My husband and I, along with our seven year old granddaughter spent three nights at The Tides Inn. It was wonderful, and we most assuredly will return with this grandchild as well as some of our other grandchildren. The most significant aspect of The Tides Inn is its location. Check online to see the photos and to see the prevalence of water. The inn provides usage of canoes, kayaks, paddle boats for free to its guests. There is an excellent sailing school affiliated with the inn. This is not free but appears to be well worth the experience, particularly for children/teenagers. There is a pool overlooking the water. Lovely view. A shuttle boat will take you to their salt water pool. Another boating experience that we had was the hour long cruise tour where you see the very beautiful homes along the water. Additional cost but worth it. There's also paddle boards, croquet, outdoor chess (over sized pieces), tennis, crabbing (our granddaughter's favorite), etc. Oh, can't forget the golf. They take that seriously as well. Then there's the spa. I had a lovely facial, and our granddaughter had a manicure. We both enjoyed the experience. If all you wish to do is relax and look at the water, you will find lovely seating areas around the resort. There are magnificent yachts, large sailboats, as well as the boats mentioned, gliding through the water. We were surprised to discover that the food served at the pool is prepared in the main kitchen, meaning it is excellent. They are willing to adapt to individual requests. The meals are brought to the pool area, enclosed in Chinese boxes. Neat. We liked that. In fact we ended up having several meals here as well as the dining room. This is an excellent place for families, attracting grandparents, their children and spouses, and the grandchildren. This is an obvious observation. At the same time there are couples who appear equally pleased. My husband and I have been here a few other times sans children and loved it. There are lovely spaces within the inn, where you can hang out and once again, view the water. Special amenities included lemonade, iced water, freshly baked cookies at the entrance to the inn, s'mores (not sure on spelling) in the evening. The staff were perfectly wonderful and gracious. I particularly enjoyed getting away from the problems of the world, and it is easy to forget them at The Tides Inn.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- On a lush peninsula in Virginia's historic Northern Neck, the waterfront Tides Inn has welcomed generations of friends and families who cherish the relaxed pace of local life and the Southern hospitality of our staff. Guests can learn to sail at the on-site sailing school or explore the calm waterways via paddle boards, kayaks and canoes while spotting golden eagles, osprey and herons. The 18-hole Golden Eagle golf course is a pleasantly challenging wooded course with water hazards, and there is also a Par-3 course, tennis, croquet, and spa, plus bicycles for pedaling into town. Our farm-to-table cuisine highlights oysters from the nearby Rappahannock River, and we're located on the Chesapeake Bay Wine Trail with several Virginia wineries nearby. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- The Tides Hotel Irvington
- Tides Hotel Irvington