Shore Life Magazine
Critic's Review
The Inn at 202 Dover

"The local buzz was loud when the Inn at 202 Dover opened its doors to the public several years ago. A loving restoration of this historic mansion by new owners Ron and Shelby Mitchell had transformed a long-neglected property into one of the most beautiful buildings in Easton - and given birth to a world-class hostelry for visitors to the Eastern Shore.

Over the years, the inn's first-class status has been recognized in rave reviews from guests, as well as travel publications. It has earned a coveted Four-Diamond rating from Triple A, a "Top Ten Romantic Inns in America" designation from Destinations Travel Magazine, and accolades from Food and Wine..." READ MORE

 
Maryland Life Magazin

abcNews2.com
Relax at a Maryland Bed and Breakfast
Contributor: Tia Craddock

Enough with hotels and motels. This is the way of life. It's a chance to have a great sleep, wake up, have a great breakfast, take a tea break in the afternoon all the while meeting people from all over.

On Good Morning Maryland @ 9, Margot Amelia, executive director of the Office of Tourism discussed which bed and breakfast places are top notch. Here are some of that places that made her list:

Eastern Shore - Inn at 202 Dover (Easton , MD) - A newly renovated property with a gourmet restaurant on-site. The Inn at 202 Dover has uniquely decorated room and suites... [full article Link no longer available]

 
Maryland Life Magazin

Maryland Life Magazine
The Inn at 202 Dover

"...On Valentine's Day 2007, a restaurant-open to the public, as well as our guests-made its debut under the watchful eye of Jorge Alvarez," says Shelby. But make no mistake, the Inn at 202 Dover isn't just an upscale B&B. It's more like the Buckingham Palace of inns. (Indeed, there is a traditional high tea served on Thursday afternoons.) But for those who think "Victorian B&B" means heavy red-velvet draperies, clunky furniture, and cutesy bric-a-brac, think again. Today, there are four themed suites and one adjoining bedroom on the first two floors, along with a library, sitting room, music room with a baby grand piano, the couple's office, and the restaurant and kitchen. The Mitchells also added a conservatory. The third floor serves as the innkeepers' residence, and the elegantly maintained grounds-designed by New York City landscape architect Eileen Imber-have hosted more than one wedding. "

 

Chesapeake Life Magazine December 2006
History Repeats - Our writer discovers a regal new B&B in historic Easton...
By Elizabeth B. Wrightson
Photography by Scott Suchman

The Chesapeake MagazineSmack-dab in the heart of Easton is a formidable circa-1874 colonial revival mansion that’s long been known as the Wrightson House to everyone in town but me—a Wrightson. While growing up, I knew it as a doctors’ office and most recently as a dilapidated apartment building. Only months ago did I learn that in the 1800s, it belonged to my ancestor Charles T. Wrightson, who co-owned Shannahan & Wrightson Hardware (the first place on the Shore to sell cars, as well as the site of the town’s first gas pump)... [full article Link no longer available]

 
Coastal Style Magazine

Coastal Style Magazine
Inn Style: RETURN TO GLORY
Written By: Stefan Braham
Photographer: Stephen Cherry

Ron and Shelby Mitchell resurrected a weary mansion in historic Easton, reborn as the Inn at 202 Dover. Almost 140 years ago, construction began on one of the most stately mansions ever built in historic Easton. For many years, the residence known as The Wrightson House was one of the finest representations of Colonial Revival architecture in Talbot County. As time passed however, the once-glamorous estate had been transformed from a residence into medical office space, then into apartments, and possibly several other undocumented incarnations, before succumbing to the effects of time and falling into disarray... [full article Link no longer available]

 
The Star Democrat

Star Democrat Feb 24, 2006
Garden Club sponsors Home and Garden Tour April 29

EASTON - The Town and Country Home and Garden Tour, sponsored by the Talbot County Garden Club, will be from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday, April 29.

There will be a tour of the gardens at the Historical Society of Talbot County and the Frances Plate Memorial Children's Garden in Idlewild Park. Some of the home tours will include a 1938 Georgian Colonial on South Hanson Street, with its newly restored gardens and striking interiors; the Inn at 202 Dover, a Victorian built in 1874 that is currently undergoing restoration and will open as a Bed and Breakfast later this Spring... [full article Link no longer available]

 
Washington Post

Washington Post Friday
January 26, 2007
Page WE27
Easton: A Romantic Enclave, Fine Food
By Eve Zibart

"The newly and very lavishly renovated Inn at 202 Dover is the most ambitious luxury B&B on the peninsula. The oversize suites, decorated in fine antiques and featuring steam showers, jet baths, wireless internet and dvd players go for a$425-$475 a night."

 

Washington Life Magazine March 2007
Romantic Inns and Outs: Kick-start or rekindle love within a 3-hour drive
BY MICHAEL CLEMENTS

Washington Life MagazineAbout 30 minutes into our drive from Adams Morgan to the Eastern Shore town of Chestertown, Md., my girlfriend turned to me and inquired, "What do you think defines romance?" Although at the beginning of a romantic "getaway weekend," I grasped for a rousing retort. When nothing came to mind, I fell haplessly back on the ol' male stand by, "You know, flowers and things ... READ MORE

 
The Star Democrat

Star Democrat July 30, 2006
The Inn at 202 Dover
By JOY LA PRADE; Community Editor

EASTON The 25 years Ron and Shelby Mitchell spent dreaming of their own bed and breakfast is evident at the Inn at 202 Dover — just take a look at the details. From its 30 coats of paint to the original beveled glass in the front doors, the 1874 building has been painstakingly and lovingly restored. The bathrooms feature mixer knobs that allow guests to set water to the exact temperature desired... [full article Link no longer available]

