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Posts Tagged ‘Chesapeake Bay’

Maryland ‘Land of Pleasant Living’

June 1st, 2015 by Janet Wolf


Maryland 'Land of Pleasant Living'

Maryland’s Chesapeake Bay

Maryland ‘Land of Pleasant Living’. Legend has it (with some truth thrown in) that it was some advertising execs associated with the National Brewing Co. in the 1950’s that were flying over Chesapeake Bay on a brilliant sunlit day, one of the execs commented, “This place is the land of pleasant living.” A slogan was born and a brand enhanced. Maryland 'Land of Pleasant Living' If you are from or have visited Maryland you know what brand this slogan was attached to…beer.  Natty boh (National Bohemian) is still popular and consumed with pride. Even though it is not produced in Baltimore anymore, over 90% of sales still go to Baltimore.

But I am not writing this to promote ‘ol Natty, even though I plan to try one with some steamed crabs smothered in Old Bay next time I visit Maryland. This writing will feature some of The B&B Team’s very pleasant Inns for sale in Maryland ‘Land of Pleasant Living’. Our Inns for sale in Maryland all have their own brands and they all have distinct local flavors of their own with diverse locations in Maryland. Since those ad execs flew over Maryland those many years ago to view the beauty of the state, come fly with me, I bet the views haven’t changed that much.

Maryland 'Land of Pleasant Living'

Vandiver Inn, Havre de Grave, Maryland

Starting at the northern tip of the bay is the historic waterfront town of Havre de Grace, where the Susquehanna River joins into the Chesapeake Bay. The town was named in 2014 by as one of America’s Best Small Towns. The Vandiver Inn, a beautiful painted lady 1886 mansion that is a combination of B&B lodging, gourmet catering and special events packages. The Inn’s business is tight and profitable and right in the heart of this Maryland small town with all the local flavors available in very close proximity.

Maryland 'Land of Pleasant Living'

Blue Door on Baltimore

Zip across the bay to Baltimore and look for a blue door. A 1907 row house in the historic Butchers Hill district is the location of the Blue Door on Baltimore, a charming small and chic urban B&B. If you a seeking a smaller, manageable-sized inn, with incredibly strong business activity, the Blue Door on Baltimore Bed and Breakfast Inn is a must see!

Maryland 'Land of Pleasant Living'

Brampton Inn, Chestertown, Maryland

Fly in a direct course east over the bay to Chestertown and you can view the Brampton Inn. You will see a ‘very pleasant’ 20 acres with a 19th century plantation home and secluded cottages. The Inn is a true luxury retreat and very successful financially viable business (can’t see that from the air but it is there!) A true countryside oasis that features two barns and original carriage house, all great backdrops and settings for the event and wedding part of the business.

Maryland 'Land of Pleasant Living'

Lazyjack Inn on Tilghman Island

Flying south along the eastern shore of the bay you can observe the picturesque towns of Kent Island, St. Michaels, Easton and Oxford to Tilghman Island. This Maryland island is known for its seafood, hospitality, and boating opportunities. The island boasts several marinas and excellent sport fishing.  The Lazyjack Inn is located on the waterfront in the heart of it all. A small ‘pleasant living’ B&B yet financially viable which is perfect for someone seeking a smaller property that makes money!

Maryland 'Land of Pleasant Living'

Lake Pointe Inn on Deep Creek Lake

We have one more fly over, so fasten your seat belts. The mountains of western Maryland offer a very different terrain, add a lake or two and rivers and you can see how diverse Maryland is. Deep Creek Lake Inn is a favorite for guests from Washington, DC, Baltimore, and the Pittsburgh area. Vacationers seeking the outdoor adventures of the beautiful mountains of Western Maryland. The area offers four seasons of recreation. Fabulous for business!

Hope you enjoyed the tour. I have had a very pleasant time. Also I hope you will consider Maryland ‘Land of Pleasant Living’ when seeking your future Inn, along with a natty boh and those crabs.

maryland crabs

Thanks for Listening,

Janet Wolf

Boutique Hotel and Restaurant

November 4th, 2013 by Janet Wolf

Charlotte Hotel virginia

The Charlotte Hotel- Boutique Hotel and Restaurant

Are you seeking a unique, one of a kind lodging property? The Charlotte Hotel and Restaurant located on the Eastern Shore of Virginia is a prime example. ‘Charming in Virginia’, this is the way The B&B Team’s has described this truly one of a kind boutique hotel and restaurant lodging property. Eight guest rooms in a beautifully renovated building, a thoroughly modern inn and acclaimed restaurant. Small but mighty!

We believe that today’s traveler often seeks lodging that communicates a unique, compelling and authentic experience. The Charlotte Hotel & Restaurant offers this all inclusive experience plus convenience. Exploring the charming small town of Onancock (pronounced “nan-cock”) is just steps away from the hotel’s entrance. Walk the quaint streets and soak up the local flavors.

When one thinks of the Chesapeake Bay it is often Maryland and Delaware that comes to mind. But tapering off the end of the peninsula is a 70 mile sliver of Virginia.

Boutique hotel and Restaurant Onancock Virginia

Onancock Virginia

The area has always been known as a leisure week-end destination. But the inn has excellent upside potential for the mid-week business traveler with NASA’s increased development and reliance upon the installations at Wallups Island less than 30 minutes away. In addition a new hospital is under construction in Onancock, which will be a source of business for years to come.

The area has so much to offer guests who are looking for a “Slow Down Vacation”.

Eastern shore of Virginia

Virginia’s Chesapeake Bay

Travelers can go as slow as they want or…explore over a dozen deserted islands and beaches. Go on a Kayak Winery Tour. Explore additional nearby historic waterfront towns like Cape Charles and Wachapreague. Or ‘sail back in time’ to the car-less isle of Tangier. That is a road trip vacation worth the journey. Sign me up!

The Charlotte Hotel Restaurant

Intimate Dining

The Charlotte Hotel’s restaurant is also a large part of the property’s success and profitability. The owners and chef take pride in supporting local watermen, farmers and area businesses. The menu reflects the uniqueness and modern artistic feel of the boutique hotel and restaurant. It completes the package!

Thanks for Listening,

Janet Wolf