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Are looking for a bed and breakfast to escape and completely relax and unwind in a tranquil setting? The Bay Haven Inn of Cape Charles a luxury Bed and Breakfast located in the center of the historic quaint town of Cape Charles, Virginia nestled in the cove of the Chesapeake Bay. This beautifully restored historic home is located in the heart of Cape Charles with it’s small town charm, sandy beaches and friendly faces not to mention it’s secret weapon- western sun exposure- (a rare find on the east coast) which provides the backdrop for the most dramatic sunsets. Relax with your toes in the sand, cool beverage in hand and the soothing sounds of the waves as they wash the worries of the world away.
The Inn is a beautifully restored home with great history and located in the center of town making it a perfect location. Blocks from the beach, shopping restaurants, spa and harbor/marina, with no stop light in site visitors walk, bike or golf cart around town, parking their cars for the duration of their stay. Often referred to, as the land of gentle-living the quaint laid-back town of Cape Charles is a step back in time when life was a bit simpler, our bed and breakfast is your “haven”, an escape from the urgency everyday life distractions. One of our guests said it best, “When life gets in the way of taking a minute to breathe, escape to the Bay Haven Inn of Cape Charles”.
The charming curb appeal of the inn and surrounding gardens, which are impeccable maintained, are just one of the views guests will enjoy from either their room window or one of the many places to enjoy the many private nooks around the property. Select a spot on the wrap-around porch with a swing, love seat or couch just calling you for a nap or perhaps enjoy a pre-sunset beverage in the Adirondack chairs under “Piper” the infamous palm tree. (You have to ask innkeepers about the story behind “Piper”!).
Once inside guests will find the furnishings and elegance of the inn classic and very inviting, leaving you feeling at home as you enter the front door. The architecture of the house is intriguing with comfortable furnishings and pleasing to the eye. Meticulous detail has gone into the design and décor of each room.
There is no doubt your appetite will be fulfilled with the inn’s farm to fork approach for breakfasts, utilizing fresh produce from our gardens or utilizing bounty from the local farmers. Noted for our sweet potato ham biscuits and “Jim Bread”, innkeeper Jim’s baking is always something guests leave talking about and craving.
If it is adventure you are looking for you will find kayaking, water sports and cycling to be among the favorites of our guests. Explore the shore by sail, kayak, kite board, Jet Ski or take in the incredible serene offerings of the barrier islands and coves of this unique piece of land between two waters.
As innkeepers we strive to be attentive and helpful yet give you the perfect amount of privacy desired. Your satisfaction in your visit to Cape Charles and the Bay Haven Inn is our number one priority. Gracious and genuine southern hospitality is served up daily with pleasure.