Solomons Victorian Inn - A Bed & Breakfast
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Clarence Davis, the foremost yacht builder on the Bay, built this Queen Anne Victorian home in 1906 and it is still a focal point in this small village, which continues to retain the flavor of a seafaring town of a hundred years ago.
Solomons Victorian Inn is perfect for couples looking for a relaxing getaway as well as for people on business who are looking for a the personal touch only a B & B can give. Ideally situated for long strolls along the harbor or on the river walk along the Patuxent River, visitors can also find small shops in which to browse and many fine restaurants for dining. A ten minute drive can put you on forested paths leading to the open shores of the Chesapeake or towering cliffs overlooking the Bay.
Every day starts with a full gourmet breakfast and there are fresh baked cookies and soft drinks available for our guests. Please call for rates and availability.
Travelers are always looking for memorable and relaxing experiences. Let’s discover more through the words of our innkeepers. Many thanks to Judith and Robert for sharing their secrets with BBOnline.com! Why do most travelers stay at your inn?
Many of our guests live in the DC metro area, so they appreciate long weekend breaks to get away from the hurly burly. They come for the quiet: great hiking, biking and water activities, great restaurants, magical sunsets and fabulous views over the water.
What are you best known for? What makes your inn unique? What do you love most about your inn?
The old world charm of the inn and our wonderful food. Of course, it's right on the water with views of the Chesapeake Bay and the Back Creek. It was built in 1906 by the Davis family who were renowned for the yachts they built on the Back Creek, one of which was purchased and restored by JFK for his own sailing pleasure.
If someone has never been to your city, what is the #1 reason to come visit?
Peace and quiet on the Chesapeake Bay. Everything is so clean and fresh here.
What’s the best compliment you have ever received about the inn?
It has to be the hospitality and the breakfasts.
What’s the best kept secret about the area?
The Charles Street Brasserie, which used to be a Crab House, is now an excellent resturant with a wonderful menu, great atmosphere and weekend entertainment.
If a traveler is staying at your inn for 4 nights, what should he/she do in the area?
Hiking and biking to Calvert Cliffs, Point Lookout or Flag Ponds Park. The Calvert Marine Museum Cruise on the William Tennison, an original "bugeye". Tour the many lighthouses in the area. Visit Annmarie Gardens and art gallery - their fabulous sculpture garden is associated with the Smithsonian. Spend a few hours at historic St. Mary's City - Maryland's first capitol. Charter a boat - you can go out on the Chesapeake Bay for fishing or just to relax on board while Chesapeake Bay Charter takes you for a sail to wherever you want to go. Visit one or more of the many wineries or local breweries in Southern Maryland. Antique shopping is also quite a favorite among our guests.
Is there anything within walking distance of your inn?
The Calvert Marine Museum with the Tennison boat Cruise and Drum Point Lighthouse, boat charters, boat and jet-ski hire, shopping, art galleries, and many restaurants.
What is your favorite restaurant/food in the area?
The crab cakes and oysters are excellent at all our restaurants, the steaks at Charles Street Brasserie are the best we ever tasted.
Any good area guides/websites that travelers could reference?
www.choosecalvert.com is our County guide and is a comprehensive source of current information.
How many rooms does your inn have?
We have 7 rooms, two with king size beds and jacuzzi tubs, five with queen beds, all with wonderful views.
Do you accept pets?
No, we do not accept pets. There are several good kennels in the area and I usually check them out when needed.
The main house has 3 standard guest rooms and two suites. Most have commanding water views. The new "Chesapeake Sunset" is a second floor suite with queen bed, adjoining sitting room and private bath with steam shower for two. The third floor suite "Solomons Sunset" features a king sized bed and deep soak double whirlpool tub. Whether you're relaxing in the built-in seating in the turret of the home or soaking in the tub, the romance of the Chesapeake carries you away.
The adjoining carriage house contains two additional guestrooms. "Islandscape", a first floor retreat has breathtaking harbor views and a whirlpool tub in the bathroom. The second floor room, known as "Harbor Sunset", opens into a world of splendor. A deep-soak whirlpool framed in marble and a balcony overlooking the water compliment this hideaway.
Plan Your Stay
Solomons Maryland, a quiet waterfront fishing village located just 55 minutes south of the Washington beltway where the Patuxent River meets the Chesapeake Bay.
- Stroll the Riverwalk
- Charter a boat for a day of Chesapeake fishing or charter a sailing boat for a luxury cruise
- Hop a jet ski, go kayaking, or rent a boat, and try your luck catching dinner
- Explore fossils from millions of years ago and tour the Drum Point Lighthouse at the Calvert Marine Museum
- Enjoy fine waterfront dining, unique antique and gift shops, quaint bed and breakfasts and fine hotels
Whether you arrive here by automobile or by boat, you will find your journey has been worth it. Solomons Island is open all year round is a great place from which to explore Calvert County or the surrounding Southern Maryland region. You will find Solomons a place of uncommon charm and unspoiled beauty.
Here are some other local attractions
- Calvert Marine Museum
- Calvert Cliffs State Park
- Annmarie Sculpture Park and Arts Center
- Calvert County Nature Parks
- Historic St. Mary's City
- Sotterley Plantation
Please visit our web site for more information.