About the Owners
Fig Street Inn is a fully renovated, boutique−style inn located in Cape Charles, Virginia. Your innkeepers, Donna & Greg purchased the property in February 2010 after it had been vacant for many years and have done extensive renovations and updates to create a unique lodging experience for the Eastern Shore.
Donna & Greg come to Cape Charles from Jamestown, Rhode Island where they owned and operated an award−winning and successful bed & breakfast for 6 years. They have taken their experience and expertise, and feedback from guests, to design an inn travelers will appreciate. Fig Street Inn offers modern amenities with the comforts and conveniences of home.
Prior to owning bed & breakfasts, Donna worked in marketing and event planning and Greg worked in the pharmaceutical industry in research and development. Donna studied pastry arts at The Cambridge School of Culinary Arts in Cambridge, MA and worked for a 5−star property in Boston, as well as for an award−winning wedding cake designer.
About Our Breakfast
Although not a trained chef, Greg is the one cooking breakfast. Full homemade breakfast is served each morning from 8:30-9:30 am (earlier breakfast is available with advance request). Breakfast is a pre−set menu of hot entree such as omelette, french toast, pancakes, or quiche, breakfast meats, fresh seasonal fruit, homemade pastry, and juice, tea and coffee. For those preferring lighter fare, a selection of cereals, oatmeal or yogurt is always available. Please inform us of any dietary restrictions prior to arrival and we will do our best to accommodate your requests.
About the House
The large white home at the corner of Fig Street and Tazewell Avenue was built in 1899 as the personal residence for the W.B. Wilson family, owners of Cape Charles’ early hardware and department stores. At the time, the house was located outside the town’s boundaries which ended on the other side of Fig Street and the main entrance faced Fig Street.
This grand home had been operated as a bed & breakfast called “King’s Creek Plantation” in the 1990s. The home then remained vacant for about 5 years until reopened in 2011 as Fig Street Inn. Donna and Greg are the 4th family to call this corner of Fig Street and Tazewell Avenue "home". It is the largest residential lot in the Town of Cape Charles at just under one acre.