room at the inn

Margaret Brent Suite

A favorite with all celebrating a special event – weddings, anniversaries, birthdays, business success, or a romantic getaway!

With a king-size bed, natural stone (gas) fireplace, built-in bookshelves and ceiling fan it features a huge bathroom with a two-person jacuzzi, built-in champagne bucket, shower, separate private toilet, private Keurig coffee/tea, and a wet bar with a small fridge. Bathroom finishes are natural stone/marble/granite, European ceramic, and oak. The exclusive, large private deck offers a panoramic, sunny view from sunrise to sunset of the Chesapeake Bay and St. Jerome’s Creek. The total Suite, including the private deck, is 696 square feet.


Want Extra Space and Luxury?

The Margaret Brent Suite has an interior, private connection with the Giles Brent Room. Reserve both to form the Margaret & Giles Brent Suite with its spacious 983 square feet of luxury!
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 in each the Suite and Room, independent of age.

Price per Night

$440 plus applicable taxes.

The Brent family, as linear descendants of “William de Conqueror” were a respected English noble family. She was the daughter of Richard Brent, Lord of Admington and Lark Stoke. For the three younger Brent children prospects in England were limited, as younger children they would inherit no titles, land, or power. The new Maryland barony offered greater prospects on their arrival in 1639. Margaret Brent clearly became to most famous, remembered, and relevant to this day.

Lord Leonard Calvert named her his legal representative and executor of his estate and named her Acting Governor, and she was the first woman to argue legal cases before the highest court of thew land. Margaret Brent is widely referred to as “the first suffragette” as she was the first woman to demand a vote in the Maryland Assembly in 1648. Following in her footsteps women from the northeast travelled by covered, horse drawn wagons in her name to Washington to demand from Congress the vote for women – the 19th Amendment to the US Constitution was Ratified on August 18, 1920 – eight days later! This important event centennial was commemorated by thousands in Washington DC and St. Mary’s City in August 2020. She was a true groundbreaker! She was the first colonial owner of some 2000 acres in Maryland, including the land “.south of St. Jerome’s Creek.” where Swanendele Inn is now located. After leaving Maryland following a falling out with the Calverts, she and her family moved to Virginia and acquired major landholdings, including what is now Old Town Alexandria and south, including George Washington’s Farm, Mount Vernon.