Rare opportunity to own a turnkey business in this popular town
Built in 1790, when George Washington was president, this magnificent property, currently being operated as a romantic bed and breakfast, is located in the heart of popular Easton, Maryland. The calm and splendor of the Bartlett Pear Inn and the Eastern Shore provides a lovely escape year round for its many visitors from Washington, D.C., Baltimore, Philadelphia, New York and across the country.
Located at 28 Harrison Street South, the Bartlett Pear Inn is listed by Gary Marquardt and Annie Raymond in the Easton/St. Michaels Road office of Long & Foster | Christie’s International Real Estate for $1.295 million.
“This is a fabulous opportunity to own a slice of history and a profitable business at the same time,” said Marquardt and Raymond. “Full of Eastern Shore charm and an unbeatable location in the center of Easton with close proximity to major cities, the property is ideal as an established business or as a spectacular family home.”
With eight bedrooms, seven full and two half bathrooms, the 10,251 square-foot property has been operating as an inn for ten years, but it can also be used as a lovely private residence. During that time, the inn was also the home of a five-star restaurant, which became a top destination for Washington, D.C. politicians, food critics and other notable professionals – all providing rave reviews not just of the food, but of the beauty and comfort of this historic inn.
The Bartlett Pear Inn, with its location in the center of town, is convenient to all of the wonderful shops and restaurants offered by Easton. Arriving at the inn, you first notice its three-story, tall stature with upper and lower front porches for relaxing and enjoying a drink. In the evening, the property shines like a jewel with dramatic lighting, showcasing its fine architectural details.
Inside, the inn combines old and new in a harmonious blend. Lovingly maintained, it features many Federal-style touches including original wainscoting, millwork mantels and hardwood floors complimented by contemporary colors on the walls, rugs and furniture. Enjoy breakfast in the large sun-filled dining room with a bay window overlooking the patio and garden. There are also several rooms for relaxing on this level including a living room/parlor with gas fireplace, and a screened-in porch.
Upstairs, you’ll find seven ensuite bedrooms – some with private sitting rooms – all well-decorated in cheerful, vibrant colors. An additional room upstairs is currently being used as a spa area. A wide central hall leads to the second floor balcony to enjoy a good book or for quiet reflection.
The Bartlett Pear Inn presents a unique opportunity for a buyer in search of a turn-key business. The inn is being sold fully furnished and doubles as an event and wedding venue. Also included with the sale is the guest list and management system.
For more information and photos of this stunning, historic property, please visit the property page. You can reach Gary Marquardt at 410-725-6238 or Annie Raymond at 410-310-9387.