Here are a few more photos from Tom and Jodie's August Wedding, courtesy of Simply Gorgeous Photography. Enjoy!!!
Waterfowl Festival is soon approaching the Eastern shore. Three days full of paying homage to the annual migrating Canada geese, and many other species of waterfowl, flying overhead. Easton closes colonial streets, decorates historic buildings with natural greens, and recruits 1,500 volunteers to greet 13,000 visitors and 300 of the nation's finest wildlife artists, craftsmen and vendors with a ready smile and a helping hand.
Excitement radiates throughout the town and neighboring St. Michaels, Oxford and Tilghman Island. Enjoy the 39th annual Festival, the tributaries of the Chesapeake Bay, fine restaurants, and quaint shops lining historic streets of Easton. Afterwards, please come to see what The Combsberry Inn has to offer.
We are located between the towns of Oxford and Easton, and sit on the finest 35 acres of waterfront property on the Eastern Shore of Maryland. Escape the hustle and bustle of city life, and enjoy a glass of wine and a wood burning fireplace at our relaxing retreat. Book today by calling 410-226-5353.
We were blessed to host the wedding of Sindy & Alex this past weekend. A lovely couple, a lovely day! Read what the NY Times has to say about the blushing bride and groom!
Sindy Subance and Alexander von Ziegesar
Published: September 10, 2010
Sindy Subance and Alexander von Ziegesar were married Friday in Oxford, Md. The Rev. Kevin Cross, an Episcopal priest, performed the ceremony at the Church of the Holy Trinity, where he is the rector.
Earlier in the day, Pandit Surindra Sharma, a Hindu priest, officiated at another ceremony at the Combsberry Inn in Oxford.
Mrs. von Ziegesar, 30, is a vice president for account management at Grey Advertising in New York. She graduated from Hamilton College and received a master’s in strategic communication from Columbia.
She is a daughter of Silvy and Sonny Subance of New York. The bride’s father is the maintenance supervisor at the Marriott Marquis Hotel in New York.
Mr. von Ziegesar, 35, is the head of domestic institutional sales at BBVA Asset Management in New York. He sells management services to pension funds, foundations, endowments and other institutional investors. He graduated from the University of Vermont and received a master’s degree in international finance and business from Columbia University.
He is the son of Mary W. von Ziegesar of Burlington, Vt., and the late Ulrich von Ziegesar, who lived in Miami. The bridegroom’s mother is the executive vice president of Lion & Davis, a real estate brokerage in Burlington.
"Til Death do us Part"
An Evening of Love, Marriage & Murder
A Murder Mystery Party
Presented by The Combsberry Inn
October 30, 2010
Your presence is requested to celebrate the union of
with a wedding reception you won’t soon forget.
As friends and family come together for a night of food and fun, it will quickly turn into a night of mystery and mayhem–
leaving one of the guests murdered! And you and your guests are left to solve the crime...
Hmmmmm…… Will it be the jealous ex-boyfriend who is to blame?
Or, the father of the bride who opposed the marriage from the start? Oh my goodness!!!
Could it be the bridesmaid who longs to be a bride?
Eeeeek! Or possibly the estranged uncle that has wasted away his family fortune?
As the night progresses, secrets will be revealed, motives exposed and your sleuthing skills will be put to the test.
What will you say when it is your turn to finger the culprit?
Speak now or forever a "killer" will roam free on Marylands Eastern Shore…
*A two night minimum is required this weekend for guests staying at The Combsberry Inn. Limited space is available.
What better way to celebrate Halloween than a Murder Mystery Party in a 300 year old Historic Inn?
Call us at 410-226-5353 or email Combsberry@yahoo.com to reserve your space today!
Greetings from Combsberry Inn, Oxford, Md. As the seasons turn and Fall makes it way to the Eastern Shore of Maryland there is an exciting event happening at the Chesapeake Bay Maritime Museum located in St.Michaels, Md, a hop skip and jump away from Oxford. This event features car collectors from all over the world. On display at the event are motorcars made between 1900 and 1942, known as the Golden Age of Motoring.
