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7058 Maddox Blvd, Chincoteague Island, VA 23336-2102
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What you can expect during your stay
  • All linens sanitised in high-temperature wash
  • Hand sanitiser available to guests & staff
  • Staff required to regularly wash hands
  • Contactless check-in
  • Contactless check-out
  • Individually wrapped toiletries
Updated 14/06/21 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.
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Updated 14/06/21 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.

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#1 of 21 hotels in Chincoteague Island
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Exceed your expectations at this family owned inn where no detail is overlooked. The Refuge Inn is located within walking distance of the wildlife refuge and minutes from our beautiful undeveloped beach. Amenities include Continental Breakfast, Wireless Internet, Indoor/Outdoor Heated Pool, Hot Tub, Sauna, Fitness Room, Observation Decks, Bicycle & Beach Gear Rentals, Conference Room and Gift Shop. Rooms are continually updated and renovated. At the Refuge Inn, you arrive as guests and leave as friends, and are treated as part of the family. A Treasure of a place--Local Family Owned and Proudly Operated.
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7058 Maddox Blvd, Chincoteague Island, VA 23336-2102
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Norfolk Intl Airport137 kmSee all flights
Wicomico County Airport48 kmSee all flights
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JoAnn G wrote a review 13 Sep
Strasburg, Virginia6 contributions
First time staying at this hotel and we will be coming back. Quaint and nestled among the trees. The bike rental shop was right next door. The staff was helpful with directions and suggestions for restaurants and things to do.
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Date of stay: September 2021
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Thank you so much for this awesome review! We are so glad you enjoyed yourself and we look forward to seeing you next time!
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Craig wrote a review 13 Sep
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This was our third visit to the Refuge Inn and look forward to our fourth. The grounds certainly compliment the natural surroundings of the neighboring state park and beaches. Their attention to safety protocols for COVID was very reassuring. The common friendliness of the guests speaks highly for this laid back destination.
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Date of stay: September 2021
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Thank you so much for the great review and for your repeat business. When my grandparents started the Refuge Motor Inn in 1973, and throughout their tenure as "live-in" management, their favorite thing was how many wonderful people they got to meet. I have to say that it holds true to this day-- we enjoy welcoming guests and saying "see you next time" as friends, and after enough years of annual trips, a lot of guests become family. We look forward to seeing you next time for your fourth visit!
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Cindy A wrote a review 12 Sep
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We enjoyed a first floor room overlooking the horse pens. What a wonderful way to greet each day, admiring these amazing creatures on the patio with a hot cup of coffee, or winding down at sunset with a glass of wine! We also discovered an "overlook" deck area with a fabulous view of the marshes. Already in the process of booking a return trip!
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Date of stay: September 2021
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Thank you so much for the awesome review and your repeat business! See you soon!
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Jen S. wrote a review 10 Sep
Milwaukee, Wisconsin70 contributions52 helpful votes
Stayed here for 5 days with my mom. Room was a bit small but very clean. Loved their new continental breakfast and how they adjusted my options based on dietary needs. The hotel is on the quieter side of the island but right before the entrance to the park. So amazing location for us. Highly recommend this place!
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Date of stay: June 2021
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Thank you so much for the 5-star review! All of us at the Refuge are glad you and your mom enjoyed your recent stay and we hope to see you again soon.
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Rose R wrote a review 8 Sep
Bethesda, Maryland1372 contributions175 helpful votes
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This is really a quaint Inn that is in a perfect location. It's right next to the bike rental shop, water park, and walking distance to many of the restaurants/food trucks and mini golf places on Maddox. You are also very close to the Chincoteague refuge and beach/Assateague Island. They have a nice picnic area shaded in the pine trees and a nice pool/hot tub. The fresh coffee in the morning was good. During COVID-19 they did have to modify the breakfast options which are delivered to your room bagged. It gets a little old after two days but you can tell they really are making an effort. The rooms are dated as far as the decor and furniture but the room and balcony are spacious, functional, and comfortable. The A/C in the room is loud but you get used to it. The reception staff are great and there is a gift shop too. They give you some horse feed - my son loved feeding the ponies right across the parking lot. If staying on the 2nd floor, know that there is no elevator which can be tricky with a lot of luggage and a toddler or mobility issues. Also, be sure to bring bug spray - the mosquitoes are viscous!! All in all, this is a low key place for a reasonable price in a perfect location to stay. I hope to return one day.
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Date of stay: September 2021Trip type: Travelled with family
Room Tip: Avoid second floor if have mobility issues. There is no elevator.
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Thank you so much for the thorough review! All of us at the Refuge are glad you enjoyed your first stay with us and we hope to see you again someday.
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Frequently Asked Questions about Refuge Inn
Which popular attractions are close to Refuge Inn?
Nearby attractions include Bike Depot (0.04 km), Museum of Chincoteague (0.2 km), and Pony Tails (0.2 km).
What are some of the property amenities at Refuge Inn?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include an indoor pool, free wifi, and free breakfast.
Which room amenities are available at Refuge Inn?
Top room amenities include air conditioning, a flat screen TV, and a refrigerator.
What food & drink options are available at Refuge Inn?
Guests can enjoy free breakfast, barbeque facilities, and complimentary tea during their stay.
Is parking available at Refuge Inn?
Yes, free parking is available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Refuge Inn?
Conveniently located restaurants include Sandy Pony Donuts, Famous Pizza and Sub Shop, and Woody's Serious Food.
Are there opportunities to exercise at Refuge Inn?
Yes, guests have access to an indoor pool, a fitness centre, and a sauna during their stay.
Are any cleaning services offered at Refuge Inn?
Yes, laundry service and self serve laundry are offered to guests.
Are there any historical sites close to Refuge Inn?
Many travellers enjoy visiting Captain Timothy Hill House (2.6 km).
Does Refuge Inn have any great views?
Yes, guests often enjoy the park view available here.
Is Refuge Inn accessible?
Yes, it offers wheelchair access, reduced mobility rooms, and facilities for disabled guests. For specific enquiries, we recommend calling ahead to confirm.