Couple and their dog watching the sunset over the water

A Letter from the Innkeepers – April 2018

  Spring is here – well, almost here. This time last year we were just settling in and rushing around to make spring happen. This year we are super excited about some wonderful changes that are taking place around here. Richard has been working all winter on the inside of the Manor, painting and sprucing … Read More

Where to Eat Dinner (or Brunch) this Easter

This Easter, enjoy divine culinary experiences across Kent County. We’re not cooking this Easter (we need a break on at least one holiday!), but there are plenty of dining options on the Eastern Shore. Check out a few of our favorite spots: Barbara’s on the Bay Betterton, MD Open for Brunch from 10:30 a.m. to … Read More

Letter from the Innkeeper – February

So here it is February already and our thoughts turn to love and celebrations of love. There are so many kinds of love to express. Richard and I have been at Great Oak Manor for 11 months now and we just love this place. What is not to love about sitting at one’s desk or … Read More

Engagements on the Eastern Shore

You’ve finally met that special someone and you’re ready to pop the big question! Congratulations! Now, it’s time to plan, what will surely be, one of the most special days in your loved one’s life. The story of your proposal will be told hundreds of times over – no pressure or anything! You will happily … Read More

Celebrate Love at Great Oak Manor this February!

If you’re looking for a thoughtful and unique idea for Valentine’s Day this year, consider spending a relaxing weekend on Maryland’s Eastern Shore. Great Oak Manor is a romantic bed and breakfast, nestled on a bluff overlooking the Chesapeake Bay. Whether you’re looking to relax with a book and a glass of wine by a … Read More

Nine Reasons to Spend Christmas on Maryland’s Eastern Shore

The holiday season is almost here… in just a few short days, the jack-o-lanterns and witches will be replaced with snowmen and Santa Clauses. Many people travel for the holidays, whether it’s to visit family, mix up the same old traditions, or indulge in an amazing experience. This year, mix it up and visit Great … Read More

Celebrate the 2017 Holidays at Great Oak Manor

Holidays can often be stressful affairs between the gift giving, cooking, and cleaning. Why not treat yourself to a break this season and spend Thanksgiving or Christmas on Maryland’s Eastern Shore. Imagine waking up in the morning knowing you don’t have to cook and enjoying all the holiday splendor the Chesapeake Bay has to offer. … Read More

Eloping on the Chesapeake Bay

Gone are the days of only eloping at city hall or in Vegas. No matter the size of your wedding (two or two hundred) there is still a small bit of planning involved, so it can be as simple or as grand or as intimate as you want. Some people dream of a big church … Read More