Had a wonderful stay at this gorgeous home! Plenty of space for sleeping, eating and relaxing. The pool was perfect for lounging and swimming. The proximity to Chestertown was convenient and the owners were great to work with. Highly recommend!
You Might Not Want to Leave
The Hoon family has done an amazing job of restoring and maintaining wonderful Thornton. Just outside of historic Chestertown, Thornton is an ideal location for family gatherings or corporate get-a-ways. Our group felt so at home there. Thornton is very comfortably appointed, very spacious, and full of history. We’ve traveled the world, and have found few places nicer. Highly recommended. The only problem is that you might not want to leave!
Dave C., Williamsburg, VA
The Best of Everything
What an amazing home! Historic, comfortable, beautiful, restful and fun! Every inch of this home is well appointed. There is plenty of room to gather together or to find a quiet nook to get away from it all with a good book. The grounds are gorgeous and impeccably kept. Great open spaces for viewing wildlife or going for a walk. Beautiful modern kitchen that is well stocked with great workspace. This truly is a place that has the BEST of everything! Owners are amazing…very friendly and accommodating and made sure we had everything we needed!
Heather Y., Amissville, VA
Total Privacy and Tranquility
A friend and I stayed at Thornton in January. It was terrific. The house is beautifully appointed with high ceilings, magnificent woodwork, a gourmet kitchen, a wet bar and audio throughout. We enjoyed a bottle of “Morgan Merlot” made from the grapes grown in the small vineyard in front of the house. Outside, there is a feeling of total privacy and tranquility. While we were there, Canadian geese were feeding and honking in the fields. Fantastic. We did not use the fire pit made from stones taken from the Thornton fields, but it looks like fun, and we will do so the next time.
While this place is perfect for family vacations, it is also just right for 3 or 4 couples who want “to get away from it all” for some time to enjoy the finest of Eastern Shore living. Bravo.
If Walls Could Talk
If only Thornton’s walls could talk! What wonderful stories would come forth, I’m sure. The Hoon family is to be congratulated for their preservation of this important piece of the past – and allowing others to enjoy it’s many charms.Very convenient to the charms of historic Chestertown, but removed and peacefully quiet, we found all of the amenities one could possibly want.Beautiful grounds to walk a vineyard to inspect, a gourmet kitchen and all the comforts of home!
It’s at the top of our recommendation list.
What a Beautiful Home
What a beautiful home!! Plenty of space for a few families. The kitchen is FULLY equipped, they didn’t miss a thing. Beds are very comfortable and the bedrooms are cheerful and spacious. We went with 2 other couples and kids and our stay was very enjoyable! The pool was great addition and the grounds were perfect for an evening walk. The town of Chestertown is beautiful. Good restaurants if you want to venture out and the farmers market was fantastic. I would highly recommend a visit to this beautiful home!
L. G., Towson, MD
Owners Were a Fantastic Resource
What a great trip and stay! The pictures definitely don’t do Thornton justice! The house is perfect for a large group and the landscape is stunning. Our group had never been to Chestertown, but the owners were a fantastic resource for local attractions and places to go/see (big thank you to Lisa for answering all of our questions and for all of the great recommendations!). For us the combination of the houses privacy, the activities to do on site and having quaint downtown Chestertown just a short drive away made our trip to Thornton a fun yet relaxing getaway. We’ll definitely be back!
G. A., Washington, DC