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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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  • Location
    5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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Gerrardstown, West Virginia
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3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

I had stayed at the Refuge Inn 20 years ago and had never forgotten it. My return visit this week did not disappoint me. It felt like going home. The place had not changed except that the majestic pines were even more majestic. The room was spotlessly clean and elegantly appointed. The staff were friendly and helpful in every way.... More 

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Upstate NY
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

This is a small (maybe 75 rooms) hotel/motel just before the bridge to the National Park. Impeccably maintained with all the amenities one would expect. The rooms on the side away from the parking lot face out on a lawn shaded by tall pine trees with grills and picnic tables, making a very pleasant place to relax in the evening.... More 

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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

The hotel is clean and charming, with rooms decorated in unique themes. The rooms feel more like a B&B, but with all the amenities of a hotel - nice indoor/outdoor pool, hot tub, and sauna, and a breakfast room with a complimentary continental breakfast as well as a gift shop with a good selection of kids' toys. The ponies and... More 

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Chesapeake, Virginia
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Nestled among pine trees sits a perfect refuge. This family owned inn offers visitors an affordable alternative to the chain hotels on the Island of Chincoteague. The staff was very friendly, curtious, and knowledgeable about local attractions. The rooms have been recently refurbished. The color scheme was soothing and relaxing. The bed was very comfortable. Having ponies in the corral... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

This hotel felt like staying over grandmas house! The room was comfortably decorated and had a great relaxing ambiance. The front desk staff was incredibly friendly and helpful. The continental breakfast had great choices and was served in a cozy kitchen feeling gift shop. The pool/hot tub area was also great, family friendly yet relaxing. They even have some ponies... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

This is the closest hotel to the wildlife refuge. Bikes available next door. Continental breakfast, yum! Loved the first floor pool side :) Chincoteague ponies onsite are attractive to children and help promote the history of the Island.

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Beijing Region, China
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

You can really get away from it here. Despite the odd sounding name (which almost put us off booking) this hotel was peaceful. The woodland area is stunning on a sunny day and you can see lots of wildlife including ponies. There is a bike shop that you can rent a bike from. The hot tub and pool area was... More 

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Reading, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Staff extremely polite & very accommodating. The location was excellent for the beach & viewing the wild ponies! A great selection of different types of food & our favorite. ice cream at the island creamery.. Many boat charters for a cruise around the island and wildlife. We also enjoyed the many hiking paths and going up in the Chincoteague lighthouse

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Portsmouth
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Family - owned, clean, beautiful, warm and inviting. Very accommodating to all needs. The rooms are gorgeous and the location is smack in the middle of the local favorites to eat and shop. Will definitely return to stay at Refuge Inn.

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Cheshire UK
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 203 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

We really enjoyed our 2 nights at the Refuge Inn. Our room was beautifully decorated in an elegant style included a lazyboy chair. The bathroom was immaculately clean with nice toiletries. A balcony with 2 chairs completed the accommodation. We were on the second floor, the rooms on the lower level get a bit of garden too. Ideally located for... More 

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