Best Family Vacation Ever
Tuesday, October 29, 2013
Travel + Leisure named the Tides Inn No 7 among
"America's Best Family Hotels." Wow, we're honored, and we're
in great company, too nestled between two Disney resorts on the
What drives families to spend their precious vacation time with
us, an inn on the waterfron in northern Virginia near the
"I believe it is our commitment to recreating the memories of a
simpler time, like those we experienced growing up," says General
Manager Gordon Slatford.
Perhaps it is the fleet of colorful bikes we provide free to
guests (large and small helmets and baby seats included), the
Frisbee golf game on the front lawn, croquet on the back lawn, or
the rapt attention kids inevitably devote to the craft of crabbing,
as in the photo above.
Book an outing with one of our Captains and catch your first
fish, which our Chef will prepare for you. No doubt the best
fish your kids will ever taste is the one they caught
Families can paddle out on the calm creek in a flotilla of
kayaks and canoes, or learn to sail at our on-site sailing school. We even have a
junior-sized golf course, the Little Eagle, so kids can learn to
play with their parents at our 18-hole Golden Eagle.
At the end of the day, families dive beneath blankets to catch
the outdoor movie under the stars, roast marshmallows over the fire
pit and make S'mores. Be sure to grab some cookies and milk
from the View Room before heading upstairs; there's plenty more to
do and see tomorrow.
Our Activities Team helps create cherished family
memories, be it teaching your child to ride a bike or
introducing Mom to stand-up paddleboarding. You can even bring the