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“Relaxing Atmosphere Makes for a Great Weekend Getaway”
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Bay View Inn
Winchester, Virginia
Level 2 Contributor
5 reviews
“Relaxing Atmosphere Makes for a Great Weekend Getaway”
Reviewed October 29, 2013

We flew into the airport for the weekend. Jim picked us up at the airport in the Inn's golf cart, although the Inn is just a short walk away. Actually on this island, everything is a short walk away! Accommodations were private, quiet, and comfortable. Our room was cozy, not fancy. Wi-fi was available in the main house (on this island, having internet available is rare! The fact that the Bay View Inn had it for guests was a definite plus). The wi-fi was spotty in our room which was in a separate building. Breakfast was cooked every morning to order, and a number of choices were available. I highly recommend JIm's eggs over hard and fried potatoes. Jim and Maureen made us feel right at home.

  • Stayed October 2013, traveled as a couple
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Manheim, Pennsylvania, USA
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Reviewed September 12, 2013 via mobile

Flew in for the weekend. A very beautiful place to stay close to the airport. Only a 2 minute walk. Jim and Maureen and their son David did all they could to make our stay enjoyable and memorable. Taking time to explain island life to us and any other questions we had. For a very relaxed time I highly recommend this island and especially this bed and breakfast. Remember this a working island so it is not all commercialized but is the perfect way to step back into the past and enjoy a quieter way of life. Thanks again to Jim, Maureen, and David for a delicious breakfast and all you did to make our weekend a wonderful and relaxing time! We would love to go again!

Stayed September 2013
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Spring Grove, Pennsylvania
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3 reviews
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Reviewed September 11, 2013

From the first steps from the Stephen Thomas Ferry onto Tangier Island.......My family and I knew we had arrived to a unique and beautiful island! David met us there at the dock, and loaded our bags onto our stretch-limo of golf carts! He gave us the scenic ride, with guidance to points of interest, to our home away from home.......The Bay View Inn! Beautiful, serene, comfortable are the first words to describe this B&B, until you meet the owners and other guests! Jim, Maureen, David, and Dottie are just the best hosts you could hope for! Personal bonus for me were the amazing sunrises, sunsets, star filled nights from the deck, and abundant wildlife........My heart soared with the ospreys! I will return to this place often to soak up the peace, and also to see my new forever friends at The Bay View Inn and Tangier Island.

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  • Stayed July 2013, traveled with family
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Colonial Beach, VA
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Reviewed September 4, 2013

My first visit to Tangier Island was made more pleasurable by a stay at the Bay View B&B. David's breakfast was delicious and plentiful. He also transported us via golf cart to and from the boat which was a great help. Maureen and Jim were very accommodating and interesting to talk to. I would recommend a stay at this B&B.

  • Stayed August 2013, traveled with friends
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virginia
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Reviewed August 26, 2013

Visited the Bay View the 1st part of August. The Bay View is absolutely wonderful. The breakfast, prepared by David, was delicious. Maureen, owner & son David were so accomodating. David pick us up from the landing & carried our luggage down the dock to the golf cart & deposited at the door to the cottage. Same on the return. Our room was clean & cozy. Clean towels every day & access to cable TV & AC. The grounds are so relaxing. It is just like being at home. Would not stay anywhere else on the island!!! Thanks again Maureen & David !!!

  • Stayed August 2013, traveled with friends
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Farmville, Virginia
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Reviewed August 15, 2013

We had a wonderful stay at the Bay View Inn for a quick birthday vacation. Our hosts were very helpful and nice. Breakfast was delicious, David is a great cook! Would highly recommend it and would love to come back again!!!

  • Stayed August 2013, traveled as a couple
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Clarksburg, Maryland
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Reviewed August 14, 2013

Our recent stay at the Bay View Inn on Tangier Island was nothing short of spectacular. Our host Maureen and her son David were gracious and accommodating in every respect. Breakfast was excellent and served with smiles and lovely conversation. Our room was a cozy and romantic reflection of Tangier Island itself; our entire experience both at the Inn and on the island was very special. We highly recommend it.

  • Stayed June 2013, traveled as a couple
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Additional Information about Bay View Inn

Property: Bay View Inn
Address: 16408 West Ridge, Tangier Island, VA 23440
Location: United States > Virginia > Tangier Island
Amenities:
Beach Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Shuttle Bus service
Hotel Style:
Ranked #1 of 1 B&Bs / Inns in Tangier Island
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Number of rooms: 11
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Recommended Inn when visiting Tangier Island. Established in 1904 by Sidney Wallace a merchant on Tangier Island. Bay View Inn is one of the oldest homes on Tangier Island and is filled with the beauty and charm of day's gone by. Our accommodations have fascinated artists, celebrities and business executives. Guest astronomy folks say it's an excellent location for viewing and searching the stars. Tangier Island's Bay View Inn will touch your soul for years to come. There are nine cottages and two rooms in the main house. Under new ownership and open year-round for you to enjoy a pleasant and restful visit to the quiet and remote fishing village of Tangier Island, Va. Featured in the 1973 November issue of National Geographic. ... more   less 
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Bay View Hotel Tangier Island

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