My husband and I live in the Baltimore/Annapolis area and can't believe we have never discovered this wonderful place! We went by boat on Labor Day weekend and had no idea what to expect. Hundreds of boats were in the cove, tied up and enjoying the fun of Jellyfish Joels, the tiki bar on the beach. Band playing, drinks flowing and an enormous mix of people. Young, old, families, singles. Something for everyone at this place. Tiki bar, playgrounds, golf, boats, pool, tennis, nice restaurants with awesome staff!
We were lucky enough to land a boat slip on one of the piers even though we didn't have reservations. The staff were very accomodating and the yearly slip-holders that were around us could not have been more friendly. A HUGE shout out to Pier C for making us feel welcome. We used the pool, which has a nice outside bar area. We had dinner at the restaurant, Mangroves, which had a nice mix of local favorite dishes as well as the tried and true.
If you're a boater, the bath houses were very clean and convenient from any pier. They also have adapters for electric if you don't have the correct one needed for shore power. Water and cable are also included in the slip cost as well as all of the other amenities on the property. There are even golf carts that will pick you up and take you to and from the tiki bar beach. If you opt to tie up in the cove, there is a free water taxi (though tips are greatly appreciated) that will pick you up and take you to the tiki bar or restaurant.
A gem of a place and definitely a place we would go again by car or water.
- 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