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, and stress, and just take it easy. 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 a lot 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

HA/InnTabbs Creek

5 on November 06, 2017

A visit back to where I grew up with a special person. Great people who run the Inn as well as the other guests.


Perfect!

5 on October 09, 2017

The location is Beautiful. Room were excellent. Staff and the owners were great! Also the breakfasts were delicious!


Beautiful view.

4.8 on September 25, 2017

The Inn at Tabbs Creek was charming. The owners made sure that everyone was taken care of. The breakfasts were outstanding. We would stay again.


Hidden Gem!

4.2 on September 23, 2017

The bed was super comfy! The Inn has all the charm of an old home with modern amenities. Only drawback was that cell service was not good


Fabulous!

5 on September 09, 2017

Can't wait to return!


Beautiful Bed and Breakfast

5 on September 04, 2017

The Inn at Tabbs Creek is a relaxing and enjoyable place to spend time. The owners are lovely and the food is amazing.


Awesome!

5 on September 03, 2017

Perfect in everyway! The owner, setting, accommodation and Oh! the breakfasts outstanding....would highly recommend....we will be returning as often as we can.


Surprise Birthday Getaway

5 on August 23, 2017

I planned a surprise birthday getaway for my fiance. I made an online reservation & choose to add a cheese plate upon arrival for our room. We arrived at the Inn around 4:00 & were greeted as we got out of our car. Our bags were brought up to our room & after we checked in we got a tour. Our room was very welcoming. Nice linens, a mini fridge, coffee machine coffee cups & bottled water. Our fruit & cheese board was great, 2 types of crackers, 3 kinds of cheeses, grapes & strawberries & goat cheese stuffed figs. I highly suggest adding it when you make your reservation to hold you over for dinner at one of Mathews many restaurants. We went to The White Dog Bistro as did 2 other couples that were staying at the Inn. We swam in the wonderful pool that is available with pool towels provided. While David was getting a massage in Mathews, I read a book I picked out from their library under one of the many pin oaks that are on the property. While I was reading another couple staying at the Inn were fishing off the dock-fishing gear provided by the Inn-were having a good time & catching fish after fish. There is also boccie ball, croquet & horseshoes to pass the time as well as a canoe & bikes. There is a fire pit that is stocked with wood & ready to light as well as long marshmallow sticks & all you need for smores! Now to my favorite part the breakfasts!!! Yummy! Greg & Lori are amazing-they use veggies from their garden, crab from their creek, local coffee, & local fruit when available. Both days everyone was going up for seconds! We also got to witness an early morning wedding, & meet some wonderful people. Well all I can say is I can't wait until our next visit! Thank you for great memories!


Relaxing, beautiful, and welcoming inn

5 on August 12, 2017

Such a special place. I received a warm welcome from the owners and staff. And then had such a great time kayaking in the creek and river, dipping in the salt water pool, biking to the beach, exploring the nearby town, and luxuriating in my lovely room. Highly recommended!


Great return stay at The Inn at Tabbs Creek

5 on August 07, 2017

It was our second trip to The Inn at Tabbs Creek. The meals are from Greg,a master chef from France, or so it seems, with different items from the garden, occasional crab entrees, etc.etc.etc. The pool for free; kayacs, canoeing, paddle boarding, extra cost but minimal; bikes for free, the fire pit with smorg ingrediants supplied; the fire ready to go--just push the fire starter; Captain Trey and his boat tour, $39 per person---with a couple of free oysters fresh from his oyster farm, if you wish. A very pleasant and wonderful stay. Thank you Lori and Greg. We also enjoyed the glass of wine and the conversation.


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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, sitting area for 2, private bath with hand tiled shower, and views of the gardens, magnolia trees, and water. Other amenities include Luxury bedding, plush bathrobes, free high speed internet, individual thermostat, mini-fridge, Keurig coffee maker, ceiling fan, portable DVD player, hair dryer, iron/ironing board and access to guest area with microwave, ice machine and snacks as well as cable TV in library.

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

Nightly Rate: $119 - $179

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 with memory foam topper , small sitting area for 2, and nice size private bathroom with hand tiled shower and dual sinks. Luxury bedding, free high speed internet, individual thermostat, mini-fridge, Keurig coffee maker, ceiling fan, portable DVD player, hair dryer, iron/ironing board and access to guest area with microwave, ice machine and snacks as well as cable TV in library.

