Holiday Offers

Seasonal Events

Join us to celebrate various seasonal events at the Tides Inn.

Maker Space

Discover enriching art programming and hands-on instruction from our resident artist and other local artisans in our Maker Space.

Picnics at the Tides Inn

Join us this summer for a pop-up picnic at one of three locations around the Tides Inn.

Guest Chef Edward Lee

This summer, nine-time James Beard Award nominee Chef Edward Lee presents workshops, tasting menus and more.

Father's Day

Celebrate dad with us at the Tides Inn and enjoy a Father's Day BQQ at Fish Hawk.

potters wheel

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.

Summer Wine Dinner Series

We invite you to join us under the Great Cedar Tree, overlooking the water, for our Summer Wine Dinner Series featuring five-course meals with wine pairings.

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.

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Learn techniques for color-mixing as well as how to create texture while adding shadows and highlights to give your work an elegant dimension.

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.

Open Studio

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.

Hands full of oysters

Ecology and Horticulture

Learn about the keystone species of the Chesapeake Bay with our ecologist, Will Smiley, and horticulturist, Matt Little.

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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.

Chesapeake Gold

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.

Beekeepers tending to a hive

Beehive Experience

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.

Bird Exploration

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.

Rappahannock Revival

This spring, the Tides Inn will launch a new “voluntourism” program in which guests volunteer while in residence at the resort – in collaboration with our environmental partner, Friends of Rappahannock (FOR). This nonprofit organization was crucial in our shoreline restoration project, which created the Shoreline Trail, oyster reef and new habitats for wildlife.

Guided by a representative from FOR or our resident ecologist, guests may participate in a variety of activities, such as plant trees or wetland grasses in our area’s waterways. This experience, which reduces erosion and increases habitat for wildlife and aquatic life, will begin in April 2023 and is weather dependent.

This experience is $200 per person and includes a picnic lunch and round trip transportation; a portion of proceeds for each voluntourism experience sold will benefit FOR.

To learn more or make a reservation, please contact

Beautiful Swimmers

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.

Wine 101

Led by our wine expert you will learn about the uniqueness and popularity of wine varietals as you swirl and sip your away to demystifying the terminology and vinification of grapes.

Chef's Kitchen

Learn the art of making the Lancaster Lemonade or how to shuck an oyster like a pro while in residence at the Tides Inn.

Whiskey Tasting

Distilling in Virginia dates back to colonial times, and today, our state boasts award-winning whiskies, such as Copper Fox. Sample their limited edition whiskeys and the rye especially made for the Tides, Barrel Select #1947.

Oyster Shucking

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.

Plated salmon with vegetables

Coastal Seafood Cuisine

With our resort's convenient location leading into the bay, the culinary team has developed close partnerships with local fishermen. In this class, learn how to prepare fresh, seasonal local fish in coastal Virginia style.

Pasta Making 101

Join us as we explore the art of pasta making. A member of our culinary team will guide you step-by-step on how to make your own fresh pasta and prepare a delectable dish.

Foam Roller Recovery

Foam rolling releases muscle knots, relieves inflammation, and improves overall comfort. It can also increase your range of motion, flexibility, and mobility while boosting circulation and lymphatic flow. This exercise is great for before and after workouts and next-day recovery. The class will be held in the Fitness Center studio space. Complimentary with the resort fee.

Morning Stretch

Start your morning in nature and experience ultimate relaxation. Meet at the Par 3 golf course. Complimentary with the resort fee.

Mat Pilates

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.

Sunrise Salutations Yoga

This class will help set your intentions for the rest of your day. It includes 35 minutes of postures that will warm, strengthen, and align the entire body.

Yoga Classes

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.

Shoreline Sweat

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

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Private Training

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. $100 per person. Please reserve 24 hours in advance by emailing

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 complimentary classes or book a private session with our Wellness Guide.

For Families

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.

Kids on the pier

Bayside Explorers

Adventure awaits in this program designed to entertain and inspire our youngest guests with supervised activities around the resort and along the shores of Carter's Creek.

