Wylder Tilghman Island Is an Ideal Drivable Getaway for Main Liners

Photos Courtesy of Wylder Hotel Tilghman Island

Wylder Tilghman Island is the perfect summer vacation spot—and just a few hours from the Main Line region by car.

Are you looking for a scenic and quaint getaway for summer? Wylder Tilghman Island is a hidden gem just a short drive from the Main Line region. 

Wylder Tilghman Island

Just about 2.5 hours away from the Main Line, Wylder Tilghman Island sits tucked away on Maryland’s Chesapeake Bay, with breathtaking views and a charming stay. This boutique hotel is located directly on the water on the sparsely populated three-mile island with nine acres of spacious grounds for activities.  

kayak and paddleboard

While staying at the private getaway, there are multiple things to do onsite, which means there’s no need to travel by car during your stay. If you chose to explore the island, the retreat provides bicycles for guests to use at their leisure. 

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Begin your stay with a continental breakfast located inside Bar Mumbo, a classic bar serving simple cocktails and beers. For just $15, enjoy pastries and coffee, or start early with a mimosa or bloody Mary.  

dog friendly

Wylder Tilghman Island is dog-friendly, so don’t worry about leaving your furry friend behind. For a fee of $55 per night, your pup can enjoy the waterfront views by your side. There is a limit of two dogs per room. 

hotel views

The hotel offers 54 unique rooms that range in size and style for whatever type of getaway you have in mind. Whether it’s a waterfront room or a suite, each room is equipped with maximum comfort. All rooms include a digital tablet concierge, flat-screen TV, heating and air conditioning and more. 

pool at Wylder Tilghman Island

Included in your resort fee are plenty of activities to enjoy onsite including the heated saltwater pool with dozens of lounging areas, kayaks, canoes, paddleboards, lawn games, rope swings, hammocks, firepits and docks to explore waterfront views.  

tickler's crab shack

The onsite restaurant, Tickler’s Crab Shack, is a must-try (or multiple tries) while staying at Wylder. The outdoor crab shack offers breathtaking waterfront views for visitors who want to enjoy a variety of different menu items with specialty cocktails. It wouldn’t be a trip to Maryland without eating crabs, so guests can explore an abundance of different appetizers or entrees. The pick-and-peel shrimp are a menu highlight. There is also an indoor section for guests to dine. 

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A noteworthy spot to check out off the hotel grounds is a small diner/café called Two if by Sea, which is located directly across the Wylder entrance. This spot is known as the go-to to enjoy a delicious breakfast. Coupled with a variety of flavored mimosas, the chorizo skillet is a fan favorite. 

Looking to catch an unforgettable sunset? Head down the island to the Black Walnut Point fishing area for a great view.  

sunset views Wylder Tilghman Island

There are multiple specialty services to add to your stay while at Wylder such as in-room massages, alcohol, bonfire, or romance packages, as well as sunset cruises or boating experiences.  

Wylder Tilghman Island

The Wylder Tilghman Island is a delightful retreat for a couple’s getaway or family vacation alike. For more information on booking your stay, visit wylderhotels.com/tilghman-island

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