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

Nightly Rate: $149 - $209

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 with hand tiled shower, and a extra comfortable Tempur-pedic queen size bed. Other amenities include Luxury bedding, plush bathrobes, free high speed internet, individual thermostat, mini-fridge, Keurig coffee maker, ceiling fan, portable DVD player, hair dryer, iron/ironing board and access to guest area with microwave, ice machine and snacks as well as cable TV in library.

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

Nightly Rate: $2 - $2

The Tabbs Room

Located in the Bay Cottage, this cozy room has a private entrance and offers some garden and water views, queen size bed with memory foam topper, sitting area for 2, and private bathroom/shower. Other amenities include Luxury bedding, plush bathrobes, free high speed internet, individual thermostat, mini-fridge, Keurig coffee maker, ceiling fan, portable DVD player, hair dryer, iron/ironing board and access to guest area with microwave, ice machine and snacks as well as cable TV in library.

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

Nightly Rate: $119 - $179

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 with memory foam mattress, Jacuzzi tub, private bathroom with shower, private entrance and a large sitting room for just taking it easy. A large picture window in the bedroom offers a beautiful view of the water, while the sitting room offers more water and garden views. Other amenities include Luxury bedding, plush bathrobes, free high speed internet, individual thermostat, mini-fridge, Keurig coffee maker, ceiling fan, portable DVD player, hair dryer, iron/ironing board and access to guest area with microwave, ice machine and snacks as well as cable TV in library. A futon is available in the sitting room for an extra guest. Please call for adding extra guests.

  • Maximum Capacity: 4
  • Bathroom Private Bath
  • Beds 1 King

Nightly Rate: $199 - $259

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 memory foam topper, a nice size separate sitting room with garden and water view . This suite is located in the Bay Cottage with a private entrance. Other amenities include Luxury bedding, plush bathrobes, free high speed internet, individual thermostat, mini-fridge, Keurig coffee maker, ceiling fan, portable DVD player, hair dryer, iron/ironing board and access to guest area with microwave, ice machine and snacks as well as cable TV in library. A futon is available in the sitting room for an extra guest. Please call for adding extra guests.

  • Maximum Capacity: 4
  • Bathroom Private Bath
  • Beds 1 King

Nightly Rate: $199 - $259

The Bayside Suite

The Bayside Suite offers the ultimate in comfort, relaxation and privacy. Perfect for Anniversaries, Honeymoon, Special occasions or Romantic getaway, this suite has it all! A private front porch and entrance lead into a large spacious room with cathedral ceilings. The living area boasts a large screen TV with Cable/Netflix, free high speed wifi, and a designer “fire and ice” remote controlled fireplace feature. A small but well stocked kitchen area has a stove/range, sink, microwave, blender, mini fridge and Keurig coffee maker along with a small dining area. The bedroom features a king size bed outfitted with memory foam mattress and luxury sheets as well as a deluxe Jacuzzi tub for 2 with multiple jets, waterfall, tub lights, music and plush bathrobes. Bathroom has a large walk in shower with 2 shower heads and bench. The waterside private patio area has a gas fire pit, chairs and gas grill all perfect for enjoying drinks, sunset, and outdoor dining. Full breakfast included

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

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Location

Location Type

Chesapeake Bay, Virginia Waterfront, Mathews County, Countryside, Oceanfront, Small town, 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, Eco-tourism, 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, Tours, Winery

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Inn Details

Establishment type

Historic Inn

On-site amenities

Board games, Computer, Desk, Fireplace, Library, Microwave, Movie library, Outdoor grilling, Parking, Pool, 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, Bath robes, Ceiling fans, Coffee/Tea facilities, DVD Player, Fridge, Hairdryer, Hot tub/whirlpool tub, 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, 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 most week-ends and holidays. Please call for the potential of a one night stay. DEPOSITS: a room deposit of 50% of total stay guarantees your reservation. Balance is due upon departure. Visa, MasterCard, and cash accepted. CANCELLATIONS: Because we are a small family run business with only 7 guest rooms, cancellations, no shows and early departures affect us significantly regardless of your reasons for cancelling. For this reason cancellations or any date changes must be made 7 full days prior to the date of arrival. Reservations that are cancelled with notice of 7 days before check in are not liable for booking and will be refunded deposit minus $25.00 cancellation fee.Cancellations received with less than 7 days notice before arrival date are not liable if room can be re-booked, which we will make every effort to do. If room is not re-booked, guests with be charged for all nights reserved. All cancellations or date changes must be received by telephone or email to be valid. 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.
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Innkeepers

Name(s)

Greg and Lori Dusenberry

Languages spoken

English

Resident Pets

Cats

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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