Sunday, January 14, 2018

WINTER BLUES BREAKER & any excuse for romance!

Winter Blues Breaker & Any excuse for Romance ! 

We could all use a bit of enticement to leave the 'den' during the hibernation season...maybe a little nudge of something to look forward here you go folks!

'THE BLUES BREAKER'-winter enticement pricing!

Reserve any 2 night getaway at The Lazyjack Inn & your second night is 50% off of our low season rate! Choose from either  the East or West Rooms, each with private bath or  step up your escape and reserve either The Garden or Nellie Byrd Suite.  

Call us directly and use Code ' WINTER2018' to secure
your special rate- 1-800-690-5080 .  Pricing valid now thru April 30th, 2018.
excepting February 9th thru February 17th 2018.

Thanks St. Valentine....Any Excuse for Romance!

Reserve any 2 night stay between Friday February 9th & Sunday February 17th and get a little extra love from your Innkeepers-
We've been lucky to host many an anniversary, engagement & honeymoon celebration....and of course, St. Valentines Day.

Arrive to a decadent  sampler of local handmade sweets & Prosecco in your room,  If you are dining out we are happy to assist you with your reservations ahead of time.  
Enjoy the fireplace in our library or if you have reserved one of our Suites, the fireplace and jacuzzi tub in your room!

Reserve your Romantic Getaway now by calling us directly and using 
CODE: LOVE2018.  1-800-690-5080

You will be treated to two of Carols favorite breakfasts during your stay ! 

Morning One


Over-filled Apple Cinnamon Tarts w/ heavy Cream & Berry Reduction
Herbed Eggs on Grilled Portobello-Micro Greens & Balsamic Reduction

Morning Two 

'Champagne' Fruit & Berries on Vanilla Greek Yogurt

Baked Filled French Toast & Bacon Twists

As always, we are proud to serve locally roasted organic fair trade coffee from RISEUP COFFEE ROASTERS and offer a wide selection of teas as well.  Should you have special dietary needs please let us know at the time of your reservation and we will do our best to accomodate you!  

Saturday, December 16, 2017

Settle in and Re-Charge

A new year, a time for reflection , a time to catch your breath...The December holiday season is upon us ..a time of celebration for many.Gathering for shared meals, secretly searching for a special gift...the perfect token for each recipient.

The season can bring us the  opportunity to be truly grateful for our friends & family .
It can be a challenging season ....Short days, cold and dark....the warmth of spring seems an awfully long way away.To receive the true gifts of Winter, you need to slow down.....give yourself the gift of regeneration.

Winter is recognizable as a time of relative calm  – a period of  dormancy,  a time when we  quiet ourselves to receive a delicate sort of wisdom that whispers to our heart and soul...

That is, if we’re listening… 

So as you roll through the jubilation of the holiday season and into the dark winter of the new year, remember to give pause, make time to reflect, slow down and rest...enjoy the bliss of dormancy before the dynamic energy of Spring arrives and pushes all of life into a new expression. 

Wishing each of you a genuinely beautiful holiday season, may it be filled with people that you love, opportunities for new friendships and gratitude for the gifts in  your lives.

If a winter retreat fits into your 'winter regeneration' give us a call to find the perfect space here at The Lazyjack Inn.

Warmest Wishes, 

Mike & Carol 

Sunday, October 22, 2017

The Wisdom of Folklore, Embracing Transition with Gratitude...

Pondering over coffee this morning, watching the mist hover over the harbor, the stirrings of the community after our biggest 'shin-dig', Tilghman Island Day, where it is possible that folks had a bit too much fine fare and drink..but never too much laughter and good times!

October....on the verge of Novermber, Autumn, it seems to have happened so quickly this year but then again, maybe not....It starts really with the departure of  'our Osprey' of the first signs that the summer season is coming to a close. And then comes the bounty of the next season.

Early each Autumn the Osprey depart for South America....

The air begins to crisp up in the mornings, the leaves slowly change , the Chesapeake Bay cools down and beneath the surface of this immense body of water that we get to call home....there are hundreds of changes taking place...including the movement of the bluecrabs to deeper water.  

"When the Monarchs head south, the bluecrabs move to deeper water." (j.fleming)

OysterFest Saturday October 28th, 10AM-4PM

The Oyster Season begins, the days still feel surpringly warm and hint at the past summer but eventurally the local Watermen change thier gear to thermals and Grundens.  The mornings are darker, the sunset comes sooner and then there are  white wisps from the woodstove chimneys and Oyster Chowder on every  menu.  Outdoor dining fire pits , mulled wine and cider, scarves and mittens on the monthly local gallery walks.

Know Good Farm- Local growers of land and sea bounty!

