Great Oak Manor




Great Oak Manor is a 12-room luxury boutique hotel, plus Carriage House, situated on 15.2 private acres with a Grand Lawn and private beach along Chesapeake Bay in bucolic and historic Kent Country on Maryland's Eastern Shore.

This Georgian-style manor was originally designed in 1938 by the Maryland architect Douglas Gorden Braik and was styled after an 18th-century English country retreat.  In the late 1940s - 50s, Great Oak Manor was owned by a self-made businessman, Frank Russell, who ran his shore home an exclusive premier club and (at the time illegal) casino, hosting celebrities such as President John F. Kennedy, American broadcaster & entertainer Arthur Godfrey, writer Ernest Hemmingway and actor Robert Mitchum. Today this is 12,000 sq ft. manor, located on an oasis of stately trees, expansive lawns and ever-changing picturesque Chesapeake Bay views, is newly owned by a private family as of 2022 and is undergoing a full renovation. The renovation of the first-floor common areas has been completed and a full renovation of the guest rooms and suites is currently underway, slated to be finished in Spring 2024.


Brooks Bradbury
General Manger

Werten Bellamy

Susan Bradbury

Kellye Walker

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