I just read the last review and can understand how Dale might have expected a different experience, BUT, we have been going back for 10 years intermittently with my 4 kids and friends and have created some of the best memories of our short life so far. The owner is AWESOME and so friendly to us, so honest and laid back. They made special arrangements to insure our boat spot on the trip over every time and go out of their way to give us room and equipment (bikes, kayaks and suggestions) that have repeatedly made this one of our best excursions each year. (Don't miss the quarry diving) I've lived in New Hampshire for 42 years and I know New England... it doesn't get any more authentic than this (but authentic comes with certain challenges)... It's not 5 star accommodations, but neither is the price or attitude of the owner... YOU WILL FEEL AT HOME! A rich rich experience for anyone who wants to step off the spinning world for a time. I know I need to unplug myself and my kids from time to time to see life again. My wife and I fall back in love every time we go... THAT'S WORTH THE PRICE OF THE ADMISSION alone. Thank you...
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- The Tidewater Motel is built on a bridge separating Carver's Harbor to the south from Carver's Pond, its tidal estuary, to the north. The same rush of ocean water coming and going right under your harborside room once powered a blacksmith shop and grist mill on the site. Few views can equal those at the Tidewater and few places are as relaxing; the ebb and flow is nature's own sedative. Still, the world's most productive lobster fleet, anchored right outside your window, gets an early start, so you may not want to sleep in. Open year-round, the Tidewater is the island's only motel. If you want to be closer to the water, you'll have to get wet. ... more less
- Also Known As:
- Tidewater Hotel Vinalhaven
- Tidewater Motel Vinalhaven