Tidewater Inn

949 Boston Post Road , Madison, CT 06443 USA (Show map)


The Inn offers an inviting and elegant atmosphere of antiques and estate furniture, while providing all the modern conveniences. The Inn is within walking distance of village shops and is close to three Long Island Sound beaches. Many restaurants are nearby. All rooms have private bathroom, cable TV, air conditioning in season, telephone with voice messaging, and both wireless and dial access for your personal computer. Selected rooms offer in-room fireplace or jacuzzi. A full breakfast is served each morning, a welcome back reception each early evening, and complimentary soft drinks and snacks are always available. Relax in front of the large fireplace in our beamed sitting room or outside in the English garden. All guests have access to the morning papers, menus from local restaurants, area maps and brochures, and a refrigerator stocked with snacks and cold drinks. Warm hospitality is always included.



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  • Guest room4.4
  • Service4.8
  • Value4.5
  • Cleanliness4.7
  • Onsite Dining4.7

Our comfortable and cozy stay

5 on September 29, 2015

My daughter and I were delightfully spoiled by our two separate nights at Tidewater Inn, from the amenities in the room to the wine and cheese I had the second time, to the full, rich, wonderful breakfasts.

Lovely Inn

4.8 on August 11, 2015

Wonderful stay at the Tidewater Inn. Breakfast was delicious and Victoria was sure to accommodate anyone's dietary requests.Location was good... easy walk downtown or to East Wharf beach. Great suggestions for dinner and lunches. I will stay there again.

Shoreline stay

3.4 on July 28, 2015

Lovely old Inn, set back from the Post Rd it is comfortable, quiet, and well maintained. Breakfast service is very slow so if you are on a tight schedule let the innkeeper know in advance. She is willing to accommodate if she can and will make special items if you have dietary restrictions but one must be patient.

Weekend Getaway

4.4 on June 08, 2015

The inn keeper Victoria, was outstanding! Very knowledgable about Madusin , CT. We were greeted with wine and cheese at 5:00pm. Home cooked breakfasts were very tasty -both savory and sweet! The aroma from her kitchen was sidelight to wake up to! Highly recommend

Christmas at the Tidewater

4.6 on December 29, 2014

Christmas Eve and Christmas at the Tidewater. Santa left us stockings on our doorknobs overnight. Christmas breakfast: eggs Benedict. Enough said. Snacks in the evening and amazing French toast for breakfast on Boxing Day.

stay here--you will love it and come back

5 on December 15, 2014

this is our 3rd stay and honestly, we will always come back. victoria is an outstanding inn keeper and it shows! on my most recent visit, i met a woman who has been staying here for over 20 years! that says it all.

Visitor from L.I. N.Y.

4.6 on December 01, 2014

Great B&B. Victoria was amazing. She is a wealth of information on Madison and its localities. Victoria's breakfast is second to none!!! If you are considering a stay at a B&B, Tidewater is the place.

Truly gracious!

5 on November 02, 2014

Everything was perfect - easy to find, great price, gracious hostesses, great recommendation of where to eat good, inexpensive seafood (Lenny & Joe's Fishtales), the room was very charming and had everything a B&B needs - comfy bed, beautiful decor, other amenities. The breakfast was wonderful and we really enjoyed the Innkeeper taking time to visit with us, as we were the only ones there. We really felt like royalty. Only 1 minor detail to mention - the person cleaning our room had our room cleaned before we were out of it (way before check-out time). In her zeal to get the cleaning done, she was also running the vacuum right in the hall where we were dining, making it difficult to have a conversation. I think she mentioned there were rooms upstairs she could clean?? It made me want to forget my vacation of leisure and pitch in to help. but that aside - the rest of our stay was perfect in every way. Thank you for the attention to Victorian B&B details.

Excellent stay!

5 on September 15, 2014

It was an excellent stay at historic Tidewater Inn. It had all the comforts of home and more. The intelligent and helpful hostess Victoria made sure all needs were met! The breakfasts were outstanding .

Madison gem

4.8 on September 14, 2014

Exceptional breakfast and comfortable room. Beautiful garden and outside sitting area.

