A Romantic, Pet Friendly Bed and Breakfast Near Chincoteague Island on Virginia's Eastern Shore.

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

The oldest part of the Inn was a brick structure built in 1802 as the Bloxom Tavern and was the first voting precinct in the area. Hospitality was the name of the game even back 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. It was then sold and started out as a pretty upscale, well-known, fine dining restaurant. It was operated as a restaurant and Bed & Breakfast until 1994 when it changed hands again. The restaurant was closed and it is currently operating as Bed and Breakfast/Inn. There are plans to open the restaurant to the public in the near future.

History of the Garden and Sea Inn

Main House


The Innkeepers
The new innkeepers as of July, 2017.
Why should you stay with us? Why stay off the Island and take the drive?

We are a gorgeous estate property with three homes on 5 secluded, rural acres. You won't find a place like this on Chincoteague Island. That's why!

  • We are sitting on five beautifully landscaped acres with lots of room to roam with or without your dog. We have three ponds with fountains, two fire pits, lovely rose gardens, flowers, and a beautiful forest with lots of birds and other wildlife.
  • We have spacious, large rooms (250 - 650 sqft!) and private, en suite bathrooms, most with jacuzzi tubs.
  • We have a refreshing outdoor pool.
  • We are centrally located to everything on the Eastern Shore. If you plan to visit places other than Chincoteague, (Cape Charles, Onancock, Crisfield, Berlin, Snow Hill, Salisbury, Tangier Island) then our location saves you a lot of driving time - 40 minutes every trip!

From the North:

Take Route 13 South from Salisbury, MD. One mile past the Maryland - Virginia State Line, turn right onto Route 710. This is the first right turn after the Virginia Welcome Center.

The Inn is 1/4 mile down Route 710 on the right.

Approximate Driving Times:

- Salisbury MD        35 min
- Ocean City, MD        50 min
- Rehoboth Beach, DE    1 hr 25 min
- Washington           3 hr
- Baltimore              3 hr
- Philadelphia          3 hr
- Cape May, NJ      3 hr 15 min
- New York City    4.5 hr

From the South:

Follow Route 13 from Virginia Beach almost all the way north to the Maryland state line. 
Once you have reached the intersection with Route 175 (the road to Chincoteague), keep going on Rt. 13 north for 2 more miles. Watch out for a nicely illuminated seafood store ("Susans Seafood") on your left -turn left right behind it onto Route 709.
The Inn is on your right.

Approximate driving times:

- Bay Bridge/Tunnel         1.5 hr
- Norfolk/VA Beach:       2 hr
- Richmond VA               3.5 hr
- Outer Banks NC           4  hr
- Savannah GA                9 hr
- Miami FL                   16 hr
Garden and Sea Inn Main House

Garden and Sea Inn - 1870 Garden House

Garden and Sea Inn - Yellow House

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Mobil has awarded us a rating of Three Stars.

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