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The Inn At Tabbs Creek

384 Turpin Lane , Port Haywood, VA 23138 USA (Show map)

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Situated on the waterfront in charming Mathews County, Virginia, our modern yet traditional Bed and Breakfast offers a perfect opportunity to relax, re-connect and explore the natural beauty of the Chesapeake Bay. We offer everything from a sunset boat cruise, (powered by fresh oysters), to stand up paddle board lessons, (you can bring or rent a kayak too), to our highly rated breakfasts made from fresh,local and organic ingredients,(we grow most of it here), to the best sunsets and stars that you might see on the east coast. Our reviews speak for themselves. It's all good!



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  • Guest room4.8
  • Service4.9
  • Value4.8
  • Cleanliness4.9
  • Onsite Dining4.9

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377 Reviews

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Loved it, would stay again!

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!

Love this place!

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. :)

Lovely B&B

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.

Very relaxing

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!

A treasure

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!

The Inn at Tabbs Creek

4.6 on November 22, 2014

Wonderful, relaxing, peaceful, and beautiful are words that describe the inn. We truly enjoyed our weekend there!

Personality Plus

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.

Past History Repeats

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!

Tabbs Inn

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

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Rooms & Rates

The East Billups Room

Located upstairs in the main house, this spacious room is bright and cozy with a queen size bed, small sitting area, private bath, and views of the gardens, magnolia trees, and some of the water. Luxury bedding, individual thermostat, ceiling fans, portable DVD player and acess to guest area with fridge, microwave,Keurig cofee maker, and snacks.

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

Nightly Rate: $125 - $175

Nightly Rate: $125 - $175

The West Billups Room

Located upstairs on the west side of the main house, this room offers nice views of the creek and sunsets, a king size bed, small sitting area, and nice size private bathroom with hand tiled shower and dual sinks.Luxury bedding, individual thermostat, ceiling fan, portable DVD player and acess to guest area with fridge, microwave,Keurig cofee maker, and snacks.

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

Nightly Rate: $155 - $205

Nightly Rate: $155 - $205

The Captain’s Room

Located upstairs in the main house and offering some of the best views overlooking the water, sunsets and gardens, this room has a separate sitting area, private bath, and a Tempur-pedic queen size bed. Luxury bedding, individual thermostat, ceiling fans, portable DVD player and acess to guest area with fridge, microwave,Keurig cofee maker, and snacks.

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

The Tabbs Room

Located in the Bay Cottage, this room has a private entrance and offers some garden and water views, queen size bed with luxury bedding, small sitting area, and private bath. Other amenities include a guest fridge, Keurig Coffee maker, portable DVD player, individual thermostat and ceiling fan.

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

Nightly Rate: $175 - $155

Nightly Rate: $175 - $155

The Chesapeake Suite

Located in the Bay Cottage, this luxury suite is inspired by the relaxing and calming feel of a cozy cottage along the shore. It features a King size 4 poster bed, Jacuzzi tub, private bathroom with shower, and a large sitting area for just taking it easy. A large picture window in the bedroom offers a beautiful view of the creek and woods, while the sitting room offers more water and garden views. Other amenities include a guest fridge, Keurig coffee maker, luxury bedding, private entrance, individual thermostat, ceiling fans and portable DVD player. A futon is available in the sitting room for an extra guest. Please call for adding extra guests.

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

Nightly Rate: $195 - $255

Nightly Rate: $195 - $255

The East River Suite

Come and get swept away by the feeling of world travel and elegance that inspires this beautiful suite. Enjoy a Jacuzzi bath for two with a beautiful creek side view, and a relaxing nights rest in the King size sleigh bed with a nice sizeseperate sitting area with garden and water view . This suite is located in the Bay Cottage with a private entrance and also offers a private bathroom with shower, guest fridge, Keurig coffee maker, ,individual thermostat, ceiling fans and portable DVD player. A futon is available in the sitting room for an extra guest. Please call for adding extra guests.

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

Nightly Rate: $195 - $255

Nightly Rate: $195 - $255

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Location Type

Chesapeake Bay, Virginia Waterfront, Mathews County, Countryside, Oceanfront, Small town, Village, Waterview


Newport News, VA (PHF-Newport News Williamsburg Intl.) 53 miles

Directions to property:

Shortly after entering village of Mathews, you will come to an intersection with a Hardees across the street to the right. Take a right at this intersection to stay on VA 14. After approximately 4 miles, you will reduce speed to 35 mph and enter the village of Port Haywood. You will then see on your right Tatterson’s Greenhouse and Garden Shop, and right after that Woodstock service station. There is a wall that is located right after this service station that blocks your view of Turpin Lane. Carefully take an IMMEDIATE RIGHT TURN right after the wall onto Turpin Lane, between the second and third “No Parking” signs that are posted, and directly across the road from route 608. It is an easy turn to miss, so if you pass it, just take a left at the Post Office on your left, turn around and try again! Once on Turpin lane, it will soon turn into a dirt road. Take the third right at sign for Tabbs Creek, (384 Turpin Lane), and continue to end of the lane. Give us a call with your approximate arrival time, so we can be sure to greet you!.

