TALBOT COUNTY and the Chesapeake Bay area

The Chesapeake Bay area is the natural habitat of osprey, herons, egrets, and falcons. It boasts the highest concentration of bald eagles in the country after their removal from the Endangered Species list in 2007. The Eastern Shore provides a sanctuary for wildlife and travelers alike.

Stroll the main street and browse boutiques ranging from handmade candies to local artwork. Be sure to visit The Shops at Five Gables, right on our property. Try some fresh local crabs at one of the waterfront crab houses with ale and corn on the cob.

Enjoy crab cake sandwiches and soup at Town Dock Restaurant. The dining room commands spectacular views of the harbor, and the menu compliments the specialties of the Bay.  Each Spring, WineFest St. Michaels showcases culinary talents of the area – an event not to be missed!

Learn the history of the bay at the Chesapeake Bay Maritime Museum, then spend the afternoon sailing the bay on a Skipjack. The Rebecca Ruark, one of a precious few remaining Sailing Oyster Boats has a history dating back to 1886. Her Captain, Wade Murphy, will charm you with his stories and history of the skipjack and the bay.

One you’ve enjoyed the treasures of the bay, our relaxing massages and luxurious rooms will welcome you home.