Four Chesapeake Bay Inns Make List of “Best Upscale Hideaways”

Chesapeake Bay Magazine – January 2018

Huffington Post has released a list of the 18 Best Upscale Hideaways in the Northeast USA for 2017, and not one, not two, but four inns along the Chesapeake Bay are being recognized.

At #15, the Whitehaven Hotel on the Wicomico River is described as a “remote, charming, river-set historic inn” dating back to 1810, with eight rooms described as “upscale but not opulent.”

#16 on the list is Inn at the Canal in Chesapeake City, Maryland, built by a boatman on the C&D Canal. Says Yolen-Cohen, “It is a gracious and delicious place to bed down in picturesque Chesapeake City,” and notes that the owner, Bob Roethke, is a Culinary Institute of America graduate, making the full gourmet breakfast “a treat.”

At #17, we find the Vandiver Inn in Havre de Grace. Its 18 rooms are spread over four houses in the town, built by business tycoon Murray Vandiver. Yolen-Cohen writes, “Much of the main house remains just as it was in the 1800’s – sporting original claw-foot tubs, carved fireplaces, and an eclectic mix of Victoriana, 20’s mirrored surfaces, and Art Deco delights. Rooms are delightful, and eclectically styled, with additional fireplaces and deeply hued walls, antiques, and large wall mounted TV’s.”

From the rankings,  it’s clear that for East Coast vacationers looking for an escape within driving (or boating) distance, the Chesapeake Bay is an unbeatable destination for luxury digs with a water view.

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