Virginia Bed & Breakfasts

Cape Charles, Virginia Bed and Breakfasts
Home > Virginia Bed & Breakfast > Cape Charles, Virginia > Bay Haven Inn of Cape Charles

  • Signature Sweet Potato Ham Biscuits
  • Delectable breakfast served up here daily!
  • Spacious guest room with an abundance of natural light
  • Cozy James Wilson Room, with the glorious glow of the afternoon sunset.
  • Come leave your footprints in the sand...
  • Bay Haven Inn at Christmas
  • Welcome to the Bay Haven Inn of Cape Charles
  • Your first steps into the Bay Haven Inn...
Click on the photos above to see them larger
View more photos at our web site:

Bay Haven Inn of Cape Charles

Your host(s):
Jim & Tammy Holloway
Web Site:
403 Tazewell Ave
Cape Charles, Virginia 23310
Guest Rooms:
4Bathrooms: 4
$165 - $200
Check In/Out:
4 - 6 PM - 11 AM
Social Media:
Gay/Lesbian Friendly:

Bay Haven Inn of Cape Charles

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!

View Our Reviews

Packages & Specials SUNSETS CALLING - $25 Multiday Reservation
Glorious sunsets are calling you to visit Virginia's Eastern Shore! Where combining the most stunning SUNSETS and the Bay Haven Inn's ESCAPE plan leave you Relaxed, Rejuvenated and Restored at your HAVEN on the Shore! Book between October 1-December 31st and receive 10% off SPA services or our Signature Arnold Palmer/Jack Nicklaus Golf Courses and much more; book mid-week and receive $25 off a multi-day (3 or more days)booking.

Cancellation Policy

If your travel plans change or you must cancel your reservation, please call us to discuss your cancellation. There are certain times of the year that we have turned away many reservation requests and a cancellation places our small business in hardship if we are not able to fill those rooms. Therefore our cancellation policy below is necessary.

Once you have made a reservation (whether over the phone or on-line), there is a $35 cancellation fee per room regardless of when the cancellation is made. For a full refund (less $35 cancellation fee) two weeks notice (30 days for special events and holidays) of cancellation is necessary. Reservations cancelled under the 14 day (30 day for special events or holidays) time-frame will be be charged in full. Special events or extended stays require full nonrefundable payment at time of reservations.

The Bay Haven Inn does not issue refunds for "no show" guests or those who depart early, cancel less than 72 hours upon arrival, or for special event/holiday reservations. Reservations with a minimum stay requirement that are reduced to fewer nights, will be charged the full amount of the required stay. If you have any questions regarding our cancellation policy, please ask.


  • PAII

Area Activities

  • Antiquing
  • Biking
  • Canoeing
  • Fishing
  • Galleries
  • Golf
  • Hiking
  • Historic Sites
  • Horseback Riding
  • Hunting
  • Kayaking
  • Museums
  • National/State Parks
  • Theater
  • Unique Shopping
  • Wineries

Food Service

  • Accommodates Special Diets
  • Coffee/Tea available 24-hours
  • Early Morning Coffee/Tea
  • Evening/Afternoon Dessert
  • FLOSS (Fresh, Local, Organic, Seasonal, & Sustainable)
  • Full Breakfast
  • Full Service Restaurant
  • Gluten Free
  • Low Glycemic Food
  • Picnic Lunches/Extra $

Geographic Setting

  • Beach
  • Small Town

Inn Amenities

  • Common Fireplace
  • Common TV Area
  • Comp. Beverages
  • Comp. Light Refreshments
  • Comp. Wine/Cheese
  • Copy Service
  • Corporate Rates
  • Fax Service
  • Gardens
  • Government Rate
  • Green Friendly
  • Internet Access
  • National Historic Register
  • Off Street Parking
  • Outdoor Guest Areas
  • WiFi in the Gardens
  • WiFi Throughout

Inn Policies

  • Alcoholic Beverages Permitted
  • American Express Accepted
  • Cash Accepted
  • Checks Accepted
  • Children 12+ Permitted
  • Children/Inquire
  • Credit Cards Accepted
  • Pets Not Permitted
  • Smoking Outside Only

Minimum Stay Required

  • Holidays
  • Peak Season Weekends
  • Special Events
  • Weekends

Room Amenities

  • AC/Central
  • Bathrobes
  • Ceiling Fan
  • Fireplace/Gas
  • Full Bed
  • Hair Dryer
  • iPhone/iPod Docking Stations
  • Iron/Ironing Board Avail.
  • Luxury Linens
  • Movie Library
  • Private Bath
  • Queen Bed
  • Shower
  • Wi-Fi

Well Suited For

  • B&Bs for VETS - Veterans Day
  • Business Travel
  • Day trip
  • Elopements
  • Gay Friendly
  • Group Events
  • Honeymoons
  • Meetings
  • Quilters Retreats
  • Romantic Escape
  • Scrapbooking Retreats
  • Single Traveler
  • Vacation Getaway
  • Weddings