4.6 on August 21, 2016
Hospitable hosts, Greg, Lori, and David, make their guests feel welcome and comfortable from the first moment on. The inn is gorgeous, so inviting, and luscious in historic detail. The view is serenely breathtaking and can be enjoyed from the well appointed bedrooms, the lovely pool, a beautiful enclosed porch where we enjoyed a glass of wine with our hosts, or the dock, where the decision to read or enjoy the vista is a tough one. And the hosts are wonderful cooks, too, preparing a variety of opulent breakfasts featuring such delights as heavenly cheese grits, delicious strata, to die for rum raisin bread pudding, and fresh concoctions straight from their garden. My husband and I can't wait to go back! Wysor West Gearhart
5 on August 18, 2016
We spent the weekend here and it was the best B&B experience we have ever had. The hosts were perfect and had thought of everything in terms of comfort, entertainment, etc. And the breakfasts were the best - all fresh and some of it homegrown.
5 on August 15, 2016
This was by far our best experience at a B&B. The owners, Lori, and Greg were awesome and so helpful. The rooms were wonderful, we stayed in the Captains Room. It has a view of both sides of the house as well as the backyard and the water. The grounds were kept up beautifully. It didn't matter if you were fishing off the deck, hanging out by the firepit in the evening, bike riding, or just lounging around. This is the place to be. We spent one evening on a sunset cruise with Captain Trey...not to be missed, The sunsets really are as gorgeous as they are in the photo they show. And before I forget, breakfast is not to be missed! AMAZING!!
5 on August 14, 2016
Lori & Greg have thought through - and offer - every possible amenity at this historic River-side B&B: individual temp. control in each suite, water sports, bikes, fire pit/smores, Kuerig, whirlpool baths, local organic products in rooms. The historic main home is completely updated, but maintains it's charm, and the cottage rooms are spacious and private. The delicious breakfast buffet has a great selection of home-made food made from local and home-grown ingredients. There's lots to see & do in Matthews, but relaxing on the dock at the Inn is tempting too. We participially enjoyed the twilight boat tour by a local boat captain and oyster fisherman who provided lot's of interesting facts about the area and it's extensive history. Greg & Lori selected this Captain in part b/c he still uses the traditional wooden Chesapeake Bay fishing boat - a special touch indicative of the care Lori & Greg take to ensure their guests have a top-notch experience.
5 on August 07, 2016
Relaxing oasis in a hectic life. Very relaxing, enjoyable experience. We have been to many B&B's but this is the tops. Wonderful accommodations, food and great hosts. We will be back
5 on July 29, 2016
We went to celebrate our 30th anniversary, and were not disappointed. The room was well appointed and beautifully decorated. The breakfast was fantastic! The hosts are very helpful, and gave great recommendations for dinner and entertainment.
5 on July 23, 2016
This was the first time I stayed at a B&B and was very pleased with The Inn AT Tabbs Creek. The breakfasts were wonderful and the room worked out great for me. Couldn't have asked for anything better. I will definitely be staying there again.
4.8 on July 18, 2016
Great place to relax and enjoy the outdoors
5 on July 07, 2016
Perfect get away. Breakfast was incredible.
5 on July 05, 2016
The Inn at Tabbs Creek is a beautiful and serene environment. The People are genuinely warm and friendly. The accommodations are clean and comfortable. The perfect get away.
4.8 on July 05, 2016
We loved visiting the Inn at Tabbs Creek. We were fortunate enough to get a room for just a night (rather than a two night minimum), which was perfect. I hadn't been to a B&B before, so I didn't know what to expect, but I was very happy with this one. Everyone was very friendly and accommodating, especially by preparing gluten-free food for one of the other guests. All of the extra amenities are very nice too; we had everything we needed, and they provide things like canoes, firewood and smores stuff, and books/movies for guests in their library. It is very serene and peaceful there as well, with nice, clean rooms that have recently been redone. My expectations for other places now will be high! We highly recommend.
5 on July 05, 2016
We just loved our weekend at the Inn at Tabbs Creek! Lori indulged my crazy husband's whims by having a bushel of crabs brought in for all the guests. What ensued was a farm-to-table feast right there by the water. We also enjoyed the sunset cruise, the delectable breakfasts made by Chef Greg, the swimming pool and the nearby town of Matthews. It was the perfect getaway for this weary couple – lots of much-needed rest and relaxation! We'll be back!
5 on June 25, 2016
My husband and I took a trip to Matthews County for a little getaway. We pulled up to The Inn At Tabbs Creek just as the sun was setting and we were blown away by the serenity of this place. The rooms were immaculate and exceeded our expectations. The breakfast was out of this world, and they even provided wine and cheese for us one night! The best part is the landscape. It's right on the water, and the view couldn't be more perfect. Great place for kayaking. Can't wait for our next trip!!!
4.4 on June 19, 2016
Our daughter had a wonderful wedding weekend at the Inn at Tabbs Creek. The location and rooms were wonderful. As much as you plan the details for such a weekend, there are always last minute changes or issues. Lori was great at going with the flow and helping to make every thing perfect. I would recommend the inn to anyone.
4.6 on June 15, 2016
Bed was made each morning but no cleaning or straightening in bedroom. Would have like to have sink area wiped and table tops.
5 on May 23, 2016
My wife and I returned to The Inn at Tabb's Creek for the second time in a month to participate in the annual bicycle Tour de Chesapeake. This has been our favorite get away place ever since we first styed here seven years ago. This time we stayed in the new Bayside Suite, at Greg and Lori's request so that we could evaluate it and point out any shortcomings (there were none) It is a spectacular suite with comfortable bed, bath, kitchenette and large living room with a view of the room's gas fire pit, patio and the creek. It was a perfect haven for what turned out to be a cold and rainy Saturday and Sunday, not suitable for cycling. The meals were fantastic, as usual, but the real treat is the host team, Greg and Lori Dusenberry. They are a charming couple and are joined by Lori's brother, David, Greg's co-chef. Friday night after a pleasant wine reception with cheese and David's special blue crab spread, we treated ourselves to a tour of the creek and Mobjack Bay aboard Capt. Trey's deadrise fishing boat which left from the Inn's dock. Then it was sandwiches and a bottle of wine by our room's gas fire pit. On this trip we took advantage
4.2 on May 19, 2016
This was our fourth visit to Tabbs Creek. It never disappoints. It's a beautiful place to relax and recharge. The rooms are comfortable and the property is well equipped. The breakfasts are exceptionally good. The reason for our rating is that previous visits have raised our expectations yet this place still excels.
4.4 on May 09, 2016
Excellent B&B in fantastic location. Welcoming and hospitable hosts. The beds are particularly worthy of comment- the best I have slept in.
4.4 on April 05, 2016
Warm environment, wonderful breakfast, owners so willing to accomodate, and grest local restaurants! Definitely would visit again!
4.6 on April 01, 2016
Great place ! Great Breakfast ! Great Innkeepers ! My wife has Celiac Disease and must eat Gluten Free and they were very accommodating ! Great on the water location. Will bring boat next time. Very clean and what a room with a view in the West Billups.
4.6 on March 29, 2016
This was our second visit we stayed in the Captains Room the views out the windows are beautiful. What a wonderful place to get away from it all and relax .I would rate everything about this Inn as outstanding . Would love to come in the summer when there would be more to do but the price is a little to much at that time of year.
5 on March 27, 2016
This was a return visit.....probably our 5th stay at Tabbs Creek. Always perfect! We go primarily for the kayaking in Mathews County, but the experience is highly enriched by staying at Tabbs Creek.
3.6 on March 11, 2016
Water views are great very peaceful place for relaxation.
5 on March 08, 2016
Tabbs Creek Inn offers great waterside views, fantastic breakfasts, thoughtful amenities, and wonderful service, everything you would want in a B&B asked more!
4.8 on March 07, 2016
The hosts of this lovely Inn provide an excellent experience. The historic building is nicely decorated and is very well maintained. Our stay was made very comfortable by the attention to detail with wonderfully soft bed sheets, eco-friendly approach, locally grown food and warm atmosphere. Because it was March, it was disappointing that we couldn't take advantage of the many water activities but it was a nice get-away weekend. We plan to return!
4.4 on February 22, 2016
Great experience at a fabulous location.
5 on January 31, 2016
Beautiful old home. Rooms are well appointed and large. Hosts are kind and easy going. Town is cute. Great place to relax and reconnect.
5 on April 18, 2015
Our third visit to the Inn at Tabbs Creek. As the prior visits, thoroughly enjoyed our stay, The accommodations were top notch, relaxing and aesthetically pleasing. The hosts, Lori and Greg were engaging and as always, friendly and helpful. Breakfasts were unique and very appetizing. The grounds are beautiful and well maintained, and included the use of and bicycles for those interested,
4.8 on March 23, 2015
We stayed in the East River Suite and absolutely loved it. It was very spacious, and great scenery. My wife and I would stay there again in a heart beat. Bed was comfortable, and the large two person whirlpool tub was fantastic. Large bathroom with shower, too. Wi-Fi worked no problem!
4.8 on March 18, 2015
We've been here twice, and we will continue to return! The hosts are friendly, the food is excellent, and the atmosphere is serene and peaceful...perfect for a getaway to relax and unwind. A treasure all the way around. :)
5 on December 29, 2014
We decided to celebrate our anniversary on a weekend trip to the Inn at Tabbs Creek. It was a very special place and we truly enjoyed ourselves. Our meals were delicious and filling. We were able to relax and enjoy our time there thanks to the friendly hosts. We will definitely plan another stay there.
5 on December 25, 2014
We had a great getaway. Greg, Lori, and David were awesome hosts. The food was delicious, the room was perfect, and we got great advice about where to spend our days. We'll definitely be back!
5 on December 13, 2014
Marvelous hosts who thought of everything to make our stay special. Comfortable rooms, gourmet breakfast, lovely inn and surroundings. Our first visit and it certainly will not be our last. Plus, Matthews County is a hidden gem. Best oysters I've had, growing arts community, quirky restaurants (Seawind in Mathews for example) with extensive menus. Looking forward to our next visit.
4.6 on December 04, 2014
A lovely spot to get away from it all!
4.6 on November 22, 2014
Wonderful, relaxing, peaceful, and beautiful are words that describe the inn. We truly enjoyed our weekend there!
4.6 on November 16, 2014
Everywhere you look there's something interesting; from the view onto the creek to the fascinating collection of books in the library. Our hosts, Greg, Lori and Dave deliver a really friendly atmosphere. The Keurig and small fridge in the room added to our comfort. It may be just a personal preference, but we liked the fact that there was no TV in the room.
5 on November 03, 2014
All those past great reviews couldn't be wrong so we gave the Inn a try. You guessed it; we had a wonderful experience and can only echo the accolades! Greg, Lori and David, keep up the great work and excellent breakfasts!
4.0 on October 28, 2014
Lori and Greg were the most hospitable hosts you could ever imagine. They are doing exactly what they were meant to do with their lives. The only meal served was breakfast but it was and incredible meal. We would not hesitate to visit again. Rosanne Toman
4.2 on October 21, 2014
My wife and I stayed at the Inn at Tabbs Creek on the weekend of Oct 17-19 2014. Our room was very private and cozy. The room contained all accessories that was advertised on the B&B website. The price was very expensive though, I felt like the price could have been lowered to around $200 a night instead of $285 we paid. The breakfast was good, Greg is an excellent cook. Lori and her brother David provided a nice wine and cheese social on Saturday that was very enjoyable and informative. I will go again to this B & B but, will make sure that I have a coupon to make the price more reasonable.
5 on October 20, 2014
Our visit to The Inn at Tabbs Creek was so relaxing and peaceful. Everyone was friendly, we met a couple that lived not far from us. Thanks to Lori and Greg for their hospitality and we enjoyed our stay with you. We will recommend your placed to our family and friends. Thanks again Leanne and Bill.
5 on October 19, 2014
We are not your typical B&B types, but after our stay at The Inn at Tabbs Creek, we are now! The owners, Lori and Gregg, make sure that everything is taken care of for you. You can stay in the big house, or like we did, stay in the cottage, which consists of the separate rooms, each with its own entrance and decor. There's a delicious breakfast served in the big house every morning, after that you're on your own. Enjoy the property, which is right on the water, or go into town. We will definitely be back next year!
5 on October 06, 2014
Everything was wonderful,from the the free bikes to the breakfast, to the view from the inn. Magical place, the Inn s well as the county.
5 on October 04, 2014
I surprised my wife for our 1st wedding anniversary and we drove over 4 hours to get there, but the drive was completely worth it! This was the first bed and breakfast we stayed at and we say we will certainly be back. I had a fruit and cheese tray ready for us upon arrival and we loved how the breakfasts were made with fresh items right out of their own garden. The hospitality was great and there was not a lack of anything to do. They had a fire pit with everything to make s'mores, which we wish we would have had more time to enjoy. They also had fishing gear, boat tours, kayaks, canoes, stand up paddleboards, and bicycles to take out, a chlorine free pool, and a nice library to relax in. Our second day, we toured Williamsburg, which was about an hour away, but I almost wish we would have hung out at The Inn instead of running around, but we enjoyed it either way. You're far enough away from everything at The Inn at Tabbs Creek to get away, yet within an hour or so of some pretty cool areas like Williamsburg and Virginia Beach if you really wanted night life and other things to do. I looked at a LOT of B&B's online and this especially grabbed my attention because it had so much to offer. They had all the amenities we were looking for, a great location on the water, a price that was right, and everything was modern and not outdated looking like many B&B's I found. You can see the owners put a lot into this place to make it nice and updated. There are three rooms that are detached from the house, which is where our room was and I liked this, but there are more rooms inside the house as well so you have options. The owners were super nice and accommodating and the breakfasts we had were incredibly delicious! We loved the long driveway to get to this place and how it was nearly surrounded by water on three sides! We will recommend this to anybody for a getaway and will certainly be back. Thank you Greg, Lori, and Dave! Beautiful place!
5 on September 28, 2014
Relaxing three days at The Inn at Tabbs Creek was fantastic. Greg and Lori were very helpfull you could ask them anything if they did not know the answer they would get the answer for you. Has many Amenities including boating with fishing, horse shoes, boccie ball , boat cruises with Capt. Trey , including sunset cruise, lite house cruise and charter fishing. Greg serves a great Breakfast with all Locally grown food. I Would highly recommend Innat Tabbs Creek Tina and Ben
4.8 on September 26, 2014
We simply love the atmosphere and the feel of the INN. An old style farm house, comfortable rooms, great placement on the water, everything is very relaxing. The folks are great, friendly, and helpful. The breakfasts are wonderful and the wine and cheese social they have is very nice, meet some of the folks there have some good stories, interesting chit chat over some more delicious snacks. I can't say enough, the Wife and I are adding this as an annual mini vacation spot going forward. Thank you Lori, Greg and Dave.
5 on September 18, 2014
From the personal attention to the trip on the East River with oysters from Captain Trey, the visit was spectacular! We wish we could have stayed longer!
5 on August 26, 2014
Nothing was lacking in any area. Room was great, activities were super, help and directions were superb! Dining was second to none and worth the stay in and of itself. We highly recommend this B & B for your stay-you won't regret it!!
4.4 on August 26, 2014
Excellent location, the owners are incredibly nice and have great suggestions for things to do. The area is beautiful and very relaxing and they cook a fantastic breakfast!!
5 on August 25, 2014
We recently got back from our honeymoon and we could not have picked a better location. If you are looking for a great escape from the business of the rest of the world and just wanting to relax, look no further than the Inn at Tabbs Creek. Lori, Greg, and Dave are all friendly and there when you need them, and excellent at recommending different activities and eateries in nearby Matthews. When we first arrived we were shown around and thrilled with the beautiful landscape. The views of the sunrise and sunset off the water is simply breathtaking, and there are many flowers and tree around the Inn. There is water, coffee, tea, and hot chocolate provided for the guests, along with marshmallows, chocolate, and graham crackers for making s'mores over the firepit. When we first arrived we ordered one of their cheese trays and it came with four varieties of cheese, black grapes, apple and orange slices, and two types of crackers, all served on a wooden cheese board with knives for slicing and spreading. It lasted us two days and we were a little bummed when it was all gone! The breakfasts are above and beyond the standard fare you might find at others B&Bs. The tomatoes, potatoes, and berries are all picked fresh from the garden and are used in many recipes that the owners are glad to share with you. Each day we were there was a buffet-style meal because there were so many other guests, and there was always something different. I usually went back for seconds because the food was just so delicious and an excellent way to start the day! The company of the guests was also warm and inviting during each morning. We plan to return to the Inn for our first year anniversary. We highly recommend it as a relaxing and romantic getaway!
5 on August 22, 2014
Restful but opportunities are plenty for activities on the creek...fishing, biking, canoeing and kayaking. Food was wonderful. Hosts were informative, friendly but not intrusive.
5 on August 20, 2014
From the moment Dave checked us in until the next morning when Lori checked us out, we rested, relaxed, and were rejuvenated! We dined in Mathews, swam in the Inn's pool, and enjoyed walks around the Inn's grounds and rocking on the front porch. The breakfast Greg prepared was delicious--and a great way to start the day. This was our second visit, and we look forward to returning.
3.8 on August 12, 2014
Perfect in every way: great locations, great rooms, great hosts!
4.6 on August 11, 2014
So relaxing, so friendly, so yummy! We felt so welcome and at home. Made s'mores with other guests at the outdoor fireplace. Went canoeing and bike riding. Will definitely return.¿¿¿¿¿¿
5 on August 08, 2014
Place was top notch couple that ran it were awesome I would recommend this place to everybody.
5 on August 07, 2014
We stayed at the Inn at Tabbs Creek for a long weekend away in our own backyard as we drove the short drive from Norfolk only to find a world my wife and I did not know existed. I read about the Inn at Tabbs Creek in Virgnia Business Magazin and right away I made a reservation. Matthews is a great small town with some amazing restaurants. The shops were quaint and the people very nice. The Inn itself was beautiful. We stayed in the Chesepeake room where the most comfortable bed was housed. We could have spent the entire weekend in there if it had rained. However, as the sun shined we ate our amazing breakfast witht he friendly innkeepers then headed out exploring. On Sunday though we cut all exploring short to enjoy the dock of the Inn to see the sunset. It was an unforgettable weekend and one I hope to relive soon!
4.8 on August 06, 2014
Lori & Greg were great, hospitable and available while still providing all the comforts of home and then some and some more :) The home was refurbished with just the right touch of keeping the old feel with a modern touch for a fabulous décor. Beds were awesome and bathrooms designed for comfort from the oversized rain shower to the wonderful soaps, shampoos and lotion. The entire property was the perfect setting and the views were awesome no matter your vantage point. Each breakfast included fresh items from the organic garden and other unique items that were crafted into tasty delights. The entire area is a step away from any hustle or bustle to include the inlet, bay, and the quaint towns to include Mathews which has truly adorable restaurants, a bakery, shops, a farmer's market, the museum and let's not forget the people who make it what it is
5 on August 05, 2014
We thoroughly enjoyed our 2 night stay at the Inn. Greg, Lori and Dave were so friendly and helpful, but not intrusive. We stayed in a cottage and felt secure and welcomed. The view is wonderful! The breakfasts were just excellent! Very very fresh and local food.
5 on August 04, 2014
Excellent sums everything about the Inn at Tabbs Creek with 1 word.
3.4 on August 02, 2014
2 nights end of July 2014
5 on July 26, 2014
My boyfriend and I have stayed at this B&B twice and both times have been wonderful! We stayed in March and recently in July. The rooms and grounds are beautiful, and the staff there is fantastic. The breakfasts are to DIE for. The first time we stayed we fell in love with a breakfast dish of baked eggs, Havarti cheese, and dill. When we returned in July it just happened to be the first breakfast we ate. We were so delighted and on our last day, along with an entirely different breakfast, Lori prepared a smaller dish of the eggs since she knew how much we loved it! The entire experience is relaxing and comfortable. I HIGHLY recommend staying here!
5 on July 24, 2014
Everything about this bed and breakfast was perfect. The breakfasts were amazing and varied each day. The room was clean and spacious. The grounds were beautifully kept. We enjoyed using the bikes, canoe, and swimming pool. The hosts were available when needed to give directions or answer questions. We did not get to use the fire pit, but that looked fun too. We look forward to returning.
5 on July 18, 2014
The website did not do this place justice. The owners were wonderful hosts. They invited suggestions for improvement. We couldn't provide anything. We could not expected more.
5 on July 18, 2014
If your intent is to just get away from it all this is the place to do it. The rooms, surroundings and food were exceptional.
4.4 on July 14, 2014
This is my wife and I's second visit here and we love it. Unlike other bed and breakfasts we've visited near destinations, The Inn at Tabbs Creek is a bit off the beaten path and such a great place to unwind, slow down, and recharge with a good book or to take advantage of the many aquatic activities Greg and Lori have available. Breakfast is a culinary adventure sure to tantalize you as well. The great thing is there isn't much hustle and bustle here which is such a breath of fresh air when life is moving at light speed. The views are amazing and they are within driving distance of Williamsburg and the surrounding areas. While there, eating at Southwind Pizza is highly recommended. Bottom line is we love this area and will be back again
4.8 on June 21, 2014
My wife and I just got back from a three night stay and we had a very relaxing time. Just enough to do but quiet and peacefully relaxing.
4.6 on June 19, 2014
Enjoyed our 20th anniversary getaway. Great place to fish, kayak and just relax. Hosts are great people, accommodating and cook a delicious local and home grown breakfasts not to be missed!
5 on June 11, 2014
My husband and I visited the Inn at Tabbs Creek this past weekend for our 10th anniversary. This was our first visit but it definitely will not be our last! Our stay was wonderful. Thanks to Greg and Lori for an unforgettable weekend!