Early cars were easily identified as horseless carriages because they resembled early carriages powered by engines. This made the car a utilitarian vehicle but that was just the beginning of the consumers' romance with cars. The term Concours d'Elegance dates back to 17th-cenury France when aristocrats would parade their horse-drawn carriages in the parks of Paris. It was the French who coined the term automobile. Competition evolved from the performance of the car versus the overall appearance of it.
Combsberry Bed and Breakfast easily identifies with the evolution of utility blending with elegance. This elegant waterfront estate was established in 1730 and the history dates back to a picture with one of the original families posing with an original car of that period. We are located on 30 acres of historic, waterfront property that blends old time hospitality, luxurious bedrooms with fireplaces and gourmet breakfasts.
As you plan your visit to Maryland's Eastern Shore on Sept 26, 2010 to attent the fourth annual St. Micheals Concours d'Elegance, be sure to book your private suite, overlooking a cove filled with geese, to ensure a perfect weekend.
Many people visit the Eastern Shore to enjoy the quieter side of life. A walk by the water, ice cream at the pier, a nice dinner followed by a relaxing restful sleep at Combsberry Inn. What many people aren't aware of is the fact that Oxford has it's very own talented theatre troupe! As quoted on the TAPS website http://www.tredavonplayers.org/:
"The Tred Avon Players, Inc. (“TAP”) is a non-profit Maryland corporation, organized in 1982 to present plays and musicals in the then newly-renovated Oxford Community Center (“OCC”), an abandoned school building which was saved from the wrecking ball by a group of public spirited citizens. Since the first sold-out melodramas in August of 1982, TAP has grown in community stature and artistic merit to present four (sometimes five) plays and musicals each year for ever-growing numbers of residents on and visitors to the most livable town on the Eastern Shore.
TAP’s mission statement is simple: To motivate and train local volunteers in all the theatrical arts and to present the best possible production of a wide variety of enjoyable shows.
Although a surprising number of our on-stage volunteers have professional training and experience, each one is a true amateur – a lover of the stage!"
Today is the final TAPS Summer Performance of "Leading Ladies" directed by Pat Murphy Sheehy. "Another backstage farce by America’s master of laugh-a-second comedy. A potent mixture of Charly’s Aunt and The Importance of Being Earnest with lots of romantic nonsense and hilarious identity switching that is guaranteed to have you weeping with laughter. If you loved Moon Over Buffalo (and who didn’t?), you’ll die for Leading Ladies."
For the Fall Season, TAPS will be presenting the show "Lives Interrupted", "a World War II Musical Revue, created and produced by Robyn Mendelsohn & Steve Clyburn, directed and book by Betty Dorbin, musical direction by Marcia Gilliam.
All the favorite songs from WW II woven together in a family story that mirrors the experiences all Americans shared. A must for veterans and their families, students (of all ages) and everyone who wants to re-live the moments and hear the music of the Greatest Generation. Friday and Saturday October 22, 23, 29, 30 November 5 & 6 at 8 pm; Sunday October 24, 31 & November 7 at 2 pm; Thursday November 4 at 7 pm."
Who can think of a better way to spend the evening than live theatre, a walk on Oxfords very own Strand Beach, followed by a night in a lovely 1730 Manor House? Not me! Come visit the Eastern Shore and see what all the fuss is all about...
It is very common for our guests to leave here saying they feel rested, rejuvenated and that they have gone on a luxurious vacation to a different country - yet are just an hour and a half from their home. The Combsberry Inn Bed and Breakfast is just a hop, skip and a jump away from DC, Baltimore, Annapolis and Philadelphia. However as you drive down our lane, you will find a serene paradise waiting for you at the end of the drive.
