Wade's Point Inn is a bed and breakfast located about 4-5 miles outside of St. Michael's, MD. It's made up of a main house and some cottages, and we stayed in the main house, which is very old-- built in about 1809. The original house was built by a shipbuilder, and then added on to, and some of the additions connect in odd ways, but it has been a resort/inn for over 100 years, so it's not like the family-home-turned-into-a-B&B kind of place.
Because the inn is located right on a point of land that juts into the Chesapeake Bay, the views are spectacular, You are right on the water-- as in I could have thrown a rock into the Bay from my room-- and can see sunsets from one window and sunrises from another. This is not the place to go if you want to walk to restaurants and shops. but it is great if you want to sit on the porch and read, or go for a hike, or kayak on the Bay (they provide kayaks), or nap in a hammock and otherwise get away from it all. There are no phones or TVs in the rooms (that I saw, anyway); there is wifi, although it doesn't reach all the rooms. You can always take your laptop to the breakfast room, which has windows and water views on three sides. Our room was small, but we weren't in it that much. so that wasn't a problem.
The food was good, with an emphasis on meat and dairy products from local farmers. There was a cheese pie (basically a quiche) one morning and a southwest casserole the next day. Both days there were extras, besides the egg dish-- either biscuits or croissants, bacon or sausage, fruit, granola, yogurt, and OJ, as well as coffee and tea, You help yourself so there's no problem having a full meal.
The staff was very friendly and our room was spotless, plus there's a sweet little beagle named Lucy roaming around, who was always happy to say hello. The only negatives are in accessibility. Our room was on the third floor and the stairs for the last flight were very narrow and steep. Also, there are places where the floors aren't even, and there are unexpected steps. It wasn't too bad except when we had to carry the luggage up, but if you are elderly or have mobility issues, I would recommend saying so when you make a reservation and make sure they give you a room that's easy to get to. Also ask about the bath; not all rooms in the main house have private baths, and the claw-foot tubs are great for soaking but can be hard to climb in and out of.
Lots of history, lots of charm, good food, and a beagle! We had a great time!
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Located minutes from St. Michaels on the Chesapeake Bay, our inn is an easy getaway from Washington D.C., Baltimore, and Philadelphia. A stroll around the grounds of the inn provides an opportunity to experience a graceful, historic location that is almost like a trip back to another era of hospitality and gracious living. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Wades Point Inn On The Bay Hotel Mcdaniel