Join us to celebrate various seasonal events at the Tides Inn.
Bubbles by the Bay
This season, enjoy a variety of alfresco dining experiences under our Great Cedar Tree in a “Chesapeake Bay Bubbles.”
Picnics at the Tides Inn
Join us for a pop-up winter picnic, offered in our Bubbles by the Bay.
On the Water
Discover the Chesapeake Bay lifestyle with water activities such as kayaking or taking to the dock to enjoy a stunning sunset.
Ecology and Horticulture
Learn about the keystone species of the Chesapeake Bay with our ecologist, Will Smiley, and horticulturist, Matt Little.
Justin Trawick Concerts
Justin Trawick has been performing in the Washington DC area and along the East Coast since 2006. Join us this spring for four concerts at the Tides Inn.
Celebrate Easter at the Tides Inn with activities that are fun for the whole family, from an Easter Egg Hunt to an Egg Dyeing workshop and more.
Discover enriching art programming and hands-on instruction from our resident artist and other local artisans in our Maker Space.
Earth Day & Volunteer Week
To coincide with National Volunteer Week (April 16-22) and Earth Day (April 22), the Tides Inn is hosting two spring events open to the public, as well as a new ecology experience for its resort guests.
Learn the art of wine tasting or oyster shucking or how to make smoothies like a pro while in residence at the Tides Inn.
Pottery on the Wheel
Our resident artist, Theresa, will guide you step-by-step to master the wheel as you make your own unique ceramic piece.
Painting and Pinot
Join our artist, Theresa, as she guides you through the process of painting with acrylics. Enjoy a charcuterie board while sipping on wine. All talent levels are welcome.
Learn techniques for color-mixing as well as how to create texture while adding shadows and highlights to give your work an elegant dimension.
Tea Candle Painting
Hand-paint a candle with resident artist, Theresa, using melted tea candle wax.
Make a Mug
Join our artist in the Maker’s Space as she guides you in making your own mug. By using the process of hand building, which is done at the table, learn how to attach handles, create decoration and texture, and use different techniques to build a mug or vessel. If you’re new to clay, this is the class for you.
No instruction will be provided but our artist will offer tips and advice if needed. Guests of all ages are welcomed. Children must be accompanied by an adult.
Trails of Tides
While a guest at our resort, we invite you to connect with nature on two trails: the Shoreline Trail and the Forest Trail. Our resort ecologist and horticulturist have been instrumental in helping create and maintain these trails, as the Tides Inn embarks on a multiphase sustainability project to conserve the waterways and land. Please see our concierge for more information or a map of our trails.
Guided Trail Hike
Enjoy a 1-hour guided trail hike at our Woodland Trail, with the Tides Inn Resident Ecologist, Will Smiley. Please meet in the front lobby and dress appropriately for the weather.
Explore a day in the life of an apiarist with our beekeeping experience. After a short walk through the Forest Trail to the Bee Meadow, you will meet with our resident beekeeper for a brief introduction on the most vital pollinators, the European honeybee. Opening your eyes to how it feels to be inside an apiary, the beekeeper teaches you about the extraordinary life of the honeybee. This workshop will conclude with a honey tasting of local, raw honey. *This experience is offered seasonally.
Our on-site expert will lead you through our Forest Trail, Bee Meadow and Shoreline Trail with all the tools you need to learn about our local fowl. This experience is outdoors and includes walking for a significant portion of the tour. Guests should be prepared with proper footwear and clothing suitable for the weather.
Guided by the Tides Inn ecologist, learn why Eastern oysters are the keystone species of the Chesapeake Bay. They are ecologically essential for the health of the bay, purifying the water for their food. An adult oyster can filter 50 gallons of water a day. *This experience is offered seasonally.
Take a leisurely bicycle ride and enjoy a tour of the pollinator gardens, vegetable garden and Bee Meadow with our horticulturist, Matt Little. *This experience is offered seasonally.
