Virginia’s historic Tides Inn to debut multimillion-dollar renovation this summer

The soon-to-reopen, 73-year-old resort will include four new suites, a maker space for creatives, luxury updates to the dining options and more, all along the Chesapeake Bay.

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Photo courtesy of Tides Inn

Come summer, after a few months of social distancing and at-home isolation, Northern Virginia residents are going to be more than ready for a getaway. And you’re in luck, as the historic, Irvington-based Tides Inn has recently unveiled the result of its multimillion-dollar renovation, set to open to the public at the end of May.  

The waterside resort refined all aspects of the space, refreshing its 66 guestrooms, adding four luxury suites, inputting new equipment into the fitness center and elevating the public spaces for guests.

Last year, the Tides Inn debuted coastal eatery Fish Hawk Oyster Bar, and plans to showcase several other changes to its dining experiences this season, including an outdoor terrace with tableside cocktail service at its Chesapeake Restaurant, as well as interactive programming and cooking classes led by executive chef Alex Pasco. Plus, one of the original rooms from 1947 has since been redesigned into an elegant bar space overlooking the water. 

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The newly renovated guest rooms at Tides Inn feature nautical-inspired decor and views of the Chesapeake Bay. (Photo courtesy of Tides Inn)

Throughout its 73 years, the Tides Inn has prided itself on delivering experiences to new and repeat guests, which have since been updated as a nod to Virginia’s artisan community and the resort’s history. This summer, guests can choose from a variety of programs and activities to participate in, such as the addition of a fleet of bikes available for complimentary use, a new maker space for artistic programming—think pottery wheels and literary events—a premier sailing school and more.  

While currently set to reopen for the 2020 season on Thursday, May 21, this date may change as the nation continues to mitigate the spread of the novel coronavirus. // Tides Inn: 480 King Carter Drive, Irvington

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