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Features Tilghman Island, The Chesapeake Bay, The Knapps Narrows Bridge, and The Wylder Hotel’s Sea Glass Sipper!

Conde Nast Cover Readers Choice 2018

Top Hotel: Reader’s Choice Awards 2018

Named a Top Hotel in New York State and the Mid-Atlantic in the Reader’s Choice Awards 2018.

Condé Nast Traveler

Inside Hook Wylder

4 Superb New Hotels in Driving Distance From NYC

Wylder won a Condé Nast Traveler Reader’s Choice Award last summer after its inaugural season in business. It sits along the Chesapeake Bay on Tilghman Island, which along with its next-door neighbor, St. Michaels, has a bit of a Cape-Cod-goes-Mid-Atlantic vibe.

Inside Hook

Washington magazine

Amazing Summer Day Trips to Annapolis and the Eastern Shore

The year-old Wylder Hotel (21551 Chesapeake House Dr., Tilghman Island; 877-818-1922), with retro-chic rooms facing a marina, snagged Condé Nast Traveler’s Readers’ Choice Award for the Mid-Atlantic.


Save the Bay Cover

Shaped by the Water

“After my tour, I returned to Wylder, found a table on the deck, and enjoyed a crab cake, salad, and an outstanding, homemade peach cobbler made with local fruit. A rack of kayaks near the shoreline begged me to work off the cobbler the next day.”

Save the Bay

Prop Talk Magazine Cover Nov 2018

Gifts for Boaters: Wylder Hotel Tilghman Island

Gift guide for boaters featuring our Fall and Winter Bonfire Package and details of the complimentary add-ons that come with it all season long.

Prop Talk

Fish and Hunt Maryland

Make it a Waterfowl Festival Weekend!

Easton, Maryland is for fine art, while others will tell you it’s the best place to learn about traditional Eastern Shore heritage, and a hunting buddy might tell you it’s the place to pick up the latest and greatest hunting gear. It truly does have something for everyone and is a great fall weekend trip for the whole family! Featuring Wylder Hotel Tilghman Island.

Fish & Hunt Maryland

Edible Delmarva Logo

Off the Beaten Path

With stylish food, scenic paths and old-school charm, the new Wylder Hotel offers an epicurean escape on Maryland’s Eastern Shore.

Edible Delmarva

Tranquility, oysters and the livin’ is easy

Wylder’s restaurant, called Tickler’s Crab Shack, is worth the trip and there’s a parade of small boats docking for dinner at sundown. It’s the place to indulge fabulous hard-shelled crabs, deliciously spicy on the outside and tender and juicy on the inside. The crabs are steamed fresh as orders come in. Local fish is another specialty, which often sells out quickly on weekend evenings.

The WashingtonTimes

Washington magazine

July 2108: Our Great Big Beach Guide

The outdoor deck [of Ticker’s Crab Shack] overlooking Harris Creek is the place for a mojito and steamed-to-order crabs supplied by the island’s watermen.


The Best Places to Travel in April

Sticking out mid-way into the Chesapeake Bay, about two hours from Baltimore, the Wylder Hotel Tilghman Island sets the stage for rustic relaxation, with its saltwater pools, fire pits, and on-site fishermen.

Travel + Leisure

DC RefinedDC Refined: Take a break at this secluded seaside sanctuary on the Eastern Shore

One of a handful of places to stay on Tilghman Island, Wylder Hotel is an idyllic retreat perfect for a weekend away from reality. The nine-acre waterfront property has a quaint coastal vibe, with 54 guest rooms, enviable views of the Bay, a salt water swimming pool, lush lawns, boat slips, bikes, water equipment, and two dining options.

DC Refined

Spy Report: Checking Out Wylder Hotel on Tilghman Island

Also worthy of note are the two recently opened restaurants on the property, Tickler’s Crab Shack and Bar Mumbo led by Chef Sean Wheaton, the mastermind behind the menus that excite both foodies and hungry guests.

The Talbot Spy

Best Memorial Day Weekend Getaways For New Yorkers

The 3-mile stretch of Tilghman Island offers lots of fun activities like sailing, kayaking, biking, while the sunset views can’t be beat. Of course, you have to enjoy a plate of locally caught blue crabs along with a hand-crafted cocktail. That’s the best part.

CBS New York

There’s Still Time: Four Favorite Hotels for a Mother’s Day Weekend Getaway

[The hotel] will especially appeal to foodies, as the dining experience is led by Chef Sean Wheaton, a seven-year alum of José Andrés’ Think Food Group. Every mom will receive fresh flowers, along with a special photoshoot with the family by a professional photographer on property.


See and Be Scene

Bliss out on the Eastern Shore at The Wylder Hotel Tilghman Island where chef Sean Wheaton helms two of the newly renovated boutique hotels’ restaurants.

Capitol File

14 Hotels With Amazing Perks Just for Mom

The Wylder Hotel Tilghman Island is situated on nine acres of waterfront property and has all sorts of on-site activities: paddleboarding, sailing, bike rides, bocce ball and more.

Red Tricycle

Jose Andres Alum is Now Serving Mid-Atlantic Fare Along the Chesapeake

Sean Wheaton is now head chef of both Bar Mumbo and Tickler’s Crab Shack & Restaurant at the Wylder Hotel Tilghman Island located on Maryland’s Eastern Shore. A former member of the research team and special events crew at José Andrés’ Thinkfoodgroup, Wheaton is now focused on feeding area travelers dishes including littleneck clams steamed in white wine with tasso ham; fried oysters with remoulade; jumbo lump crab cakes; and crack-and-eat seasoned blue crabs.

Eater Washington DC

D.C.-area restaurants celebrate Cinco de Mayo, Kentucky Derby, Mother’s Day

For a Mother’s Day excursion, the newly opened waterfront Wylder Hotel Tilghman Island on Maryland’s Eastern Shore, offers a special brunch. The hotel’s Tickler’s Crab Shack, an indoor-outdoor restaurant with a seasonal open-air counter and outdoor seating on the water, specializes in locally caught blue crabs and Chesapeake fare.

The Washington Times

Iconic Tilghman Island hotel gelling ready for new life

Wylder Hotels chose Tilghman Island for its premier location as a gem of untouched beauty and farmland; the heart and soul of the working waterman.

The Star Democrat

Chesapeake Bay Boating

Now, Harrison’s Chesapeake House is completely renovated and reborn as Wylder Hotel Tilghman Island, making it a destination unto itself as the newest lifestyle resort on the Chesapeake Bay.

PropTalk Magazine April 2018

Maryland’s Wylder Hotel Opening Spring 2018

As a new hospitality brand seeking storied destinations for curious travelers, Wylder Hotels specifically chose Tilghman Island for its premier location as a gem of untouched beauty, farmland and the heart and soul of the working waterman.

Resident Magazine

Your Getaway on an Iconic Island on the Chesapeake Bay Awaits

They’ve taken the iconic old boarding house and completely renovated the interiors, outfitting it with 54 guest rooms (think: dark navy details, golden wood headboards, brass fixtures, rattan lounge chairs), and two restaurants conceived by Chef Sean Wheaton, a seven-year veteran of José Andrés’ Think Food Group.

Urban Daddy

Chesapeake Bay Hotel Reborn

Wylder Hotel Tilghman Island rests on 9 acres, offering a bayside retreat for 54 guest rooms with a seaside cottage look and feel. Being on the bay, 25 boat slips are available, as well as charter fishing excursions and onsite dining offering the best and freshest foods from the Chesapeake.

Family Traveller


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