The Best B&B Getaways: Inn at 202 Dover
Word is that Easton is the ideal historic village. That it’s home to a beloved art museum, quiet streets and friendly bartenders. That its quirky claim to fame is the hunting store at which Dick Cheney allegedly bought the infamous lawyer-shooting gun. That it’s ideally located between the ritzy seaside town of St. Michaels and sleepy fishing village Oxford. This is what we’ve heard, anyway. All we can verify firsthand regards a sumptuous suite inside the Inn at 202 Dover, in which we spent a lot of our getaway. There was just too much to do there: late-morning lazing in the king-size bed, detoxing in the shower-turned-steam-room, wading in the oversize Jacuzzi, reading by the gas fireplace, sipping sherry from our snifters. One ambitious night we actually made it downstairs for dinner, where we were privy not only to chef Jorge Alvarez’s fine Continental fare, but also to his impressive a cappella talents. (Yes, he takes requests.) Afterward, we ambled back to our room — there were cookies to be eaten.
Book it: 202 East Dover Street, 866-450-7600, innat202dover.com.
Rate per night: $275 to $475; usually a 2-night minimum.
Snacks: Nuts, coffee, tea and granola bars all day; chocolate chip cookies nightly.
Meals on-site: Breakfast and dinner.
Don’t miss: Pre-supper cordials in the front parlor, during which you can flip through the renovation photo album — it only took a few mil (and three months of paint-scraping) to turn a former rundown apartment building into this sunny inn.
Bonus: Melon mimosas.
Day trip: If you must leave the premises, try neighboring St. Michaels for antiquing and some crabs on the Chesapeake Bay.