Chesapeake Bay Resorts | Tides Inn

Welcome to the Tides Inn, Irvington’s Most Beloved Chesapeake Bay Resort

Welcome to the Tides Inn, a Chesapeake Bay resort set in the heart of Virginia’s Northern Neck. The rich history of the Tides Inn dates back to the mid 1940’s when we first opened our doors to the public. At the Tides Inn, we place focus on heritage, maritime, and most of all, an undeniable dedication to hospitality. We have provided families a place to enjoy and make memories that last a lifetime.

Discover the Tides Inn

From romantic escapes and culinary adventures to family vacations and a golfer’s paradise. We invite you to join us in a multitude of exceptional moments during your stay. Recently refreshed, the Tides Inn features new furnishings and décor in its public spaces and nearly 4,000 square feet of restored meeting space reminisce of a coastal casual retreat.

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A Treasured Past

In the spring of 1946, The Ashburn Farm began its transformation into the stunning Tides Inn. The expansive, waterfront farm had been in the Ashburn family for over 150 years before being purchased by E.A. Stephens, a New Orleans businessman. On July 15th, 1947, the Tides Inn opened to the public with the vision to be “the finest thing that could be developed and still keep the rural atmosphere”. The Tides Inn soon established itself as the “Virginia Family Resort”.

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Chesapeake Bay Resort | Tides Inn

Chesapeake Bay Location

Located on a private peninsula, surrounded by the splendor of the Chesapeake Bay, guests enjoy comfortable accommodations in 106 guest rooms and suites and exclusive access to the marina, a full-service spa, Golden Eagle Golf Course, Oyster Academy, sailing school and so much more.


We invite you to join us in our mission to protect, support and sustainably harvest the organisms that call this region home.

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