Tidewater Inn      
949 Boston Post Road, Madison, CT 06443-3236, USA    
(203) 245-8457
  • Free Night Participating Inn
 
 

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  1. The inn is in a residential area, within walking distance of the village....
  2. The inn offers two acres of nicely landscaped grounds....
  3. The English garden is a favorite spot for relaxing....
  4. Most guests enjoy the fire in the beamed sitting room....
  5. Breakfast is served in front of a sunny bay window....
  6. The king bedroom in the cottage suite, with its carved teak headboard....
  7. The cottage suite sitting room, a perfect hideaway....
  8. Most guest rooms offer romantic canopy or four-poster beds....
  9. This first-floor room has a bay window and working fireplace....
  10. Bushnell Room...
  11. Scranton Room...
  12. The Hammonasset Room...
  13. Madison Room...
  14. The Meigs Room...
  15. The Allis Room...
  16. The Thimble Isles Room...

$100
- $300


Book a Room $100 - $300

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Description

Circa 1900. Experience the pleasures of coastal living at this recently renovated French farmhouse-style inn with comfortable yet elegant antiques and estate furnishings from the 1930s. A beamed sitting room features a large fireplace. Guest bedrooms boast floral wallpaper, four-poster or canopy beds. The Cottage suite also offers a sitting room, Jacuzzi for two, refrigerator, VCR and private patio. Favorite breakfast items include a melon boat, California egg puff, tomato salad, bacon, apple coffee cake and Top of the Mountain French toast with sausages and maple syrup. Appreciate the two nicely landscaped acres from backyard Adirondack chairs, front porch rockers or under an umbrella in the English garden.

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Rates

$100 to $300

Payment Types Accepted Include American Express, Master Card, Discover, Visa, Personal Checks and Travelers Checks.

    • Breakfast
    • Snacks/Refreshments
    • Afternoon Tea

Amenities

This property has 9 total guest accommodations with private bath, 2 with fireplaces. The types of beds available include Twin, Double, Queen and King.

  • Air Conditioning
  • Cable TV
  • Copy Machine
  • Fax
  • Fireplace
  • Refrigerator
  • Telephone
  • Television

Events Hosted

    • Romantic Getaways

Foreign Languages Spoken

English

Inns Of Interest

    • Stagecoach Stops

Romantic Interest

Fireplaces, canopy beds, English garden, cozy atmosphere of antiques and estate furniture.

Innkeepers Association Memberships

PAII, NEIA

Describe Garden and Grounds

The Inn sits on a small rise on almost two acres on nicely landscaped property. The tidal wetlands of Fence Creek are visible across the road in front and also in the back. One side of the yard is landscaped as a relaxing English Garden. Guests can relax in the garden, on the front porch, or in Adirondack chairs in the back yard.


The Hammonasset Room

Second Floor, King Four Poster Bed, VCR, Desk

Rates: $160 - $195

Type of bed: King

The Curtiss Cottage Suite

Large second floor room with King four poster bed, a nice sitting area, in-room refrigerator, TV with VCR.

Rates: $200 - $245

Type of bed: King

 
Sachem Head

Second floor corner room with a high Queen canopy bed, desk, private bath with shower, two comfortable chairs, TV, phone.

Rates: $145 - $180

Type of bed: Queen

Scranton Room

This first floor corner Queen bedroom offers in-room fireplace, desk, two comfortable chairs, TV, phone, private bath with shower.

Rates: $145 - $180

Type of bed: Queen

Bushnell Room

This first floor room has a full size canopy bed, in-room fireplace, large bay window, two comfortable chairs, desk, private bath with shower.

