This morning, we were blessed to wake up the most beautiful Eastern Shore sunrise. Not only were Marylands sweetest birds chirping and foxes playing with each other on the water front; but two double rainbows were arched directly over the Inn. It was absolutely breathtaking and left our normally talkative Innkeeper, speechless. We thought we would share it's wonderous beauty with all of you.
The Staff at Combsberry would like to wish you a Happy and Prosperous New Year! We thank you for your support, your business and your loyalty in the previous years and look forward to your next visit with us.
This New Years morning is a cold one, and our resident deer are out feeding on the back lawn. Squirrels are forever chasing each other and gathering nuts. Blue Jays and Cardinals, too, are bickering over what is theirs. The scene is busy, but of nothing greater than quiet serenity and Mother Nature at her best. Scenes like this are a treat to many of our city living guests. We would love to host you for a weekend so you may experience all that the Eastern Shore of Maryland has to offer. Our elegant rooms feature comfortable beds, gas or wood burning fireplaces, jacuzzi tubs and endless excitment watching the world whirl by outside.
If you were proposed to over the holidays, we welcome your inquiries about weddings at our facility. Situated on 35 waterfront acres, we will positively make your big day a stunning one. A day you will obviously remember, and so too will your guests. Our Innkeeper has a wealth of knowledge on weddings and would be more than happy to help you decide if Combsberry is the setting for your Happy Ever After. Please feel free to call her, anytime, at 410-226-5353 or email email@example.com with your questions.
Again, we welcome you into this New Year. "We will open the book. Its pages are blank. We are going to put words on them ourselves. The book is called Opportunity and its first chapter is New Year’s Day." ~Edith Lovejoy Pierce
One always has to know when a stage comes to an end. If we insist on staying longer than the necessary time, we lose the happiness and the meaning of the other stages we have to go through.
Closing cycles, shutting doors, ending chapters – whatever name we give it, what matters is to leave in the past the moments of life that have finished.
Did you lose your job? Has a loving relationship come to an end? Did you leave your parents’ house? Gone to live abroad? Has a long-lasting friendship ended all of a sudden?
You can spend a long time wondering why this has happened.
You can tell yourself you won’t take another step until you find out why certain things that were so important and so solid in your life have turned into dust, just like that.
But such an attitude will be awfully stressing for everyone involved: your parents, your husband or wife, your friends, your children, your sister.
Everyone is finishing chapters, turning over new leaves, getting on with life, and they will all feel bad seeing you at a standstill.
Things pass, and the best we can do is to let them really go away.
That is why it is so important (however painful it may be!) to destroy souvenirs, move, give lots of things away to orphanages, sell or donate the books you have at home.
Everything in this visible world is a manifestation of the invisible world, of what is going on in our hearts – and getting rid of certain memories also means making some room for other memories to take their place.
Let things go. Release them. Detach yourself from them.
Nobody plays this life with marked cards, so sometimes we win and sometimes we lose.
Do not expect anything in return, do not expect your efforts to be appreciated, your genius to be discovered, your love to be understood.
Stop turning on your emotional television to watch the same program over and over again, the one that shows how much you suffered from a certain loss: that is only poisoning you, nothing else.
Nothing is more dangerous than not accepting love relationships that are broken off, work that is promised but there is no starting date, decisions that are always put off waiting for the “ideal moment.”
Before a new chapter is begun, the old one has to be finished: tell yourself that what has passed will never come back.
Remember that there was a time when you could live without that thing or that person – nothing is irreplaceable, a habit is not a need.
This may sound so obvious, it may even be difficult, but it is very important.
Closing cycles. Not because of pride, incapacity or arrogance, but simply because that no longer fits your life.
Shut the door, change the record, clean the house, shake off the dust.
Stop being who you were, and change into who you are.
CHRISTMAS AT COMBSBERRY - Gather your family together and come and celebrate an old fashioned Christmas in a 1730's English Country Manor Home. We will do the decorating and provide materials for wreath making and cookie baking. Family members can choose between The Manor House, the Carriage House and our pet friendly Oxford Cottage. No need to leave Fido at Home! Play board games in front of cozy fireplaces and bring the family together in a fabulous kitchen having dinner catered in or cooking together. We will be happy to do the shopping ahead of time for you and provide the centerpiece. Rediscover the real meaning of Christmas at Combsberry. (No breakfast or maid service/ 3 night minimum stay required.)
The Main 1730 Manor House rents for $750 a night and sleeps 9 people. This home has a huge kitchen, a formal dining room and kitchen, a library stocked with books and games. Guest rooms vary and include a king size bed, two queens and a combination of fireplaces and tubs. Fireplaces are scattered throughout the house, the entire house sits upon a private cove and a sprawling thirty five acre lot. A three night minimum stay is required.
Our Carriage House rents for $500 a night and sleeps 4 people. This home has an open floor plan to include a kitchen, dining room and living room with gas fireplace. Two bedrooms are included with king sized beds, gas fireplaces, and Jacuzzi tubs/showers. The home has a large front porch, a private driveway and an excellent view of the water. A three night minimum stay is required.
