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Tilghman Island Inn

Tilghman Island Inn is located in Tilghman, Maryland. The inn itself offers 20 units for guest use, ten of which are on the upper floor of the building. All upstairs rooms are waterfront rooms and have their own balconies. The rooms on the ground floor each have seating areas just outside of the unit. Additionally, most rooms have jetted jacuzzi tubs. Other areas that guests can visit include a lobby, a common area, a dining room, and a bar. If visitors would prefer, they can choose to venture outside of the building and participate in activities on the grounds of Tilghman Island Inn, including yard games, swimming in the pool, or playing tennis. Additionally, the city of Tilghman has many attractions people can visit and places that visitors can eat at.


Tilghman Island Inn is a unique and casual bed and breakfast located in a secluded area in Maryland. The property has a total of 20 rooms with a range of amenities, including balconies, fireplaces, and Jacuzzi tubs. According to the manager of the the inn, Sherri Madl, Rooms 5 and 12 are the most popular rooms, with 5 being dog-friendly and equipped with two queen beds, and 12 being a honeymoon suite with a wraparound balcony. The property also offers a range of common areas, including a lobby with a sofa and a couple of chairs, a common area with a fireplace, a Western dining room, and a more casual bar area called Blue Dining. The Western dining room is designed to be more elegant, while the Blue Dining is intended to be more casual. The Western dining room is open on different days depending on the season.

Tilghman Island Inn is situated on five acres of land and is designed by the owner, a landscape architect. The property has unique features, including a floating dock, a weeping willow, and a fire pit. The inn offers guests a variety of activities to enjoy on the grounds, such as playing tennis, swimming in the pool, fishing off the dock, and playing yard games like cornhole. The inn does not offer any water rentals like canoes or kayaks, but visitors are welcome to use the provided fishing equipment, with a small deposit required.

Tilghman Island Inn offers a complimentary European breakfast, served daily from 7:30 a.m. to 10:30 a.m. The breakfast is boxed and includes a variety of items such as meat, cheese, fruit, hard-boiled eggs, granola, salmon spread, bread, and pastries. The inn is also accommodating to those with dietary restrictions or allergies and can make necessary adjustments to their breakfast menu. Guests can either pick up their breakfast or have it delivered to their rooms.


The manager of Tilghman Island Inn, Sherri Madl, says that the owners and staff strive to make their guests feel “at home” during their stay. Sherri mentions that she will try to recognize the specific needs of those staying with her and then strive to help fulfill those. Additionally, a variety of amenities—including pet-friendly rooms, a smoking area outside—are offered in the hopes of accommodating more people’s needs. It should also be noted that a quiet time is set in place at 10 p.m. for the benefit of other visitors.

The inn hosts a range of events and activities, including weddings, small conferences, and retreats for smaller groups. A maximum of 40 people can be present during such events, as the property can only accommodate smaller numbers. Besides those that are visiting for their specific events, Tilghman Island Inn caters to a wide demographic of visitors, from elderly couples celebrating their wedding anniversary to families with young children, many of which are repeat guests.

Those who have stayed at the property have left many reviews highlighting different aspects of the business. One of the more commonly noted aspects is the staff. One occupant wrote, “This is a good example of hardworking owners doing what they can to make this place successful. The location was wonderful, the rooms were nice, and the staff was great.” Another patron highlighted the atmosphere of the property, writing, “This is a quaint and peaceful inn right on the water. The staff was very welcoming and helpful. The rooms are nicely renovated, and the grounds are well-landscaped. The views of the sunset and boats entering/leaving the marina made our stay quite entertaining.”

The manager of the property mentions that their bartender, Michael, is another part of the business that many people have enjoyed. He is known for his singing and has a reputation that extends beyond the inn, with patrons often calling ahead to see if he is working on a given night.

Guests are able to visit the nearby town if they would like to explore the area. Sherri says that Tilghman Island Country Store and Poplar Island are two places that people frequently visit. When it comes to dining recommendations, the manager suggests that people visit Tickler's Crab Shack & Restaurant, Chesapeake Landing, and Ava's Pizzeria & Wine Bar. Ava's is known for their brick oven pizza, while Tickler's Crab Shack & Restaurant and Chesapeake Landing offer a range of seafood dishes.


Tilghman Island Inn is a unique property that started out as a fish processing plant before being transformed into a restaurant and later an inn. The exact date of when the inn itself was established is unknown, but it has undergone several ownership changes over the years, having been purchased by the current owners in 2018. They then renovated it, taking over a year to complete the renovations before opening the inn to guests. They have made significant changes to the property, including expanding the outdoor deck, opening an outside bar, and adding a floating dock to the marina.

The owners have different expertise, one being a chef for over 30 years and the other being in the landscape industry for over 25 years. With their background and knowledge of other companies in the area, they desired to make a business that could emulate a home-like feeling for those that stay with them. The owners and staff enjoy meeting new people and strive to meet each need that is presented to them.

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21384 Coopertown Road
Tilghman, Maryland 21671
United States


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