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Refuge Inn

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7058 Maddox Blvd, Chincoteague Island, VA 23336 (Formerly Refuge Motor Inn)
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Rating summary
  • Location
    5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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York, PA
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19 reviews 19 reviews
5 hotel reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Facing the bay on the edge of town you can walk to the Wildlife Refuge and really feel like you are getting away. The rooms are being refurbished and you don't have the "hotel" feel that everyone is the same. Since this is family owned - third generation, I think - the staff is very friendly and helpful. It is... More 

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Boston, Massachusetts
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3 reviews 3 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

I felt right at home here. The rooms are lovely and clean. There is a small refrigerator in the room and a microwave down the hall. There is also a common room with a washer and dryer. The location is perfect; right next to the bridge going over to Assateague.

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Chincoteague Island, Virginia
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Having stayed at the Refuge Inn before I was expecting a very reasonably priced room with good service and I got it. The room was spotless and felt new. The heat which is often my biggest peeve was on and set right. The bathroom also looked new. Checking in and out I was treated with cheerful efficiency. I will definitely... More 

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Baltimore, Maryland
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5 reviews 5 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I have family on the island so Chincoteague is always a vacation spot, either for a weekend or week. When I go, I try to stay at the Refuge Inn. The name says it all - it's a nice, quiet and quaint hotel located near the heart of town. Everything is within biking distance anyway so it's not so important... More 

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Keyport, New Jersey
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4 reviews 4 reviews
4 hotel reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The stay here at the Refuge Inn was so peaceful and relaxing. Although it was offseason, everything about the hotel and scenery was really serene. The staff was really friendly and the lady, Shannon, greeted me by name upon check-in! In the morning, they made me french toast to compliment the breakfast. There was even a swing set in the... More 

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Baltimore, Maryland
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This was a return visit for us. We find The Refuge to be serene and welcoming and feel that it is a lovely place to relax. The rooms are reliably well-appointed and always clean. The staff is friendly and helpful. The grounds are nicely kept. It is a pleasure to stay here.

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Cynthia W, Manager at Refuge Inn, responded to this review

Thank you so much for taking the time to share your love for the Refuge Inn. We really appreciate the wonderful review and hope to see you again soon. More 

Lancaster County, Pennsylvania
2 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This is hands down the best place to stay in Chincoteague. They make your stay delightful. It's a perfect refuge and close to the beach. We always rent bikes to get to and from the beach. It's a lovely way to enjoy the park too. A joy!

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Cynthia W, Manager at Refuge Inn, responded to this review

Thank you so much for the excellent review! We really appreciate you taking the time to write it. Come visit again soon! More 

Catasauqua, Pennsylvania, United States
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8 reviews 8 reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

My winter getaway to the Refuge Inn was warm, welcoming, comfortable and such a pleasure. This was a return visit for me and I am always glad to see how well this property is maintained. The rooms are beautifully appointed with lovely décor -- not the cookie-cutter look of a chain hotel. I love the location so close to Chincoteague... More 

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Cynthia W, Manager at Refuge Inn, responded to this review

Thank you so much for the stellar review! We really appreciate you taking the time to share your experiences with other travelers and we all hope you'll come back again soon. More 

Salisbury, Maryland
1 review
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The island of Chicoteague is a charming place within itself. Add in the Refuge Inn and you've got magic. When you stay at The Refuge, it's like staying at a close friend's house. It's perfect for a "get away" with, or without the kids. Best on the island!

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Cynthia W, Manager at Refuge Inn, responded to this review

Thanks for the awesome review! Come back and see us soon. More 

Chevy
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8 reviews 8 reviews
3 hotel reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 21, 2015

This is my second visit to the Refuge Inn, and it is an excellent choice. The staff is friendly and helpful (without being intrusive). Our room was kept perfectly, and was a comfortable spot for "down time" during the super-cold weekend. We'll definitely be back! (one word of caution: Chincoteague is a great spot for bicyclists, but the Refuge Inn... More 

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Cynthia W, Manager at Refuge Inn, responded to this review

We are so very glad you enjoyed your two stays here at the Refuge Inn. It's always been our policy that no bikes are allowed in the rooms, as we have very nice carpet and bedspreads that could be ruined by a quick brush with a well-oiled bike chain. Luckily, there are numerous bicycle racks around the property, and guests... More 

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