Rates: $145 - $180

Type of bed: Double

Madison Room

Second Floor, King Canopy Bed, VCR, Desk, Refrigerator

Rates: $160 - $195

Type of bed: King

The Meigs Room

Second Floor, Queen Canopy Bed, Desk

Rates: $145 - $180

Type of bed: Queen

The Allis Room

Second Floor, Two Twin Beds, Desk

Rates: $145 - $180

Type of bed: (2) , Twin

The Thimble Isles Room

Second Floor, Full Canopy Bed, Desk

Rates: $115 - $150

Reservation/Cancellation Policies:

Minimum Stay Requirements

Two nights required on weekends in-season and on major holidays

Children Restrictions

The inn welcomes children over ten years of age. Parents traveling with children must reserve one room for every two people in the group. We do not put more than two people in a room.

Cancellation

A full refund is provided if we are given at least two weeks' notice of cancellation. If we are given less than two weeks' notice, we provide a full refund once we are able to re-rent the room. For midweek corporate/single occupancy travelers, cancellation is by 11 a.m. day of arrival.

Smoking

Smoke Free Property.


Other Activities

    • Antiquing
    • Parks
    • Museums
    • Live Theater
    • Hiking
    • Golf
    • Fishing
    • Canoeing/Kayaking
    • Wineries
    • Birdwatching
    • Bicycling
    • Beaches
    • Art Galleries
    • Water Sports
    • Shopping (Local Crafts)
    • Skiing Cross Country
    • Outlet Malls
    • Steam Train
    • Long Island Sound
    • Connecticut River Cruises
    • Summer Antique
    • Crafts Festivals
    • Winter Eagle
    • Seal Watch Cruises
    • Farm-to-table Dinners

Historic Interest

The house was build in 1900 and has served as a private home, a ladies tea house, a rooming house, and finally as a cozy and elegant B&B.

Historic Memberships:

  • Local Historical Society

Historic sites nearby:

The Bushnell-Allis House (1/2 mile), The Deacon John Graves House (1 mile), The Lee Academy (1 mile), The Whitfield Museum (10 miles)

Recommended Restaurant(s)

Cafe Allegre, Madison, 203-245-7773 , Noodles Restaurant, Madison, 203-421-5606, Cafe Routier, Westbrook, 860-399-8700.

Nearby College/University

Yale University, University of New Haven, Quinnipiac University, Wesleyan University

Get a Free Night at this inn

The dates this property will honor the certificate are Sunday-Thursday, November-April, excludes Curtis Cottage Suite, Madison Suite and holidays.

- One Night Free: This property is featured as participating in the iLoveinns.com Buy-One-Night-Get-One-Night-Free program.


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A Perfect B & B

This Inn was outstanding. Victoria was so well informed and gave great direction to sites, restaurants and shops. The breakfast was the best we've ever had at a B & B and so beautifully presented. Wine and cheese in the afternoon were a nice bonus. A refrigerator with drinks and snacks, coffee, tea, and baked good at all times made this a great value.
Lucy Powell

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Wonderful!

This is everything a B& B should be. the innkeeper, Victoria is outstanding, personable and professional. we will definitely return!
Kathy Clark

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The Best In New England

We've been to every cute place in New England, and nothing tops the Tidewater for elegance, atmosphere, beauty and service. Best of all the Tidewater can fit any need. It's the place for a romantic get-away, or for a business traveler who wants all the amenities, while feeling like he or she is still part of something elegant and individualized. The decor is comfortable and perfect, and you won't find a better or more generous breakfast anywhere. Just book early, especially in the warm weather months when the CT shoreline fills up. I can't wait to go back.
Rick Bornemann

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BOTTOM LINE: I would stay here again.
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Fall in Madison

My sister had stayed at the Tidewater Inn several times and recommended it highly. My husband and I spent three days there in mid September 2011 and LOVED it! We will definately stay again. Victoria, the Inn Keeper, was lovely and so helpful in recommending stores, restaurants etc. We met lovely people who were also staying there...we truly felt "at home". Great place and we recommend it highly!! Trish and Ron Hanna
Patricia Hanna
Hamilton, OH

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New York Times, New Britain Herald, Shore Line Times, CT Channel 3 feature/Valentine's Day.

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