Plan Your Stay
Our guests are served a complimentary continental breakfast each morning, consisting of warm pastries (such as croissants, muffins, biscuits, or turnovers), cereal, oatmeal, fruit, yogurt, and your choice of coffee, tea, and juice. Breakfast may be received in our Cannell room or in the guest's room. NOTE: Please let us know about any dietary restrictions you may have(gluten-free, food allergies, etc.) and we will accomodate them to the best of our ability. We offer the most recent editions of the New York Times and the Kent County News, a fruit basket upon arrival, and twenty-four hour access to coffee and tea. Each room has a full private bath, central heat, and air conditioning. Our comfortable sitting room downstairs has cable television, and wireless internet is available throughout the inn.
Afternoon Tea is served daily between 3:00 and 5:00 p.m. Afternoon tea is open to the public, but is offered to our guests at no charge.
We would be happy to arrange a massage for you in your room. Please let us know when to make your reservation, at least 7 days prior to your arrival. Massages are courtesy of Karen Unruh, massage therapist.
Weddings, Receptions, and Conferences:
The White Swan also offers amenities for small weddings, receptions, and conferences. Contact the White Swan for availability.
Local Attractions and history
Chestertown, established in 1706, was once an important sea port during the colonial period and is now the county seat of Kent County. Chestertown is not a town that history forgot, but rather, it is a town that history gratefully remembers. Proud of their colonial past, residents have been restoring many of the Georgian and Federal homes built during the 18th century by wealthy merchants.
Many of the beautiful old mansions are open to the public during the celebrated Candlelight Tour, as well as at other times such as the Garden Tour, and the Christmas Tour. There are also special events throughout the year such as: the Tea Party Festival, held annually to remember Chestertown's own version of the Boston Tea Party; Antique Show; and Downrigging. The Schooner Sultana is a 1768 reproduction schooner that invites students and members of the public the opportunity to sail on the Chester River and gain a greater appreciation for the history and natural environment of the Chesapeake Bay. The Prince Theatre, providing drama productions and live music entertainment, is right across the street from the White Swan. We are happy to provide guests with information on these and other events and activities.
There are many interesting things to do and see in the area, as well as unique shopping and terrific restaurants. Chestertown is also home to Washington College, the tenth oldest college in the nation. The quiet pace of the Eastern Shore makes for a wonderful retreat whether you are a sailing enthusiast, a cyclist eager to enjoy some of the best bike riding in the region, or someone who simply wants to enjoy a great book while having afternoon tea.
For upcoming Kent County events, please click here.
For upcoming Washington College events, please click here.
Local and Regional News: Chestertown Spy and Kent County News
Chestertown's own radio station: WTCR.com, FM 102.3 - 96.1 – AM 1530
Here's a partial list of some other things you might want to do while you are staying at The White Swan Tavern. We'd be happy to help arrange them for you: