The Joseph T. Mitchell guestroom is our largest bedroom and features a sitting area with fireplace. The unique lodging experience features a queen size canopy bed, queen size sleeper sofa and private bath. With rates starting at $150.00 a night these accommodations are a great value on Maryland's Eastern Shore.
History Behind the Joseph T. Mitchell Room
Joseph T. Mitchell bought the original house (circa 1743) and 200 acres from his mother-in-law, Mary Granger, in 1808. Shortly after the Battle of Caulk's Field, the British took Mitchell prisoner, shot all his horses and remained a prisoner in London until 1817. Upon his return he continue to add to his property, ultimately owning over 1,050 acres. He finished the large brick addition in 1825. There is a stone plaque in the west gable of the inn bearing his name and date. He died in 1830 and because he had no will his entire estate was itemized. At the time it included 39 slaves, $3,700 in the Bank of Baltimore and a wealth of personal items. Click here to see the original inventory of Joseph T. Mitchell's estate.