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24500 Rolles Range Rd, St. Michaels, MD 21663-2112
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#5 of 9 B&Bs / Inns in St. Michaels
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Heritage Award Winner for Best Historic Restoration in 2001, the George Brooks House provides superb "bed and breakfast" and so much more just outside of town on 8 acres with the best swimming pool, hot tub and formal gardens in the area. Bedrooms have mahogany canopy Queen or King beds, TV/DVD, A/C and private bathrooms with custom tiled showers. Breakfast starts with pastry and coffee at 8 - 9 AM followed by a fruit course and then hot entree.
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Free parking
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Pool
Free breakfast
Bicycles available
Patio
Highchairs available
Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
Electric vehicle charging station
Wifi
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Outdoor pool
Saltwater pool
Shallow end in pool
Special diet menus
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Non-smoking hotel
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Shelley S wrote a review Dec 2022
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I just returned after a few days at the George Brooks House in lovely St. Michaels, MD. The owner/innkeeper Will and his charming wife Julia are gracious and fun hosts. I had the house to myself and enjoyed morning coffee with the paper looking at their backyard pool area as the sun came up. Will was very knowledgeable about the history of Talbot County and recommended some fantastic places to eat including Bistro St. Michael, Ava's, and Chesapeake Landing. I also had coffee at Blue Heron and bought to go salad and treats from Sprouts. All were fantastic! I ate my way through the weekend. I do recommend going outside of busy season. It seems like everything is open and you get to enjoy sunny days without all the crowds. I'm looking forward to a return visit.
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Date of stay: December 2022
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Road43330412496 wrote a review Nov 2022
George Brooks house was 5* from the first phone call! This was our first visit to St. Michael. What wonderful, friendly and warm accommodations we found at George Brooks. Their great price point and incredibly helpful over-the-phone communication led me to make the booking. Boy, are we glad I did! The house did not disappoint! Neither did the service! We traveled as a family of 4, with children ages 5 and 7. Our late night arrival was accommodated for and Will (the inkeeper) called us before our arrival to ensure a smooth transition would take place. The house was clean, quiet, warm and enchanting! The kids thought they were in a castle and loved getting to watch a late night movie on Disney (a large library of DVDs was alask available downstairs). The furniture was gorgeous and the decor was classic and timeless. I didn’t see anything “run-down” or in disarray. It’s an old home with history and incredible character- the owners did a great job making it shine while keeping the integrity of the St. Michael charm- well done! We slept great and our showers were hot! The bed was very comfortable and the pillow options were perfect. We all loved our room. The kids respectfully explored the garden area by the pool in the mornings and liked sitting out on the deck outside our room door- the view was lovely. Breakfast was delicious!! Served fresh, hot and homemade. We also enjoyed the muffins and coffee beforehand-yum. The kids were treated with kindness and generosity- they felt very special! We loved our stay at George Brooks and had a magical time in St. Michael! I only wish we stayed longer and can’t wait to come back- we WILL be back. Next time we will stay long enough to utilize the bikes, jacuzzi and pool available for guests!
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Date of stay: November 2022
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Dennis wrote a review Nov 2022
Lititz, Pennsylvania1 contribution
Always a gem to stay there! 5* for sure! D&C Jeff. Enjoyed the hot tub, Will’s fabulous breakfasts, the in room jacuzzi tub, very ample parking, close proximity to town and beautiful gardens! Rates are reasonable too! Highly recommend you give this inn a try.
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Date of stay: November 2022Trip type: Traveled as a couple
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Response from Will Workman, Owner at George Brooks House B&B
Responded Nov 8, 2022
Did I tell you that the folks that live in or near Lancaster, PA are wonderful people and gracious guests at our inn! Jeff and his wife had a few special requests and gave us at least a few days notice. If you are visiting an inn, please let the innkeeper know in advance if you require or want extra pillows, a special type of juice or milk in the mornings, etc. We love to please our guests and make their stay with us wonderful. The porch posts that need painting (it looks next spring before we get the outside of the house painted) did not interfere with their stay.
