A Romantic, Pet Friendly Bed and Breakfast Near Chincoteague Island on the Eastern Shore.

Innkeepers Lon and Laura

Meet the Innkeepers:

Lon and Laura became the new innkeepers of the Garden and Sea Inn in July, 2017.


New Church is one of the older settlements in the area, it dates back to the 1770s. 

The oldest part of the Inn was build in 1802 as the "Bloxom Tavern" - so hospitality was the name of the game already in the old days. Over time, several sections of the building were added. The victorian facade you see today dates back to 1895.  

The house was the Nelson families private residence from around 1850 until 1988, then it was sold and started out as a pretty upscale and well known fine dining restaurant. It was operated as a restaurant until 1994. It changed hands again and was transferred into the beautiful Bed & Breakfast. 

History of the Garden and Sea Inn

Main House


The Innkeeper - Lon

Why should you stay with us? Why stay off the Island and take the drive?
Well, we are a gorgeous estate-type property with three houses on a 5 acre lot, what offers a lot of privacy. You won't find a place like this on Chincoteague Island between the gas station and the post office. That's why! 

  • We are sitting on 5 nicely landscaped acres, lots of room to roam and play. We have two ponds, lovely rose gardens, flower fields, a little forest and even a small wilderness section with lots of rabbits and other wildlife. 
  • We have large rooms (250 - 650 sqft!) and large, en suite bathrooms, most with jacuzzi. 
  • We have a pool. 
  • We are located very centrally to everything. If you plan to visit other places than just Chincoteague (Cape Charles, Onancock, Crisfield, Berlin, Salisbury, Tangier Island, ...), then our location actually saves you a lot of driving - 40 minutes every trip you make!

We hope to See You Soon! You will love it here!