Tilghman Island, Maryland
Harrison’s Chesapeake House
Just ten years after the Civil War fell silent, we entertained
our first guests. In those wonderfully Victorian days, enormous paddle wheelers
crossed the Chesapeake bay to bring ladies and gentlemen seeking relief from the
heat and humidity of Baltimore, Philadelphia and New York. This was know as
“Summering on Tilghman”…and Captain Levin Harrison’s reputation for
hospitality, fine sportfishing, and fabulous country cooking quickly spread.
Today, sadly, those magnificent steamboats exist only in faded
brow photographs. The elegant parasols and bowler hats are history too. But after more then 110 years, the guests still come. And for the same reasons…the relaxed atmosphere, great sport fishing, and the “no apologies, lots of butter” country cooking.
If you like chrome and glass high-rise hotels, hot tubs, and sushi bars, we’re not the place for you. On the other hand, if your taste tilts toward waterfront decks with picnic tables that groan under the weight of huge platters of hot steamed crabs and sweating pitchers of icy beer and brewed tea, we’re for you.
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