The Blue Crab, also known as Callinectes Sapidus, which translates to “beautiful swimmer,” is an icon of the Chesapeake Bay. First, aboard our ecologist’s boat, you will learn how to set a crab pot. Upon returning to the dock, you'll inspect crustaceans and other wildlife in miniature aquariums. This experience concludes with a sampling of freshly cooked Chesapeake Blue Crab accompanied by beer, wine and nonalcoholic beverages. *This experience is offered seasonally.
Master Class & Tasting: Champagne
Indulge in an unforgettable evening with our Sommelier, Megan, as she guides you through a Champagne Master Class and Tasting, delving into the nuances of various champagnes, from their notes and origins to perfect pairings and beyond.
Led by our wine expert you will learn about the uniqueness and popularity of wine varietals as you swirl and sip your way to demystifying the terminology and vinification of grapes.
Tequila Tastings & Guacamole
Embark on the rich heritage of tequila and mezcal, featuring a detailed exploration of their histories, varieties and unique tasting notes. These tastings will be complemented with salsa and guacamole.
Learn a pastime of the Chesapeake Bay region and join one of our experienced chefs to learn how to clean and shuck freshly caught oysters. Enjoy an assortment of prepared oyster recipes.
Start your morning in nature and experience ultimate relaxation. Meet at the fitness center. Complimentary with the resort fee.
Total Body Sculpt
This class will increase flexibility, and muscular stamina, and get the blood flowing without the use of heavy weights or equipment. This is an ideal class for anyone healing from muscular injuries, in need of flexibility training, or just looking for a good calorie burn. This class will be held in the fitness center studio space.
Stand-up Paddleboard Yoga
During our new Paddleboard Yoga class, perfect your poses while you strengthen your core on the water. Open to all-levels of experience, this class will offer you the opportunity to flow, breathe, and be in nature.
Embrace your morning with a relaxing guided meditation session.
Wake up wonderfully with Morning Yoga where you may set intentions for the rest of your day. This class includes 30 minute of postures that will warm, strengthen and align your body.
Start your morning off right with a introduction to a Pilates mat class. Here we will focus on balance and core strength that help improve day to day activities.
Our signature class is a fusion of restorative positions enhanced with therapeutic touch by a licensed massage therapist. Guests relax in these positions on a mat for up to 10 minutes while the therapist performs therapeutic massage techniques to deepen the practice. *Time of session depends on size of class.
Our yoga classes are tailored to your needs and abilities to deepen your yoga experience. We will incorporate the styles of Hatha, Vinyasa and Ashtanga yoga to help you connect to your body, mind and soul.
Designed for the wellness and outdoor enthusiasts, the shoreline sweat will bring you close to nature and closer to your fitness goals.
Private Reiki Healing
Led by Emily and Ashlay Chawla of Rishi Yoga in our Tides Inn Spa, reiki is an energy healing treatment that works holistically on the body, mind and spirit. Our reiki masters enhance the healing process and help rid your body and mind of pain and disease. A relaxing experience customized for you, reiki requires an openness to receive energetic vibrations or an awareness of energies. $100 per person. To reserve, please call (804) 438-4430 or email Spa@TidesInn.com.
With a capacity of only two guests, Cardio & Strength is a personalized, fast-paced workout that combines the benefits of cardiovascular and strength training. These two elements will help your body build muscle, endurance, and metabolic strength. The workout will be bouts of intermittent cardio in conjunction with weightlifting and body weight movements. We will begin and end with a cool down segment as well. Training is personalized to you and customized to fit your needs.
Fitness Center & Complimentary Classes
Our Fitness Center is open 24 hours a day and enjoys views of Carter’s Creek. Join us for one of the complimentary classes held here or outside in warmer months.
Fitness and Wellbeing
The Tides Inn offers a variety of wellbeing and fitness programs for all ages. Take advantage of our various classes or book a private session with our Wellness Guide.
For the past 75 years the Tides Inn has helped families experience the Northern Neck’s traditions and southern charm through experiences designed to be reminiscent of a simpler time.
Fish Hawk offers a casual menu and ambience, an ice cream bar, snacks and games.
Play a game of croquet or bocce ball on our lawn and enjoy fun outdoors with the whole family.
