People love their fur babies. We get it. We have a few of them ourselves. Our dogs live with us in our private quarters and many of our guests have enjoyed meeting or even walking them upon request. For many who may miss having their canine companions by their side, this has been enough. Other guests have expressed that although they miss their pup(s), they are a bit happy to have a break. We get that, too as we leave our dogs at home during the rare occasion, we getaway just so that we get to truly “get away” without any extra responsibility. However, we totally understand that some folks simply can’t leave their dogs behind for one reason or another.
So, due to popular demand, we decided to make some of the rooms at our Virginia Bed and Breakfast DOG FRIENDLY!
Please carefully review our Pet Policy for the Inn at Tabbs Creek below.
Three Pet-Friendly Rooms
All of the rooms in our Bay Cottage allow dogs: two of our suites, (Chesapeake Suite & East River Suite) are now “Pet Friendly” for one dog under 50 pounds or 2 dogs under 25 pounds each. Our Tabbs Room is now pet-friendly for one dog under 50 lbs. There is an additional pet fee of $15.00 per pet per night. Of course, we have to set some restrictions, so please see the “fine print” that is our Pet Policy below. As cute as puppies and cats are, we are not able to accommodate them, ONLY adult dogs. If you are missing your cat, our resident cat Chai that hangs out around the Inn will be MORE than happy to let you spoil him, just don’t let him talk you into letting him inside!
Activities with Your Dog!
There are even several adventures to be had with your canine companion in our small little county of Mathews. Your “Fido Friend” will love exploring our beautiful local Chesapeake Bay beaches all within a short drive of our waterfront B&B, as well as exploring main street Mathews and the Farmers Market downtown on Saturdays April-October. During the warmer days, dogs are welcome on the front porch of Southwinds Café and Mi Casa Azteca Mexican café, as well as the outdoor deck of Hole in the Wall Waterfront Bar and Grill. Of course, there is always just hanging around our beautiful property, or going on a country walk down our lane and “into the woods” via our neighborhood wooded Magnolia Trail just a short distance away.
What if I am NOT a dog person?
Well no worries, there are enough policies in place to make sure that all our guests are comfortable. The main house of the Inn that houses 3 guestrooms upstairs as well as common space living areas and dining areas downstairs are still completely pet free. Guests with friendly dogs under a certain size are welcome to bring their dogs while also agreeing to keep all dogs on leashes and under their control. You can also be rest assured that if you are staying in a suite or room that is designated as pet friendly, that we maintain a very high standard of cleaning for ALL our guestrooms, and pet fees go towards even extra sanitation and oversight.
So, even if you still must find a sitter for the kids, you don’t have to worry about bringing your best friend and loyal canine companion along for the exploring, rest and relaxation. After all…“Such short little lives our pets have to spend with us, and they spend most of it waiting for us to come home each day.” – John Grogan. Oh, and don’t feel bad if you want or need to leave your pack at home as there’s always our “Bingo the Great Dane” and “Sprite the Rescue Mutt” who love to meet new friendly faces and get extra attention and walks!
Pet Policy at Inn at Tabbs Creek
OK, so we don’t like to have TOO many rules, we need to have a few in this case in order to ensure the happiness and satisfaction of all our human and canine guests!
- All dog guests must be well behaved and friendly towards others. Canine guests must always be kept on leash when outside of their room and under the full control of their owners. No exceptions!
- Dogs are allowed in all outdoor common areas, decks and covered porches, but are not allowed in the main house which remains pet-free.
- Dogs are allowed in Pool area and Dock area, but not in the pool or water, (No “Wet Dog” Smell Please!). Owners will not leave dogs alone in guestrooms for long periods, and are responsible for the behavior of their dogs, providing adequate bedding and supplies, clean-up of dog waste on property, and any damage that may incur to property or rooms from pet(s).
- Crates are highly recommended, and please keep pets off furniture. Property owners reserve the right to ask guests to board their dogs if problems arise with damage, excessive barking, or aggressive behavior without refund of fees or room.
Try it out and book one of our pet-friendly rooms now!