The Tides Inn
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Headed out again this morning around 9:50. Had a nice sail out of the Corrotoman and into the Rappahannock River. We decided to stay at the Tides Inn tonight, and Urbanna tomorrow night. It is supposed to rain from Monday evening through sometime on Thursday. So we will likely head back to the home dock on Monday until this wave of rain passes. …
... ve had since that sunny day in June 10 years ago.
Bryan surprised me with a beautiful necklace from the gift store here he's so cleaver!
Who knows what we will see today hoping to see dolphins and pelicans apparently they are all along the way.
We were a bit late leaving the dock 11:30 thanks to our wonderful Transport Canada who think that our flying bridge is ...
Before departing our anchorage this morning we took measurements with the bow sprit installed for the new Code 0 sail that Dave was contracting to have made. It was flat departing Fishing Bay at 0952 hours. The day was mostly sunny and dry with light and variable wind. We motored out to start, then set the spinnaker and had a nice run into the mouth of the Rappahannock ...
We left our anchorage in Fishing Bay at 0910 hours, later than usual because Dave dived to clean the props of a few barnacles. A predicted NW wind didn't show up. We started out on main and jib intending to troll across the Bay, but we ended up motoring. It was sunny, dry, pleasant, but very little wind until late in the day, some 10 kts from the NE. We spent a very nice evening in Mill Creek, one of our favorite anchorages. ...
On Saturday, May 24, we began a Memorial Day weekend cruise with our first destination Carter Creek off the Rappahannock River. We left Cockrell's around 1230 hours after repairing the auto pilot. Suspecting that the problem with the auto pilot was a faulty rudder position indication, Dave wired a new rudder position transducer ...
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- Swimming pool
- Room service
- Free High-Speed Internet
- Wheelchair accessibility
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Historical Traveler Reviews The Tides Inn Irvington
A Wonderful Getaway
We had a marvelous stay at the Tides Inn this spring! From the moment we were greeted at the entrance we were treated royally. Our room was lovely with a private patio overlooking the river. We had a wonderful dinner in the restaurant one evening and a fun dinner in the Chesapeake Club at the bar the second night. As it rained the entire time we were there we never got to experience the Miss Ann nor the golf course or pool.
That just gives us more reasons to come back to this very beautiful resort and experience the gracious hospitality of the Tides Inn again.
Hopefully on your next visit you will bring the sunshine with you!
Great resort with wear around the edges
Loved the resort, but our room was a little worn around the edges and felt like standard hotel fare. Location is perfect and we felt like we were staying at a friends river house. Staff is very friendly. The par-3 course on-site was perfect for my kids and we all enjoyed the cruise. We to a local spot for breakfast and coffee, plus ate a several local resturants. All good. The golf course is about 15 minutes away, but a very good course.
All-in-all, a very nice place to unwind.
Rest assured our guest rooms are well maintained with the priority being a four diamond experience you come to expect!
Lots to do
My husband and I took our two dogs to the Tides Inn in July 2004 and had a wonderful time. They allowed us to leave our well behaved dogs in the room while we rented a boat and had dinner in the hotel. They had a nice golf course and restaurant on the property, best crab cakes we ever had. We were expecting an actual beach there, but that's ok. They had a very busy pool area right on the water instead. Great accomodations.
The Duffy boat (our electric boats) is a very popular rental I'm glad you had a chance to go out. Next time make sure to try our partner Premier Sailing for a sail boat!
Room to improve
What a disappointment. We stayed at the Tides 2 yrs ago while they were remodeling. At that time room was nice but there was hardly any soundproofing. Could hear every door on our floor close. Went back last week for a long weekend and couldn't wait to leave. There are no ice machines on the floors. Although they say that ice will be provided by 3 PM, whenever you call, no one comes. The front desk was not helpful. Room service was non-existant and trays from people that did get room service stayed in the hall all day. Again, the noise from the hall kept us awake. For some reason after the remodeling, the rooms are now smaller - felt quite cramped for $300/night. Overall, not worth it. Would not stay there again. Service has definitely gone downhill.
A Nice Place
We recently had a very pleasant experience at the Tides Inn. Although our $300 deluxe room was a bit snug, it was very nicely decorated and had a beautiful view of the river. In addition, every single member of the staff we encountered was friendly and efficient. Although the food at the Inn was OK, the Trick Dog Cafe in Irvington was great. One quibble...the bar space should be redesigned so that guests can enjoy the lovely view as they have a pre-dinner drink. All in all, we had such a nice time, we have already recommended the Tides Inn to friends and family.
Avoid the Tides Inn
We were terribly disappointed by this hotel. It's billed as a luxury getaway. Wrong. It's not a dump by any means, but it is outrageous what they get away for charging per night for what you get. The service was terrible; the wait staff at the restaurant acted as if we were imposing on them, although the food was okay. Things were dingy, outdated or outright dirty in places. The front desk staff was surly. The hotel was noisy; we had to ask the guests in the next room to quiet down at 5am, since the rooms were barely sound proof. We checked out early and drove to another hotel. Don't go to the Tides Inn.
Luxury at it's Finest
This property is a true find. Waterfront on a penninsula, the rooms are all brand new with spectacular views. The bathrooms have marble and granite with separate glass showers and extra deep tubs for soaking.
The golf is first rate. There is so much to do for a small intimate, 100 room hotel with 4 restaurants(3 waterfront), 18 hole and 9 hole par 3 golf, full service spa, and did I mention the yacht rides everyday!
You would think you were in a much larger resort. My wife and I felt like we were at an exclusive club. A great mix of people were here as well with families, honeymooners and business meetings. We met a lot of new friends. The staff is friendly and they really know what southern hospitality is all about. I will be back soon! Don't pass this place up!
Chose this resort for our 10th year anniversary For the $300 + per night the room and the property were at best average. The view from the main entrance is beautiful but there is really not much else. No ambiance whatsoever....Food was good but expensive. Maybe have been a good choice for our 50th Anniversary!
This hotel has a lot of potential. The main problem with this place is the they have not kept up the maintainance. The place looks like it would have been great 20 years ago. The entry is artificial flooring that has gone bad and the rooms still have 70's style furnature and carpeting. The facilities are not well maintained including the three pools of which only one is operational. Be warned that the web site is very deceptive!!!!
What a treasure
My husband and I went to the Tides for our anniversary. The room was absolutely breathtaking, as was the view. The staff was wonderful, the manager even sent a complimetary bottle of champagne to our room. Our stay there could not have been even better. I would rate The Tides right up there with any Ritz!