Bay Haven Inn of Cape Charles

Manager: Tammy Holloway
Address: 403 Tazewell Ave Cape Charles, Virginia 23310
Phone: 7573312838
Rates: 199 - 249
Rooms: 4
Bathrooms: 4
Check In/Out: 4-6 pm / 11:00 am
Extra Person: not available
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Relax, rejuvenate and restore at your haven on the shore. Experience the breathtaking backdrop where nature, beach, country and history meet in the historic town of Cape Charles nestled along Virginia’s Eastern Shore. Calm bay breezes and the glow of glorious sunsets await you at this newly restored 1906 “haven” an escape from the hustle and bustle of the world. Located in the center of town, steps from the town harbor, Main Street and just blocks from our serene sandy beach on the Chesapeake Bay. Tranquility awaits our guests as they enjoy the serenity of our wrap around porch were you can swing your worries away, enjoy a relaxing afternoon reading or take a nap on the screened in porch.

If it is adventure your looking for your choices are endless; Arnold Palmer and Jack Nicolas signature golf courses, kayaking, fishing or birding, wine tours and more; you name it and the shore provides the backdrop for you to plan your personalized experience.

The Bay Haven Inn of Cape Charles is a turn of the century Colonial Revival home that depicts the extraordinary architecture of its time, designed and built in 1906 by renowned architect James W. Lee. The highly sought after Norfolk architect constructed the original home for James W. Wilson, son of W.B. Wilson, a prominent local philanthropist and entrepreneur who founded Wilson’s Department Store in downtown Cape Charles. James Wilson and his wife, Alyce, along with their two daughters, Virginia and Georgia, occupied the home until the late fifties. The home was a single family home for two families between 1960-1995. Great stories and memories were made in this grand ole gal and the current owners have reconnected with these families to preserve the magnificent history of the home.

Rooms at the Bay Haven Inn are spacious and three of the four include EN-SUITE private bathrooms along with luxury linens, toiletries and plush Bay Haven Inn robes. Guests will enjoy a delectable breakfast included with your stay. If you are lucky your breakfast may include their signature sweet potato ham biscuits with Tammy’s homemade preserves. Come and experience exceptional service and a restorative atmosphere, which are served up daily at the Bay Haven Inn of Cape Charles. Plan your escape today to leave your footprints in the sandy beaches of Cape Charles …our porch awaits you!


Give the Gift of a Chesapeake Bay Tranquil Stay


Thinking about that perfect gift for that special someone? Or a way to thank your kids'grandparents for all they do? How about that special caregiver or church pastor? A gift of a tranquil escape is alwasys the perfect fit!

They will be able to relax, rejuvenate and restore while taking a step back in time. Take in the breathtaking backdrop where nature, beach, country and history meet in the charming  historic town of Cape Charles: Virginia's Cape. Calm Chesapeake Bay breezes and the glow of glorious sunsets await them at this 1906 “haven” an escape from the hustle & bustle of the world.  Innkeepers Jim and Tammy Holloway will make your gift to them extraordinary with their award-winning breakfast, exceptional service and a restorative atmosphere are served up daily. 

You may select a gift certificate of any value and the recipient may select the time to visit that works into their schedules.

With any purchase of $500 gift certificate the purchaser will receive a $50 credit toward their stay at the Bay Haven Inn of Cape Charles.

Visit this link on the Bay Haven Inn of Cape Charles website to purchase this special gift.

Valid 02/04/2020 thru 07/01/2022

Tranquil and Cozy LOVErs Getaway

Looking for Valentine’s Day escape full of Sunsets, Champagne, Chocolates and fireside naps at a romantic inn at the beach? Let us build the perfect romantic escape.


Let us help you build your perfect romantic escape! Plan a tranquil and cozy escape to the shore for you and your Valentine. Enjoy long walks on the beach, cozy naps by the fire, a wine tasting at our local vineyard, all of which will leave you both feeling Relaxed, Rejuvenated and Restored at this “haven” on the shore.



L O V E letters, O in shape of tire, V in shape of Kayaks with background of chesapeake bay

Book any available room the month of February/March and get this package for just $100 (in addition to the cost of the room)

~Lover’s Welcome Basket

~Champagne/wine paired with delectable chocolate covered treats served fireside for an intimate couples retreat

~Romantic rose petal turn-down service

~$10 Moonrise Jewelry gift card

~Gourmet Farm -to -Table Breakfast daily

~beautiful flower arrangement 

Complementary Advanced personalized concierge services included to make this romantic get-a-way the perfect stress free escape. Want to give this amazing package as a gift certificate instead? No problem, call or email us today and we can make sure your gift is ready for you to present to your Valentine.



Add COZY to your direct booking reservation  at


Valid 03/04/2020 thru 04/04/2020

Mention STAY VA and We Pay Your Way!

Book your three day escape to the Bay Haven Inn of Cape Charles this summer and we will pay your toll ( $18 value) to cross the 8th man made wonder of the world, the Chesapeake Bay Bridge Tunnel. This magnificent 23 mile wonder connects the Virginia Beach area to Virginia's Eastern Shore beautiful part of Virginia most have never explored. You will find yourself in Cape Charles: Virginia's Cape a unique coastal historic town where golf carts, bikes or walking are the modes of transportion. Nestled on the shoals of the Chesapeake Bay, the Cape Charles sandy beach is calling for you to leave your footprints in the sand. So mention CBBT when you make your reservation directly through our website and we will treat you to the most beautiful ride of your life!


Dont forget "Mention STAYVA and we pay your way" when you book a three day escape.

Valid 06/02/2020 thru 01/05/2020

Room Amenities:

  • AC, Central
  • Hair Dryer
  • Television, Cable/Satellite
  • Streaming TV Service
  • Iron/Ironing Board Available
  • iPhone/iPod Docking Stations
  • Bed, Queen
  • Bath, Private Ensuite
  • Wi-Fi

Inn Amenities:

  • WiFi Throughout
  • Common Fireplace
  • Internet Access
  • Gardens
  • Complimentary Snacks
  • Complimentary Beverages
  • Common TV Area
  • Wine & Cheese Hour

Area Activities:

  • Antiquing
  • Horseback Riding
  • Unique Shopping
  • Tennis
  • National & State Parks
  • Museums
  • Kayaking
  • Hunting
  • Historic Sites
  • Biking
  • Hiking
  • Golf
  • Fishing
  • Fine Dining
  • Farmers Markets
  • Cideries
  • Canoeing
  • Breweries
  • Wineries

Geographic Settings:

  • Beach
  • Rural
  • Small Town
  • Village

Well Suited For:

  • Eco-Friendly
  • Elopements
  • Group Getaways
  • Honeymoons
  • LGBT Friendly
  • Romantic Escape

Food Services:

  • Breakfast, Full
  • Early Morning Coffee/Tea
  • Evening/Afternoon Snacks
  • Meal Options, Dairy Free
  • Meal Options, Gluten Free
  • Meal Options, Vegan
  • Meal Options, Vegetarian

Inn Policies:

  • Alcoholic Beverages Permitted
  • American Express Accepted
  • Cash Accepted
  • Children 10+ Welcome
  • Credit Cards Accepted
  • Smoking Outside Only

Minimum Stay Required:

  • Holidays
  • Special Events
  • Weekends, Fall
  • Weekends, Spring
  • Weekends, Summer


  • AIHP
  • Diamond Collection (
  • PAII
  • Virginia Artisan Trail Site
  • Virginia Green