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Inn at Perry Cabin in Maryland

by Sandra Ramani



Just across the Chesapeake Bay lies a state of calm where leaves rustling in the wind and the water's constant flow are the only things competing for your attention. Welcome to Inn at Perry Cabin, St Michaels, the premier resort on Maryland’s Eastern Shore

Set just off the Chesapeake Bay, Maryland's 26-acre Inn at Perry Cabin hotel was owned by Sir Bernard Ashley, founder of the Laura Ashley fabrics and furnishings brand, in the 1990s. In true English form, Ashley added extensive herb and flower gardens, orchards and manicured lawns to the property, which quickly became favorite strolling spots for guests coming from cities like New York, Philadelphia and Washington, D.C.

While lots of changes have happened since Ashley's time (the 78 recently renovated rooms no longer have a chintzy décor, for example, and guests are more into cocktails around the firepit than formal afternoon tea), the gardens continue to thrive—and provide products for the restaurant and spa. In the latter, you'll find homegrown herbs used in such treatments as the new So-minute Lavender and CBD Body 'Wrap and Massage, where guests are cocooned in heated linens soaked in lavender (so fresh, you'll still find a stem or two), nourished with a lavender foot mask, then relaxed using Cause + Medic's CBD Massage Oil, which features notes of lavender and sage. Meanwhile, the Inn's celebrated Stars Restaurant pulls herbs and vegetables from the property for its seasonal menus, also full of fresh Maryland seafood and products from area farms.

For a more private experience, guests can opt to enjoy the 'tasting menus in one of the charming new converted greenhouses set along the water—each filled with furnishings, heaters, Bluetooth speakers and fresh flowers from the gardens. innatperrycabin.com

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