The Tidewater Motel features views unlike any other lodging facility anywhere. A former gristmill built on a bridge between Carver's Harbor and its tidal estuary, the Tidewater offers a visual feast with an accompanying sound-track as the tides ebb and flow beneath your room. Sit on your private deck, dangle your toes in the water, and watch the island's lobster fleet at work. Enjoy a quiet sunset with a glass of wine and some fine cheeses from the Tidewater's store, Island Spirits. Innkeepers Phil and Elaine Crossman are consummate hosts, offering walks, island tours, rental cars, kayaks, and canoes and complimentary bicycles to help you enjoy your stay on Vinalhaven. Waterfront function suite available for meetings and family reunions.