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Our Location

Discover A Secret Retreat

Just outside the nation’s capital, Wye River feels far away from everything … and yet it’s not. A bevy of interesting sites, outlet shopping, fun activities, and Eastern Shore restaurants await, should you ever wish to leave our grounds.

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    Fascinating Sights for Everyone

    Historic Kent Island
    This historic Chesapeake island, the third oldest settlement in what is now the U.S., is a great place for biking, strolling, snacking on crabs, hanging out at the beach, fishing, and just taking in pretty views. Accessible via car at the eastern end of the Chesapeake Bay Bridge, about a 30-minute drive from Wye River (be wary of traffic that backs up to the bridge).

    Chesapeake Bay Environmental Center
    Follow 4 miles of trails into the heart of the Chesapeake wilds, an excellent spot for bird-watching—more than 200 species have been documented.
    600 Discovery Ln., Grasonville, MD, 410-827-6694, 25 miles from Wye River.

    United States Naval Academy
    Take a guided tour of this beautiful, 338-acre campus for future naval officers.
    121 Blake Rd., Annapolis, MD, 410-293-1000, 31 miles from Wye River. 

    Wye Island NRMA
    Escape along designated walking trails into the serenity the Chesapeake Bay’s tidal recesses.
    632 Wye Island Rd., Queenstown, MD, 410-827-7577, 3 miles from Wye River.

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    For the Shopaholic

    Queenstown Premium Outlets
    Outlet shopping at its best, with stores including Adidas, Banana Republic, Brooks Brothers, and Kate Spade.
    441 Outlet Center Dr, Queenstown, MD, 410-827-8699, 7.5 miles from Wye River.

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    Fun Pursuits

    Queenstown Harbor Golf Course
    Two championship courses offer Chesapeake Bay views and cool salty breezes.
    310 Links Ln., Queenstown, MD, 410-827-6611, 9 miles from Wye River.

    The Point at Pintail
    The Point offers a variety of experiences for the outdoor enthusiast, including sporting clays and hunting.
    511 Pintail Point Farm Ln., Queenstown, MD, 410-827-7065, 4 miles from Wye River.

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    You’re in Chesapeake Crab Country

    Annie’s Paramount Steak & Seafood House
    Steak and seafood are served with views of Kent Narrows and the Chester River; don’t miss the cream of crab soup.
    500 Kent Narrows Way, North Grasonville, MD, 410-827-7103, 13 miles from Wye River.

    Bridges Restaurant
    Enjoy seafood, small plates, and pizza in a gorgeous waterfront setting.
    321 Wells Cove Rd., Grasonville, MD, 410-827-0282, 13 miles from Wye River.

    Fisherman’s Inn & Crab Deck
    Fisherman’s Inn has served up fresh seafood since 1930; a great place for music, crabs, and beer.
    3116 Main St., Grasonville, MD, 410-827-8807, 13 miles from Wye River.

    Kentmorr Restaurant & Crab House
    This local favorite showcases seafood-inspired American fare, a tiki bar, and hammocks on the beach.
    910 Kentmorr Rd, Stevensville, MD, 410-643-2263, 22.5 miles from Wye River.

    Rustico Restaurant & Wine Bar
    Southern Italian cuisine is on tap in this cozy wine bar; the chef’s daily special is served on grilled Italian bread.
    401 Love Point Rd, Stevensville, MD, 410-643-9444, 17.5 miles from Wye River.

    The Narrows Restaurant
    The place to go for crab cakes and cream of crab soup, with watery views; though the pecan-crusted catfish and oyster caesar salad come just as recommended.
    3023 Kent Narrow Way S., Grasonville, MD, 410-827-8113, 13 miles from Wye River.