Lifestyle

The Annapolis area is surrounded by a bounty of water and other natural beauty and it’s always a delight to find a spot nearby that is perfect for a little vacation or event that emphasizes all this area has to offer. The Chesapeake Bay Beach Club fits the bill in all regards. While the Beach Club facilities celebrated its 20th anniversary this July on the waterfront, I got to take a peek at the Inn at the Chesapeake Bay Beach Club, which opened four years ago and has been growing ever since.

Chesapeake Bay Beach Club

The Inn has 77 guest rooms and five fabulous cottages (five more are coming soon), pools, an adorable market offering unique gifts, from local goodies to special wedding-related items, and food, such as homemade gourmet breakfast and lunch items and some of the best homemade pie I’ve ever had. If you like Lemon Merengue, you won’t be disappointed! But I assure you, all the flavors looked absolutely scrumptious. After lunch, take one of their bikes out for a lazy ride around the area and to the water.

Chesapeake Bay Beach Club

The onsite restaurant, Knoxie’s Table, was voted the Eastern Shore’s Favorite Farm-to-Table Restaurant, and I can see why. The restaurant welcomes guests into a warm, rustic setting located off the lobby of The Inn. Offering indoor and outdoor dining, Knoxie’s Table features booth and table style seating, two fireplaces, and two bars overlooking The Inn’s expansive gardens with its fire pits, fountains, rocking chairs and secret gardens. Knoxie’s Table is designed to create an authentic experience for locals and guests with a menu focusing on local farmers and watermen and regionally inspired cuisine. Before or after dinner, tour the grounds and find the robust Chef’s Garden. Much of your food comes right from this lovely place. I tested a cherry tomato right off the vine. Perfection!

Chesapeake Bay Beach Club

If you are looking for a bit of added relaxation and pampering, The Spa at the Chesapeake Bay Beach Club invites you to enjoy some peace and tranquility. The spa offers the finest treatments including restorative massage, rejuvenating facials, luxurious body treatments, and hair and makeup in a beautiful environment.

Chesapeake Bay Beach Club

The location could not be more well-suited for residents of Anne Arundel County. It’s mere minutes away from Annapolis and right over the Chesapeake Bay Bridge, at its base. It is recognized as the region’s premier venue for extraordinary waterfront weddings, special events, and corporate functions. But the boutique hotel, farm-to-table restaurant, and luxury spa give the place an intimacy that feels like a dreamy getaway. The excellent service and smiling, helpful staff aid in making the Inn at The Chesapeake Bay Beach Club your new favorite place to visit!

Chesapeake Bay Beach Club

SPECIAL OFFERS & PACKAGES

-THE BED & BREAKFAST package includes a memorable overnight stay for two at The Inn at the Chesapeake Bay Beach Club and a delicious breakfast for two at The Market.

-SPA PACKAGE We invite you to enjoy peace, tranquility, and relaxation as a part of our spa package, which includes an overnight stay and relaxing massage or facial at The Spa.

-CULINARY ESCAPE Join us for a memorable culinary adventure and enjoy the seasonally inspired menu at Knoxie’s Table followed by a relaxing overnight stay at The Inn.

GIRLFRIEND GETAWAY Grab your closest girlfriends for a weekend Spa getaway! Celebrate your friendship with champagne, truffles, overnight accommodations, breakfast in The Market, and a day at The Spa.

BABYMOON GETAWAY Take a moment to relax and celebrate the arrival of your bundle of joy with our Babymoon Package! Enjoy overnight accommodations, sparkling cider and truffles, a couple’s massage at The Spa, and dinner at Knoxie’s Table.

 

Photography and videography courtesy of Patrick McNamara of Drawn to the Image

Kat Spitzer

Kat Spitzer is the author of The Happy Hypochondriac and The Happy Hypochondriac Survives World Travel. She also writes the Happy Hypochondriac humor blog at www.happyhypochondriac.com. She is a columnist and freelancer for various newspapers and magazines, and is currently working on her third book. Kat is also the owner and instructor of Miss Dawson’s School for Well-Mannered Individuals, an etiquette program in Annapolis (www.MissDawsons.com). She graduated from Vanderbilt University and Vermont Law School, and lives in Annapolis with her husband and two children.