Inn at Perry Cabin on the Eastern Shore in Maryland makes for a perfect east coast getaway with a good mix of Americana Charm, sense of history and place, a little sporting and activity, delicious local seafood, and plenty of downtime for relaxing.
Sometimes what we need for the soul is something small, quaint and personal; a place where you can turn off your phone and listen to the ducks while enjoying a cup of coffee. East Coasters, especially those of us in the Mid-Atlantic region, are lucky to have just such a place right in our back yard! As a Talbot County resident, I thought I knew the in’s and out’s on Maryland’s Eastern Shore; that all changed after my weekend of restoration at the Inn at Perry Cabin.
Located in St.Michaels, MD, the Inn at Perry Cabin has a true Americana essence, which fits perfectly in a town that takes pride in fooling the British during the War of 1812. From the excellent spa services to a world-renowned Sailing experience “the inn” celebrates the natural beauty and magic of my home town.
With a total of 78 rooms and 30 suites, no room category is exactly alike. When I arrived, I was greeted by the aroma of Australian Sandalwood and my luggage was quickly relocated to my Deluxe Partial Water View room. As I plopped onto my bed with its many layers of down feathers it did not take long to realize this was the most comfortable bed I’ve ever encountered. A nice bath bomb amenity was the perfect treat to enjoy a very large soaking tub. Throughout my stay, the housekeeping services were excellent and my room always felt fresh and tidy.
The Inn at Perry Cabin is a perfect spot for a relaxing and romantic weekend getaway for couples and features a balanced blend of spa and sport. I personally enjoyed an 80 min custom massage, private golf lesson, and four-hour sailing excursion. Other activities on the property include tennis, kayaking, paddle boarding, garden tours and lounging by the pool. The location is also a major perk as you are within walking distance to downtown St. Michaels for additional shopping, dining, and even a Rum distillery visit.
Being a waterman’s daughter, farm/pier to table dining has always been important to me and Perry Cabin values the vast resources that Delmarva has to offer (for you non-residents, Delmarva stands for Delaware, Maryland, Virginia). Dining at STARS, the inn’s main restaurant was excellent; the menu favors fresh local seafood and responsibly farmed cuts of meat, paired with seasonal vegetables and delightful deserts. If you’re enjoying a getaway with friends, you must schedule a private dinner in The Miles Room for a truly unique experience of wine pairing and education over a family-style dishes of the chefs choice. Breakfast was my favorite meal during my visit and I was drooling over the options of homemade pastries, smoked salmon and custom omelets. The beautiful view was the perfect way to start my day of sport on the water. After my first night, the staff already knew my name and I truly felt at home.
The Inn at Perry Cabin has had its share of management and amenity changes over the years, but I am so happy to report that something has finally “clicked” and the service was cohesive and very comfortable. It’s exciting to see the rise of Perry Cabin especially for our beloved golfers. “Links at Perry Cabin” is the latest addition and was the last design by the legendary Pete Dye. The Inn is adding additional rooms on the course, which will eventually be known as the “Lodge at Perry Cabin” and are designed for golf trips, groups of friends, or wedding parties. Apple trees have been planted along with wildflowers for guests to pick and beekeeping is now on the property.
Book with Ourisman Travel (or online with the Virtuoso booking tool) and enjoy the following complimentary amenities:
- Upgrade on arrival, subject to availability
- Daily full breakfast served in the restaurant for up to 2 in-room guests (maximum $30 per person, per day)
- $100 USD Hotel/Resort credit to be utilized during stay (not combinable, not valid on room rate, no cash value if not redeemed in full)
- Early check-in/late check-out, subject to availability
This historic landmark on the Eastern Shore is picking up momentum and the future for the Inn at Perry Cabin is bright!