Other Water Sports

Activities on The Chesapeake Bay

Whether you’re here for the ambience or to unwind, there’s something for everyone in this classic waterfront town of Chesapeake Bay for things to do. Join us on one of our cruises, observe osprey and heron as our Captain guides you through calm, clear inlets; or, unpack a picnic on one of our nearby beautiful pristine beaches. Whatever you choose, we assure you that your water experiences will be memorable.

Sailing School

We are most fortunate to have the 6th largest sailing school in the US, Premier Sailing, just down the street. Lessons are available for children and adults.

  • Corporate Events- Sailing, and in particular racing, is a natural team-building experience. Use racing to build up your team’s confidence and help them to work together. No previous sailing experience is necessary. Premier Sailing will organize everything for you and put an experienced instructor on each boat. Each boat (J24 or Cal 30) can accommodate four of your team, plus a skipper.


Garden Cottage and Schoolhouse guests may experience a fabulous swimming pool in back of our Schoolhouse property just outside of the Library. Our tent guests have the use of the pool in Vineyard Grove.


  • Westland Beach – 10 minutes by car at Windmill Point, the very tip of the Northern Neck, enjoy wonderful views of the mouth of the Rappahannock and the Chesapeake Bay.
  • Hughlett's Point Natural Area – 20 minutes by car, take in a natural preserve where you most likely will find yourself alone and totally connected with the beauty of the Chesapeake.


Bring your own kayak to launch just down the street.

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