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pam wrote a review Oct 2022
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1) Advertises 3-course breakfast - a frozen hash brown pattie was one of them. Other B&B's we stayed at serve delicious, from scratch food. Not them. Worst breakfast we had at a B&B. Breakfast was cold and not much about it was homemade. Breakfast was advertised for 9:00 am (very late if you want to do anything in the morning). We got our breakfast at 9:25 am. Muffins were advertised as available at 8:00 am. with coffee. That was not the case. 2) Advertises hot tub - was not in service. 3) Property was run down and in disrepair. Extremely unkempt both inside and outside. 4) There was a large hole in the ceiling in our room, and when the people upstairs took a shower, we got a shower in our room too! 5) Owner was not around much and indifferent to our concerns. I recommend staying in Easton. It is only a 15 minute drive to St. Michaels.
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Date of stay: October 2022
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Response from Will Workman, Owner at George Brooks House B&B
Responded Nov 11, 2022
We had the plumber in the week before this guest arrived to isolate the problem with water coming through the ceiling. It appears to be tied to the shower upstairs, and we put an extra bath mat next to the shower door. Further testing indicates that the shower drain assembly is coming loose, and we are waiting for the plumber to return. The customer was advised of the problem, but he was clearly unsympathetic to our problem getting the plumber back in to complete the repair. The hot tub outside next to the pool was in service - it merely had the plastic cover on and it is described in our info sheet in all the guest rooms. This guest chose not to read about the pool and hot tub and never asked about the outdoor hot tub (he had a oversized whirlpool tub in his room). Although we occasionally use the frozen hash brown potatoes, everything else was made that morning or prepared the night before. Our other guests usually compliment us on our breakfasts. But it only takes one thing to trigger a review like this. We had lined up a painter for this past spring, but sadly he came down with cancer and we are lining up another painter for next spring.
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heyjude1290 wrote a review Oct 2022
Scenery Hill, Pennsylvania2 contributions1 helpful vote
Our stay at the GBHouse was great. Nice porch to sit out on and read if it's raining. Easy parking. Will and the ladies were gracious hosts. One reviewer commented on Will's gruffness. I would be out of sorts a little if people request accomodations for 2 pit bull dogs in cages. Who on earth travels with 2 pit bulls? What do you do with them when going out to eat? What about the other guests? Leave your mutts at home. Geesh!
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Date of stay: October 2022Trip type: Traveled as a couple
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Voyager59360342306 wrote a review Oct 2022
Willow Grove, Pennsylvania1 contribution
We decided to take a last minute trip to St Michael’s . This Inn was the only room available. It was a bit more than we expected to pay but thought it would be nice to stay in a BandB. It was tired , dirty , broken furniture in the room , etc etc , too much to write . The breakfast was nice and in a good location . Bikes were a nice amenity . Overall , I’d skip staying here ever again, for the money , I’m sure there are much better kept places in the area .
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Date of stay: October 2022Trip type: Traveled as a couple
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Sue O wrote a review Oct 2022
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Just a few minutes outside of St. Michaels, the George Brooks House B&B is a welcome getaway from the hustle and bustle of everyday life. I booked this room for the outside access directly to the pool area and gardens and was not disappointed! The room and entire house had beautiful furnishings and was clean and welcoming. I read the other reviews -- we never saw any bugs, ants, or crickets in our room or anywhere in the home. The pool had a solar cover to keep it warm (we visited in late September) which was removed at our request when we wanted to swim. The hot tub was roomy and a perfect temperature for me. Sitting in the hot tub I was surprised that I couldn't hear anything but the birds and the wind in the trees. Apparently the pool equipment was installed inside the garage to keep the area extra quiet and peaceful. My husband and I thoroughly enjoyed the breakfasts and I was glad that my dietary restrictions were noted and respected in the ingredients that were chosen and served to me. There was an outdoor wet bar with a fridge stocked with soft drinks, water and iced tea for us, as well as an indoor fridge in the coffee station that we could use to chill our wine and beer that we had brought with us. We were so happy with our stay that we booked the same weekend next year before we even left!
