This family-owned waterfront inn—ideal for couples—is located on St. Michaels’ historic harbor on the ‘quiet side of town’
Hotel at a Glance: St. Michaels Harbour Inn, Marina & Spa
The St. Michaels Harbour Inn, Marina & Spa sits on the river’s edge of the historic St. Michaels harbor, whose history dates back to the War of 1812. Although it’s peaceful setting provides ideal relaxation, the inn’s location is also just a short walk to the restaurants and museums of downtown St. Michaels. It features 52 comfortable rooms and suites, a waterfront restaurant and bar, a luxurious day spa and, in season, a 52-slip marina.
- Warm welcome: This deal includes a bottle of house wine.
- Deluxe guest quarters room: Recently renovated, these non-waterview rooms feature understated elegance with bamboo flooring, a plush king bed, and walk-in shower.
- Captain suite room: Guests cozy up in this waterfront suite that includes a two-person spa tub, electric fireplace, and balcony.
- Waterfront King Spa-Tub Room: Cathedral ceilings arch over this oasis for two where couples look out onto to the harbor or enjoy a spa tub.
- Best way to start the day: Set in the waterfront dining room, homemade muffins or bowls of fresh fruit are featured at the continental breakfast.
- Party of two: A couples massage adds an extra bit of romance (fee applies). By appointment only, guests can schedule a session with the Spa at Harbour Inn by calling (410) 745-0646.
- Where to eat: indulge in a woodfire pizza from Ava’s Woodfire Pizza & Wine Bar, slurp local oysters at Awful Arthurs Oyster Bar, or savor delicious homemade pasta from Limoncello Italian Restaurant & Wine Bar
St. Michaels, Maryland: Seaside Views and Maryland Blue Crabs
In addition to exuding seaside charm, the sleepy town of St. Michaels is notable for having played a starring role in a little-known episode in American history—its residents outsmarted the British during the War of 1812. The townspeople reportedly hung lanterns in trees outside of town to trick the Brits into thinking they were dramatically misfiring their cannons. The redcoats overshot and the town survived.
While you’re here, be sure to partake in the area’s rich maritime culture. Watch the ships gliding by on the Chesapeake Bay and try some of Maryland’s famous blue crabs. For an in-depth look at the town’s history, visit the Chesapeake Bay Maritime Museum or take an educational sailing tour on the H.M. Krentz skipjack, which departs right from the museum.