Learn about the beautiful creatures of the Chesapeake Bay and discover what lies beneath the surface with our resident ecologist.
Enjoy a family-friendly game of pickleball on one of our courts. Combining the elements of tennis, badminton, and ping-pong, pickleball is a sport for all ages and skill levels.
Create special moments with the entire family while creating keepsakes to remind you of your time in the Northern Neck. Offering watercolor classes, pottery and crafts.
Designed as a tranquil and intimate environment, The Spa at the Tides Inn offers a variety of therapeutic, relaxing and rejuvenating treatments.
Our massages incorporate healing techniques to help relieve stress, anxiety and muscle tension. Soothing touch delivered by our intuitive therapists combined with organic specialty products create your personalized journey, leaving you feeling restored and ready to take on one of our many activities on property or just rest by the shore and watch the tide roll in.
Tailored to You 60 mins/$165 90 mins/$235
Deep Tissue/Sports 60 mins/$185 90 mins/$255
Wild Lime Scalp Massage 30 min/$100
Himalayan Salt Stone Massage 60 min/$185 or 90 min/$255
Mother-to-be 60 min/$165
Reflexology 30 min/$100 or 60 min/$200
Table Thai Massage 60 min/$200
The best health reason to get a body treatment is to reoxygenate blood and to re-mineralize, detoxify and hydrate your skin. Our treatments deliver all of this and include a customized exfoliation suited to your skin type then finish with an exquisite organic shea butter. Everything is tailored to specifically address what your skin needs.
‘Be Well’ Scrub 60 mins/$175. Soothing Lemon Verbena or Invigorating Rosemary Citron.
Rappahannock Renewal 90 mins/$235
Lash Lifting 45 mins/$115
Lash Tinting 30 mins/$75
Brow Lamination 45 mins/$115
Brow Tinting 30 mins/$75
Brow wax, lamination, and tint 60 mins/$200
Bridal Make-up by appointment only.
Waxing - Back/$120 Chin/$35
Leg/$120 Half Leg/$60
Underarm/$40 Bikini/$60 Men's Chest/$130
Our holistic facials embrace beauty rooted in wellness, understanding that radiant skin is a reflection of health on the inside. Your esthetician will custom tailor your service, incorporating soothing techniques to balance your individual skin type.
Back Facial - 60 min/$140.
Anti-Aging Facial - 60 min/$220 or 90 min/ $275. Focused more on minimizing wrinkles, crepe skin, and dryness.
Brightening Facial - 60 min/$200 or 90 min/ $255. Focused more on reducing hyperpigmentation and discoloration.
Acne Facial - 60 min/$200 or 90 min/$255. Focused more on acne and hormonal skin changes.
Sensitive Skin Facial -60 min/$220 or 90 min/ $275. Focused more on rosacea and sensitized skin.
Revitalizing Facial - 60 min/ $175 or 90 min/ $245. Focused more on prevention and protection.
Skin Care Add-Ons
Our patented facials help correct, prevent, and protect your skin from any internal or external factors. Your esthetician will work with your specific skin needs and help guide you on your skincare journey.
Hydrojelly Mask - Additional $20. Jelly-like mask that is infused with electrolytes to help improve moisture, hydration, and restore the skins natural pH balance. They can be paired with any facial.
Tennis and Pickleball
Enjoy a lively tennis or pickleball match with friends and family or have our tennis pro guide you in mastering your skills.
Par 3 Golf
Warm up for your day on the green with a complimentary round on our par 3 nine-hole executive course.
Select a paddle and hit the court for an exciting game of pickleball, the perfect combination of tennis, badminton and ping pong. Enjoy a lively tennis or pickleball match with friends and family or have our tennis pro guide you in mastering your skills.
Private Tennis Lessons
Looking for a hitting partner or a lesson to help improve your stroke? Our resident tennis pro, John DeLong, is a former collegiate all-American and professional player who brings years of diverse teaching experience.
When you stay at the Tides Inn, you’ll enjoy all the comforts of home with fun parlor and garden games sprinkled throughout the resort.
