outdoor pool with a pool house and lounge chairs next to a lake

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

Located in the heart of Virginia’s Northern Neck region, the Tides Inn is a waterfront property situated on a tributary of America’s most important estuary, the Chesapeake Bay. Just two hours from Washington, DC and one hour from Richmond, the Inn offers warm hospitality in a beautiful setting featuring a beach and walkable shoreline. Seventy recently refreshed guest rooms, suites and meeting venues bring the outdoors in with views of the water, shorelines and gardens.

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From romantic escapes and culinary adventures to family vacations and a golfer’s paradise. Join us in a multitude of exceptional moments during your stay. Recently refined, the Tides Inn features new furnishings and décor in its public spaces, 66 redesigned guestrooms, 4 new luxury suites, 3,000 square feet of refreshed meeting space, all-new fitness equipment and much more. See what’s new at the Tides Inn.

Make Our History Yours to Keep

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 Location

Located on a private peninsula, surrounded by the splendor of the Chesapeake Bay, guests enjoy comfortable accommodations in 70 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.

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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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