Madison, CT 

Tidewater Inn

949 Boston Post Road
Madison, CT 06443-3236 US

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Rates: $100 to $300
Total Rooms: 9
Overall Rating: 5 hearts (4 reviews)


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.Publicity and Awards: New York Times, New Britain Herald, Shore Line Times, CT Channel 3 feature/Valentine's Day.Location: Ocean Community, Halfway between Manhattan and Boston.


Rooms & Rates

Rates: $100 to $300
Payment types accepted include American Express, Master Card, Discover, Visa, Personal Checks and Travelers Checks.
Rooms: This property has 9 total guest accommodations with private bath, 2 with fireplaces.
The types of beds available include Twin, Double, Queen and King.


Minimum Stay Requirements: Two nights required on weekends in-season and on major holidays
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.

Services & Amenities

Meals Included in Rates: Breakfast, Snacks/Refreshments and Afternoon Tea.
Types of meals: Early Coffee/Tea, Continental Breakfast, Continental Plus Breakfast, Full Breakfast, Full Gourmet Breakfast, Afternoon Tea and Snacks/Refreshments.
Amenities In Room: Air Conditioning, Modem Hook-Up, Cable TV, Reading Lamps, Refrigerator, Telephone, Television, Desk, VCR, Hot Tub/Spa/Jaccuzi, Voice Mail, Fireplace, hair dryer, phone message system and high-speed wireless Internet.
Amenities On Site: Library, Copy Machine, Fax, Fireplace, Limited Handicap Access, guest refrigerator (stocked), butler's basket, daily newspapers, area maps, brochures, area restaurant menus and irons/ironing boards.
Languages Spoken: English


- One Night Free: This property is featured in Bed & Breakfasts and Country Inns published by American Historic Inns. This guide features a certificate for ONE NIGHT FREE with the purchase of one night. The dates this property will honor the certificate are Sunday-Thursday, November-April, excludes Curtis Cottage Suite, Madison Suite and holidays


Events Hosted: Romantic Getaways.
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 and farm-to-table dinners.

Recommended Restaurant(s)

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

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)

Romantic Interest

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