Enjoy the slow country pace and the stunning sunsets from your home on the river or find you place in one of the idyllic small towns. With breathtaking views of the Chesapeake Bay, its rivers and creeks, living is enhanced at every turn. Fields of corn and wheat hug rural roadways as picturesque villages, with distinctive shopping, dining, and lodging greet you with refined southern hospitality and charm. Just far enough away for you to experience the road less traveled.
Situated in the heart of the Northern Neck, where the Rappahannock River meets the Chesapeake Bay, enjoy superb museums, local galleries, celebrate favorite traditions at one of the many seasonal festivals, and events.
The "Pearl of the Chesapeake", Mathews is Virginia's second-smallest county, land-wise, with over 200 miles of Chesapeake Bay shoreline. Rich in centuries of maritime tradition, the county's quiet country roads lead past stately historic homes to the river's edge and a life of boating, kayaking, fishing, sailing, and just plain un-commercialized relaxation.
There is a wonderful assortment of specialty shops and restaurants throughout the county, with the majority lining the Historic Mathews Courthouse District. The annual festivals, such as Mathews Market Days, the Gwynn's Island Festival, and the Tour de Chesapeake, provide a showcase for community pride and creativity!
Bordered by the Piankatank River to the South, the Chesapeake Bay to the East, and the Rappahannock River to the North we have our Rivah Lifestyle mixed with beautiful history, great seafood, and friendly people. Middlesex is known for the Deltaville Maritime Museum, Rappahannock River Oysters, gorgeous walkable harbor Town of Urbanna, home of the Official state oyster festival, the Urbanna Oyster Festival.
We carry on our history by celebrating our expansive waterfront through boating, kayaking, paddle boarding and just relaxing by the Chesapeake Bay. Think Colonial Williamsburg, meets Jamaica, and an old Salty Waterman! We are living the island lifestyle right here in Virginia on the gorgeous Chesapeake Bay!