Giles Brent Room

Giles Brent Room

When not rented as part of the Margaret & Giles Brent Suite this spacious room is available separately. The room consists of a large sitting room/bedroom with a King-size bed, glorious north and easterly sunrise views over St. Jerome’s Creek and the Chesapeake Bay. The room offers a natural stone (gas) fireplace, ceiling fan, and private bath facilities with a skylight. Bathroom finishes are natural stone/marble/granite, European ceramic, and oak. The room adjoins the spacious common guest deck with unsurpassed views and providing space for socializing, a wet bar, coffee/tea station, and comfortable outdoor and indoor seating. The total Room is 287 square feet.

Want Extra Space and Luxury?

This room can be booked in conjunction with the Margaret Brent Suite! Add both The Margaret Brent Suite and the Giles Brent Room to your reservation. The two rooms are directly connected by interior, soundproof doors, creating a spacious Suite with two large rooms, two King size beds, two bathrooms, two fireplaces, one double jacuzzi, and a large private deck. Reserve both to form the Margaret & Giles Brent Suite with its spacious 983 square feet of luxury! A 5% discount will be applied to the individual Suite and Room rate if booked together.

In recognition of the quality stay in this and adjoining suites and rooms, occupancy shall be limited to no more than TWO persons, independent of age.

Price per Night

$295 plus applicable taxes

Giles Brent was the youngest son of Sir Richard Brent, Lord of Lark Stoke and Aldington. As a younger child, he had better prospects in the new Barony than in England and, with his two sisters he came to St. Mary’s in 1639. In the absence of Governor Leonard Calvert, both he and his sister acted a Governor on several occasions. In late 1644, with his sister Margaret Brent as acting Governor – the first woman to hold this position, she allowed Giles to marry Mary Kittamaquund – the 10/11 year old daughter of Chief Kittamaquund of the Piscataway tribe. On the Chief’s death he claimed the Piscataway lands as Mary’s husband according to English law at the time. His claim did not flourish but he did have 6 or more children with young Mary. He is best remembered for his role in expelling Virginia traders from Kent Island and acquiring large land holdings there. After a falling out with the Calverts he, his wife and sisters moved to Virginia where he and his sisters amassed large land holdings – including what is now Old Town Alexandria and George Washington’s Mount Vernon.