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Discover 10 Reasons the Tides Inn may be ideally suited to your program.

When you meet at the Tides Inn, regardless of the size of your program, you are the priority of this full-service resort. All areas feature natural light, and your group can choose from a variety of outdoor and offsite venues in this Virginia conference space. Close to three major airports, the Tides Inn is easily accessible for your next group program.

Tides Inn Top Reasons

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1. Easy Access

The Tides Inn, a conference center in Virginia, is located within 70 miles of the Richmond, Norfolk, Newport News and Williamsburg airports, and less than a 3-hour drive from Washington DC and Baltimore.

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2. Serene Retreat Location

Tucked away on a private, lush peninsula near the Chesapeake Bay and the charming waterfront town of Irvington, the Tides Inn is surrounded by manicured grounds overlooking Carter’s Creek.

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3. Rooms With a View

Our conference spaces feature expansive views of the water, marina, lush lawns and tree-shaded grounds. Most of the resort’s 66 refreshed guestrooms and four new luxury suites feature private balconies or patios to enjoy the spectacular scenery.

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4. Exceptional Venues

Throughout the resort’s expansive grounds are venues like the waterfront pool and beach for clambakes, executive golf course and croquet lawn for outdoor and tented events, plus private boats and nearby vineyards.

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5. Custom Team Building

Unique activities include Sail Boat Racing, a GPS Geocache Scavenger Hunt, Tides Olympics, Golf Challenge, Creek Treasure Hunt, Chef’s Challenge, Build a Boat, Culinary Creations and more.

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6. Secure Haven

Safety and security are easier to arrange on the Tides Inn’s private peninsula. Secluded rooms and buildings, or the entire property, can be exclusively reserved for groups seeking the highest levels of privacy.

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7. Authentic Excursions

Groups can shop for antiques, explore regional vineyards, go crabbing, spend an evening in historic haunts telling ghost stories, take a bicycle ride to the Steamboat Era Museum and much more.

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8. Abundant Amenities

Along with luxuriously appointed guest rooms, the Tides Inn features three restaurants, golf, tennis, croquet, resort pool, a spa and fitness center, bicycles, canoes, kayaks and paddle boats.

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9. Superior Dining

For theme parties and banquets, the Tides Inn culinary team creates authentic cuisine inspired by the Chesapeake Bay region. Fine dining, lighter fare, and a tapas-style menu are all available, along with a wine list honored by Wine Spectator magazine.

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10. Golf Galore

The challenging Golden Eagle golf course is available for group outings and tournaments, along with two other 18-hole courses nearby, plus an onsite 9-hole executive course.