Black Walnut Point Inn
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A secluded gem, this Maryland private island estate was home to a steel magnate, the first Gulf War was planned in the sunroom, and Truman Capote was a guest in the 1960's. Now the sanctuary gate secures the half-mile drive through 52 acres of bird sanctuary before opening to our 6 acre island of gardens and lawn. The sun rises over the Choptank River and sets over the Chesapeake Bay, which make wind, waves and endless water views the hallmark. Resident bald eagles, nesting osprey, migrating butterflies, waterfowl and songbirds are commonly seen along with Bay dolphin; and the back cove is a spawning grounds for rockfish. At night the stars are uninterrupted, another surprise of nature, making lodging at Black Walnut Point Inn a quiet, secret place of peace - all just an hour and a half from the Chesapeake Bay Bridge.
By far, the most popular activity on this eastern shore point is doing nothing. But the pool, hot tub and long gravel drive encourage unwinding with a good book or slowing to a ramble, and only occasionally lifting binoculars. The constant sound of waves and the waterfront view in every direction help one stand still. Inevitably, guests take advantage of a hammock, Adirondack chair or chaise lounge.
We serve breakfast and offer tea and snacks, but once guests arrive they don?t want to leave. Please bring your favorite drink to store in the house refrigerator or a cabin?s kitchen. We have a grill by the pool for guests available for guests staying in a cabin. Particularly in winter, guests often bring all their supplies to
Pass through St. Michaels, over the Drawbridge and through Tilghman Island. Pass fire station, school, housing development and farm fields until Fairbanks Road. Stay straight at Fairbanks road to cont