The Inn At Tabbs Creek

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

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About

Escape from all the headaches of life: job, noise, kids, traffic, etc. and just take care of yourself! Situated on the waterfront in charming Mathews County, Virginia, our updated and laid back 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 views of the stars that you might see on the east coast. There are well appointed rooms, luxury suites, chlorine free pool, plenty of outdoor seating, private dock, waterside fire pit, and beautiful scenery.You will have a wonderful nights rest in our comfortable beds with luxury linens and all the amenities including individual thermostats, ceiling fans, plush terry bathrobes, Keurig coffee makers, guest refrigerators, all natural bath and body products and and high speed internet are standard in each room. Our small County of Mathews offers some excellent restaurant and fresh seafood choices as well as small shops, museums, galleries, two public boat launches, a lighthouse and 18 public kayak launches. Oh and no stoplights and flat country roads which makes it perfect for cycling. Come see what makes Mathews Virginia the place to just "be". Peace and Quiet never felt so good!

Reviews

Overall
4.8

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

1st time

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.


Great trip

4.8 on July 18, 2016

Great place to relax and enjoy the outdoors


Awesome

5 on July 07, 2016

Perfect get away. Breakfast was incredible.


Extraordinary Experience

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.


Exceeded our expectations

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.


I never give 5-stars! But truly, this was a 5-star stay!

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!


Remote paradise

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!!!


Great wedding experience

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.


Loved our stay. Bed made in room in morning but no other cleaning. Would have liked to have sink counter and table tops wiped.\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\

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.


A Perfect Rainy Weekend

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


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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

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

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

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

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

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Location

Location Type

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

Airport

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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Policies

  • 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.

Innkeepers

Name(s)

Greg and Lori Dusenberry

Languages spoken

English

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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Meals

Breakfast

Full

  • 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


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