Stay in Annapolis This Memorial Day

And just like that it is time to start planning your Memorial Day getaway and we can’t think of a better place to celebrate than in a town that has a military history that goes back to the early days of our nation. Of course we are talking about Annapolis, our home town on the Chesapeake Bay, and of course, we are inviting you to choose At Home Annapolis for your celebration accommodations! This guide to a fun-filled stay in our favorite place on earth offers everything you need to enjoy a memorable Annapolis Memorial Day weekend!

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Annapolis Memorial Day Parade

In a world that is ever changing, it is refreshing and comforting to find a place that treasures its traditions, traditions that include a Memorial Day Parade. Offering one of the largest tributes to those who have sacrificed everything for our freedom, you shouldn’t be surprised that this military town respects and honors the holiday in a big way. The details are still forthcoming, but we recommend staking out your spot on the sidewalk at Amos Garrett Boulevard early and prepare to be amazed!

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Tour the US Naval Academy

As we contemplate the true reason behind the celebration of Memorial Day, we can’t think of a better way to pay homage to the real heroes of our nation than with a tour of the US Naval Academy! Public tours are being offered again and although they will be shut down for Memorial Day itself, you can schedule a Saturday walking tour of the yard. Held at 10, 11, 1, and 3 PM, they last 90 minutes and give visitors a behind the scenes peek into what it means to be a member of the US Naval Academy. Tickets are available for sale on the same day of your tour at the Information Desk inside the Visitor’s Center.

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Celebrate with At Home Annapolis

As you shop the Memorial Day sales at local stores, enjoy hearty breakfasts at your new favorite restaurants, and explore the Bay and all the fun it offers, the secret to an amazing getaway is to make sure you come home to At Home Annapolis every day of your stay! Grill your favorite meats, swim in private pools, and sleep in beds topped with premium mattresses and silky linens, waking each morning ready for another 24 hours of Memorial Day adventures! Choose your favorite holiday hideaway today and celebrate in comfort and style!

Property Walkthrough: Stadium Gardens

Offering the dignified and elegant appearance of a Captains estate and standing tall and proud on a private road, our At Home Annapolis Stadium Gardens weathered clapboard sided property will give guests the tranquil sanctuary they require during their Annapolis visit. It’s location, just a few blocks away from the stadium makes it a popular choice during Commissioning Week, but its beautiful gardens and peaceful landscape ensures that it stays popular year round.

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3 Tranquil Bedrooms and 4 Spacious Baths in this Annapolis Home

A cobblestone path and matching steps leads the way to the start of your fantastic Annapolis vacation and when the door swings open for the first time, you are guaranteed to fall in love. Wood floors grace the sitting room with a leather chesterfield sofa perched under a set of windows looking out onto the enchanted gardens. From here you can take part in conversations being held in the dining area where a large colorful rug designates the space as the heart of the home. Custom ceilings created from reclaimed wood of Pennsylvania Dutch Barns provide a dramatic appeal to the space and the view of the kitchen from this angle encourages guests to continue their tour.The country kitchen boasts marble countertops, farmhouse style cabinets, and a gas range destined to be the joy of the family cook. A garden room lined with a wall of windows provides an extra place to dine, relax, and enjoy the beautiful gardens without having to face the elements on days that are less than sunny and warm. A cooling beverage drawer in this space allows guests to never be far from their favorite beverage and a half bath off the garden room is bathed in the light of many colors due to the stained glass window. The living room offers more seating spaces and a cheerful fireplace much appreciated on chilly days and also features a chess board on the coffee table ready to be played. The bedrooms are cozy spaces decorated with a historic style and includes a main floor queen suite with attached bath; the closets are created from reclaimed barn doors giving this room a rustic appeal. Upstairs, the remaining two bedrooms include a second queen bedroom, a loft area seating space lined with bookshelves, and a third bedroom that offers two twin beds. The lowest level of the home also offers a third (or is it fourth?) seating area with soft leather sofas and a state of the art television.

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Choose Comfort and Style

This stunning Annapolis home offers luxurious and comfortable surprises around every corner; reserve it today!

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Celebrate Easter In Annapolis, Maryland

As the days grow longer and the temperatures begin to grow milder, the beauty of spring makes Annapolis shine even brighter. These are the days we wish could last forever, as we go about our business of doing Spring things and the even more important business of celebrating the Easter holiday. If your journey involves an Easter escape to our beloved City on the Bay and a stay in one of our At Home Annapolis holiday hideaways, this guide to all things Annapolis Easter will ensure that your getaway will be filled with fun and celebration!

