Now & Then: Bay Haven Inn Remake Reflects Town Pride


May 27, 2013

The pictures are worth a thousand words.

On the right is how Bay Haven Inn looks today, after Jim and Tammy Holloway got hold of it.

Below is what it looked like when they bought it.

The transformation at 403 Tazewell Avenue is one of the most dramatic examples of what is being

played out all over the Cape Charles Historic District.

Houses are getting coats of paint, new roofs, new plumbing, electrical work, shored-up foundations, and years of overgrowth are being trimmed from yards.

And something else is blooming like spring crocuses: For Sale signs.

The real estate market is the most active this year since the bubble burst, with numerous owners deciding it’s time to list their house. Houses like Bay Haven Inn are surely promoting confidence in the Historic District.

Bay Haven Inn and the Northampton Chamber of Commerce hosted an “It’s Five O’clock Now” ribbon cutting last Thursday to officially kick off the tourist season in Cape Charles.

Chamber board chairman Linda Buskey, who also is sales manager at Bay Creek Reality, along with Eastern Shore of Virginia Tourism Director Dave Schulte, joined the Holloways for the ribbon cutting.


Jim Holloway says that spring business has been “very steady,” and there seems to be a lot of excitement about visiting the Eastern Shore — “specifically Cape Charles.”

Below is the crowd gathered for the ribbon-cutting at Bay Haven Inn. Let the tourist season begin!

(Photo courtesy of Chris Glennon)

(Photo courtesy of Chris Glennon)



One Response to “Now & Then: Bay Haven Inn Remake Reflects Town Pride”

  1. Nancy Suderno Carter on May 27th, 2013 8:15 pm

    Hard work and planning really has paid off. It is so lovely and so alive, the way to keep such a jewel in the Cape Charles crown.