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

Birthday Weekend

4.0 on September 26, 2016

We originally were looking at the White Dog Bistro as a dinner location and the owners of that recommended the Inn at Tabbs Creek. We could not be happier with their recommendation. If you're looking for quiet, relaxing, water (without the wind & surf), and exceptional service this is the place. We enjoyed being able to converse with the other guests, while still maintaining our privacy and intimacy. We had access to the grill, paddle boards, you shouldn't run out of anything to do while there. The town has the old school feel of a town center where you can simply park your car and walk the entire town in about an hour, dipping in and out of 4+ consignment shops, old school pharmacies with the lunch counter, read about the town & county's history, or stumble upon the farmer's market on a Saturday to meet with local artisans and farmers. The sunset cruise was a great opportunity to learn more about the history of Matthews, as well as get out into the bay for a few oysters. Beyond the service, the food, the atmosphere, this was all just 90 minutes from our house west of Richmond, making it a wonderful weekend destination to just get away from everything. Full disclosure: this website wasn't allowing me to rank anything higher than four out of five. I would have though.


We Loved The Inn at Tabbs Creek

5 on September 21, 2016

Lovely location on the water. Staff thinks of everything you could possibly want or need. Great breakfasts and wonderful sunsets from the pier.


Wonderful Escape

5 on September 20, 2016

We had a wonderful visit to the Inn at Tabbs Creek. Lori and Greg are wonderful hosts, breakfast was wonderful, and the property is very nice. We stayed in the Bayside Suite which offered plenty of space and a nice kitchenette. We had a very relaxing weekend, enjoying the pool and generally lounging on the property. There were other guests taking advantage of kayaking and sightseeing, so there seems to be no shortage of things to do. We'll definitely be back!


Wonderful stay!

5 on September 19, 2016

Thanks so the Inn at Tabbs Creek for a secluded and charming ambiance for my husband and I to celebrate our 1st wedding anniversary! The staff was very friendly and accommodating and the grounds were beautiful. Very memorable experience and we hope to be back in the future!


Just plain lovely!

5 on September 13, 2016

Such a lovely place - pure relaxation. Great boat trip on the Helen Elizabeth to explore the East River. Lorri could not be more cordial.


Best Anniversary Trip We've Had!

5 on September 06, 2016

My husband and I went away for our 10th Anniversary over Labor Day weekend. We absolutely loved our time at The Inn At Tabbs Creek! I would highly recommend and already have to friends and family. I just can't say enough about this Bed and Breakfast and the owners.The setting is just beautiful. It's so private and tucked away..The grounds and home are lovely. We actually stayed in a new Suite that was just built on the property. (The Bayside Suite) I was so happy, the suite was incredible. It was a huge space with a King size bed, Jacuzzi tub in the master bedroom, full shower/bath, also there was a living room area beautifully decorated (A large flat screen tv with cable, netflix, etc. and wifi capable.) There was also a small kitchen and sitting area to eat. We had a private area to sit outside of our suite with our own private fire pit. (We could go over and socialize with the other guests at the main home which has a screened in porch as well as open porch areas, or just spend time on our own little porch area.)Both our area and the main house have amazing views of the water and surrounding grounds. There is a place for a bonfire, as well as various seating areas to once again enjoy the view. There is so much there to do. Whether you want to go bike riding, or play on the water. This place has it all. It was one of the most peaceful places I have ever stayed. Both Lori and her husband make you feel so at home! They were just wonderful. Awesome hosts who are on top of everything you might think of, from reservations for dinner, to assisting with an evening boat trip. Also, the food was amazing. Home cooked every morning. We loved the small town, the Restaurants were excellent. The place was just enchanting, you won't want to leave. Thanks again for a lovely time, we will definitely be back!


Wonderful

5 on August 28, 2016

The folks here at Tabs Creek made us feel right at home. Grate place!!


Superior B&B Value

5 on August 27, 2016

My wife and I couldn't be more pleased with our recent stay at the Inn At Tabbs Creek. It was beautifully presented on the website and absolutely lived up to the expectation that the website set - something that is not always the case! We are definitely returning there in the future!


A Warm and Wonderful Getaway on the Northern Neck

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


They thought of everything

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.


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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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