Inn at Huntingfield Creek
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Inn at Huntingfield Creek, an historic, charming farm estate in quaint Rock Hall, Maryland features romantic bed and breakfast accommodations, family and pet-friendly cottages and private-event retreat facilities.
Located on seventy pastoral acres with tranquil gardens, lush meadows, sprawling lawns and natural freshwater ponds are home to a variety of birds and wildlife. Spectacular sunrises and breathtaking sunsets viewed from the waterfront dock. The Eastern Shore’s only salt-water pool.
Huntingfield's seventy acres of woods, meadows, gardens, farmland, pond and shore are home to a variety of wildlife, including bald eagles, osprey, deer, butterflies, Canadian geese and more.
Richly furnished with an eclectic blend of antique and contemporary furnishings, Inn at Huntingfield Creek incorporates today's modern conveniences without sacrificing any of its elegant past. Featuring a refreshing salt-water pool (a rarity at a bed and breakfast and the only one on the Eastern Shore), WiFi, flat-screen, high definition televisions/DVD players, satellite, spa baths and whirlpool tubs.
Travelers are always looking for memorable and relaxing experiences. Let’s discover more through the words of our innkeepers. Many thanks to Jim and Joanne Rich for sharing her own secrets with BBOnline.com! Why do most travelers stay at your inn?
Perfect distance for a getaway from the big city.
What are you best known for? What makes your inn unique? What do you love most about your inn?
We are best known for our Zen atmosphere in a historic but rural setting. Upscale elegance and the pleasure of discovery in a multi-faceted environment, makes our Inn unique. We love it's natural beauty and serenity.
If someone has never been to your city, what is the #1 reason to come visit?
The authenticity and history of a true Waterman's village.
What’s the best compliment you have ever received about the inn?
This is the best B&B we've ever experience, from seasoned travelers.
What’s the best kept secret about the area?
How many ways there are to enjoy our area.
If a traveler is staying at your inn for 4 nights, what should he/she do in the area?
Fish, sail, dine, tour historic places, swim, nothing at all (relax).
Is there anything within walking distance of your inn?
Town/ marinas, restaurants, shops are 1.5 miles away.
What is your favorite restaurant/food in the area?
There are 5 good ones to choose from, ask us.
Any good area guides/websites that travelers could reference?
How many rooms does your inn have?
5 rooms, 7 private cottages.
Do you accept pets?
3 of our cottages are pet-friendly!
Award-Winning Bed & Breakfast
Named “Best Hotels and Inns” for the entire East Coast by Captain’s Guide Magazine and Kent County’s Small Business of the Year. Inn at Huntingfield Creek; a place to reconnect and unwind. Easily accessible to all the region has to offer yet far-removed from worldly cares.
Situated on Kent County's oldest land parcel, Huntingfield Manor was the hallmark of a 1,200 acre estate deeded by Lord Baltimore to the area's original settler, Thomas Ringgold.
Salty tales persist about Huntingfield, christened "The Prevention of Inconvenience" (a reference to its proximity to good moorings and cart paths) and its colorful past, including its previous service as a lavish hunting club and horse racing track.
The Innkeepers: Jim & Joanne Rich
Intrigued with creating an idyllic environment where they could build on their business and culinary experience, hosts Jim and Joanne Rich, married 43 years, are living their dream as innkeepers of Inn at Huntingfield Creek. Their unique backgrounds make the Rich's adept at providing the comfort and hospitality that brings guests back to the Inn time and time again.
About Our Accommodations
With four handsomely appointed guest rooms in the gracious Manor House and four fully-furnished, private cottages, guests of Inn at Huntingfield Creek have a variety of accommodations from which to choose. All rates based on double occupancy. Additional guests $30 per night.
