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About the Inn

A secluded gem, this Maryland private island haven has been sealed off by Russian spies, the first Gulf War was planned in the sunroom, and Truman Capote was a guest in the 60's. Now the sanctuary gate secures the half-mile drive through 52 acres of bird sanctuary before opening to our 6-acre island of gardens and lawn. The sun rises over the Choptank River and sets over the Chesapeake Bay, which makes wind, waves and endless water views the hallmark. A pair of nesting eagles, resident osprey, migrating butterflies, waterfowl and songbirds are commonly seen along with Bay dolphin; and the back cove is a spawning grounds for rockfish. At night the stars are uninterrupted, another surprise of nature, making lodging at Black Walnut Point Inn a quiet, secret place of peace
- all just an hour and a half from the Chesapeake Bay Bridge.


Black Walnut Point Inn consists of the main house built in the 1840’s and three cabins along the Choptank River. We are open year-round and each guest gets a key to the sanctuary gate. Every accommodation has expansive water views, a separate bath, and heat and air conditioning. All guests have access to the main house, including the dining room, living room, sun porch, front and back porches, grounds, pool, and dock. A full breakfast is served to all from 8 to 10 am with snacks available throughout the day. You can schedule a massage, rent kayaks and bikes at the other end of the island, or simply keep a rocking chair or hammock occupied. Because of our nesting birds and lack of fencing, we do not allow pets or children under 12. Our check-in time is 3pm - 5pm. Check-out is at 11 am.

The Local Area

Tilghman Island has several fine restaurants from fine dining to bistros overlooking the drawbridge at Knapp Narrows, and St. Michaels is twenty minutes away. Back on the island, there are fishing charters, lighthouse tours and sunset sails such as with Captain Wade on the oldest registered skipjack built in 1886.
More detailed info and links are listed under our Attractions page.

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