Information & Activities
Reservations at the best restaurants are a must for weekends. To be sure your are accomodated, you may call them directly or ask us to make them. St. Michaels and surrounding areas have many fine restaurants ranging from very casual to almost formal (but never coats and ties). A brief summary:
Some places for dinner in St. Michaels are: Town Dock 410-745-4545, Theo’s 410-745-2106, 208 Talbot 410-745-3838 and The Stars 410-745-2200. Reservations well in advance are a must for the above. There are many other restaurants as well which are less expensive but have excellent food. We have most of the menus on the premises.
In Easton, just a 15 minute drive, there are number of excellent restaurants. My favorite for fine dining is Out of the Fire 410-770-4777. Easton also has a movie theater- Premier Cinemas-410-822-9950.
What Can You Do At The Inn?
One of the Inn’s attractive features is the spacious grounds and great harbor views that afford you a wonderful way to just “chill out.” The sun room inside, the porches and the lawn are there just for that purpose. We want you to feel at home–we have no strict rules, besides no indoor smoking, we just be considerate of the other guests. For those lazy days,enjoy a nice cool beverage or a glass of wine while relaxing out on the rocking chairs or watch the local waterman bring in their catch for the day.
A nice collection of DVD’s, board games, and books can be found in the sun room for your enjoyment or take a blanket and lay under one of our shady trees.
Kick off your weekend getaway on Fridays with our Innkeepers Reception with hors d’ouvres and beverages. You can socialize with other guests inside, out on the lawn, or either of our porches. The deck is private for our guests who rent the Miles River Suite.
On those cool romantic evenings we encourage you to join us out by the water, under the stars for a memorable evening roasting marshmallows on our fire pit.
When you use the theather size flat screen or sit on the porches, be mindful of the fact that they are near other guests’ rooms, especially after 10:00pm. This is particularly important when you come back from dinner. We take great care to keep the Inn attractive and clean. We service the rooms every day. If you want fresh towels just put the used ones on the floor.
There are many options for enjoying the waterways around St. Michaels.
The cruises–the easiest and cheapest is the Patriot, which leaves its dock about 100 yards from the Inn every 2 hours or so and takes about one hour. There is a sailboat the Selina that leaves from the harbor for a two hour cruise, you will need reservations as it only take 6 people at a time.
If you want to sail on a skipjack from Tilghman Island, there are three options: the Rebecca Ruark (an entertaining Captain Wade pilots the boat); the H.M. Krentz(a great and informative skipper as well); and the Lady Patty. Most of these leave three times per day and have a sunset cruise.
There are a couple of charters that can take you for longer cruises. There is also an all day fishing trip you can reserve–4 to 6 people, that leaves about 4 miles from the Inn.
The Chesapeake Bay Maritime Museum is a wonderful place to spend several hours, only 100 yards from the Inn. Climb the lighthouse or browse through the many shipbuilding exhibits, reviewing the history and activity related to the shipping on the Bay. It is open every day from 9 to 4:30. Cost is minimal.
The Shops–Shopping is the major activity for the St. Michaels tourist. We have a wide variety of stores that offer a marvelous array of gifts, antiques and items of interest. You can walk to all of them. They are open daily from 10 to 5:30.
Cyclying / Trails–Bicycles are for rent at St. Michaels Marina to enjoy the beautiful St. Michaels walking/biking trail.
Tennis–There are six courts in the area.
Town Tours–St. Michaels Museum offers historic tours for you to enjoy our local stories and On weekends you can enjoy the ghostly spirits which roam our town with a narrated walking tour.
205 Cherry Street, St. Michaels, MD 21663
Aida Khalil Trissell Innkeeper