The Best Kept Secret of the Eastern Shore
Nestled on the banks of the Miles River is an idyllic getaway for those looking to escape from the never-ending hustle of the big city to the bucolic charm that can only be found on the Eastern Shore. The Inn at Perry Cabin, a soothing, sophisticated resort situated on a stretch of waterfront property with breathtaking views of Chesapeake Bay, is an ideal vacation spot for anyone looking to unwind. Mute your phone, close your computer and open your eyes to the possibility of an unforgettable vacation steeped in sophistication at the best kept secret on the East Coast.
The region’s only luxury resort, Inn at Perry Cabin sits on 26 acres of forest, farmland and shore, and seems designed with relaxation in mind. Located just outside of the picturesque town of St. Michaels, Maryland, Inn at Perry Cabin is about a two-hour drive from D.C., Baltimore, and Philadelphia. If you’re looking to leave reality behind for a vacation full of relaxation, consider leaving the car behind as well. You can start your vacation before you even set sight on the Inn, thanks to a revolutionary program called “Skip the Bridge.” Head to Annapolis, where the Five Star, a 55-foot Hinckley yacht, will pick you up for a butler-serviced, champagne filled jaunt across the Chesapeake to the Inn. It’s the perfect way to begin your journey to effortless elegance.
Arrival at the Inn is often met with jaws dropping. Gorgeous vistas of every type abound at every turn: gardens filled with wildflowers, boats sailing on the shore. But the crown jewel in the property is the Inn itself. A grand, 1816 mansion that was redone in a nautical theme inspired by the Commodore’s cabin on the U.S.S. Niagara, the Inn has a mix of modern décor and antiques. Polished hardwood floors gleam in each of the 78 contemporary guestrooms, where lamplight and fires illuminate their cozy charm. Many Eastern Shore experience experts at the Inn at Perry Cabin are on-hand to make sure that guests’ expectations aren’t just met, but exceeded. Just sit back, relax and let the effortless elegance of a stay at the Inn at Perry Cabin unfold around you.
A stay at the Inn always comes with a serving of one of the world’s most beautiful places: Maryland’s Eastern Shore. If sailing the bay is at the forefront of your mind, consider charting a private boat so that you can cruise the open waters of the bay. Both sail and motor boats mourned at St. Michaels harbor can take guests out on the water for a few hours, or a full day.
If playing and paddling is what you desire, a fleet of kayaks and paddle boards are ready for use at any time. Just drop in at the dock, sign one out and you’ll be on your way. The dock hands will make sure you know the best places to go for sightseeing, swimming or sunning.
If you want to cast a line or drop a pot in hopes of catching a crab, oyster or fish, Chesapeake Bay won’t disappoint. Fishing charters are available with tackle and professional guides who will help you catch whatever your heart desires. If the sea is kind to you, you can bring back your catch where the Inn’s chefs will prepare it to perfection.
The Wonder of the Waterfront
Fresh, Delicious, Local Fare
The chefs working at the Inn at Perry Cabin source local ingredients to create dynamic menus that change with the seasons. Stars Restaurant is a destination in and of itself. It offers intimate dining experiences with dishes that will make your taste buds stand up and sing.
Open for breakfast, lunch and dinner, Stars boasts a gorgeous dining room with unobstructed, stunning views of the Miles River. Oysters on the menu were harvested less than twelve miles from the restaurant, and their fresh, briny flavor will astound. The crab cakes, rockfish and crab soup are not to be missed. Make sure to talk to the Level 3 Sommelier to pair a wonderful wine from the Inn’s collection with whatever you decide to dine on.
Those looking for a more intimate gathering should head into The Purser’s Pub. Grab a small plate at the bar, or head outside and dine around the open fire pit in the Pub Courtyard. Craft cocktails are made with muddled herbs from the Inn’s own garden, and there are beers on tap from the local St. Michael’s Brewery and the Lyon Distilling Company. If spirits are on your mind, sample some of their rare whiskeys and bourbons before digging into their famous brick chicken.
Love All at the Tennis Club
The tennis club at Inn at Perry Cabin is making a name for itself and is the sole reason for visiting for many guests. Under the leadership of LTA-Certified Pro Robert Wright, the tennis club offers advice from a knowledgeable, skilled coach. Beginners will learn basics in a fun, relaxed setting, while season players will be challenged by one of the best in the business. Daily clinics and private lessons are available and will perfectly suit whatever an individual’s needs may be.
Hit the Links
No visit to the Inn is complete without setting foot on the Links at Perry Cabin. The final golf course created by legendary designer Pete Dye, the Links showcases the artistry behind every fairway and green. Dye sculpted the property to feel like a natural expression of the earth itself, and the course winds itself through rolling hills and hardwoods dotted with native grasses, reeds and trees. Golfers won’t find anything like it on the Eastern Shore – this is a unique and intimate course that will give you an entirely new appreciation for the game of golf. The last three holes on this 18-hole course are dubbed Pete’s ‘Goodnight Kiss.’ They put players through torturous challenges but make up for it with exceptional views of the bay.
This is one of the most exclusive courses on the East Coast, and is only open to guests and members. The property is planning on opening a 100-room lodge that will be located just beyond the 18th green, with unobstructed views of picturesque Chesapeake Bay.
Relax & Recharge
After a long day on the Links or the sea, head to The Linden Spa at Inn at Perry Cabin, where you’ll find experiences unlike any others. The scent of herbs and aromatics hits you as you walk in. they were clipped right from the Inn’s own gardens, and are incorporated into several treatments that will help rejuvenate and revitalize body and mind.
The Shore Side treatment was inspired by the Bay itself. The 80-minute experience includes a gentle exfoliation using seed powder that leaves skin smooth and supple. Then, a tidal massage moves up and down the body, melting away any stubborn stress or tension.
Golfers who spend their days on the course love the Links massage, a deep tissue treatment that will release and relieve any aches and pains. A handheld rolling tool is used to precisely target and massage sore muscles so that athletes can be back on the Links as soon as possible.
Each therapist working at the spa is an expert in a wide range of techniques and will help clients find any result they desire. Let yourself be pampered at this spa that epitomizes the idea of rest and repose.
A Hidden Gem
Guests savor memories of their visit to Inn at Perry Cabin. The peaceful gardens, fabulous food, glorious golf course, and remarkable waterfront views are the things that daydreams are made of. Make your dreams a reality and enjoy the spectacular setting that Inn at Perry Cabin offers today.
To plan your visit, go to www.theinnatperrycabin.com or call 1.888.805.8885