The Tides Inn Blog

Welcome to the Tides Inn blog – a place to learn more about our Northern Neck region, unique experiences at our Chesapeake Bay resort and the people that make it all happen – our resort hosts. From experts like our resident ecologist and horticulturist who enlighten guests on local flora and fauna to our resident artist who may inspire your inner artist, a visit to the Tides Inn is bound to be brimming with activity in every season.

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Five Species to Look for on the Trails in June

June 10, 2024

Whether you’re taking a leisurely walk or grinding the dirt on a mountain bike, there’s plenty to explore...

Spot These Fragrant Trees and Plants Around Our Property 

June 03, 2024

The Chesapeake Bay serves as a critical habitat for more than 3,600 species of plants and animals—which means there’s a lot to see...

Coastal Connection: The Tides Inn and Friends of Rappahannock

May 20, 2024

For the last few years, the Tides Inn and Friends of Rappahannock (FOR) have joined forces on numerous initiatives...

Evoking A Feeling of Home: Chef de Cuisine Kyle Perkins

March 13, 2024

For Kyle Perkins, Chef de Cuisine for Salt & Meadow, the new signature restaurant at the Tides Inn...

A Romantic Retreat Awaits at the Tides Inn

February 16, 2024

Love is in the air, and there's no better place to celebrate romance – at any time of year – than at the Tides Inn. Nestled in a serene waterfront setting...

Resident Ecologist

From Classroom to Coastal Steward: The Ecological Journey of William Smiley

January 30, 2024

As a junior in high school in Lynchburg, Virginia, William Smiley, captain and ecologist at the Tides Inn...

Chesapeake Bay Bubbles

Discover the Secret Season at the Tides Inn

January 03, 2024

While it's not widely known, winter is a wonderful time of year that lends itself to a plethora of activities...

The Tides Inn carriage with a father and son ready for their ride

Happy Holidays: Winter Events at the Tides Inn

December 18, 2023

The festive season is upon us! Spend the holidays in the Chesapeake Bay region to escape the crowds and indulge in...

Interior view of the Tides Inn boutique in Irvington VA

Gift Guide: Our Top Picks for the Holiday Season 

December 08, 2023

The annual dilemma returns each holiday season: What to give my loved ones and friends? Gift cards can be simple, but oftentimes, we desire something more...

Holiday Happenings at the Tides Inn

November 10, 2023

Excitement is in the air, and anticipation builds as the daylight hours dwindle and sweater weather is upon us. With the festive season fast approaching...

wreath making workshop at the tides inn

A Lifelong Passion for Art: Theresa Schneveis, Resident Artist

October 25, 2023

As a young girl, Theresa Schneveis, the resort's resident artist, spent countless hours combing...

a forest with changing leaves

When do the Leaves Change in Virginia?

October 03, 2023

Planning a getaway to Virginia is never a bad idea, but if you’re hoping to visit when it’s particularly scenic and magical...

Camp Irvington

12 Ways to Celebrate Fall in Virginia

September 14, 2023

Virginia is a picturesque spot for a fall getaway, whether you’re seeking some solo time or you’re traveling as a family...