We recently had the opportunity to stay at Inn at Perry Cabin in historic St. Michaels, MD, on the Miles River and to say we were impressed would be an understatement. Even though it was only a 2 hour drive from Philadelphia (90 minutes from DC), it evoked a genuine sense of escape and provided all the comforts we could have wanted from a resort. From the minute we pulled up, we immediately felt taken care of and relaxed. I requested an early check in but it wasn’t guaranteed so I was pleasantly surprised when our room was ready as of our 12:00 pm arrival (check in is typically at 3 pm). We decided to put our bags down and check out our room (we had a One Bedroom Waterview Suite in the Ariel building… so appropriate!) which was incredible (see my stories on Instagram for a room tour & more highlights from our trip!)!
We walked to The Lighthouse (also called Foxy’s) for lunch as recommended by one of the guys at the valet and it was honestly one of the best meals I’ve had in a long time! It was right on the water and we ate outside so it was beautiful and I had the fish tacos and a seriously delicious coconut rum drink. We then stopped to get the kids tee shirts and got ice cream cones at JoJo’s Cupcakes & Cream before walking back to the hotel to spend the rest of the afternoon letting the kids run off some energy by the water.
The detail on the tile around this fireplace was stunning!
Joe and I were seriously taking notes and pictures to refer back to when we’re ready to remodel our new house! Everything about the resort exuded colonial history, nautical charm, and casual elegance without feeling overdone. The gardens were landscaped to perfection complete with intimate spaces for standalone swings for two and pairings of Adirondack chairs. While we loved bringing the kids along and it was totally kid friendly, we kept talking about how much we could do if we went back without them! You could go out on kayaks, take a yoga class, go sailing, ride bikes around the town, play a game of tennis, go to the spa, have a drink and relax by the water or the pool (it wasn’t open when we were there), or partake in a wine tasting. They do offer babysitting services if you let them know in advance but I wasn’t that organized!
We had dinner at Stars restaurant on Friday night and I was really happy with our experience. We’ve gone to places before where we haven’t totally loved the hotel restaurant but we LOVED this one. I had the crab cake and a salad, Joe had a steak, and we got macaroni and cheese for Amelia and Joseph to split. It was the perfect amount and everything was delicious. Our waiter, Wayne, even took photos for us, was so sweet with our kids, and politely brushed off our apologies when Joseph threw a fit before we even got our meal. We ordered pecan pie and cheesecake to take back to our room for dessert (because of said fit… actually, there were multiple fits) and they were both incredible (the pecan pie was my favorite!)!
We ordered breakfast in bed the next morning and it came right on time. Ordering breakfast in bed is one of my favorite things to do whenever we stay at a hotel and I really love when you have the option of ordering the night before, which is what we did here. It just starts the morning off right, especially since I like to have a cup of coffee right when I wake up in the morning and much prefer fresh brewed coffee to using the in-room single serve coffee makers. We got two orders of pancakes (I would highly recommend them) and an order of eggs and it was just enough for all of us. I really wanted to try the Belgian waffle but I don’t like to have much food left over when we travel since we can’t bring it home- I always feel so wasteful!
After we got dressed and packed, we walked the property a little more and discovered a cute little dock and a really small area with sand that Amelia loved so we hung out there for a bit. It was so nice to just sit and look out on the water and watch the boats.
One night was really nice but I think two nights would be perfect (or maybe I just thought that because we were constantly chasing around our kids!). I think we could have used another day to just relax and unwind a little more. One day wasn’t quite enough to settle in totally and we both said we would have liked to try sailing! They’re also opening a brand new golf course soon, Links at Perry Cabin, and it would be fun to play a round on this championship course that reprises famous golf holes! We also really wanted to try (but didn’t get a chance to) the gorgeous spa! We couldn’t believe how delicious every meal was and how accommodating all of the staff was! I could totally see this place as a romantic escape and think it would be a perfect spot for a baby moon, too! The accessibility, comfort, pampering, beautiful views, and amenities here definitely make Inn at Perry Cabin a destination in itself!