Viewing: Maryland

The Inn at Chesapeake Bay Beach Club, Stevensville MD (On Kent Island)

A destination luxury boutique hotel in a busy wedding venue? Yes. And don’t scoff. The Inn at Chesapeake Bay Beach Club is the real deal, with upscale witty décor, 54 rooms, an innovative house-garden-to-plate restaurant, great Market for both gifts and meals, full service spa, and cruising bikes for use while there. The full service […] Read More

Annapolis MD: Midshipmen, Ahoy!

WHY GO: Annapolis MD, “America’s Sailing Capital” has also been called A Museum Without Walls: the whole downtown was declared a National Historic District. Four signers of the Declaration of Independence came from Annapolis, and the US Naval Academy has graduated many other high-ranking government officials, including President Jimmy Carter and Senator John McCain. There […] Read More

Harford County MD At the Top of the Chesapeake: Havre de Grace, Aberdeen, Bel Air

WHY GO: Harford County MD is at the “Top of the Chesapeake,” where the Susquehanna River flows into the Bay. Explored by John Smith in 1608, this shallow area of the Chesapeake, teeming with celery grass and other food for birds, drew wealthy hunters like Grover Cleveland, Teddy Roosevelt and Du Pont’s. The county’s most […] Read More

Washington County MD: Hagerstown, Antietam, Nora Roberts, Sophisticated Wine, and Art

WHY GO: It’s rare that an Eastern State has more than two National Parks, but Washington County MD, just one county on the PA border, has five: Antietam Civil War Battlefield, part of the Appalachian Trail, the longest stretch of the C&O Canal, a good deal of Harper’s Ferry NP, and the Potomac National Scenic […] Read More

Inn Boonsboro, Boonsboro MD: Owned by Nora Roberts

  Inn Boonsboro sits on the busy crossroads of the tiny town of Boonsboro MD. The stone French Second Empire Style building, erected in the late 1700’s, operated as the Eagle Hotel until it was left to rot. The building was saved, renovated and beautified by the Roberts family in 2008; an endeavor fictionalized, but hardly, in […] Read More

Caroline County MD: Towns of Preston and Denton With Fancy Food And Fine Furnishings

WHY GO: The Harriet Tubman story continues up into Caroline County MD, but though a powerful draw, that’s not the only reason to come and stay a few days. There are some surprisingly sophisticated restaurants and inns, funky and cool local-arts and craft stores, and a Specialty High School for the Culinary Arts in tiny […] Read More

Turnbridge Point, Denton MD

Though right in downtown Denton (across the street from the Museum of Rural Life), Turnbridge Point, opened in May 2015, is a style-forward, foodie favored B&B that backs up to the Choptank River. The name derives from a railroad bridge in the river just off the inn’s small beach: decommissioned, it is permanently “turned” in a diagonal position. […] Read More

Dorchester County MD: Cambridge, Harriet Tubman, and Big Time Birding

WHY GO: This is the time to ponder the historic significance of Harriett Tubman, a small woman of large stature, born into slavery in 1822, who in 2020, will grace the new US $20 bill. So what better place to do this than in Dorchester County MD, the place of Tubman’s birth, from which she made […] Read More

Hyatt Regency Chesapeake Bay, Cambridge MD

After a $7 million redo, the 400 room Hyatt Regency Chesapeake Bay, on 342 acres of Maryland’s Eastern Shore is back in luxe-lodging form. Step inside the lobby, now sporting a ship-shape polished wood floor, and you’ll see the difference right away. During the school year, this Hyatt is mostly filled with business and government […] Read More

Wicomico County MD: Quiet Whitehaven, Emerging Salisbury on the Eastern Shore

WHY GO: Wicomico County MD (population 100,000) encompasses several burgs and the emerging  town of Salisbury. Constantly reinventing itself economically – from tobacco and grain, to timber, seafood, “truck farms,” and now as headquarters of chicken producer, Perdue – wealth came from a succession of industries and Wicomico County thrived. But with the completion of Route […] Read More

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