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Date of stay: September 2022
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Tracey G wrote a review Sep 2022
Kauai, Hawaii2 contributions
This is an old home that requires some TLC. Some of the issues mentioned in the negative reviews were noticed by us, and we hope some work and cleanup can be performed on the home. I travel frequently and in many places things are not completely up to par. The difficulty of finding staff etc. is a real issue, maybe more so in places away from the city such as St. Michael's. We enjoyed the pool - this was one of the main reasons we booked here, as we were visiting our elderly uncle and knew it would be really hot at this time of year. The gardens were beautiful. The setting was quiet and relaxing. Other places in the area that had pools were either more expensive, or seemed not as nice. We like a homey inn where we can relax, and the George Brooks House was our best bet. The innkeeper communicated well with us before and during the stay as needed. We could not start the hot tub jets, and found out the next day that the switch was broken so it needed to be started in a different location. This information should be communicated to guests ahead of time. The coffee choices were good, the muffins that were always available were delicious. There was a fridge in the inn for us to store items we purchased. There was a fridge and ice available on the outside deck with a variety of drinks on hand for guests. As far as our guest room goes...it was roomy with nice furniture - better than many places Ive stayed recently. It could use better lighting, and better/more storage in the bathroom. Luckily, we did not have any issue with ants. We did have a cricket hanging out in our bathroom, but it did not make any noise so we kind of adopted him. On the last day we captured it and took it outside. There was clutter in parts of the home and around the pool. Things could be maintained better. A large inn and grounds such as this one must be a lot of work to maintain, and again I suspect this is largely a staffing issue. One thing I'd like to mention, evidently there is a large pothole somewhere in the drive in front of the house. We never hit it with our rental car, but my cousin who drives a large truck visited us there and hit it - he said it was a really bad hole, and it should be looked at and fixed right away before a car is damaged, causing a headache for everyone. Overall, we were very happy with our stay.
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Date of stay: August 2022
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Response from Will Workman, Owner at George Brooks House B&B
Responded Sep 1, 2022
Thanks for posting a complete review! There are some maintenance issues on old houses, and as you noted, there aren't people readily available in this area. With the pool, hot tub, extensive gardens - it is really hard keeping up when the inn is full of guests! Like many resort properties, some of these projects have to wait for the "off-season" when the weather is cooler and the owner or staff has more time to devote to these projects or repairs. I will look into getting the entry to our driveway repaired - I just went out with a shovel to moved gravel into the hole your cousin discovered as an interim fix.
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gillies1984 wrote a review Aug 2022
Baltimore, Ireland2 contributions1 helpful vote
This was a below average experience for a fairly expensive rate. Here is why: - the inn keeper, Will, was not exactly a friendly person. He came across like he was doing you a favor by selling you a room. - the food was average at best. When we asked to be served breakfast at the pool, Will acted like we were making a large request. -LOTS of wasps and hornets at this B & B. when I notified Will about the issue he responded by stating. "what do you expect from an old house that has been rehabilitate. the nests have been here a long time". guess he does not care if people might be allergic to a wasp sting !! -I attempted to turn on the hot tub with no luck one evening. the next day Will stated I used the incorrect switch. That switch, he subsequently showed me, was in the LAUNDRY ROOM !!!. and I should have known this how ???? the Laundry room, by the way was not open for guests, only staff. -Poor lighting at the pool area and in our room. - the conditions around the grounds were disheveled and cluttered. It was the equivalent of a dirty college student's room. The GB House had the advantage of being near the heart of St. Michaels but that is about it. My wife, who prides herself at picking great stay locations for us, was upset for a week. she felt like she failed miserably with this choice. i have to agree. Will really needs to do some work on this facility and polish up on his hospitality skills. DAL
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Date of stay: August 2022
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Response from Will Workman, Owner at George Brooks House B&B
Responded Sep 1, 2022
This inn is in a rural area with over 8 acres of land - the mud wasps along with ants and other "creatures" call this their "home". I have tried to control the wasp or ant problem with sprays or gels we can buy as homeowners, and today had the best "pest control" firm in this area come in to help me with the problems. He sprayed the mud wasp tunnels and sprayed the ground at the perimeter of the house for killing or repelling ants. He said there was not a long term solution to mud wasps - just lots of follow up spraying, scraping and cleaning the residue left on walls and ceilings outside of the inn proper. When this guest mentioned the mud wasps, I guess he misinterpreted my response - of course they are here in this area, and we need to take them down as they continue to build them. I guess we would rather be dealing with these types of "creatures" rather than bed bugs, cockroaches or other problems the hotels in cities face every day. If you want to use a hot tub or other feature, please check with the innkeeper during the day (while he/she is onsite). The pool repair company finally showed up to reprogram the Jandy Control System for the pool and hut tub to get the switches on the pedestal next to the hot tub working - would you believe that I placed this service call back in May when we opened the pool? We just don't have the staff to serve breakfast in the far reaches of the pool area - we serve breakfast in the two dining rooms and the covered patio next to the dining room. Other guests that ask about eating poolside or in the garden pergola are advised to come in to get their food. This guest should have noticed that it was just me preparing breakfast and one gal helping serve. You may have noticed that many restaurants are "thinly staffed" and that hotels/inns have been impacted as well during the pandemic.
