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Historical Traveler Reviews George Brooks House B&B Saint Michaels
A Great Place with a Great Story
My wife and I stumbled across the George Brooks House Bed & Breakfast while looking for a place in St. Michales for a list minute escape. We are gald we did. Our only regret was that we could not stay longer.
While the house and grounds are nothing short of magnificent, the true majesty of the George Brooks House lies in a little book on the coffee table in the front sitting room, a book that retells (through pictures) the owner's transformation of the house from a dilapidated eye-sore to one of the most magnificent guest houses on the Eastern Shore. We were lucky enough to find Will, the owner, working on one of the four "cabana" suites on the property; he took us step by step through the renovation of the house.
Aside from the beauty and history of the property, the owners have gone to great lengths to make this a true retreat. Our room, for example, had an enormous king-size bed, whirlpool tub, private bath and private DVD player. There are also some nice complementary "extras" for the guests including a pool, hot tub, bicycles, an impressive DVD library, and even a few sodas and beers for a relaxing refreshment on the terrace.
While we hate to tell people about the George Brooks House Bed and Breakfast (one of the newer places on the Chesapeake), it would be wrong not to pay proper respect and admiration where due. Book early, though, I would imagine this place will book quickly during the season.
Loved the George Brooks House. Excellent!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Having stayed at many B&B's in the country and Europe over last 15 years, I can can say without any reservation that the George Brooks House B&B was in the the top 5% of the best B7B's that I have ever visited. My stay was excellent!
I found the rooms and common area extremely clean and well decorated.
It appears to have been refurbished just recently. I can tell you, the traditional gourment-like breakfast was just wonderful. It provided the needed energy to tour the St. Michael's area.
I found the host extremely friendly and accomandating, almost like a family friend. I also had the opportunity to meet the owner briefly and I found him friendly and helpful.
We will definitely be back next year!!!!!!!!!!
Regards, Mike Washington, DC
Delightful escape. Truly exceptional.
I couldn't agree more with the positive reviews and am totally mystified by the one negative review. The George Brooks House is stunning to the eye and most pleasing to the palette. The management was very friendly, the service prompt, and the room was spectacular.
This is no ordinary B&B. In fact, this is a the place to go if you want a very romantic, larger and very private room that is beautifully decorated and equipped with a tub for two. It has spa facilities and a pool too.
Hearing the extraordinary history of the place and meeting people is the other point of going to a B&B. Of course the host would be around!
This is an elite and special place. A real next-generation B&B.
I asked my wife is she would like to go back, and she said enthusiastically "When do we leave?"
Mark & Chrystine
Host could use some tips on hospitality
I was a guest at this inn for a wedding in July 2003. The bride and groom rented the entire place for the weekend. While the rooms were lovely and the pool and grounds very nice, we were not provided a full breakfast on the second morning of our 2 night stay (despite representations to the contrary and the rather high price for our room). The owner/host seemed to think he was also a guest, taking a nap in the pool's floating lounge chair on the afternoon we arrived and hanging around the pool the entire afternoon. He complained in our presence about having to clean up after his guests. He was obviously short-staffed for the weekend, although we could not understand why he agreed to the booking if he was not prepared to deal with it. Several letters/e-mails sent to him by guests, including myself, to complain about the lack of full breakfast and the host's general bad attitude were met with excuses, but no apologies. I will never stay at this B&B again and certainly will not recommend it to anyone, especially for a wedding or any event involving a large group of people. The owner has a lot to learn about the hospitality business -- we found him to be condescending and arrogant.
Secluded Total Relaxation
My wife and I were looking for a couple of days out of the "rat race" and found the ideal spot...The George Brooks House in St. Michael's, Maryland. Set about 1/2 mile outside of town, it is the only area B&B with an inground pool and hot tub for relaxation. The rooms (8) were beautifully decorated in Victorian era charm, and unlike a lot of B&Bs, each room had it's own bathroom. Excellent full breakfast was served in the formal dining room or covered outdoor patio with fresh fruit as a starter. Innkeeper Will Workman is friendly and likes to share some of the history of the inn and local area with guests. He also is a good source of dining options in the area. An extra attraction of the inn is a 2 hour skipjack cruise on the Rebecca T. Ruark with Captain Wade Murphy, Jr.. This cruise was extremely informative and entertaining.
The George Brooks House is a great getaway to unwind and enjoy the serenity of the Chesapeake area.
Home away from home
The host of the George Brooks B&B made us feel right at home immediately upon our arrival. For the entire weekend we could not have been more comfortable or comforted. George Brooks House has a special feel whether it was watching a wild thunderstorm with lightning surrounding you while you sip champagne from the very comfortable covered deck or watching a pair of eagles soar overhead while sipping a cold drink while lazing around the beautiful setting of the garden surrounded pool, Will could not have made us feel more at home unless he had made us fix our own breakfast. Fortunately, he did not and the two mornings' breakfasts we had were delightful. Four thumbs-up to the George Brooks House B&B and its Host. Thank you, Will.
Top of the Line
What a beautiful B&B! Everything is top of the line. The owner has cut no corners and could not be more accommodating. Our room was on the second floor with French doors that opened onto a covered balcony overlooking the pool and gardens. Exceptionally clean and beautifully decorated. Pool and hot tub were great. The George Brooks House is a step above most B&B's. The history of the building was of great interest as were the pictures of the restoration of it. We will definitely return!
What a Place!!
We can't rave enough about this place! Will is a wonderful and welcoming host, and the house is absolutely beautiful. The history of his home is amazing, and the photos from before and after the renovation show just how lovingly the house was refurbished. No wonder it won a major restoration award!
Our room, the green room pictured on the website, was totally gorgeous and immaculate. The bed was comfortable and inviting, and the double jacuzzi was a treat. There was even bath soap provided for a great soak! The DVD player was a nice surprise, and we even saw a movie we had not seen!
The outside grounds are very well laid out-the pool and hot tub were only steps from several of the rooms; towels are provided and drinks were available from a small guest refrigerator on the patio. Teak patio furniture and a well tended garden added to the peaceful atmosphere.
Breakfast was delicious, and it was great talking with the other guests and comparing notes. We all raved about this place, and no one wanted to go home.
Will is adding some more rooms around the pool in separate guest cottages. Can't wait to see them!!We recommend George Brooks House highly, and can't wait to go back!
Wow. Our room was beautiful. The pool was great. The hot tub was nice. The breakfast was yummy. The hosts were pleasant. The location was spectacular. The sunset views were amazing. The DVD selection was eclectic. We had a great time.