The White Swan Tavern will be closed for renovations January - mid-April, 2023.

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The White Swan also offers amenities for small weddings, receptions, and conferences. Contact the White Swan for availability.

Reservation Policies

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Room rates are per night, based on double occupancy. Additional guests are $30, subject to tax. You must inform us when booking the room if there will be more than two people. MD sales tax is 6% and Kent County lodging tax is 5%, added to the room rate.

Check-in time is 3:00 p.m. Check-out time is 11:00 a.m. NOTE: We do not guarantee early or late check-ins. These must be arranged and confirmed at least 48 hours in advance.  

During overnight hours (between 10:00 p.m and 7:30 a.m.), there is an employee on the premises to aid with any problems or emergencies.  

Breakfast is served daily. Our innkeepers are always finding new recipes, and the menu changes seasonally; guests can typically expect something warm, tasty, and using as many local products as possible! Breakfast can be taken in the common areas, our outdoor spaces, or delivered ensuite. We are able to accommodate a variety of allergies and dietary restrictions, but we do ask that you inform us during booking. If indicating an allergy, please include the severity of the allergy.

ALLERGY NOTE: We use non-scented/hypoallergenic cleaners for our fabrics, and hypoallergenic pillows on the beds.

We generally only accept children under twelve years old with manager approval. Our apologies for any inconvenience.

Sorry, no pets, please! In accordance with the ADA we happily accept service animals; we do not allow emotional support animals and a $50/night fee will be assesed for any ESA misrepresented as a service animal.

Downstairs areas are public, and tours/events may be hosted during your stay. We limit these to reasonable hours and guest rooms are not accessible to others at any time. Whenever possible, we will inform guests of events in advance.


Payment is due on arrival. Guests may pay at time of booking if preferred; please note this in your reservation or contact the innkeeper. We accept Visa, Mastercard, Discover, American Express, check, and cash.


At this time, any guests that have paid a deposit and are unable to travel will have the choice between a full refund, or a credit for a future stay. There will be no fee charged to cancel your reservation.

Guests are welcome to reschedule their stay when possible. This is subject to room availability and current capacity limitations.

At this time, Maryland has removed all capacity restrictions and mask requirements.  We ask that our guests still use best health practices on their end as well.


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Customer Testimonials

"A lovely place. Everything we had hoped for. Great accommodations.


"This tavern is a gem! My son and I were welcomed with an elegant afternoon tea in a colonial-era room. Peace, tranquility, warm and welcoming."

"Wonderful staff. Wonderful Inn. 

Thank You!"

"Great stay!  Very charming afternoon tea and an amazing staff - very friendly!"

"Thank you for such a wonderful stay. I felt right at home when I first walked through the door.

Hope to be back soon!"

"My wife and I wish to express to you and the others at The White Swan Tavern how very much we enjoyed our stay and how much we appreciated your generous hospitality. The Tavern is truly a jewel!"

"My wife and I stayed at the Tavern last night and are already planning when we can return. You did a serious, meticulous job of renovation. We want you to know that with us, as well as many others, you have people who appreciate all you have done."

"Beautifully restored and filled with lovely furnishings, topped only by the hospitable staff! Can’t wait for our next visit … and to bring friends!"

"Lovely time with great people. Same room as last time 20+ years ago. Love the dog footprint in brick hearth."

"Our thanks to the staff and the owner for their commitment to maintaining a beautiful historic site!"

"Thanks so much for your historic hospitality. We always enjoy staying here – believe it’s our 3rd time!"

"As an operator of a Bed & Breakfast myself I was interested in the White Swan. Beautiful accommodations. Innkeeper who greeted us was cheerful and helpful. Something I always find the most important quality of a B&B."

"Always wished I could time travel (backward) – White Swan & Chestertown may be as close as I get! An impeccable restoration and wonderful furniture collection (from someone who knows..)."

"A wonderful stay and peaceful night.

Thank you!"

"Great atmosphere and décor! Warm reception & delicious afternoon tea."

"Fantastic step back in time! Loved the décor and the service!"

"Thank you for such a wonderful stay. I felt right at home when I first walked through the door.

Hope to be back soon!"

"Loved staying here. Very cozy and charming."

"Thank you for sheltering two sailors from the storm."

"Delightful as usual."

"Just Fabulous."

"As always… a favorite place to stay."

Lovely setting in a lovely town."