Chesapeake Bay, United States

Inn at Perry Cabin by Belmond

Rates per night from$268.00

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Refined riverside retreat


Maritime Maryland

On leafy gardens that edge towards Chesapeake Bay (and include Maryland’s oldest holly tree), Inn at Perry Cabin by Belmond hotel in St Michaels is ideally situated for long bike rides, sailing, fishing or just taking in the scenery. With classic clapboard good looks and comforting rooms gently peppered with antiques and a subtle nautical theme, the Inn is an effortlessly luxurious and peaceful seaside retreat.

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A glass of wine each and one US$25 spa credit a room


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Need to know


Seventy-eight, including 26 suites.


Noon. Earliest check-in, 3pm.


Double rooms from $268.00, excluding tax at 20 per cent.

More details

Rates don't include breakfast (from US$10) or service.


A local jazz trio plays big band favourites in the dining room some evenings at the inn's much-loved jazz nights. Linden Spa offers massages for couples, exfoliation treatments, yoga classes and a steam room. Mr Smith can get a hydrating facial or pedicure.

At the hotel

Spa, gym, gardens, free-to-borrow bikes free WiFi throughout. In rooms: flatscreen TV, preloaded iPod with dock, and CD/DVD player.

Our favourite rooms

We loved the claw-foot tub and the river views in Room 80, but the Waterfront Master Suite is the showstopper, with a vast sitting room, floor-to-ceiling windows and gorgeous personality-packed antiques.


Surrounded by blossoms and lined with flowerbeds, the infinity pool is open in the summer from May to August.

Packing tips

Break out the deck shoes to play captain and the high-powered binoculars for skipjack-spotting.


From April to November, a two-night minimum stays apply at weekends.


Although the hotel isn’t particularly geared towards wee ones, there's no charge to borrow cribs, beds for older children are US$50 and babysitting is available for US$15 an hour.


The inn is working to regenerate the oyster population with the help of oyster spat floats, and most vegetables and fish are sourced from the kitchen garden and nearby waters, respectively.

Food and Drink

Photos Inn at Perry Cabin by Belmond food and drink

Top Table

In Stars, the roaring fireplace makes the surrounding tables romantic hotspots. Garden-gazing window seats are scenic and serene. Lunch on the patio is a must in summer.

Dress Code

Chinos and white linen button-downs for gents; ladies could rock a floaty DVF frock or skinny white jeans, nautical stripes and heels.

Hotel restaurant

Stars is refined-but-relaxed riverfront dining room, with a neutral palette, old-school linen-dressed tables, garden views framed by floor-to-ceiling windows and a lighthouse-like beacon. The scallops, local beets and crisp pears come highly recommended. Between 3pm and 5pm each day, a trad English afternoon tea is on offer in the drawing room.

Hotel bar

The snug, laid-back Pursers Pub overlooks the flowery courtyard. Choose your favourite tipple from the wall of spirits. To eat, fried duck drumsticks and crab, spinach and artichoke dip don’t disappoint. Wash it down with a Chesapeake Bay Retriever cocktail: herb-infused vodka, orange juice and grenadine.

Last orders

Breakfast is 7am–10am; lunch, noon–2.30pm; and dinner is served up 6pm–9.30pm. Order bites from the pub menu until 10pm; sip cocktails till 11pm.

Room service

A full menu of meals, snacks and drinks is available 24 hours a day.


Photos Inn at Perry Cabin by Belmond location
Inn at Perry Cabin by Belmond
308 Watkins Lane
St Michaels
United States


Major flight hub Washington Dulles is two and a half hours from St Michaels, and flies all over the place, including to NYC, LA and London. DC's smaller Ronald Reagan National Airport is a two-hour drive. Maryland's Baltimore Washington International (BWI) airport, which has domestic and international services from a variety of national carriers including BA and Air Canada, is 70 miles away.


Baltimore’s BWI Amtrak station, an hour from Dulles, can get you here from in Vermont and Philadelphia, Boston, New York and DC directly.


