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The ambiance at The Inn of Silent Music located at Tylerton, MD is relaxed, quiet, and nature-friendly, but the quality of guests often occasions vibrant conversation, particularly over meals. And why Inn of "Silent Music?" The term hints of harmony, serenity and yes, silence.
"Breathtaking, almost overwhelming Chesapeake Bay views, on the less populous end of barely populated Smith Island." Washington Post
"...a very spiffy, upscale B&B ... and excellent food in Tylerton" The Frederick News-Post
Cruising Destinations from Maine to Florida: "Best Bed & Breakfast Inn"
Mary Drake, Soundings, July, 2004)
Each room has a private bath and refrigerator, queen bed, AC, a wonderful water view and includes the gourmet breakfast. Dinners available for $30/person.
Open April 1st to November 1st
"delicious gourmet meals...on the screened veranda amid flower boxes 10 meters from the water.." Trips & Getaways Magazine, Sept/Oct, 2007
"...wonderfully decorated rooms..." Washington Post
Each guestroom offers a fresh sunny interior, a charming mix of antiques and flea market finds, a great bed, many books, and a view over water of the rising or setting sun. "English cottage", mused one guest.
All rooms come with gourmet breakfast. Perhaps you would enjoy stuffed French toast or Eggs Benedict ala Silent Music on the screened porch, the water sparkling twenty feet away. As the only "restaurant" in Tylerton to do so, the Inn offers a well-received 3-4 course dinner featuring local seafood for $30/person.
"Excellent seafood dinners...are a bargain...and a scrumptious breakfast on the veranda is included in your stay." Washington Post
However, you might be distracted from your baked rockfish topped with crab in a tarragon and fennel crust and famous Smith Island eight-layer cake by the sun sinking gloriously into the bay before you. The Drum Point Market, the local hangout, offers lunch featuring their acclaimed crab cakes.
"All you have to do is sit on the porch listening to the whirr of the work boats and the sounds of the waterfowl while enjoying a breathtaking sunset to understand the paradox - less is definitely more on Tylerton." Linda Blachy, Trips & Getaways Magazine, September/October, 2007
The innkeepers, Rob & Linda Kellogg, are retired from professional careers in the fields of education and engineering. They bring to the Inn of Silent Music a love of the Bay grown from living in Baltimore and Havre de Grace. To this, add their shared interests in the outdoors and a passion for fine cooking and hospitality. They will be anxiously awaiting your arrival along with their lovable & loving black lab, Jasmine!
Board the ferry in Crisfield for a ten mile voyage to the idyllic water men village of Tylerton on Maryland's Smith Island in the Chesapeake Bay. Spared roads, motor vehicles and much sense pollution, Tylerton, sixty residents separated by water from the rest of Smith, is the remote place you didn't think existed anymore. This is the community Tom Horton celebrated in his An Island Out of Time.
Walk or use our bikes; go birding in our canoes and kayak; engage locals in store or Women's Crab Picking Coop; read about island's history and culture; charter water man's working boat for tutorial on his craft; tour soft shell crab shanties; visit the Smith Island Cultural Center in Ewell; read; marvel; sleep.
Tylerton Women’s Crab Picking Coop
Somerset County Tourism
What our guests say about their stay on Smith Island at the Inn of Silent Music:
In a world far far away a long time ago you could experience what is here at the Inn of Silent Music." Marshall S & Melanie
"It is the perfect retreat for relaxation and reflection" ...Martha & Bill J., Gaithersburg, MD
"The perfect way for college roommates and best friends to just be together and enjoy the lovely tranquility of your island." Art & Nancy , Atlanta, GA
"Your meals are from heaven...Spending time in the Greenhouse together and boating with Waverly was wonderful... We feel as if you and many of the people here on Tylerton have become a second family...having a very hard time each day leaving"... Mary & George P., Monrovia, MD
"Beautiful scenery, charming accommodations, and delicious food"... Mary & Ray B., Charlotte, NC
"Thank you for your wonderful hospitality, incredible food, pleasant conversation and insight into the ways of Tylerton....This Inn has certainly been a haven for us"...Martha & Willow, Portland, OR
"Can't say which part was best, the greenhouse, crab cakes at Drum Point, sunsets, incredible food or feasts I should say, Jasmine, quiet walks, wonderful people." Jean & John
"Lovely home, great food, superb hospitality and wonderful conversations and a peek at a way of life that is to be cherished." Linde & Jerry Custer, SD/Mesa, AZ
"Sitting here on the porch listening to the gulls, I realize each time we visit a piece of our hearts stays behind in your beautiful sanctuary". Joyce B., Lancaster, PA
..."another memorable and comforting stay here...serenity, great food... your easy personalities and the total bliss this place brings"...Brad S., Lancaster, PA
"Your inn is a totally comfortable place to stay, and the views (particularly the sunsets) are spectacular." Brigette & Ted P. Richmond, VA
"Smith Island and the Inn of Silent Music is very definitely on the top of our list of most favorite places... great experience with Waverly. He really knows where the fish are!" Cindy & Jerry, NJ & CT
"The food is imaginatively and exquisitely prepared. Rob & Linda Kellogg are people you wish you'd always known". Ken & Marilyn D., Woodstock, MD
"What a delight to return to the Inn under your ownership...love your style and the special touches that you bring to the Inn"...Sara & David Q., Chestertown, MD
"Thank you for the wonderful, peaceful retreat from the outside worldâ€¦The meals are outstanding...what a unique place." Ron & Jane B., Falls Church, VA
"Wicker on the porch, flowers abounding...one of life's precious gifts...It was a peaceful interlude by the Bay where our cares gave over center stage to sunset, fishing and friendly chatting"... Sue & Harold P., Downingtown, PA
"Thank you for helping me celebrate my BIG birthday. The food and your company was divine... This is such a serene peaceful place... Jasmine is extra special"... Alma & John, Baltimore, MD
"It was literally like stepping into another world...Everything was wonderful - the food, the room. The uniqueness of the island & the people"... Allison & Dave F., Reading, PA
"Your hospitality far exceeded our expectations and of course the food was simply wonderful"... Gloria & Roland B., Stevensville, MI
..".the hospitality of Linda & Rob, the peaceful ambiance of the village, the fantastic meals - rockfish and cheese stuffed french toast were so good - strolling and biking...ensconced in the greenhouse facing the silent marsh"...Carl & Liz, Baltimore & Ontario
How to Find Us
From Washington & Baltimore
- Cross Bay at Annapolis following US 50
- At Salisbury take US 13 south to MD 413 & Crisfield
From Philadelphia or Norfolk
- Use US 13 to MD 413 and Crisfield
The non-vehicular ferry "Cap't Jason II" departs Crisfield for Tylerton at 12:30 pm.
Please contact us regarding ferry rates & available parking.