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231 High St, Chestertown, MD 21620-1517, USA    
(410) 778-2300


  1. Thomas Peacock Room Charming room overlooking the garden. Four poster lace can...
  2. Wilmer Room Four poster canopy beds with spacious sitting area. One double an...
  3. John Bordley Room Low post beds, spacious sitting area. One Queen and one twi...
  4. Bordley room...
  5. John Lovegrove Kitchen Oldest room in the Inn; brick floor, open-beam ceiling. ...
  6. Sterling Suite. Ground floor suite with queen canopy bed, and comfortable sitti...
  7. T.W. Eliason Victorian Suite. Secluded second floor suite with two bed rooms, o...
  8. T.W. Eliason Victorian Suite...
  9. Joseph Nicholson room...
  10. Isaac Cannell room...

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Circa 1730. During the 1978 restoration of this inn, an archeological dig made an interesting discovery. Before 1733, the site was a tannery operated by the Shoemaker of Chestertown. His one-room dwelling is now a converted guest room. After additions to the building, it became a tavern in 1793 and was described as "situated in the center of business...with every attention given to render comfort and pleasure to such as favor it with their patronage."

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$150 to $280

Payment Types Accepted Include Master Card, Visa, Personal Checks, Travelers Checks and Cash.

    • Breakfast
    • Afternoon Tea


This property has 6 total guest accommodations with private bath, 2 total suites, including 1 two-bedroom suite and 2 conference rooms. The types of beds available include Twin, Double, Queen and King.

  • Bath Amenities
  • Bicycles
  • Copy Machine
  • Fax
  • Hair Dryer
  • Iron/Ironing Board
  • Refrigerator
  • Wireless Internet Access

Business Traveler Amenities

Centrally located in town, close to college
  • Desk
  • Television
  • Internet Access
  • Wireless Internet Access
  • FAX On-site
  • Iron/Ironing Board
  • Hair Dryer
  • Daily Newspapers
  • Gym Nearby
  • Off-site Dry Cleaning Services
  • Centrally Located In Town
  • Close To College

Events Hosted

    • Seminars
    • Meetings
    • Romantic Getaways
    • Weddings
    • Small Groups Under 25 People


off street parking

Spa Services

On-Site Spa Services

  • Facials
  • Fitness Center
  • Hair Care
  • Manicures/Pedicures
  • Massages
  • Nutritonal Counseling/Weight Management
  • Private Trainer
  • Water Therapies
  • Yoga/Meditation

Inns Of Interest

    • African-American History
    • Barns
    • Boats
    • Churches & Parsonages
    • Civil War
    • Farms and Orchards
    • Log Cabins/Houses
    • Old Mills
    • Oldest Continuously Operated Inns
    • Revolutionary War
    • Taverns
    • Train Stations & Renovated Rail Cars
    • Underground Railroad
    • Unusual Architecture
    • Unusual Sleeping Places
    • Who Slept/Visited Here
    • National Historic Register
    • Gardens

Romantic Interest

Quiet, private ambience, comforting appointments.

Innkeepers Association Memberships

Select Registry, Kent County Lodging Association

Describe Garden and Grounds

Tree Meadow; herb, flower, and fern beds.

Peacock Room

Private Bath, lace canopy Double bed, writing desk, garden view, small fridge

Rates: $150 - $150

Type of bed: Double, Twin

Wilmer Room

Canopy beds, breakfast table, reading chair, private bath, morning sun, small fridge

Rates: $190 - $190

Type of bed: Double, Twin

John Bordley Room

Spacious sitting area, breakfast table, park/town view.

Rates: $210 - $210

Type of bed: Queen, Twin

John Lovegrove Kitchen

Original house, dates back to 1706, ground level, warm brick floor. Historically charming, private bath, small fridge.

Rates: $220 - $220

Type of bed: Double, Twin

Sterling Suite

Canopy Queen-size bed, elegant decor, very cozy sitting room with convertible twin bed. Private bath, small fridge.

Rates: $250 - $250

Type of bed: Queen, Twin

TW Eliason Suite

Very Large, two Bedrooms and sitting room. Victorian accents, private bath, small fridge, two closets.

Rates: $280 - $280

Type of bed: King, Twin

Reservation/Cancellation Policies:

Minimum Stay Requirements

Two nights on a few Holiday weekends

Children Restrictions

children 12 and over


14 days on single rooms, 30 days on multiple bookings and 60 days on special events.


3-10 / 12


Smoke Free Property and Outside Only.

Other Activities

    • Antiquing
    • Art Galleries
    • Beaches
    • Bicycling
    • Canoeing/Kayaking
    • Fishing
    • Golf
    • Hiking
    • Horseback Riding
    • Live Theater
    • Museums
    • Parks
    • Shopping (Local Crafts)
    • Sports Events, Major College
    • Tennis
    • Water Sports
    • Wineries

Historic Interest

Historic Awards:

  • National Register (Applied)

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Absolutely Lovely Stay

My wife and I stayed at the White Swan for our anniversary earlier this month, and it was absolutely delightful. There is no other historic inn I've ever seen like this one. Chestertown is a beautiful, colonial town on the Chester River. The White Swan is located right in the middle of the downtown area, so you can walk to the water, restaurants, and shops. The inn itself is impeccably restored, and has such a wonderful charm to it. It is the finest B&B I've ever been to, and I highly recommend it -- you will not be disappointed!
Ed Knight
Edgewater, MD

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"You could not find a more authentic, atmospheric sleeping room in Colonial Williamsburg.

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