We stayed in mid-week for a getaway in May. The Inn was under new management and the new innkeeper was trying to be helpful and friendly, so that was appreciated but not enough.
The view and grounds are nice, but as a prior review said there was no beach. (Fortunately there was no boating or yacht noise when we were there. The marina is very close so I can see that would be a problem.) When we arrived there was no one in the house at all. We finally found an open door but were there a while before anyone came.
The bedroom we stayed in was a bit dated in decor, but the worst thing was the truly awful mattress - I tossed and turned for two nights and left with a back ache. The second night we were there, the air conditioning came on at full blast at 4 am - rattling the vents and making the room so cold and noisy we could not sleep. We told the innkeeper the next day but there was no explanation or apology.
The food at breakfast consisted of nice hot homemade muffins but we were only given one tiny one each, and the rest of the food was awful - very dry and crumbly eggs one morning.
The home itself was once grand but I could not find a piece of upholstered furniture that was not severely stained and lumpy - no where to sit and be comfortable.
So, a bed and breakfast severely lacking - don't waste your money on this place.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Great Oak Manor is located on Maryland's Eastern Shore, where the Chesapeake Bay is aglow in vibrant, 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 Chesapeake Bay waterfront. With 12 guestrooms and various common rooms, Great Oak Manor offers the finest in a romantic luxury bed and breakfast inn, where all of your whims are cared for, day and night. Whether you're adventurous, need to get away, or just want to be taken care of, there's something here for everyone. Spend an afternoon perusing the quaint streets of historic Chestertown, exploring the Eastern Neck Refuge, sampling the fresh catch in Rock Hall, or just curl up in the arms of a weathered Adirondack chair to soak up the view. Aside from offering a relaxing getaway for travelers, Great Oak Manor also serves as the ideal location for various events, retreats, parties, and weddings. Welcome to our home, stay a while. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Great Oak Manor Hotel Chestertown