Prince William and Kate aren't the only ones overdue for some private time. Enjoy your own royal rendezvous on this week's Escape to the Inn at 202 Dover on Maryland's Eastern Shore.
Your Highness is looking for the whole package, so take your pick of these eligible options: a two-night stay for two in the Victorian Guest Room, Sundays through Thursdays ($356); a two-night stay for two in a suite, Sundays through Thursdays, with champagne ($451); or a two-night stay for two in a suite, Fridays and Saturdays, with champagne and a 20-percent discount on dinner ($498).
Found on the quaint streets of Easton, Maryland—the jewel of the Chesapeake Bay—this acclaimed 1874 mansion combines the Victorian era's elegance with the Eastern Shore's warm hospitality. With its rich rosewood furnishings and glass-enclosed conservatory, it's no wonder the inn is one of just eleven Select Registry properties in the state, and has been called the "Buckingham Palace" of inns. It cemented its elite status when named one of "America's Best Bed and Breakfasts" by Food & Wine and Travel + Leisure.
Settle into the Victorian Guest Room or a spacious suite with an adorable sitting room (we love the gorgeous bamboo canopy bed and fireplace in the Asian Suite). And you'll swear you're in an episode of Downton Abbey when you nibble on homemade cookies, indulge in chocolate before bedtime, and opt to purchase an in-room massage.
The inn is just steps way from the sights and sounds of Easton, where charm and serenity reign supreme at various Civil War sites, the art deco Avalon Theatre, or the rambling trails of Pickering Creek.
Weekend guests should make sure to return in time to savor dinner with an included 20-percent discount at the award-winning Peacock Restaurant & Lounge. Sample the regal bounty of the sea and farm-fresh produce at the place Destinations Travel magazine selected as the 11th most romantic restaurant in America.
Yet all of this is just a prelude to snuggling up in your sumptuous bed, wrapped in fresh linens and the calm of the Bay-area community at Talbot County's only AAA Four Diamond property. An intimate kingdom for two—crowns optional.
PAID VALUE EXPIRES ON August 4, 2020
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Inn at 202 Dover
A Two-Night Stay for Two in a Guest Room ($356), Suite with Champagne ($451), or Suite with Champagne and Dinner Discount ($498)
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