The owners/hosts have expertly renovated The Snuggery bed and breakfast in St. Michaels, MD. They have maintained the historical elements of the structure, while updating the living spaces with smartly designed and decorated interiors.
Tucked in at the end of historic Cherry Street (the birthplace of Frederick Douglass), the Snuggery is one of St. Michael's oldest houses. With only three guest rooms, (one on the main floor and two upstairs), you are assured of a very quiet and relaxed stay. Phil's breakfasts are a highlight of each day, and be sure to use him as a local resource--he is quite knowledgable about happenings in the area.
St. Michaels itself has an abundance of restaurants, but be sure to make table reservations at Ava's. It's upscale pizza and healthy entrees had us coming back every evening of our stay. For a white tablecloth treat, venture to the Inn at Perry Cabin, a resort situated right on the water. Lunch on the tomato soup and lobster sandwich combination--our favorite!
For a more urban vibe, drive to neighboring Easton. This "city" is loaded with museums, gallerys, and architecture worth exploring. The information center has brochures for the entire area, and across the street is arguably the best lunch spot in Easton--Mason's (also a chocolatier). The Easton Historical Society has a small museum, a lovely strolling garden, and an antique thrift shop across the street.
If you are a YMCA member, don't forget to bring your membership card. The Y's away policy allows a visitor 7 free visits. This Y is incredibly large and well-equipped. Try your hand at the newly-installed rock climbing wall--the Y employees patiently help even the most novice climber.
There a boat rides galore , to fit all budgets. Start with the Patriot Cruise located next to the Chesapeake Bay Maritime Museum. It has several sailings a day, and is a good overview for the area, besides being a lovely way to spend an hour. While there, get your fill of blue crabs at the Crab Claw, a bit touristy, but a must-do landmark .
The Oxford-Bellevue ferry (9 cars plus foot passengers) runs about every 20 minutes and is another way to get time in on the water. The town of Oxford is also a great place to explore. Start at the Historical Society Museum on the main drag. Purchase the walking tour brochure, and begin your tour at the quaint one-room library. The librarian was very friendly and made us feel welcome. Our part of the tour ended across town at a Scottish Highlands ice cream stand right on the water. I have never had passionfruit yogurt icecream before, but I recommended it to all I met that afternoon.
- Also Known As:
- The Snuggery Hotel St. Michaels
- The Snuggery Bed And Breakfast