The Manor Rooms
- Private baths
- King-size beds
- Panoramic views
- Antique and Contemporary furnishings
- Window seats/reading nooks*
- Fine linens
- Down comforters
- Plush robes
- Over-sized, 1889 antique claw foot tub*
- Exposed beam ceilings*
- White-oak flooring throughout
- *Select rooms
- Perfect for families with children or those who want total seclusion
- Pets welcome
- Distinct bedroom and seating areas
- Furnished kitchens
- Spa bath with whirlpool tub
- Panoramic views
- Satellite flat screen HDTVs with DVD/VHS
- King beds
- Queen sleeper sofas or extra twin beds
- Fine linens
- Down comforters
- Plush robes
- Barbecue grills
- Bamboo/hardwood flooring
Breakfast at the Inn consists of delectable, country fare including:
- Seasonal fruits
- Eggs of the day
- Breads and sweets
- Premium bacon or ham
- Chicken or apple sausages
- Blueberry/Orange Pancakes
- Joanne’s signature Berry Bread Pudding
- Jim’s homemade Corned Beef Hash
- 1100 ft. waterfront on Huntingfield Inlet with views of the Chesapeake
- 70 acres of woods, meadows, farmland, and shoreline
- 5,000 sq. ft. Manor House and private cottages
- Salt water pool
- Spectacular sunrise/sunset views
- Ceremonial garden and pergola
- Satellite large-screen television
- Country Event Barn
- Formal living room with baby grand piano
- Elegant dining room
- Lush organic gardens
- Complimentary wine/beer
- Gourmet country breakfast
Meetings and Events
With 70 acres of land, a 5000 sq. ft. farmhouse, and elegantly rustic Crystal Barn, Inn at Huntingfield Creek can comfortably accommodate a range of group sizes for all occasions.
The unique design of the buildings and grounds lends to a sense of spaciousness as well as privacy. Guests can rent out the entire estate or select portions of the property for events such as business functions, reunions, birthday and anniversary parties, banquets, weddings, retreats, or community group meetings/
Huntingfield Creek’s serene setting on the Chesapeake Bay is conveniently located less than 2 miles from Rock Hall central, 15 minutes from Chestertown and 45 minutes from the Bay Bridge.
On-site catering makes planning your event a breeze, a small breakfast meeting in the fine, cherry wood library, an elegant affair in the Crystal Barn, or a gracious country wedding in the ceremonial garden. Inn at Huntingfield has the versatility to make any event memorable.
Inn at Huntingfield Creek works closely with meeting planners to ensure that every aspect of your off-site meeting runs smoothly—whether planning a business meeting, board retreat, corporate seminar, sales lunch, team building activities, promotional sales event or monthly community group or club meetings.
Huntingfield offers a number of different options regarding meeting space, catering, and overnight accommodations. The entire estate can be reserved to allow for multiple meetings at once, or only select sections of the property and grounds.
Inn at Huntingfield Creek’s 5,000 sq. ft. Manor House is the perfect setting for smaller groups or those that plan to have simultaneous breakout sessions. The warm and inviting Library, flooded with light from spectacular sunrises and sunsets, is richly-appointed with seasoned cherry-wood furnishings and over-sized club chairs, giving it a comfortable, lodge feeling. Depending on your needs, the library can be arranged in a relaxed configuration, or a more formal presentation-style, allowing for the set up of projectors, screens and the Internet. Additional breakout sessions can be accommodated in the nearby dining and living rooms.
For larger groups, the elegantly rustic Crystal Barn offers more options, comfortably seating 150 in presentation-style configuration or 84 seated at round tables.
The spacious barn, which can be heated during colder months, is perfect for larger-scale meetings and is equipped with over 2100 sq. ft. of floor space and a separate, professional kitchen.
For a change of pace and scenery, small informal meetings can be held outdoors under the pergola in the Ceremonial Garden, on the dock along the Chesapeake Bay, or in the meadows surrounding by wildflowers. Community groups and clubs can also rent out our cottages.
Meetings and Groups
- Company retreats
- Community groups and organizations
- Small business presentations
- Team building exercises
- Corporate meetings
- Family Reunions
- Birthday Parties
- Garden/Outdoor Receptions
- Scrumptious Breakfast/Brunches
- Country Picnics
- Eastern Shore Crab Feasts
- Casual Comfort-Food Suppers
- Gourmet Sit-Down Dinners
- Elegant Wedding Buffets
A Wedding at the Inn at Huntingfield Creek holds unique moments for your guests and for you. Be surprised, escape to an untouched creek, celebrate in our eclectic barn, be wedded aside a wooded pond amidst golden farm fields and adorn your memorable day with surprise at Huntingfield Creek.
