The Inn at Tabbs Creek at Port Haywood in Mathews County Virginia is owned and operated by Greg and Lori Dusenberry. Inspired by passions for the environment, organic gardening and farming, sustainable living and green building practices, our hope is to provide our guests with a relaxing experience and share our love of nature. From our “home grown” oysters to our organic, locally roasted coffee, our Virginia Bed and Breakfast is all about supporting our local businesses while helping to restore our beloved Chesapeake Bay. Feel free to ask us about our “Green Re-model”, Oyster gardening program, Vegetable and Perennial Gardens, as well as our glass studio.
Both Greg and Lori graduated from St. Andrews College in Laurinburg, NC with BA degrees in Philosophy. Greg has spent several years working and managing organic farms in both Pennsylvania and North Carolina, and then several more years as a chef in various restaurants in and around the Chapel Hill, NC area before becoming a buyer for Whole Foods, Inc. Lori has been a Merchandising Manager, Small Business Owner, and has spent the past 10 years in the Horticultural Industry as a certified Plant Professional.
After visiting Lori’s parents here over the last 20 years or so, we decided to move to Mathews County in appreciation of its’ natural beauty, small town charm, concern for the environment and preservation, and commitment to controlled growth and development. We also decided to pursue our dream of running an eco-friendly Inn with a large garden for growing our own food. In October 2008, we purchased the Inn at Tabbs Creek, which had been operated off and on as a B&B, and decided to undergo some major renovations to get the property fully up and running while adding our own personal style to every room.
The Inn at Tabb’s Creek is the culmination of our interests and dreams. We hope you will share in this wonderful experience along with us!