I visited Tangier Island, stayed at Hilda Crockett's Chesapeake House for one night in the room just inside the main entrance to this B+B. BIG mistake during the active mosquito months! They obvioulsy flew in each time the Guests came through the door and seemed to congregate in my room! The mosqitoes were everywhere and feasted on me all day and all night-long. Seems there is a tiny, black mosquito that made its way north to the Chesapeake Bay area and it is different than the others since it bites day and night. Purely miserable! The room itself was very basic but clean; the family-style meals were wonderful and were the salvation of the stay. It does not take long to do a bike ride along the island, so if I had to do the trip again, I would go over on the ferry (we rode the Steven Thomas and it was a glorious ride) that leaves Criswell, MD around noon, return the same day a few hours later. It truly is a step back in time and is worth seeing--who knows, with the island's dwindling population, reliance on making a living from fishing, and continuously eroding beaches, it may not be around for long. Very picturesque, food is excellent, ferry ride a highlight of the trip. But, if possible, avoid the height of the 'mosquito season.' Had it not been for the delicious food and unique experience offered by this island, I would have rated the stay as only a "2." Worth seeing, but again, consider a day-trip over and back--you can dine at their restaurant by paying the flat price for your family-style meal.
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