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Back Creek Inn
Based on 82 traveler reviews
Oct 25, 2014 by: Shelly W from Seabrook, Maryland
Beautiful property and lovely staff. Wonderful views and a relaxing getaway for me! Will return and will recommend to friends. Great place to stay on Solomons Island and great location to explore the area on walking tour.
Great spot for a special celebration
Oct 15, 2014 by: Lila231012 from Brick, New Jersey
The Lavender Cottage with screen porch is so nice. The welcome balloon & cake was special. The breakfasts were delicious. Take a river cruise from the Calvert Museum. Eat the crab dinner at The Striped Rock & the fried oysters at Solomon's Pier.
Oct 13, 2014 by: Lisa C from Gaithersburg, Maryland, United States
My partner and I never explored southern Maryland, despite living only 2 hours away in Montgomery county, so we decided that Solomon's Island was a good place to start. Back Creek Inn set the tone from the moment we arrived, with a warm greeting, beautiful garden and dock, and open attitude. We stayed in the Thyme room for 3 relaxing nights. The Inn's breakfasts were scrumptious, and we loved the homemade cookies that changed every day. We had lots of questions about restaurants and things to do, and Sara and Carol were very generous and knowledgeable about the area. From it's very central location, we hardly had to drive since we could walk to restaurants, a museum, and shops from the Inn. We had a goal of eating seafood every day, and we easily (and deliciously) accomplished this! The Inn reset our spirits by making us feel at home. Our room had a comfortable couch and reading chair in it, so between adventures, we read comfortably for a few hours. We loved the tomato plants that grew outside our window, and enjoyed having free wi-fi, even though we tried to remain unplugged. I also liked that there was a small fridge in the room to keep drinks cool, since we were there for a few days. This is a wonderful place to stay. It's so close to Montgomery County, but it feels a million miles away! We would highly recommend it to couples looking to relax in a town that is very accessible.
Sep 29, 2014 by: Rich365 from Odenton, Maryland
This beautiful B&B is tucked away at the end of a side street off Solomon's Island Road, away from any of the busy-ness associated with the main drag. The house was originally built some time in the 1800's, and the older sections of the structure are quite quaint. We stayed in one of the rooms that constitute the oldest part of the house, specifically the Tansy room. The stairs leading up to our room are on a slight angle, so you can tell you are dealing with some ancient wood; but that is really part of the charm. This B&B is well-furnished and generally very comfortable. The hostesses are quite friendly and helpful, and they quickly make you feel right at home. The grounds are beautiful, with lots of flowers, plants, and a few accent statues. Several patios with tables and chairs are available for use, as well as a nice grassy backyard that leads to the water's edge and a beautiful view of the surrounding bay and boats. A small dock leads out over the water to give you a closer view, as well as some additional intimacy with our surroundings. The only negative is that there are mosquitoes, especially around dawn and dusk, so you will likely have to coat up if you spend time on the grounds during the warmer months. Fortunately, the hostesses very thoughtfully provide bottles of bug spray for your use, so you can enjoy the property to the fullest. The breakfasts are not what you would call "low fat," but they are well-balanced and provide a rich treat for a few days away from home. Our Saturday breakfast consisted of Eggs Benedict, a side of sliced fresh fruits, coffee/tea, choice of juices, and some sweet cake. Sunday brunch was more elaborate and was served buffet-style. It included a ham and spinach quiche, a crabmeat quiche, a pecan-cinnamon French toast casserole, a bowl of fresh sliced fruits, some fresh-baked biscuits with appropriate condiments, some sliced heirloom tomatoes with balsamic vinegar, a blueberry cake, choice of juices, and coffee/tea - all very tasty, with plenty of seconds if you have room. Throughout the day and evening, tea and coffee, fresh-baked cookies, and pretzels are always available. There are lots of things to do and see on Solomons Island and the surrounding area (e.g., hiking, biking, kayaking, museums, lighthouses, restaurants, etc.), so this B&B makes an excellent home base for an enriching stay.
An amazing place
Sep 13, 2014 by: casario from tehama, ca
If you're visiting the Chesapeake, do not miss the Back Creek Inn at Solomons, MD. A wonderful 4-day stay in late August - the weather was perfect, the service/food were everything you could hope for, the grounds magnificent. I'd love to revisit in the spring when all those azaleas are blooming. If we get back to the East Coast, we'd visit them again.
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