Inn at Huntingfield Creek
What We Love
- A lovely Eastern Shore B&B, with your own cottage, plus perks like wine and fresh cookiesThe complimentary full country breakfast, with homemade gourmet dishes
- The complimentary wine, beer and fresh-baked cookies
- Your accommodation, a well-appointed private cottage
What To Know
- Dog lovers will enjoy the inn keepers' three furry family members
- The retreat sits on 70 tranquil acres with a saltwater pool
- The romantic cottages have a fireplace, whirlpool bathtub and full kitchen
Easy does it at the Inn at Huntingfield Creek, a relaxed 70-acre retreat on the oldest land parcel in Kent County, Maryland. In its early days – before its incarnations as a hunting ground and horse-racing track – it was known for its convenient cart paths, good moorings and all-around accessibility. These days, it’s managed by innkeepers Jim and Joanne, who have taken it in a hospitable new direction, with some help from their four-legged assistants.
Now a TripAdvisor Certificate of Excellence winner, the property is as quaint as the surrounding village of Rock Hall, with charming accommodations and common spaces. These include the only bed-and-breakfast saltwater pool on the Eastern Shore and welcoming treats like fresh-baked cookies. And don’t forget gourmet breakfast, with dishes like blueberry-orange pancakes and corned beef hash. It’s served every day, fresh and homemade, and the modern-day property remains down-to-earth and accessible as ever.
The cottages at the Inn at Huntingfield Creek offer total seclusion, with the luxuries of staying in your own private home. The perfect complement to your panoramic views, each is sleekly styled and superbly appointed, with a fireplace, spa bath with whirlpool tub and furnished kitchen, a romantic haven for your Chesapeake getaway.
Amenities- Distinct bedroom and seating areas- Satellite flat-screen HDTV with DVD/VHS- King bed- Queen sleeper sofa or extra twin bed- Barbecue grill- Bamboo/hardwood flooring
Known as the “Pearl of the Chesapeake,” the waterfront town of Rock Hall sits on the National Chesapeake Scenic Byway and is filled with outdoor adventure, laid-back vibes and harbor charm. Take a boat ride on the bay, dine on local oysters over live music, or get active by fishing, biking or hiking. The nearby National Wildlife Refuge and miles of beaches offer fun for the whole family, and local museums teach you about the town’s, and region’s, centuries of history.
How to Get There
Its hard to write a review of a place that you just want to go to over and over again for fear that-if you let the cat out of the bag, folks will book the place up and you will wind up on a waiting list forever. That is this place-Jim and Joanne are just the sort of innkeepers you hope to run into. My friend and I were on a girl's getaway and had been driving up the eastern shore in gale force winds and horizontal rain. It truly was a dark and stormy night when we arrived-but our innkeepers, keenly aware of both the weather and the lateness of the day, called us to make sure we were ok and asked if we needed and directions. We were met at the door , whisked into the library, plied with fresh cookies, a roaring fire and a glass of wine. We were upgraded to the Lavender cottage-spacious and lovely with a gorgeous view . Breakfast was plentiful and delicious, and we left feeling like we made some great friends. I can't wait to return!
Wow, what a fantastic place to stay. We stayed in the Zen Cottage and the cottage lived up to its name. It was peaceful, clean and relaxing. My husband and I sat out on our private deck and watch the wildlife with a good bottle of wine. What a night!
Just had my first stay at Huntingfield Creek Inn and it certainly won't be my last! Jim and Joanne have created an atmosphere that makes you feel as though you are visiting close friends in a home filled with warmth, atmosphere and perfect comfort.
The beds are luscious, the breakfasts are generous and delicious, and the Inn is set up to encourage socializing. For single people such as myself, this was the ultimate luxury!
With no televisions in the main house except for one large screen in the living area should people wish to indulge ... people are far less prone to stay hidden away. However, I believe the main reason people come out of their rooms was not for television … and it was never turned on during my stay … but because the Inn has a wonderfully cozy, welcoming "den" done all in wood and reminiscent of a luxury cabin. From leather sofas and chairs to a long table for gaming, open bottles of wine to pour, closed bottles of beer to open :-) ... all gratis to guests ... from a huge collection of CDs to play, a library filled with a wide variety of books in floor to ceiling shelving and all finished off with a romantic gas stove for atmosphere and warmth, you won't want to leave this gathering space. This is where people gathered at the end of the day prior to heading out for dinner, then returning after dinner to chat until bedtime.
Moreover, for pet lovers, there are three dogs for your pet fix away from home ... quite friendly, but in no ways a nuisance.
In addition to the main house there are other dwellings but I was only in the main house so cannot speak to the others.
An added bonus is that the owners grow their own herbs and plenty of lavender. They have produced wonderful soaps, lotions, and other items that you can purchase and take with you.
I have lived and traveled extensively in the US, Asia and Europe, so am a bit selective ... this ranks with those that I most enjoyed. And while I'd like to keep this my hidden secret :-) ... that is countered by my need to have it continue to thrive so that it is always there for my return!
My husband and I came to the Inn for a quick overnight getaway... it is lovely and the innkeeper was very helpful with the details of the area and the extras I asked for. We were in cottage 5 and we loved the setting and the amenities are lovely!
This country inn offers pristine well designed, fully functional cottages as well as a place close to a marina and a wildlife refuge center where in October you can eat crab, see migrating geese and monarch butterflies fluttering everywhere. You can also sit on your porch and take in the sweeping fields of soy (embellished by blooming lavender in the Spring) in the late afternoon while having a glass of wine and chocolate chip cookies, compliments of the inn.