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Inn at Perry Cabin by Belmond

St Michaels, Maryland

With its romantic waterfront setting on Chesapeake Bay and colonial clapboard vernacular, Inn at Perry Cabin by Belmond is the epitome of southern charm and one of America’s most refined small luxury hotels.

At a Glance

  • Take a dip in the heated horizon-edge swimming pool in the landscaped walled garden

  • Full range of spa services that focus on pampering, rejuvenation and wellness

  • Sherwood's Landing is refined-but-relaxed riverfront dining

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Description

Inn at Perry Cabin makes a perfect escape from the wonks of DC and offers a chance to relax in beautiful surroundings, enjoy superb spa treatments, feast on fresh crab and oysters, and explore the glories of Chesapeake Bay by sail or on bicycle. The Inn is surrounded by centuries-old gardens with lush lawns and riots of flowers. Wooden benches and Adirondack chairs look out onto the Miles River and make the perfect spot for a lazy afternoon reading a favorite book or watching the boats come and go.

The hotel retains an intimate and exclusive feel and has just 78 guest rooms including 26 suites, many with fireplaces and separate living areas. The bright and airy bedrooms boast gleaming chrome lamps and cool slate floors, with a décor that is contemporary and gently nautical with sepia photos and sketches of sailboats and shells lining the walls. The Waterfront Master Suite is especially lovely with its sweeping views and beautifully characterful art objects. Spacious bathrooms are fitted out with Italian marble tiles, fine linens, and a generous supply of luxurious amenities. Most have separate soaking tubs.

The hotel’s restaurant, Sherwood's Landing, offers waterfront dining, floor-to-ceiling windows and delicious seasonal foods sourced from the local environment. Every afternoon a traditional English afternoon tea is served in the drawing room. The Pursers Pub with its courtyard and open-hearth fireplace is a relaxed informal place to sample a Bloody Mary over a game of backgammon or a cooling daiquiri in summer.

The Linden Spa is one of the best on the East Coast and includes a number of signature treatments such as a clay and flower massage and a Herbal Remedy Massage, an ancient recipe of healing herbs that focuses on calming and detoxifying pressure points.

The hotel’s outdoor infinity pool is stunningly situated in a walled garden and is open during the summer months. If you’d like to explore, there are plenty of options. Spend the day sailing, pack a picnic, take one of the free bikes and discover the magical charm of St Michaels with its immaculately kept colonial, federal and Victorian homes and handsome churches.

Accommodation

The hotel has just 78 guest rooms including 26 suites, many with fireplaces and separate living areas.

From spacious suites with impressive sweeping water views to cosier colonial rooms with private garden patios, all the rooms at Inn at Perry Cabin’s rooms are contemporary, charming and bright.

Facilities

Overlooking the Miles River, the hotel's restaurant Sherwood's Landing serves delicious seasonal cuisine sourced from the local area. Guests can also opt for al fresco breakfast and lunch on the patio. Daily afternoon tea with a selection of delicious home-made tea breads, English scones, lemon curd and preserves and blended teas is a delight for the sweet-toothed. Whilst the Purser’s Pub, well known for its signature Chesapeake Retriever cocktail, provides the perfect spot for a game of backgammon or chess and a nightcap.

Activities

Pack a picnic, take one of the free bikes and discover the magical charm of St Michaels with its immaculately kept colonial, federal and Victorian homes and handsome churches. You will also find maritime and art museums, quaint farmers markets and antique shops packed full of antiquities. The nearby towns of Royal Oak, Easton and Oxford also offer numerous opportunities to discover hidden treasures.

The Inn at Perry Cabin is also home to the Chesapeake Bay’s Offshore Sailing School, choose from the signature three-day Learn to Sail course, or relax and learn in half-day sessions over five-days. Courses are available any time April through November.

Captain Don Conley of "Let it Ride" boat tours has entertained visitors to The Inn at Perry Cabin for over 10 years. Relax in style as you fish for rockfish, striped bass and more aboard a custom-built charter boat along the Chesapeake Bay. The boat is fully equipped and ready to bring home the big ones.

The gourmand will enjoy cooking demonstrations, an enticing cocktail at Purser’s Pub or a memorable meal at Sherwood’s Landing, the only four-diamond restaurant on Maryland’s Shore.

Services

Guests in search of some pampering will be found at the Linden Spa. Offering a full range of spa services that focus on pampering, rejuvenation and wellness guests will rejoice at the signature treatments and massages. You will find indoor or outdoor relaxation rooms, outdoor infinity pool, detoxifying steam room, yoga classes and private training sessions on offer at the Fitness Center.

Location & Directions

St Michaels, Maryland

Situated on Maryland's Eastern Shore in the Victorian resort town of St Michaels. Prestigious Talbot County boasts the most shoreline in the continental US and is considered one of the premier destinations in the Mid-Atlantic region. The Inn at Perry Cabin is ideally situated less than 2-hours from Washington DC, Baltimore and Philadelphia while New York City is less than 4-hours away.

When to go

Saint Michaels is considered a resort town, and gets most of its visitors during the summer, when beaches, restaurants and hotels can get a bit crowded. Consider going right before or after the peak season, in May or September, to find thinner crowds and more affordable rates. The weather is still very comfortable and the amenities are still open. This is also a good time for those interesting in boating and fishing.

Keep in mind that Saint Michaels hosts the annual Mid-Atlantic Maritime Festival the third weekend each May. The town fills up quickly during this three-day festival as visitors and locals come together to celebrate the area’s maritime history. It’s a fun time to be in town, but be prepared for crowds and book your accommodations far in advance.

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