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

East Coast Charm with Southern Hospitality

4.4 on July 28, 2016

Tidewater was an excellent choice for our weekend getaway. Victoria was beyond gracious. Even more she bent over backwards to make sure guests had a wonderful experience both with social & dining recommendations in the Madison area as well as your in-house dining experience with special attention to food allergies. What a delight to stay there. We will definitely return!

Charming B&B

4.6 on July 16, 2016

Victoria was very pleasant and a good cook. The rooms are clean and nicely decorated. In a very pleasant area of Madison within walking distance of beach and town.

Excellent treasure in Connecticut

4.6 on July 12, 2016

Wonderful stay at Tidewater! Victoria was wonderful to us, the breakfast was wonderful, and her other guests were all wonderful as well! Highly recommend to anyone passing through the area.

Excellent service

4.6 on June 24, 2016

We enjoyed our stay immensely. The service provided by Victoria and her assistants is warm and inviting. The gardens on the property are so serene and lush. Highly recommend this Inn.

tidewater stay

4.6 on June 22, 2016

good experience

Great place

4.6 on December 03, 2015

Thank you Victoria for you warm & delicious hospitality. We will come back :-)

November Getaway

4.6 on November 24, 2015

We expect to be repeat customers. Our room was small so my husband couldn't comfortably watch TV from the bed due to the angle. In the summer, probably not a concern as not much time in the rrom.

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.

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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.