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 room4.4
  • Service4.8
  • Value4.5
  • Cleanliness4.7
  • Onsite Dining4.5

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.

A hidden treasure.

5 on March 20, 2017

We stumbled upon this gem while searching bed and breakfast sites. It is a gorgeous retreat away from the world and the hosts could not be any better. They extend every courtesy and greet every guest as if they were family.

A delightful stay

5 on March 15, 2017

Bob and Tracy couldn't have been more hospitable! It's easy to become mesmerized by the myriad knick knacks; I enjoyed admiring them. The breakfasts are Fabulous! Our last night there I took a video of the colorful sunset and panned around 180 degrees to the full moonrise. Gorgeous! We expect to go back, and look forward to it. Ms. B.


4.0 on March 02, 2017

Had a great time. Bob and Tracy were wonderful Hosts.

Small Town Paradise

3.8 on February 21, 2017

Black Walnut Point Inn is a superb getaway within the ~Northeast. The grounds are inviting, the sunsets and sunrises are breathtaking, the environment is serene - it's almost a mini paradise. The owners are very enthusiastic and guarantee a great stay for all guests. The house is old and eclectic, which just adds to the charm. The elaborate breakfasts in the mornings don't hurt either :) I would highly recommend this Inn for a getaway!

Great little gem right on the Chesapeake!

4.8 on January 24, 2017

This is a great little Inn surrounded on 3 sides by water. Old, historic, charming and wonderful! The Innkeepers are super! I highly recommend staying at Walnut Point Inn.

Romantic Winter Getaway for Two

5 on December 29, 2016

I have to say that hands down, Tracy and Bob do a fantastic job with this beautiful inn. They are a wonderful couple so they were so accommodating knowing my husband and I were away for a short romantic getaway way out there in the tip of the Peninsula. I love them as hosts and our cabin was warm, clean, cozy, and 10 feet from the water. Everywhere we looked, a beautiful view. Breakfast in the morning was preplanned, but also accommodating to our individual likes and needs. I would highly recommend this inn and have full faith that Bob and Tracy will take excellent care of you and your travel/stay needs. -Thanks you two!-Sue and Steve McDonald

Paradise at the edge of the world

5 on November 16, 2016

What a wonderful stay my sister and I had at Black Walnut Point Inn! Breathtaking sunrises and sunsets, beautiful inn and grounds, a magical walk through the bird sanctuary, and fantastic morning breakfasts.Tracy and Bob are the best hosts ever! An exceptional place that I can't wait to return to! Sue, Toronto

Love this place

4.2 on November 08, 2016

This bed and breakfast is one of my favorite places to get away from the business of the city. It's calm and relaxing, and the hosts are very friendly. I always leave feeling refreshed and renewed.

Great Hosts, beautiful relaxing...the place of peace

5 on October 26, 2016

Bob and Tracy are great hosts...Fun too converse with. The views are AMAZING!!! You will lose track of time. This is the place to relax. Enjoyed waking up to the gentle smell of coffee. Lay in a hammock and read a book, look at the bay or take a peaceful nap.

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Rooms & Rates

Tilghman Room

Largest room in the house with a private staircase. Features picture windows facing south overlooking the pool and the end of the point. Has a kingsize bed, daybed and chaiselounge for relaxing or reading under the room's hand-hewn black walnut beams. One of the Inn's most requested rooms.

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

Nightly Rate: $175 - $275

Bay Room

Large and airy with five windows overlooking the point to the south, the west bulkhead and northern bird sanctuary. The Bay Room lives up to its name with sweeping views of sunsets over the Chesapeake. Accommodations include a queen bed, daybed and reading corner with two rocking chairs.

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

Nightly Rate: $150 - $250

Talbot Room

The Talbot Room is sunken and has a cathedral ceiling, with two steps down and two steps up into the private bath. Two look-out windows overlook the point with a reading area underneath. An antique dresser and large hope chest provide plenty of room for luggage, with extra room to relax on the daybed by the large window under the front holly.

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

Nightly Rate: $150 - $225

Attic Hideaway

At the top of our quirky staircase on the third floor, our hideaway is reminiscent of a boat cabin with built in chests either side of the chimney. One gable looks down the Bay to south, the other provides a bird's-eye view of the sanctuary and back cove. With a separate bath en-suite, the queen futon in the top hall provides its own gabled views for a quiet nook to read, or it can sleep two extra people.

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

Nightly Rate: $120 - $150

Yew Tree Cabin

Shaded by our 150 year old yew tree, the private porch overlooks the pool and down the point under the chinese elms. With a full kitchen, separate bath and king bed, all windows face an uncompromised view of the broad mouth of the Choptank River. The fireplace keeps out the chill, and all cabins are air-conditioned and have TVs VCRs and DVD players.

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

Nightly Rate: $280 - $350

Red Cedar Cabin

Like all of our cabins, Red Cedar is aromatically paneled with knotty pine and has its own screened-in porch. Also with a full kitchen, fireplace and TV, Red Cedar's windows overlook the Choptank so you don't even have to get out of the king bed to view miles of open water.

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

Nightly Rate: $280 - $350

Pine Tree Cabin

Pine Tree Cabin is fully handicap accessible with a ramp and seated shower in the enlarged bath. Closest to the parking lot and back cove, two comfy rocking chairs face the fireplace and TV. The screened-in porch is closest to the water, and provides the best view of the sunrise over Bar Neck and the Choptank.

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

Nightly Rate: $280 - $350

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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:: 2 PM - 7 PM
  • 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: No charge 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. Holiday cancellation policy requires 30 days notice of cancellation.
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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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