I took this picture from the car and it had a lot of poles and wires in it. So I've edited out everything in the sky, but the posts still go across the house.
The house was built on the site of an earlier house about 1889 for Richard S. Thomas, a prominent Smithfield lawyer and historian. It was the dream house of a newlywed couple who were descendants of early local families. The lady of the house, Francis Boykin Jordan, was connected to Smithfield's own Windsor Castle on her mother's side. Windsor Castle was built by Smithfield's founding father.
Richard Thomas was an outspoken attorney. Among other published historical articles, he wrote about activities at the local site that his brother owned, Four Square Plantation..
Bed & Breakfast guest savor generous portions of Southern hospitality and Southern style full buffet breakfasts. Breakfast buffets include sweet bread/muffins, fruit, meat, eggs, juice, and coffee or tea.
Bed & Breakfast rates for single or double occupancy:
Master Suite: $110 plus tax
Tower Suite: $110 plus tax
Eastlake Room: $100 plus tax
Adjoining Room (shared bath): $75 plus tax
~ $15 each additional person
Breakfast is usually served between 8:00 – 9:00.
We accommodate specific time requests according to the number of guests and their schedules. A limited breakfast may be served prior to 7:00 upon request.
This is a hotel and marina on the Pagan River -vthe hotel has a reproduction of the Hooper Strait Light from St. Michaels which you can spend the night in.
According to their website:
"There are two spectacular and luxurious suites in the lighthouse. One upstairs and one downstairs. The upstairs suite is the "honeymoon" style suite and is done in a romantic nautical style, the downstairs suite is the "executive" suite and decorated in Chesapeake Bay Nautical"
I heard the reservation lady on the phone say that the lighthouse suite is $229/night at this time of year.
For the regular Inn, the rates are:
# Rate Schedule:
Streetside - 2nd floor only One double bed - $79.00/night
# Two double beds - $79.00/night
Waterfront - 2nd floor, w/ walk-out balcony
# Two double beds - $125.00/night
# One king - $125.00/night
Waterfront - 3rd floor
# One king bed - $99.00/night
# Two double beds - $99.00/night
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