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Reservation Policies

backyard patioRoom rates are per night, based on double occupancy. Tax is not included in the rates. For additional guests or an additional bed in any of our rooms, add $30 per person, plus tax, to the room rate. You must inform us when booking the room if there will be more than two people. MD sales tax is 6% and County lodging tax is another 5% - added to the room rate.

Check in time is between 3:00 - 10:00 p.m.

We DO NOT guarantee late check-in. Late check-ins must be arranged and confirmed at least 48 hours in advance and may accrue a fee. Check out time is noon. We do not accept children under about twelve years old.

Sorry, no pets, please.

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Deposit policy:

We require payment in full at time of booking to confirm your reservation. For special event & /or full house bookings we require guarantee of payment in full at time of booking with Visa or MasterCard, and payment in full for all rooms at least 90 days in advance.

Cancellation policy:

We are a small inn and cancellations can affect us significantly, therefore we adhere to the following cancellation and refund policies: Last minute cancellations, regardless of the reason, will result in forfeiture of your payment. You may send a friend or family member in your place so long as you inform us before their arrival; however gift certificates are not transferable. For cancellation of one or two rooms, we require 14 days notice prior to your scheduled arrival date. For three or more rooms, we require 30 days notice of cancellation prior to arrival date. For special event bookings, and weddings we require 60 days notice of cancellation. Management reserves the right to customize policies for individual bookings.

We Accept Visa and MasterCard. 

Gift certificates are available here!

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

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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."