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Grimo wrote a review Aug 2022
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When we pulled up to spend the night we were immediately met with a run down old house with peeling paint and un mowed grass. We were assigned an upstairs room from the innkeeper who was sitting in the breakfast room paying his bills in scattered piles of paper. When we finally made it up the rickety stair case, almost too small to carry a suit case, we got to our room. The room was really in need of a fixup. When I turned the water on in the bathroom, ants appeared from the back of the fixture. We thought maybe they were coming from the hole in the bathroom wall! The shampoo and soap was a shared pump spray that looked like it had been around for awhile. We went downstairs where there was the entrance to a rather nice pool but we observed a plastic trash basket filled with weeds that had never been emptied and garden tools that had never been put away, We heard someone outside mowing the grass and when we left for dinner, there were grass clippings all over our car! The bed was fine but when we tried to close the blinds, they quickly fell on the floor, with evidence that someone had tried to fix them before our arrival. In the morning, we were met by the innkeeper's enthusiastic wife who made a very good breakfast only to be interrupted by flies and more ants crawling under my plate. The Innkeeper told us that they had owned the B&B for 21 years and had made many repairs. We certainly hope they live long enough to finish the job. This place was not inexpensive. We will never return.
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Date of stay: July 2022
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Response from Willard Workman, Owner at George Brooks House B&B
Responded Aug 28, 2022
Wow - how could so many rate this inn highly, and then this woman wants to complain about everything? I have noticed a few reviews like this one since the onset of the COVID-19 Pandemic, and it seems like a few want to post this type of review. YES, there were a few minor problems like a few ants in her bathroom - which I took care when she brought it to my attention. After heavy rains, the ants seek higher ground. The appearance of a few ants got more of her "attention" then the qualify of the bedding, the décor, the pool and extensive gardens, coffee and cold drinks available around the clock, etc. The shampoo and body soap dispensers are refillable pump bottles - part of our "Green Certification". This eliminates thousands of small plastic bottles . . but that is not even considered by guests like this one. The house needs painting - the wonderful guy that helped us 21 years ago was to return this Spring . . but cancer took his like this summer. GBH is old historic building, and the old porch posts tend to shed paint. When it cools off this Fall I will be painting them myself if I can't find a painter. These have been a few challenging years, and the scarcity of labor for painting and other maintenance issues is affecting many older buildings like GBH.
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United StatesMarylandTalbot CountySt. Michaels
NUMBER OF ROOMS
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Which popular attractions are close to George Brooks House B&B?
Nearby attractions include Chesapeake Bay Maritime Museum (0.8 miles), 1879 Hooper Strait Lighthouse (0.6 miles), and Iron Will Woodworks (1.7 miles).
What are some of the property amenities at George Brooks House B&B?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, free breakfast, and a pool.
Which room amenities are available at George Brooks House B&B?
Top room amenities include air conditioning, a flat screen TV, and a fireplace.
What food & drink options are available at George Brooks House B&B?
Guests can enjoy free breakfast during their stay.
Is parking available at George Brooks House B&B?
Yes, free parking is available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to George Brooks House B&B?
Conveniently located restaurants include Bistro St. Michaels, Ava's Pizzeria & Wine Bar, and Justine's Ice Cream Parlor.
Are there opportunities to exercise at George Brooks House B&B?
Yes, guests have access to a pool during their stay.
Is George Brooks House B&B located near the city center?
Yes, it is 0.8 miles away from the center of St. Michaels.
Are pets allowed at George Brooks House B&B?
Yes, pets are typically allowed, but it's always best to call ahead to confirm.
Which languages are spoken by the staff at George Brooks House B&B?
The staff speaks multiple languages, including English and Russian.
Are there any historical sites close to George Brooks House B&B?
Many travelers enjoy visiting The Third Haven Friends Meeting House (8.4 miles) and Custom House (7.8 miles).