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Tidewater Inn
Bed and Breakfast

Madison, Connecticut

Explore coastal Connecticut while relaxing at the Tidewater Inn.

Located in the shoreline village of Madison, the Inn offers a cozy and elegant atmosphere of antiques and estate furniture.

The Inn overlooks the Boston Post Road in a wooded residential area. The large shaded back yard slopes down to meet Fence Creek. The English garden on the side of the house is a favorite spot for relaxing in nice weather. The tidal wetlands of Long Island Sound are visible across the road in the front.

The Inn's beamed sitting room has a large fireplace surrounded by comfortable furniture perfect for relaxing and good conversation.

At the other end of this large room, guests enjoy a full breakfast each morning in front of a sunny bay window.

Each of the nine guest rooms is uniquely furnished and provides a private bathroom, television, air conditioning, and telephone.

At breakfast we try to be creative with both our menus and our presentation.

Coffee, tea, decaf and a selection of hot and cold cereals are available by about 7:30 AM on weekends and by 7 AM mid-week Many guests enjoy their first cup of coffee in front of the fireplace in our beamed sitting room, or, in nice weather, outside in the English garden.

Our hot breakfast service begins at 8:30 and continues until 9:30. At their convenience, our guests arrive in the dining area and select a seat at a table for two, a table for four, or a table for eight, all in front of a sunny bay window.

Breakfast begins with a fruit course and juice. The second course is our hot entree of the day accompanied by a breakfast meat such as bacon or sausage and either toast or baked goods.

The eight beautiful guestrooms and one hideaway cottage are individually decorated with antiques and estate furniture and appointed with your comfort and convenience in mind. Most have a canopy or four poster bed, including two with a wood burning fireplace, and one Jacuzzi nestled in the cottage.

Two of our guest rooms offer romantic working fireplaces.


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The Inn is within walking distance of the village of Madison and within two miles of several Long Island Sound beaches. The area offers many opportunities for shopping, touring, and dining. Area towns are known for their specialty shops, colonial historic districts, craft and fine art galleries, antique shops, and museums. The many area restaurants offer dining choices ranging from shoreline casual to special occasion elegance.


  • Connecticut River Museum
  • Historic Colonial Homes
  • Shoreline Trolley Museum
  • The Museums of Yale University


  • Goodspeed Opera House
  • Goodspeed at Chester
  • Long Wharf Theater
  • Yale Repertory Theater


  • Chamard Vineyard Tours & Tasting
  • Essex Steam Train & Riverboat Ride
  • Gillete Castle State Park
  • Hammonasset Beach State Park
  • Thimble Islands Cruise
  • Biking, Hiking & Swimming

The Inn's collection of menus and brochures provides a good starting place as guests decide how to spend the day. Of course, the Innkeepers, who have been in this area for twenty years, are happy to offer directions, advice, and information about any special events being held in the area.


  • Rates are for double occupancy and include a full breakfast, late afternoon refreshments, and complimentary snacks and soft drinks any time.
  • In addition to the rates listed, there is 15% occupancy tax.
  • Mid-week rates apply Sunday through Thursday evenings except on holidays.
  • A two-night minimum applies on weekends during the Flowers and Foliage Season and on holidays.
  • Rooms accommodate a maximum of two guests
  • The Tidewater Inn welcomes well behaved children who are twelve years old or older.
  • The Inn provides a smoke-free environment for our guests. You will be charged a $275.00 cleaning fee if we need to eliminate smoke odors from the room.
  • Pets are not permitted on the premises.
  • Check-in - We welcome your arrival between 2:00 p.m. and 8:00 p.m. Later check-in is possible if you call us to make arrangements in advance. Early check-in is not available.
  • Check-out - you may enjoy your guestroom until 11:00 a.m.
  • Cancellation Policy: You will receive a refund of your deposit if you cancel your reservation at least two weeks before your arrival date. If your reservation is canceled less than two weeks before your arrival date, you will receive a refund only if we are able to re-book the room for the nights you canceled.


The Tidewater Inn is...
  • 2 hours from Manhattan
  • 2 1/2 hours from Boston
  • 1 hour from Hartford
  • 20 minutes from New Haven
  • 20 minutes from Yale University

Open Year Round...

Tidewater Inn Bed & Breakfast is a member of the following associations:
New England Innkeepers Association
Professional Association of Innkeepers International

 Tidewater Inn
Bed and Breakfast

949 Boston Post Road
Madison, Connecticut 06443
Fax: 203-318-0265
Email: info@thetidewater.com
Homepage: www.thetidewater.com
Innkeeper: Victoria Kolyvas

  Hits Since 09/04/02

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