Black Walnut Point Bed & Breakfast Inn

4417 Black Walnut Point Road , Tilghman, MD 21671 USA (Show map)


Black Walnut Point Inn is located at the end of Tilghman Island on 58 acres of a waterfront wildlife sanctuary. Our own six-acre island at the end of the point, you can watch the sunrise over the Choptank River and set over the Chesapeake Bay. Both the 1840s house and private luxury cabins are open year-round, and every accommodation has endless water views and private baths. Enjoy the pool, hot tub, bird watching, fishing or just relaxing with a good book. If you enjoy nature or need a private retreat, come to the Black Walnut Point Inn - the secret place of peace.



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  • Guest room4.5
  • Service4.8
  • Value4.5
  • Cleanliness4.7
  • Onsite Dining4.6


5 on September 25, 2017

Wonderful waterviews, wonderful hosts!

Innkeeper Response
Thank you, and come back!

- Bob & Tracy (Innkeepers)

Fabulous time

5 on September 13, 2017

We had a great time this past weekend. Everything was awesome. Love Bob and Tracy! So interesting and personable! Only one suggestion for breakfast I would offer a meat such as sausage or bacon. But, again, it was,wonderful. We may make it an annual event.

Innkeeper Response
Thank you, and yes, we gave up on the bacon & sausage because not that many folks eat it... Ask us next time and we'll get out the cast iron skillet.

- Bob & Tracy (Innkeepers)

A great place

5 on August 31, 2017

I brought 6 guests for a long weekend and they loved it. Could not have been better.

Innkeeper Response
You guys were great, and we hope to see you again next year!

- Bob & Tracy (innkeeper)

August 23

5 on August 27, 2017

Very peaceful place to spend time. Breakfast was excellent. Wonderful hosts and lovely accommodations. The hosts were helpful in every way. Would gladly return for another stay.

Innkeeper Response
We hope to see you again soon!

- Bob & Tracy (Innkeepers)

Home for the Night

5 on August 14, 2017

This B&B really is like visiting someone's gracious home. It's stunningly beautiful and warm. There are a baby grand piano, comfortable sitting porches, fig trees and turkeys, a swimming pool and anything else you could want. The breakfast includes homemade jams and homegrown fruits. Bob and Tracy are there if you need them but don't intrude. Look at the photos which give a true picture of this amazing place.

Innkeeper Response
Thanks, and we hope to see you over the winter in front of a fireplace!

- Bob & Tracy (Innkeepers)

Weekend getaway

4.6 on August 09, 2017

It's a beautiful place! Our welcome was outstanding. Bob and Tracy made us feel very welcome. The views were breathtaking.

Peace and Tranquility

5 on August 01, 2017

I'm lying on a hammock overlooking the Chesapeake Bay while the sun starts to set. All I can hear are birds and dragonflies... butterflies are everywhere. This is a God send... this is a sanctuary... somebody pinch me! When you look at the aerial photo of this gorgeous place it doesn't account for all the many little private nooks in which to relax and reflect. An Adirondack chair under a tree branch trellis, in a chair on the porch with a busy bird's nest above chattering away, or pitch a chair next to the butterfly bushes and watch their show. I woke up and had a cup of coffee sitting on the rocks watching waterfowl fly by and fish jumping. There are no worries here, no concerns, they're not allowed. There was a wedding here just before I arrived. I couldn't imagine a more beautiful or tranquil location to express your vows. The house is just amazing! It's history is a story unto itself. A vintage gem decorated about in ornaments and plates passed down by a loving grandmother. It's charming and it feels like home. The rooms are very quaint and the cabins are outstanding! Breakfast is wonderful! A Western egg souffle, fresh blueberry pancakes, cinnamon roll bread pudding, coffee, tea, juices and all the fixings. Heaven! Bob and Tracy are such warm, kind and thoughtful hosts providing everything you need even if you didn't know you needed it. So true. They want you to be happy, truly cared for and warmly welcomed. What an incredible experience this was. I thank you both so much! Thank you for your kindness!

