Drive Time: 1 hour, 45 minutes.
On the shores of the Chesapeake Bay, this expansive country house offers all the comforts of home and then some. Lounge in the pool, hike or bike across the 220 acres of gently rolling private farmland trails, or go kayaking or boating along the nearly two miles of private waterfront. The resort’s 18TWENTY Bar & Restaurant serves seasonal, locally sourced cuisine on a waterfront patio.
Around Town: Listed on the National Register of Historic Places, Stevensville has two public beaches on the bay for swimming, walking and picnicking, plus two public fishing piers. For an underwater adventure, try an introductory course with Kent Island Scuba (kentislandscuba.com) at a local pool.
August Rates: $229–$439.
500 Kent Manor Drive, Stevensville, Maryland, (410) 643-5757, kentislandresort.com.
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