Top Places to Stay in Talbot County: Bartlett Pear Inn

May 25, 2016 by Cassandra

If you want to escape from Washington D.C. for a romantic getaway, head to Easton in Talbot County, only about an hour and a half away from downtown D.C. The Washingtonian recently named Easton’s Bartlett Pear Inn on Maryland’s Eastern Shore as one of 5 romantic inns where you can escape from D.C. in three hours or less. The magazine consulted expert Jim Augerinos, president of Perfect Honeymoons & Holiday Travels, to compile this list.

TalbotCounty_Easton_BarlettPearInn_DiningRoomIn the story, the writer describers Bartlett Pear Inn as a “husband-and-wife inn [that’s] far away enough from the bustle of the city but close enough for a day trip.” The story continues: “Foodies can dine at the inn’s restaurant, which serves gourmet-style farm-to-table dishes. Many of the menu items are locally sourced and the bread is baked in-house.” The Bartlett Pear restaurant is known as one of the best on Maryland’s Eastern Shore, led by Chef Jordan Lloyd. Check out his recent Chef Series interview with the Huffington Post here.


Bartlett Pear Inn is a boutique hotel built in 1794 and maintains its Federal-style architecture and historic appeal. Even visitors who aren’t staying there can enjoy the inn’s upscale restaurant with menu items like duck breast, halibut and roasted chicken. The inn has its own Bartlett Pear Bakery that features freshly baked breakfast meals and pastries. It takes pride in its longstanding title as the No. 1 bed and breakfast inn in the area on TripAdvisor.

Find out more about some of the other great bed-and-breakfast options and additional accommodation types in Talbot County here.

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