Elegant Waterfront Inn Set amid Rolling Countryside
For more than a mile, Thompson Creek—an offshoot of Chesapeake Bay—winds alongside a sprawling, 220-acre tract of land that once belonged to the family who gave the creek its name. Amid the rolling hills stands the Historic Kent Manor Inn, a restored, cupola-crowned wooden mansion built in 1820. Inside, floral prints, dark wood, and period furnishings impart an aura of stately elegance.
Each king or double room houses its own collection of antique decor. Many rooms feature four-poster beds, private balconies, and sweeping views of the grounds. In the morning, head downstairs to the classic English dining room for a complimentary continental breakfast including coffee, fresh pastries and fruits, and more. To explore the inn’s picturesque surroundings, you can go wandering through the estate’s lavishly landscaped grounds.
Stevensville, Maryland: Waterfront Community near Baltimore and Washington, DC
Baltimore, Washington, DC, and Annapolis are all a short distance from the Historic Kent Manor Inn, but there’s plenty to do in the immediate vicinity, which is marked by gorgeous natural scenery and quaint historical towns. Nature lovers will want to check out the 4,000 acres of pristine, protected shoreline at Terrapin Nature Park. Cap off the day with classic Maryland crab cakes at one of the many waterfront restaurants looking out on Chesapeake Bay.