About Swan Haven
Front of the old inn...
Swan Haven, a large Victorian mansion overlooking
tranquil Swan Creek and its marinas, is only a short scenic drive away
from the hustle and bustle of Philadelphia, Washington and Baltimore.
As your new hosts, we are looking forward to making sure that you enjoy
your visit to Maryland's Eastern Shore.
The original inn was built
in 1898 at the staggering cost of $100.00 for the property and $250.00
to construct a modest home that has been added to over the years finally
reaching its' current size in 2003, yet always maintaining the unique
architecture and colors of the original building. We have also added a
large "Great Room"
with all-glass views of the water and a profusion of rear decks to allow
everyone to take advantage of our favorite pastime, just sittin' and lookin'
at the water.
There are many local activities to keep you busy
during your stay. Kent County has the finest network of bicycle roads
east of the Mississippi. What a great place for bike tours! We supply
bicycles for local touring, which might include exploring Rock Hall's
quaint shops, many marinas, fine restaurants, beaches and wildlife refuge.
On the other hand, a relaxing nap in a hammock has its advantages too
- or just sitting on our docks checking out the passing boat traffic,
the wildfowl, and our world-class sunsets (best on the Eastern Shore).
The Haven is a tranquil inlet of the Chesapeake
Bay that winds for miles into the rural farming countryside. Our Inn has lots of porches and decks where one
can read or relax. At various times of the year one can sit by the fire,
or play cards and games in our "Great Room" or other common
rooms. Many of our rooms have porches, and of course all have full private
baths (some with whirlpools, etc) and cable TV. Everything is centrally
air-conditioned. Click here
to visit our Room & Rates page.
We are a four-season getaway!
Many of our guests think that winter, with its lovely & lonely pastel
colors, immense flocks of migratory wild birds, gray waters stretching
out in every direction, and profound stillness, is the finest time of
year. Everything explodes in the spring, of course, with thousands of
boaters arriving to get their boats out of winter storage. Sailing is
king! Then summer brings in summer things, warm nights, big moon rising,
festivals and celebrations - and fall is lovely as the trees change into
their autumn finery and we experience some of our best sailing weather.
There is never a dull moment. Won't you please come visit a spell