What’s not to love about this quiet town across the Chesapeake Bay from Annapolis? With it’s colonial feel, federal architecture, small streets, and central square, it’s fairly easy to find yourself daydreaming about the early days of our country and the history of the mid-Atlantic region. It’s “The Town that Fooled the British” as told by local legend that during the war of 1812, the British Navy was effectively duped in their bombardment of the town when the villagers dimmed the lights in their homes and hung lanterns in the forest outside of town. Shipbuilding and oystering built the town, but now it caters more to the vacationing crowd, with small shops and restaurants lining Talbot street, and one of our favorite places to stay right on the water. As a mid-point on the easterly route to and from North Carolina, St. Michaels has proven itself time and time again as a fantastic town for a quiet weekend getaway.
Meredith and I first stayed at the Inn at Perry Cabin for a brief mini-vacation on our way down to North Carolina for the holidays, but having fallen in love with the property, rooms, and style of the inn, we can’t imagine passing through the mid-Atlantic without squeezing in an extra evening at this incredible place to stay. View pictures and read more about the Inn at Perry Cabin here.
The first time Meredith and I stayed at the Inn at Perry Cabin, we arrived late in the evening, tired from a day of driving, and settled on The Purser’s Pub out of sheer convenience and laziness… it was only just down the hall from our room. The next two dinners, we just couldn’t help ourselves from coming back for more of its great food, drinks, and ambiance. View pictures and read more about The Purser’s Pub here.