Doug and Sherrie were unobtrusive, friendly, helpful. They were available when needed and discreetly out of site when not.
The room we had was really lovely. The high ceilings overhead, solid floor boards, well constructed plaster walls, as well as the comfy bed with quality linens all ensured our stay was pleasant, restful, and quiet.
Off our room was a private, outdoorsitting area; the room had a fridge, an armoire with robes should you use the hot tub (we didn't), and an incredibly spacious bathroom with nice towels and toiletry accoutrements.
There was a public sitting area on our floor and downstairs several public rooms, one a back-sunroom with William Morris style wallpaper was cheery and looked out on the back garden. There were wonderful books in the adjacent room (as well as some thoughtfully provided in our sleeping quarters), and I spent a good bit of time thumbing through a Worcester county history book that started with the paleolithic age and recounted the advancing of civilization through the lens of Worcester. Native American dwellers and their dwelling spaces were chronicled up to the colonial ages, when a thorough-going deconstruction of Federal, Georgian, Carpenter Gothic, and Victorian styles were discussed.
Also as background, the merchants, farmers, and shippers who created area economy were discussed.
Then, of course, following this it occurred to me it would be a good idea to pop out to have a gander of some of the very homes the book so accurately discussed. Right along West Federal Street and on other streets you will see quality architecture, just as significant as found elsewhere on the Eastern Shore, in the Hudson Valley (where I hail from) or in New England.
We made it over to the DBC shop for some tasty lattes and bagels and afterwords headed to the beach.
It's just a hop skip and a jump to Assateague, and en route, you can stop at charming Berlin (tho, I'm partial to Snow Hill).
We will be back to dine at some of the local establishments, take a river cruise, and explore some more.