Bay Haven Inn of Cape Charles B&B

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!

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