Great Oak Manor

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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.

Contacts

Primary
Brooks Bradbury
General Manger

Werten Bellamy
Owner

Susan Bradbury

Kellye Walker
Co-Owner

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