Fun fact: Wedding Crashers is one of my husband’s Top 2 favorite movies (I’ll leave you hanging in suspense as to the other…!) So when narrowing down choices for a laid back, drivable, not-too-far-from-NYC-where-we-can-also-bring-our-dog getaway, I was thrilled when the Inn at Perry Cabin in St. Michael’s, Maryland popped up. Why? Because it’s the gorgeous spot Wedding Crashers was shot, of course!
I know you’re probably all “do you guys really pick weekend getaways based on your favorite movies?!” Well, yes and no. While that was what initially roped us in and got our interest piqued, a few other key items were what sold us.
First off: the inn is pet friendly, and SO friendly to your pets! (Pet parents will automatically know the importance here!) While once upon a time I was able to sneak my sweet chihuahua in just about anywhere, in his older age he’s become much more, shall we say, vocal. If I were to leave him in a strange room for more than a few minutes, his chirping (the cute little noise he makes when he barks, but sounds much more like a chirp!) begins. Impossible to hide. Which makes finding properties where we can bring him along, comfortably, a bit of a challenge.
We were chuffed to find out the inn only has you pay $100 pet fee (for the entire stay!), and also treats your pooch like royalty. I’m talking doggie cookies, bathroom bags, water at your front door, and so many hugs and kisses and scratches throughout the day. They even had a doggy menu you could order from! And our own little fenced-in backyard for Gills to
go potty romp around! I’m pretty sure Gillman thought this was a spa vacation just for him.
Besides not having to stress about the comfort of our 14 year old chihuahua (which was huge, as you pet parents will agree), the inn offers lots of other goodies for a relaxing retreat: the essentials, such as a spa, seasonal outdoor pool, delicious restaurant, casual pub, and fitness center, along with nice bonuses such as gorgeous gardens, waterside location, and both complimentary bikes and boat docking. The town of St. Michael’s is quaint and walkable, full of just enough cafes, boutiques, and antique stores to fill an afternoon stroll. All this in under a 4 hour drive from NYC. Kinda perfect, eh?