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The Hunt for Colored Eggs This Annapolis Easter

Our excitement over the holiday is reflected by the Easter activities we offer, including two very different egg hunts! On April 9th, the week before Easter, an Adult Easter Egg Hunt at Night is being held, at the Pip Moyer Recreation Center. Offering 1000 eggs to be found, 50 of which are golden eggs that contain prizes that are worth $50 or more, this 18 and over event promises to be an awesome way to start the celebration process early! On April 16th, the day before Easter, the Chesapeake Children’s Museum offers their own Eggstravaganza, featuring an egg hunt, delicious food and shopping opportunities, and the chance to get to meet some of the sweet animals that make their home at the museum!

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Hoppy Feaster

As with most holidays, the feast that anchors the celebration is a meal everyone looks forward to and many of our local restaurants will be open and serving Easter Brunch! Pusser’s Caribbean Grille on Annapolis Harbor has already released their Easter Menu, offering a variety of entrée options that include Twin Filet Medallions, a Seared Ham Steak, and a Linguine Primavera Alfredo. Their $25 prixe fixe menu includes dessert options, something we can never get enough of on Easter! For those who want the joy of an Easter Feast while still lingering close to home but don’t want to do the cooking themselves, our local grocery stores, including Safeway and Whole Foods, will do the hard work for you offering Easter Meals that you can bring home to your At Home Annapolis vacation escape!

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Home Sweet Vacation Home

Offering all the comforts of home, our At Home Annapolis seasonal sanctuaries are designed to add extra sparkle to your celebration! Hide colorful eggs in large fenced in backyards, create your own Easter Feast in fully equipped kitchens, and celebrate with your family in peace, happiness, and harmony when you choose to stay in for the day! Reserve your favorite Easter escape today!

Property Walkthrough: The Liberty Club

The Liberty Club is a home built for families, offering a warmth that embraces all who stay under its roof and a comfort that feels like home. Offering 5 bright and beautiful bedrooms and 5 and a half spacious baths that ensure even guests traveling with teens will have less chance of morning traffic jams, every minute spent in our At Home Annapolis vacation escape will be ones that you wish could last forever!

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A Taste of the Country in the Middle of Town With This Annapolis Vacation Home Rental

When you step out of your car in the driveway of the Liberty Club for the first time, the lush landscape and the sounds of nature will make you feel as if you have arrived in your private country home! An open concept floor plan reveals all the treasures inside of this Annapolis vacation home rental, including a charming and comfortable living room furnished with quality leather furnishings. A fireplace will keep you warm on cold nights and the windows that surround the room let in breathtaking views. The dining room is centered by a large oval table at which meals will be shared, games will be played, and laughter will be heard ringing throughout the house! The fully equipped kitchen features a sleek and modern appeal with stainless steel appliances and stone countertops is a chef’s dream while the separate seating area with overstuffed chairs placed in front of a tv tucked away in a bookshelf also filled with books, games, and colorful art pieces! The second floor of Liberty Club is where you will find 3 of the 5 bedrooms, including the king suite filled with luxury. A fireplace with 2 comfy chairs and an ensuite bath with walk in shower and separate soaking tub creates a retreat you will never want to leave. Bedrooms 2 and 3 offer colorful bedding on the queen bed and a day bed with trundles as they share a spacious bath. Downstairs, the basement is a finished one divided into a living area with sectional sofa and state of the art tv, bedroom 4 with its full bed and private bath, and a workout room with weights, a treadmill, and the opportunity to work off some of those vacation calories! A separate guest apartment is where the 5th bedroom lies, featuring a queen bed, and a sleeper sofa as well as its own private bath, a kitchenette, and another workout room!

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Groomed Gardens and a New Pool

A screened in porch with outdoor seating, a deck open to the sky where more seating can be found, and a brand new pool surrounded by stone decking complete the picture of fun and wonder; reserve Liberty Club today and make all your vacation dreams come true!

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Romantic Activities for Couples in Annapolis

While Paris might be known as the City of Love, you may be surprised that Annapolis can be pretty romantic as well! Offering a history that is rich with love stories and beautiful homes—especially the ones we are proud to provide travelers—Annapolis is the perfect place to visit when you want to impress the one you love. This guide to our favorite city on the bay will give you some hints, tips, and ideas guaranteed to make your Annapolis escape the most romantic of all experiences!

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Sweets for the Sweet

Men all over the planet understand that the best way to woo the one they love is with a box of chocolates. Kilwins Chocolate and Ice Cream, 128 Main Street is where the locals go when they really want to impress, featuring a wonderful selection of handmade chocolates and ice cream that will make your relationship even sweeter!

