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Jul 18, 2014 by: Harry S from
Very remote and isolated trip. Very few people on this island. No shop or restaurants, just you and the handful of inhabitants. We stayed at the Inn of Silent Music B&B. Linda and Rob we're fantastic hosts. Wonderful, wonderful experience, but may not be right for every one.
Life's Simple Pleasures
Jun 24, 2014 by: Alex S from Sherwood, Maryland
Smith Island is a waterman's village that is on a unique spit of Chesapeake Bay low country. There is a feel you get here that I have never experienced anywhere else. There is a gentleness in the way the marshes, water and sky merge together. It's as pure and unpretentious as any "tourist" destination I've ever visited. Biking from Ewell to Rhodes Point across the long marsh road was a highlight. At one point we saw a tanker and high mast sail boat in the distance and it appeared as if we were looking up at them. Nature is the entertainment in a place like this and gaining a glimpse into a true waterman's village is the reason to visit. Best soft shells I have ever had and Smith Island Cake is excellent. It's a place that soothed my soul and peaked my imagination.
Go there before it disappears
Jun 05, 2014 by: AJacques1 from Columbia, Maryland
Smith Island is actually a cluster of islands and accessible only by boat. It's one of the last locations in the Chesapeake Bay that maintains the traditional waterman's culture. Staying there for a few days began to give us a greater appreciation for a lifestyle that may disappear in the not too distant future. Rising water levels are inundating these low-lying islands and disappointing yields of crab and oyster catches in the Chesapeake Bay are causing island populations to dwindle. Nevertheless, Smith Island still survives, and is a wonderful place to visit. We stayed at a charming B&B called the Inn of Silent Music in the small village of Tylerton. The B&B has three rooms available. The owners, Linda & Rob, made our stay a delightful experience, with a beautifully furnished room and delicious complimentary breakfasts. Kayaks and bicycles are available. Be sure to also make a reservation for Linda's seafood gourmet dinners at the B&B. It's very well worth it, especially when it's topped off with a slice of the famous Smith Island multi-layer cake!
Smith Island Bed and Breakfast
May 28, 2014 by: Ted F from Baltimore, Maryland
We decided to go there for our 28th wedding anniversary. A Bed and Breakfast is the way to go. We compared a few available and choose Michele's place. After seeing and hearing about the famous Smith Island cake, (and making my own from the You Tube directions) it made sense to visit the island. We went before "busy season" and Michele had to ensure the ferry boat was available. She made it happen. Great customer service. The Inn was beautiful, beds were comfy, and John and Pam the Inn keepers that week, were GREAT. I have been on the bay and crabbing for years for fun and wanted to see the slow life style of the island folk. We enjoyed soft shell crab for lunch and crab cakes for dinner at Rukes. We walked around, rode bikes, read books, and took John and Pam's Sunset cruise. We enjoyed a beverage and toasted the beautiful sunset from the bay. Not much else to do. But we knew there wouldn't be. Bird watching, canoes, walks...busy, busy, busy.
A fantastic, quiet place.
Nov 03, 2013 by: TheMoyers from Eastern PA
Go there if you want a quiet, relaxing place to visit. Not much to do except read, play games, visit with friends and look at the water and watermen. Perfect!
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