My wife and I stayed at the Inn 4 nights (Thur - Sun). We were there to attend a friend’s son’s wedding.
Bob (the innkeeper) greeted us at the door (His wife Carol was out), showed us to our room and gave us some time to get settled in. Bob then showed us around the house and gave us some information about the town and suggestions on where to eat. We met another couple staying at the inn and went with them to dinner at the Bayard. I had the Anaheim peppers stuffed with crab, lobster and shrimp; very good. My wife had the soft shell crabs which she found to be a little greasy. We retired to our room a little later and fell asleep on a comfortable bed with good pillows.
For breakfast Friday morning Bob prepared fresh orange/cranberry juice, an apple muffin, a fresh fruit cup and really thick and fluffy French toast with a light blueberry (lots of berries) syrup. Very good! We also met Carol for the first time and she is as nice a gracious as Bob.
We spent the day sightseeing and shopping in Chesapeake City and checking out the C&D (Chesapeake and Delaware) Canal Museum. What a great little town. Lots of the buildings are on the National Historic Register as is the canal museum. We found the people in town to be very friendly.
We had lunch at the Bohemia Café; a homey, unpretentious place with excellent food and service and very reasonable prices.
That evening we went to Newark, DE for the rehearsal dinner at the McGlynn’s Pub. Good selection of local craft-brewed beers and the food (buffet style) was good; not great, but good.
We got up late Saturday (the beer last night was good), (Bob serves breakfast between 8 & 10 AM) and Bob prepared juice, fruit, and a great Vermont cheddar omelet with a cheese biscuit. Yum!
Today is the wedding day and it looks like we will finally have a sunny day. The last 2 days had been overcast with occasional rain
We took off to see Turkey Point light and had a nice 1 ½ mile hike from the parking lot to the light. Lots and lots of great views as you are up on a cliff overlooking the upper Chesapeake Bay. The light is decommissioned but is still well maintained by a private group. We had to rush back to the inn and get ready for the wedding but made it in plenty of time. The wedding was in Pell Gardens in Chesapeake City. This garden is right by a back bay that attracts lots of boaters and we experienced a lot of disruption by a few very loud “Cigarette” style boats. This bay is also where the restaurant is at where the reception was held.
The reception was held at the Chesapeake Inn banquet room. A very, very nice room that comfortably seated the 100 plus guests. Appetizers were great which included herb crusted baby lamb chops and a couple of types of “pot stickers”. For the main course, my wife and I had the seafood selection which turned out to be 2 crab cakes. These crab cakes were 2 inches high and about 4 inches in diameter, topped with a sauce that I think was a béchamel sauce with herbs added. They were outstanding! The food never stopped coming; besides cake, chocolate and raspberry, there was a selection of gelatos, sea-salt caramel being the best. Thank goodness it was only a 3 block walk to our inn.
Sunday morning Bob fixed strawberry/blueberry pancakes and I can’t remember what else but I know I enjoyed breakfast.
We then took off to see Havre De Grace and the Concord light. There is a very nice light-keepers home which is now a little museum, a very well maintained lighthouse, a number of beautiful old homes and a great boardwalk with lunch stand at the end that serves up Hersey’s ice cream and a large selection of sandwiches. I had the fried oyster po-boy and my wife had the cod with fries. The po-boy was great and my wife’s fries were just the way we like them, not greasy, crisp on the outside and fluffy on the inside. We did some shopping and stopped in North East. You’ve got to check out the model train store in North East.
We headed back to the Inn where we met our friend’s (groom’s parents) and went to dinner at the Chesapeake Inn. I had crab cakes again which were prepared differently that those I had had at the reception (different chefs). They were very good and a very generous portion. While everyone enjoyed their food, this restaurant is very pricey and we will probably avoid it in the future.
Monday morning we had to get up a little earlier that we had the last couple of days to be able to catch our flight home (It’s only a 45 minute drive to the Philly airport). Bob fixed us an omelet with brie, sautéed mushrooms and caramelized onions. Wow, this was the best yet.
Only one problem: Late on our first night we found that our AC was not cooling. While not as cool as we would normally have the temperature, we were not uncomfortable. We notified Bob (our host) the next morning and Bob had a repair person look at the AC unit while we were out shopping. The repair person was not able to repair the built-in unit on-site, so Bob installed a window unit while we were out to dinner and that worked very well.
When we visit again, we will try to get a larger romm as we missed haviing a closet (ours was their next to the smalest room). As they were completely booked, we couldn't up-grade.
We had a great time at a very good inn, with great hosts and all located in a really charming little town.
Will post photos later.
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