RV PARKING AT LEE JACKSON SCHOOL:
We encourage you to bring your RV and park right next to the starting line of the Tour! There is a $15 fee for this and no hookups are provided. Restrooms and showers are available in Thomas Hunter Middle School (next door).
*Please note that RV’s are allowed in the Parking Lot AFTER 4:00 p.m. on Friday (that being a school day and all…).
As always, we offer a free lodging option of setting up camp behind Thomas Hunter Middle School. Bring your tent, sleeping bags, and all your needs, but remember fires and alcohol are NOT permitted on the property. Restrooms and showers are available inside the school.
Best of all, if you stay at Tent City or choose RV parking, you will already be at the Start/Finish area of the Tour!
*Note: The school will be open late, then locked for security purposes until 5:00 a.m.
OR, FOR THE MORE ADVENTUROUS TYPES, TRY THIS FUN LODGING OPTION:
Bunk in with us local folks!! No, I don’t mean all in the same bed; we’re not THAT far in the country!
This is your chance to get to know some of the great people who live here in Mathews County. These “hosts” have extra rooms, guest quarters or guest cottages that they offer for the weekend to you. They’ll also make sure you have adequate bathroom facilities and you MAY get coffee in the morning, but breakfast is not required of our hosts. You’re on your own for that.
Everyone who has tried this has loved it and some come back year after year booking the same “host homes”.
The fee is $45 per person for one night; $65 per person for two nights. All proceeds benefit the Mathews Visitor Center.
If this sounds good to you, click here to download Home Hosting Registration Form. Amanda Taylor will set you right up with a host all your own!
Here are some other places to “rest your weary bones”!!
BED AND BREAKFASTS:
- The Inn at Tabbs Creek, 384 Turpin Lane, Port Haywood, VA 23138, 804-725-5136 www.innattabbscreek.com
MATHEWS COUNTY COTTAGE PROGRAM:
Lovely small 1-2 bedroom cottages and larger beach homes are available for rent by visiting VisitMathews.com
New Point Campground, 846 Sand Bank Road, New Point, VA – 804-725-3084 www.sunrvresorts.com/community/new
Gwynn’s Island RV Resort, 551 Buckchase Road, Gwynn, VA – 804-725-3498 www.sunrvresorts.com/community/gwy
25% off any stay on TDC weekend at either campground!
**Note: Cottages now available at campgrounds.
NEARBY HOTELS (approximately 17 miles from Mathews):
Comfort Inn, 6639 Forest Hill Avenue, Gloucester, VA 23061, 804-695-1900
Hampton Inn, 6638 Forest Hill Avenue, Gloucester, VA 23061, 804-693-9393
The Tides Inn, 480 King Carter Drive · Irvington, VA 22480, 804-438-5000
HOMEAWAY.COM – Check this website for other cottage/home rentals in Mathews, VA.