With gorgeous scenery, charming towns with rich pasts, wineries, historic sites and more within close proximity of the resort, you are guaranteed to discover something special.
Enjoy corn hole, giant Jenga, Connect Four or croquet. Some activities are seasonal and may incur an additional fee.
Grab your friends and family and head to the lawn for a game of bocce ball.
Parlor Board Games
Discover classic board games like checkers, chess, Battleship, Scrabble and other favorites in the View Room. Settle into a comfortable seat in front of the fireplace as you take in water views through the floor-to-ceiling windows.
The 18-hole Golden Eagle Golf Course features exciting elevation changes and well-placed bunkers for all skill levels, along with a driving range and clubhouse.
Enjoy a guided tour around scenic Carter’s Creek, learning about the area’s rich history, oystering industry and wildlife.
Enjoy your morning coffee while taking in the breathtaking sights of the Chesapeake Bay region.
Sunset Wine Cruise
Set sail on a picturesque sunset cruise around Carter’s Creek with a bottle of wine paired with cheese and seasonal fruit. A Tides Inn captain navigates you through the beauty and history of Carter’s Creek.
With two decades of sailing experience, Captain Clay Dingledine provides sailing lessons and excursions aboard his boat, Galene.
Enjoy the use of electric Duffy boats to cruise Carter’s Creek. Self-guided tours are 90 minutes and the boats hold up to eight passengers. Complete your tour of Carter’s Creek with a gourmet picnic basket from our culinary team, available upon request. Or, opt to have one of our experienced captains guide you around our waterways. Please contact our concierge for reservations.
Bird Exploration Cruise
Enjoy learning about the birds of Carter's Creek while cruising with our resident bird expert, Matt Little.
Enjoy the river by taking your yoga practice to the water! We will have 10-15 minutes of paddling to and from our destination where you will get to move and float through a core focused flow yoga class. Open to all-levels of yoga and paddling experience, this SUP yoga class will offer you the opportunity to flow, breathe, and be in nature.
Kayaks, Canoes & Paddleboards
After choosing your favorite type of watercraft, stop by the Tides Inn Marina office for a map of Carter’s Creek, a list of the wildlife you may see around the peninsula and information on guided tours.
Completed in 1735, this Virginia historical landmark is the best preserved of Colonial Virginia’s Anglican parish churches. The Christ Church features history of the church and Robert “King” Carter. Ride one of our complimentary bikes to the church or inquire about resort transportation. Advance tour appointments are recommended.
Created to preserve, educate and interpret the era of the steamboats that plied the waters of the Chesapeake Bay and its tributaries. Theater, interactive video stations, dioramas, artifacts, models, paintings, photos and gift shop. Please inquire about custom Steamboat Museum tours with the Tides Inn Activities team.
Built in the 1730’s, Stratford Hall was the birthplace of Robert E. Lee and home of the only two brothers to sign the Declaration of Independence, Richard Henry and Francis Lightfoot Lee. Visit the Great House, the Mill and the rare Miocene Cliffs formation, found in only three other places in the world.
Northumberland County Historical Site
Founded to preserve the 1844 Old Jail and known as one of many Virginia’s historic sites. Ball Memorial Library and Museum next door includes genealogy and local history library, meeting rooms and an upstairs museum.
Museum at Colonial Beach
Operated by Colonial Beach Historical Society. It traces the town’s history from Captain John Smith in 1608 to the present.
Colonial Beach, Virginia
Northern Neck of Virginia Historical Society
Collects, preserves, and disseminates information and material of every nature relating to the history, antiquities, and literature of the Counties of Northumberland, Lancaster, Westmoreland, Stafford, Richmond, and King George.
Reedville Fishermen’s Museum
The Reedville Fishermen’s Museum is dedicated to preserving the heritage of the fishermen and watermen of Virginia’s Northern Neck and the Chesapeake Bay. Sail on our historic skipjack.
Northern Neck Farm Museum
From washing machines, to tractors, sawmills and windmills, explore it all at the Northern Neck Farm Museum featuring educational exhibits on Northern Neck Agriculture.
