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The Estates

A Historic Retreat in the Heart of Maryland’s Countryside

Imagine an escape far from the daily grind, where productivity reigns free. Welcome to Wye River, where heads of state, corporate leaders, and university deans have been known to gather and get things done. Situated in the heart of the bucolic Eastern Shore just 50 miles from the nation’s capital, on the historic summer estate of William Paca (Maryland’s first governor), this all-inclusive venue is ideal for your one-of-a-kind meeting or special event.

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    Light and Bright

    River House

    Contemporary and fresh, River House has 26 bright and airy rooms offering stunning river views, a private dock, pool, and game room.

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  • Living space with seating, book shelves, white cabinets & fireplace

    Historic Charm

    Houghton House

    For those with a historic bent, the antique-filled Houghton House features 25 guest rooms in classic Georgian décor, with shared amenities including manicured gardens, a back patio with fire pit, and a helipad.

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Above all, guests come away lauding the welcoming and attentive care provided by the well-trained staff. The welcoming and attentive staff assures bedtime turndowns, s’mores for the fire pit, and any other need or desire you may have.

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Private Location

Even the most clandestine meetings are assured privacy in this remote location just 50 miles from the nation’s capital.

The library with a fireplace

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Historical Backstory

The history is real, in this countryside setting on a 300-year-old plantation once owned by William Paca (Maryland’s first governor) and, more recently, the venue for the 1998 Wye Accord for Peace in the Middle East.

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Team Building

Activities from yoga to kayaking to Outward Bound guarantee the epitome of bonding.