4.6 on June 10, 2014
This is the last time I am going to say this. This place is great! Killer breakfasts, relaxing, beautiful setting, etc, etc. Lori and Greg continue to improve the property and it shows in all the details. You won't be pampered and there are not attractions galore within a 10 minute drive. What you will find is southern charm, beautiful beaches, kayaking, fishing and RELAXING. Sit on the dock, pull up a chair, there are Herons and Ospreys at which you can stare. Can't wait to go back. Thanks guys!
5 on June 07, 2014
We had a great time at the Inn. Greg and Lori are two of the warmest and friendliest people I've ever met and they go out of their way to accommodate guests. The views are beautiful and relaxing. We keep coming back because it feels like home....only better.
4.2 on May 29, 2014
We've been here twice now and love it. The owners are super friendly and it feels like visiting family when we go. Highly recommended.
5 on May 26, 2014
Our friends highly recommended The Inn at Tabbs Creek to us, and were able to accompany us when we visited Virginia at the beginning of May, 2014. What a treat! We have nothing but good things to say about the accommodations, food and friendly atmosphere. One of the highlights of our stay was an evening around the fire pit with our "new" group of friends! If you'd like alone time, that's no problem either. We plan on visiting the Inn again very soon!
4.6 on May 21, 2014
One of the Innkeepers accompanied us to our room and explained about the thermostat, suggested nearby eating establishments, and answered all our questions about the many outdoor activities available. Our room upstairs had a small sitting room and featured windows on three sides overlooking the water. Unfortunately for us, a heavy rain began that morning about 5 and continued throughout most of the morning, so we were unable to take advantage of the beautiful location . However, snuggling under the luxurious bedding and listening to the wind and rain outside our windows was sublime! Breakfast was ample and delicious. Iff you are seeking a peaceful spot to spend some relaxing time, this is exactly that place.
5 on May 14, 2014
The Inn was gorgeous, and the location is amazing! We enjoyed staying in the Captain's Room, with a wonderful view of the water. Breakfasts were delicious, and the Saturday wine and cheese was such a nice extra touch. The innkeepers are friendly, and they made us feel right at home. We tried SUP for the first time, roasted marshmallows over the campfire, and explored the area. It was such a great way to get away from work and relax!
4.8 on May 08, 2014
We had a couple come down from New Hampshire specifically to join us for a two day stay at Tabbs Creek. Mainly due to all we'd been telling them about our previous two stays. It's my husbands and my favorite B&B! The Inn is a beautifully decorated and the rooms so inviting and warm. Everything you could possibly want in a cozy or romantic Inn is there. The beds are very comfortable. Each room has a view. The breakfast in the morning is a delectable delight and different each time, from the food grown at the Inn or locally and made fresh by the owner! The sunsets are perfect to watch from either the fire pit or out on the pier on the chairs. Bikes and kayaks are available for use with many places to explore and discover in the area. We highly recommend this Inn, as do our friends who enjoyed their visit to the Inn and Mathews County. Thanks Lori and Greg - can't wait to come back!
4.8 on May 08, 2014
If you're looking for a beautiful, rural, restful place within an easy drive of Virginia Beach or Colonial Williamsburg, this is it! Mathews County is as queit and sleepy as any little place you'll find in the mid-Atlantic. In fact, while we were there, we discovered the town of Mathews was named 5th Coolest Small Town in America! It really is nice. There's enough to do at the inn that there's hardly any reason to leave, except for supper. The breakfasts were so hearty and delicious that we skipped lunch every day. We enjoyed getting out on the water. The kayaking was just right for us since we could decide how far and how fast, or slow. The inn provides complimentary kayaks, fishing tackle, and a firepit with firewood. There's also a cute pool and a few lawn games. Oh, and there's a cute library full of books and DVD's in the inn. It's nice that everything on the first floor is always open to guests. We would very much like to have seen more of Greg and Lori's garden, but we were there in April, so there wasn't much to see yet. Although the rooms in the house are beautiful, I recommend the suites. They are exquisite. My wife and I have already made plans to return next spring!
5 on April 24, 2014
Love the details Greg and Lori put in to every aspect of the Inn. It is my favorite place for a weekend getaway.
5 on April 14, 2014
My husband and I have spent many anniversaries at B&Bs and this really was one of the best. Lori, Greg, and David are fantastic hosts, innkeepers, and chefs. The breakfasts they served were Amazing and sure to fill you up. The rooms are quiet and comfortable. Ours, The East River Suite, had a separate sitting room so the one day when it rained we stayed inside and watched the rain on the water while reading books. I couldn’t remember a more relaxing day. The local area offers cute shopping and wonderful restaurants. There was plenty to do even in late March. I would highly recommend ordering a picnic basket and taking it to one of the local beaches. There may not be a fitness center but all you have to do is look around the Inn and there plenty of fitness activities - Bikes, Canoe, Kayaks, and Stand Up Boards. I even found a 6 mile running route. The beautiful views and great activities will bring us back.
5 on April 09, 2014
my husband and i had an incredible stay at tabs creek and look forward to returning in the warmer months. greg and lori are warm and welcoming, and the breakfast they cook can't be beat. from their garden to the table, what they don't grow they buy local and it all was delicious! beautiful clean rooms, plenty of amenities and all water views, we found ourselves completely relaxed all weekend, thank you!
5 on April 07, 2014
Visited last weekend and had a great time. Nice property, great service, great food, peace and quiet.
5 on March 30, 2014
Great, relaxing location. Greg and Lori are extremely friendly. Made us feel very welcome from the start. Would definitely return!
5 on March 18, 2014
Can read about our stay in this post: http://psalmboxkey.com/2014/03/14/quaint-towns-along-north-neck-virginia-chesapeake-bay/
4.6 on March 13, 2014
If you're looking for an Inn off the beaten path, this is the one! Tucked away in a small town on picturesque Tabbs Creek, this well maintained older house is full of history, hospitality and ambiance. The innkeeper was so welcoming and personable. And his breakfasts our two mornings there were superbly prepared and presented. We can highly recommend this B & B!
5 on February 27, 2014
We celebrated our anniversary at the Inn At Tabbs Creek, Port Haywood, Va. and it was delightful. The hosts couldn't have been more helpful and congenial. The breakfasts were terrific and made lunch unnecessary. We were felt like members of an extended family. Five Stars to Lori and Greg! Will & Pat
5 on February 22, 2014
Everything was just perfect. Greg & Lori are the consummate innkeepers with every detail to a great stay accounted for. They do a great job communicating with you before arrival to see to any special needs or wants. We had not been down since they had put in the outdoor fire pit and got to enjoy that Friday night as the sunset over the water around the fire which was fantastic. If you want your privacy when you come they can see to that but if you enjoy meeting and visiting with the other guests they also do a superb job facilitating that. The Saturday evening wine and cheese get together. The common areas in the main house are great for visiting with people. There is also a cozy living room with gas fireplace which you can turn on and enjoy instant warmth and comfort while just sitting on the comfy couches and reading and relaxing. The breakfasts, like everything else here, will exceed your expectations. Love that they focus on trying to use fresh and/or local ingredients as much as possible. The food is delicious. You won't need to eat again until dinner. They are happy to steer you to those options in Mathews or beyond as well. We recommend both the White Dog (for finer dining) and Southwinds (for casual). The rooms are all great with the outside cottage rooms offering a little more seclusion. If you're looking for relaxation for a weekend or even just one night, you can't go wrong heading to Port Haywood. Make the right turn on Turpin Lane...and keep going even though you'll think you've make a wrong turn and then head down the long driveway to this gorgeous gem on the water. By the way, it was our first visit since Dave joined the team down there and we appreciated meeting him and having him see to everything as we checked in.
5 on February 10, 2014
The Inn at Tabbs Creek was fantastic. Lori made delicious breakfasts that were so big, you did not need lunch! The suite we stayed in was clean and the king size bed was very comfortable. The wine and cheese in the afternoon in front of the fireplace was relaxing. We will be back!
4.6 on January 03, 2014
We enjoyed our weekend at The Inn at Tabbs Creek very much. We took advantage of the waterfront firepit to make S'Mores that the inn provides and to play horseshoes and cornhull by the water which is also provided. Breakfasts were wonderful. Saturday night, we enjoyed getting to know our hosts, Lori, Greg, and Dave, as well as the other guests during the nice wine and cheese happy hour they provided. Homemade cookies Saturday night were also a nice touch. The bed was very comfortable and The Captain's Room had an amazing waterfront view on 3 sides. The owners gave us discount coupons for two great restaurants nearby. We enjoyed lunch at Southwest Pizza and dinner at the White Dog Inn and Bistro in the little town of Mathewes. All in all it was a very relaxing weekend and we will be back during warm weather when we can take advantage of the complimentary kayaks, paddle boards, swimming pool, and the sunset cruise on the bay.
5 on December 24, 2013
Greg & Lori go above and beyond for all their guests and even in what may seem like off-season you wouldn't know it was. Had a great weekend with my husband after not seeing him for 6 months and couldn't have asked for a more perfect place to spend it!! See you next year!!
5 on December 06, 2013
Engaging host and hostess. Fantastic breakfast food; you can't wait 'till The next morning. The "Inn" enjoys location, location, location !! Evenings by a fire looking out on the water, star filled night skies, quiet walks where nature is supreme.
4.2 on November 19, 2013
Last minute getaway to the Inn at Tabb's Creek this weekend was such a great idea! The West Billups room was roomy and had a very large bathroom. The bed was incredibly comfortable and we even ended up buying a set of the sheets. They are available to order through the Inn! The breakfast both mornings was outstanding. True five star quality. The lemon ricotta pancakes were so good I tried to get some from my husbands plate. The eggs Lorraine and Strawberry and cream cheese french toast was impressive. The Inn is about 3 miles from town so we ate at a fantastic local cafe called Southwind Pizza. They use all local ingredients. We got so full we didnt eat dinner out that night and opted for just the cheese and wine happy hour at the Inn instead! The town is quaint and very near other small neighboring counties that are fun to explore. We plan to go back in the spring and take advantage of the kayaks and ability to take a boat cruise right from the dock at the Inn. If you are looking for a place with night life, Matthews, VA is not the place for you to visit. If you are searching for place to relax and enjoy the outdoors or a quiet romantic get away...this is the place for you.
5 on November 19, 2013
I highly recommend the Inn at Tabbs Creek. We loved the accommodations, the owners and especially the breakfasts.
5 on November 09, 2013
My husband and I spent 4 nights at The Inn at Tabbs in early November. We stayed in the lovely, comfortable but cozy, East River Suite. Our hosts were most gracious, and provided a welcoming atmosphere highlighted by 4 outstanding, delicious breakfasts. They have an incredible vegetable garden and incorporate their veggies in the breakfast dishes, when possible. Do not pass up the opportunity to visit this great B&B if you are headed to Mathews. Oh! Almost forgot the magical green fish light! J & J from Charlottesville, VA.
5 on November 05, 2013
This was our second stay here this year and it was awesome! We will be coming again in the future!!
4.6 on November 04, 2013
It was difficult to find at first but once there, it was well worth it. Will definitely return.
4.6 on November 03, 2013
Quiet and beautiful view! Very friendly service!
5 on October 31, 2013
Steven & Terri Hewitt
5 on October 27, 2013
My husband and I spent two nights at Tabb's Inn. The owners were warm and welcoming, the rooms were delightful and the breakfasts were some ,if not, the best we've had. I would totally recommend it. Ann Riley
4.2 on October 26, 2013
A pleasant night in a beautiful setting. Breakfast was outstanding.
5 on October 25, 2013
We had a wonderful time celebrating our anniversary at Tabbs Creek B & B. The location is on a beautiful piece of land on the water. Canoes and Kayaks are available, the lodging is first rate, and the food is amazing. Our hosts, Greg and Lori, are the best.
5 on October 22, 2013
Gorgeous location. Great food. Friendly owners. Charming community. We thoroughly enjoyed our weekend.
4.8 on October 20, 2013
Just what we needed to get a break. Lori & Greg are hospitable, knowledgeable of the area and attentive to guests' needs, but you have privacy & quiet, too--just the right mix for us. Waterfront, back porch, grounds--very nice. Delicious breakfasts; tea, coffee & snacks available day & night. Oh--wine & cheese Saturday evening was great, too.
5 on October 18, 2013
Wow this B&B was full of value. From the wine/cheese tastings to the firepit, everything met or exceeded our expectations. Breakfast was very good every morning. Only negative would be if you aren't a fan of buffet/family style B&B meals. Tons of on-site amenities. Would definitely stay here again and enjoy all that Mathews has to offer. The White Dog Inn is a must eat for dinner.
5 on October 17, 2013
Even though it was a rainy time spent at Inn at Tab's Creek, we had a great time. It was very relaxing and fun. We throughtly enjoyed our stay.
4.8 on October 11, 2013
The Inn at Tabbs Creek has a wonderful location which is great for R & R. Greg & Lori seem more like family than the owners of the Inn. The nearby town of Mathews has a few interesting sites to see along with excellent local restaurants for lunch or dinner as well as a few shops to visit.
4.6 on October 11, 2013
Wonderful breakfast served each morning by our hosts and they are warm and friendly. This is our second year at the Inn and we are going to start calling them family.
5 on October 11, 2013
owners were delightful, excellent customer service!
5 on October 11, 2013
I recently stayed two nights at the Inn at Tabbs Creek while in Mathews on business. The innkeepers were away, so Lori's brother, David and her parents Pat & Clem were excellent hosts. I stayed in the Tabbs Creek room, which is located in the building across the gardens and pool from the main house. The bed was so comfortable, and the room has a small refrigerator and a Keurig coffeemaker, so I didn't have to go over to get that first cup of coffee each morning. Breakfasts were delicious, and the baked eggs were excellent. I enjoyed watching the sunset each evening, and most of all visiting with the other guests and Pat and Clem. I will be back to stay at the Inn, but the next time it will be for pleasure, so that I can enjoy all that it has to offer.
5 on October 10, 2013
I had never imagined any B&B being as well tuned to guests’ needs as The Inn at Tabbs Creek. It’s the perfect joining of location and owners with all the right talents. The location is a lovely secluded finger of water off the East River. The main building is a restored historic house and there is also a freestanding addition with three suites fronted by a delightful garden and backed by water views. This place exudes peace and tranquility. For the night we arrived we had requested one of their picnic baskets (which included incredibly delicious shrimp salad and a lovely mixed green salad) and a bottle of wine, and we picnicked on their deck and basked in the sunset. It was heaven. Yes, the location is wonderful, but what makes the inn so special is the owners. Lori, Greg, and David are the epitome of graciousness, intelligence, and creativity. They provide so many amenities; it is like no other B&B you have stayed. The breakfast is beautiful and delicious, locally grown produce—and Greg is a professional cook with an impressive resume. These folks are intelligent, creative, generous, and despite all that they do, they radiate calm. I can’t wait to go back.
4.4 on October 10, 2013
We had a wonderful anniversary weekend at Tabbs Creek. While the owners, Greg and Lori, were away for a well-deserved vacation, Lori's parents and brother filled in admirably in their absence. Breakfasts were delicious, the 5 pm Happy Hour with wine and cheese was a welcome conclusion to a day of kayaking, and the interesting mix of people who were there over the weekend all contributed to a relaxing and recharging time. We will definitely be back (we didn't want to leave!).
4.8 on September 30, 2013
We stayed here for a weekend, and the innkeepers were exceptionally hospitable and helpful. We got lost on the way out there and then had to re-arrange our stops, so we couldn't show up until about midnight that night. They were perfectly understanding and they left the room open for us with the outdoor light on. The innkeepers offered a delicious breakfast together with the other guests and also had an evening gathering for wine and cheese. They were so friendly and offered lots of suggestions for places to see (with good directions!). They were very happy to accommodate us being vegetarian and had delicious options for us. The B&B is on a serene location just off the main road enough to feel "out there". It's right on the water, and there's a dock with a light under the water where you can sit at night and watch the fish playing (we saw a couple of shrimp out there, too!). They also have a lovely fire pit where guests can sit and talk together after dark. In our room there was a booklet with local attractions and places to eat, complete with copies of their menus. I really liked that touch. I also really liked that their soaps are all organic. My only regret is only having one weekend to stay! We will definitely be back :)
4.6 on September 27, 2013
We always look forward to returning to Tabbs Creek and are never disappointed. Each time we go, Lori and Greg have upgraded or added something else to make their place inviting and comfortable. Right down to the snacks, coffee and tea available 24 hours...and the grilled oysters right out if the water! Couldn't ask for more from a B&B.
5 on September 26, 2013
Wonderful place to stay when in Matthews County, Virginia. I actually lived at The Inn At Tabbs Creek for several weeks in 2009 and 2010 while looking for a place to stay more permanently. It was the best place to enjoy the whole Mobjack Bay area. The owners fixed me a breakfast every morning and it was hard to leave the premises because it was so relaxing. I will be recommending this place to everyone I know. Some of my friends have already stayed there and enjoyed themselves and the property immensely. Go to Matthews, stay at The Inn At Tabbs Creek and explore the many roads and waterways. The owners can put you in touch with watermen who will sail you or motor you around the many miles of shore line and throughout the bay and rivers. Matthews County simply wonderful. John Marshall Cheatwood
5 on September 18, 2013
We are returning guests at the Inn At Tabbs Creek. It is a wonderful bed and breakfast with a great couple behind it. Rather than guests you are made to feel as members of a family. Besides the comforts and wonderful views of the creek, there are many things to see and do in and around Mathews and Mathews County. We will return again.
4.8 on September 09, 2013
When booking a two night stay, this inn seemed to be adequate. What I found when I got there was far more than that. The atmosphere was friendly without being intrusive and the innkeepers went out of their way to make you feel at home. I have dietary restrictions and I have never been so pampered...made it hard to return to the real world! The non-chlorine pool was impeccably clean surrounded by beautiful flower gardens (home to a million butterflies). As far as I am concerned, they thought of everything!
4.4 on September 07, 2013
We recommend this B&B. Loved the flowers, hosts and the easy access to the river. Would visit again.
5 on September 06, 2013
We stayed at the Inn At Tabbs Creek while house hunting in the area. We have never had such a peaceful, relaxed stay as we did at this Inn. From the moment we arrived and were warmly greeted until we said our "goodbyes", all was well with the world. The breakfast at the inn was delicious - everything fresh and natural - right from their garden and neighboring gardens. The hosts were terrific, giving us information as only a true local could. All of the guests were so friendly and nice...by the end of breakfast, we felt like we had six new friends! Let this visitor beware, though...this inn may become habit forming and you will need at least an annual fix!
5 on September 05, 2013
My wife and I joined friends at Tabbs Creek for a most enjoyable stay at the Inn. From the moment we arrived until our stay was over we felt that we were treated to wonderful accomodations and ammenities. Everything at the Inn was very clean, comfortable and up to date. The breakfasts were delicious and different each day thanks to our hosts, Lori and Greg. Outside was wonderful with the refreshing pool and grounds for relaxation. The surrounding area and towns provided plenty of sightseeing for everyone's taste along with a variety of eating establishments for lunch and dinner. You cannot go wrong with a visit to the Inn at Tabbs Creek. Try it you will like it. Dottie & Dave W.
5 on August 29, 2013
We spent a week in a truly awesome get away place. The Inn is the perfect place to get away from the hustle and bustle of the city that we live in. The peaceful and well kept house and surroundings made our stay a truly unique experience. The breakfast was home made tasty and yummy, In fact, we were going to leave early on our last day to avoid traffic but reconsidered because we wanted to stay and taste that wonderful breakfast. The inn keepers bent over backwards to make our stay a warm a friendly one. For anyone that wants to get away from it all, Tabb Inn is definitely the place to go.
5 on August 19, 2013
Spectacular views. Relaxing atmosphere. Most delicious breakfasts ever. Charming hosts. Extremely comfortable accommodations. Can't wait to return. - Gina and Gary Johnson, Aug., 2013
4.4 on August 19, 2013
The Inn at Tabbs Creek provided a mellow and much-needed two day escape from the rat race that slowed us down just in time for a week at the beach afterwards. We will return for fall, winter and spring getaways. The innkeepers are very service and customer oriented, and responded to every wish. Our room was clean, cozy and had great views from all windows. Breakfasts were outstanding and creative and included home grown produce -- a nice treat!
5 on August 18, 2013
My husband and I spent from Monday through Thursday at the Inn at Tabbs Creek and enjoyed every waking hour. This was our first B&B, so we were a bit leery of paying for an entire week and thought we could extended our stay once we arrived. They booked up so fast we did not have the opportunity to extend our stay, so don't delay when making your reservations. The ambience is absolutely astounding. Take a walk through the garden paths and enjoy observing the beautiful flowers and the butterflies that are attracted to them. If you look hard enough you might even see a colorful lizard pass by your feet. Taking an afternoon dip in the pool was refreshing after spending most of our day either in the small town of Mathews or on one of the secluded beaches in the area. If you want to be unplugged, rest, relax, this is the place to go. The breakfasts that were cooked every morning were absolutely delightful to the taste buds. The rooms were clean and luxurious from the sheets, pillows, towels and the bed was absolutely fabulous. Greg and Lori supplied all of the amenities of home such as shampoo, conditioner, soap, beach towels, and they went above and beyond with fishing poles and makings for s’mores. We are definitely going back, but this time it will be for an entire week. If you want action and adventure perhaps this is not the place for you.
4.8 on August 18, 2013
Very peaceful and beautiful location. Seems that innkeepers have thought of everything guests might want or need. One of the best breakfasts we have ever had at a B&B.