Morattico Waterfront Museum
Housed in the 1901 Morattico General Store building with views of the Rappahannock River and Lancaster Creek. Exhibits on the cultural history of a working watermen’s village.
Home of Declaration of Independence signer Francis Lightfoot Lee circa 1769 and visitors center depicting architectural conservation. Hike trails to Cat Point Creek through a 325-acre wildlife refuge.
Kinsale Foundation and Museum
Kinsale Museum chronicles life in a vibrant port. Enjoy a walking tour of Kinsale’s historic district.
Hop on one of our bicycles and enjoy a leisurely ride around the quaint town of Irvington.
Mary Ball Washington Museum & Library
Named in honor of Lancaster native and mother of George Washington, this museum features local history exhibits in the old jail, clerk’s office, and Lancaster House, and features an extensive genealogy research collection.
King George Museum
Named for King George I, the county was split off from Richmond County and formed in 1721. The museum and research center are located in an old jail.
King George, Virginia
Exhibits of business and commerce of Kilmarnock. This Virginia historic site recalls the early days of the bustling town, first known as Steptoe’s Ordinary, settled in 1719.
George Washington Birthplace National Monument
The historic core of the Washington family plantation on which George Washington, our first president, was born. Administered by the National Park Service.
Colonial Beach, Virginia
Essex County Museum and Historical Society
Located in the Tappahannock district, exhibits feature Rappahannock Indian and Colonial memorabilia, historic Rappahannock River steamboats and archives of family papers.
Richmond County Museum
Located in an 1872 jailhouse, the museum tells the story of rural Richmond County through exhibits, events and programs.
Live Like a Local Experiences
Perfect Days the Northern Neck Way
A stay at the Tides Inn is a perfect opportunity to explore the Northern Neck region of Virginia. With many historic sites and more within close proximity of the resort, you are guaranteed to discover something special.
Croquet and Chardonnay
Enjoy the Queen of Games on our waterfront Croquet Lawn. Chardonnay, expertly paired with hors d’oeuvres, is served as players balance between wickets and wine. This experience may be turned into a competitive environment or be left as more of a social mix and mingle at the end of a day of productive meetings.Year-Round $60 per person, facilitator& bartending fee not includedUp to 30 participants
Life on Carter's Creek
During this educational tour of the new Shoreline Trail, oyster reef and wetlands, guests learn how our shoreline restoration impacts the environment and establishes an improved habitat for aquatic life in the Chesapeake Bay.
Learn why oysters are the keystone species of the Chesapeake Bay. Visit the Tides Inn oyster farm, pull up the cages and investigate the catch. Return to the shore for an oyster tasting with local wine and beer.
Sunrise Yoga and Meditation
Begin your day of meetings with your colleagues in a positive state of mind with a morning yoga and meditation class. Classes may take place indoors or outdoors.
Designed for wellness and outdoor enthusiasts, the Shoreline Sweat will bring your guests close to nature while getting their heart rates up.
Pair off to compete on the Tides Inn pickleball courts. Add a Mimosa or Bloody Mary bar courtside to complete the party.
Pinch Pot Pottery
Guided by our resident artist, invite your guests to explore their artistic sides and bring home pottery keepsakes from your event at the Tides Inn.
The Tides Inn is located on Virginia’s Wine Trail – where wines of the Old World & New World meet. Learn wine terminology, varietals, and regions as you sip and swirl like an expert.
Wine & Watercolor
Engage in a painting class with inspiration and step-by-step guidance from our resident artist. This activity is made all the better with a wine and cheese pairing designed to foster the creative process.
Your team members will experiment with flavor combinations, ratios and garnishes as they learn how to create handcrafted cocktails - from old classics to seasonal favorites - and stir up some fun together.
Bonfire on the Beach
End each night with a private bonfire, outfitted with homemade marshmallow s’mores and a private bar.
Enjoy a variety of beach games, such as bocce ball, giant Jenga, ladder ball and corn hole.
Croquet on the Creek
Come dressed to impress and enjoy a leisurely game of croquet overlooking the Carter’s Creek while enjoying local wine and chef’s bite-sized food pairings.
