Hi friends,

At times I love a vacation when I can combine work with play – and that is exactly what my family and I did over Inauguration last month! We wanted to escape the craziness of DC and ventured out to the Northern Neck in Virginia. We had never been here before but lately I had heard wonderful things about Irvington and the surrounding areas, particularly the Tides Inn Resort.

The Tides Inn is a Chesapeake Bay resort on a private peninsula. It prides itself on timeless traditions and heritage, maritime, and Southern Hospitality – all of which I immediately felt when we entered the resort. The Tides Inn offers so many unique and wonderful activities and opportunities for guests to partake in – maker classes in their workshop, culinary experiences, spa treatments, sailing lessons, using the bikes readily available to explore the property, and more. What’s so wonderful and unique about the Tides Inn is that while it offers so much to the guest experience, it still has an intimate and cozy ambiance, given that their are only 66 guest rooms. It definitely had a boutique feel in the sense that everything was warm and inviting.

In addition to immediately deciding that my family and I would be coming back here in the summer to partake in all of the fun water activities, I was given a tour of the property and event spaces for prospective clients – and I have to tell you, I really want to plan an event here for a client! Everything here is just so charming, so relaxing, and so picturesque.

It is also incredibly pet-friendly – they provide a dog bed, water bowls + bottles of water, food, and walks for your pet (for an extra charge). Violet felt very at home.

While we were only there for a night, we really enjoyed our stay. We ordered room service the night we arrived, Tommy and I each got a massage, the kids rode bicycles, and Ava and I enjoyed a delightful mommy/daughter breakfast at the Chesapeake Restaurant.

Ava gets what we call the “vacation blues” on the last day of every vacation. So don’t mind her.

It was just what we were looking for – thank you Tides Inn!

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