OVERLOOKING A WIDE EXPANSE of the
Chesapeake Bay, ;e Northampton Hotel
in Cape Charles, Virginia, reopened in May
after a three-year renovation. Originally
built in 1909 as a private home, the property
was expanded and converted into a hotel
in the 1930s, when Cape Charles was a
bustling railroad and ferry hub. ;e hotel
operated until the late 1960s. Over the past
few years, husband and wife Je; and Pam ;ornes, who now
manage the hotel, helped the current owners meticulously
restore the building down to the refinished pine floors. ;e
inn’s five guest rooms feature bathrooms with custom-built
marble-topped vanities, smart TVs and beds so comfortable
you can’t help but catch up on your sleep.
;e three second-floor guest rooms share a large balcony
with bay views. Download the VesselFinder app to learn
where the passing ships are from and what cargo they’re
carrying (some have traveled from as far as Liberia or the
;e hotel features a coastal-themed gift shop and a more
than 100-year-old staircase to a widow’s walk with water
views. Breakfast and lunch are served on the front porch.
Specialties include homemade sweet potato cinnamon rolls
and eggs Benedict.
Boutiques, restaurants and Brown Dog Ice Cream (try the
homemade Belgian wa;e ice cream sandwich) are a short
walk from the hotel. Rates begin at $199.
;e Northampton Hotel, 1 Mason Ave., Cape Charles,
Virginia, 757-695-3750, thenorthampton.com
OPENED IN JUNE, THE 17-story Live! Casino Hotel Maryland in
Hanover has 310 guest rooms and suites, including five spa suites
that each have their own treatment room and private terrace.
;e casino’s Orchid Gaming & Smoking Patio is the region’s first
outdoor gaming and smoking area and features both table games
and slots. Orchid’s bar o;ers an extensive cocktail menu and
specially built humidors stocked with premium cigars.
David’s, the on-site restaurant named after David Cordish, the
chairman of ;e Cordish Companies, which owns and operates
Live!, o;ers an eclectic menu of global flavors and 24-hour breakfast
service (breakfast is his favorite meal). Other options include ;e
Prime Rib, Bobby’s Burger Palace, ;e Cheesecake Factory, 8 at Luk
Fu (featuring sushi and sashimi) and Italian gelato eatery Luckies.
Entertainment at Live! can be found at the 1,500-seat Event
Center. Scheduled acts include comedians Dane Cook on Sept. 15
and Tracy Morgan (of Saturday Night Live fame) on Oct. 20, and
former Prince friend and drummer extraordinaire Sheila E. on
Oct. 27. ;e contemporary guest rooms o;er a respite from the
hullabaloo with pillow top mattresses and Ultra HD 55-inch TVs.
Rates begin at $169 per night.
Live! Casino Hotel Maryland, 7002 Arundel Mills, Circle #7777,
Hanover, Maryland, 855-563-5483, livecasinohotel.com ■
GAMBLE THE NIGHT AWAY
The Northampton Hotel (right)
was recently renovated and has
views of the Chesapeake Bay.