Innkeeper Response
We loved having you here, and we look forward to your return!

- Bob & Tracy (innkeeper)

Beautiful location

4.4 on July 20, 2017

We were only there for one night but it was lovely. There isn't a restaurant, but the breakfast on site was delicious! We will definitely be returning! Angela and Mikayla Brower

Peace and tranquility

3.8 on July 10, 2017

A beautiful spot surrounded by the bay and all of the wildlife you would expect to see out on the water. The Inn is a very well maintained historic house that gives the feeling of complete safety and security. There is plenty of indoor space to relax and view the surroundings or you can walk right out to the waters edge, or sit in one of the many secluded spots and just watch the water go by. Very peaceful, incredible views!

Innkeeper Response
So glad you enjoyed your time here, and we hope to see you again!

- Bob & Tracy (Innkeepers)

Long Awaited Honeymoon

5 on May 05, 2017

My husband and I have been married almost 42 years and never went on a Honeymoon or trip alone. He was searching online and at a time when he was very interested in places on the Eastern Shore of Maryland, because his family was born and raised in St. Michaels, was looking at places on Tilghman Island. The Black Walnut Inn appeared with private cabins and was surrounded with water and was a bird sanctuary, (we are lovers of nature). Not only was it absolutely the most lovely, quiet, and peaceful getaway, but the owners Tracy and Bob did everything in their power to make our stay wonderful, especially referring us to some fine dinning nearby at Marker Five. Food was outstanding at the Inn, best waffles ever!!! To top everything else, they sent us a Happy Anniversary wish even thought it was actually a month later. Thanks to the Black Walnut Inn for the best time ever.

Innkeeper Response
Congrats again, and we'll look for you on your anniversary...

- Bob & Tracy (Innkeeper)

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Rooms & Rates

Bay Room

The Bay room is a large airy space with a queen-size bed, daybed, private bath and intimate corner with rocking chairs. The 'blue room' has beautiful maple floors of bird's eye and tiger maple with warm rag wool rugs. Sunsets are magnificent, as are views overlooking the southern tip, western bulkhead and northern bird sanctuary.

  • Maximum Capacity: 3
  • Bathroom Private Bath
  • Beds 1 Queen , 1 Twin

Red Cedar Cabin

Red Cedar is in the middle and has a king-sized bed, full kitchen, fireplace, pull-out futon and private porch with a view of the Choptank River running the length of the cabin.

  • Maximum Capacity: 4
  • Bathroom Private Bath
  • Beds 1 King

Yew Tree Cabin

With its entrance by one of our old yew tree trunks covered with honeysuckle, Yew Tree Cabin has a king-size bed, full kitchen, fireplace and pull-out futon. The screened-in porch overlooks the pool and secluded view of the Choptank River under the Chinese elms.

  • Maximum Capacity: 4
  • Bathroom Private Bath
  • Beds 1 King

Talbot Room

With two steps down or up into the private bath, the Talbot Room is 'sunken' under a cathedral ceiling with a queen and twin day bed overlooking the end of the point. The 'green room' has a cozy sitting area, 19th century dresser and large hope chest with ample space for luggage.

  • Maximum Capacity: 3
  • Bathroom Private Bath
  • Beds 1 Queen , 1 Twin

Tilghman Room

The Tilghman room has a private entrance from the dining room and is cozy with hand-hewn black walnut beams, a private bath and king-size bed. The Aubusson carpets, antique cherub lamps and shades of golds, greens and rose give the feel of a bridal suite. The daybed and chaise overlook the pool, great lawn, Choptank River and 30 miles down the bay.