4.0 on August 13, 2013
Our hosts: excellent cooks and gardeners; extremely thoughtful about anticipating our needs, and helpful in non-obtrusive ways. So much to do--kayak, canoe, boat excursion, fire pit, bike, swim, horseshoes, bocci ball, visit places of local interest. But the surroundings are so pleasant you may wish to do nothing at all. --Perfect vacation.
4.6 on August 11, 2013
I was looking for a place to get away from people and just relax. I have a very emotionally draining career and needed to unwind, connect with nature and surround myself in an calm environment. This was just the place! My only complaint is that there are very few restaurants in the area so for dinner you do have to drive if you want a nice place to go. After the wonderful breakfast you get, you don't need to be concerned about lunch!
4.6 on August 07, 2013
We had a wonderful time visiting the area and kayaking the waterways, it was beautiful. Greg, Lori & Dave were great to us , you were fantastic ! We hope to come down there again and see more of the area. If you love kayaking this is the place to visit with more waterways to explore than you can imagine.
4.6 on August 06, 2013
We spent just one night at the Inn at Tabb Creek, deciding to take the trip down the peninsula at the last minute. The on-line reservation site indicated no rooms were available so we took a chance and called. Within 30 minutes we had a call from Lori to say the very room we wanted, the Captain's Room, was available. Greg and Lori are gracious, accommodating hosts who invited the guests that evening to light a fire in the fire pit and then provided us with marshmallows, chocolate and crackers. Everyone enjoyed the evening, happily gazing at the stars that lit up the sky just for us! Breakfast was tasty and well-prepared. we hope we can return before the winter sets in even though it's a 4 hour trip for us.
4.6 on August 05, 2013
The Inn at Tabb’s Creek was a wonderful respite and beautiful setting which offered my husband and I the opportunity to get away for a few days and reconnect. Lori and Greg were welcoming and offered up their home for everyone to enjoy. From a relaxing afternoon dip in the pool to a campfire and s’ mores in the evening, we found ourselves happy just to sit back and enjoy the week. The breakfast was awesome, from the fresh produce to excellent casseroles and breads, it was well rounded without being too much. It was a great value and we will go again as well as share this experience with our friends.
5 on August 04, 2013
This property is a hidden paradise!! Very Clean and comfortable. Cozy and Luxurious at the same time. We can't wait to visit again!
4.6 on August 01, 2013
I stumbled on The Inn at Tabbs Creek when shopping on TripAdvisor for a relaxing place for an surprise anniversary get away. You generally find a range or reviews but in this case all were raves. I had to see for myself. And it was all true. The hosts, Greg an Lori was just wonderful and welcoming. We really felt like good friends by the time we left. We gathered on the screened back porch with the hosts and 4 other guests for happy hour and delightful conversation during an evening thunderstorm. The breakfasts prepared by Greg were some of the best I've ever eaten. The hosts take great pride in including fresh organic produce from their own garden and local vendors. Various recreational water opportunities are available. I went out for an early morning kayak adventure one morning - beautiful surrounding property. The West Billups Room was spacious with a wonderful modern bath. All in all a delightful visit and we will certainly return again.
4.6 on July 31, 2013
My husband and I enjoyed a spectacular weekend at the Inn at Tabbs Creek. Greg, Lori and Dave were amazing hosts. The accommodations, activities, food and company were thoroughly enjoyable. Our hosts had thought of everything we could need - next time we'll be able to leave some stuff at home. There's plenty to do but also quiet and peaceful.
5 on July 31, 2013
What a perfect getaway! The waterfront setting and lovely restored home provide a sense of peace and well-being that's rare in today's world. Greg and Lori are friendly, gracious and fun, perfect hosts for this special place. The rooms are tastefully decorated and so comfortable. Breakfast was fantastic, probably the best we've tasted. We hope to return again and spend more time with all the waterfront actvities. Tabbs Creek is truly a special place!
4.8 on July 31, 2013
Our stay was memorable in that our river view suite was very comfortable, spacious, well airconditioned, even when daily temps exceeded 90! THe breakfast was healthy, generaous and delicious. Lori and Greg's hospitality, creativity and dedication to quality is evident everywhere in Inn. We look forward to another visit soon.
5 on July 30, 2013
Our recent two-night stay exceeded our expectation. Greg and Lori, the innkeepers, were always willing to meet our every wish. In fact, they arranged for us to see an ancestor's early 1800's home. This visit was a highlight of our stay and visiting the home would not have been possible without their assistance. The grounds of the Inn are well-manicured. Vegetables served from the garden for the breakfast meal were delicious. At our next visit we hope to take part in the water activities that are available to guests.
4.6 on July 28, 2013
Great place, very reasonably priced, the staff were awesome and the food was delicious. I would honestly recommend this place to anyone, it's just so quite and peacefull. We will most likely be booking a room for next year too.
4.8 on July 24, 2013
Spent two nights at the Inn at Tabbs Creek. Can't say enough. They have thought of everything that would make your stay relaxing and wonderful. Don't hesitate to book.
5 on July 23, 2013
My wife and I enjoyed our stay thoroughly. Great service, tranquil setting, and many amenities. We'd go again!
5 on July 23, 2013
The Inn is a nicely restored and maintained late-19th century home situated on an attractive creek. The innkeepers, Greg and Lori, are friendly and anxious to make your stay enjoyable. Greg prepares a large and tasty breakfast, and is flexible in accommodating your schedule. During our stay the weather was quite warm, and Greg delayed serving breakfast to allow us to take early morning bike rides. The Inn's swimming pool was a source of refreshment, and the screened in porch on the Inn's back side is a great place to enjoy a drink, view, and conversation. We look forward to returning in the Fall to enjoy cool weather and colorful foliage.
4.8 on July 23, 2013
What a great 1st BnB experience it was for us! The grounds were amazing, location wonderful, rooms were clean and spacious. Greg, Lori and David were very nice and accomodating. Breakfast was top-notch on both days! I still have dreams about the french toast cassarole. The water is beautiful (we actually saw a dolphin in the creek!) and kayaking out of the creek was fun! Couldn't have asked for a better experience! We were spoiled (and possibly ruined) that this was our first experience at a bed and breakfast, as no others will compare!
5 on July 17, 2013
The innkeepers, room, amenities and breakfast was top notch. We will return again....very soon!
5 on July 16, 2013
My wife and I just spent one of the most relaxing long weekends ever. The Inn at Tabbs Creek is beautiful and wandering around Matthews County was great fun. The trip was worth it just to enjoy the breakfasts -- absolutely wonderful. On our last morning Greg and Lori joined us for breakfast and it was a real treat. I can't say enough about our experience.
5 on July 11, 2013
A post-fourth-of-July three-day weekend came up unexpectedly for my SO and me, and I wanted to try uncharted territory for both of us. I'd been reading about the Northern Neck area and wanted to explore. After looking through all the websites, reviews and photos, The Inn at Tabbs Creek was the one I chose. At the risk of blowing my own horn here for a second, I couldn't have made a better choice. The property is about 3-1/2 hours from my home in Northern Virginia (aka "The 51st State"), and getting there was incredibly easy, even over a holiday weekend. After the quirky little turn next to the gas station in Port Haywood to get there, we got to the long straight drive up to the house. Our room (the Chesapeake Suite) was in a building which held two other rooms, apart from the main house The view out the front window of our suite was of the big house, the gorgeous English gardens, and the swimming pool. The view out the back was of the creek. We had two breakfasts there, and each was just flat-out delicious. Most of the dishes were made from home-grown vegetables and fruits, and plenty of organic products. Coffee came from a French press, which was just as strong as I drink it at home. The Inn has a dock, and also has a charter boat to provide river/bay cruising (by reservation). One night we walked out the dock to check out the water, which had a green light in it to show off the fish. It was a wonderful way to watch nature. The innkeepers, Lori and Greg, made us feel welcome and like old friends. Their hospitality is exquisite. There are other inns in this area, but we've been to the best one and intend to come back to it.
5 on July 11, 2013
quiet and relaxing. great food, bed and pillows sooooo comfortable. natural setting and plenty of outdoor places to explore or just cozy up on porches and grounds. lori , greg and dave were helpful and friendly. a wonderful memory and great place to go again.
5 on July 09, 2013
Me and my fiancee have stayed in several B&B's but I think that this is hands-down our favorite. The owners run a beautiful old house and provide a great combination of comfort, privacy, and sociability. The breakfasts are phenomenal and filling, and often include produce grown around the house. The scenery is gorgeous, and they offer some very cool activities like a weekend happy hour, crab boil, and oyster cruises. In addition, they have other great things to do at their pool, in their kayaks and biking around. I highly, highly recommend this place!
5 on July 09, 2013
The Inn at Tabbs Creeek had everything we needed for a nice relaxing getaway. We like the "do-nothing" type of vacation where you can relax, get some fresh air, read a book in a peaceful setting, enjoy some natural beauty and this was a perfect spot. There were multiple places on the grounds where you could sit in the sun or shade, watch the amazing variety of birds, listen to the fish jump in the cove and watch the sunset. Plus, they have a wonderful, chlorine-free pool for swimming and sunbathing. If you're adventurous they have boats to explore the bay and bikes to ride around the peninsula. They had rods and tackle if you wanted to fish off the dock, as well horseshoes, bocci and a campfire pit. Greg and Lori were very friendly and helpful in giving directions and making suggestions of places to visit. Greg made an amazing breakfast every morning with fruit and veggies right from their garden and they serve fresh ground, locally roasted coffee. This was one of the most relaxing vacations we've ever had.
4.8 on July 07, 2013
Nice house, real nice rooms and great Inn Keepers! A great quite get-a-way place. the breakfast was to die for. They had a oat/buttermilk pancake that was 2nd only to my own. I have to admit I did get the recipe for them and the cheese/egg grits as well! A little hard to find , but worth the dive. Rick & Peggy H
5 on June 30, 2013
It's hard to find a bed and breakfast as accommodating and friendly than the Inn at Tabbs Creek. Greg, Laurie and Dave were some of the best hosts, amazing cooks, and nice people anyone could ask for on a romantic, relaxing weekend away from the big city life. Tucked away from just about everything, the nights are quiet, there's not a better sunset in the world than right there on the dock looking out over the water! Wine and Cheese happy hours, grilling fresh-caught oysters, smores over the firepit... it's like you're hanging out with your best friends on a hot summer night! 5/5 all the way across the board. If there was another category called will you be returning any chance you get, that would be a 5 also :)
5 on June 29, 2013
This is a perfect place to rest in a beautiful setting with ideal hosts - Lori, Greg and David. Beautiful decor and comfortable room, every detail was lovingly taken care of - clean and crisp, The breakfasts were delicious with fresh garden delights and variety. The picnics available were equally wonderful and so well presented. It was an outstanding value, charming home, beautiful scenery and the other guests were interesting but plenty of privacy as well. We particularly enjoyed our sunset cruise with entertaining Trey Sowers of Chapel Creek Oyster Co. informative and delicious oysters. Will be back!
4.8 on June 28, 2013
A couples weekend at Inn at Tabbs Creek was truly just what we were hoping for... relaxing, beautiful views, peace and quiet. Excellent food, gracious hosts, fun and relaxing things to do, our favorite bike riding was easy and safe, great trails close at hand. This was a very special weekend, I highly recommend it to anyone who visits the area... Claire Foster
5 on June 27, 2013
Fantastic place to relax for the weekend!
5 on June 26, 2013
4.4 on June 18, 2013
We had a very relaxed stay at Tabbs Creek. The Inn keepers are a warm hearted and caring young couple who serve an excelent hot breakfast every morning with fresh fruit from their garden. Our room was spacious and every thing was tidy and nice. We enjoyed sitting on the deck above the water and watching the sunset. Great location and surrounding - do not miss to visit the "White dog" restaurant in Mathews - gourmet kitchen.
5 on June 17, 2013
We have been in Mathews County VA many times and on the occasion of our granddaughters high school graduation, we stayed an the Inn at Tabbs Creek. The accommodations, the owners and the location were all wonderful. Our only regret was that we were so busy with family events that we did not have all the time we wanted to enjoy this beautiful place. Although we have family living in the immediate area, I will be looking for excuses to stay at the Inn again.
5 on June 06, 2013
My wife and stayed here for 2 nights. Our accommodation was the "Captain's Room". What lovely views. The front view overlooks the creek and docks, to the right, you look over the pool and flower garden and to the left, an inlet from the creek, where you can watch herons getting their breakfast. Lorrie and Greg are delightful hosts and really make guests feel right at home! Wonderful experience. We would thoroughly recommend it to anyone.
5 on May 21, 2013
Returned to the "Inn" for another visit this past week, May 13-16, 2013, and found that Greg and Lori have continued to make improvements on top of improvements. When we thought it was perfect the first time we visited, we now don't know if it is correct to say, "it is more perfect than ever before." Phenomenal breakfasts, beautiful grounds and Greg serves fresh berries from his own garden, comfortable with a capital "C", kayaks for cruising the area, new yard chairs all around for you privacy, fire pit for evenings filled with celestial wonderment ...wow ! When we have to depart, we are already planning a return trip to this gem along Virginia's graceful Chesapeake waters.
5 on May 21, 2013
We stayed for the weekend celebrating our anniversary, and we loved it. The room was immaculate. Greg and Lori were wonderful hosts. Very enjoyable weekend.
5 on May 20, 2013
The 2 day visit was a Christmas gift from our Son, Daughter-in-law and Grandson. They had not been there nor had we so didn't know what to expect. Greg and Lori made it an enjoyable experience for us. It's very quite, the room deco was tastefully done, the food was excellent and the fishing on their dock was rewarding. We did miss the TV in the room to keep up with the world news but they do have one in the main house if needed. we are sure that most people visiting the Inn want to get away from the TV and phones (if possible) for a few days so it's not a negative not having a TV in the room. We would recommend a visit.
5 on May 17, 2013
We simply needed a place between Washington and VA Beach and this was in the right location, but what a gem. We will go back intentionally the next time and stay longer.
5 on May 16, 2013
Greg and Lori really have a fantastic property! The grounds are amazing, the rooms are clean, comfortable and beautifully decorated. Breakfast was absolutely delicious and made with items that they grow on the property! They go above and beyond to make you feel welcome and relaxed. My husband and I wanted a low key spot for a getaway and this was the perfect fit. We wished we were able to stay another day and would love to come back again.
5 on May 15, 2013
We booked a room at this Inn based on the positive customer feedback on this site and pictures of the Inn and it's grounds. We were not disappointed. The serene and secluded environment is the perfect setting for a romantic getaway(our 25th Wedding Anniversary). We stayed in the Chesapeake Suite and thoroughly enjoyed it. Climbing into the comfortable king size bed after a relaxing soak in the Jacuzzi tub was amazing. Breakfast each morning was wonderful. Lori and Greg the innkeepers are gracious as well as being fun hosts.
5 on May 06, 2013
We truly enjoyed our stay at the Inn on Tabbs Creek. Lori and Greg, the host and hostess were friendly. Our breakfasts were delicious.We enjoyed meeting the other guests. A great place to spend a few days.
5 on April 30, 2013
Second visit to this wonderful B&B. Great place to kick back and relax and enjoy the fantastic breakfast. Owners are always striving to improve and do a great job.
5 on April 30, 2013
This is a lovely inn that is perfect for kayakers. Located in a delightful setting right on Tabbs Creek with a convenient put in spot for kayaks and access to the East River. You can leave your boats on the lawn by the water. Hosts Greg and Lori are gracious and welcoming and every detail is thoughtfully designed for comfort and relaxation. Very comfortable beds and well-appointed rooms. We stayed in the Chesapeake Suite with a pretty view of the creek and a jacuzzi tub. Greg is a fine chef and breakfasts were great. He was happy to provide gluten free substitutes for gluten intolerant guests like me. I love seeing the stars and was happy to find that the outdoor lighting was carefully thought out with no glaring dusk to dawn flood lights. How restful to stay in an inn with no light pollution! Mathews County is beautiful and unspoiled but convenient to the Williamsburg area. We will certainly return to the Inn at Tabbs Creek at the earliest opportunity.
5 on April 29, 2013
We had a great time at the Inn, it is quiet and peaceful in a wonderful secluded setting on the water. Our hosts couldn't have been more gracious and helpful and the food was fantastic.
5 on April 28, 2013
Wonderful, peaceful, relaxing.
5 on April 27, 2013
We spent 2 nights here and had a wonderful time. The place is lovely, the food is excellent and the owners pay a lot of attention to detail. They catered to our dietary preferences, use locally- grown food, and use eco-friendly products. It is a lovely old house which has been renovated and is decorated beautifully. The owners are friendly and knowledgeable about the area. We will definitely return for a longer visit.
5 on April 23, 2013
We were given this trip as a Christmas from our children. We ahd never been to a B&B before and were a little apprehensive. From the moment we arrived Lori and Greg made us feel comfortable. The room was very clean and quaint. Very nice large up to date bathroom. the breakfasts were great and although we are usually private people the other guests were very friendly and made breakfast enjoyable. We would recommend the Inn to anyone lookingfor a nice quiet town with a great view.
5 on April 19, 2013
Absolutely lovely setting. Friendly, accommodating staff. Out of this world breakfast! Room was tastefully furnished with many details in mind to facilitate a wonderful experience. Only one minor recommendation--need higher thread count sheets.
4.0 on April 15, 2013
Breakfast was delicious. The property is very private. Our suite had a water view and was very spacious.
5 on April 01, 2013
What a great way to spend a few days! Loved it.
5 on March 27, 2013
Everything was lovely- Lori and Greg gladly accommodated our requests and were friendly, flexible, and gracious. Breakfast was delicious and our room was comfortable- love the all the windows! We appreciate being in a quiet town, yet still just a short drive from many historical locations.
5 on March 25, 2013
We stayed there for our anniversary and it was an awesome time. The owners make your stay a fantastic stay and do whatever they can to make you feel at home. The breakfast is just wonderful. The view from the house is beautiful. In better weather we would have used the bikes but it snowed. The furnishings are beautiful. Beds are comfortable. Great value and a great stay.
4.8 on March 20, 2013
Finding the Inn can be a bit intimidating-especially if after dark...once you arrive, the staff take care of your every need without being intrusive. Appreciated the supper basket, touring information, movies in the room. Guests were served breakfast in separate rooms, would recommend asking if guests would like to be served family style or seated together or alone.
5 on March 19, 2013
A nice bed and breakfast with wonderful and friendly owners who make you feel at home. The breakfasts are delicious made with local organic products. The beaches are nice walks along the Chesapeake bay. The nearby towns of Mathews and Gloucester are quaint with at least one decent restaurant. There are bicycles, kayaks, fire pit, and more available to those who wish to have fun. I would strongly recommend the Inn to those who wish to relax and stay in a preserved rural environment. Those who want the Va beach or OBX scene, stay away! We don't want this area to be spoiled.
5 on March 05, 2013
February in Mathews County may not seem like the best time of the year to spend a couple of days at the Inn at Tabbs Creek. But, if you are at all interested in a quiet moment or two, gourmet breakfasts and enticing conversations with the owners and guests. February is a must. Greg and Lori are very engaging and interactive hosts. The Inn At Tabbs Creek is worth the drive from Williamsburg or Tidewater.
4.8 on February 27, 2013
We had an amazing and memorable stay at The Inn at Tabbs Creek. This isn't your regular old B&B, the furnishings and decor are very modern and fresh but the atmosphere still has a traditional feel. We really appreciated the effort taken to make the inn extremely eco-friendly, and the commitment to use local products/foods/beverages. Our room (East River Suite) was just lovely, the bed was one of the most comfortable we've ever slept in, the jacuzzi tub was great, everything was very clean, and there were many small touches that we really appreciated. The home and grounds are just beautiful, a perfect environment for relaxation. But, above all of that, our favorite part of the inn was....breakfast! Greg is an amazing chef and our breakfast both mornings was impeccable. I am rarely as impressed with a meal as I was during our time there. We were stuffed both days and didn't need to eat again until dinner! Greg was a wonderful host, a wealth of information about the estate and the area, and a pleasure to chat with. We really enjoyed getting to know him a little during our short stay. Even though Mathews County thrives on its proximity to the water, we found a winter getaway there to be just as charming. We visited some of the local businesses and restaurants, and spent the rest of the time watching movies in our room and enjoying the inn. The only outdoor activity we took part in this time was horseshoes, but we look forward to returning in warmer months to take full advantage of all the activities the area, and the inn have to offer. Our stay truly couldn't have been more perfect, and we will definitely be recommending that all our friends visit. Can't say enough good things about this place!
5 on February 20, 2013
My husband and I just returned from a three night stay over Valentine's Day weekend. The Inn far exceeded our expectations with incredible food, clean and welcoming rooms and gracious hosts. Greg and Lori are personable, unpretentious and happy to share information on all kinds of subjects including restaurants, sight-seeing and activities around Mathews. I can’t say enough about Greg’s cooking - the breakfasts changed every day and were simply outstanding! The Inn itself has just the right mix of old world charm and new world convenience. It has been lovingly restored by Greg and Lori and the personal touches in every room helped to make us feel right at home. We plan on returning to the area in the near future and can’t wait to visit our new friends again!
5 on February 06, 2013
This is a wonderful setting away from it all, Total relaxation. Outstanding cleanliness and spacious accommodations. Amazing rooms and beautiful landscaping. We came in the winter can't wait to see it in the summer. Happy hour with the other guests as well as the host's was absolutely the greatest, an opportunity to hear stories from all over the country, and get to meet the owners of this amazing establishment .As we plan to return again! Thanks for great times.....
5 on January 31, 2013
We enjoyed a lovely overnight stay at The Inn at Tabb's Creek in November. Lori and Greg were gracious hosts, the accomodations and setting were beautiful, and we look forward to going again.