The Couple Who Spas Together

Spas aren’t just for women if you’re looking for romantic Annapolis activities, and the Couple’s Massage offered by Even Keel Wellness Spa at 31 Old Solomons Road Suite 101 is all the proof you need. Tighten the bonds that draw you together in rooms designed to relax and spoil. Four people, two massage tables, and one happy couple adds up to equal one very romantic experience!

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A Sip, a Taste, and a Smile With These Romantic Annapolis Activities

A good meal does more than fill an empty spot in your stomach, it can be an experience that draws a loving couple even closer together. Annapolis is known for its high quality restaurants, many that offer romance and good taste, and Osteria 177 is our favorite. Located at 177 Main Street, Osteria’s brick exterior trimmed in royal blue has been a shining example of good food and companionship since opening day. Offering a menu filled with Italian classics and an elegant ambience designed to make people feel relaxed and welcomed, sharing a meal here will touch your souls.

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At Home Annapolis Is Where the Heart Is

As the temperatures drop and the winds start to move in over the bay, you may feel like staying in and celebrating your romance at home. Our At Home Annapolis romantic retreats are built to spoil, and as you sit in front of a roaring fire, sipping wine from Great Frogs Winery (3218 Harness Creek Road) and savoring your Kilwin’s chocolates, you will feel warm, cozy, and madly in love! Reserve your favorite love nest today!

Property Walkthrough: Liberty Gardens

In the hustle and bustle of daily life, we often forget what it is like to feel calm, peaceful, and quiet, but when you choose our At Home Annapolis Liberty Gardens hideaway for your Annapolis vacation, it will all come back to you. Offering 4 bedrooms, 3.5 baths, and one of the most peaceful locations in all of Annapolis, your time with us is guaranteed to bring you the quiet you so desperately need and deserve. The charming Annapolis vacation home known as Liberty Gardens is one of our guests’ favorites and will soon be yours as well!

Step into Beauty at This Annapolis Vacation Home

As the door swings open to reveal the simple treasures hidden within, your immediate impressions will be of warmth and welcoming. High ceilings and creamy painted walls work to make the space bright and airy, while comfortable furnishings make it feel cozy and inviting. The living areas have been recently updated, offering comfortable sofas, a brick fireplace, and views of the serene landscape just outside the oversized windows. The kitchen, the heart of the home, features stainless steel appliances, cabinets painted a crisp white, marble countertops, and a unique chandelier hanging over the center island that offers seating for two. This room is where meals will be created, conversations will be had, and snacks will be enjoyed in the middle of the night. A professional sized refrigerator holds a lot of food, and the windows over the sink may lead to daydreams as you stare out onto a yard filled with flowers, trees, secret gardens, and a salt water pool and hot tub.

Take the cookies you baked out of the double oven, leave them cooling on the marble island, and head out to the yard with a glass of wine and take a seat in one of the unusual architectural chairs by the pool. Listen to the sounds of birds singing, the wind whispering through the trees, and the distant laughter of children playing in far away yards. Located near the mouth of the South River, the occasional hum of a boat motor or the splash of fish jumping out of the water may be heard as well. This space outdoors is created to give inhabitants a much-needed timeout as they explore Zen gardens and play in the pool or hot tub.

As you move back into the house, taking time to examine the bedrooms that will give you the greatest luxury of all—a good night’s sleep—it’s a joy to learn that there are no wrong choices when you pick your bedroom. Whether you choose the king size bed in the master suite, the wrought-iron bed in the guest room that sits at a diagonal angle, dominating the space or any of the other beds in the remaining two rooms, your nights spent with At Home Annapolis in our Liberty Gardens home will be ones you will never want to end.

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Peace will be easy to come by when you choose Liberty Gardens for your vacation escape. Reserve it today!

Spend Your 2020 Christmas in Annapolis

As 2020 winds down, it feels good to get excited about something for a change! Christmas is coming whether we are ready or not, and after a year of bad news, we need a break. If the path to your Christmas happiness leads you to Annapolis and a stay in one of our At Home Annapolis holiday hideaways, this guide to merrymaking will ensure a yuletide to remember!

Feeling Festive This Christmas in Annapolis

Sometimes it can be a little difficult to feel festive, especially if your year has been a tough one, but one thing that never fails to put us in the Christmas mood is a visit to A Christmas to Remember. Offering two locations, one at 172 Main Street and the second in the Westfield Annapolis mall, every day is Christmas in these sweet shops! Just walking in the door causes our pulses to race and our hearts to skip a beat, and if you need a jump start to your joy this Christmas in Annapolis, pick up a few little things to make your At Home Annapolis rental feel festive and homey.