  • Maximum Capacity: 3
  • Bathroom Private Bath
  • Beds 2 King , 1 Twin

Pine Tree Cabin

Closest to the water, parking and dock, Pine Tree Cabin is handicap accessible with a king bed, ramp, shower bench and a cozy love seat in front of the fireplace. Like the other cabins it is lined with knotty pine and has a full kitchen, screened-in porch, and, located only twenty feet from the Choptank River, it has a grand view of the sunrise over nine miles of water.

  • Maximum Capacity: 2
  • Bathroom Private Bath
  • Beds 1 King

Attic Hideaway

At the top of our quirky staircase nested in the gables is a double bed, vanity, private bath and shower. With its built-in trunks either side of the chimney it resembles a boat cabin, but with the one of the best views in the house.

  • Maximum Capacity: 4
  • Bathroom Private Bath
  • Beds 1 Double

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Location Type

Island, Oceanview, Rural, Secluded, Waterview


Baltimore, MD (BWI-Baltimore Washington) 90 miles

Directions to property:

From DC Metro Area: (approximately 1 hour 15 minutes from bridge) Cross the Chesapeake Bay Bridge. Follow Rt. 50 to Easton. Past Easton Airport bear right onto Md. Rt. 322 to St. Michaels/Tilghman Island. Past Target shopping center turn right onto Md. Rt. 33 to St. Michaels. Pass St. Michaels and drawbridge onto Tilghman Island. Go to end of Island, past parking area, Naval Radar Station and Natural Resource Area gate down gravel road to Black Walnut Point Road. From NY, NJ, PA, and Del: Take Delaware Rt. 896 South which becomes MD. Rt. 301 South, Take Md. Rt. 213 south to Md. route 50 East to Easton Md. Just past the Easton airport turn right onto Md. Rt. 322. Go to 4th traffic light and turn right onto Md. Rt. 33 West. Follow Rt. 33 throught St. Michaels to Tilghman Island. Go over draw bridge. Continue straight through the village. Continue straight throught the Inn's gates. Follow waterfront lane to Inn.

Area Attractions

Antique Shopping, Art Galleries, Gourmet/Fine Dining, Historical interests, Live Music, Movie Theater, Museum, National/State parks, Nature area, Outlet Stores, Picnic area, Religious Services, River, Winery

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Inn Details

Establishment type

Historic Inn, Lighthouse, Farm, Cabin

On-site amenities

Board games, CD player, Computer, Conference Rooms, Copier, Fax Machine, Hot tub/whirlpool tub, Library, Piano, Telephone, Wedding Facilities

Room amenities

Air conditioning, Alarm clock, Ceiling fans, Coffee/Tea facilities, DVD Player, Fireplace, Fridge, Microwave, Private entrance, Radio, TV, VCR, Videos, Wi-Fi

On-site activities

Bicycle rental, Bicycles, Bird watching, Boating, Canoeing, Fishing, Golfing, Hiking trails, Kayaking, Sailing, Shopping, Sight-seeing, Swimming

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  • Check In:: 2PM - 5PM
  • Check Out:: 11 AM
  • Open All Year Round: Yes
  • Smoking Allowed: Outside only No smoking inside the buidings.
  • Drinking Allowed: Yes
  • Alcohol Provided No
  • Suitable For Children: No Children accepted 12 years and older.
  • Childcare Provided: No
  • Guest Pets Allowed: No
  • Disabled Access Yes

Terms and Conditions

  • Accepted payments VISA, Discover, Mastercard, Personal checks, Travelers checks, Cash
  • Deposit Amount Required: First night when reservation is taken.
  • Cancellations: $35 fee if cancelled more than 7 days in advance of arrival. 7 days or less will incur a cancellation charge of 1 night's room rent per room reserved.
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Bob & Tracy

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About the innkeepers

Bob is a writer, singer, conductor and teacher. Tracy loves people, dogs, and is a life-long student of the martial arts. Please see our About Us page on our website or our facebook page for more details.

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  • Time Served: 8:00 AM to 10 AM
  • Serving Location: Dining Room

Special meal options

Low fat , Restrictive , Vegetarian

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