The Tides Inn, Irvington. Driving through the pretty countryside of the Chesapeake Bay region of Virginia I have arrived at The Tides Inn. It’s a timeless Virginia resort on the Northern Neck, a peninsula edged by the Potomac and the Rappahannock Rivers before they join in Chesapeake Bay. The Inn has sweeping waterfront views over the Rappahannock. I arrive in time for a memorable al fresco dinner on the lawn-side terrace overlooking the moon’s reflections in the waters below.