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Like any dignified gentleman or a fine wine, the Tidewater Inn on Maryland's historic Eastern Shore has only gotten better with age.

Escape for a two-night stay for two, Sundays through Thursdays ($249), or Fridays and Saturdays ($309), to this local landmark that dates back to the 1700s. Enjoy a nod to days gone by as you sit by roaring fireplaces, fine antiques, plush fabrics and classic décor including rich woods, ornate mantels and Colonial-style furniture.

Take it easy: Allow the worries of your day-to-day to fall away as you curl up an Egyptian waffle-cotton robe. Your suite boasts a pillow top mattress draped with fine European linens. You'll feel like the king of the castle when you relax in front of your mounted flat-screen television and stay plugged in with high-speed wireless Internet. And don't worry about your limo––leave it at the door; valet parking is included.

There might not be any hunting on the premises, but there's no shortage of game or other rustic fare included in your daily breakfast in the lobby's Hunters' Tavern –– a casual spot where fine dining coalesces with a rustic hunting-lodge feel. You'll be the top dog as you nosh on creamed chipped beef, traditional eggs Benedict, or shrimp and grits prepared with prawns culled right from the Chesapeake.

During the day, use your included bike rental for a genteel spin around the quaint streets of downtown Easton –– a city that boasts an active arts scene, boutique shopping and charming nightlife. Stop by the historic Avalon Theatre, built in 1921 and dubbed the "Showplace of the Eastern Shore," and discover why the town ranked number eight in the book The 100 Best Small Towns in America.

Go ahead: Loosen your tie, put on that smoking jacket and uncork some fun––you're a VIP at this suave 18th-century mansion.

Escape kit

  • A two-night stay for two Sundays through Thursdays ($249) or Fridays and Saturdays ($309)
  • Daily breakfast for two
  • Bike rentals fortTwo
  • Valet parking
  • Book by 5 February

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