Parking is available on the waterfront and on the main shopping streets, including North and South Talbot Street. Rent a car at Dulles Airport through Avis for day trips and bridge-crossings, or pick one up in Easton.

Worth getting out of bed for

Graduate from skipper to first mate at Offshore Sailing School on the inn’s grounds. Learn the ropes of sailing and bareboat cruising at classes offered between April and November (+1 888 454 7015; Sip Maryland's finest vintages at St Michael's Winery (+1 410 745 0808;

Local restaurants

A local favourite, St Michaels Crab & Steak House on Mulberry Street has tables on the water's edge and a chilled-out atmosphere, perfect for casual dinners (+1 410 745 3737; The premier restaurant in St Michaels and one of Maryland’s best, 208 Talbot’s first-come, first-served burger bar, 208 burger gets packed, so show up early. (+1 410 745 3838; Impressive reds and whites are on offer at Ava’s Pizzeria & Bistro on South Talbot Street (+1 410 745 3081; Bistro St Michaels serves local seafood and steaks, too; its chef David Stein started his culinary career at the Inn at Perry Cabin (+1 410 745 9111; Town Dock Restaurant, a casual dining den, plates up the day's catches paired with creative sides such as roasted red pepper coulis. Start with the blue cheese torte, made with naan, artichoke hearts and red onion (+1 410 745 5577).

Local cafés

A bewildering array of flavoured coffees (such as Highland Grogg – infused with butter liqueur, caramel and hazelnut) is served at Blue Crab Coffee Co on Fremont Street (+1 410 745 4155;

Local bars

Foxy’s Harbour Grille on Mulberry Street, serves bloody marys made with a top-secret mix, as well as good seafood (+1 410 745 4340; Mosey over to old-school joint, the Carpenter Street Saloon for a brew with the locals (+1 410 745 5111).


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Anonymous review

Mr & Mrs Smith have just returned from a stay at this Maryland boutique hotel, and as soon as they've unpacked their Old Bay Seasoning and sea glass vases, a full account of their US luxury coastal break will be with you. In the meantime, to whet your wanderlust, here's a quick postcard from the Inn at Perry Cabin in St Michaels…

In search of leafy grounds, peaceful waterside respite and classic colonial style? Then set sail for the Inn at Perry Cabin, a storied and stately bayside boutique hotel that's perfect for sailors and landlubbers alike. The clean, white clapboard inn is surrounded by centuries-old gardens with lush lawns and riots of flowers. Wooden benches and Adirondack chairs face the Miles River – just the spot for lazy afternoons of page-flipping, wine-sipping and snoozing.

In many hotels, the mash-up of modern and antique backfires, but Perry Cabin gets it seamlessly, evocatively right. Conversation-starting sepia photos and sketches of sailboats and shells line the walls; common areas are dotted with model yachts and other nautical notions that somehow sidestep kitsch. Bright and airy bedrooms boast ravishing relics, gleaming chrome lamps and cool slate floors.

Pack a picnic, pull up on a patch of green and kick back for the day, or take one of the free bikes and cruise mild-mannered St Michaels. Whether you spend the day sailing (there's a school in the grounds), blissing out in the Linden spa or just wandering around the gardens smiling to yourself – you can’t help but fall under the spell of this botanical beauty.

The Guestbook

Whenever you book a stay at a Smith hotel or villa, we’ll invite you to review it when you get back. Read what other Smith members had to say in Inn at Perry Cabin by Belmond’s Guestbook below.

We loved

The rooms were excellent - marvellous attention to detail and so comfortable. We enjoyed a couples massage in the Linden Spa - superb. Restaurant, great food wine, friendly professional service. Would highly recommend the boat trips. Wonderful! The town of St.Michaels is lovely - try the Lemoncello restaurant, really buzzing and reasonably priced good food.


Stayed on 2 Jul 2018

We loved

Not sure what there was to love.

Don’t expect

Great service. Personal touches.


Stayed on 9 Jun 2018