The Chesapeake Inn

The Chesapeake Inn is a charming and quiet place to get away in the winter months. A typical summer spot, we enjoy our stay in the winter months, too.

Located at 250 Virginia Street in Urbanna, VA, the location is just right for a couple’s retreat.  My husband and I went last year for our 25th wedding anniversary, and returned for our 26th.  The manager of the Inn, Angela St. Peter, greeted us with a smile and a hug.  She remembered us from the previous year.  The rooms are beautifully decorated with some having king sized beds and bedding that hugs you–so soft and comfy!  Each room has its own style and unique decorating.

We took advantage of the regular sized refrigerator in the room to bring breakfast items, lunch meat, and snacks.  A local grocery store is just down the street.

Last year the restaurant was in the process of being renovated.  Included in our package was a gift-certificate for an appetizer at the restaurant called The Works Bar and Grill


The restaurant’s decor is a “throwback” to earlier times. The bar pays homage to the Coca-Cola Bottling days with old Coke bottles and old signs on display. The hallway features old black and white photos of the plant in its heydey.

The menu had typical seafood fare prepared with unique recipes. I had their egg omelet prepared

Smoked Salmon

With caper, tomatoes and goat cheese

I was very tempted to get this

Crab Benedict

Sautéed fresh jumbo lump crab, biscuit, poached egg, topped with house made chive hollandaise

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The Chesapeake Inn offers other packages that include a romance weekend and/or a cruise with Urbanna Cruises.  What a great place to have special events with the restaurant right there on the property, and joining rooms if needed.  We were able to utilize a Living Social deal for a two night stay.

I was truly amazed at the passion I saw in Angela, and their tenacity to make the Inn a memorable place.


We enjoyed other restaurants such as Something Different, Colonial Pizza, and a local Mexican restaurant, Mi Jalisco, that offered take out. The local post office, unique shops, and that old town feel made a long walk an adventure.  With the water’s edge close by, we traveled to a small park bench and marveled at God’s beautiful world.




We also enjoyed the history of Urbanna, and the large Magnolia trees

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This anniversary was an adventure.  We received several cards with that word in it, and I realized, after 26 years, how much our life together has truly been an adventure!  My husband began giving me cards that represented 26 years of memories.  He started days before our trip away and continued throughout the weekend.

I was able to use the pictures my oldest daughter made for our wedding anniversary last year to decorate our room.


And, yes, that’s our wedding topper from 26 years ago.

We headed home by way of Topping, VA to visit another favorite restaurant, Merroir

The tree you see pictured no longer is there, and we happened to have lunch while they were building a pergola to offer shade for the upcoming summer season.

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Our room, and stay, was a time of great conversation, laughter, practicing our duet for my oldest’s wedding in May, sleeping (we needed some naps!), Bible study, and remembering the importance of away time with your spouse.

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4 Comments Add yours

  1. Victoria says:

    what a wonderful get away. I love you both so much! What a representation of true love!


    1. Thank you for helping us go!!!😘


  2. Thomas Lloyd says:

    What a joy to see my daughter and favorite son-in-law experiencing their love for each other and God’s love for them. I felt like I could see Jesus at the water’s edge, with all the boats, calling fisherman to come follow Him.


    1. Yes daddy. God was truly with us!!!!


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