Fish Hawk

Fish Hawk offers a casual menu and ambience, an ice cream bar, snacks and games.

Croquet with the kids

Lawn 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.

Maker Space

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.

The Spa

Designed as a tranquil and intimate environment, The Spa at the Tides Inn offers a variety of therapeutic, relaxing and rejuvenating treatments.

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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

Body Treatments

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

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Make-Up Additions

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

Brow/$50 Lip/$35

Leg/$120 Half Leg/$60

Underarm/$40 Bikini/$60 Men's Chest/$130

Skin Care

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.

Croquet with the kids


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.

Lawn Games

Enjoy corn hole, giant Jenga, Connect Four or croquet. Some activities are seasonal and may incur an additional fee.

Bocce Ball

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.

Water hole


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.

On the Water

Discover the Chesapeake Bay lifestyle with water activities such as kayaking or taking to the dock to enjoy a stunning sunset.

Cove Cruise

Enjoy a guided tour around scenic Carter’s Creek, learning about the area’s rich history, oystering industry and wildlife.

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.

sailboat in the marina

Sailing Charters

With two decades of sailing experience, Captain Clay Dingledine provides sailing lessons and excursions aboard his boat, Galene.

Duffy Boats

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.

Kayaking with a corgi

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.

Christ Church

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.

Irvington, Virginia

Steamboat Museum

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.

Irvington, Virginia

Stratford Hall

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.

Stratford, Virginia

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.

Heathsville, Virginia

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.

Montross, Virginia

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.

Reedville, Virginia

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.

Burgess, Virginia

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.

Morattico, Virginia


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.

Warsaw, Virginia

Kinsale Foundation and Museum

Kinsale Museum chronicles life in a vibrant port. Enjoy a walking tour of Kinsale’s historic district.

Kinsale, Virginia

Historic Sites

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.

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.

Lancaster, Virginia

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

Kilmarnock Museum

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.

Kilmarnock, Virginia

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.

Tappahannock, Virginia

Richmond County Museum

Located in an 1872 jailhouse, the museum tells the story of rural Richmond County through exhibits, events and programs.

Warsaw, Virginia

Water view through the trees

Live Like a Local

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.

Volvo Experiences

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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

sailboat in the marina

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.

Chesapeake Gold

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.

Shoreline Sweat

Designed for wellness and outdoor enthusiasts, the Shoreline Sweat will bring your guests close to nature while getting their heart rates up.

Pickleball Party

Pair off to compete on the Tides Inn pickleball courts. Add a Mimosa or Bloody Mary bar courtside to complete the party.

Team Building

a table with several small, un-fired pots and a glass of wine

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.

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Whiskey Tasting

Virginia is the birthplace of American-made spirits with the first batch of whiskey distilled in 1620. Savor four different styles of whiskey, including hand-malted barley, as you enjoy unique aromas, such as toasted applewood, with your colleagues.

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Wine Tasting

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.

a glass of wine sitting next to a painters canvas

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.

Mixology Class

Mixology Class

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.

chef sprinkling flour on bundles of handmade pasta

Pasta Making

Set In our Chef’s Kitchen, the Tides culinary staff will work with your team to prepare a delectable dish made with fresh pasta.

Bonfire on the Beach

End each night with a private bonfire, outfitted with homemade marshmallow s’mores and a private bar.

Beach Day

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

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.

Small house like structure with a green triangular roof. On the front is a sign for the Tides Inn Golden Eagle Golf Club

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.

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Month of Love at the Tides Inn

Month of Love

Holiday Dining

Thanksgiving Brunch

Thursday, November 24 from 10am to 2pm

Chef Terrence and team present a sumptuous brunch buffet featuring a seafood display with Rappahannock Oysters, king crab legs and shrimp; a shrimp and grits “action station” with andouille sausage and shrimp; a carving station with herb roasted tom turkey, honey glazed Virginia pit ham and Atlantic salmon; and a dessert station with traditional Thanksgiving pies and more. $100 per person and $45 for children, excluding tax and gratuity.