5 on January 18, 2013
Despite the terrible weather, we still had a wonderful time here! The staff service was amazing, it was like a family environment. Breakfast was amazing!The rooms were comfy and relaxing. We highly recommend this for a getaway!
5 on January 15, 2013
Clean, friendly, beautiful. Definately a destination place. Bart and Colleen Olinger, New Mexico
5 on January 06, 2013
We couldn't have asked for a better stay. The food was fantastic, the view was wonderful, and the room was perfect. We are already planning to come back during the spring so we can enjoy the outdoor sports the Inn has to offer.
4.8 on January 02, 2013
Wonderful experience and outstanding attention to details. Greg and Lori knocked it out of the park with this one! They were attentive to our needs and were most than accomodating to help us with answering questions and details about the inn and about the area. thank you guys!!
4.6 on January 01, 2013
We had a splendid time celebrating our anniversary. The breakfast was to die for, if you go there ask for the lemon- blue berries pancakes. The room was spotless with a wonderful view, comfortable bed and an amazing jaccuzi, big enough for accomodating two. We are looking forward to come back. Thank you
5 on December 28, 2012
For Christmas my husband got me a 2 night stay at such a wonderful, scenic B&B. I could not have asked for a better more romantic getaway in our Chesapeake Suite!! The food was amazing!! We went canoeing, bike riding and explored the historic Matthews county. We are already planning our trip back for next year:)
5 on December 22, 2012
Spent three wonderful days and nights at the inn. Greg and Lori are so considerate of our well being and their breakfasts are beyond description....heavenly, delicious, exciting to see what will be served each day....makes us want to stay forever to see just how many wonderful and different receipes they have. Love Mathews County and surrounding area too . . . slice of USA Paradise, restful, beautiful, comfortable, full of Chesapeake history that still lives. Can not wait for our next opportunity to visit Inn at Tabbs Creek !!!
5 on November 14, 2012
Greg and Lori are great hosts and my wife and I enjoyed our stay very much. We have already recommended our friends visit the Inn at Tabbs Creek.We will be back
5 on November 13, 2012
We just came home from our second stay at this wonderful B&B. Greg and Lori are excellent hosts and very accomodating. The breakfasts are the most delicious we have ever had at a B&B, Our room (West Billips) was very comfortable and quiet. The king size mattress was the most comfortable we have ever slept on! We really like the bathroom layout with double sinks and beautiful large tiled shower. We enjoyed exploring Tabbs Creek in their canoe. They offer a very nice reception on Saturday night for their guests to mingle. Greg and Lori really know how to make you feel at home!
5 on November 13, 2012
I have stayed at many B&B's and The Inn at Tabbs Creek is at the top. From the spectacular setting, wonderful room, fire pit, pier out to the quiet cove, availability of kayaks and canoes, great breakfast, and certainly the sincerely friendly feeling that innkeepers Lori, Greg and Dave are there to make your stay comfortable and enjoyable-and it certainly will be!
5 on November 04, 2012
This bed and breakfast was a wonderful find. Secluded, but yet within driving distance to many nearby quaint waterfront spots and Williamsburg, plus with many of its own waterfront amenities - fishing, kayaking, sightseeing. The hosts, Greg, Lori and Dave were very welcoming and made us feel right at home immediately. The room was very comfortable, clean and cozy. And the breakfasts were awesome!!! We are looking forward to a return visit.
5 on October 26, 2012
Beautiful surroundings, comfortable bed, perfect get-a-way, friendly owners, huge movie & book selection, many things to do right on the grounds and most importantly...DELICIOUS breakfast. My husband and I highly recommend this quiet and serene bed and breakfast
5 on October 25, 2012
A weekend at a mountain cabin fell through and under normal circumstances I'd be pretty upset. However, we found this HIDDEN GEM on your website and thought we'd give it a shot. We had stayed in B&B's before but never had we a more enjoyable stay and met such nice people. The opportunity to fish was definitely a plus, or was it the good local places to eat dinner, or was it the fire pit at night that roared a hot fire on a cool autumn night? Breakfast was delicious without a doubt, Gourmet to say the least, but not pretentious. A very relaxing, enjoyable weekend among great folks, great conversations, great food, and great times. Thinking of getting away? THIS IS THE PLACE!!!
5 on October 22, 2012
We were looking for a place close enough to the Williamsburg area, but not your run of the mill hotel--the Inn fit our budget, and exceeded our expectations. The hospitality was above and beyond what we expected. The room was clean, cozy, and very comfortable. The grounds were a wonderful place to wander, or to just experience the outdoors--the sunsets from the dock were amazing. And breakfast--my husband and I were so impressed by our breakfasts, and we did not walk away hungry! I would recommend the Inn to anyone who wants a unique, out of the way, fantastic experience. It is close enough to the Williamsburg area to make that sort of vacation do-able, and yet, we wished we could have simply stayed at the Inn to soak in the beauty of the area. We stayed in the Tabbs Room, and it was just as it is pictured--lovely all around. The Inn is perfect for just a break away from the hustle and bustle. The Inn is perfect for something a little romantic. And the Inn is perfect for the more active person. Bottom line: top notch service, top notch food, top notch people! We will most definitely be coming back when we can!
5 on October 16, 2012
Best experience in our one week trip to USA from every perspective. Everything exceeded our expectations. Beautiful property, clean and nice rooms, delicious food (try coffee), and what is most important in such places: wonderful hosts.
5 on October 08, 2012
Greg & Lori and David are the most gracious hosts and hostess. The only problem was it should be a Bed, Breakfast and Dinner. Greg and Lori had the best food for breakfast and the picnic basket that we had at lunch was just fantastic. It was like being at home with a maid 24 hrs a day. We would have never left the property if we hadn't gone out to dinner in the evening. Just ask and they will help you with any excursion you might want to take. Don't miss the boat tour of the oyster farming you will never forget it especially if you like oysters, and he gives you a dozen oysters to take with you. Lori made oyster rockafella for us at Breakfast the next morning. Thatks Lori you are a doll. Chapel Creek is the name of the oyster farm that we went to. Beautiful landscape and very friendly people at all the places we visited. The restaurants in Mathews we all very good we tried Richardson's pharmacy, Seaside, and one other that was at a draw bridge and I know there were others also but we just happened to go there for lunch and dinner. Great lobster bisque. The whole county made our stay great and I can't say enough good stuff about The Inn at Tabbs Creek. It is the ultimate pleasure trip. Take care Lori, Greg & David and we will see you again for sure.
4.4 on October 01, 2012
During our 18 days stay in Eastern USA, we stayer in 5 B&B's and The Inn at Tabbs Creek was by far the best. Greg, Lori and David were masrvellous hosts. Furthermore their swimming pool was supber and beautifully clean. Michael and Pam Parrish (U.K.)
5 on September 24, 2012
My wife & I had a great vacation visiting friends and family, but enjoyed a fantastic, peaceful couple of days at The Inn at Tabbs Creek. Greg & Lori were great - very friendly, helpful and down-to-earth folks that were really focused on all of the things that we cared about. If you're looking for a peaceful getaway, this is a great location for that. We were looking for a place on the water with a pool and ended up enjoying our Jacuzzi, canoeing and just hanging out in the sun, enjoying some reading on the dock. The fire pit is great on a cool evening and we found a couple of really nice restaurants to enjoy, including Eckhard's in Topping - great schnitzel all the time, but their specials were outstanding and we'll definitely be going there again next time. Thanks again for having us, Greg & Lori!!!
4.8 on September 17, 2012
I I had a wonderful time of renewal at Tabbs Creek. The staff greeted me at the door and welcomed me. The Innkeepers are unbelievable. Between the grounds and the gourmet breakfasts, they serve and care around the clock. Wonderful and caring people. Breakfasts were unbelievable! Delicate and hearty at the same time. Homemade and they do what they can to use ingredients from their garden, from local farmers and locals. Rates are reasonable and in a way, unbelievable, considering that the creek is a part of the backyard and the sun sets right behind you. The Inn is off the main road. You don't think you are headed in the right direction as you head down the dirt road, but then you take a turn down their driveway and you think you are headed to Heaven. Simply peaceful. I will definitely be returning.
5 on September 12, 2012
This was such a perfect relaxing weekend. We were lucky enough to be there when they hosted the blue crab and shrimp dinner. We enjoyed the beautiful scenery and delicious food along with some really delightful guests and wonderful hosts. Thanks for a truly memorable weekend.
5 on August 25, 2012
My wife and I took a couple days off from work and stayed at the Inn at Tabbs Creek to get away from everything for a night. Our room was very clean and comfortable, while Lori and Greg served as very gracious hosts. Breakfast was delicious and filling enough that we nearly skipped lunch. The grounds themselves are very well kept, full of things to discover, and include a very calm lake behind the property. The morning of our departure, Greg was kind enough to teach me how to use the stand up paddle boards (something I've wanted to do for a while) and took my wife and I of a tour of the waterways surrounding their property. It was a very refreshing experience and we'll definitely be back some day!
5 on August 18, 2012
We are glad we used Bed and Breakfast.com . It helped us pick a great peaceful place to relax for a few days,,, thank you Bed and Breakfast.com and Lori and Greg at The Inn at Tabbs Creek
5 on July 21, 2012
My wife and I discovered the Inn at Tabbs Creek while traveling near Williamsburg about a year ago. We had such a wonderful first visit that we went back a second time, then rented the entire Inn back in May, all six rooms, to spend time with our daughter and some of her friends. Greg, Lori, and Lori's brother David are fantastic. Greg is a master chef who got "basic training" at Southern Seasons in Chapel Hill and at the Whole Foods in Durham. He was responsible for planning the opening of Mad Hatter in Durham, too. The first breakfast I had a year ago was really and truly the best breakfast I've ever had - healthy, wholesome, and good!! They prepared a very special dinner for all of us in May - I knew it would be great. On this third visit within a year, we kayaked and canoed, sat around a fire way too far past midnight, and were the first in the pool for the season! By the way, the natural setting at the creek is awe-inspiring - we saw egrets, blue herons, lots of fiddler crabs, and lots of birds. This isn't your creek-in-the-woods type creek, it's actually a small harbor or bay just a mile or two off the Chesapeake Bay.
4.8 on July 14, 2012
May be the quietest, most peaceful place we've ever stayed. Our only regret was that we only booked ONE NIGHT. Will strongly recommend. It's BEAUTIFUL!
5 on June 26, 2012
My wife and I cannot say enough good things about the weekend we spent there. Greg and Lori were wonderful hosts. All of the guests, as well as Greg and Lori, sit around the firepit on Saturday night engaged in great conversation. Breakfast was delicious and the fresh crap dip of Lori's would melt in your mouth. We will definitely plan a return trip here.
4.6 on June 25, 2012
The owners were friendly and accommodating. We borrowed bikes and they outlined a pictoresque route to the nearby beach. We borrowed their canoe for a splendid evening paddle right from the backyard of the B&B. The breakfast was absolutely delicious. We can't recommend The Inn at Tabbs Creek highly enough to couples looking for an elegant, quiet getaway with opportunites to enjoy magnificent natural surroundings.
5 on June 14, 2012
My husband and I get away about twice a year, just the two of us. We've been doing this for over 20 years. Which means we've stayed at A LOT of places. Greg and Lori are the two best proprietors we've had the privilege of meeting and staying with to date. The setting is picturesque and the general area is so quaint. More than that though is the fact the Greg and Lori truly wanted you to feel at home without making you uncomfortable. They've struck the perfect balance between old (most of house is original) and new (completely updated bathrooms.) Breakfast was harvested from their garden as well as other local farms. One evening we sat on the back screened-in porch to visit, eat cheese and crackers and share a glass of wine with Greg and Lori and the other guests. It was a wonderful evening. We will definitely be going back to The Inn at Tabbs Creek.
5 on June 11, 2012
My husband and I spent two wonderful nights at the Inn at Tabbs Creek. The lovely old home has been beautifully restored to give you a sense of stepping back in time to a simpler day; however, the charm is complemented with wonderful updates that bring luxurious comforts that truly pamper. Lor and Greg are superb hosts. Lori has a gift of making you feel so welcome and Greg's amazing culinary skills produce a heavenly breakfast each morning. The inn was fully booked while we were there, but we felt that each guest received very special and individual attention from the hosts. We had had opportunity to visit with the other guests at breakfast and at the wine and cheese reception that is offered on alternating evenings. We stayed in the West Billips Room and had a lovely view of both the farmland and the water. Following Lori's recommendation, we had dinner at The White Dog and also at Richardson's. The White Dog was elegant and suberb. Richardson's was filled with local folks and the food was down-home good. At Richardson's ice cream is their specialty and it was yummy. Although we did not eat there, Southwind Pizza received rave reviews from several guests. Other points of interest were the Vistiors Center (which also sells local crafts and products) and Good Luck Winery, which was north of Matthews. At the winery we bought some wine and some delicious infused olive oil. We highly recommend this inn as a lovely way to relax and enjoy life at a slower pace. We were there in April and look forward to returning to it again.
5 on June 06, 2012
We were looking for a place just to unwind. This was right on point. Greg and Lori made us feel welcome and relaxed. Starting with the wine and cheese tasting and then settling back by the fire pit to watch the sun go down while listening the croaking bullfrogs, birds and other wildlife. The next mornings breakfast was excellent. If there was any downside it would have to be the time we ate breakfast. That is only because we are early risers and are not used to eating at that late. However it was worth the wait. We definitely plan to return.
5 on May 25, 2012
I cannot imagine how our visit to The Inn at Tabbs Creek could not have been better. Except perhaps if we could have stayed longer. The beauty of the surrounding grounds, the spectacular views, the engaging and hospitable host and hostess all created such a memorable time. From the gourmet breakfast to the shared wine and cheese as we gazed at the sunset, our days were simply spectacular. Waking on a fantastic bed each morning, looking out at the water views through every window, the sounds of the birds was so peaceful. Glen and Lori, thank you. We will indeed return soon and bring some friends along to share the wonderful experience.
5 on May 21, 2012
This was our sixth stay at The Inn and they just keep getting better and better. We were in Mathews with three other couples from our bicycle club for the Tour de Chesapeake. Two of the couples had never stayed at the inn before. The breakfasts were incredible, as usual. I think I have had something different for each of the 12 breakfasts during our six stays and it was all delicious. As a special treat for our group, Greg and Lori prepared a seafood feat for us for Saturday night dinner: their own home grown oysters, steamed crabs, killer slaw, etc. All served alfresco on the lawn overlooking Tabb;s Creek and a spectacular sunset. I biked 90 miles on Saturday and still gained five pounds! Everyone in our group, especially those who had never stayed there before, were more than pleased with the entire stay. We were ecstatic! Can't recommend the Inn at Tabb's Creek highly enough.
5 on May 15, 2012
My top recommendation for this warm, welcoming, beautiful waterfront inn. Even with all its amenities, the hosts make it. A friendly, low-key, interesting and gracious couple. Our experience was ideal. Treat yourself!
5 on May 15, 2012
It truely was a great weekend away with wonderful innkeepers and delicious breakfast! I enjoyed all the amenties such a bike riding thru town, socializing with the other guests by the firepit, and fun wine and cheese happy hour.
5 on May 08, 2012
We had a two-day stay at the inn in mid-April and it was an outstanding experience. Greg and Lori are two of the niceset people you'll ever meet, and althought Greg claims to be "just a cook", he is a superb chef! Breakfasts were a unique treat -- pancakes with homemade blueberry syrup, local sausages, French omlettes, and more -- a real treat! The Chesapeake Suite is well furnished and very comfortable, the grounds are beautiful -- everything you'd want for a very relaxing weekend. We will be back. Cindy and Bill Rich, Charlottesville, Virginia.
5 on May 02, 2012
We just returned from a three night stay at the inn and found it completely enjoyable. From check in, to our suite, and breakfast everything was geared towards our comfort. This is the perfect spot to get away and relax. The waterfront is beautiful, the inn keepers fun, the food is great and our room was as warm, clean, and inviting as we have ever stayed (and we travel a LOT). We will definitely be back again soon.
5 on April 30, 2012
Amazing hospitality & wonderful B&B! From the moment we drove down the tree lined road to this beautiful B&B we called home for the next 2 days ... life would not get any better than this. The breakfast was just right with homemade blueberry & lemon pancakes to the grits and fresh made fruit salad. We will definitely return to our new favorite B&B sometime soon to once again put our busy work life aside & enjoy each other & the simple things in life. Thanks to Greg & Lori for making this possible by having this lovely & quaint B&B.
5 on April 29, 2012
Unbelievable location, Captians Room has a Unbelievable view, Lori, Greg and David are Unbelievable nice host, The breakfast and wine / cheese party were Unbelievable. All this and we had cloudy weather one day. BELIEVE IT WE WILL BE BACK - AND PLAN TO BRING FRIENDS.
5 on April 29, 2012
My parents and I stayed here while they celebrated their 69th wedding anniversary. We were warmly welcomed and everything was set up perfectly for us. The breakfasts were magnificent and the gardens are beautiful. It rained and the grounds are glorious even when wet. Lori printed out maps to be sure we got to where we were going (Yorktown, Williamsburg) and returned back safely. The wine and cheese gathering was perfect!
5 on April 26, 2012
From the moment we arrived, we felt at home and never felt rushed or in a hurry. The most relaxing stay at a B&B we have ever had. From the wine and cheese welcome to relaxing with a glass around the fire pit at sunset, it was easy to forget the rest of the world. The food was spectacular and the chef takes great pride in his creations. We would have to rate this as the best B&B we have ever visited and plan to do so again.
5 on April 25, 2012
The Inn at Tabb's Creek, secluded off a tree lined lane on the water at Mobjack Bay, was a great weekend break for us in the midst of a long road trip. Dave met us,checked us in and showed us around, His sister Lori popped in with some advice on local restaurants, and her husband Greg waved at us from the garden. Rooms are comfortable and fresh, breakfast is delicious, substantial and different each day, and there is kayaking, bicycling, and swimming, or adirondack chairs by the water for pure relaxation. The Inn is in an under appreciated area with lots of local interest and just over a half hour drive to Yorktown and Jamestown. A real gem.
5 on April 23, 2012
Fabulous time.We were apprehensive about the area and were pleasantly surprised.Rooms comfortable and tastefully done.Breakfasts were by far the best we have ever had at a B&B-gourmet.Setting of home was outstanding with nightly sunsets from the dock or your room.Owners very friendly and we only wished they could have spent more social time w/us but they also had work to do to make our stay unforgettable.We will be returning w/friends in the fall to kayak,ride bikes and introduce them to the many neat businesses and tremendous restaurants in the small town.
5 on April 23, 2012
Taking a chance on a Living Social offer for a weekend getaway, we arrived to find The Inn at Tabbs Creek to be a beautiful secluded spot, just outside the lovely little town of Mathews, VA. The innkeepers are very welcoming, the room delightful. The breakfast deserves a review all its own - Greg served us incredible breakfasts each morning of our stay - worth the visit just for those. We cannot praise this inn highly enough - a wonderful place to have a relaxing weekend - doing watersports, reading, or nothing at all. Five stars!
5 on April 23, 2012
We have never stayed at a B&B before this experience, and I can say we will have a hard time finding one that can match the standards set by The Inn at Tabbs Creek. The people are great, food is marvelous, and the overall experience was as visa would say "priceless". I would encourage anyone who wants to have a laid back experience with beautiful surrounding, great food, and wonderful people to try this B&B. Michelle and Roger
5 on April 17, 2012
It was the most relaxing get away. The owners are wonderful people and really made you feel at home -- well better than at home. The breakfasts were truly gourmet. We HIGHLY recommend it!
5 on April 17, 2012
Beautiful property! Excellent service! Very enjoyable experience.
5 on April 16, 2012
We just returned from two nights at the Inn at Tabbs Creek. Lori and Greg are absolutely wonderful innkeepers/hosts. They go out of their way to make you feel like it is your home----and what fabulous gourmet breakfasts. Saturday afternoon guests were treated to a wine and cheese gathering and a special treat of 'grilled oysters'. Greg raises the oysters; and they were outstanding. The rooms are spacious---we stayed in the Captain's Room which has a fabulous view of the water/dock. We highly recommend The Inn at Tabbs Creek, and can't wait to go back!! Mary & Mike Quinn
5 on April 15, 2012
Wonderful place to spend tie. Scrumptious food and very hospitable hosts! Just perfect at the Chesapeake Suite.
5 on April 11, 2012
This truly is a little slice of heaven on the east coast and a must see if you need a weekend away to relax. Rooms: We had the pleasure of actually staying in two rooms during out stay (since we added on an extra day). Our 1st room was the Tabbs Room which was cozy and comfortable with a great view of the pool and the creek. The cork floors and neutral colors immediately gives you a sense of calm. The 2nd two nights we moved into the Captain Billups Room. This room was our favorite with a cool blue colors, windows galore (6 in total), a view of the creek and dock and best of all a temperpedic! Main House/Common Areas: The house is beautifully done and we used the common areas frequently. I spent a few hours just sitting on the big cushy couch reading the book and then would switch to the screened in porch out back or the front patio in a rocker. We preferred to eat our breakfast each morning in the back dining room so we could look out to the water. We also used the dock each day as my boyfriend is an avid fisherman. Although he didn't catch any fish, he enjoyed the time out there and even reeled in a few crabs which was a first for him. Nights were spent at the fire pit, sharing stories and conversation with other guests. We wanted to try SUP and kayaking but it was a bit windy so it just gave us yet another reason to return to this beautiful place. Finally, we enjoyed walks around the property, exploring the area, and bird watching from the backyard. Breakfast: One word: DELICIOUS! Hosts: Lori and Greg were some of the most gracious hosts I have come across while staying at B&B's. They are warm and welcoming but never intrusive. They have managed to develop the perfect balance. It was great chatting with them over breakfast or the bonfire and hearing their stories about the inn and the area of Port Haywood. The property is gorgeous but it's because of their hospitality that this place is such a gem. Such fantastic people.
