Bay Haven Inn of Cape Charles

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Manager(s): Tammy and Jim Holloway

Address: 403 Tazewell Ave, Cape Charles, VA  23310

Region: Eastern Shore Region

Local Phone: 757.331.2838

Check In and Check Out Times: 4 PM; 11 AM

Types of Payment Accepted: Cash, Visa, MasterCard, American Express, Discover

Types of Rooms: Rooms

Number of Rooms: 4

Number of Bathrooms: 4

Number of Private Bathrooms: 4

Property Description:

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!

Property Amenities:

  • Children Welcome 12+
  • Free Wi-Fi
  • Business Friendly
  • On-Site Gardens
  • Breakfast Included


  • Bird Watching
  • Culinary Tourism
  • Horseback Riding
  • Unique Shopping
  • Kayaking & Boating
  • Museums
  • Hiking & Biking
  • Historic Destination
  • National & State Parks
  • Wineries