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Wades Point Inn on the Bay
Ranked #1 of 1 McDaniel B&B and Inns
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Reviewed September 25, 2013

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!

Room Tip: Be sure you tell them if you need help with stairs! Also, the claw-foot bathtubs can be hard to get...
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  • Stayed: September 2013, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed September 22, 2013

This property is outstanding...you cannot beat the views! Totally serene and quiet, gorgeous views of the bay and well kept grounds. We stayed in the main house, which was charming! There are so many little nooks (sitting rooms, porches, balconies, hammocks, chase lounges) to relax in.
The staff was extremely helpful and friendly (the trip was for my mom's birthday...and waiting in our room was a birthday card and freshly baked cookies)! Our room was very clean and the bed was really comfy.
Breakfast was delicious and plentiful with lots of options (some from a local farm) and the breakfast room is just lovely.
We also enjoyed the kayaks and bikes that were provided for guest use--I know my husband (who could live outdoors) will love this place!
The property is about a ten minute drive from lovely St. Michael's...but I bet you could spend an entire weekend just relaxing here!

  • Stayed: September 2013, traveled with family
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Reviewed September 15, 2013

The Wades Point Inn is in a lovely location right on the bay. The grounds are pretty and relaxing as is the main house. We chose a room with a great view and we had a glass of wine and watched the sun go down that was very nice. The rooms were fine but not special. The tap water tasted terrible and there was no bottled water available in the room. In my mind, at the price we paid,a couple of bottles of water is the least they could do since the tapwater tastes bad. The buffet breakfast was mediocre and the hot food was not kept hot so it was room temperature by the time we arrived for breakfast. It basically felt like a Holiday Inn Express experience (although the breakfast might be better at the Holiday Inn) but in a lovely location. I think they should visit other top B & B's in this price range to find out what service and amenities can really be like. It would definitely be a great spot to rent for a weekend event like a reunion or wedding as the grounds are great for relaxing and socializing but you'd still need to work around the bad breakfast.

Room Tip: The rooms with a sunset view cost more, but it's the best part of the experience.
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Reviewed September 12, 2013

Location, location, location. If you want to get away from it all for a bit and love the outdoors, this is the place for you. The water surrounds you on three sides and it is so quiet you can relax and be in a peaceful, happy state before you know it. The sunsets were beautiful over the water. One night, after dinner in St Michael's, we went to the back of the main house and did some star gazing. I felt like we were out West in one of the national parks. The stars were countless and we could see the Milky Way.

The room was fine, the staff was friendly and helpful, and breakfast was yummy. Most of all though, we loved the view and the peace we felt during our visit. We will return!

Room Tip: We stayed in the main house in the Victorian section. We looked at the rooms in the newer building...
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  • Stayed: September 2013, traveled as a couple
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betsy f, Owner at Wades Point Inn on the Bay, responded to this reviewResponded April 11, 2014

Thank you for your kind comments and we look forward to welcoming you back at a future date to do some more incredible star gazing. We agree, it is indeed like being in Big Sky Montana!
John Bozman Leeds owned this property for a time in the 1800's and he was a noted astronomer who, as we understand it, had an observation tower here on the property.

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Reviewed September 5, 2013

Wades Point Inn was amazing! My wife purchased a Groupon deal for this place and stole me away for the weekend for my birthday. Man, what a great surprise it was! It's conveniently located nearby St. Michael's, MD, but still far enough away that you felt secluded and comfortable. The building was old and charming but still had enough modern conveniences that we were comfortable. We were able to disconnect from technology and just enjoy ourselves for the weekend. It was truly fantastic! The staff is friendly and accommodating, the breakfast was tasty and filling, the rooms were charming, the location was amazing! We were able to lounge in a hammock, right on the bay, and just enjoy nature. They even provide bicycles for exploring the property and kayaks for going out on the water. I couldn't have asked for better! My only complaint: the bed was a little old and rickety and the mattress wasn't that comfortable.

  • Stayed: August 2013, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed September 4, 2013

What a pleasant surprise for our first time stay at a B&B and the Chesapeake Bay, MD. I booked our stay at the Wades Point Inn since my boyfriend and I were planning to attend a family event in Maryland and wanted to be nearby. We were both so very happy and pleased that we were not disappointed in any way. The Wades Point Inn is an absolutely beautiful place with amazing views of the water. It had all we wanted. My boyfriend loved that he could fish right off the property and even caught fish! He had brought his own rod but they have fishing rods available. There were kayaks, paddle boards, a canoe and bike also available which we took advantage of. The location is only 5 miles from the historic town of St. Michaels and was a nice bike ride away (also was great that Md. is a flat and had wide bike lanes). The staff was very pleasant and attentive. We stayed at the Main house which is over 200 years old and filled with charm and character. We and had a private bath (with a claw tub). The bath was outside the room in the hallway but nearby enough. The room had air conditioning which was put on prior to our arrival to assure our comfort. Each morning there was a delicious breakfast served which varied with several of the following dishes such as home made granola, yogurt, blueberry pancakes, french toast, baked egg with crab meat, homemade biscuits, sausage casserole and more. The website photos accurately depict the beauty of the Inn. We will definitely stay at the Wades Point Inn again.

Room Tip: The room was clean and had adequate dresser and closet space and a small sink in the room and an A/C...
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  • Stayed: August 2013, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed September 4, 2013

We have stayed at many upscale B&B's and while this is a lovely place it just didn't have the warm host/innkeeper feel we get at many B&B's of higher caliber. We never really met the innkeeper. There are many different buildings here with different price ranges. We stayed in the new building which was nice. Some of the older buildings may have issues that older buildings have. Breakfast was fine but more like a continental breakfast with some premade warm choices you would get at a hotel. Most B&B's have water bottles in the room or a frig with various drink choices and some have after-noon treats and evening sherry. This place did not. It's all about the view and hiking around the property or doing a canoe ride. Not a bad place at all..just not our thing.

  • Stayed: August 2013, traveled as a couple
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betsy f, Owner at Wades Point Inn on the Bay, responded to this reviewResponded April 11, 2014

Thank you for your genuine comments and feelings. We are owner operated for the last 30 years and do our best to welcome our guests. Those we may miss at check-in we usually meet during breakfast. Clearly we missed you at every turn, we're very sorry to hear that “the personal touch” was lacking on your stay with us. We do generally have homemade cookies as well as iced tea, iced coffee, and iced water out for guests in the breakfast room, not sure what we were doing the weekend of your visit. We have taken on board your suggestion to add bottled water to the fridges in the Kemp Guesthouse since it's a walk from the breakfast room. We quite like your idea for afternoon sherry but can't say thats in place yet. Thank you again and we hope you will give us an opportunity to serve you once more at a future date.

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Address: 10090 Wades Point Rd, McDaniel, St. Michaels, MD 21647-9749
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Location: United States > Maryland > Talbot County > St. Michaels > McDaniel
Amenities:
Beach Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly) Spa Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #1 of 1 B&Bs / Inns in McDaniel
Price Range: $208 - $307 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:1 star — Wades Point Inn on the Bay 1*
Number of rooms: 26
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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