5 on April 11, 2012
My fiance and I thoroughly enjoyed our mini getaway at this fabulous B&B. The scenery is simply breathtaking and everything about our stay was relaxing--we left feeling very refreshed! The room was luxurious (we stayed in a suite--well worth the extra $$!) and clean, and the breakfast was absolutely delicious each morning. We plan to return next year for a chance to relax and unwind. We wish we could live in a place like this year round!! Thank you Lori and Greg!
5 on April 04, 2012
Very impressed by the quality of the rooms, renovated bathroom, meals and the atmosphere of the common space. The grounds were lovely too. Visited for a short break from the work week as part of a Living Social promotion but the Inn would be a good value at the usual rate.
5 on March 20, 2012
What a gem tucked away in Mathews. Food, views, comfort, and service all A plus. Quiet, peaceful and relaxing. Lemon Blueberry pancakes were awesome. Treat yourself to a visit at the Library, Southwind Pizza and the Visitors Center. We WILL be back.
5 on March 13, 2012
We can't say enough good things about The Inn at Tabbs Creek, or the innkeepers Greg and Lori. This is our favorite "getaway" within an easy drive of the Wash DC area, and I only wish we could get there more often. We always leave wishing we could stay longer, and with a wonderful feeling of restfulness and revitalization. Can't wait to try some of those oysters they are "gardening" off the dock!
5 on March 09, 2012
This was our 6th B&B in 42 years of marriage, not too often and our best. We just loved this old house and even the creaking floors which added old charm. Our Captain's room had 6 windows and the best view due to looking out over the creek to enjoy all the birds and the sunset and sunrise water reflections and sky colors. The morning meals were delicious, very good cooks and the coffee was very good. The canoe and bicycles are good quality....didn't see the standup boards....water too cold. If we had more time we would have played bocce ball and it was too cold to enjoy the swimming pool but it looked quite nice even though covered. Everything was so neat and clean and you couldn't ask for better folks than Greg, Lori, and brother Dave. We would return but in warmer weather. We had a good seafood dinner at local Richardson's in Matthews. If it had not been so cold and windy one day, we would also have enjoyed a walk on the shore at Bethel Beach Reserve. Cudos for all Lori and Greg are doing to make it a green place. Jim And Eileen Shugart, Blacksburg, VA
5 on March 05, 2012
Spent the weekend of 2-4 March at the Inn. Other than the rain it was a great weekend get-away. Although even the rain on the tin roof added to the charm of this old house, which has been excellently converted to a three bed room B&B. (There are three more guest rooms in a out building.) Greg, Lori and David were most gracious hosts, and Greg can turn out some quality breakfasts (best latkes I’ve ever had). We stayed in the West Billups Room and found it to be a relaxing and inviting place to lay our heads. The bathroom is spacious and well appointed with a large walk in shower. Very nice indeed. The dining rooms and library are all large enough to not feel crowded yet small enough to be cozy and warm. The screened in porch would have been my spot if the weather had been cooperative. I hope our next stay will be a little warmer and dryer so I can enjoy the symphony the cardinals, robins, finches, chickadees and other birds give every morning. Greg and Lori serve Mobjack Bay coffee which was excellent and use local or Virginia made foods as much as possible and it shows in the freshness and quality of the breakfasts served. We enjoyed a wine and cheese social (Cheddar and chocolate cheese? Who knew?) with Lori, Greg and David and our fellow guests. All in all we thoroughly enjoyed our stay, have every intention of a return trip, and most highly recommend The Inn at Tabbs Creek. We commend Greg and Lori for all they are doing to promote the “green” and organic philosophy (without being preachy about it) and hope they have a long and prosperous run as inn keepers of this little jewel of the Bay. Dan and Taresa Nunn of Virginia Beach
4.8 on February 22, 2012
My husband and I recently stayed at the inn for a weekend getaway, with nothing on our agenda but relaxation. This was the perfect choice. After arriving in our room I was blown away by all of the "extras"--from the remote-controlled candles to the nightlight in the bathroom. No detail was left out that could have made our stay more comfortable, romantic, or relaxing. The grounds were stunning and we enjoyed a hike at a nearby nature preserve. We are so happy to have found this place, and are looking forward to returning when the weather gets warmer. What a jem!
4.8 on February 22, 2012
My husband and I stayed at the Inn for our anniversary after reading the wonderful reviews of this place. As many have mentioned, the innkeepers are just delightfully gracious hosts. They were very flexible and accommodated some of our last minute requests. Breakfast was delicious both mornings we were there, and we sat with a returning guest who showed us that they had featured a picture of the sunset from their previous visit to the inn on their credit card! I think that speaks of how peaceful and laid back the whole town seems. LOCATION: This is not a place to go if you want to do a lot of sightseeing, but that was one of the pluses for us. We keep ourselves busy enough back where we live, so having nothing to do but enjoy walks around the property, sipping tea while reading in front of the fireplace in the cozy den, and enjoying afternoon naps with a great view suited us just fine. OUR ROOM: We stayed in the Captain's Room, which is one of 3 rooms on the upper level of the Main House, and it was just as advertised - even better. The view of the water and sunset was so pretty, and the bathroom is spacious and every bit updated with a nice shower. The captain's room also has a bright, comfy sitting room attached. THE DECOR: Something that is special about this house is that the innkeepers have updated the decor to feel like a cozy country house with warm colors. You won't find old wallpaper and Victorian knick knacks at this Inn; however, they have kept the beauty and charm of the home intact (lots of wood floors and structures) while adding comfortable furniture and amenities that feel more like home than the formal parlors that you might find at some B&B's. We found the decor to be very thoughtful and cozy. We will add our voices to the many that have applauded this place, and will happily recommend it to friends!
5 on February 21, 2012
Absolutely loved every part of our stay and have recommended The Inn to everyone we know. We will be regulars! - The Seargents
4.0 on February 17, 2012
A lovely combination of history, charming host and hostess and great night venues for dinner and simple relaxation, featuring a breakfast to dei for. A mid-19th century ship-builders home, designed for comfort and escape. Wonderful wine and cheese reception, early morning hot chocolate and coffee, followed by a five star quality breakfast. Can't wait to return to skinny-dip in the pool and fish off the pier
4.8 on February 15, 2012
This was our first stay here. We were here in the off season, when many stores are closed, but we STILL had a great time! Greg and Lori are so laid back. They make you feel like it's your home too. Will definitely be back when warm weather hits :)
4.8 on February 14, 2012
My wife and I have stayed here twice now and we have decided that this is our getaway destination when we need a break. Everything is comfortable and exceptionally clean,Breakfasts have been fantastic and food and shopping in downtown have been great.
4.4 on February 13, 2012
I was most impressed with my visit to this wonderful B&B! Owners, food, room & house are super! Hope to visit again in the spring for outdoor activities. Thanks!
4.0 on January 27, 2012
It was our first experience with a Bed and Breakfast so we didn't know what to expect. Needless to say, the entire weekend exceeded our expectations. Greg and Lori are wonderful hosts. We felt like we were staying with friends.
5 on January 10, 2012
This bed and breakfast is just what you want to see in a B&B. It was exceptional!! Loir and her brother greeted us at the door and showed us around the Inn. We stayed two nights in the Chesapeake Suite. The Inn is quiet and excluded and the breakfast is wonderful. This is a great place to just get away!!!
5 on January 10, 2012
Impromptu get-away with the girlfriend, Greg and Lori were great hosts. Amazing property, will be returning for sure. 12 stars out of 10.
4.8 on January 03, 2012
My boyfriend and I stayed at this B&B for New Year's weekend and we fell in love with it. The views are beautiful and the rooms are very modern and well kept. We stayed in the Chesapeake Suite. The inn owners are amazing hosts. It felt like you were going to visit close friends instead of strangers. The breakfast food was amazing, especially the cream cheese french toast. We are already planning our next trip there during the summer so we can enjoy some of the water activities. I will definitely recommend this B&B to all my friends.
4.0 on January 03, 2012
I can not say enough good things about the Inn at Tabbs Creek. If you want a quiet getaway this is the place. We stayed in the Captains room and it was great and had beautiful water views. The breakfasts were fantastic and Greg and Lori were perfect hosts. Highly recommend!!
5 on December 19, 2011
We had so much fun and Greg and Lori were the best host's. When we arrived we were met by both and there dog Zoey. We were shown around the property by them, and had the grand tour. We had a homemade breakfast blueberry pancakes and cheese omlet, homemade blueberry syrup, juice and coffee from Tabb's Creek. We slept wonderful and had a very restful night. What beautiful country charm Tabb's Creek had to offer. We will be back to visit our friends soon. Paula & Mike.
4.0 on December 18, 2011
Town was slow but we just wanted to relax so it was perfect! The innkeepers were great too!
5 on December 05, 2011
I've stayed in all kinds of places in and out of country, and this was by far the most relaxing and overly accomodating place I have ever stayed. The rooms were WICKED nice way clean, comfy, and cozy. Best nights sleep I have had in the past six months. Great place to de-stress as it is on its own little peninsula. Very quiet!!!! The inn keepers were fantastic!!!! They were very nice and Greg is a phenomenal cook. They served us up some wine and cheeses on our first night in with a few other guests staying at the inn and it was a blast. The atmosphere and entertainment they provided was just what we needed to kick back and relax that first night in. Thanks guys. The location was great it was located about an hour from a few major hotspots in the state of Virginia including Williamsburg and Norfolk (location of one of the biggest naval bases in the world). Right in the heart of a lot of rich history. Not to mention it is conveniently located about five minutes from the small town of Matthews which carries with it its own homey charm. A lot of small dinners and a couple nice places to shop for home decor. If you are having trouble deciding which bed and breakfast to choose, dont even bother this is the place you want to be. Me and my girlfriend are already making plans to return this spring. Gregs breakfast alone is worth the trip!!!!
4.8 on December 01, 2011
We were not certain of what to expect at this inn as our stay was a gift from our son. We were pleasantly surprised and thoroughly enjoyed ourselves. Our breakfasts were exceptional...so wonderful that we asked for recipes which were gladly shared. In addition, the restaurants recommended for dinner were equally good and we were amazed at the quality of the food during our stay. Greg and Lori are just delightful and we left feeling as though we had made two new friends. Given the pace of our hectic lives, my husband and I wanted to relax and the Inn provided one of the most restful stays we've had. Our king bed was wonderful and our spacious room was charming. Given that we were there in November when the weather is not at its peak, I can only imagine how much better it is during the spring and/or summer.
5 on November 27, 2011
My wife and I spent two nights with Greg and Lori and the rest of the guests! A quiet, serene and eco friendly inn. We stayed in the East River Suite. The jacuzzi was a great way relax after a day of exploring Port Haywood and Matthews county. The breakfast was outstanding as everything was freshly grown and organic. We even bought Maple syrup produced by Lori's cousins in Massachusetts! Plenty to do from bike riding to kayaking, unfortunately the weather wasn't the greatest but we still had a fantastic time. Lori and Greg are great innkeepers with a vast knowledge of the area and the best in hospitality. We even met Greg's parents who were down for the weekend and were equally amicable with many stories to tell. Will definately be back!!
5 on November 15, 2011
We have not been to eastern Virginia in a long time and we are ready to go back! Mathews County is a beautiful county, the flattest with the most shoreline in Virginia. But the real kicker is the property and innkeepers at Tabbs Creek. Honestly the entrance takes your breath away, the home immaculate and the surrounding serene. But it wouldn't be the same without genuine and authentic innkeepers, Greg and Lori! We began each day with a delightful breakfast made with and fresh and local ingredients. These folks run a eco-friendly inn! We biked all over and back, all state maintained roads with very little traffic with destinations such as the beach. A long walk on the beach is just the right stretch after a 10 mile bike ride. Awesome and thank you!
4.2 on November 07, 2011
My wife and I stayed here for our last minute mini-honeymoon. The innkeepers were both super nice, and our room - the chesapeake suite - was amazing. Awesome jacuzzi tub, comfy bed, and a cozy little sitting room too! We are both a bit alternative (tattooed lesbian 20-somethings), and at first were a bit worried we'd feel out of place in the tiny town & with the other older guests at the inn - but those feelings quickly melted away over the wine & cheese hour hosted by Lori & Greg where we got to mingle with everyone staying at the inn. Also, everyone in town was super nice to us, and everywhere we ate (including the inn) was delicious! It really was a down-to-earth, comfortable, & relaxing experience. I highly recommend staying a night or two (or more) at the Inn at Tabbs Creek.
4.0 on November 07, 2011
Just spent one night, could have stayed longer ! can't wait to come back in warmer weather to take advantage of the great location with Kayaking, biking, walking... beautiful setting, very nice and comfortable room, with views on water and on gardens, great breakfast. Hosts are very friendly and interesting. We enjoyed also meeting the other guests of this Spectacular B&B over wine and cheese. Great experience !
4.2 on October 29, 2011
My husband and I found the Inn at Tabbs Creek while searching the web for a nice place for our precious getaway. The main house was very cozy but the best surprise was the suite that we reserved. Everything was perfect, the sheets, silky and soft, the towels, the soap, all natural and ecofriendly. The paintings in the room, some of which by Greg's grandmother were beautiful and inspiring. Breakfast was something else!! The first morning we had tomato quiche, bacon and strawberry muffins light and delicious, and fruit salad. The next morning sausage and eggs and bluberry pancackes unbelievably tasty! Most of the ingredients were from their garden or from local farms! Lori and Greg also presented every dish in every elegant way. I loved every minute we spent there: had extraordinary food, met wonderful people. Unfortunately the weather wasn't great so we couldn't enjoy outside that much but we will definetly go back!
5 on October 17, 2011
I have just returned from a weekend stay at Tabbs Creek Inn with Greg & Lori. Our group had a wonderful time. Got in some great kayaking on the East River and were served 2 delicious breakfasts. Wonderful fresh food from their garden and crab from local waters. The attention to detail by Greg and Lori is much appreciated and made our stay very pleasant. YOU MUST GO!! Looking forward to next time!
4.8 on October 17, 2011
Wonderful time...the inn is clean, the room very pleasant, and Greg and Lori are very accommodating. We did not get in to eat at the breakfast time scheduled, and both Greg and Lori were very reassuring that we could eat when we wanted and they kept the plates warm. The view at this inn is lovely, as are the grounds. We definitely would recommend the inn to anybody who likes the water or just wants to get away.
5 on October 12, 2011
This is the most charming, friendly, delightful place we have been in a long time. We appreciate the owners values for fair trade and the environment.
4.8 on October 09, 2011
We thoroughly enjoyed our weekend at the Inn at Tabbs Creek! The breakfasts were so filling and tasty! Our hosts provided bicycles, helmets, water bottles and a great map for our ride to Bethel Beach and to the town of Matthews. Our room, the Chesapeake suite, was very spacious and very nicely furnished. The paintings by the hosts' grandmother added a wonderful touch to the room and the house. I hope we will have the opportunity to return!
4.6 on October 05, 2011
Please do not hesitate to book a stay at this B & B. The owners go out of their way to make your stay enjoyable. The waterview is wonderful and the kayak is a great way to see the waterfront properties. The food was very yummy including fresh crab. What's not to like? I stayed in the Captain's room and had water views on 3 sides plus a view of the pool! Lori and Greg are the best.
5 on September 30, 2011
Most comfortable beds, incredible breakfast and the most friendly and caring staff. I have stayed here a handful of times and each trip was fantastic. All food and coffee is local and delicious!
5 on September 26, 2011
Lori and Greg are upber-friendly and fun, and open to all your wishes. The inn is on the water and so relaxing. An historic house with wonderful details. The food, a French chef would be jealous of the delicious fare served for breakfast. And there's a wine and cheese on Saturday evenings that can't be missed. No, I'm not related to these people, I'm just impressed.
5 on September 26, 2011
My father and I were in town to fish on the Chesapeake with Capitan Chris Newsome, desperately searching for an enjoyable time away from the constant hustle of the DC metro area. After researching a few local B & B’s I stumbled across Tabbs Creek situated on a faultless setting nestled in a cove overlooking the water. The Inn was peaceful, refreshing and tastefully decorated. Lori, Greg and Dave made the trip extra special with the immaculate breakfast and great recommendations to visit in the charming town of Matthews. If you’re looking for the perfect fishing escape, there is no alternative to charter fishing with Captain Chris Newsome who knows the bay like the back of his hand and a grip of the best fishing hideouts in the region. A trip we will both remember for the rest of our lives, I plan on recommending this to all my family and friends for years to come.
4.0 on September 26, 2011
This is a charming B&B with gracious owners. The room was simple, but comfortable - and very clean. The grounds are spectacular and very tranquil. Take a minute to sit on the dock and unwind. Breakfast is a highlight, extremely gourmet with fresh ingredients from the garden and shellfish caught locally.
5 on September 21, 2011
We would recommend the Inn at Tabbs Creek to anyone looking for a special getaway that makes it feel like you've been away for a week, when you've only stayed for a couple of nights. Lori and Greg were the perfect hosts who welcomed us like family and made us feel perfectly welcome to relax in whichever location of the Inn we chose. The beautifully prepared breakfasts set us up well for the day and the wine and cheese evening on Saturday made for a chance to meet the other guests and share stories about travelling, cooking, and more! Our group took the kayaks out for a couple of hours, where we discovered mussels and oysters and we used the pier for some great fishing. We're looking forward to returning to use the pool next year, but we hope to return well before then! Thank you Lori and Greg.
5 on September 20, 2011
Just a few hours from Washington DC, this B&B is tucked away off the main road in Matthews, VA, and has to be one of the best hidden gems on the Chesapeake. Turning off the main road and up the main driveway you're greeted by a grand country house in the distance with a long driveway lined by large mature evergreens. The house has several bedrooms, but we decided to stay in the side building in the "East River Suite." We were greeted by Greg and Lori who are very welcoming and friendly. The room was fantastic and the view from our bedroom window was a beautiful private view of the creek and a large mature fig tree. The breakfasts were amazing, and Greg and Lori were more than willing to share the recipes. The baked egg with roasted red pepper sauce and lump crab meat was particularly amazing. My wife and I had a great time taking the kayaks out on the creek to the mouth of the bay. Greg and Lori also participate in the oyster revitalization project in the Chesapeake. We actually collected some mature oysters right on the edge of the water that were served at Saturday’s wine and cheese night both on the half shell and smoked on the grill. The crab pots on the dock and the fishing poles were also put to good use and provided fresh crab and some good fishing action catching spots and croakers. All and all, we couldn't have had a better time, the grounds are absolutely beautiful, Greg and Lori are amazing, and you can spend hours relaxing on the screened porch or out on the dock or head out on the creek with the kayaks or canoe, and even head into town or over to the beach on the bay. We would recommend this B&B to anyone and can't wait to go back again soon.
5 on September 15, 2011
This was my third visit to Tabbs Creek and as always, I found it to be the most peaceful and relaxing place ever, which is exactly what I need on my brief breaks from work. Lori and Greg never fail to make me feel right at home and comfortable, and are so very accommodating. You don't know what you're missing if you don't stay here at least once!
5 on September 08, 2011
My husband and I booked a couple of nights at the inn midweek and all but had the house to ourselves. We felt like we had our own private oasis on the water. The room was clean and comfortable with an incredible view and the breakfasts were top notch. This was our first time staying at a B&B and I think we might have trouble finding one that surpasses the quality of The Inn at Tabbs Creek. Thank you, Greg and Lori, for your hospitality; it made our getaway that much more pleasurable!
5 on September 07, 2011
This B&B is becoming a Labor Day tradition for us. Second time back here and it will not be our last. Accommodations are top notch. Food was exceptional and we even had a night time crab feast on Saturday, (extra charge for this and I would have paid twice what was charged). The fact that over this week end, the majority of the guest were not first timers speaks for itself. Greg and Lori, you guys feel more like family every time we come.
5 on September 07, 2011
My wife and I love this place! We always have the perfect getaway here. The owners are fabulous, friendly and helpful. It is beautiful and relaxing. We highly recommend this place to everyone. You can't find a more perfect location anywhere. There are way to many positive things to say, and none of the negative you might find somewhere else. We will stay here again. It is much better than any hotel I have ever stayed in.
4.8 on September 06, 2011
I've never been to a bed and breakfast before - after staying at The Inn at Tabbs Creek I feel like it is going to be hard to live up to my expectations for any future B and Bs that I book. Here are my reasons: 1. Greg and Lori are extremely nice, attentive hosts, and awesome people all around (they prepared a crab/shrimp/chicken feast with crab they caught right off their dock on Sat. night). 2. Location. Kayak right off their dock or drive 10 min to a very secluded beach. Great natural surroundings. 3. The house. It's beautiful. 4. The food. Every morning breakfast was better than the day before. 5. The other people - ranging from mid twenties to probably fifty years old, it was a nice mix and I enjoyed meeting everyone. Hope this helps while you look at reviews - definitely can't go wrong here.
5 on September 06, 2011
We greatly enjoyed our stay. Couldn't ask for a more beautiful setting. It was very peaceful and relaxing. The room was nicely appointed, roomy, and comfortable. The view from the room was fabulous. The food was great...on par with a high class restaurant. Saturday evening was wine and cheese, but we were served fresh crab dip made from crabs that had been caught right there at the dock a few hours earlier. We will recommend the Inn at Tabbs Creek to all of our friends.
