Cottage view April 30

Pieceful Cottage B&B offers outstanding sunset views over the bay, perfect for peaceful romantic getaways and family fun.  Located in the small fishing village of Wenona at the southern end of Deal Island, MD.  Use the cottage as your home base as you explore the sights on the Eastern Shore.  The B&B is open from April to October. Two well-appointed rooms are available, each decorated in cottage style with hand-made quilts on the beds for your comfort.  Pieceful Cottage is mindful of the ecology of the Chesapeake Bay and works to minimize our impact on this special environment.    


The name Pieceful Cottage is a play on “Peaceful” because we love to host quilt makers, or “piece makers”, and this is a beautiful spot to come for a quilt retreat weekend. You can sew all day with no interruptions, while taking in the beautiful views of the bay. We have hosted quite a few quilt retreats with many return visitors. 

For Photos of Rooms and Rates click HERE.

For Reservations and availability
Phone: 410-784-2150 or 703-346-0449
We are open from April to October. 

Deal Island is an historic fishing village on the Eastern Shore of Maryland.  It is an ideal location for sport fishing, kayaking, biking, hunting and birdwatching.  There is a free public boat ramp, conveniently located just behind the cottage, in picturesque Wenona Harbor. 

For lunch and dinner be sure to visit Arby's Harborside Bar and Grill in Wenona or Lucky's in Chance. Taste some steamed hard shell crab or try a soft-shell crab sandwich. And you may want to save room for some Smith Island Cake for dessert.


The fishing in Tangier Sound is rewarding, with anglers bringing in a large variety of fish, including Striped Bass (or Rockfish).   A number of charter fishing boats run out of Wenona Harbor. 

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Wenona is a real waterman's harbor where you can buy fish, crabs and oysters (in season) right off the boats. Bring your own boat and trailer and you can spend the days fishing and the nights relaxing at the cottage. 

Boaters cruising the Chesapeake be sure to add the Wenona Harbor to your itinerary. You can dock for the night, and have a relaxing evening off boat at Pieceful Cottage B&B.

The Skipjack is the Maryland State Boat

Deal Island is home to some of the only remaining working Skipjack fleet.  These majestic boats still sail for their daily catch of oysters from September to March and you won't want to miss the Annual Skipjack Race and Festival held each Labor Day. 
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Come visit the Skipjack "KATHRYN" at Scott's Cove Marina in Chance, MD. She is being restored with the help of the Coastal Heritage Alliance .  


And you can Help!
By making a tax deductible donations to Skipjack Heritage Inc. (the local charity working to preserve these vessels.)
Or if you have time....we offer a one night, 25% discount on one of our rooms for each 5 hours you volunteer to work on the "Kathryn". Call us for upcoming for work dates.

For a hands on watermen's experience, we make arrangements to take a cruise on the one of the local skipjacks.  Additional information can be found on

SUMMER IS CRAB SEASON, when you can enjoy a day on the water, catch your own Maryland crabs, and bring them home for dinner.  Steam them in Old Bay Seasoning and beer, and enjoy eating your catch at the large picnic table out back. Or purchase them at BEACH TO BAY in Princess Anne, MD.

Do you want to know more about how soft-shell crabs are caught and harvested?  Sign-up for a tour of a local crab shanty, learn how crabs molt (shed their outer shells) and learn about the life-cycle of the Maryland Blue Crab. 

CRAB BYTES :  call Macy @ 410-430-6788.


The Deal Island Wildlife Management area is a sanctuary for birds and other wildlife in spring and summer and provides ideal areas for birding and canoeing.  You can hike the marked trails or paddle your kayak through the marshes.  Or bike from the cottage to the refuge and enjoy the sights along the way. Bring your own bikes and kayaks to really enjoy getting off the main road and out on the water. Or Rent Kayaks locally from Rock Creek Kayaks.

TOM DIETZ of PIECEFUL COTTAGE B&B offers a monthly birding tour. Sign-up today.

And for Hunters...there are plenty of duck and deer in the fall and winter! Deal Island Wildlife Management Area is OPEN for hunting.


You will find a small public beach in the Deal Island Harbor, where you can swim, fish, or collect seashells and sea glass.  If you are missing the ocean, Ocean City, Maryland and Chincoteague/Assateague, Virginia are both just a short one hour drive away. 


Quilt groups and other crafters are always welcome to come for a stay at Pieceful Cottage. We can provide irons, ironing boards, a cutting station, fold-up work tables, chairs, electric cords and a workroom large enough for 6 quilters & crafters. Find more details about Quilt Retreats here

The owner, Betty Tucker Dietz, is an experienced quilt teacher and offers half-day and full-day workshops.