“Everything was perfectly divine! From the comfy beds, to the refreshing pool and scrumptious breakfast, even the evening treat of cookies made us feel like royalty.”
- Carol & Fred Sterner
"Art at the Inns' was a wonderful experience for us. We loved your warmth, hospitality, delicious meals and the beauty of Inn at Huntingfield Creek.”
- Dee & John Horn
“As soon as we drove up to your Inn, I knew Bob had made the right choice! Our room was beautiful, the company was great and the breakfasts were fabulous.”
- Bob & Maryland
“Thank you both for a wonderful retreat day. My staff came back refreshed and renewed. We shall return!”
- Beth Herman
“I wanted to say thank you again for making Lisa's wedding so special. The Inn is definitely a wonderful venue. It was all we had expected and hoped it would be.”
- Mike Patrick
“Enjoyed celebrating our 50th at Huntingfield. The Inn is charming, welcoming and warm. Thanks for making our visit so delightful and relaxed.”
- Dan & Marian Lindberg
The charming village, home to 15 world-class marinas, is known for its fine seafood restaurants, quaint downtown, and natural wildlife preserves, including the renowned Eastern Neck National Wildlife Refuge. Diverse celebrations and events, such as the town’s spectacular 4th of July fireworks display, and The Mainstay, a premier entertainment venue that brings some of the finest jazz, blues, and contemporary musicians to its stage, make Rock Hall the perfect destination for all ages.
The relaxing town offers some of the finest cruising grounds on the Chesapeake Bay and is convenient to boaters from the Western Shore, Delaware, Pennsylvania, New Jersey, and New York. A small public beach protected by a breakwater is perfect for sunning and swimming.
A “watermen’s harbor” since its inception, Rock Hall dates back to at least 1707. Originally known as Rock Hall Crossroads, the village was an important port-of-call for tobacco ships and is today a major center for Kent County’s fishing, crabbing, and oystering industries.
With so many things to do, on land and open sea, Rock Hall is the perfect getaway for the whole family. Its unique blend of watersports, great restaurants, antiques and shopping, history, museums and education, arts and entertainment, nature sites, outdoor recreation and just plain fun offers something for everyone.
Just a 15 minute drive to historic Chestertown, MD, home of Washington College, Rock Hall is only an hour and a half from Baltimore and Wilmington, and two hours from Washington, DC and Philadelphia.
Java Rock Coffee Lounge
A cutting edge coffeehouse offering an array of fine foods and beverages, including a variety of coffees, teas, distinctive wines, specialty panini, homemade sweets and snacks. WiFi-equipped and furnished with plush, comfortable seating, Java Rock is popular spot amongst locals and tourists alike.
Located just minutes from Inn at Huntingfield Creek, at the corner of Sharp and Main Streets, in the downtown's newest building, the coffee lounge is owned and operated by innkeepers Jim and Joanne Rich.
Things To Do
- World-class boating
- Trolley public transportation
- Fine seafood restaurants
- Museums/Historical Sites: 300 years of history
- Quaint downtown
- Festivals/Special Events
- Live entertainment: Concerts, theater, performing arts
- Wildlife refuges
- Prime hunting grounds
- Biking/Cycling: Flat terrain
- Swimming: Bayside beach and public pool
- Picnicking and parks
Rock Hall Events Calendar
- June: Rock Hall Rockfish Tournament
- July: Rock Hall 4th of July Fireworks and Rock Hall 4th of July Parade
- August: Pirates and Wenches Fantasy Weekend
- September: Fall Fest (Street fair with music, entertainment, food and vendors)
- October: Rock Hall Fall Bike Fest and Rock Hall Oyster & Seafood Festival and Ball
- November: Fall Arts & Craft Show
- December: Lighted Boat Parade & Santa's Arrival and New Years' Eve Rock Hall Crawl&