The Inn At Tabbs Creek

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

Professionally Inspected & Certified Diamond Collection


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!



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

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.

Don't stay anywhere else!

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!!

Everything you could want is offered

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.

Wonderful 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

The Perfect Place

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.

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


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.

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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 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

Languages spoken


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