With the countdown on until baby, my husband, Leo, and I decided to squeeze in one last Babymoon. We were invited to the Inn at Perry Cabin to experience the resort’s newly launched 2-night Babymoon package, which includes a number of goodies for the parents-to-be. I had been to the property about a decade ago and have always wanted to go back to re-experience the picturesque location on Maryland’s Eastern Shore, delicious food and amazing service.
The property’s most recent claim to fame is that it was the setting for Wedding Crasher’s. I’m sure the management would prefer to be known for its historical heritage dating back to 1816 or numerous awards and accolades, but it’s the quickest way to explain it to people my age who aren’t familiar with the area.
The Inn at Perry Cabin is an easy four-hour drive from NYC. (We headed down on a Sunday and were lucky not to hit any traffic.) The last hour or so has you winding down scenic country roads where you can buy any type of fruit butter imaginable (Peach! Plum! Mulberry!) and helps get you in the mood to slow down and enjoy your newly adopted pace of life.
I was welcomed with an anti-oxidant smoothie and a tray of sweet and salty snacks. Not a bad way to start!
The bed was outfitted with a full-size maternity body pillow, which felt very decadent. At home, in my queen size bed, I only have a half pillow that seems like more trouble than it’s worth as I like to switch sides and positions during the night. This one was comfy and cozy and once I snuggled in, my husband called it my “fortress”.
On the first night there, we opted to have dinner at 208 Talbot, as it would not be open the rest of our trip. The hotel offered a free shuttle to the restaurant and town. We were pretty embarrassed when we realized it was basically down the driveway and across the street, but hey, I’m preggers and it was a looong driveway.
The next morning, I woke up and headed to the Linden spa for my mani and Barefoot and Beautiful pedi. I had my breakfast of fluffy pancakes while getting my toes done—I may have been on vacation, but I can’t pass up a chance to multi-task! The spa uses the very baby friendly Spa Ritual nail products.
After my nails dried, Leo and I headed into town for a delicious lunch of crab cake sandwiches and wandering around and in and out of the shops in the historic town. Then, it was back to our room for a nap before our afternoon spa treatments.
For those who are feeling more adventurous or who aren’t in town during a cold spell, the Inn at Perry Cabin offers the use of bicycles for toddling around town and can set up any number of types of boat trips. If you want to memorialize your pregnant body, the hotel can also set up a photo shoot with a local photographer for $150. We opted to forgo this and I’m glad we did. At 8 months pregnant, I would have felt like my days were overscheduled.
As for us, heading back to the spa was just our speed. I had the Moon and Tide Pre-Natal massage, which was bliss for my aching back. I really appreciated that a 50-minute soothing massage for the dad-to-be was included as well. Leo has been working hard to get our apartment in order for baby—painting and clearing out furniture—and he deserved the TLC too!
That night for dinner, we headed to the on-site restaurant, Sherwood’s Landing. (That’s where breakfast is served, too.) I had one of my all time favorite dishes, butter poached lobster, and my hubby had the filet mignon.
After a solid night’s sleep, we had one last breakfast, then it was back to NYC. We left feeling refreshed and relaxed—and a little more ready for baby!
The Babymoon package at the Inn at Perry Cabin is priced at $485 and includes:
- Luxury accommodations with water and garden views.
- Maternity body pillow and pregnancy magazines
- A signature organic antioxidant smoothie and sweet and salty amenity.
- Optional photo session with a local photographer (rates begin at $150).
- Daily à la carte breakfast for two (value of $45 per room, per day) and one dinner for two (value of $130 per room) in Sherwood’s Landing.
- Linden Spa services for the expecting couple. For her: a Moon and Tide Pre-Natal Massage, a Barefoot and Beautiful Pedicure and a classic manicure. For him: a 50-minute soothing massage.
- Complimentary wi-fi.
This review was based on a complimentary stay.