The Oxford Cottage rents for $300 a night and sleeps 2 people. It includes a kitchenette, a spacious bathroom with a Jacuzzi tub and shower, a living room with a wood burning fireplace. Upstairs, is the bedroom with a queen sized bed and the closest water views on the property. This house is pet friendly and has its own enclosed patio. A three night stay is required.
If you are interested in running away for the holidays, call or email today! We can be reached at 410-226-5353 or by visiting our website at www.combsberryinn.com.
It's hammock weather, friends! Come laze by the shores of Island Creek. Bed and breakfast included. :)
Call or email our Innkeeper today - 410-226-5353 or firstname.lastname@example.org
|We had some very special visitors who shared their Easter traditions with us from countries around the world. Many times these traditions are brought with the families to the United States and kept going throughout the years. What wonderful memories!
Kids that were friends traded one hardboiled, painted egg with each other and tried to see who could be the first to throw a coin into the egg! Sounds easier than it is. You have to throw at a minimum speed to get it to stay in the egg as opposed to chip it and bounce off. Determined by the child's age (or adult's), is how many feet away from the eggs you stand, and take turns throwing the coins. Whoever gets one in first wins! (And usually eats the egg.)
This tradition started in Hungary years ago. My parents passed it on to me, and I to my kids.
Note: It helps to have a towel underneath the eggs as it could get a little messy once mastered and to prevent chipping a wall! Dimes seem to work best.
My mother taught me to make lovely Ukrainian Easter eggs in a style specific to the Lemko region of the Ukraine.The two of us have taught many, many others how to do this from Girl Scout Troops, to personal friends & family over the years. My Grandma taught my Mom this art & it is even more special to me because my Grandma died when my Mom was only 10 yrs. old. I feel that we are keeping my Grandmother, Paraska's spirit more alive by painting these eggs & showing others how to do them. ~Judy
Easter is a the most celebrated holiday in the life of a Greek family. As a child I have wonderful "fragrant" memories of all of the traditional preparations for Easter. The scent of gardenias and burning candles, for the midnight procession, in which the parishoners circle the church at midnight holding candles, while the priest blesses the church and all that are present. When we arrive home after church, the smell of lemon, egg & rice soup also called Avgolemono, greets us at the door and we dive in, after a long lenten fast. Easter Sunday is always spent with as many family members as possible, who all bring their specialities for us to share, like delicious homemade cookies, traditional Tsoureki bread with red eggs imbedded in the dough and my favorite, Baklava and other types of syrup pastries. These traditions have been celebrated through countless generations of our family and we work very hard to keep them alive for future generations. Young children participate in the cooking and baking and they hear all of the wonderful stories of Easters past, that are exchanged at this time. These are memories that they will pass on to their children, as I have to my son. One day it will be his turn to keep the memories alive!
My memory of Easter traditions start at the age of four and a half. I was living with my grandparents in their bungalow in Milngavie, Scotland. On easter Saturday my Aunt hard boiled some eggs. These were allowed to cool and then the children were allowed to paint them. Easter Sunday we took them to the top of the garden,then let them roll down the hill. There was great exitment to see which egg reached the bottom first.
We are Polish and I always love getting the Easter basket that we would have blessed ready. It would be filled with Easter eggs,butter lamb, ham, Polish sauage, horseradish, homemade bread . And other little goodies like chocolate bunnies for us kids. But most of all I love the time spent with my sister and my Mom preparing it all.
courtesy of: http://oldfashionedliving.com/eastermem.html
According to the U.S. Census Bureau, the 1990 average home price in Maryland was $148,000. 21 years later, according to the Md. Association of Realtors, the average home sale in Talbot County was $399,300. An investment gain of about 160% is reason to give real estate investment a closer look. A home purchased within the last five years, depending on location and price, may have decreased in value, however, if you borrowed money to purchase the house, the interest portion of your mortgage payments are being deducted from your taxable income, thus translating into tax savings. And currently, interest rates are at an all-time low, making real estate an even more attractive investment. It is a buyer's market and Talbot County, located on Maryland's Eastern Shore, is a desirable location, with its deep endless miles of deep waterfront and proximity to Washington, D.C., Annapolis, Baltimore, Philadelphia and New York.
While searching for that perfect permanent or vacation home, why not stay at Combsberry Inn? Combsberry Inn is a 1720 English Country Manor House that offers the nostalgia of the past with the modern conveniences of the future. Located off of Island Creek, its water views showcase waterfowl and wildlife sightings. Crab and fish off of the pier or canoe and kayak in the protected cove among heron, swan and Canadian geese. After an exciting day looking at Oxford or St. Michaels's premium properties, relax in front of the fireplace with a glass of wine. After dining at one of the area's fine restaurants, enjoy a bubble bath in the Jacuzzi before slipping into the king size bed dressed with soft sheets still smelling of the fresh outdoors, because that is where they were hung to dry! In the morning, one is greeted with the tantalizing aroma of: fresh brewed coffee, sizzling bacon, blueberry pancakes and home made cinnamon rolls to fortify you for another day of house hunting! The added bonus is that once you have found that perfect home, you will know the perfect place to send all of those out of town guests who will be appearing on your doorstep once they know that you have moved to the Eastern Shore of Maryland, the land of pleasant living.