Stay in a classically American 19th century manor house complete with clapboard design, soaring columns and elegant gardens
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Fishing | History & culture | Relaxation
Set in the pristinely preserved Victorian town of St. Michaels on Maryland’s picturesque eastern shore, the resort is just two hours from Washington D.C., Baltimore and Philadelphia. The village is a charming mix of period houses and working docks with local captains on hand to take you out onto Chesapeake Bay’s waters. Alternatively, make use of the resort’s complimentary kayaks or charter your own yacht and try your hand at bay fishing or oyster dredging. In the surrounding countryside, there’s everything from golf to clay pigeon shooting along with boat-making courses at the local maritime museum.
At Perry Cabin, colonial elegance underpins each room’s aesthetic with dark-wood furnishings contrasted with crisp white linens, light décor and whitewashed plantation-style shutters. Many rooms come with a private patio that looks over the resort’s precisely manicured gardens, leading the eye gently down to the water’s front. En suite bathrooms come with Italian-marble floors, dual vanities and a deep-soaking tub while a nightly turndown service – including freshly baked cookies – comes as a welcome touch.
Start the day with gourmet breakfast offerings from the hotel’s restaurant, Stars, before moving on to an al fresco lunch under the midday sun on the terrace. Come evening, the menu showcases the region’s seafood specialities with some of the best crab, oysters and shrimp In Maryland, no mean feat given that it features one of the longest stretches of coastline in contiguous America. For a special treat, enjoy afternoon tea in the morning room with a range of delicious sandwiches, pastries and preserves served daily.
Beginners and experienced sailors alike will find new skills to master at the resort’s Sailing Academy while the less nautically inclined will find plenty to keep them occupied back at base. There are fitness classes, expert lectures, craft sessions, wine tastings and open-air movie nights along with a cocktail pool bar that’s only matched by the old-world welcome of the Purser’s Pub. Lastly, Linden Spa, named after the trees that grace the resort’s gardens, offers a full range of nurturing therapies that make full use of local ingredients.
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