The Spa at the Tides Inn offers a range of classic spa treatments and soothing spa products, designed to pamper, nourish and feed your mind, body and spirit. All of our treatment rooms may be reserved at one time to accommodate your group’s needs.
Golden Eagle Golf Course
Designed by famed golf course designer George W. Cobb, Golden Eagle is known for its beautiful backdrop. Carved from the Virginian landscape, with rolling hills and lakes, the 18-hole golf course is enjoyable for professionals and beginners alike.
Christmas Eve Dinner
Sunday, December 24 from 5pm to 10pm
Celebrate Christmas Eve in style with your loved ones in the Cove Room and enjoy a delicious four-course dinner complete with all the holiday fixings, such as prime rib, rack of lamb, pan seared rockfish, seafood paella with calamari, squid ink gnocchi, beef tartare with truffle and so much more. $130 per person and $200 for wine pairing, excluding tax and gratuity.
Christmas Day Brunch
Monday, December 25 from 10am to 2pm
For this Northern Neck-style Noel, a decadent brunch with several stations in the Cove Room include a seafood display with Rappahannock Oysters, chef-attended shrimp and grits station, a carving table with baked ham and New York strip loin, indulgent side dishes and of course, holiday desserts. $110 per person and $55 for children, excluding tax and gratuity.
New Year's Eve Dinner
Sunday, December 31 from 5pm to 10pm
Before ringing in the New Year, enjoy an elegant four-course dinner in the Osprey Room and indulge with a complimentary glass of Champagne as you toast to 2024. $150 per person and $215 with wine pairing, excluding tax and gratuity.
Holidays in the Maker Space
Holiday Wreath Making Workshop
Thursdays at 5pm, starting November 2
Assemble holiday wreaths with items collected from our resident ecologist, horticulturist and artist. $80 per person
Holiday Ornament Workshop
Fridays at 5pm and Saturdays at 1pm, starting November 3
Create a holiday ornament from clay, paint a pre-made one or utilize local materials such as oyster shells and crab claws. $75 per person
Gingerbread House Workshop
Friday, December 22 and Saturday, 23 at 2pm
Embrace the holiday season as you make Gingerbread houses and create lasting holiday memories with your loved ones. $45 per person
Cookie Decorating With Santa
Saturday, December 16 at 10am
Channel your inner pastry chef as you decorate holiday sugar cookies as decadently as you’d like. $50 per person and $25 per child
Holiday Card Making Workshop
Sunday, December 17 at 5pm
Join our resident artist in the Maker's Space and let your creativity flow as you create holiday cards using watercolors. $100 per person
Offered every other Sunday at 11am, 60 minutes
Wellness Workshop will be an educational presentation on a chosen topic that is relevant to wellness. From hydration, macro nutrients, simple meals and the dos and don’ts or cravings, the list of topics are endless and will rotate depending on the relevance of the season. $50 per person
All classes held in Chef’s Kitchen or Maker Space.
Total Body Sculpt*
Offered Wednesdays, Fridays and Saturdays at 9:15 am, 30 minutes
A combination of resistance band and bodyweight strength training, this class will increase flexibility, muscular stamina and get blood flowing without the use of heavy weights or equipment. This is an ideal class for anyone healing from muscular injuries, in need of flexibility training, or just looking for a good calorie burn. $25 per person
Private Training: Cardio & Strength*
Offered Thursdays, Fridays and Saturdays at 11:15 am, 60 minutes
With a capacity of only two guests, Cardio & Strength is a personalized, fast-paced workout that combines the benefits of cardiovascular and strength training. These two elements will help your body build muscle, endurance, and metabolic strength. The workout will be bouts of intermittent cardio in conjunction with weightlifting and body weight movements. We will begin and end with a cool down segment as well. $100 per person. Please book 24 hours in advance
The Spa at Tides Inn
Unwind in our serene setting at the Spa, featuring treatments tailored especially for you. Customize a deep tissue massage or a body treatment to fit your needs and leave feeling restored and ready to explore our Northern Neck region. Our guests’ favorite body treatments are the Be Well Scrub, a one-hour treatment with soothing lemon verbena or rosemary citron, and the indulgent 90-minute Rappahannock Renewal, which includes a detoxifying body scrub, wrap, scalp treatment and a honey heel glaze. Please reserve by calling the Spa at 804.438.4430 or email Spa@TidesInn.com.
