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Knapp's Narrows Marina & Inn

The Knapp’s Narrows Marina and Inn is found in Tilghman Island, Maryland. The three-story building was built in 2001 and is incorporated with the other services the marina offers. There are twenty-two rooms available for reservation. A continental breakfast is served each morning in the main dining room, with alternative options available for those with dietary restrictions. On the property, there are bikes available to guests, and the marina is also available for use by patrons who own a boat. Many reviews of the inn have highlighted the atmosphere that is present at the marina and surrounding area. Also on the property is a restaurant, the Marker 5, where guests can eat. Fishing is permitted on designated docks, and the marina offers chartered fishing trips based on the season when guests visit. The inn is open year-round, with its busiest months occurring between July and August.


Located on the Chesapeake Bay is the Knapp’s Narrows Marina and Inn. The inn itself is three stories tall and grey in color, with wooden pillars supporting the large, sloped roof. It has a total of twenty-two rooms guests can stay in, two of which are pet-friendly rooms located on the ground floor. Each room comes equipped with free WiFi, a television, a sitting area, and air conditioning. Depending on the location of the room, it also includes a patio that overlooks the Chesapeake Bay or the marina itself. Throughout the inn can be found various decorations that are themed after the nautical features nearby, including the marina itself. Certain guests have expressed their enjoyment of the theming within the inn.

A complimentary continental breakfast is served each morning from 8:00 AM to 10:00 AM in the main lounge area of the inn. It consists primarily of fruits, cereals, bagels, juices, doughnuts, and coffee. For those who have dietary restrictions, alternative options are available such as gluten-free bagels and hard-boiled eggs. Food is also available at the restaurant on the property, the Marker 5. It is open for lunch and dinner and serves different dishes based on the season in which guests stay at the inn.

Around the property of the Knapp’s Narrows Marina and Inn, guests can find places to sit and watch the boats coming into and leaving the marina. The inn has covered patios outside of it, and there is a pavilion a little ways away from the main building that people staying at both the inn and on their boats in the marina are free to use. In addition to the pavilion, patrons can also make use of charcoal barbeques and picnic tables that are on the premises. Bikes are available for free for patrons to ride at their leisure. Close to the inn is a pool that people who stay at the inn or on a boat in the marina can swim in.


At the marina, guests can participate in a variety of activities, both for free and open to rent. There are docks designated for fishing where guests can fish using fishing gear they provide to catch some of the local rockfish or striped bass. A fishing charter is also offered for guests who wish to fish in the Chesapeake Bay but who may not have their own boat. For those wishing for more activity on the water, paddleboards and kayaks are rented out by the marina. Those who bring their own boats can also purchase a variety of boatyard services as well as stay on their boat in the marina overnight.

Many guests have remarked on the quiet nature of the marina, the cleanliness of the rooms, and the character of the staff members. The staff strives to create an atmosphere where guests can feel relaxed and can feel comfortable. One guest said, “Friendly check-in service. Spotless rooms. Terrific view. Very good continental breakfast included in stay. Convenient location.” One staff member who has worked at the inn for a while remarked that they enjoy seeing people happy while staying at the inn.

There are many spots in the town of Tilghman proper that guests can explore easily due to the proximity of the inn to the town. Various parks are situated around the area, some of which have access to the water and spots for fishing. At these parks, people may spot some of the local fowl such as wild eagles and herons. Guests can also learn more about the history of the area by visiting the Tilghman’s Watermen’s Museum. A little further away, about fifteen minutes driving, the town of St. Michaels offers more attractions such as shopping and restaurant dining.

Both the inn and the marina are open year-round, with the busiest time of year for the inn occurring during July and August. Most of the people who stay there are older couples with the exception of those wishing to fish when it is in season and those who work primarily on the water. The inn also has the ability to host small events such as weddings or family reunions.


The Knapps Narrows Inn was built on the marina property in the early 2000s. It has served as lodging for travelers by both land and sea alike over the past twenty years. Thanks to its location, the inn is also in a very historically rich area on the Chesapeake Bay. There are many museums in nearby towns and cities, in addition to the Tilghman’s Watermen’s Museum, which has documented and displays much of the early American history which took place there.

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6176 Tilghman Island Rd
Tilghman, Maryland 21671
United States



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