"The Tides"

Final Project Tour - Brault

"The Tides"

Irvington, Virginia 22480, United States

Created By: Livvie Brault


Upon entering Carter’s Creek, the first thing in your line of sight is the Tides Inn Resort. The Tides Inn, or “The Tides”, is one of the crown jewels of Irvington. It serves as a focal point in the creek, as well as in the town. The Tides opened its doors for the first time in July 1947. Prior to 1947, the property on the water was known as the Ashburn Farm. It was owned by the Stephens family, led by the matriarch, “Miss Ann”. Ann Stephens was known for watching over the waterway, and she often made it her mission to provide accommodations for steamboat crews that needed somewhere to stay.

My personal connection to the Tides also is one of comfort, but not because of its comfortable lodgings. The Tides is the location of afternoon lemonade and cookies with my grandfather. It is where my friends and I would dress up in my grandmother’s hats and have dinner “like grownups”. It was also responsible for the Fourth of July fireworks show that I looked forward to every year as a child.



This point of interest is part of the tour: Final Project Tour - Brault


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