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

A Great B&B Getaway Weekend

4.8 on August 24, 2018

The Inn at Tabbs Creek has just the right blend of “piece and solitude” and “leisure-based activities” to make any stay a memorable one. Of course, the gourmet style breakfasts and the evening happy hours will also contribute greatly to a desire to come back again and again to enjoy the hospitality of Lori and Greg. After breakfast you can fish, swim, kayak, or arrange for a boat trip to the Chesapeake Bay lighthouses or a sunset cruise later that evening. Go antiquing downtown and explore local beaches in the area. Arrange for a late lunch or early dinner at the award-winning White Dog Bistro or take advantage of specialty pizzas at Southwind or creative ice cream and more casual dinner options at Richardson’s which are all nearby. It almost seems that you have stepped back in time and can enjoy the slower pace and friendly people that you will meet there. We highly recommend staying with Lori and Greg and will be sure to return. Marty and Terry


A "must" stay

4.8 on August 22, 2018

Hosts are about the nicest people you'll ever meet and the Breakfast is a treat. Beautiful, peaceful location and go out on the boat for a evening cruise it is interesting and fun. There's a added bonus you will become a oyster shucker.


Now I know why it is a top 10 B&B

5 on August 17, 2018

Everything you want in a B&B


Charm and Comfort at Water's Edge

5 on August 08, 2018

We judged this B&B at water's edge.a personal favorite. The site has rural charm and easy parking, We were given a warm welcome and made to feel at home. Our room was attractively and comfortably furnished. We took the optional evening cruise and were treated to a waterman's view of the area. On returning to dock, a light was left on to guide our way. An elegant breakfast was served at table. Throughout our visit, everything was done our way. We'll be back.


Great return stay at The Inn at Tabbs Creek

4.8 on August 07, 2018

Hospitality- healthy, organic, gourmet breakfast- the wine gathering on Saturday night- activities from the fire pit with smorgs to kayaking, the pool and bike riding. We have come back yearly. Lori Greg and David are the best.


AWESOME STAY!!!!!

4.8 on August 07, 2018

This was an outstanding place to relax and enjoy the outdoors. We were in the Bayside suite for our 21st anniversary and my wife was pleasantly surprised. The Inn can surprise some who have not seen reviews due to it is in a very small town and the driveway is long and it looks out of place. However, once you step into the host house and not only meet the host Lori and Dave, who are wonderful, it is great. There are plenty to do and we enjoyed the fishing that had a large array of fish and crabs. The small things was most noted as they have everything from cooking spices to unique bath and body products. It was awesome, hard to explain in words, but unless you are looking for adventure or nightlife I would say past this place by, but relaxation , great food and a break from city life, this is the place to be!!!


An Amazing Place Tucked Away

5 on August 06, 2018

This place is amazing!!! It's so peaceful. The staff and food are all incredible. It's close to town and other attractions for a quick day trip but also far enough away from the hustle and bustle. My husband and I had such a wonderful time for our anniversary that we will probably make it a tradition.


Relaxation at its bes

5 on August 03, 2018

We needed a couple of days away to relax. This was perfect. The Inn is very nice. We enjoyed the pool, the grounds, fishing and just walking around. Greg, Lori and Dave do everything to make your stay the best. Breakfast was fresh and delicious every morning.we will definitely go back.


Just what we needed...

4.6 on July 30, 2018

After several very stressful months The Inn at Tabbs Creek was a much anticipated refuge for a few days for my wife and I. The room was very nice, the views of the water and the peaceful setting was just what we needed! The food was absolutely amazing! It was also just close enough to the quaint little town of Mathews to go for dinner or some ice cream! We’ll definitely go again and if we’re lucky we’ll stay a few days longer!


A veritable paradise

4.6 on July 26, 2018

A gorgeous place to stay in stunning scenery. Perfect hosts, delightful other guests.


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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: $109 - $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 , sitting area for 2, and nice size private bathroom with hand tiled shower and dual sinks. Luxury bedding, fluffy 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 King

Nightly Rate: $139 - $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 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: $109 - $179

The Chesapeake Suite

Located in the separate Bay Cottage, this luxury suite is inspired by the relaxing and calming feel of a cozy cottage along the shore. The spacious bedroom 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: $189 - $259

The East River Suite

Come and get swept away by the feeling of world travel and elegance that inspires this beautiful and spacious 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 . A large picture window in the bedroom has a waterfront view, while the sitting room looks out over the garden area. 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: $189 - $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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