The Tidewater Motel and Gathering Place 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 with your morning coffee, dangle your toes in the water, and watch the world’s most profitable lobster fleet at work. Enjoy a quiet sunset with a glass of wine and some fine cheeses from Island Spirits. Host a memorable meeting, family reunion, or wedding reception at The Gathering Place, the Tidewater’s waterfront function suite. Innkeepers Phil and Elaine Crossman are consummate hosts, offering walks, island tours, rental cars, kayaks, and canoes and complementary bicycles to help you enjoy Vinalhaven.