 
The Star Democrat

Star Democrat July 24, 2006
Attending the Opening

Matea Harwood, 4, arrives in her best hat to escort her grandfather, Terry Harwood, to the grand re-opening of the Inn at 202 Dover on Friday evening in Easton. The circa 1874 house has been completely restored and converted into a luxury inn with a library, music room, conservatory, dining room, and five distinct accommodations... [full article Link no longer available]

 

DC Modern Luxury
February 2007

"The new Inn at 202 Dover located in Easton, Maryland-the quaint enclave that ranks among the nation's hottest havens for millionaires-is the perfect spot for a weekend romp.  ...this charming B&B is housed in a meticulously restored 1874 Victorian-era manse right in downtown Easton, arms-length from shopping and dining. Not that you'll be getting out much! Pamper yourself and your partner in one of the Inn's four unique suites, each designed with a different motif: Asian, Safari, French and English. The spacious rooms with king-size beds topped in imported linens will keep you plenty cozy while the opulent bathrooms provide all sorts of feel-good fixtures, including massive steam showers and tricked-out chromatherapy tubs."

 

 

"Of all the properties the region has to offer, this Inn is the one that provides the best comfort, service and culinary experience. The owners, Shelby and Ron Mitchell, brought a large selection of art and craft objects from around the world to decorate this superb historic mansion built in 1874. Each large suite has its own universe (French, Safari, Asian, English) and yet they all have in common an extreme refinement. The Peacock restaurant offers and exquisite gastronomy, based on local and seasonal products, paired with an excellent wine selection." Michelin 2015

 

"Wow! The only way to describe 202 Dover"

~ Ann W.

"The inn is very grand and perfectly beautiful"

~ Jean L

"You made us feel completely at home. Thanks for the cookies, the delicious breakfasts every morning, the relaxing Jacuzzis, the decadently comfortable beds and the attention to detail. You made us feel like family."

~ Martha & Dave T.

"Many thanks. What a great hideaway!"

~ Linda & David G

"Especially memorable were the breakfasts and our time spent in the elegant French Suite"

~ Chiles & Bernice L.

"Thank you for a special holiday memory. And thanks for saving such a lovely home. We had no idea Easton holds such treasures. Don't change a thing because we are coming back."

~ Pam & David N.

"Wanted to thank you for hosting such a lovely tea for us. Everything was delicious, the setting is absolutely stunning and it was such a pleasure chatting with you."

~ Nancy B. & Phil R.

"We would like to thank you for such a relaxed and enjoyable evening. Our dinner was so delicious, your home 'Inn' is spacious and elegant, each suite is luxurious, we are very excited in spending New Year's Eve in your inn."

~ Jim & Janet C.

"....In addition to everything else we couldn't believe that Jorge understood what it means truly to cook divinely for vegetarians; and that Ron completely understood our temporary diet restriction."

~ Lee & Louis, S.

"John & I have never felt so pampered. The Inn is a triumph of your taste and vision. Elegant, comfortable and one delicious surprise after another. So far we like the Asian & English suites best. We can't wait to try the others."

~ Shelly & John, B.

"Carter & I keep reliving our fabulous stay with you at 202 Dover. Your Inn is one of the best (maybe THE best) of any we have been to. The rooms-both the suites and the common rooms are so beautiful. Your attention to details rates 5*'s."

~ Gail & Carter, K.

"Shelby & Ron, there have been compliments galore regarding Keli's Tea Party/Bridal Shower...even the ladies who developed the film wanted to know the location of the beautiful house...Your presentation was lovely, the tea & all the food was delicious, your server was excellent...nothing could have made the day more perfect...truly a memorable occasion for Keli and all."

~ Sue, O

"Joe and I would again like to thank you both for your hospitality and the opportunity to spend two wonderful nights at the Inn at 202 Dover. We so enjoyed the warmth and beauty of the English Suite (not to mention the comfort of the bed. Ron your gourmet breakfasts were beyond our expectation."

~ Joe & Lynn, T

"My husband & I want to thank you and your staff for making our 50th Anniversary such a special day. The service was excellent and the dinners were perfect. The memories of that day will live in our hearts forever."

~ Jean & Gerald, S.

"Fantastic place with the greatest hosts we have ever seen. This has been our home away from home and we almost hate to go home."

~ Ed & Pringle, B.

"Thank you for your assistance in planning our son's wedding rehearsal dinner. The Inn was gorgeous warm, inviting and sophisticated, all at the same time. You staff was friendly and attentive, but appropriately invisible. And I cannot say enough about Jorge, an artist at work. The dinner was delicious and beautifully presented."

~ Kathleen, T.

"We can't thank you enough for making our wedding absolutely perfect! The Inn is amazing and felt like home. The entire staff couldn't have been more welcoming. We hope to make a tradition of staying with you on our anniversary every year."

~ Kristie & Dave, H.

"Having visited many hotels and B&Bs across the country as a corporate event planner, the Inn at 202 Dover in Easton, MD is simply 'one of the best' experiences. From the quality decor in each of their theme rooms to the gourmet meals, this Inn offers excellence, warmth, comfort and uniqueness. The owners, Ron and Shelby clearly love meeting every guest, and go above and beyond to ensure that everyone is happy. The beds are comfortable, the bathrooms have Jacuzzi tubs and are large and spacious. This is a perfect location for a romantic getaway if you are seeking a quaint town with extraordinary accommodations."

~ Mary Neyhard, CMP