WATCH: The Historic Victorian Inn Where Marguerite Henry Penned "Misty of Chincoteague" Is for Sale
It's not every day you get a chance to own a piece of Chincoteague Island history, let alone one this important.
Marguerite Henry's beloved 1947 book Misty of Chincoteague arguably put this small Virginia community on the map and turned its herd of wild ponies into the national treasures they are to this day.
But few people realize that the best-selling horse book in American history (second only to Black Beauty) was written while Henry was a guest at a local inn. A seven-bedroom Victorian bed and breakfast, Miss Molly's Inn has been charming visitors and locals alike since 1894. And now it can be yours for $667,500.
Whether you want to keep it a bed and breakfast or use it as a private family home, this 3,844-sqaure-foot property with water views comes fully furnished and ready to move in.
For those unfamiliar with Misty of Chincoteague, it's a touching, partially-true story about a wild pony with markings on her side resembling a map of the United States, and two children who want to purchase her at the island's yearly wild pony auction.
The auction and the annual pony swim continue to this day and are attended by thousands of visitors drawn by the legend of Misty.