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“Great weekend getaway from DC” 4 of 5 stars
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Great Oak Manor
Ranked #2 of 12 Chestertown B&B and Inns
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“Great weekend getaway from DC”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 11, 2013 via mobile

We stayed at the Great Oak Manor over a weekend to celebrate our wedding anniversary. It's gloriously situated right on the bay with a breathtaking sunset view which can be enjoyed from the glassed in conservatory on a chilly night or sitting in several romantically positioned adirondack chairs on the lawn. The manor is well decorated in the Georgian revival style as are the rooms. Guests are welcome to use the fireplaces in the common areas with the logs provided and some rooms also have fireplaces. We had two breakfasts and the first was to order as there were few other guests but the second day a lovely self serve buffet was laid out and the innkeeper was observant enough to provide us with a separate order of turkey bacon as we could not partake of the sausages. Overall our experience at this inn is was lovely. The bathroom in our room can probably use some updates but everything worked and the water pressure was good. The grounds are very well maintained and make for a good stroll if the weather cooperates. We'd love to come back here again.

  • Stayed March 2013
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Greenwich, Connecticut
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37 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 9, 2012

My wife and I are frequent inn lodgers yet Great Oak was especially impressive with a handsome exterior and exquisite interior replete with old-school architectural details.

The property is lovely and the breakfast was terrific! The manager took the trouble to introduce herself and the staff was very accomodating.

The whole inn reminded us of our favorite B&B on a grander scale: Sweetwater Farm in Glen Mills, PA.

We are looking forward to our next trip and I'm thinking of trailing my boat down there for some spring bass fishing (out of the marina next door).

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  • Stayed September 2012, traveled as a couple
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Annapolis, Maryland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 4, 2012

My husband and I live in the Baltimore/Annapolis area and can't believe we have never discovered this wonderful place! We went by boat on Labor Day weekend and had no idea what to expect. Hundreds of boats were in the cove, tied up and enjoying the fun of Jellyfish Joels, the tiki bar on the beach. Band playing, drinks flowing and an enormous mix of people. Young, old, families, singles. Something for everyone at this place. Tiki bar, playgrounds, golf, boats, pool, tennis, nice restaurants with awesome staff!

We were lucky enough to land a boat slip on one of the piers even though we didn't have reservations. The staff were very accomodating and the yearly slip-holders that were around us could not have been more friendly. A HUGE shout out to Pier C for making us feel welcome. We used the pool, which has a nice outside bar area. We had dinner at the restaurant, Mangroves, which had a nice mix of local favorite dishes as well as the tried and true.

If you're a boater, the bath houses were very clean and convenient from any pier. They also have adapters for electric if you don't have the correct one needed for shore power. Water and cable are also included in the slip cost as well as all of the other amenities on the property. There are even golf carts that will pick you up and take you to and from the tiki bar beach. If you opt to tie up in the cove, there is a free water taxi (though tips are greatly appreciated) that will pick you up and take you to the tiki bar or restaurant.

A gem of a place and definitely a place we would go again by car or water.

  • Stayed September 2012, traveled as a couple
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Savannah, GA
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2012

Great river views from room and expansive lawn in the back of a beautiful manor house. Spacious and comfortable room. Good staff...very accomodating. Ten minutes away from cute town with good restaurants. Would go back.

  • Stayed June 2012, traveled as a couple
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West Friendship, Maryland
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2012

My husband and I stayed at the Inn for our 2 yr Anniversary. Jenn the Inn keeper made us feel right at home! When we got to our room we found a bottle of champagne with a little note telling us Happy Anniversary and enjoy our weekend. We took that bottle down to the water and enjoyed the views and sat on the beach area. It was like our private evening on the bay!The breakfast each morning was so good with all the homemade goodies! Our bed was so comfy neither of us wanted to get up but we were glad we did! Jenn helped us pick restaurants each night and her recommendations were perfect! We loved it so much we already booked another weekend to go back!

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  • Stayed July 2012, traveled as a couple
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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2012

From the moment we drove up to this beautiful manor we were impressed. The innkeeper, Jennifer, was gracious and welcoming. We had a romantic stay in the Marmaduke with the most incredibly comfortable bed I have ever slept on. [If I could have fit it into my suitcase I would have!] The next morning we were served a delicious french toast casserole that I am still craving. Long talks on the lawn facing the water with the soft sounds of breaking waves only added to our experience. And I did I mention the Tiki Bar at the marina was walkable from the grounds?!? No need to drive.
Synopsis: Breath-taking manor home. Slept like a dream. Ate like royalty. Returning soon.

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  • Stayed July 2012, traveled as a couple
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New York City, New York
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2012

We expected a clean B&B, but no. The main house is attractive, but the room assigned to us was incredibly dusty with icky carpet in the bathroom. We asked to be shown another room and ended up in a room with NO air conditioning and NO working television. All this for $200+ per night. We have stayed in the Brampton Inn in Chestertown, and the only reason we tried this inn instead was that the Brampton was sold out. Now we know why!

  • Stayed June 2012, traveled with family
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Property: Great Oak Manor
Address: 10568 Cliff Rd, Chestertown, MD 21620-4115
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Location: United States > Maryland > Chestertown
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Beach Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Suites
Hotel Style:
Ranked #2 of 12 B&Bs / Inns in Chestertown
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$$
Hotel Class:3.5 star — Great Oak Manor 3.5*
Number of rooms: 12
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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