Historic House, Steps to Shopping, Dining and Chester River
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- Minimum stay:N/A
- Pets allowed:No
- Wheel chair accessible:No
Located in the heart of the historic district of Chestertown, and one block from the river, at Banning House you can throw your car keys on the bureau for the weekend.
Begin your morning at home or at a coffee shop or bakery within a block of the front door. Stroll the Farmers Market Saturday morning in the Public Square. Visit shops, walk along the river to view boats, watch the ducks or do the self-guided historic walking tour of Chestertown. For dining out there are several fine restaurants within walking distance.
Two spacious bedrooms have queen beads and ensuite bathrooms. The third bedroom features a double bed. There is a queen sleeper/sofa in the living room with the powder room just down the hall.
The contemporary kitchen is conveniently located between the eating area of the sunroom and the formal dining room.
The sliding doors of the sunroom lead to the private outdoor patio perfect for sunning or grilling, or you can simply sit outside on your front porch and enjoy the neighborhood.
Chestertown is home to Washington College, numerous art galleries, live performances at The Prince Theater and local festivals. It is nestled on the Chester River with a marina, boat launch and kayaking. Special events include Memorial Day weekend 'Tea Party' and November 'Downrigging Weekend.'
Banning House, originally built in 1785 is a lovingly restored comfortable home containing many architectural elements. Housed with informal antique furniture, yet contains all the contemporary conveniences.
Sorry, no wedding, graduation, reception or similar events are to be held on the property. The number in the rental party can not exceed eight, the number the beds inthe house can sleep.
Keywords: Historic House
- Vacation Rental
- Pets Not Allowed
- Non Smoking Only
- 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8, Beds for 6-8
- Bedroom 1
- Bedroom 2
- Bedroom 3
- Convertible bed(s)
- Queen size Beds (2), Double Beds (1), Sleep Sofa or Futons (1)
- 2.0 Bathrooms, 1 Half Bathrooms
- Bathroom 1
- Bathroom 2
Kitchen & Dining
- Ice Maker
- Cooking Utensils
- Air Conditioning:
- Linens Provided:
- Parking Off Street
- Washing Machine
- Clothes Dryer
- CD Player
- DVD Player
- Broadband Access
- Wireless Internet
- Outdoor Grill
- Deck / Patio
- Fitness Center
- Wildlife Viewing
- Sight Seeing
- Live Theater
- Water Skiing
ReviewsWrite a review
We enjoyed every part of our stay except the fact that it was not long enough!
- Guest Anonymous
- Date of stay 04/04/13
- Review Submitted 04/12/13
Recommended for: Tourists without a car, age 55+, families with teenagers, girls getaway, sightseeing, romantic getaway, adventure seekers.
Three couples gathered at Banning House for Downrigging Weekend, 2012. The house is wonderful. Not only is it fun to stay in a historic property, but the house is also beautifully decorated and easy to use. The kitchen is wonderful and very well supplied. We cooked dinner in one night and we found everything we needed to prepare a great meal. The front porch allows you to observe neighborhood happenings and the back patio gives you privacy for your morning coffee. Chestertown is a lovely, interesting river village full of history, good restaurants, nice shops and wonderful walking routes. This house is perfectly located in the historic district and only a short walk from the riverfront. Don't miss the Saturday morning market [in season, I would guess], Ever Grain Bakery, or The Imperial Hotel for lunch. We had a perfect stay!
- Guest Dede
- Date of stay 10/24/12
- Review Submitted 11/04/12
Recommended for: Tourists without a car, age 55+, families with teenagers, girls getaway, sightseeing, romantic getaway.
Charming and comfortable. Perfect for a relaxing family getaway. Great location and perfect spot for reading and enjoying the town. Hope to come back soon!
- Guest Valinda
- Date of stay 04/01/12
- Review Submitted 04/06/12
Recommended for: Age 55+, families with teenagers, sightseeing, families with young children, romantic getaway.
Weekly: $1850 Saturday to Saturday rental Event Weekends: $350/night, 2-night minimum Weekends considered with 2-night minimum, $300/night Maryland Tax 5% Cleaning Fee $150 additional Refundable Security Deposite Required $400
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About the owner: Two families own the Banning House together. Rick and Theresa enjoy Chestertow mainly in the summer time, Beth and Gordon mainly in the winter months. We are neighbors in Philadelphia, PA.
Why the Owner Chose Chestertown:
We bought Banning House because we love the quiet, easy atmosphere of Chestertown and the closeness to the Chester River. Rick loves sailing and we all find it a true retreat from our normal lives in Philadelphia. Everything we need is close by, shops and cafes, the river for sailing and Wilmer Park for strolling the riverfront. Since Chestertown is less than two hours from our homes, we can easily drive down for a few days or a weekend
The Unique Benefits at this House:
I often take morning walks around Chestertown for exercise, and I am continually fascinated by the diverse residential architecture. Many larger historic homes have been restored, and many smaller ones as well. In addition there are so many small houses and other buildings of varying shapes and styles. For variety I sometimes include a route through the beautifully kept buildings and grounds of the Washington College campus. With the Chestertown marina just a block down the street, it is easy for Rick walkdown, launch his boat and go for an afternoon sail.
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