Thanksgiving Dinner

Thursday, November 24 from 5pm to 10pm

Join us this Thanksgiving for a delectable four-course dinner and enjoy twists on traditional favorites, such as butternut squash bisque, cornbread stuffing and pumpkin cheesecake with crème anglaise. Our culinary team highlights the best of our waterways on the menu, too, with Chesapeake Bay Blue Crab and rockfish with cauliflower risotto. $130 per person and $200 with wine pairing, excluding tax and gratuity.

Breakfast with Santa

December 10 from 9am-11am

Join Santa for breakfast at Chesapeake Restaurant. Partake in a magical morning featuring a meet and greet with photo opportunities while enjoying a selection of classics from the breakfast menu.

Multiple seatings available, reservations required. Please bring your own camera.

Christmas Eve Dinner

Saturday, December 24 from 5pm to 10pm

With this four-course dinner, celebrate Christmas Eve in style with loved ones, choosing from beef filet, soy maple glazed salmon, blue crab cakes, “she crab” soup and more. $130 per person and $200 for wine pairing; tax and gratuity not included.

Christmas Day Brunch

Sunday, December 25 from 10am to 2pm

For this Northern Neck-style Noel, a decadent brunch with several stations in Chesapeake Restaurant include a seafood display with Rappahannock Oysters, chef-attended shrimp and grits station, a carving table, indulgent side dishes and of course, holiday desserts. $100 per person and $45 for children, exclusive of tax and gratuity.

New Year's Eve Dinner

Saturday, December 31 from 5pm to 10pm

Before ringing in the New Year, enjoy a four-course dinner, choosing from four entrees (seared scallops, Beef Wellington, ricotta gnocchi and pork tenderloin). $150 per person and $215 with wine pairing, excluding tax and gratuity.

Bubbles by the Bay

Oysters, Fire & Cheer

Holidays in the Maker Space

Wreath Workshop

Wednesdays from 10am-11:30am, November 16-January 15

Assemble holiday wreaths with items collected from our resident ecologist, horticulturist and artist. $100 per person

Make a Mug

Wednesdays and Fridays from 4-5:30pm, starting October 26

Join us in the Maker’s Space as she guides you in making your own holiday 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 a great class for you. $150 per person

Holiday Ornament Workshop

Tuesdays, Thursdays and Saturdays from 1-3pm from November 16-December 31

- Create your own ornament of clay or paint one that is already fired. Find inspiration in materials our artist has collected–oyster shells, crab claws and other items found in nature. $75 per person

Wellness Workshop

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

Tennis and pickle ball courts

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.

Water hole


Offered Daily

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.

Local November Events

65th Urbanna Oyster festival

Friday, November 4 from 10am-8pm Saturday, November 5 from 9am-5pm

The Urbanna Oyster Festival hosts over 50,000 people over two days to celebrate the oyster. Join the town for the Fireman Parade, Oyster Festival Parade, Oyster Shucking Contest and more. Enjoy a Virginia wine tasting or craft brew tasting for $10 each.

Corks & Oysters Weekend at Good Luck Cellars

Saturday, November 12 and Sunday, November 13 from 11am-6pm

Good Luck Cellars presents oyster dishes, wine pairings and live music from 2nd Sole and Travis Colby, local artisans and more. The Salty Bob Oyster & Seafood Co food truck will be on site both days with a variety of local seafood options.

Irvington Turkey Trot

Thursday, November 24 from 9am-12pm

The 22nd 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 26 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

Friday, December 2 from 10am-8pm Saturday, 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 $10 anyone over 10 is $15. Please contact our concierge for information on tickets.

Kilmarnock Lighted Christmas Parade

Friday, December 9 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. Sponsored by Lancaster by the Bay Chamber of Commerce, the parade kicks off at 7pm and lasts approximately 60-90 minutes.

Holiday Sip + Shop at Good Luck Cellars

Saturday, December 10 at 11am

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 16 and Saturday, December 17

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.

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