Tennis at Tides
While staying at our resort, learn tennis or brush up on your skills with our seasoned instructor, John Delong. John is a former European professional player and experienced coach. Lessons are available for groups, families and individuals. Pricing ranges from $100 per hour for private adult and junior lessons to $300 for group classes with up to four people.
Golf enthusiasts will feel like they own the course at Golden Eagle, carved out of a wooded landscape around a 50-acre lake. This George W. Cobb designed course features many elevation changes, well-placed bunkers, Bermuda fairways and three major water hazards all in the serene, historic setting of Virginia’s Chesapeake Bay region. Schedule your tee time to enjoy the 6,511 yards of championship golf by calling 804.438.4460. See our website for winter hours and holiday closures.
Taste By The Bay
Saturday, November 18 from 11am-4pm
In its tenth year, Taste by the Bay is the event of the year on the Northern Neck. You may sample wines from Virginia wineries, food from local restaurants and craft beers from Virginia breweries while perusing pop-up shops featuring local artists.
Although tickets to the event sold out almost immediately, we have reserved tickets for our guests to purchase. When you stay with us during that weekend, you will receive your tickets upon check-in. We invite you to join us along the shores of Carter's Creek to enjoy local food and drinks, live music, and more.
Oyster Beach Party
Friday, November 24 from 2pm-4pm
Join us the day after Thanksgiving for an Oyster Beach Party. Hosted by the Tides Inn Ecologist, Will Smiley, you may enjoy all-you-can-eat grilled oysters and drinks.
Irvington Turkey Trot
Thursday, November 23 from 9am-12pm
The 23nd Annual Irvington Turkey Trot is a scenic run, jog or walk through Historic Irvington, a “must-do” family event for the Thanksgiving holiday. This annual fundraising event is organized by the dedicated volunteers of the Irvington Village Improvement Association.
Countdown to Christmas
Saturday, November 25 from 5pm-6pm
At Kilmarnock’s Town Center Park, family and friends gather as we count down to Christmas. Enjoy festive holiday lights, cookies, cocoa and caroling. Everyone anticipates the arrival of a “very special guest,” who will be arriving in festive fashion.
Local December Events
Santa's Village – Kilmarnock Town Center Park
Saturday, December 2 from 10am-8pm Sunday, December 3 from 9am-5pm
Children will travel to seven different parts of the North Pole and learn how toys are made for the big day. After touring the North Pole, children may visit with Santa. Afterward, enjoy hot cocoa and cookies, as each child may write a letter to Santa and place in a special mailbox. Children under 10 are $12 anyone over 10 is $18. Please contact our concierge for information on tickets.
Kilmarnock Lighted Christmas Parade
Friday, December 8 from 7pm-8:30pm
Join the entire community as over 100 lighted floats proceed along Main Street in Kilmarnock. The oldest continually running lighted parade in Virginia, this year’s parade theme is “Peace on Earth." The parade features floats, marching bands and community groups of all kinds.
Holiday Sip + Shop at Good Luck Cellars
Saturday, December 9 from 11am-6pm
The many wineries on the Chesapeake Bay Wine Trail will offer holiday treats to winery visitors. Visit one of our favorites, Good Luck Cellars for, complimentary holiday treats while you sip on local wine.
The Urbanna Polar Express
Friday, December 15 and Saturday, December 16
The Christmas classic, “The Polar Express,” comes to life as parents and children embark on an amazing adventure aboard “The Pearl” through the streets of Urbanna on route to the North Pole. Share the experience brought to life by shop owners and create a new family holiday tradition.
Escape to the Tides Inn this holiday season for an intimate, waterfront getaway. Choose your suite – either an Ashburn Suite or Stephen’s Suite, and we will take care of the holiday decorating for you.