Southern Living magazine, September 2002, page 93, says the following, "We are particularly fond of Garrison Bed and Breakfast in Painter, Virginia as the place to stay on the Eastern Shore of Virginia.."

Barbara and Cleo Hargis
Inn Keepers

Built in 1931,Garrison Bed and Breakfast is a two-story Southern colonial home with four unique bedrooms.Your gracious hosts, Cleo and Barbara Hargis, invite you to step back in time and relax in a warm and friendly Eastern Shore atmosphere. Leave your worries behind, but bring your appetite for a bountiful and savory Southern breakfast like none you’ve ever experienced! Get away from it all and let the stress melt away as you enjoy a leisurely walk around the grounds, savor a balmy evening in the screened in gazebo, unwind playing cards or snuggle up on the overstuffed sofa watching a video in the Big Room.

Centrally located within driving distance of all local attractions, Garrison Bed and Breakfast is the perfect quiet home base for all your Shore excursions. Explore the sandy beaches and wildlife reserve of Assateague Island, or inquire about our special nautical packages available here. Have “Captain Cleo” take you out on his 24 foot Carolina Skiff for a fishing trip, or just to comb the beaches of the wild barrier islands. This will be the experience of a lifetime!

Garrison Bed and Breakfast
34000 Seaside Road
Painter, Va. 23420

Reservations and Information 1-757-442-9446

Fishing Cleaning Fish

“We were blessed-thank you, thank you, thank you for your gracious hospitality. This home is absolutely gorgeous!!”- Larry and Jennifer Sturm, Madison WI

“We will return!... The Eastern Shore is undiscovered to most folks and Garrison B and B is probably its best kept secret!”-Chad Sanduski, Washington D.C.

“Enjoyed every minute of our time with you. the home is simply marvelous! We’ll be back.”-John and Brenda Mitchell, Normalville, PA

“Wonderful place..We enjoyed it so much. Hospitality is gracious and cooking superb.”-Dick and Betty Wootten, Salisbury, MD

From the moment you view the house and step inside, you’ll enjoy the historic atmosphere, casual luxury, and Southern hospitality. Experience a romantic weekend getaway, a family vacation, or the changing of the seasons. Relax in the gazebo, curl up in a handmade quilt while sipping coffee in the Big Room, or settle down on the front porch with a good book and listen to the hypnotic sound of the tri-level inground fountain. In the evenings, you’ll be lulled to sleep by the rhythmic melody of the crickets and frogs. Whatever your pleasure, this is sure to be an experience that will refresh and revive, and bring joy and memories that will last a lifetime.

The oversized elegance of our enclosed gazebo makes Garrison Bed and Breakfast ideal for:

  • Business Retreats
  • Garden Weddings
  • Outdoor Receptions
  • Company Picnics
  • Catered Luncheons
  • Birthday Parties
  • Anniversaries
  • Tea Parties

Catering In the Gazibo
Wedding CakeRed Hatters at a tea Party

We have a brand new garden area for your reception. We can make your reception a memorible occasion. Call us for details.

The Eastern Shore offers a wide variety of water sports. Garrison Bed and Breakfast offers charters, is close to local harbors, and has plenty of room if you’d like to bring your own boat. We also offer year-round boat storage.

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