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... wonderful views from every vantage point the Margaret Brent Suite, a beautiful, thoughtful surprise, with top-notch touches...
... things about our stay here. We stayed in the Margaret Brent room and it was spectacular. After a long day driving I really...
... that we enjoyed from the huge wraparound porch and our room. We had gourmet meals provided by Miguel, showing off his...
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... a huge lounge (with coffee maker) all to ourselves, a fireplace and balcony looking over the water made this a great...
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I wish we had stayed longer to enjoy the expansive library and chaise lounge on the private balcony with its amazing water view.
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Everything about Swanendele Inn is so special:
Miguel and Rosio with their gracious hospitality and pride in showing us all that makes up the Inn, which has truly been a labor of love
the peaceful setting on the water is just perfect with wonderful views from every vantage point
the Margaret Brent Suite, a beautiful, thoughtful surprise, with top-notch touches throughout and spectacular views
the Inn that is filled with amazing original paintings, sculptures,and furnishings and the stories that we look forward to hearing from Gerald on our next visit
the delicious breakfast, compliments of Miguel, and interesting conversations with other guests
the high quality of the workmanship throughout the Inn, most of which was done by the unbelieveably gifted Miguel
the perfect spot to celebrate our 45th wedding anniversay
We are already looking forward to our next visit!
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Date of stay: October 2019
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Response from Gmeyerman, Owner at Swanendele Inn
Responded 1 week ago
We were so delighted to have the honor of hosting you both for your 45th Anniversary! We are even more delighted to see your new 3-night Reservation made today - a true confirmation of all the kind things you mentioned in these comments! Fall, winter, spring and summer are all different but each brings new delights to wonderful St. Mary's County and the Inn.
We look forward to your return visit!

Gerald
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I cannot say enough good things about our stay here. We stayed in the Margaret Brent room and it was spectacular. After a long day driving I really appreciated the jacuzzi tub for two,the calming views,and the amazing private dining option.
The food was first class and the service impeccable. We enjoyed the oysters, crab bisque and Maryland Rockfish. Do take advantage of this option !! Breakfast was excellent. It was obvious a lot of thought went into picking fresh local ingredients. Our host Gerald knows the area well and is very knowledgeable, we enjoyed hearing about the history of the area. He lives an interesting life and has some great stories. I wish we had stayed longer to enjoy the expansive library and chaise lounge on the private balcony with its amazing water view.
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Date of stay: September 2019Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Response from Gmeyerman, Owner at Swanendele Inn
Responded 17 Sep 2019
Thank you Stephanie and Josse! You are right! - you should have stayed longer on your great North East driving vacation! Hope you made it home safely and look forward to seeing both of you again soon!

Cheers,
Gerry
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My partner and I visited Swanendele looking for a relaxing stay at a comfortable place within reasonable driving distance of the DC area. We were not prepared for the wonderful location, buildings & grounds, and hospitality that Swanendele provided. When we pulled in, we noticed lovely landscaping and an expansive waterview that we enjoyed from the huge wraparound porch and our room. We had gourmet meals provided by Miguel, showing off his years as a chef in various international locations. We had breakfast and coffee on the porch while watching the boats and birds and enjoyed the breezes from the water. The facility itself, architecturally impressive. It's large and open and full of interesting spaces decorated with pieces that have historical and international origin. We found it comfortable to move around, knowing that any need we had would be quickly accommodated. We feel like we had a five-star experience we are looking forward to repeating!
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Date of stay: April 2019
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Response from Gmeyerman, Owner at Swanendele Inn
Responded 17 Sep 2019
Thanks for your comment. You precisely identified the design criteria for Swanendele Inn - a warm, welcoming environment surrounded by nature, St. Jerome's and the West Shore of the Chesapeake Bay. South County St. Mary's, while only 65 miles from Washington offers so much enhancing our efforts to offer the nicest environment, best quality breakfast and services. All without waiting in traffic on the Bay Bridges for hours! You mention our gardens - come visit us again early spring with thousands of daffodils and cherry blossoms.
Thanks for your comments - Gerald
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My husband and I stayed at this lovely waterfront Inn in early September and loved everything about it! The Inn itself is located right on the water and is beautiful and new yet has an older world charm as it is decorated with antiques, pictures, books and other furnishings from the Owner's travels around the world. We stayed in the Lord Calvert Suite, which was beautiful and every comfort attended (soft robes, 2-person seated jacuzzi, huge comfortable bed and white cotton bedding, Keurig coffee in room, pretty views, private and quiet). The food was delicious and healthy, homemade by the Inn Keeper and his lovely wife and included varieties of fresh breads, homemade soups, and fresh caught oysters and fish. The BEST surprise of all- a birthday cake to celebrate my 50th birthday accompanied by a very sweet and special serenade of an old European birthday song by the Owner and Inn Keepers which brought tears to my eyes. This place is very special, and perfect for a special, quiet, easy vacation or quick getaway with its good food, comfort, and water views. We will definitely be going back.
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Date of stay: September 2019
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Response from Gmeyerman, Owner at Swanendele Inn
Responded 15 Sep 2019
Dear Tracy and Tom

Delighted Tracy to have you visit for your birthday and to see the care with which Tom planned with us to make your experience unique. We enjoyed your birthday immensely - it was fun for us as well! What you described is exactly what we hope to provide for all our guests - highest quality beds, bedding in extremely clean and well maintained rooms. Art, literature and information where all our guests find things of their interest and yet challenged to see and do something new. Our attention to high quality, tasty, multi-course hot breakfast is yet another part of this desire to serve and give all guests an outstanding experience. We look forward to seeing you again soon! Gerald
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My favorite cousin from Atlanta and my husband and I met in Williamsburg and drove to Maryland to research our Briscoe family history. We spent three nights in the Swanendele Inn and enjoyed every minute! It was so lovely and peaceful we hardly wanted to go out of the Inn to poke around in the local history. The owner and staff went overboard to make us comfortable and welcome! The food was superb, our favorite was the lemon bread served at our breakfast on the porch overlooking the river. Homemade bread is Manuel's specialty! My husband has a knee problem and there was a very convenient, discrete, lift near our room for our luggage and him to ride up to our level. The rooms were beautifully decorated and very comfortable, the bathroom was elegant and the shower was fitted for handicapped even tho it did not look like a "handicapped" shower.
We had two rooms with a huge lounge (with coffee maker) all to ourselves, a fireplace and balcony looking over the water made this a great gathering place. There were other couples staying in the Inn but we never heard them, it felt like we had a luxury lodge all to ourselves.
There was plenty of free parking even when we came in late at night.
The owner is a fountain of knowledge about the local area and people and about the world, we felt like we had been in some old family home in Europe and he made us feel like we were part of the family.
We cannot wait to go back, to sit on the veranda and listen to the birds call,the fish jump and the oyster boats chugging their way out to set their traps.
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Date of stay: May 2019
Room Tip: All the rooms have names of local places, we stayed in the Point to Point room. The sunset was...
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Response from Gmeyerman, Owner at Swanendele Inn
Responded 15 Sep 2019
Dear Anne
We thoroughly enjoyed your visit - your interest in your heritage coincided with my interest in finding out as much as possible about this wonderful South County we have now called home for almost 20 years. You were one of our first guests and when you come back will see many improvements. So many details to attend to and at the same time learn from you and with you. The Briscoe family remains central to life in St. Mary's County. We are delighted to hear that you plan to come and visit again soon. We look forward to seeing you again!
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