About Our Bed and Breakfast

Alyssa House Bed and Breakfast offers a warm welcome to Virginia’s Eastern Shore. The owner/innkeeper, Kathy Glaser, is a nurse practitioner who has spent the last 20 years working for the U.S. Department of State in American Embassies around the world. During those years she traveled extensively and collected most of the beautiful items you see in the Inn. While she lived overseas, her roots were in the Hampton Bay area. Before embarking on a diplomatic career, she graduated from Old Dominion University (ODU) and raised two boys in Virginia Beach. She has maintained a vacation home in Cape Charles for the past 15 years, but has now retired to open her bed and breakfast.

Alyssa House was originally built in 1905 by Mr. Conrad Grimmer who was one of the first builders in Cape Charles. Mr. Grimmer built the original gazebo at the beachfront, and also built the original Town Hall. Since Cape Charles was mostly built on swamp land, bridges were constructed from street to street, and many of these were built by Mr. Grimmer. As a carpenter, he started the first funeral home, building coffins for the local population. The Alyssa House served as a funeral home with the Grimmers and then the Scotts of Fox and Scott funeral home until 2002. Don’t let that scare you though, because the owner swears there are no ghosts.