two easy chairs in front of a wood panelled wall with an embossed carving of an eagle

Tides 75th Anniversary Celebration

On July 15, the Tides Inn celebrates its 75th Anniversary and is honored to have touched so many lives with lasting memories since 1947. One tradition the resort will resurrect this summer is the Whiskey Run. When the Tides Inn opened, Lancaster County was a dry county, and guests would bring their own liquor to enjoy. If guests showed up empty-handed, they embarked on a boat ride, called a Whiskey Run – aboard the 127-foot Miss Ann – to purchase whiskey and return to the Tides Inn where they were invited to store their whiskey in a liquor locker. These handcrafted wooden lockers continue to adorn the walls of our Chesapeake Restaurant. As a nod to our past, on Saturday, July 16, we invite our overnight resort guests to participate in a Whiskey Run across the Rappahannock River to ‘find some whiskey’ before returning to the Tides Inn for dinner. As the historic Miss Ann is no longer part of the Tides Inn fleet, guests participating in this summer’s Whiskey Run will embark on the trip to Urbanna aboard a 38-foot custom charter.

Whiskey Run

4 PM | Saturday, July 16

The Tides Inn Whiskey Run includes:

Round trip ‘Whiskey Run’ aboard a 38-foot custom charter from Tides Inn Marina to Urbanna
Bottle of Tides Inn Barrel Select Copper Fox Rye Whiskey
Pre- and post-trip cocktails at the Tides Inn Marina
Al fresco Dinner overlooking Carter’s Creek
75th Anniversary Decanter with two rocks glasses

$750 per couple, plus tax and gratuity
$475 per single, plus tax and gratuity
(Space is limited to the first 12 passengers holding Tides Inn guest room reservations)

To reserve the Whiskey Run Experience, send an email to Concierge@TidesInn.com or call 804.438.4456 to speak with our Concierge.

A Toast to Tides: A 75th Anniversary Offering

Join us for our 75th summer season and celebrate in style with luxurious accommodations, a $75 resort credit to use toward dining, spa or experiences and a make-your-own cocktail amenity in a liquor locker. You may reserve this offer by clicking below or calling 855.393.3860 to speak with a reservations specialist.

Please Note: While the historic Miss Ann is pictured below, guests participating in this summer’s Whiskey Run will embark on the trip to Urbanna aboard a 38-foot custom charter.

long boat on the water during daylight