Required: 50% deposit required at time of booking for special events e.g. Pony Penning, large groups, weddings
  • Cancellations: A ten-day notice of cancellation is required for a full refund.If less than ten days notice is given, any refund will be given based on our ability to re-rent the room.
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Sam and Lin Mazza and Loree Sole

Languages spoken


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  • Time Served: 9a.m.
  • Serving Location: Screened-in Gazebo, Dining Room

Special meal options

Low fat , Restrictive , Vegetarian English afternoon, tea @$25per person

Signature Dish

"Lin's Somerset Savoury"
Virginia ham with sauteed leeks over Italian bread and butter baked with cream and eggs

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