Posts Tagged ‘Onancock’

Girlfriend Getaways at Virginia B&Bs

Friday, June 21st, 2013

Between work, school, children, significant others, and general life responsibilities, you may be surprised to realize how much time has passed since you’ve seen your girlfriends. If you feel the need for a quick vacation along with a twinge of nostalgia for your schoolgirl slumber parties, then you may need a girlfriend getaway at an InnVirginia member:

Middleburg Country Inn offers quiet, small-town relaxation for your group of girlfriends. Innkeepers  JoAnn and Kevin Hazard call their inn the “ultimate escape from everyday life,” a description that is close to perfect for you ladies who are looking for rest, relaxation, and a renewal of friendship.  Lodging at Middleburg also means that you’ll be within close distance of some excellent girls’ day out activities—horseback riding, hot air balloons, vineyards and wineries.

If you’re looking for an Eastern Shore retreat, then Kris and Lisa LaMontagne invite you to the Inn at Onancock, which they describe as “a short drive to far away.” One particular favorite at the Inn at Onancock is Wine-Down hour, a good time to relax, socialize, and taste an array of wines from around the world. Really, can it get any better than a group of close friends, a beautiful view and a glass of wine?

The Inn at 400 West High provides lodging in Charlottesville, a destination of award-winning wineries, theatrical productions, and eclectic shopping. Innkeeper Carolyn Polson McGee is always ready and willing to offer her inn for a ladies’ getaway: “I LOVE having an Inn full of girlfriends! The laughter and love shared is always memorable for all! I have a sign that always goes up that says ‘What happens with the girlfriends, stays with the girlfriends!’”

Click here to browse InnVirginia’s list of Girlfriend Getaway Packages.

Photo by The Inn at Onancock

Photo by The Inn at Onancock

By Tara Stoll

Christmas on Virginia’s Eastern Shore

Thursday, December 16th, 2010

Quaint harbor towns and quiet villages make up the Eastern Shore of Virginia, a narrow stretch of land between the Atlantic Ocean and the Chesapeake Bay. Natural beauty is everywhere here – in miles of deserted beaches, remote Tangier Island, and the wild ponies of Assateague.

Assateague to Chincoteague

The wild horses of Assateague.

There is something marvelous about spending Christmas at a Virginia Eastern Shore Bed and Breakfast.

Village streets invite shopping. Chilly beach walks are the perfect excuse to snuggle by a crackling fire. Fresh oysters adorn holiday tables. It’s the perfect place to get away from hectic holidays and embrace the spirit of Christmas with someone you love.

Check out the following holiday events during your stay at a Bed and Breakfast Virginia Eastern Shore:

  • The Onancock Christmas Parade, Saturday, December 18. Complete with Santa.
  • A SWING Nutcracker Ballet performance at Nandua High School in Onley, VA, December 17 – 19, 2010. You’ve never seen the Nutcracker until you’ve seen this version.
  • Party at the Palace (December 19, 2010) in Cape Charles, VA. The Stage Door Gallery hosts this popular Christmas Open House, where visitors may shop for gifts and watch It’s A Wonderful Life on the big screen.

Fall into a VA Shore Bed and Breakfast

Monday, September 27th, 2010

Wake up to a foggy sunrise over the Chesapeake Bay.

For many people, fall is a favorite time to travel to VA Shore bed and breakfasts. Charming villages along the Chesapeake Bay and Atlantic coast – some of the oldest in the country – positively explode with color and history. Temperatures are perfect for long beach walks. Holidays on the horizon give purpose to popping in out of shops. There is always something interesting to do or see when you visit the different areas of the VA Shore.

Discover the village of Onancock, on the Eastern Shore, and ride your bike from the Chesapeake Bay to the Atlantic Ocean. Visit historic Yorktown, Williamsburg and Jamestown in Tidewater, and learn what life was like for early 17th century settlers. Stay at an inn on the coast of the Chesapeake Bay and explore inlets, bays and coves by boat.

Take a break from your routine this fall and run away to a VA Shore bed and breakfast.What you do once you get here is up to you.

Virginia’s Unexpected Eastern Shore

Thursday, June 10th, 2010

The Eastern Shore of Virginia is a slender peninsula of land jutting out between the Atlantic Ocean and the Chesapeake Bay. It is an area rich in history and natural attractions. Tourism thrives here, but in an understated way. Stay in Eastern Shore Virginia bed and breakfasts while discovering this unique place.

Onancock is one of the largest towns on Virginia’s Eastern Shore, with a population of approximately 1,500. Onancock Creek wraps around the town and meanders about 4 miles before spilling into Chesapeake Bay. Stroll or bike through town, admiring the historic architecture. Visit art galleries, take in a movie at the historic Roseland theater, and dine in several excellent restaurants. Kayak down the creek.

Take a day trip from Onancock to Tangier Island in the Chesapeake Bay, a remarkable place where residents still speak with an accent similar to the original British settlers. Be sure to enjoy a soft shell crab sandwich while there.

Chincoteague Island is a quaint island/town on the Atlantic coast with a handful of museums, shops, and restaurants. Nearby Assateague Island National Seashore includes 37 miles of sandy beaches, and wild ponies to boot. There is truly no place like this in the country,

If possible, stay in an Eastern Shore Virginia bed and breakfast during the Chincoteague Island Blueberry Festival towards the end of July. This is the best time of year to indulge in thick slices of blueberry pie topped with a fat scoop of blueberry ice-cream. The Pony Penning also takes place at the end of July; it has been a tradition for nearly 100 years for horses to swim across the shallow water between islands, run through town, and into pens. Think of the running of the bulls in Spain – the experience will be just as exotic.

It is worth taking the time to explore the whole Virginia Eastern Shore once there. This is a wonderful place to bird watch, cycle past lush farmland, and fish. History buffs and outdoor enthusiasts will be equally at home on Virginia’s Eastern Shore, as will people simply seeking tranquility.

Sunrise Paddling on the North Canadian River