I cannot fully share what a pleasant and healing experience it was to be at the Inn at Horn Point. I'm a city girl from the DC area and I love city life, but I have to say that the constant running was taking it's toll on my mind and health (let's not talk about the car). Anyway, if you're feeling that you're at the end of your rope and need an instant break from business-as-usual, treat yourself to another world at this charming, gorgeous, and almost other-worldly Eastport oasis of picket fences, quiet beauty, and friendly people.
My room, Captiva, was an upstairs hide-away that welcomed both morning and evening sun and made you remember to be thankful just to be alive. It was a perfect size for me and my guitar (pick another room if there are more of you) and the fact that I had no TV or phone in the room hastened my decompression to a more sane pace. Crickets sang me to sleep, birds woke me up, and the baby squirrels in the near-by tree kept me more than entertained!
If you're worried about the fact that you're not in the center of downtown Annapolis -- DON'T. I've stayed at the Annapolis Marriott Waterfront and have nothing but praise for the service there and the location. But if you want to spend close to $100 less and have a superior (and possibly longer) experience in Annapolis, the Inn at Horn Point is the place. It's only a leisurely 15-minute or less walk to Main Street. There are amazing restaurants within blocks (I recommend O'Leary's, the Rockfish, and Carrol's Creek, in that order) and you can grab a water taxi that will ferry you over and give you one more reason to marvel at this world's natural beauty. You can be in the center of everything, but you can leave it when you need to. Trust me..you'll appreciate having the choice!
Cory and Carol are the PERFECT Inn Keepers. Not only is the Inn absolutely gorgeous with soothing piped in music that runs the gamut from smooth jazz to an eclectic mix of soft adult contemporary standards, but they go out of their way to answer or research any question that you have. If you want the low-down on a particular restaurant, tour, local news, or the weather, you don't have to look any further than them. And the gourmet breakfast is YUM....fresh fruit and buckwheat pancakes one day or a fluffy omlettee with sausage the next (with herbs from the garden, I heard :-). Cory told me that they do quite a bit of shopping at the nearby Whole Foods. Between that and the fact that he used to work in the Hospitality industry for 2-3+ decades, the quality that they extend to each guest shows. They WANT to serve and that attitude just makes me want to return again and again.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Since 2002, Cory and Carol have welcomed over 23,000 guests from around the world to their convenient location with a noteworthy brand of hospitality. You should make a plan to visit their refreshingly charming, upscale Bed and Delicious Breakfast! The INN carries recognition from National Geographic Adventure Travel, USA Today, Coastal Living Magazine, Washingtonian Magazine and other national and international publications. Green practices highlighted by US EPA, Maryland Green Travel and Annapolis Green organizations. ... more less