Swanendele Inn at St. Mary's, Maryland

An elegant boutique inn with fabulous waterfront views of the shores of the Chesapeake Bay.


An elegant boutique inn with fabulous waterfront views of the shores of the Chesapeake Bay.

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The Basics


On a promontory in historic St. Mary's County, MD, where the Potomac River meets the Chesapeake Bay, Swanendele Inn offers 800 feet of waterfront and stunning views in an eight-room inn luxuriously appointed with artwork and antiques from all over the world. All rooms have fireplaces and fine linens and some have Jacuzzis with private waterfront decks and wet bars. Known for fine cuisine and superb hospitality, Swanendele is in the heart of St. Mary's County. 

At a Glance

  • Free WiFi
  • Smoke-Free
  • Free Parking
  • Pub/Tavern/Bar
  • Fireplaces
  • Jetted Tubs Avail.
  • Full House Rental
  • Weddings/Events

In the Know

  • Want to sample true Southern MD hospitality? Go raise a beer with the locals at Buzzy's Country Store

  • Like homemade chocolate? Samples available at Heritage Chocolates
  • Wonderful selection of local restaurants and small shops available on Solomon's Island
  • We have the best farmer's market in the area

Stay for the Story

Swanendele Inn, on St. Jerome’s Creek and the Chesapeake Bay, offers a serene, elegant getaway in rural southern Maryland, an area steeped in colonial and civil war history and prized for breathtaking water views and water sports.

Sip & Savor

Here are a few things to sip & savor when you visit…

Enjoy dinner, to-go lunch baskets on-site at Swanendele Inn
Enjoy a waterfront beverage at Island Hideaway
Try POV Restaurant at Pier 450 for beautiful waterfront views

See & Do

Here are a few things to see & do when you visit…

Learn about the rich history of Southern Maryland and the many historic sites in the area
Enjoy beautiful marshy vistas at Point Lookout State Park
Check out several of the lighthouses in the area

Guest Reviews

My husband and I wanted a quick getaway from our busy lives and Swanendele Inn was perfect. Our room was cozy, with a great view of the water. The property grounds have a natural beauty and are so serene. The Inn is thoughtfully and beautifully decorated, inclusive of multicultural pieces from many countries. The staff was very hospitable, and Dutch was a great host.. We would absolutely recommended a...See More

- Tricia Allard

We had a wonderful weekend trip at the Swanendele Inn! We stayed in the Margaret Brent Suite. It was fantastic, perfect for a romantic getaway. Gerald was a great host with lots of interesting stories to tell. The decor was amazing -- and it was from all over the world! Breakfast was also very tasty. We will be coming back in the summer. A truly great find, don't hesitate...See More

- Maya MacGregor

We spent only a single night here, but our experience was excellent. The entire place is beautiful and the view along the water is amazing. We spent the late evening out on the pier star gazing and watching the water. There are kayaks and canoes if you want, there's a fire pit and plenty of chairs for reading and relaxing by the water. Our room was excellent, but the...See More

- Kevin Rittie

My husband and I stayed here for our 1st year anniversary and it was wonderful. The property was so peaceful and quiet. The hosts were friendly and very accommodating. Our room was nicely furnished and clean. It also had a balcony which was great. We will definitely be back.

- Phylicia Pough

We had a great stay! The hosts were very accommodating of our young kids and we loved the very cozy Osprey Nest Room, which had nooks for two twin beds in addition to the queen bed. Breakfast was delicious. Beautiful grounds. We will come again!

- Amy Leo

Rooms & Suites

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Room Amenities: Air Conditioning, Bathrobes, Hair Dryer, Rollaway Available, Antique Furnishings

For information on ADA accessibility for the facility or its rooms, please contact the property directly.


Smoking Policy: Outside - Only in designated areas

Family Friendly:

Food & Wine

Meals Offered: Breakfast, Dinner

Special Diets Accommodated: Yes

Dining Amenities: Complimentary Early Coffee Tea, Picnics Available, Special Diets Accommodated

Guest Services

Internet Service: Wireless

Inn Amenities: Hot Breakfast, Free Onsite Parking, Full House Rental Available, Gardens on Property, Meeting Space Available, Weddings & Events Available, Wine/Spirits Available

Weddings & Celebrations

Wedding/Reception/Event Facilities: Indoor, Outdoor

Events Supported: Private Parties

Business Travel & Meetings

Meeting Types: Business Meetings, Retreats

Meeting Facilities: Yes

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