Continuing with our many requests for fabulous destinations in the United States due to
many international travel restrictions, this property is a real classic and one that everyone
recognizes! The Inn at Perry Cabin was featured in the hilarious comedy, WEDDING
CRASHERS, starring Owen Wilson and Vince Vaughn. In the movie they were divorce
mediators that spent their free time on weekends crashing weddings to get free drinks and
flirt with single women. The first wedding they crashed showcased the reception at the Inn
at Perry Cabin. All audiences left that movie wishing they could visit such a property! The
great news is that you CAN!
Inn at Perry Cabin was constructed in the years leading up to the Civil War, when many settlers from around the world began expanding into the Old American West. Inn at Perry Cabin is a historic hotel that was built by Samuel Hambleton in the early 1800s. Hambleton called his home “Perry Cabin Farm” when he retired to St. Michaels in 1816 and designed the north wing of the manor house to resemble Commodore Perry’s cabin on his flagship “Niagara.”
Located on the breathtaking Chesapeake Bay, St. Michaels has been known as “the town that fooled the British” when residents hoisted lanterns into the trees to fool British cannons into overshooting the town. The coastal farms and trading post on St. Michaels became a small village of shipwrights and craftsmen with a local shipbuilding industry. Nestled on 26 acres of forest and farmland along the beautiful Miles River, the charming Inn at Perry Cabin enchants visitors with stunning waterside views and modern comforts. Visitors can experience St. Michaels maritime heritage and enjoy a taste of Chesapeake Bay cuisine through locally caught fish, crabs, and oysters.
The Inn site was a tobacco farm until 1952, and then a riding academy until its purchase in 1980 by Harry and Teresa Meyerhoff, the owners of 1979 Kentucky Derby winner, Spectacular Bid. Realizing the area’s natural charm, the site was restored to a restaurant and a small inn. In 1989, the site was purchased and renovated by Sir Bernard Ashley, who built a home-decorating and fashion firm named for his late wife, Laura. A two-year expansion turned the Inn at Perry Cabin into a luxury resort. Orient-Express Hotels acquired the location in 1999 and added additional guestroom buildings.
The Inn at Perry Cabin offers 78 guestrooms and suites, each with its own unique character. No two guestrooms are the same, but each offer an intimate feel, some with garden verandas, and others with water-front terraces. Rooms on the main floor and most on the second floor have French doors that lead onto a deck patio or veranda. Many also feature fireplaces with separate living areas, and spacious baths with Italian marble tile.
The accommodation interiors are designed with cream linens, decorated with monochromatic colors, and dark woods. Bright and airy bedrooms boast gleaming chrome lamps and cool slate floors. A mix of modern and period furniture gives the Inn a new feel yet retains the area’s colonial heritage. All rooms have some of the finest amenities, including plush bathrobes, complimentary Wi-Fi, and flat-screen televisions.
The property also has an 18-hole golf course designed by Pete Dye. Visitors must be a guest of the Inn to play at the Links, and tee times require reservations. There is also a wonderful spa.
The Spa at Perry Cabin is a unique experience that combines therapeutic bodywork with plant-based treatments. Herbs and aromatics are locally grown at the Inn's garden and in farms along the Eastern Shore. While at the full-service spa, guests can rest in the indoor or outdoor relaxation rooms, take a dip in the infinity edge pool, or detoxify in a steam room.
With fantastic vistas of the Miles River and wonderful amenities, the boutique Inn at Perry Cabin remains as popular as ever. The Inn was named number one in the Mid-Atlantic by Condé Nast Traveler Readers Choice Awards 2017, and number one in Maryland by Travel + Leisure. This picture-perfect place has ties to romance because of the movies that have been filmed here. This premier resort continues to host visitors seeking nautical charm and a sense of escape. I could certainly use an escape right now, couldn’t you?
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