My wife and I were looking for a quiet, weekend getaway and decided on the Tides Inn after a glowing endorsement by our local travel agent. The Tides Inn probably has some of the best, most dedicated staff that I have ever come across in years of traveling abroad. They all seem to genuinely love what they do and it comes across in all the little details that add up to an overall pleasant experience for the guest. Room accommodations in the main building where we stayed were very nice and in the style of old British colonial with Indian influences. While not the most spacious, the room was appointed very nicely with quality linens and toiletries. Don't plan on making heavy use of high tech communications, as there were no flat screen tvs and Internet, tv and cell phone reception/communication were weak/spotty throughout the resort. The Inn offers a number of dining options - including a more formal restaurant and one serving fare in a more casual setting. We had breakfast and lunch several times in the 'casual' restaurant, choosing to sample some of the local restaurants for dinner. The food at the Tides Inn was very tasty with fresh ingredients, if a bit pricey for what amounted to standard American fare. A little more creativity in the menu would have been nice. The resort offers a diverse mix of activities for individuals of all ages - including golf, bicycling, an excellent Spa, a well-equipped marina with kayaks and one of my personal favorites - S'mores by the fire each night. When we were not outside enjoying the beautifully-maintained property and waterfront views, we had just as much fun playing Scrabble or reading in the large indoor parlor called the View room. Overall: Very nice facility + friendly and attentive staff + good mix of activities + excellent spa = solid choice for a relaxing weekend (especially during off-peak season when there are less crowds). We look forward to our next visit.
- 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