Area Attractions

Amusement Park, Antique Shopping, Art Galleries, Beach, Concert venue, Gourmet/Fine Dining, Historical interests, Live Music, Movie Theater, Museum, National/State parks, Nature area, Ocean, Boat tours and Fishing charters from our dock, Stand Up Paddleboard rentals and lessons on site, Cycling, VIntage Car Museum, Lighthouse, Kayakings, Outlet Stores, Picnic area, Religious Services, River, Winery

Inn Details

Establishment type

Bed and Breakfast

On-site amenities

BBQ grill, Board games, Computer, Desk, Fireplace, Library, Satellite/Cable TV, TV, Telephone, Videos, Wedding Facilities, Wet bar , Swimming Pool, (Chlorine free), Boat Cruises on site, Private Dock with Fishing, Kayak Launch & Rentals, Private Boat Ramp, Bicycles

Room amenities

Air conditioning, Alarm clock, Ceiling fans, Coffee/Tea facilities, DVD Player, Fridge, Hairdryer, Hot tub/whirlpool tub, Internet Service, Ironing Board, Private entrance, Wi-Fi, Wired internet

On-site activities

Bicycle riding trails, Bicycles, Bird watching, Boating, Canoeing, Fishing, Golfing, Hiking trails, Horseshoes, Kayaking, Boat Cruises on site, Stand Up Paddleboard rentals and lessons on site, Kayak Rentals on site, Shopping, Sight-seeing, Swimming, Swimming pool, Water sports

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  • Check In:: 3 - 7pm
  • Check Out:: 11am
  • Open All Year Round: Yes
  • Smoking Allowed: Outside only In designated outside areas only
  • Drinking Allowed: Yes
  • Alcohol Provided Yes
  • Suitable For Children: Limited Younger children allowed when booking entire Inn for event
  • Childcare Provided: No
  • Guest Pets Allowed: No
  • Disabled Access No

Terms and Conditions

  • Minimum Stay: Week ends- 2 night minimum stay between May 1st and October 31st
  • Accepted payments VISA, Mastercard, Cash
  • Deposit Amount Required: A room deposit of 50% of total stay guarantees your reservation. Balance plus any extras are due upon departure.
  • Cancellations: MINIMUM STAY: a 2 night minimum stay is required on week-ends between May 1st and November 15 as well as all holidays throughout the year. Please call for the possibility of a one night stay on week ends or holidays.DEPOSITS: a room deposit of 50% of total stay guarantees your reservation. Balance is due upon departure. Visa, MasterCard, and U.S. personal checks accepted.CANCELLATIONS: ALL cancellations before 7 days of reservation will receive a full refund of deposit minus a $25.00 cancellation fee. Because we are a small family run business with only 6 guest rooms, cancellations, no shows and early departures affect us significantly regardless of your reasons for cancelling. For this reason cancellations must be made 7 full days prior to the date of arrival to avoid forfeiture of your deposit. All No-Shows and/or Last minute cancellations made within 24 hours of your check in will be charged for your entire stay. In the event of cancellations made within 7 days, we will make every effort to re-book your room in which case you will only be charged the $25.00 cancellation fee and refunded the remainder of your deposit.CHECK IN time is in between 3-7 pm. Please call or email ahead if you plan on arriving later and we will make arrangements to greet you.CHECK OUT time is 11:00 a.m.



Greg and Lori Dusenberry

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Resident Pets

Cats , Dogs

About the innkeepers

We are fortunate to realize our dream of living and working on this beautiful property as well as helping to sustain our beloved Chesapeake Bay and wonderful community of residents and businesses in Mathews County. Our passions include organic gardening, volunteering , cycling, SUPping, kayaking, and beach walking.

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  • Time Served: @8:30 or whenever you tell us
  • Serving Location: Continental in Guest room by request, Breakfast/dining area

Special meal options

Low fat , Restrictive , Vegetarian , Vegan, Gluten/Dairy free

Signature Dish

Lemon Cornmeal Blueberry Pancakes
These pancakes are one of our guest favorites. Made with organic blueberries that we pick locally, they are lighter and more flavorable than most standard pancakes. We also make a homemade blueberry syrup to serve with them, but they are also good with Maple Syrup as well. Check out this Virginia Bed and Breakfast recipe on our website innattabbscreek



Special Package

Winter Waterfront Vip Package

*Winter Waterfront VIP package: Big Savings on our WINTER VIP PACKAGE Good for reservations between November 15, 2014 through April 15, 2015 (excluding holidays). As low as $189.00 for a 2 night stay with all the extras! Includes: *2 night stay at our top rated Waterfront Virginia B&B *Full specialty breakfast and locally roasted coffee each morning *Complimentary Oyster and Wine pairing at Merroir, (open every day from 11-8) *Complimentary Chef’s appetizer for 2 with entree ordered at The White Dog Bistro, (open TH-Sun for dinner) CLOSED month of January *Complimentary cup of soup with each entrée order at Southwinds Café, (open W-Sat for lunch and dinner and Sunday Brunch). CLOSED month of January * Happy Hour on Tuesday, Thursday, and Saturday evenings in our Pub Room *Firepit with supplies for making S'Mores *40% off regular week day rate for each additional night booked BOOK TODAY by calling 804-725-5136, or BUY as a GIFT CERTIFICATE, (If booking online, simply call or email us and we will be happy to readjust the rate for you!) 2 Night Week Day Stay, (Sun-Th) Standard Room: $189.00 2 Night Week End Stay, (Fri & Sat or Sat & Sun) Standard Room: $249.00 UPGRADE TO A LUXURY SUITE FOR AN ADDITIONAL $89.00

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384 Turpin Lane , Port Haywood, VA 23138 USA (Show map)

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