Traveling during a pandemic poses challenges and adds some stress to the outing. This trip to was to celebrate our 4th wedding anniversary and we wanted to get away from all of the craziness, be ourselves and just enjoy some sense of normal. Our time at Susannah’s Watch was just the ticket. Claudinne was most responsive to all of our questions during the booking process and offered a “host free” stay — which we declined because of the robust health protocols being followed at the inn. Moreover, we wanted to spend time with our hosts to learn about the property and understand the roles that past owners played in the history of the area. Claudinne and her husband Jeff are great stewards of the place and it was an absolute joy to listen and learn. Saint Mary’s County is rich in Maryland’s history and the state’s agricultural heritage of tobacco and whiskey. Claudine was a wealth of knowledge in where to go and what to see; we happily followed her recommendations and were not disappointed. A huge shout out to the folks at the Tobacco Barn Distillery. As for the accommodations, they rival a 4 star European hotel and include a generous continental breakfast offering authentic French croissants baked fresh on the premises. We’ve traveled extensively and can attest that, from top to bottom, and end to end Susannah’s Watch is about as good as it gets. You will not be disappointed! Claudinne and Jeff have a great love for the place and we look forward to returning…often.