4.8 on August 15, 2011
This B&B did not disappoint. The rooms are beautiful and have all the modern amenities while still feeling very cozy. Breakfast is delicious, owners are lovely and setting is wonderful (beautiful pool & easy access to the creek). Will certainly be coming back here!
5 on August 11, 2011
I went for a weekend getaway to the Inn, expecting some R&R time but not too too much since it was in a rural county, but ended up wishing I had more time there to enjoy all that the Inn and community has to offer. The well appointed but comfortable farmhouse was charming with many communal areas, and the surrounding premise was peaceful (organic garden, being on the water, no traffic) and inviting (pool, patio, dock)! Greg, Lori, and Dave were wonderful hosts who serve great breakfasts and were very accomodating to our needs, and I enjoyed them all the more as I could tell that they are also just really good people. The town of Mathews is really very small and not built up at all, which is surprisingly refreshing. There's some new restraunts popping up apparently, and there is a beach nearby that is small but nice (Haven Beach). I'm definitely hoping to be back as soon as I can.
4.4 on August 07, 2011
The Inn at Tabbs Creek provided a lovely pastoral setting for a quick weekend getaway! The innkeepers were great; helpful and engaging when you needed them, unobtrusive when you didn't. This is a well-kept secret just an hour away from the business of Hampton Roads. We can't wait to come back! Jim & Jane (summer 2011)
5 on July 27, 2011
My husband and I had the best time at this inn! The food was great and the people were so nice and helpful. The room was beautiful! I can't wait to go back and visit again!
4.6 on July 22, 2011
We spent a weekend at the Inn at Tabbs Creek with two other couples to celebrate our anniversaries. We occupied the entire upstairs and had the use of the house to ourselves. Greg and Lori did an outstanding job as hosts. They magically appeared when we needed them and made us feel very special and right at home at the same time. Greg downplays his culinary expertise, although the breakfast were some of the best we've every tasted in a B&B. Another nice tough was the wine and cheese on Saturday evening which gave us a chance to mingle with other guests if we wanted to. The rooms are clean, spacious, comfortable, and extremely tastefully decorated. Lori and Greg make special effort to use organic and sustainable supplies. They were very proud to show us their organic garden which supplies most of the food they prepare for guests. I've said nothing about the beautiful location surrounded by water, teeming with wildlife; the kayaking and bicycling opportunities and the pool after a full day of activities, but that would turn this review into a nove.
5 on July 16, 2011
This was the perfect spot for a romantic holiday with my husband. Greg and Lori have done a wonderful job with the gardens, cottages, and grounds, and they are gracious and welcoming hosts ... who are never "in your face" and remain in the background ... unless you want them there. Our Captain's Room gave us 180 views of the peaceful creek and was carefully furnished, and the daily breakfast was delicious, fresh, and plentiful. Take advantage of the canoe or the kayaks - fun fun! We will be back again and again, I hope!
5 on July 07, 2011
I had the pleasure of staying at the Inn at Tabbs Creek for an entire week during a work trip in June 2011. It was my first experience staying in a Bed & Breakfast, and it absolutely wonderful! Greg & Lori were gracious hosts & the food was incredible! Crab omelets the last morning I was there were over the top! Outstanding! My room exceeded my expectations as well! Morning coffee on the private dock was a great way to start the day, and the sunsets from the dock were amazing! And I really appreciate that their operations are enviromentally conscience.. Great place! I highly reccomend you spend a few days there!
4.0 on July 06, 2011
My husband and I checked on a Thursday and to my surpise the Inn was full. The owners were very nice and made you feel at home. Breakfast was great. We will go back again.
5 on July 06, 2011
Our stay at the Inn at Tabbs Creek provided exactly what my husband and I wanted -- comfort, companionship, gourmet eating, and total relaxation. The Inn is a wonderful mix of country and river living with beautiful gardens, water on three sides, the use of the canoe, bikes, pool swimming and a huge home-grown vegetable garden. Lori and Greg are very gracious hosts who went out of their way to make our visit wonderful.
5 on June 27, 2011
I arrived very late on check in, Lori, Greg and Dave where all very friendly and helpful with directions and gave such a warm greeting upon our arrival, they all made us feel so at home. The Inn has a fantastistic location, its beautiful appearance and magnificent smell and feel of nature that surrounds it really puts you into a great mood, then you meet your hosts which only enhances this great experience. The rooms are so confortable, clean, and relaxing. The breakfast that Greg and Lori prepares are extremely yummy! Unlike any breakfast most people would expience elsewhere. Love the fresh garden produce!! The social time at breakfast and cheese/ wine on saturday was extremely enjoyable, relaxing, we even exchanged some recipe ideas - the hosts are unlike any I have ever met, they are truely GEMS that ensure everything is so nice. We did Kayaking, fishing, swimming and enjoyed a beautiful and perfect sunset. What a great view! The grounds are nice and so clean, they even provide a nicely equiped library of books, computer, magazines etc. The number one thing I love here is you can TRUELY relax, until this weekend I did not know the definition of relaxing, but thanks to The Inn At Tabbs Creek, Lori, Greg and Dave I know it now. Words can not discribe how great this little place is, you really need to go and experience it and I guarantee you will redefine your idea of RELAXATION. I will definately be returning many more times, thank you so much Lori, Greg and Dave; each of you really were wonderful to us and I could not of been happier at our stay with you.
5 on June 25, 2011
This Inn is a real gem. It's location, on a penninsula surrounded by a secluded tidal creek on 3 sides, is very picturesque. Lots of wildlife is viewable from the dock. We came for the kayaking which Mathews is famous for. The Inn's boat ramp is a 5-minute paddle from the southern end of the East River, which opens up onto the broad Mobjack Bay. The Inn is also a 20-minute or less drive to put-ins at Winter Harbor, New Point Comfort, the Piankatank River and Gwynn's Island. (Google Mathew's Blueway kayak trail guide). Each paddling location is unique and wonderful. Lori and Greg cook up excellent, distinctive and healthy breakfasts. Also, the local restaurants serve up some of the best fresh oysters, flounder and crab you can find anywhere. Go there and enjoy!
4.4 on June 25, 2011
The quiet/away feel, the simple but well appointed room, the outstanding breakfasts, and the access to the water and nature sold us on The Inn at Tabbs Creek. We would definitely go again. We are refreshed. This was a treat for us to celebrate our 45th wedding anniversary. We were welcomed warmly and were assured that we could get directions or any help to make our stay enjoyable. We were impressed that at breakfast our host and hostess sat down with us at a 'family' table and shared the meal. Thank you.
5 on June 22, 2011
We debated about staying here or at another B&B in town. Once we drove down the driveway and saw the beautiful house on the water, any doubts we had were immediately gone. Very peaceful with amazing gardens, water views, rooms, food and innkeepers! Favorite things were the paddle on the creek (to work off the huge breakfast) and the afternoon wine and cheese "happy hour". We will recommend The Inn at Tabbs Creek to all of our friends.
5 on June 21, 2011
It was a lovely location with lovely hosts. The room was inviting, the breakfast fabulous, and the grounds relaxing and peaceful. It was truly a delight. Thank you Greg and Lori and the best to you both!
5 on June 06, 2011
Greg and Lori (and Cleo and Chai) made us feel very welcome. We immediately felt like family! We would definitely stay there again and will recommend it to our friends. Mark and Linda Creighton Fairfax, VA
4.8 on June 03, 2011
I recently had the pleasure of staying at the Inn at Tabbs Creek while I was working in the Matthews area. This place is in an absolutely beautiful location and Greg and Lori went above and beyond in enabling me to fully experience all that their area has to offer. They gave us tips on great local dining, provided me with a kayak and a paddle board, and even got me the gear to fish and crab right off their beautiful dock. I also got to enjoy several of their meals for breakfast, lunch and dinner. The meals were absolutely delicious, as well as being prepared with an obvious respect for local, fresh ingredients! The fruit and seafood they provided were the dietary highlights of my entire trip. The two of them have created such a warm, inviting, healthy, and interesting place to stay and relax. I travelled to the area for work, but their approach to running their bed and breakfast made me feel as though I was coming back from vacation. If I am in the area again, I will undoubtedly stay at Tabbs Creek. Thank so much, Lori and Greg! alek
5 on May 26, 2011
There is so much to stay about this place - we stayed in the Chesapeake Suite - and it was AMAZING! The view and room was beautiful!! My technology dependent husband was completely satisfied as well, and that says something! We were greeted warmly upon arrival, shown around, and then got settled in our room. After that - we went canoeing, went for a swim in their pool and laid out, went inside and relaxed in the whirlpool, and then grabbed dinner. It was so relaxing, I couldnt get over the quiet beautiful area! Will definately be staying at again - oh, we also opted for the continental breakfast to be delivered to our room...mmmmmmmmmmm, the granola was so good!! Thanks again!
5 on May 22, 2011
My wife and I decided to visit The Inn at Tabbs Creek to celebrate our 5th wedding anniversary. We are so happy we did! We checked into the inn very late at night so we couldn't see the grounds very well, but the next morning we awoke to a beautiful view of the water from our room. We stayed in the Captain's Room which has an amazing view overlooking the bay and the dock. Although we only stayed at the inn for 2 days, I cannot find anything negative to say about The Inn at Tabbs Creek. Our room was very comfortably appointed, the food was delicious, the other guests were friendly, and the innkeepers Greg and Lori were extraordinary. We wanted a peaceful and relaxing retreat, and that's exactly what we got. No noisy cars or loud music...just the inn and mother nature. You really get a feeling of being "away from it all" when you're here, yet Greg and Lori have created a place that feels like home. They leave the entire main house for you to enjoy. You can hang out and read in the library, grab something cold to drink in the fridge, etc. They also have an adorable cat who roams the premises named Chai who is super friendly. My wife and I had a great time staying at The Inn at Tabbs Creek, and the only regret we have is that our stay was so short. We highly recommend the inn and can't wait to return!
5 on May 20, 2011
Our families bought out the inn for an intimate wedding and it was absolutely perfect. Lori and Greg are exceptional hosts and Greg's cooking (featuring fresh ingredients from their garden) was beyond incredible. They make you feel as if the inn is your second home - exactly the way one should feel at a B&B! The rooms are immaculate and charming - each with it's own character. The grounds are beautiful - plenty to do, kayaking, walking, swimming, and just plain relaxing and getting rejuvenated. This is the perfect B&B experience. We cannot wait to return!!
5 on May 16, 2011
The fact that my wife and I just spent our fifth stay in three years at the Inn at Tabb's Creek should speak volumes. We first stayed with Lori and Greg shortly after they opened. We were in Mathews for the annual Tour de Chesapeake bicycle ride and had made reservations at the inn before they were open. I kept up with their blog as they refurbished the inn, so I knew what they had accomplished in a relatively short time. They opened to a full house and you would never have known they hadn't been innkeepers before. Their warmth and enthusiasm was such that with only a couple of exceptions every guest has returned for the subsequent annual bicycle event. Some have returned for other weekends as well, as have we. On Friday night Greg & Lori arranged to have gourmet pizza delivered from a local cafe and served it with a salad followed by ice cream and unbelievably sweet strawberries from Greg's organic garden. The wine and cheese on Saturday night on the screened porch overlooking the water was so comfortable and the company so pleasant we had to drag ourselves away to go out to dinner. When we stayed in March they had just bought four kayaks for the guests' use. We took them out Sunday morning before leaving for home and they are very stable. safe and fun to paddle. The Inn is beautiful and comfortable, the setting spectacular and the food out of this world. But the best part of the Inn at Tabb's Creek experience are the innkeepers, Lori and Greg. For our first stay we came as strangers and departed as friends and that friendship has just grown stronger with each visit. They are a wonderful, warm-hearted couple that go way out of their way to assure their guests comfort. But it is never forced, always natural. WE can't imagine a better place to spend a weekend. Incidentally, the bicycling is very nice. Most roads lead to a water view, there is not much traffic and the terrain is flat.
4.2 on May 04, 2011
What a beautiful setting! Gourmet breakfasts in a sunny dinning room overlooking the water, definitley one to remember. We had the priviledge to meet Greg and Lori, who went out of their way to make us welcome. A great place to just relax and enjoy the surroundings. We cannot wait until our return visit.
5 on April 25, 2011
We found a beautifully restored and decorated Inn tucked away down a long tree shaded lane. Our hosts were warm, friendly and outgoing. They went out of their way to fulfill every request. Breakfast was outstanding. We can't wait to go back.
5 on April 18, 2011
My husband and I desperately needed a getaway weekend to relax - but we also wanted to be able to visit some of the historic sites in williamsburg, jamestown and yorktown. The Inn at Tabbs Creek was perfect and the only one that fit the bill for us. It is nestled in a quiet town completely surrounded by water. The proprietors are friendly and warm - we thoroughly enjoyed the yummy breakfasts AND the breakfast conversations! We were close enough to Williamsburg to spend the day there... and then retreat to our lovely suite at the Inn. We had a private entrance - our bedroom looked out over the water. Beautiful! We watched the fish jumping in the bay and saw an eagle soaring beside us on our way back from Williamsburg. We highly recommend it and will be back to visit ourselves! We managed to get 2 vacations in 1! -- Brenda and Rick
5 on April 09, 2011
The pure enjoyment of our visits here are a perfect blending of beautiful location and ourstanding and charming innkeepers. Tabbs Creek is just a slice of pure old Chesapeake enjoyment. Greg and Lori continue to add charm and fun to the enjoyment of our stays. This couple is so easy to talk to and they know so much about the area to assist us with great things to enjoy. My bride and I just love Greg and Lori and always enjoy this area so very much. ROMANTIC and CHARMING barely describe this wonderful Inn.
4.2 on April 06, 2011
My wife and I snuck down to Mathews for the weekend - first time in that area. We found Inn at Tabbs Creek through the internet and were very impressed by the facility and the owners. The grounds and house were fantastic and very secluded and quiet. We plan to go back later in the summer.
5 on April 05, 2011
What a fun way to spend a week-end at an incredible place! The "murder" game was such fun, everyone got so into it. Hope there is another one. We'll certainly be there! The Inn is so lovely and the things people have been saying about Lori and Greg are certainly true. No wonder they're in the top ten innkeepers! And the breakfasts! Wow. Can't wait to go back!
4.8 on April 01, 2011
We had a wonderful stay at the Inn at Tabbs Creek. The room was lovely and clean, and the house itself was charming. Greg and Lori were fabulous hosts, nice, friendly and welcoming. The breakfast was delicious and the town was very quaint with adorable little restaurants with fresh cuisine. We are looking forward to returning in the warm weather to do some cycling and canoeing! Thank you for a wonderful weekend!
5 on April 01, 2011
What a beautiful setting by the water, the warmest hospitality possible, and probably the best breakfast we've ever been served at a B&B. We can certainly see why Greg & Lori, the owners of this Inn, won a national award for being among the "Top Ten" Innkeepers in the nation! Next time this inn will be our main destination! And we'll plan to stay a few days! Happy Travelers from Ellicott City, Maryland
5 on March 27, 2011
We returned for the fourth time in two years to the Inn at Tabbs Creek. We have watched Greg and Lori Dusenberry work their magic as innkeepers almost from the very start. They started out strong and have ust gotten better and better. This weekend was one of the best even though the weather was less than ideal - a little cool onFriday and Saturday and rain/snow on Sunday. Greg and Lori's charm, enthusiasm and exdellent hospitality made all of the guests feel very special and right at home at the same time. The breakfasts were incredible and the wine and cheese on Saturday evening kept going on and on and on. Everyone was having such a good time no one wanted to leave for dinner. The rooms are clean, spacious, comfortable, extremely tastefully decorated and well appointed. They have made a special effort to use organic and sustainable supplies. We can't wait to return in May for the Tour de Chesapeake bicycle event in Mathews.
5 on March 22, 2011
The Inn at Tabbs Creek was a fantastic anniversary getaway for my husband and me! It was a spontaneous decision to go away, and we couldn't believe how great a decision it turned out to be! It's only 90 minutes from the Norfolk area and you feel like you're in another wonderfully remote and beautifully natural country. We love how Innkeepers Lori and Greg are so eco-conscious. The bike ride to Bethel Beach on the Chesapeake was about 5 miles each way and the beach was quiet and beautiful. We brought our bikes, but Greg and Lori also have some to offer. Enjoyed a nice dinner in the very quaint town of Mathews. The Chesapeake suite was enormous, had great views, and a tasteful seaside theme with blue crab accents. The breakfast was fresh and delicious. My husband even asked for the tomato quiche recipe and he doesn't like quiche usually. And I even stopped at the Poddery showroom (a local pottery place in Mathews County) to try to buy the ceramic crab mugs they served coffee in (to no avail, but found some other things!) We really didn't want it to end! Highly recommend it, and I imagine it would be even better in the warmer months with the pool open, kayaks, etc.
4.6 on March 20, 2011
My wife and I stayed here in March 2011 to celebrate an anniversary, and it was great. Gorgeous home, peaceful location and wonderfully friendly proprietors. Greg & Lori clearly take a lot of pride in offering a unique, relaxing and comfortable experience. They are also excellent cooks! We loved the picturesque dock and waterfront, access to bikes and canoes and spaciousness of the property. Wonderful trip; look forward to heading back soon. Matt & Lauren Richmond, VA
5 on January 26, 2011
We visited The Inn at Tabbs Creek for New Year's Eve 2011. We stayed for three days, and we had an absolutely great time. The rooms are beautiful (at least ours was), well appointed, and immaculately clean! Greg and Lori were a real pleasure to meet and chat with, and the other couples were lots of fun as well. The breakfast was truly tasty, with delicious items like homemade blueberry scones and a light-as-air egg dish with a homemade sauce. Yum. We loved our room, which looked out over the inlet, and we felt very comfortable and happy here. So much so that we got engaged that weekend! We really recommend it highly. You should try it! We were actually shy about writing it up lest it get overrun, but we couldn't resist telling the truth. :) It's a wonderful place!
4.6 on January 21, 2011
I chose this B & B thinking it would be a perfect getaway for my 40th Birthday weekend. Upon our arrival, my husband and I were immediately greeted by David on the front porch who gave us a delightful tour of the Inn and our room. Soon after, we had the pleasure of meeting Lori and Greg. From the first night over Wine and Cheese, we know we have discovered a very special place with exceptional Innkeepers. Our stay at The Inn at Tabbs Creek and with the other Guests was priceless ! We plan to return soon for more memorable moments. This is the perfect place for any occasion, anytime of the year. Thank you Lori, Greg and David for being outstanding Hosts.
5 on January 14, 2011
When you think of the holidays, you think of spending time with your family and loved ones...it was no different when spending Christmas at The Inn at Tabbs Creek. It was no different then spending time with your immediate family, having all of your favorite holiday foods and treats and more importantly sitting down with family and sharing Christmas dinner and family stories with plenty of laughs. Lori's parents and Greg's parents, brother and other family members treated us as if they'd known us all of our lives! I actually cried when it was time to leave! The rooms were sooo much more than the website could have ever captured! Spacious, clean and inviting. Comfortable beds and a lovely view from our suite. My daughter ask if they purchased everything new just for us! That is just the type of accomodations they provide! The food....well let's just say, we went back for seconds quite a few times! Greg and Lori were so attentive, I'd give them 11 stars out of 5!!!! Our visit not only met our expectations, it exceeded our expectations by far. We are already planning our next visit. Alicia Nicholson
5 on January 04, 2011
Beautiful rooms! Beautiful property! Beautiful area! Outstanding food! Very Very clean! And most of all Beautiful owners (Greg and Lori)! They really make you feel like you are a part of their family. If only more bed & breakfast locations were like this one! THIS IS ONE B&B YOU CAN NOT PASS ON!
5 on January 03, 2011
My husband and I celebrated our 9 year anniversary at the Inn at Tabb's Creek. We have stayed there before a few months ago (while the weather was still warm) and knew it would be a bit colder this go-round but had no idea it would be a winter wonderland! The snow was absolutely beautiful and just added to the charm of the Inn. We stayed in the Chesapeake Suite and couldn't have had a better set-up. There was a wonderfully sized sitting area with a Christmas tree, a separate bedroom with with a king size bed and jacuzzi tub and a separate bathroom. The view from the bedroom was absolutely beautiful. Because it was late December there weren't a lot of places open for lunch and/or dinner in town but we anticipated that and brought some food of our own. The breakfasts were fabulous (as usual) and Lori and Greg took such wonderful care of us. They even joined us for an Stand Up Paddle expedition on the icy waters on the creek! We couldn't have asked for a better place or better innkeepers. We will absolutely be back.
5 on December 31, 2010
Our Innkeepers were incredibly accommodating when other plans fell through at the last minute. We were taken in at 10PM, given a wonderful cup of tea, and a lovey water-view room. Breakfast both days was prepared with love. On our way to Williamsburg our first morning, we were stopped dead in our tracks by the warm sun, a sheltered porch and porch swing and a beautiful view of the snow covered lane. We basked in the warm Winter sun for an hour!! We can not wait to experience The Inn at Tabbs Creek in the Spring!!
5 on December 30, 2010
We would recommend The Inn at Tabbs Creek to anyone looking for a particularly relaxing weekend, especially at this time of year. My husband and I were seeking a bed and breakfast that could offer a cosy place to sit by the fire and at the same time, a feeling of luxury. We found both at the Inn! After a cold day exploring Mathews County, it was lovely to warm up in the library by the fire and our suite, had everything we needed; spacious shower, comfortable bed and delicious breakfasts. We really enjoyed that we could have our own privacy but at the same time, feel welcome to join other guests in the Main House. Spending time with Lori and Greg was fun and we're both excited to join them in the Summer, when we'd like to try paddle boarding.
