Welcome to the Tides Inn, Marina, & Golden Eagle Golf Club. A Chesapeake Bay Tradition.
The Tides Inn is a destination beyond compare. Situated on a bluff overlooking Carters Creek and on to the Rappahannock River, the resort is highlighted by superbly manicured grounds and gardens. While originally a well kept secret among friends and travelers, the Tides Inn has grown in size, facilities, and reputation.
Never is there a time when one is pressed into action or rushed at the Tides Inn. In fact, most guests have been coming back for years simply for the outstanding food and service from loyal employees, the atmosphere, and the utter pleasure of relaxation. As that tradition continues, we cordially invite you and your family or associates to visit and enjoy the Tides Inn, Marina, & Golden Eagle Golf Club!
Sedona Resorts, established in 1992 by a group of senior and accomplished hoteliers to provide management and services to owners, lenders and other institutions in need of flexible, entrepreneurial, and ownership-responsive hospitality services, are also investors and joint venture partners, looking to participate in the acquisition and management of quality hospitality assets where the need for experience and personal commitment can significantly enhance the value of the property for the investors.
Sedona Resorts primary investment objective is to maximize long-term financial returns on investments for a select few boutique-sized hotel and resort properties through proper positioning and aggressive management. These assets are professionally managed by a group of unusually talented hotel and resort professionals who make a significant personal commitment to the success of each and every project.
For almost 400 years a skinny finger of land in the state of Virginia on the Chesapeake Bay has been referred to as the Northern Neck. Bound by the Chesapeake Bay to the east, the Potomac River to the north and the Rappahannock River to the south, the Northern Neck region stretches through four counties including Lancaster, site of "A Chesapeake Bay Tradition", the Tides Inn.
Called the "Athens of America" during the early 18th century, the Northern Neck boasts great plantations and reigns as the birthplace of three presidents - George Washington, James Madison, James Monroe, and a very famous general, Robert E. Lee.
Remaining true to its heritage, the region appears suspended in time. Look closely and you will find picture-perfect towns with friendly, outgoing residents. There are only a few stoplights in the region, and many highways trace old Indian trails and Colonial roads. Laced with small rivers and long tidal creeks, the Northern Neck and Lancaster County is one of nature's finest achievements.
The Tides Inn, is located in the small community of Irvington. Originally a stop for the steamboat lines between Baltimore and Norfolk in the late 1800's, Irvington remains a quaint picture perfect town with friendly smiles for everyone.
From Washington D.C. and Baltimore and all points North:
Take either US 301 or I-95 South, exit 126 ("Massaponax") to US 17 South to Tappahannock. Continue from Tappahannock on US 17 South for 29 miles. Turn left on Virginia Route 33 East to Saluda. Turn left on Virginia Route 3 West. (Landmark: brick Harmony Grove Baptist Church on your right. Take Route 3 across Rappahannock River bridge into White Stone. Turn left at the stoplight on Route 200 North for the final two miles into Irvington.
Located 9 statute miles from Windmill Point on Carters Creek, the Tides Marina offers a full service 64 slip transient marina able to accommodate vessels up to 125 feet. After you dock, come ashore to enjoy complimentary laundry, excellent shower and bath facilities, van and water taxi services, and "Best of the Bay" dining and lounges.
Marina guest amenities also include a beautiful creek-side pool, tennis, and bicycles to explore the area. To rejuvenate your mind, body, and spirit, visit The Spa at The Tides Inn. Golfers are encouraged to bring their clubs to play on our complimentary 3-Par Course or to visit the famous Golden Eagle Golf Club.
The Tides Inn is the home of the famous and challenging Golden Eagle Golf Club. For over 25 years, the Golden Eagle has distinguished itself by hosting numerous VSGA events and is heavily bunkered and with water in play on six holes. From the blue tees, The Golden Eagle is 6,511 yards and has a USGA rating of 70.9 and a slope of 126.
Opened for play in 1976, The Golden Eagle is a proud design of George W. Cobb and his associate John LaFoy. Carved out of beautiful Virginia wooded landscape around a 50-acre lake, The Golden Eagle Golf Course has many elevation changes and is bunkered by more than 90 traps. The Bermuda fairways and Bent grass putting surfaces play to a par of 72. There are three major water shots and the most interesting (and difficult!) are holes 5,9,17 and 18. Seven and 16 can also play harder than par.
It is one of God’s better endeavors, this land they call the Northern Neck. The long, twisting, placid rivers rinse the fingers of land on their way to the Chesapeake Bay, bringing fresh water to salt and creating the perfect habitat for rock fish, shad and spot, blue crab and the aristocratic oyster.
The Tides Inn celebrates the comfort, healing, and renewal of the water, as well as the heritage, tradition, and spirit of the English. Here, by the edge of the lapping waters of Carters Creek, is a fitting home for the Spa. The Spa embodies our connection to these tranquil, therapeutic surroundings, providing a perfect setting for rejuvenating one’s mind, soul and body..