Welcome to the Tides Inn

Deepen your connection to nature at the Tides Inn, which sits on a beautiful stretch of water that winds gracefully toward the Chesapeake Bay. Home to Blue Herons and Ospreys, Blue Crabs and oysters, the Tides Inn is a place where memories have been created for generations.


Resort View Rooms

These accommodations may be selected with one king bed or two queen beds. All offer a full range of amenities with windows looking onto the resort's trees and gardens.

Water View Rooms

Water View guest rooms are aptly named as all feature views of our beautiful shoreline, beach or marina. These rooms feature either a king bed or two queen beds. Some offer private balconies and cozy seating areas in addition to a full range of amenities.
Premium room balcony


Perfect for families or those travelers who would like more space, our suites feature separate living spaces, water views and, in select suites, private balconies.
Vista suite living room area

The Tides Inn Waterfront Restoration Project

The Tides Inn completed a shoreline restoration project in 2022. The $3.6 million project includes a living shoreline along Carter’s Creek, an expanded beach, a new oyster reef and hands-on educational programming.

Culinary at the Tides Inn

Salt & Meadow
Seasonal Coastal Cuisine

Salt & Meadow is a dining experience that unites and balances the bounty of the Chesapeake Bay estuary with the farms of Virginia’s Northern Neck. The waterways here enjoy an abundance of seafood, and a vast array of herbs, vegetables and fruit thrive year-round in the region’s rich soil.

Cafe at the Tides Inn
Fish Hawk
Seasonal Coastal Cuisine

Enjoy a casual, upbeat setting as you dine indoors or outdoors overlooking Carter’s Creek. Next to the old-fashioned ice cream counter, a vintage boat is filled with nostalgic snacks to carry out to the beach or pool to enjoy after a day of activity on the water. 


Dive Deeper: From Aquaculture to Art

Spend a day on the water with our resident ecologist for an oyster or Blue Crab excursion. Channel your inner artist in our Maker Space. Whatever your interest, you will learn about and feel more connected to our Chesapeake Bay region through unique experiences.

What Our Guests Are Saying

  • "This is our fifth time staying at Tides Inn. Since our first time in 2018, we knew this place was perfect for us. We always had a beautiful waterfront view from our room. In addition to the pool and beach area, there are a number of wonderful spots where guests can sit, relax, and view the water. My ultimate dream is one day to bring all of our children and their children here together to create a family memory."
  • "We arrived by boat and had an excellent experience with the marina staff and service. The docks are well maintained and easy to negotiate. We enjoyed the same level of professionalism, courtesy and service inside!"
    Pat M
  • "A quaint resort located right on the water. Breathtaking views, attentive staff, great food. I had a little break from normal life and felt very pampered during my stay. I was able to take a kayak and a bike to explore the surrounding area. You can lounge by the pool and be served food and drinks, just like you’re on a tropical island. Highly recommend!"
    Meghan B
  • "The Tides Inn is so special. The staff was so attentive and helpful. Our meals were excellent. We swam, kayaked, biked, ate, drank and ate some more. We also played bocce, relaxed, bird-watched, read, worked and just had the absolute best time. We can’t wait to return!"
  • "Beautiful grounds with friendly staff. Highly recommend a visit. Took a boat cruise with Stormy and saw the creek. Had a nice dinner out on the patio looking over the river. New boardwalk around the water was great! We will be back."
  • "Blown away with the Chesapeake Gold experience! Will Smiley is an expert in ecology and sustainability. His infectious passion delivers a very accessible and tailored educational experience; it'll engage your heart and mind. After dinner, we cozied around the bonfire on the beach and gazed at the stars. I will dream about this place forever."
    Tina W
  • "Impressed by friendliness of all staff. Food at both restaurants was fresh (oysters, flounder, blackened salmon), and some from local farms. The beehive experience was informative and enjoyable. Miesha at the Spa is phenomenal as well as Malina who can answer all your questions. Theresa in the Maker Space is so friendly; I suggest joining one of her art classes."

Our Experience Hosts

Our people are a leading reason our guests return time and time again. You will be greeted with genuine smiles throughout the resort, and we might just feel like family by the time you depart. Our talented team members deliver hospitality and experiences that are unique to our area and the Tides Inn. Meet a few of the experts here.

Drone shot of Tides property at sunset

Seasonal Offers

Make the Tides Inn your home for memorable waterfront getaways. Learn more about our latest seasonal offers, designed to make your time with us relaxing and enriching.
Wedding couple on a Tides Inn boat


Embark on your happily ever after with us. Featuring new waterfront venues, including a beach and sunset bluff, we invite you to make the Tides the setting for this most special day.
Bonfire Reception


Explore a variety of spacious indoor and outdoor waterfront venues at the Tides Inn. With sweeping views of meandering waterways and forested hillsides, the spaces total more than 6,500 square feet.