Intimate “I Dos” at Great Oak Manor

Love is a beautiful thing. Bringing people together as nothing else can, it has defined the human experience since time immemorial. Great Oak Manor celebrates this legacy with our exclusive elopement packages. For those seeking a smaller, more intimate ceremony by the beautiful waters of the Chesapeake Bay, we have the amenities to make your … Read More

Three Women on the Beach wrapped in a blue and orange plaid blanket

Plan a Girls Getaway to the Chesapeake Bay

When is it a good time to plan a girls getaway to the Chesapeake Bay at Great Oak Manor? The answer is NOW! This time of year you are spending lots of quality time with your family. But when you’ve had it “up to here” with them, you’ll need time away with your girlfriends to … Read More

Foodie Getaway at Great Oak Manor

Four Favorite Sips & Bites on the Eastern Shore

Sometimes the fantastic food is the real reason you visit Maryland’s Eastern shore, and all of the fun outdoor activities are just icing on the crab cake! The area around our waterfront Inn offers such a wide variety of locally sourced and professionally crafted cuisine and libations that you’re certain to find a new favorite. … Read More

Holiday Wine Bottles for an East Coast Holiday

A Magical Eastern Shore Holiday Season

With the holiday season right around the corner, it’s the perfect time to plan a little R&R into your busy schedule for a mid-season pick-me-up for this year’s festivities. Great Oak Manor on the Chesapeake Bay is the perfect destination for a magical East Coast Holiday. Join us at our waterfront Chestertown, Maryland bed and … Read More

Young Couple Biking in the sunshine

Adventures by Land and Water in Maryland

Our magnificent country estate on Maryland’s Eastern Shore offers stunning views of the Chesapeake Bay and is located minutes away from Chestertown. Be as active as you’d like, or simply relax – the options are plentiful. If you’d like a little adventure, read on to learn about some of our favorite outdoor activities – on land … Read More

Romantic couple about to kiss by the water at sunset

Romance on the Eastern Shore

The Perfect 3 Days Away Whether you’re celebrating a honeymoon, anniversary, birthday, or simply being in love, Chesapeake Bay is an ideal destination for romance, and Great Oak Manor is the perfect setting for your special occasion. Want to get away with your one and only? All you have to do is select your favorite … Read More

Blue crab in the sand

Tastiest Catch – Crabbing on the Eastern Shore

The Chesapeake Bay is the largest estuary in the United States, with over 3,600 species of plants and animals. Although it is home to many creatures, the Bay’s signature crustacean is the blue crab – the pride and joy of the Chesapeake coastline. Its scientific name is Callinectes sapidus, which means “savory, beautiful swimmer,” but … Read More

Ocean sunset

Summer Festivals on the Chesapeake Bay

  Summers on Maryland’s Eastern Shore offer plenty of fun for everyone. Kent County, in particular, has planned a variety of events this summer that will delight the young and old. Here’s a list of what’s coming up soon: Music in the Park June 23, July 7 & 21, and August 4 & 18 Grab … Read More