4.2 on December 29, 2010
My wife and I stayed at The Inn At Tabbs Creek a few days ago - we loved the peacefulness, not to mention the attention to detail we were shown by Greg, Lori and David. They were the best! I really appreciated how they made our stay one we will not soon forget. This was our first time staying at a B&B and it was just perfect. Loved and enjoyed every minute of it. The chef was wonderful who prepared a fresh, tasty and abundant breakfast. The Captains room was fantastic and we enjoyed watching the birds outside of our window. The Inn keepers showed us a fantastic winter walk near a nature preserve where we saw two Bald Eagles gliding in the air above. What a joy it was to return back to the Inn with a gourmet selection of hot tea which warmed us up and prepared us for another great nights sleep. What a way to spend some of the Holidays. Thanks again and we will surely return in the Spring!!
5 on December 28, 2010
What a wonderful place to be snowbound. The scenery was beautiful, the food delicious, and the hosts were so very acommadating during our stay.
5 on December 22, 2010
This was our first time staying at the Inn at Tabbs Creek. The hosts were gracious, the room was comfortable with incredible water views, and the coffee and breakfast just hit the spot. We plan to return.
4.0 on December 10, 2010
My husband and I had only stayed at a few bed and breakfasts and were not impressed with any of them. As our 30th anniversary approached I decided it would be nice to do something a bit special. Since we had a gift card from BedandBreakfast.com, I went to its website and started searching. I wanted to find a place that was a reasonable drive from the DC metro area, and it would be great if it was in a location we hadn't been to before. I chose The Inn at Tabbs Creek. They had rooms available and they are located in an area of Virginia we had not previously visited. We arrived early, and called when we were a few minutes away. Lori said an early arrival would not be a problem. Her brother would meet us and show us around. Our room, The Captain's Room, is located on the second floor of the renovated inn. It has a great view of the water and with six windows in the bedroom, there is plenty of light. There is a small sitting area and a spacious bathroom with an extra large tiled shower. The rooms have portable DVD players and the main living room has a selection of DVDs for guests to borrow. There was no TV in the room, but there is one available in the living room. The Saturday get together at 5:00 was enjoyable with good conversation, drinks and food. Breakfast was delicious and the time was set to meet the schedule of the guests. Greg and Lori made us feel comfortable, like we were family. They were easy going, didn't issue orders, and didn't have little notes posted with rules. I would highly recommend a visit to The Inn at Tabbs Creek. My husband and I are already talking about returning when it's a bit warmer so we can spend more time outside.
5 on November 22, 2010
This was just what the doctor ordered. We had a very relaxing, enjoyable stay. Greg and Lori were fabulous hosts. Breakfast was outstanding and the room was top notch.
5 on November 19, 2010
Our stay at The Inn at Tabbs Creek this past weekend was lovely. The setting was peaceful and lovely. The room was so clean and so comfortable. The owners made us welcome. They were happy to visit and share their knowledgeof the local area. They were also very respectful of privacy. We hope to go back again soon.
4.8 on November 16, 2010
We cannot say enough good things about how wonderful our 2-night stay was at Tabbs Creek. Lori and Greg were fantastic hosts. The food was delicious, too. We needed to escape from everything and only had a short time in which to do it. This was exactly what we needed, peace and quiet, and no TV. Our only complaint, our stay was way too short; we did not want to leave!!! We would definitely go back in the future!!!!!
5 on November 07, 2010
Dear Lori & Greg, Thanks so much for making my weekend away so wonderful !! I really needed this break from the "real world". Loved the Chesapeake Suite and the quiet. I definitely will be back. Next time with my hubby. Thanks for the great breakfasts and directions to the wineries. Joan Long
5 on October 19, 2010
We made our fourth visit to "The Inn at Tabbs Creek" in September of this year as part of our anniversary celebration and two birthday celebrations. You just can't beat time spent with Greg and Lori nor you can be in a more serene location than their B&B in Chesapeake Country. This young friendly and most hospitable couple have created a paradise. They may be well on the way to having one of the finest B&B's in the country if you like historical country waterfront living. We highly recommend "The Inn at Tabbs Creek." See you all again later this fall.//SBF
5 on October 18, 2010
My fiance and I spent 4 nights at the Inn at Tabbs Creek. It was an ideal break. Greg and Lori were gracious, friendly without being intrusive, and excellent hosts. Greg is a great chef, and we were greeted with a different, delicious, and filling breakfast each morning. The town of Mathews can be toured in about 2 hours, so if you are looking for tons of shopping, etc., this town might not be the one for you. However, if reading on the dock, taking out the (free!) canoe, playing bocce ball, and relaxing in the pretty garden sound like your cup of tea, I cannot recommend Tabbs Creek highly enough. On Monday night, we even had the ENTIRE house to ourselves (the Innkeepers stay in their own building), which was very special. Book your room!
4.0 on October 17, 2010
We had a fantastic stay at The Inn at Tabbs Creek! The innkeepers were extremely accomodating and professional. The views from the rooms are spectacular. We look forward to another visist in the Spring.
5 on October 14, 2010
We stayed at the Inn for two days during our road trip around the Eastern States. It was everything we hoped it would be which even the damp weather couldn't spoil. Lori,Greg and family were lovely people as were the other guests we met.We were made to feel very much at home,being let to treat the place as though we were family,not guests.Breakfast was wonderful. We wished we could have stayed longer and hope to re-visit one day. The area is very peaceful,unspoilt and interesting and a day trip to Williamsburg and Jamestown easily accessible.Mike and Shirley,Cheshire,England
4.8 on October 14, 2010
Great hosts, great location, beautiful facilities, near perfect getaway. What more can one say?
5 on October 12, 2010
I chose The Inn At Tabbs Creek because I was looking for a beautiful serene setting where my partner and I could relax, unwind and be totally at peace as we celebrated his 49th birthday. This was the answer, hands down! Greg and Lori were so warm and wonderful. The breakfasts were out of this world and we had an exquisite time soaking in the beautiful surroundings. The room was everything we hoped for and more. We had a romantic extended weekend that we'll always remember. We will definately visit again! Thanks Greg and Lori for creating such a beautiful retreat!
4.8 on October 10, 2010
Greg and Lori were delightful hosts for our anniversary weekend. The food was delicious, the room was charming and so comfortable, and the overall experience was simply wonderful. We hope to return again soon.
5 on September 27, 2010
I just spent a weekend at the Inn for a friend's wedding and it was a wonderful experience. It's a lovely place and you'll feel right at home. The owners are fantastic, the food is great--you won't want to leave!
4.0 on September 15, 2010
Our stay at Tabb's Creek Inn will long be remembered for its friendly people, beautiful location, and it's service and food unsurpassed. The rooms in the beautifully renovated old home not only all had their own bathroom but all had views of water. The host and hostess haven't missed a trick in providing for anything you might need. We went for the kayaking, which was great, but everything from eco friendly bamboo flooring, to the poolside landscaping, to the local brewed coffee in the morning, all contributed to plans for a return trip! Your toothbrush and your swimsuit is all you will need! Good job Greg and Lori, and thanks!
4.8 on September 12, 2010
My husband and I set out for a spontaneous kayaking weekend without a clear destination other than Mathews County, VA. We began looking for a place to stay overnight and by sheer luck a cancelled reservation became an unexpected delight to discover. The Inn at Tabbs Creek has all the amenities we wanted in a B&B. Beautiful furnishings with a jacuzzi tub in our suite! The innkeepers were very down-to-earth and attentive, spending much time mingling with the guests. Wine & cheese on the porch in the evening, and a delectable breakfast in the morning. There is no doubt that will return to this hidden treasure in the future many times. Thank you for a wonderful weekend! Jo and Tim Lucero
5 on August 27, 2010
The location is somewhat remote and perfectly peaceful. I had a wonderful time and regret that I couldn't have stayed longer.
4.6 on August 26, 2010
My husband and I spent a couple of nights here for a quick getaway - it was awesome! The hosts are down-to-earth, the rooms and main house are beautiful and rustic, food is great and grounds are gorgeous. We hardly left the property and thoroughly enjoyed ourselves. We will definitely be going back next time we feel the need to "leave it all behind." Highly recommend!
4.4 on August 25, 2010
My wife and I have been visiting B&B's for most of our 30-year marriage. While there are many fine B&Bs, The Inn at Tabbs Creek was our most enjoyable yet.
4.6 on August 22, 2010
We stayed in the Inn at Tabb's Creek for 3 nights in August 2010 during our three week trip to the US, and it was just beautiful and wonderful! Great hosts (Greg and Lori are fanatstic), fantastic breakfast, e.g. poched eggs with freshly caught crab (from the creek next to the house), lovely and peaceful surroundings (Matthews County is amazing in its quietness: friendly people, lots of water and birds, no crowds), a marvellous spot to relax and unwind, to ride a bike, to take a boat trip, canoe or just read a book... so: go and stay here if you get the chance! Ivo & Lonneke from Amsterdam, the Netherlands
4.8 on August 20, 2010
This is a fantastic place to stay, especially for a get-away. The food was always great and catered to our dietary needs. I felt like I was at mini-resort with biking and kayaking and fishing right at the house and with other services that could be set up right from the dock or just a short drive into town. This place has country charm, but it's pleasantly mixed with ocean breezes (and food) and progressive ideas. I loved this place and would certainly stay here again.
5 on August 18, 2010
Beautuful setting and house. Lori and Greg are great hosts. Vegetarian/vegan friendly with wonderful tastes... We will definitely go back...
5 on August 17, 2010
My husband and I needed a get-away. We found it!! Peace, serenity, calm, personal, intimate, quiet. It was remarkable! We will go back again and again! Lori and Greg are fabulous hosts, seeming more like friends than inn owners! Our room was perfect for us and food was delicious. We can't wait to go again!
5 on August 10, 2010
My husband and I spent three days at The Inn at Tabbs Creek. We were celebrating our 50th wedding anniversary. Lori and Greg could not have been more accomodating, friendly and gracious. The breakfasts are a masterpiece. The rooms are very comfortable and the view most inviting. We are grateful for our years together and that we could share that time in such a beautiful inn. Jane and Rod
5 on August 09, 2010
Our parents decided to spend their 50th Anniversary away on a romantic weekend and picked the Inn at Tabbs Creek. I contacted Greg and explain that we wanted to make it a very special weekend and could he make some suggestions. He emailed me a list of ideas and noted where our parents made dinner reservations. He assisted us in coordinated with the florist and restaurant. So when our parents arrived there was a gift certificate for dinner, a personal card from us and flowers for their anniversary. Ever since our parents returned all they have done was raved about the Inn. Some comments were, “It was the most wonderful 3 days we could have imagined. The Inn was spectacular and had the best breakfasts ever. The people who own the B & B are super innkeepers and chefs. One morning we had crab quiche and a beautiful scone along with asparagus. The next day, it was eggs benedict, fresh fruit and tiny slices of a wonderful sausage.” I want to thank Greg and Lori for making our parents 50th anniversary a weekend to remember.
5 on July 18, 2010
This classic old sea captain's house in a picturesque setting has been restored in first-class style by a young and energetic innskeeper couple, Greg and Lori. They are very welcoming, enjoy their guests, and have a real talent for friendly informal hospitality. Accommodations are outstanding with wonderful attention to detail; breakfast is delicious -- prepared in significant part from fruits and vegetables grown on the premises, cooked at gourmet level and presented beautifully. We spent a wonderful two days exploring the Chesapeake Bay region. It was relaxing and completely enjoyable. We highly recommend it and feel fortunate that we live close enough to return there easily.
5 on July 16, 2010
My husband and I had never stayed at a B&B and Greg and Lori have set the bar VERY high if we ever decide to visit another! We only stayed one night, but we were able to relax and enjoy...swimming in pool, out on the dock at midnight, and just relaxing on the screened in porch. We had a wonderful breakfast of lemon-blueberry pancakes, eggs, smoked sausage, and fruit before we left. Greg graciously took my hubby on a tour of the garden and we had an opportunity to check out all the rooms that were not in use. I see on previous posts that everyone feels the same as we do...Greg and Lori have created an atmosphere of warmth and hospitality...we felt like we were visiting old friends. Can't wait for our next visit! We want all of our friends to share the experience with us...Jeff & Diana Green
4.6 on July 06, 2010
The Inn at Tabbs Creek is all about relaxing. Float in the pool, go for a bike ride, go for a canoe paddle, or just sit on the dock and look at the wildlife. The latter is mandatory over morning coffee. No Gyms here, no guys in leisure suits at the gaming tables either. Just the peace, quiet and the beauty that Mathew's has to offer. Did I mention the breakfasts? Mmm. Greg and Lori are great and the whole place is laid back and easy going. RELAX - It's all good.
5 on July 04, 2010
Greg and Lori are the perfect B&B innkeepers. They have thought of every detail and it seems like we were with our best friends! Fabulous food and relaxing atmosphere. The whole area around the B&B is relaxing. Canoeing, kayaking, boating, fishing, and bicycling are all available activities. Quick, make your reservation for relaxation:)
5 on June 28, 2010
Greg and Lori made our stay special from the first minute, providing umbrellas as we arrived in a storm. From the updated and lovely rooms, to the delicious and plentiful breakfast, through the many interesting conversations around the Inn, visiting the Inn at Tabbs Creek proved exceptional. Thanks! We'll be back.
5 on June 28, 2010
We wish our stay were longer. Lori and Greg were wonderful! Breakfast was AMAZING! The photos don't do the property justice. One of the best B&B's we have been to.
5 on June 15, 2010
We wanted a quiet, relaxing weekend getaway before the birth of our first child. The Inn at Tabbs Creek was a great find - a hidden gem in Mathews. Not only were Greg and Lori friendly and accomodating hosts, the Inn was comfortable and welcoming. The breakfast was incredible. Our room featured a comfortable king size bed with soft sheets, a nice bathroom with double vanities and a large shower. The pool was a nice bonus on a very warm weekend. The Inn also has a canoe and bikes that can be used by guests. The value for the money is excellent. We would recommend the Inn at Tabbs Creek to anyone who wants a quiet, relaxing weekend in Mathews.
5 on June 13, 2010
If you want a relaxing place on the water, this is it. The rooms are comfortable, the scenery is lovely, and the breakfasts are delectable. The owners pay attention to every detail. They are so easy, you feel like you are staying at your best friends' home.
5 on June 06, 2010
Greg and Lori have a wonderful property in the heart of Mathews county. We stayed in the East River Suite, which is detached from the main house. The room was beyond spacious and well appointed. The view of the creek towards the East River from our room and the dock was marvelous. While the weather was hot, we did enjoy a great bike ride 6 miles to Bethel beach, and dining in town was excellent. We also had a great time Saturday afternoon with the hosts and the other guests, enjoying wine and cheese on the screen porch. This was a first trip to Mathews and we very much look forward to visiting again. When we do, we won't hesitate to stay with Greg and Lori at the Inn at Tabbs Creek.
5 on June 04, 2010
My husband and I have stayed in the Inn numerous times and each time is better than before. Loris and Greg are the best. They go above and beyond to make you feel relaxed and welcome.
5 on May 24, 2010
Three nights at the Inn were just not enough--the hosts were friendly and accommodating while respectful of your privacy. The Inn was warm and relaxing and we felt a sense of peace our entire stay. The grounds were so natural and inviting without being overly-manicured. The breakfast was outstanding each morning. We enjoyed kayaking the pristine waterways of the East River and on into Mobjack Bay. The pool was a real treat after a day in the sun on the river. We could not have asked for a better stay and will be returning very soon.
4.0 on May 18, 2010
We spent one night at the Inn at Tabb Creek in May. We thoroughly enjoyed the property including the dock on the water, and beautifully restored home. The room was huge, clean and decorated very nicely. The bathroom had a huge shower with a rainhead, two sinks and a window with views. Lori and Greg were excellent hosts and we enjoyed their property. Greg is the chef and breakfast was truly special. We would recommend this property to anyone.
4.0 on May 16, 2010
Lovely B+B in a quiet and peaceful setting.
5 on May 11, 2010
We stayed over a weekend for a wedding anniversary. Lori & Greg are great hosts and every detail is taken care of. The Saturday wine & cheese gathering is a great way to get to know both the hosts and your fellow guests -- everything a B&B visit should be. If you are looking for a friendly and relaxing escape, this is it!
5 on May 10, 2010
This is a wonderful place for a little weekend getaway. The hosts are fantastic and truly committed to sustainable living, the room was beautiful, clean, and relaxing. The views are great, canoeing was wonderful, the town quaint, and the food delicious. All in all I highly recommend this B&B for anyone interested in relaxing and seeing a unique part of VA.
4.6 on April 21, 2010
Lorie and Gregg have created the most wonderful place to stay - they are PERFECT innkeepers who have really thought out what they want to offer their guests and what is needed . . . it is amazing what they have established in less than a year of operation - a magical heaven with perfect sunsets and delicious breakfasts and cozy, thoughtfully put together rooms that look out over beautiful water views. We feel so lucky to have discovered that wonderful inn and its innkeepers who know how to make people welcome and want to come back! Gwynne D.
5 on April 07, 2010
What a wonderful little piece of tranquility, relaxation, good people, and delicious food. They welcomed us on Saturday night with a wine and cheese get together with the other couples, looking out over the water and enjoying the sunset. The breakfast is top notch (aka baked poached eggs with Havarti cheese and roasted red pepper sauce, blueberry cornmeal pancakes with homemade blueberry syrup, homemade layered biscuits). They are very Eco-friendly, all about sustainability and just great folks who have created a welcoming B&B that make you wish was closer to where you live so you could come back more often. Although the town, Mathews, is small, they have a delicious restaurant, the White Dog INN (best shrimp and grits I have ever had, and I have had quite a few) as well as a great little pizza place with an amazing micro-brewery list of beers on tap. I would recommend going late Spring or Summer so you can take advantage of kayaking/canoeing from their dock or taking a sailboat around the Chesapeake bay.
5 on April 07, 2010
My hubby and I recently stayed at the Inn at Tabbs Creek and had a lovely getaway. The views from the East River suite were superb and the room was spotless, comfortable and decorated very tastefully. Greg's breakfasts were delicious and extremely plentiful and he was very helpful with directions and attractions in the area. Overall, our stay was relaxing and peaceful, although we did some touring. The towns in the surrounding areas along the water were quaint and best if seen by boat. We did do a half day boat ride, which was fun and also traveled to Williamsburg, Yorktown, Jamestown and over the Chesapeake Bay Bridge (only 45 minutes away). I would highly recommend this B&B and hope to return again soon.
5 on March 29, 2010
We stayed two nights in the Chesapeake Suite. Everything about the stay was wonderful. The grounds are beautiful, the suite- superb, the breakfasts- truly delicious, the hospitality- excellent. We had a wonderful time and hope to return again. We've stayed in lots of B&B's through the years and this was among the best.
5 on March 20, 2010
I must highly recommend this wonderful bed and breakfast. We stayed in the East River suite, which was luxuriously decorated, and the views from the room were beautiful, especially whilst sat in the Jacuzzi bath. The setting of the Inn was idyllic, and it was very peaceful, a fantastic place to watch the world go by, and see lots of wildlife. The innkeepers, Lori and Greg are extremely welcoming and went out of their way to make our stay as enjoyable as possible. Breakfast was a real treat - a wide variety of food, freshly and expertly cooked by Greg. We can't wait to come back to America just so we have an excuse to visit the Inn again. Vicki and Ciaran
4.6 on March 10, 2010
What more can I say. Short of a Cariben vacation on a private beach this is as good as it gets. We cannot wait to get back this spring and summer so that we can really enjoy all that the Inn has to offer. The only sad part of our stay was that it was enitrely too short. Greg and Laurie are the true "salt of the earth". They made us feel like family. Thanks a million and we will see you soon and often.
5 on February 15, 2010
We stayed at the Inn at Tabbs Creek to celebrate Valentine's weekend. Greg and Lori have opened a home that just exudes relaxation. It is tucked away on the water in Mathews County but its remoteness only provided that much more peace and restfulness. The accommodations were fantastic. We stayed in the East River Suite and were spoiled by fantastic view from the bedroom window, the 2-person jetted tub, and comfortable king bed. We were able to look at all the other rooms of the house on a tour though and each is great in its own way. The two breakfasts we had were both delicious. The Saturday evening wine and cheese tasting were a great way to meet other guests and friends and visit. Greg and Lori were very helpful in providing information for places to eat and things to do while we were there. We really appreciate the care they took in our stay and the care they take in having their Inn be as Eco-friendly as practical on the environment and in their community. This was a real treat and we are looking forward to going back!
5 on February 14, 2010
My wife and I found the Inn online and decided to make a last minute reservation on Valentines day weekend. I can not stress enough how much we both enjoyed our stay. It was our very first Bed and Breakfast experience and it was the perfect romantic getaway. We absolutely loved staying in the Chesapeake suite...including the large jacuzzi in the room! We also got to take a look at some of the other rooms and they were all beautifully decorated along with having individual bathrooms. On top of how great everything looked, the hospitality was awesome! Greg and Lori were such kind, down to earth people and I think that was really a big part to making it a great place to stay. They do everything in their power to make sure that you are comfortable and having a great stay at the inn. We really enjoyed the little wine and cheese get together on Saturday evening. Relaxing, trying different types of wine, and having a good conversation with other couples isn't something that we get to do very often having two little boys. Breakfast was also delicious in a cool dining room with a beautiful view of the creek. We definitely did not want the stay to end and we are already missing it! We'll be telling all of our friends and family about the Inn at Tabbs Creek and we are already looking forward to staying for a whole weekend this summer.
