From the Innkeepers

2014 Bird List- November & Early December

The snow geese are coming in droves, which all the locals take to mean that cold weather has arrived and is here to stay. We’ve been keeping our... 

Ponies, turtles, and birds– OH MY!

Here at the Refuge Inn, our staff will tell you anything you want to know about Chincoteague and Assateague, but we rarely get out to enjoy it ourselves... 

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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Chincoteague & Assateague

Upcoming Events

December 7th – The Great Gingerbread Challenge


December 8th – Old Fashioned Christmas Parade


December 14th -Children’s Tea Party with Mrs. Claus


December 15th- Second half of hunting season begins


December 22nd -Santa Visiting North Side of the Island


December 23rd -Santa Visiting South Side of the Island


New Year’s Eve – 3rd Annual New Year’s Eve Concert


New Year’s Eve – Pony Island Horseshoe Drop & Costume Promenade


New Year’s Day – Polar Pony Plunge @ 1:15pm