The sheer grandeur of the 1816 mansion, with its mix of modern decor and antiques (polished hardwood floors, carved wood bed frames)
The Linden Ritual treatment at the spa (a wrap of local flowers, sage, blackberries, eucalyptus and rosemary)
Crab cakes, crab soup, buttermilk biscuits and local specialties at the inn’s lauded restaurant
What To Know
Views are of the manicured waterfront lawns or the Miles River
Not all rooms are in the historic part of the house; there are new wings connected by walkways
Popular venue for destination weddings, events and even movie sets (see: Wedding Crashers)
A 10 percent resort fee per night will be collected at the Jetsetter checkout
Parking on site
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Grand waterfront manor house on Maryland’s Eastern shore with an aristocratic air and Chesapeake Bay views
Staying here feels like an elegant journey to an earlier era. The overstuffed couches, antique chests, Audubon prints, French doors and terraces are pure romance. Off in the distance, fishing vessels trawl for the Chesapeake’s famed oysters and crabs, and sailboats skim across the river — both experiences available to guests. Throughout the winter, the fireplaces blaze while guests settle into the couches for afternoon tea.
Bed and Bath
All 78 rooms have the air of a 19th-century English country home, with polished hardwood floors, carved wood bed frames and floral touches from bedspreads to curtains. Views are of the manicured waterfront lawns or the Miles River, and such vernacular amenities as fresh fruit and cookies daily and fluffy robes. Spacious bathrooms show off a simple white and stone palette, and have double sinks, baths tubs (in some) and glass enclosed showers.
On a culinary level, mornings start with the inn's version of eggs Benedict — crab cakes, homemade pancetta and buttermilk biscuits. During the day, you can pop into a local tavern for steamed crabs while cruising the art galleries, farmers markets or antique stores in St. Michaels or nearby Oxford and Easton. For dinner, visit the inn's Stars restaurant for artisanal cheeses, local oysters and other seasonal seafood dishes. For more pampering, head to the property's Linden Spa and indulge in the signature Linden Ritual treatment, a wrap of local flowers, sage, blackberries, eucalyptus and rosemary.
In the Area
You can tuck in for the weekend and never leave the estate, with its gardens, Chesapeake Bay views and crackling fireplaces. But if you do, there’s more charm outside, from the sailboats passing by to the scenic colonial town of St. Michaels. Explore the area’s maritime history at the Chesapeake Bay Maritime Museum, browse Washington and Harrison streets in Easton, where antique shops and boutiques abound. Or the head to the Academy Art Museum, home to a permanent collection of more than 1,000 pieces of European and American works on paper.
Inn at Perry Cabin by Belmond
308 Watkins Ln
St Michaels, Maryland 21663
How to Get There
Baltimore-Washington International Airport (BWI): Approximate distance to The Inn at Perry Cabin is 72 miles.