Sweet Traditions

Aside from family and presents, whenever we think of Christmas we also think of all the sweets we gobble down during the season, and if Christmas cookies and gingerbread is something that makes you happy, our fully equipped kitchens make it fun to bake again. Pick up the ingredients to your favorite recipes, turn up the Christmas cookies, and let the party begin! If baking is not your thing, Sweet Hearts Patisserie (1410 Forest Drive) and Smallcakes (2641 Riva Road Suite F) are sure to have the sugar rush your stomach requires.

Boats on Parade

Christmas parades are something we love more than sugar plums and gingerbread houses, and Annapolis is famed for its unusual adaptation of the traditional holiday parade. The 2020 Eastport Yacht Club Lights Parade comes to town on December 12 at 6:00 PM and it’s exactly what you can imagine it is. Two parades of boats dressed in their holiday finest, one passing by City Dock and the Naval Academy seawall, and the other skimming along Spa Creek, just inside the bridge!

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Spending your holiday nights enveloped in the warmth of one of our At Home Annapolis holiday escapes promises to offer the best memories of the year. Reserve yours today and rediscover the Magic of Christmas!

Planning the Perfect Mother’s Day Getaway to Annapolis

Mother’s Day in the Chesapeake Bay region oftentimes presents weather with glorious temperatures that hover in the mid-70s and air that is devoid of all the humidity normally seen during the months of July and August. Read on for a few ideas on how to enjoy a beautiful Mother’s Day in Annapolis, MD!

Historic Tours

Located on the western banks of Chesapeake Bay, Annapolis is close to both historic cities of Washington D.C. and Baltimore, but it remains proud of its own place in American history. In that case, take mom on a historic tour to get a glimpse of Colonial America with one of the many guided tour companies around town. Or you can embark on a self-guided tour that will transport mom back to the 18th century with a trip to archaic homes such as the William Paca House built in 1765, the Chase Lloyd House constructed in 1769 and the majestic Maryland State House still in use since 1772. It’s definitely one of the best ways to spend Mother’s Day in Annapolis, MD!

Mother’s Day Brunch

After a trip through Revolutionary America, the traditional Mother’s Day brunch is usually on the itinerary, and Annapolis is eager to please with its many restaurants that prepare special menus for mom. In downtown Annapolis, the Iron Rooster is an excellent option for its eclectic menu and creative combination of cocktails. Across Annapolis Harbor in the neighborhood of Eastport, O’Learys Seafood Restaurant provides elegant white tablecloth service in an old-school atmosphere alongside spectacular waterfront views. If a brunch sailing on the water sounds more like mom’s cup of tea, there are several charter companies that offer excursions around Chesapeake Bay. The Schooner Woodwind is a popular sailing company that has several types of tours depending on price, time and distance. Whatever option you choose, don’t forget to try the local cuisine which includes plenty of seafood and of course, those ubiquitous Maryland blue crabs.

Book a Stay to Experience Mother’s Day in Annapolis, MD

After dinner and a long day of exploring this historic city, a visit to the Annapolis Ice Cream Company is always a treat, especially if mom has a sweet tooth. Here, the shop mixes its homemade pies made with a wide range of flavors into a delectable vanilla ice cream. The combination is exceptional, and it is a special dessert that you will only find in Maryland, or at least only on the banks of Chesapeake Bay.

Show your mother (or your wife) just how special she is with a surprise trip to Annapolis for Mother’s Day. Contact At Home Annapolis to learn more about local activities, attractions, and to book your stay in one of our comfortable vacation rentals!

Best Restaurants for Winter Comfort Food in Annapolis

Keep yourself warm and relaxed this winter season by visiting one of the many incredible restaurants in Annapolis, Maryland. You can find your favorite comfort foods or try something new that is sure to taste great. Here is where you can find the best Winter comfort foods in Annapolis: Soul Taste award-winning flavors inspired by New Orleans from the kitchen at Soul. You can enjoy classic comfort food such as baby back ribs and fried chicken, all with a modern flair. Soul is the perfect destination for a relaxing dinner or exciting brunch. Enjoy Soul daily from 11:00am to 9:00pm during the week and open until 10:00pm on weekends.

