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Back Creek Inn
Based on 86 traveler reviews
Gorgeous property - especially in the spring after a long winter. Restorative get-away!
Apr 18, 2015 by: 4664lady from Annapolis, Maryland
My friend and I recently took a brief vacation at the beautiful Back Creek Inn BnB in Solomons Island, Maryland. What an oasis, especially after this long cold winter that never seemed to want to leave! We were so pleased that the gardens (the crowning glory of the inn), were in close to full bloom. My friend, whose own gardens are a gem, couldn’t get enough of identifying every species and marveling at the rate of growth in this early spring. We spoke extensively with gardener, Leia, who gently and determinedly watches over and nurtures every plant, leaf and tree. Innkeeper, Carol Pennock has assembled a wonderful team who ensure that every person’s stay at the inn is first rate! Court met us upon arrival, showed us the ropes, and made sure that we were settled into the very special Lavender Cottage. We found it’s large room, comfy screened-in porch overlooking the expansive grounds and scenic Back Creek with its spacious, well appointed bathroom to be just the respite we needed! On our way to the inn we had stopped to enjoy a wine tasting at the Running Hare Winery in Prince Frederick, Maryland. After we got settled we took a nice walk into Solomons to get something to eat and enjoy a leisurely walk on a nice spring day. Kingfisher Inn hit the spot. It was the first day of their new menu, and their chef outdid himself! With the help of our enthusiastic and supportive waiter we found the right seat and just the right meal for our needs! The asparagus, avocado gnocchi and MD crab soup accompanied by freshly made hush puppies hit the spot! Then we were off on our walk around the island, appreciating the view as well as shops and galleries along the way. Later we returned to the inn to rest and refresh ourselves. We took advantage of one of the many tables overlooking the beautiful view and enjoyed our wine along with some light snacks provided by the inn. (They also have wine glasses available – which is nice – you don’t have to drink out of plastic!) Later, we made our way back in to town for a delightful dinner at the relatively new St. Charles Brasserie. We dove into their appetizer/tapas menu and shared beautifully prepared, delicious small meals which we were able to split and share. Owners Jimmy and Bonnie welcomed us with open arms and the service was exceptional! Our stay at the inn was capped off the next morning by the elegantly served breakfast prepared by Joanna who poured her heart into our eggs benedict which were perfectly cooked, creamy and delicious accompanied by fruit from the inn and yes, even kumquat’s - who knew? We enjoyed the treasure of the inn and the grounds for another few hours and were able to visit with owner Carol and assistant Sara who are delightful and interesting folks themselves! Then we were off to explore St. Mary’s City and Leonardtown before heading back to Annapolis. We stopped for lunch at the Front Porch restaurant located in the historic Sterling House in Leonardtown. We enjoyed their creative Southern Coastal Cuisine, cozy atmosphere, and friendly service. The Back Creek Inn provided us with the perfect restorative get-away! Thank you, Carol and staff!
Feb 25, 2015 by: ttrendsr1 from Fredericksburg, Virginia
Have stayed here several times over the last 2 years and EVERY time it has been excellent. The staff goes out of their way to accommodate breakfast for me as I am usually having to leave earlier than normal for sailing classes. They have the BEST strawberry jam for breakfast!
Dec 04, 2014 by: Jeanne M from
BCI is a wonderful, relaxing place. Our room, Chamomile, was very nice. This room requires a wired Internet device if you want access. The inn supplies the wire. It was bright and the bathroom was a good size. The breakfasts were superb. We enjoyed talking with everyone on the staff. We were able to launch our kayaking from the lawn at the inn. There are several good restaurants within walking distance. There are many other destinations within a half hour drive.
Our Favorite B&B
Nov 29, 2014 by: Nancy F from Baltimore, Maryland
We've stayed at the Back Creek Inn for the past 6 years over Thanksgiving, and it's been such a lovely place to relax. Lovely house with a warm and welcoming staff and owner, Carol. After a delicious full breakfast with home-made goodies, we enjoy going fossil-hunting. The Calvert Marine Museum is just down the street and is fun to explore, even without kids. Wonderful dinners at CD Cafe and Broome's Island Crab soup at Solomon's Pier restaurant. We wholeheartedly recommend this wonderful spot to friends, and look forward to our next visit. Did I mention the really comfortable bed and quiet room? And fresh cookies in the cookie jar all the time?
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.
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