From the Innkeepers

2014 Bird List- November & Early December

The snow geese are coming in droves, which all the locals take to mean that cold weather has arrived and is here to stay. We’ve been keeping our... 

Ponies, turtles, and birds– OH MY!

Here at the Refuge Inn, our staff will tell you anything you want to know about Chincoteague and Assateague, but we rarely get out to enjoy it ourselves... 

2014 Bird List– October

Here’s our running list of birds sighted on Assateague this month! Gathered from skimmming e-bird, “bird boards” online and talking... 

Fall Specials announced!

As September draws to a close, the crisp, cool air of Autumn rolled through the Chincoteague marshes this morning.  On Assateague, migratory birds await... 

It’s beautiful today, so we wrote a poem!

Twas March the Eleventh and all over the island People were donning flip flops and smilin’. The children were outside in t-shirts and shorts, Playing... 

The Low-Down on Pony Penning

So you want to see the Pony Swim.  Whether you’re an old hat or a greenhorn, we talk to folks just like you every day.  Every year, it’s basically... 

Snowy Owls on Assateague!

There’s been a lot of talk over the past month or so about the appearance of several Snowy Owls in the Chincoteague and Assateague area.  Hedwig... 

Christmas decorations at the Refuge

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Chincoteague & Assateague

Upcoming Events

February 14, 2015
Death By Chocolate
Pick up a game card from any participating store and follow a scavenger hunt of clues through Chincoteague Island. Read more…


March 14, 2015
In Search of Shamrocks
Wear your best green or St. Patrick’s day festive costumes while playing! Complete your game card and turn it in at your final destination to be entered into a drawing for lots of fun prizes from local merchants.  Read more…

April 3 & 4, 2015
Easter Decoy & Art Festival
Local and national carvers and artists exhibit and sell their one-of-a-kind crafts. (757) 336-6161 for more info.


May 2, 2015
47th Chincoteague Seafood Festival
(757) 336-6161 to order tickets or for more info.


May 9, 2015
21st Annual International Migratory Bird Celebration
Held at Chincoteague National Wildlife Refuge. Workshops, Walks, Activities, etc. (757) 336-6122 for more info.