Ok, not really, but seeing 4 bald eagles on the estate at Great Oak Manor was just as exciting for us! My husband chose this spot for us, needing a getaway. Long ago, he yacht sat for some older friends at the marina there and would go up to the Manor's hammocks to read and relax on land. They were very gracious letting him lounge there during the week when there were few visitors. He never went in the house.
It is a stunning example of Georgian architecture! The service is wonderful, friendly and prompt. I will warn you though, that the pillows are rock-hard -- but Lisa did scavenge 2 fluffy ones for me so my 2nd night's sleep was divine. The breakfast is wonderful.
The 'lap poop' wasn't working which was ok -- it's one of those high powered small 'pools' where you swim against the current. Would be great if they replaced it with a large jacuzzi.
Exploring Chestertown was soooo much fun! There is something for all adults! In the Manor, we met a couple from North Jersey who were leaving a day early because 'there's not much to do around here!' First of all, who cares! The Manor is on stunning grounds, has a private beach and also beach/pool/golf/tennis access at the Marina which is next door, and exploring Kent County could have kept us engaged for several weeks!
History, great food, just enough nice boutiques. Try the crab soup at the Lemon Leaf cafe, shop at Mimi's boutique and the uber cute Twigs and Tea Cups. All the shop proprietress were so friendly and welcoming.
Do drive down to Great Neck Federal wildlife preserve, Rock Hall, and explore, explore, explore.
- 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