Osteria 177

Combine comfort food with fine dining at Osteria 177. Thismodern Italian eatery features your favorite pasta dishes and one of the biggest wine menus you have ever seen among the restaurant in Annapolis. You can enjoy pasta dishes such as linguine, penne, gnocchi, and more for dinner or on their lunch menu. Enjoy Osteria 177 for lunch from 11:30am to 2:30pm and dinner from 5:00pm to 10:00pm.

Restaurants in Annapolis: BAROAK

Annapolis houses some of the best seafood restaurants on the Eastern Seaboard. Keep things casual yet still delicious when you dine in at BAROAK. This cookhouse and taproom features a comfort food menu highlighting their mussels and frites. You can pair each delicious entrée with craft beers from all over the world. Their vast beer menu is made even better during happy hour where you can enjoy half off beer, wine, and burgers. Relax with the Belgian-American eats at BAROAK open daily from 7:00am to 10:00pm and open late until 2:00am on weekend nights. It’s definitely one of the best places for Winter comfort foods in Annapolis.

Founders Tavern & Grill

For another great casual eatery with your favorite comfort food dishes and drinks, check out Founders Tavern & Grill. Their incredible combination of comfort foodslike fried chicken and shore chips with cold draft beer is a winner. Check out Founders Tavern & Grill any day of the week from 11:30am to 10:00pm.

Your Annapolis Vacation Getaway

Now that you have dinner options covered, it is time to start planning your vacation getaway to Annapolis. Enjoy our exclusive vacation rentals with luxury amenities and incredible home features that are second to none. Let At Home Annapolis supply you with the perfect vacation rental for your stay and be just minutes from these comfort food restaurants. Book online today and get ready for the incredible food of Annapolis.

One Week Annapolis Itinerary

Sometimes spending a week in a place you’ve never visited before can be overwhelming, as you try to find the perfect balance between seeing it all and still managing to get in enough rest and relaxation. Our one week Annapolis Itinerary for your getaway helps you find that balance and come away with a vacation you will never forget.

Day 1

Your first day in Annapolis will probably be spent traveling and getting settled in to your At Home Annapolis cozy cottage, so don’t feel guilty for grabbing takeout from nearby House of Hunan and settling in for the evening. Watch the sunset over eggrolls and take a moonlit stroll down by the creek before calling it a night.

Day 2 of your Annapolis Itinerary

Your second day in our Annapolis Itinerary consists of a tasty breakfast at the Iron Rooster; their Crab Cake Benny is the perfect introduction to the wonderful crab dishes you’ll find here in Maryland. Make sure you are wearing your most comfortable walking shoes, because the best way to get to know a new city is by taking advantage of the tours they offer. Watermark Tours offers walking tours of Annapolis designed to make you feel comfortable with your temporary home. By the end of the day you will be ready for a hearty meal at O’Leary’s Seafood Restaurant and then another early night.

Day 3

After a restful night’s sleep, Miss Shirley’s Café will be calling. Their service is quick, which is a good thing, as you have a full day ahead of you! Today’s adventures will take us to museums all over the city. From the William Paca House & Garden to the Hammond-Harwood House and finishing off with a visit to the Chase Home, it’s all about the beginning of our country’s history.

Day 4

Your fourth day of your Annapolis Itinerary is enjoying some delicious breakfast at Evelyn’s, lunch at Harry Browne’s Restaurant (keep an eye out for your favorite politician, this is a favored lunch location for our nation’s leaders), and dinner at Galway Bay Irish Restaurant & Pub is on the menu today. Now that your meals are figured out, you can spend the day concentrating on the great outdoors. Chesapeake Bay is a huge draw, and you’ll find plenty of things to do as you head to its shores; rent a kayak, take a boat tour, or simply walk along the shores enjoying the beauty of our town.

Day 5

Today we’ll take it slow. Head back to Miss Shirley’s Café and take your time over a Born on the Bay-O Bloody Mary and Miss Shirley’s famous Crab Happy Chesapeake Chicken Sammy. Summer visitors should head back to Chesapeake Bay and the Annapolis Sailing School; it’s time to learn to sail! Lunch at Middleton Tavern for some oyster shooters to go with your craft beers may have you heading back to your vacation rental for a nap!

Day 6

As your seventh day will probably be filled with traveling, day six is going to be your last day of adventures in Annapolis, and we say stay home! Our vacation rentals are designed to be lived in, offering luxury amenities and comfortable surroundings that will make you feel content with being a homebody for a change! Your last night’s dinner should be a memorable one, so a romantic and delicious meal at Carrol’s Creek will be the perfect ending to a perfect vacation. It’s time to say farewell to historic Annapolis for now, but your memories of this town in our vacation homes will last forever. Reserve your stay today!