Inn of Silent MusicTylerton, MD
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This 3 room Chesapeake Bay island inn is ideal for owners seeking the joy of being innkeepers in a quiet maritime setting. A seasonal tourism magnet!
It would take a poet to describe the emotion that sweeps over the visitor who steps off the ferry boat onto Smith Island, actually a small cluster of islands in the middle of the Chesapeake Bay barely north of the Virginia state border and home to about 200 permanent residents in the 3 villages on the Island. A total of 52 reside in Tylerton, home of the Inn of Silent Music. And only a sonnet penned by the poet can describe how the inn got its name. No autos on the island, only golf carts and the occasional purr of a passing working boat heading out for crabs or oysters. The sunsets seen from the front porch set the tranquil mood with only the sound of a few gulls to interrupt a sip of cabernet.
The three guest rooms, all with private baths, complement the maritime decor. Although comfortable, it is out on the front porch reading a favorite novel, or tip-toeing through the pelican rookery, bicycling to the crab co-op to chat with the pickers, sitting on the inn's dock or grabbing a quick lunch at the general store that your guests will want to be. This is also the home of the Smith Island cake, Maryland's official state dessert, a must have culinary adventure!
This is a very seasonal business, typically open from April through October. The owners can relax and enjoy the time off here on the island, or take advantage of the time for travel and family vacations. The owner's quarters are small and cozy, but really only needed for sleeping. The kitchen is of commercial and gourmet chef quality with a sizable island and oodles of counter space and all the accouterments.
Quite busy during the season, this inn offers the opportunity to live year-round what the guests can only come to visit! It is a unique lifestyle reliant on the boat schedules and easy-going pace, but the inn is recognized by the villagers as one of the true assets of the Island among a diverse set of interests and recognized by the inns guests as one of the most relaxing locations in the Chesapeake Bay.
Operating as a B&B for 19 years. Renovated kitchen in 2010, has a full commercial kitchen. New carpets and windows in 2014. 45-50% occupancy season is April to November.
So if you are looking for an island paradise and a smaller manageable inn with a maritime lifestyle, this is a Must See!