5 on February 04, 2010
There was snow on the ground when I arrived at this Inn. Going inside was like arriving home after a long journey. The host's Greg and Lori were so friendly and welcoming I felt at ease as if I were among lifelong friends. They saw to all my needs and more. The Captain's Suite where I stayed was clean, comfortable and stylish. The delicious breakfast the next morning was the perfect start to any day. I could not recommend staying at this Inn more. It is tranquility personified. I can't wait to stay there again (which I most certainly will) this spring and summer and hopefully this fall as well. It is a place for all seasons. Add the huge bonuses of the wonderful hosts and expertly prepared food and there is nothing more anyone could ever hope to find anywhere than what you'll find at the Inn at Tabb's Creek. You can call me a repeat customer!
5 on December 16, 2009
Our wedding anniversary was on Labor Day, so we decided to do something very special. Sailing our F27 trimaran "Magic Dragon" up from Norfolk, we arrived in the afternoon and dropped anchor inside Tabbs Creek. One hour after our check-in to the luxurious East River Suite, the heavens opened up for 2 days of rain. This was just what we needed. What a wonderful couple of days of relaxation, good company and great food. Our hosts bent over backwards to make sure that we where comfortable, including allowing us to extend our stay due to the bad weather ;-) We can't wait to sail back to Tabbs Creek for another stay.
5 on December 14, 2009
What a special place! Greg and Lori are warm and welcoming hosts. They have crafted an exquisite inn. The fact that it is environmentally sensitive makes it even more remarkable. When in the area in the future we would love to stay there again.
5 on December 01, 2009
Greg and Lori are super hosts! Couldn't have asked for more. Will be sure to come back next time I am in the area!!
4.4 on November 14, 2009
My wife and I enjoyed a lovely overnight stay at this B&B in Matthews County, Va. Pluses include the location (surrounded by still water and gorgeous sunsets), the room decor (no moldy Victorian furniture here, just modern, stylish touches with an eye for detail and color), the breakfast (simple but yummy), and the hosts (friendly and very helpful ... they arranged for flowers to be delivered to our room as an anniversary surprise). The only minus is the lack of things to do nearby. But if your goal is to get away and spend quiet time with your sig. other, then this B&B is for you!
5 on November 08, 2009
This was our second visit to the Inn at Tabbs Creek. Once again we felt so well cared for. The food is superb, the hosts very welcoming and the location is lovely. We will be back again.
5 on November 03, 2009
Overall, probably the most enjoyable B&B that we have ever stayed in.
4.8 on November 02, 2009
My husband and I had the pleasure of staying at the Inn on our wedding night. Unfortunately, that meant that we were only there for a few short hours, but even during that brief time, we were able to gain a sense of the hospitality provided by inn owners Greg and Lori. Although we didn't arrive to the Inn until quite late at night, our drive up to the property was breathtaking. (The way the floodlights illuminated the main house as we approached was beautiful!). We chose to stay in the Chesapeake Suite, and our accommodations were immaculate upon arrival. I must qualify my review with an explanation of the four star rating for food - we were actually never able to eat at the Inn because we had a post-wedding brunch on Sunday. However, Greg and Lori graciously provided us with orange juice and fresh fruit to go...if they were any indication, I am confident that the breakfast is equally as delicious! As a final note - and to further demonstrate Greg and Lori's hospitality - I had a bit of a clothing dilemma, spilling something all over the only outift I had packed. Since we were due to arrive at our post-wedding brunch early, I didn't have many alternatives that morning. Lori graciously offered to launder my outfit, and in record time. You certainly can't get that kind of service at a hotel - or many other B&B's, I am sure. Thank you to the Dusenberrys for making our stay so pleasurable. Yet another reason we will never forget that night :) - The Gunthers
5 on October 26, 2009
After a 14-hour flight from Tokyo to DC and another couple of hours on the road, arriving at the Inn at Tabbs Creek felt like coming home - being warmly welcomed by the lovely innkeepers Lori & Greg, we felt like we were part of the family from the very first minute. The Inn is beautifully located on a lovely piece of land surrounded by water. We spent the whole day on the pier in the sun, fishing, catching crabs and collecting oysters, which we then prepared as a big feast to enjoy in the evening together with the other guests. The surrounding areas in Mathews County are great for nature lovers and you can easily explore the area by bicycle or stroll along the lovely beaches of the Chesapeak Bay. Coming from the hectic life in Japan, staying at this luxury B&B in the heart of the nature was the best ever way to start off our vacation. Had we known this place before, we would have definitely booked at least another 2 nights in advance... We can absolutely recommend this place to anyone who wants to escape for a while and should we ever be in the area again we will definitely be back! Freundliche Grüße / Kind regards, Nina & Arne
5 on October 25, 2009
After a 14-hour flight from Tokyo to DC and another couple of hours on the road, arriving at the Inn at Tabbs Creek felt like coming home - being warmly welcomed by the lovely innkeepers Lori & Greg, we felt like we were part of the family from the very first minute. The Inn is beautifully located on a lovely piece of land surrounded by water. We spent the whole day on the pier in the sun, fishing, catching crabs and collecting oysters, which we then prepared as a big feast to enjoy in the evening together with the other guests. The surrounding areas in Mathews County are great for nature lovers and you can easily explore the area by bicycle or stroll along the lovely beaches of the Chesapeak Bay. Coming from the hectic life in Japan, staying at this luxury B&B in the heart of the nature was the best ever way to start off our vacation. Had we known this place before, we would have definitely booked at least another 2 nights in advance... We can absolutely recommend this place to anyone who wants to escape for a while and should we ever be in the area again we will definitely be back!
4.6 on October 21, 2009
The Inn is what a B&B ought to be - comfortable rooms, good breakfast, good exploring on the grounds, and interesting hosts and other guests. The appeal of Mathews County is specialized (birds, bikes, kayaks) but if these interest you, you will surely enjoy staying here.
4.6 on October 19, 2009
My husband and I recently spent a relaxing/rejuvenating weekend at the inn. Although Greg was away, we were well taken of by Lori. We very much enjoyed the lovely surroundings and the music of the "Tabb's Creek Band." A great place.
4.0 on October 13, 2009
Lori and Greg provided a tasty, wholesome breakfast every morning and devoted time to make sure our stay was just as comfy as we wanted it to be. Highly recommend using the two bikes (provided) on a scenic ride to the beach, taking the two person canoe (also provided) out onto the water, sitting on the cozy dock at sunset and sunrise, and mingling with the locals in town. Lori and Greg's personal touch and attention to detail make this B&B one of the best!
5 on October 08, 2009
I stayed here 10/7/09.This was the perfect gift not only for my husband but for me too! I think this was one of the best mini vacation I've ever had. Greg and Lori (the owners) totally made my hubby and I feel at home. I've already told one of my friends about it and she is planning on booking a room soon. It was so beautiful that I didn't want to leave. I highly recommend this place.
4.8 on October 08, 2009
We had a great time even though it was a short stay. The room we had was very nice and Greg and Lori were accomodating and wonderful as they have a beautiful and relaxing B&B.
5 on October 06, 2009
Six couples from the Williamsburg, VA bicycle club spent the weekend of Oct 2-4, 2009 at the Inn. It was a spectacular experience. Greg and Lori went out of their way to make sure the weekend was a memorable one. The rooms were spotless and very tastefully decorated. The food was out of this world. (Even though this was an active bicycling weekend I managed to gain weight) The Saturday evening wine and munchies reception on the screened porch was a particular highlight as we watched a spectacular sunset. And the hosts, Greg and Lori, couldn't have been nicer. My wife and I had spent the first weekend the remodeled Inn ws open for guests in the main house. The fact that we returned with ten friends is testament to our love for it and the owners. And this visit was even better because they have continued to renovate and upgrade the facitlity. The area has much to offer: pleasant, low traffic country roads for bicycling, good opportunities for canoeing and/or kayaking, good restaurants, plenty of art galleries, etc.
5 on October 02, 2009
The Inn at Tabbs Creek is a wonderful place to getaway for a few days. My sisters, brother-in-laws, and my mom all went together and had a wonderful time. Gregg took us kayaking, it was very peaceful and lovely. The food was delightful, the rooms were beautiful, and being able to see the water from the house was very relaxing. I would definately go back again.
5 on September 27, 2009
Thank you Lori and Greg for making our first week as man and wife a perfect one! From the beautiful room to the perfect landscape to ride motorcycles in, everything was wonderful! We never would have known you were both so new at being inn-keepers if you didn't tell us! The service was great and your personalities even better. We hope to be back next spring to spend some more time in Matthews county and plan on bringing the rest of our group with us. There is nothing better to motorcyclists than open peaceful roads, picturesque surroundings and NO TRAFFIC LIGHTS!!! Thanks again for helping us begin our new life as man and wife. Steve and Terri
5 on September 27, 2009
This is our third return to the Inn and what another fantastic experience to savor. We brought our friends from Japan and had a super time with perfect weather. A superb spot to unwind and catch up with friends and family. It goes without saying that this is the best B&B in the surrounding area and my wife and I highly recommend a stay to anyone. Thanks Greg and Lori!!
4.6 on September 21, 2009
We drove down from Williamsburg for the weekend and had a fantastic experience. Greg & Lori are excellent Innkeepers – thoughtful, skilled & gracious. Accommodations were great & the cup of coffee I savored early Sunday AM on the pier was truly one of the most peaceful moments I’ve experienced in years. If you are lucky you’ll get to meet Lori’s parents. After a few minutes you’ll feel like part of the extended family. A four thumbs up recommendation from us (2 thumbs from each of us).
5 on September 15, 2009
Setting...careful restoration of beautiful old farmhouse situated on picturesque creek with dock built out into the water where one observes fish jumping,heron,osprey,swans,egrets and even an eagle. Nighttime teems with sounds of insects &frogs. under a kalidescope of stars. Hospitality...no 5 star could have delivered more. The resident owners are eco observant from their choice of bedding and bath products to their water usage. Visually soothing experience from tree lined driveway to gardens surrounding the house to decor of the rooms, the eye is never overwhelmed. Abundant windows in bedrooms afford views of water & gardens. Each space has been created to maximize your senses from back screened porch over looking the creek to hammock resting under tree canopy. Available bikes lean on the fence & new canoe beckons you to paddle out to the river beond the tree line. The inn keepers make it all look effortless with their seamless team work, useful suggestions about bike trails, local sights, restaurants (but who wants to move from this slice of heaven?) Food...crab caught from their docks. Can't get more fresh or more local that this. Figs plucked from 1 of 2 trees. Wine and cheese on Sat. night extends to appetizers that Greg, an accomplished cook creates. The smell of just out of the oven muffins (ours were rhubarb) greet you in the morning with locally roated coffee. A light egg stratta with sausage, fresh fruit cup of cantelope/strawberries, white cheesy grits, and potatoes along with juice was a plentiful breakfast . No small portions here as self serve buffett. Again, effortless and not pretentious. These folks "get" customer service. You are greeted as a guest but you leave a friend. Yes, this is a place to go back to...to tell your friends about. This is a place to exhale, unwind and renew.
3.4 on September 10, 2009
Fresh oysters steamed on the back porch. Our lucky nite. Coffee on the dock in the morning. Gourmet breakfast with view to the water. Nice private screened porch. Wished we could stay longer. Oh yes. Fresh figs growing out back with wonderful old trees dotting the extensive grounds. And a pool too!
4.6 on September 10, 2009
I have stayed at B&Bs all over the country, and this experience thrilled me. The owners hosted a terrific wine-and-cheese get together for interested guests on Saturday evening, and the conversation (and yummy food and drink) flowed freely. We never felt pressed or pushed into interacting with folks, but we did feel very welcome. The nearby town is cute and the countryside is just beautiful and pristine.
5 on September 08, 2009
Terrific location, gorgeous rooms and a delicious gourmet breakfast. The innkeepers (owners) are helpful and delightful. This was our first trip to VA's Northern Neck. Greg and Lori's hospitality was extraordinary. They exceeed our expectations with steaming fresh oysters found steps from their backyard in Tabbs Creek. We will be back!!
5 on September 02, 2009
We wanted to 'get away' from the maddening crowd and relax. I can't imagine doing better than The Inn at Tabbs Creek. Lori and Greg welcomed us with smiles, took us to our marvelous suite. It had a lovely jacuzzi, a very comfortable bed (one of our pet peeves is 'bad beds') and it truly exceeded all expectations. Wine and cheese was beyond our expectations and Greg's fresh crab quiche makes me want to drive there for breakfast daily. Give it a try. You will be glad you did. A lovely Inn, lovely people, and a magnificent spot to enjoy nature.
5 on August 29, 2009
This was a perfect romantic getaway from Hampton Roads. Wine & cheese tasting plus a delicious (fresh caught!) crab appetizer with Lori and Greg was an excellent way to get acquainted as we overlooked the serene creek from the screened in porch. Dinner and jazz/rock americana band at Horizons Pizza in Mathews was great. And sitting under that endless canopy of stars on the dock was superb. Our Captain's Suite accommodations were wonderful with comfortable bed, windows on 3 sides, and beautiful tile shower. Breakfast exceeded expectations with yummy crab quiche and fresh fruit plus the opportunity to meet the other guests. Afterwards, we cycled approx 23 miles to nearby points of interest returning for a cool dip in the pool. We will return again and again! Pamela & Mike
4.6 on August 18, 2009
Been to many B&Bs over the years and this rates in our top two; the other one has a full staff instead of just a husband and wife team. It is a cut above because it: -- is the cleanest B&B I have ever stayed in -- has great old house charm, but with modern flare and efficiency -- has incredible attention to detail in the furnishings as well as guest needs -- provides great breakfasts and in a cozy comfortable, window-lined dining area -- the hosts were over the top to make sure all had a great time. -- the bed was very comfortable We will definitely go there when we go back to Mathews - which is a perfect spot for kayaking and biking.
5 on August 17, 2009
Our weekend at the Inn at Tabbs Creek made a min-break feel like a week-long getaway. We returned to our home in Maryland, feeling rejuvenated and refreshed having spent time by the pool, watching the wildlife from the pier and socializing with Lori and Greg. As innkeepers, both Lori and Greg made us feel so welcome and we would recommend this B&B to anyone who is looking for a peaceful and fun home away from home. Many Thanks- T&L Gaithersburg, MD
5 on August 17, 2009
Tears almost hit my eyes when leaving down the long landscaped driveway. This place is BEAUTIFUL! Every part of it makes you feel at home, peaceful, and connected to nature. The sunsets are priceless, the service is amazing, and just overall Lori & Greg are a great team! The Inn at Tabbs Creek has become apart of me forever, and I'm sure to become a regular.
5 on August 12, 2009
This inn is beautiful and so relaxing! We spent 3 nights in the Tabbs Room and it was really enjoyable. The bed was extremely comfortable and the food was delicious! Greg made strawberry French toast, Havarti and dill egg bake and many other delicious dishes. They serve local Mobjack Bay coffee....sooo good and we are not normally coffee drinkers!! Greg and Lori were very friendly, laid-back and helpful. They ate breakfast with us every morning! Not a lot of local attractions in the immediate towns. We discovered the town of Gloucester about 20 minutes away. Lots of shopping and restaurants on S US-17. Canoeing and swimming is available on the property. A restful vacation....we will definitely be back!
5 on August 11, 2009
Enjoyed our stay. Greg and Lori were great and put alot of work into this property. Have no doubts about staying here.
5 on August 07, 2009
Tabbs Creek is such a charming place to stay. All the rooms are beautiful with their own unique charm to them! The food is amazing! So many activities to choose from, also. The Inn Keepers Greg and Lori are the best hosts ever! Would definitely return and reccomend to anyone.
5 on August 04, 2009
The beauty of the house, the food, and the service were outstanding. Kayaking, birdind, and biking were very enjoyable.Greg & Lori deserve 5 stars.
5 on August 04, 2009
We have stayed in many B&B's. I have never received the personal attention, service, or friendliness that was displayed by our hosts, Greg & Lori. The breakfasts are delicious. You won't go wrong here!
5 on July 20, 2009
Innkeepers are outstanding. The Inn is the best of both worlds, historic and tastefully modernized (bathrooms and mattresses) The food is gourmet. The setting is superior. I want to go back to stay there in every season. We saw a golden eagle, osprey, egrets and herons. Peaceful.
5 on July 19, 2009
Greg and Lori are wonderful inn keepers and very personable. Stayed several nights could stay a lifetime. Outstanding breakfasts; one-of-a-kind location; Greg and Lori are extremely helpful in getting you want you want or need. Will come back as often as our calander allows. Mr. and Mrs. CW Fowler
5 on July 16, 2009
My new wife and I just got married around the corner from Tabbs at my folks place. After going through an alley, junkyard, nursery and woods you wonder where you could possibly be going. The next right you see a glorious long driveway lined with trees leading up to the house. You realize this is a step back in time and a departure from the ordinary. We stayed several nights but had little time to enjoy the tranquility of the Inn because of the hectic days leading up to the wedding. However we couldn't have picked a better inn to have our wedding night and have our family and friends stop by and visit. The food was amazing, the rooms were gorgeous and very comfortable. We always made time to have our coffee on the dock after a delicious meal. It got us through our days of last minute wedding planning. We have been to a lot of B&Bs and this by far has been the most impressive in every way. We will be back for sure to visit, stay and just say hello to Greg and Lori. This time we come to fully relax. I have always read reviews to sway my decisions on travel, don't pass this experience up people. Thank you Greg and Lori, we will see you soon.
5 on July 01, 2009
The Inn at Tabbs Creek provided the perfect haven for my boyfriend and I to escape our busy Washington DC lives. The Inn was lovely and nestled on beautiful Tabbs Creek. Lori and Greg was fabulous hosts, breakfast was delicious and they took the time to accomodate my vegetarian diet. Most importantly, I appreciate the effort and thought that Lori and Greg embrace while renovating and running an eco-frendly inn. We've found our perfect weekend getaway and will definitely be back.
5 on June 28, 2009
My wife and I just spent 4 days at the Inn at Tabbs Creek and it was a wonderful experience! Greg and Lori Dusenberry are exceptional hosts. They made us feel so much at home. Lori was out to meet us as we drove up that first afternoon. Breakfast each morning was prepared by Greg and was something different and special each day. Every room is beautifully furnished and comfortable. The Inn sits on a little inlet with lots of wildlife to observe (Osprey, Blue Heron, Otter and if you are attentive you may see a Bald Eagle). Some of the most extraordinary sunsets I've ever seen. Take a camera! There's a lot to take advantage of in this old historical area and several good restaurants in nearby Matthews. Definitely going back!
5 on June 24, 2009
This is a hidden gem in the tiny town of Port Haywood. As soon as you turn in the driveway, you'll know you made a good choice. No worries - you can't go wrong with your room selection - they are all great. Sitting on the dock is so peaceful and beautiful. And breakfast was outstanding. Just a really good vibe - you'll want to come back! Thanks, Greg and Lori - you should be very proud of what you have created. B&B, Hummelstown, PA
5 on June 24, 2009
My wife and I traveled to Mathews for the first time ever on June 19th. We were a bit nervous about going somewhere we'd never been, but when we arrived at the Inn at Tabbs Creek, Lori and Greg, the owners immediately put us at ease. The house is SPECTACULAR- built in 1815. Every room is a delight and the room we stayed in, the captains room, wonderful. Greg and Lori were extremely helpful in finding interesting places for us to visit even making reservations for us at a local restaurant. They allowed us to use their boat ramp and dock for our 18 1/2 foot Sea Fox. The fishing in the East River and the MobJack Bay was wonderful. We caught croaker, kingfish and several other types and lots of them. We plane on returning soon.
5 on June 03, 2009
Greg and Lori were great hosts. I arrived at the Inn very tired and irritated from the long drive, but soon learned that things weren't quite as bad as I made them out to be. Our hosts were very attentive and just plain fun to be around. The accomodations went well beyond my expectations and I look forward to going back real soon to the clean rooms, fresh air water and other scenery. The other guests from our weekend "get away" were nice people and we got along great. I suppose nice people are attracted to the peace and quiet at the Inn. Thanks Guys--you're the best at what you do. Semper Fi
5 on May 27, 2009
Lori and Greg have done a marvelous job!!! If you want to relax and get away from reality, this is your place. Confortable rooms, peaceful, quite, the way and B & B should B!!!! We will be back again and again!!! If you can't unwind here, you can't unwind!
5 on May 27, 2009
Lori and Gregg were great hosts and did much to make guests "feel like family." Breakfast was way beyond what is normally expected from a B&B with multiple choices of quiche, fresh made muffins, etc. Rooms had been renovated tastefully and the Dusenberrys used top of the line fixtures in the bathroom portion of renovation. The Dusenberrys fascilitated interaction among the widely diverse group of guests. In summary, my spouse and I had a weekend beyond our expectations and plan to return to The Inn At Tabbs Creek for another memorable experience.
4.2 on May 22, 2009
It was a delight to stay at Lori and Greg's quiet, beautifully decorated B&B. Breakfast was a joy and we appreciated that then have refurbished the inn in such an environmentally friendly manner. We look forward to returning.
5 on May 21, 2009
Greg and Lori were outstanding hosts. The room and meals were teriffic. The Wine and Cheese get together on Saturday night was great. It gave the guests an excellent opportunity to get to know one another. Even though the renovation of the inn is still in progress, the work the completed work is very tasteful and meticulously done. I can only imagine how spectacular it will all lookwhen they complete the last few projects. My wife and I have stayed in many B&B's, but none better or more enjoyable than this. We have already made reservations for next year and will also be returning in the Fall.
4.0 on May 21, 2009
Outstanding week-end. Excellent breakfast. Very comfortable private rooms. Inn keepers, Lori and Greg, make you feel at home. A place to totally relax for a week-end.
5 on May 20, 2009
This wonderful old Inn has a special spirit that just embraces you right away, and the Dusenberry's hospitality makes you feel like you just dropped in on some old friends. We look forward to coming again.