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Rooms & Rates

Qn - Bushnell

first floor room with Queen Canopy bed and Fireplace

  • Maximum Capacity: 2
  • Bathroom Private Bath
  • Beds 1 Queen

Qn - Scranton

first floor room with Queen Four-Poster bed and Fireplace

  • Maximum Capacity: 2
  • Bathroom Private Bath
  • Beds 1 Queen


King bed suite with sitting room and Jacuzzi

  • Maximum Capacity: 2
  • Bathroom Private Bath
  • Beds 1 King

Kng - Hammonasset

second floor room with King Four-Poster bed

  • Maximum Capacity: 2
  • Bathroom Private Bath
  • Beds 1 King

Kng - Madison

second floor room with King Canopy bed

  • Maximum Capacity: 2
  • Bathroom Private Bath
  • Beds 1 King

Qn - Meigs

second floor room with Queen Canopy bed

  • Maximum Capacity: 2
  • Bathroom Private Bath
  • Beds 1 Queen

Qn - Sachem Head

second floor room with Queen Canopy bed

  • Maximum Capacity: 2
  • Bathroom Private Bath
  • Beds 1 Queen

Twn - Allis

second floor room with 2 twin beds

  • Maximum Capacity: 2
  • Bathroom Private Bath
  • Beds 2 Twin

Ful - Thimble Isles

second floor room with Full Canopy bed

  • Maximum Capacity: 2
  • Bathroom Private Bath
  • Beds 1 Double

ZZZ Temp Hold

Temp Hold Room for ONLINE Reservations we may need to change dates for - it's not really a room

  • Maximum Capacity: 2

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Location Type

Coastal Connecticut, Village


Hartford, CT (BDL-Bradley Intl.) 60 miles

Directions to property:

We are half way between Manhattan and Boston along the Connecticut coast. We are between exits 61 and 62 on Rt.95. From Rt.95 northbound, take exit 61, right off the ramp, left at the third traffic light, we are about 1.5 miles on the left. From Rt.95 southbound, take exit 62, left off the ramp, about 1 mile, right on Rt.1, we are about 2.5 miles on the right. From Hartford area, Rt.91 south to Rt.9; Rt. 9 south to exit 13, Rt. 17. Rt.17 south through Durham to Rt.79. Rt.79 south to Rt.1 in the center of the village. Left on Rt.1. We are about 1.5 miles on the left.

Area Attractions

Antique Shopping, Art Galleries, Beach, Gourmet/Fine Dining, Historical interests, Movie Theater, Museum, National/State parks, Nature area, Ocean, Long Island Sound beaches, Chamard Vineyard, Gillette Castle, Thimble Isles Cruise, Essex Steam Train, Yale University, Outlet Stores, Performing Theater, Picnic area, Religious Services, River, Vineyard, Winery

Inn Details

Establishment type

Bed and Breakfast

On-site amenities

Board games, Copier, Fax Machine, Library, Piano, Videos , Beach passes, chairs and towels, Guest refrigerator/stocked, Area maps and brochures, Wireless or dial Internet from your laptop, Daily newspapers

Room amenities

Air conditioning, Alarm clock, Amenities Basket, Bath robes, Coffee/Tea facilities, Desk, Fireplace, Fridge, Hairdryer, Hot tub/whirlpool tub, Internet Service, Ironing Board, Satellite/Cable TV, TV, Telephone, VCR, Wi-Fi, Wired internet

On-site activities

Bicycle riding trails, Bird watching, Boating, Canoeing, Fishing, Golfing, Hiking trails, Kayaking, Regional and Local Theater, Designer outlets, specialty & antique shops, Winery tour, CT River & Long Island Sound scenic cruises, Summer craft and antique fairs, Winter Bald Eagles and Seal tours/cruises, Sailing, Shopping, Sight-seeing, Swimming, Tennis courts, Water sports

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  • Check In:: 2-8pm
  • Check Out:: 11am
  • Open All Year Round: Yes
  • Smoking Allowed: No
  • Drinking Allowed: Yes
  • Alcohol Provided No
  • Suitable For Children: Limited Children over 10; maximum of two persons in one room
  • Childcare Provided: No
  • Guest Pets Allowed: No
  • Disabled Access Limited

Terms and Conditions

  • Minimum Stay: 2 nights on weekends in season and on holidays year round.
  • Accepted payments AMEX, VISA, Mastercard, Personal checks, Travelers checks, Cash
  • Deposit Amount Required: Full payment is required to confirm a reservation.
  • Cancellations: Full refund provided if two weeks notice is given. If less than two weeks notice is given, a refund is provided if we are able to re-book the room for the nights that were cancelled.



Victoria Kolyvas

Languages spoken

Greek, English

About the innkeepers

Victoria has lived in Connnecticut all of her life and has especially enjoyed the shoreline area. She enjoys fine dining, antiquing, theater, travel. She loves to welcome new people to the area and can offer suggestions for restaurants, shopping, touring, dining.

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Full or Continental

  • Time Served: 8:30 - 9:30 (Full)
  • Serving Location: Breakfast/dining area

Signature Dish

California Egg Puff
California Egg Puff, one of our favorite hot entrees, is a delicious baked oven omellette that mixes eggs, several types of cheese and just the right amount of mild green chili peppers to be flavorful but not too spicy. Your breakfast always starts with a fruit course and cereal is always available. Along with the daily hot entree, we serve a toast or baked good, and a breakfast meat such as bacon or sausage. Coffee, tea, decaf, and juice complete the picture.