Elegance on the Bay is Great Oak Manor. Although the mansion was built in 1938 in the Georgian style, it seems more 17th century but with all the modern conveniences. Situated on the Eastern Shore of the Chesapeake Bay, 8 miles out from Chestertown MD, the Manor house and grounds are sought after by guests looking to escape the stressed and hurried life of the western shore and big cities. The Manor has 12 guest rooms, all with private baths and king beds. The Carriage House is a special retreat for two couples or a family who wants more privacy. Great Oak Manor has a small but private beach offering a canoe, kayaks and SUPs. There are also bicycles for cruising the neighborhood.
The property has a history that dates back to 1600's when Lord Baltimore deeded the property to Josias Fendall, a rebel against the crown at the time. He spent time in prison and lost his land holdings, so the property next came to Marmaduke Tylden. The Manor was built by Russell D'Oench, heir to the W.R. Grace shipping firm. He hired a prominent Baltimore architect, who won Maryland's highest honor in architecture in 1940 for the Georgian details incorporated in the house.
Not only is the Manor a bed and breakfast but is a popular site for weddings, corporate retreats, hunting groups, family reunions, etc.
139-599/nt US Dollar
Great Oak Manor
10568 Cliff Rd., Chestertown, MD, 21620, USA
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