A magical, offshore paradise reached by mailboat ferry, Smith Island is a tranquil natural oasis anchored in the midst of the Chesapeake Bay. Renowned for the world's best softshell crabs, Smith Island provides a chance to peek into rustic crab shanties or kayak winding creeks that weave through salt marshes teaming with waterfowl and over 300 species of birds. Bicycle between charming communities of hardworking waterman whose gifts from the sea are whipped into local culinary gems.
Run by a 13th generation islander famed for her regional cooking, Susan's on Smith Island is simply the most authentic local lodging experience. With a panoramic sunset view over the Chesapeake Bay, the lodging has full gourmet homemade three course breakfasts, with bicycles, kayaks and local conceirge service included.
Dinner preparations are a family affair. Your supper consists of seafood plucked fresh daily from the bay by Susan's dad, Smith Island crab meat hand picked by her mom and a delectable island feast cooked by Susan herself. All topped off by Susan's acclaimed ten-layer, chocolate Smith Island Cake.
"A timeless retreat of genuinely warm hospitality and exquisite food." - says Peter Guttman, the two-time Lowell Thomas Travel Journalist of the Year
Come to a place like no other in the world.
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