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“Autumn carries more gold in its pocket than all the other seasons.” – Jim Bishop

In our humble opinion, autumn is one of the most magical times of year. Between the rich hues that surround us, the crisp, refreshing air, and the fall festivities, we simply can’t get enough. Here at the Inn, the natural beauty of the season is everywhere we look, from the changing leaves to the breathtaking autumnal sunsets. If that weren’t enough reason to enjoy the fall season, there’s also a host of terrific fall festivities to enjoy this month, from ghost walks to pumpkin picking. It’s the perfect time of year to join us at the Inn, and if you’re not convinced, take a look at our ‘top four fall events’…happening this month!

Autumn Bounty at Councell Farms

Pumpkin picking is one of those ‘must do’ fall activities. Sure it’s easy enough to grab one off the shelves of your local store, but you aren’t getting the full fall experience unless you travel to a farm for a locally grown u-pick or pre-picked pumpkin. Located in Easton, MD – an easy and scenic drive from Combsberry – Councell Farms offers a large selection of pumpkins and fall ornamentals for decorating your home. What’s more, there are apples, fresh cider, produce, gourds, and a corn maze and straw-bale maze to enjoy during your adventure.

Cambridge or St. Michaels Ghost Walk

For those interested in a spooktacular adventure, we highly suggest timing your visit with one of the ghost walk tours in Cambridge and/or St. Michaels. Rooted in historical facts and research, the Chesapeake Ghost Walks have skyrocketed in popularity over the past few years, with several of our Eastern Shore towns now featured in the ghost walks. The next Cambridge tour will be held on October 22, with the St. Michaels tour slated for October 23.

Fall Into St. Michaels  

The historical, notably adorable town of St. Michaels is home to so many of our favorite events, including their upcoming fall festival. ‘Fall Into St. Michaels’ will take place on October 24, with a full day of activities, starting with the Historic St. Michaels Walking Tour at 10am. The day will also feature a pumpkin carving contest and bake sale, and a pie-baking contest. All of the businesses will be open and decked-out for the occasion; it’s the perfect time to explore all that St. Michaels has to offer.


Halloween weekend is another ideal time to plan on staying with us at the Inn and visiting St. Michaels. The annual Oysterfest will take place on Saturday, October 31, from 10am until 4pm at the Chesapeake Bay Maritime Museum. The event features live music, oysters and other Eastern Shore fare, boat rides, oyster demonstrations, harvesting displays, retriever demonstrations, cooking demonstrations, and an oyster stew competition among regional chefs. Of course costumes will be a part of the event – it is Halloween after all – including a costume contest and trick-or-treating.

During our off-season from November to March, the Cottage and Carriage House will be available for rent with a 20% off discount to accommodate for a temporary absence of breakfast.


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