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Old Gratitude House
Bed and Breakfast

Rock Hall, Maryland

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Sandy, Hank and Mikey (their Westie) await your visit to their relaxing and elegant bed & breakfast on the Chesapeake Bay.

A new addition to Rock Hall, there’s a magic here that harks back to an era when passenger and freight boats plied the Bay, and where visitors enjoyed their vacations in the many summer homes located on this tree lined street.

Whether you are arriving by sail or powerboat, visiting someone with a boat, or just looking for somewhere to unwind and relax, the Old Gratitude House is your home away from home.

Originally built in a Victorian style about 1890 in a village called Gratitude, this private home was expanded in 1999 and modernized in 2005, to create one of the finest bed & breakfasts in the area. Four beautifully decorated guest rooms with private baths, cable/DVD TVs and high speed wireless Internet access await you. The Old Gratitude House takes full advantage of the soothing water's edge, while also offering access to a variety of activities that will keep you busy.

The Old Gratitude House Bed & Breakfast offers you the choice of two beautifully decorated comfortable guest rooms and suites, and Sandy and Hank's personal attention will make your visit one to remember and tell friends about

A rate of $195 per night plus 10% taxes will be charged for each of our rooms. This rate is for two people and includes a full gourmet breakfast.

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The house is fully air conditioned, and all rooms have private baths, and TVs with DVD players. Wi-Fi (high-speed wireless) Internet access is available throughout the house and grounds. Guests can relax on the large deck and Adirondack chairs facing the Bay, or enjoy a rocking chair or love seat on the Victorian house front porch.

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Start the day with a full gourmet breakfast on the large deck
looking out on the Bay.

Activities For Our Guests

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  • Kayaks: Gratitude House guests enjoy free use of Heritage kayaks to explore nearby Tavern and Swan Creeks. The Haven with its natural unspoiled marshes and waters is host to herons, swans, ducks and many other species of wildlife. Shallow depths and easy to maneuver kayaks make for a pleasurable worry free experience. Leisurely explore the local water ways at your own pace. There are no time limits here.
  • Bird Watching & Wildlife: Visit the Eastern Neck National Wildlife Refuge. This unspoiled island, is located only 15 minutes from Gratitude or visit The Kent County Bird Club of the Maryland Ornithological Society  which promotes recreational and social events, education programs and an information exchange
  • Biking: Guests can use Gratitude House bikes to explore the Rock Hall area, or take advantage of one of Kent County’s many bike tour routes. Kent County’s relatively flat and safe roads make it a biker’s paradise. Stop at one of the many local restaurants for a refreshing pick me up or Durding’s old fashioned drug store for a hand-dipped ice cream treat. We also have a 21 speed tandem bike available for more adventures.
  • Music, Shopping & Dining: Rock Hall has it all! Enjoy great musical performances, shopping and dining while staying while staying at Old Gratitude House. Not sure what to do? We'll be happy to offer you suggestions.
  • Boating:  Fishing charters, and sail and powerboat cruises on the Chesapeake Bay and surrounding rivers can be arranged with sufficient advance notice, as well as longer bareboat charters.

Enjoy dinner at one of the many great restaurants in the area, and return at the end of the day to relax outside on the Gratitude House's deck or lawn to enjoy a breathtaking sunset to the sound of the 1812 Overture.

And maybe the best activity is no activity at all. Relax, refresh and renew your sprit with the hypnotic sunset and incredibly colorful evening sky. That’s why we call it Gratitude.


  • Cancellation Policy
    Guests cancelling any portion of their reservation less than 10 days before their expected arrival date will be charge for one night’s lost revenue, unless we are able to rebook the room. All cancellations will be charged a $30 cancellation fee.
  • Guest Policies
    * The Old Gratitude House is a non-smoking establishment.
    * We regret that we can not accommodate children under 12 or pets.
    * We will seek to accommodate personal dietary needs or other restrictions if stated in advance.
    * Reservations are required, with rooms guaranteed by a major credit card.
    * Deposits are required for extended stays and multiple room reservations.
    * Two night minimum required for weekends, longer for certain special events.
    * Check-in time is 3:00 PM or as arranged in advance, and check-out time is 11 AM
    * Guest charges are payable in full upon check-in.
    * All rates are for double occupancy and are subject to state and local taxes.
    * VISA, Mastercard, Discover and American Express are accepted.

Gift Certificates Available

We look forward to making your visit a special one!

Old Gratitude Houese is a proud member of the following associations:
Inns of Rock Hall
Kent County Lodging Association
Maryland Bed & Breakfast Association
Professional Association of Innkeepers International

Old Gratitude House
Bed and Breakfast

5944 Lawton Avenue
Rock Hall, Maryland 21661
: oldgratitudehouse@verizon.net
Homepage: www.oldgratitudehouse.com
Innkeepers: Sandy & Hank Mayer

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