We traveled to Great Oak for a 2-night getaway. We chose it for the location--on the Eastern Shore near Chestertown and Rock Hall, and because it is right on the water. The view is excellent,as we had hoped, and the overall setting is very nice. Beautiful grounds, peaceful setting. We had a very nice experience. We were greeted by Amanda, who gave us a great welcome and introduction to the Inn. The Inn was quiet and comfortable, with the amenities we like--dvds to borrow and watch in the room, good snacks in the afternoons and cold drinks available all the time. We also liked that there were beach towels and water shoes available, though we did not use them this trip. Breakfast was good enough, and pleasantly served. Our room was clean and comfortable, and large compared to other places I've stayed. We lucked out and got one of the new mattresses--GREAT investment--we slept very well. Next investment should be a new shower head. I agree with some of the other reviews that there are aspects of the decor that need to be updated, but that will not keep me away. I will come back to enjoy the peace and quiet, the beautiful view and grounds, a large, comfortable room, and the friendly but unobtrusive staff. As mentioned by others, upon the suggestion of the innkeeper we tried the blue crab charters sailing trip--this was a lot of fun and a good deal. Great suggestion.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Great Oak Manor on the eastern shore of the Chesapeake Bay is aglow in warm sunsets; where towering Oaks gently kiss the skyline; and where you can let your body rest and your mind wander. Tucked away on the outskirts of Chestertown, Maryland, our magnificent 18th century country-style estate rests alongside the waterfront. With 11 guestrooms, Great Oak offers the finest in a romantic luxury bed and breakfast inn. ... more less
- Also Known As:
- Great Oak Manor Hotel Chestertown