From the Innkeepers

2014 Bird List– October

Here’s our running list of birds sighted on Assateague this month! Gathered from skimmming e-bird, “bird boards” online and talking... 

Fall Specials announced!

As September draws to a close, the crisp, cool air of Autumn rolled through the Chincoteague marshes this morning.  On Assateague, migratory birds await... 

It’s beautiful today, so we wrote a poem!

Twas March the Eleventh and all over the island People were donning flip flops and smilin’. The children were outside in t-shirts and shorts, Playing... 

The Low-Down on Pony Penning

So you want to see the Pony Swim.  Whether you’re an old hat or a greenhorn, we talk to folks just like you every day.  Every year, it’s basically... 

Snowy Owls on Assateague!

There’s been a lot of talk over the past month or so about the appearance of several Snowy Owls in the Chincoteague and Assateague area.  Hedwig... 

Christmas decorations at the Refuge

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Retirement Party

  Carol Sue Winder started working at the Refuge Motor Inn in 1985, after becoming friends with Martha Leonard.  Twenty-nine years later, at the... 

Special Treats for Veteran’s Day

Refuge Inn founder Donald Leonard served as an army medic during the second World War. It’s a little-known fact that our founder, Donald Leonard,... 

Chincoteague & Assateague

Upcoming Events

November 4, 2014
4th Annual Mayor’s Ball
6 PM Cocktails, 7 PM Dinner by Bill’s Seafood. $50 per person. Chincoteague Center, tickets available at the Center and Shore Bank.

 

November 8, 2014
YMCA Chin Dig
‘An Island Masquerade’ evening of dining, dancing and revelry with a spirited auction of desirable items, fine art and decoys. $30 per person.

 

November 27 – 30, 2014
Assateague Island Waterfowl Weekend
Chincoteague National Wildlife Refuge holds Open House and offers special events and programs to mark the fall migration of waterfowl to the refuge.