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Tidewater Inn

Madison, CT 06443 USA (Show map)
66 Reviews
$125 - $245
per night

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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.

Rooms & Rates

The Curtiss Cottage Suite

King Bed, Separate Sitting Room, Jacuzzi, Refrigerator

  • Maximum Capacity: 2
  • Bathroom Private Bath

The Allis Room

Second Floor, Two Twin Beds, Desk

  • Maximum Capacity: 2
  • Bathroom Private Bath

Deluxe Queen Guestroom

Elegant Queen bed, ensuite private bath with shower, comfortable reading chairs, desk, television with cable, wireless internet access for your pc, telephone with voice mail, spa toiletries, plush towels.

  • Maximum Capacity: 2
  • Bathroom Private Bath

Deluxe King Bed Guestroom

Elegant King bed, ensuite private bath with shower, comfortable reading chairs and sofa area, desk, television with cable, wireless internet access for your pc, telephone with voice mail, spa toiletries, plush towels and bathrobes.

  • Maximum Capacity: 2
  • Bathroom Private Bath

The Bushnell Room

First Floor, Queen Canopy Bed, Desk, Fireplace

  • Maximum Capacity: 2
  • Bathroom Private Bath

The Scranton Room

First Floor, Queen Four-Poster Bed, Desk, Fireplace

  • Maximum Capacity: 2
  • Bathroom Private Bath

The Hammonasset Room

Second Floor, King Four Poster Bed, VCR, Desk

  • Maximum Capacity: 2
  • Bathroom Private Bath

The Madison Room

Second Floor, King Canopy Bed, VCR, Desk, Refrigerator

  • Maximum Capacity: 2
  • Bathroom Private Bath

The Meigs Room

Second Floor, Queen Canopy Bed, Desk

  • Maximum Capacity: 2
  • Bathroom Private Bath

The Sachem Head Room

Second Floor, Queen Canopy Bed, Desk

  • Maximum Capacity: 2
  • Bathroom Private Bath

The Thimble Isles Room

Second Floor, Full Canopy Bed, Desk

  • Maximum Capacity: 2
  • Bathroom Private Bath

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

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66 Reviews

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A great getaway

4.6 on July 05, 2014

Very pleasant and relaxing atmosphere. Wished were their longer but only could stay for one night. The grounds are amazing and would be an ideal place to return for a couple of days stay.

Outstanding Secluded Getaway

5 on June 30, 2014

Lovely, secluded place - also perfect for detox on business trip!

Best place to stay in Madison, CT

5 on June 16, 2014

Victoria is friendly and goes above and beyond to make you feel comfortable while staying at her B&B. The setting is lovely and the rooms are perfect. I eat gluten free and Victoria made me home made gluten free muffins each day of my stay. I truly recommend staying here.

Innkeeper Response
So glad that you enjoyed your stay and your gluten free breakfasts too. We do our best to ensure that our guests with special dietary needs get the same red-carpet treatment as everyone else. It's nice to hear that we hit the mark for you.

Tidewater Bed and Breakfast

5 on June 02, 2014

Accommodations exceeded our hopes and the breakfast, bar none, was the best we have ever had at a B & B.

Innkeeper Response
Thank you for your kind words. So very glad that you enjoyed your stay with us, and sincerely hope you'll come back again and again. I promise to look up your favorite breakfast and have it on the menu for you. We do our best to pamper our guests. Glad that your visit was all you'd hoped it would be.

Just Wonderful!!!

5 on April 08, 2014

We've stayed at the Tidewater six or seven times and each time exceeds the previous stay. You'll love the breakfasts, you'll love the rooms, you'll love Victoria!!

Lovely time near the beach

5 on February 24, 2014

The Tidewater Inn came up on the web as the best B&B in the CT shore area. It did not disappoint! Comfortable room! Great king size bed! Welcoming and helpful hostess. Nice visit time over complementary wine & cheese. Good location too!

"A Much Needed Rest"

4.6 on December 20, 2013

A Wonderful, Comfortable Inn to Visit & Relax- Everything Close by & Accommodating.

What a First Stop.

4.8 on December 19, 2013

Victoria welcomed us like family & her hospitality was 5 Star's- friendly guests, lovely cheese & wine & helpful guide and we cannot recommend this Inn too strongly.

Lovely in everyway

5 on December 18, 2013

The room was huge, the linens were plush, the proprietor was warm and professional, the amenities were extensive, and the breakfasts were outstanding! Delightful stay.

Fantastic Fall Getaway

4.6 on December 06, 2013

We selected the Tidewater Inn, as a fall get away with 2 other couples with whom are very close friends that we travel with once a year. This in was amazingly clean, comfortable, and the hospitality was A rated! We loved the early evening social hour with the complementary local wine selections. This was a great addition to our stay. Thanks so much for a delightful weekend, Victoria. We highly recommend staying here. The breakfasts were wonderful, I just didn't like the Johnny Cakes at all, though. I hope you don't mind the suggestion, but perhaps it would be better to give guests a choice when it comes to whole grain selections.

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Location Type

Coastal Connecticut, Village


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

Directions to property:

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. Trip is about one hour.

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, In-room internet, Desk, Fireplace, Fridge, Hairdryer, Hot tub/whirlpool tub, Internet Service, Ironing Board, Satellite/Cable TV, TV, Telephone, VCR, Wi-Fi

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
  • Suitable For Children: Children over 10; maximum of two persons in one room
  • Guest Pets Allowed: No

Terms and Conditions

  • Minimum Stay: 2 nights on weekends in season and on holidays year round.
  • 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.


Details Diamond Collection

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

Property highlights

Free $60 gift card with a $300+ purchase