We are dedicated to providing our guests with the highest level of customer service, without being intrusive. If you are looking for peace and quiet - we have that. If you are looking for a sort of charm that Norman Rockefeller would envy - we have that too. Read on to hear what our most recent weekend guests, Bill and Peggy, had to say about their stay. We hope their words will inspire you to come and experience this hidden retreat for yourselves.
"Wanted to write a quick note to say how very much Peggy and I enjoyed our stay with you at the Combsberry Inn this past weekend. The room we had was perfect for us and the care you put into keeping it and the house that way was greatly appreciated. The breakfasts were fantastic; in fact I'd love to get your recipes for the Colorado Egg Souffle and your Peach French Toast if you are willing to share them and have the time to write. Again, many thanks for your warm hospitality and sunny disposition."
Your mother always told you that breakfast was the most important meal of the day. The staff at the Combsberry Inn believes this is true as well! To beat the summer heat, we have been serving delicious and nutritious smoothies to our beloved guests. They are a hit and we thought we would share this cool treat with you!
- 2 fresh peaches, peeled and quartered
- 1/2 cup fresh blueberries
- 1/2 banana
- 2 Tbsp Honey
- 2 tsp Vanilla Extract
- 1 cup Vanilla Yogurt
- 4 cups Orange Juice
Add fruit to the blender. Top with yogurt, honey and vanilla extract. Cover with juice. Blend until smooth, serve and enjoy!
The City of Easton, Maryland will be hosting their 6th Annual Plein Arts Competition and Festival July 19-25, 2010. Painting en plein air (French for 'in the open air") simply means painting outdoors and in the moment, depicting images taken directly from life. This form of art was founded in Europe during the 19th Century and was inspired by Impressionist greats such as
There is simply no finer place to paint, en plein air, than the grounds of Combsberry. With 35 sprawling waterfront acres one can find a picture perfect view in any direction. Whether it be farmland from behind our historic bank barn; heron and osprey enjoying their home on Brighmans Cove; or the nearly 300 year old Manor House - Combsberry would surely tempt any artists pallette.
Combsberry Inn islocated just 8 miles from the City of Easton, down a secluded lane... We have all the modern amenities of a luxury hotel yet offer the peace and serenity that you have been looking for. We are the retreat you have dreamt of - whether to paint your next masterpiece, en plein air, or simply to enjoy life en plein air on the Eastern Shore of Maryland.... Channel your inner Monet and book today.
"Forget not that the earth delights to feel your bare feet and the winds long to play with your hair." ~Kahlil Gibran
This past weekend the city of Cambridge, Maryland hosted the Eagleman Ironman 70.3 Triathlon. It involved 1.2 miles of swimming, 13.1 miles of running and a 56 mile bike ride. Combsberry was the perfect place to get a little R&R for two such competitors.
Melissa and her husband came to us from Fairfax Station, Virginia. Meanwhile, John and his lovely wife were our guests from the rocky coasts of Maine. Both John and Melissa were ready and revved up to go by the time Sunday morning arrived. Both returned a little tired, a little hungry and thirsty - but with a great sense of accomplishment! The course was long, it was hot, and humidity was at a high in Talbot County yesterday yet they both made it through the gruelling course. John, a true inspiration to all, received a medal as he came in fourth in his age group. That age range is 70-74 years young!
We at the Combsberry Inn Bed and Breakfast have been very proud to host these two exceptional athletes. We are even happier that today they are using today as a place of respite before they return home. Needless to say, both are being pampered by our own Innkeeper today - and anything they wish, they receive. Both are extremely gracious and the largest request so far has been simply an extra piece of leftover Crab Quiche.
John very kindly remarked this afternoon that he has traveled the world, has stayed at countless fine Inns and Bed and Breakfasts and Combsberry tops his list! He stated he feels at peace here, as comfortable as if he was in his own home, and also loves the fact that he practically has a wildlife preserve in his very own backyard.
Thank you John and Melissa for choosing Combsberry as your resting place before the big race... We are impressed by your strength, endurance and determination! You are welcome back next year, we will make sure to have plenty of carbohydrate loaded meals for you!