Sometimes life throws change at us like a fast pitch.  We don't have the luxury of gradual adaptation , there is no time to gracefully transition.  For those of us lucky enough to live on the Eastern Shore of Maryland, Mother Nature affords us with that luxury at the change of each season....and it's good to be reminded of that. 

We invite you to come on over....take in the sights, meander the crisp paths of local conservation spots, indulge in the bounty of the Chesapeake Harvest, meet the growers and the catchers....throw a little 'slow' into your seasonal shift!  

Reserve your get-away at The Lazyjack Inn today!

Friday, October 6, 2017

The Comfort Zone of 'rote' and the beauty outside of the box...

While there is certainly much to be said about the discipline and efficiency of routine there is a 'flip side' to that organizational coin.

Sunday, July 23, 2017

Dog Days of Summer...gettin' a bad rep!

Summer time on Marylands Eastern Shore....every year as we roll towards the middle of July ...and into August we all respond in seeming shock to the heat ...The infamous HUMIDITY...the arrival of the 'nettles (aka jellies, jellyfish).

It's all the talk around town, on the street, at the market...As if we have never experienced this if it's a new phenomenon. 

We say, BRING IT ON!!!  

 Bring on the most incredible golden pink sunrises!  Bring on that cool brackish water spray up on the bow of the boat, or from your jet ski! 

Bring on the frozen glory of  that ice cream cone at a shady table on the street!  Bring on those spicy steamed crabs and that COLD COLD  beer!  

Bring on those breathtaking hot pink sunsets night after glorious night...the most beautiful of the year!  

Really, these are the days that we wait for all year long, summer on the Eastern Shore...

So Come on Over and celebrate them with us..

The Dog Days of Summer!

Sunday, June 18, 2017

It's all about the people

 It's all about the people....have no doubts about this.

Starting the Lazyjack Inn 26 years ago was a 'second go-round' from a career standpoint. Truth be told, it just was one of those things that manifested...Mike 'retired' from the Architectural and Home building industry, we did the dance of huge life transition . We shifted to the Eastern Shore, a place that we had great love for after years of sailing the Chesapeake.  We were just going to sail for a year...or more and then a good friend said  "open a B&B, you're perfect for it"

Thus began our time on Tilghman Island, a place like many other small villages, that is really all about the people.  As we 'grew' the Lazyjack Inn (literally, starting with two guest rooms) we quickly realized that our connection to the guests, the opportunity to get these short 2 or 3 days glimpses into the lives of others was  the key to it all....a gift.

Over the years there have been some guests that have become the dearest of friends, some guests who have shared incredible personal stories, passed on powerful words of wisdom (usually without realizing it), and yes, some guests that we didn't quite hit it off with (we are all humans after all!) but even those times offer a lesson and growth!

One of the very best times operating the B&B is that time after the breakfast is served, when we are in the kitchen getting things back in order's the sound of the guests, in dialog, laughing , sharing their stories, finding common interests, or not....that time when we are just observers of what might be a fleeting human connection.  
What happens when the guests leave us?  Have they exchanged numbers? Will they reconnect? Become friends?  Will they talk about each other in the car on the way home...but never see each other again?

So I suppose that this Blog entry is really a little selfish, a conversation with ourselves, a reminder that we are sharing with really is our connection with people that is our purpose here...not just 'here' as in Tilghman Island, but 'HERE' in this world.  
It's too terribly easy to get caught up in the hustle, to run through our daily tasks by rote, to miss those moments with the people around us.

So this Father's Day we say Thank you the hundreds of folks who have stayed here and given us that gift of human connection...


Monday, May 29, 2017

Never a Dull Moment, unless .....

Never a dull moment, unless that's what you're looking for...

Some folks come to the shore for a special event, family wedding , reunion, art festival....Some come to do absolutely nothing, on purpose!

Live at The Avalon Theater...Jennifer Knapp
For those traveling by boat Talbot County is known for some of the best 'stop-overs' on The Chesapeake.   Back in the day, when our kids were small and we loaded up to sail every weekend, Tilghman Island, Knapps Narrows, St Michael's (for a grocery run!) and Oxford were all well known haunts for us.  Some great memories!

St. Michael's Brew Fest 2017      
No matter your intention for your get away....there are endless options of every ilk here in Talbot, festivals, farmers markets, lighthouse's, sailing, kayaks, biking, SUP....and OH the food!!!!!
Plein Aire Concert Series Easton

What you do and what pace you choose to do it are all up to you
Whether wandering the back streets of the historic district, people watching at one of the outdoor waterfront restaurants, poking around in the boutiques, or paddling the creeks and'll be making memories of your own to look back on over the years!  Let us know how we can help you with your plan...and enjoy your time here in Talbot County!