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New York City, New York
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183 reviews
35 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 88 helpful votes
Reviewed 19 October 2016

Came here for a Leadership Conference. The rooms were very spacious and the staff, as well as the guests themselves were pleasant and friendly. At least 4 people can stay in a room. But 2-3 is better. Thanks to Ron Hall And Tim Bayer who made the reservations and other concerns a breeze. What a quiet, serene, relaxing and spiritual... More 

Thank Blackbeauty75
SandyCoveMinistries, Manager at Sandy Cove Ministries, responded to this review

Thanks for the review! I'll pass on your thanks to Ron and Tim. More 

Clinton, Maryland
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90 reviews
26 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 October 2016

Seasoned Citizens .....well planned entertainment, I get to see friends who seem to be happy to greet. I take time to relax and spend time Standing on the dock of the bay....Ahhhhh......all of my cares seems to melt away. I drive 2.4 hours to get to this location (when traffic is in my favor), never a regret. The grounds are... More 

Thank tea16
SandyCoveMinistries, Manager at Sandy Cove Ministries, responded to this review

Thanks for the review! So glad your cares were able to melt away during your time at Sandy Cove. 2.4 hours is quite the drive for a day! Thanks for making the trip. I will pass your suggestion on to Nate! More 

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19 reviews
4 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 31 August 2016

I needed to get away from the hustle and bustle and just be in a place not far from home, but with an atmosphere for rest, relaxation, serenity, and the presence of God. I found it there. The hotel sits on the Bay and Adirondack chairs line across the hill. I sat for hours, fell asleep, and woke up to... More 

1 Thank 471wandap
SandyCoveMinistries, Manager at Sandy Cove Ministries, responded to this review

Thanks for the great review! You managed to do what I have dreamed of doing for years...sit on one of those Adirondack chairs and fall asleep! So happy you were able to find the rest you needed. More 

Townsville, Australia
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24 reviews
14 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
Reviewed 25 August 2016 via mobile

This was a spiritual weekend retreat/ family camp in summer. I'm out for words . The place is really awesome; it's like a getaway to a country with impressive amenities - a reception hall, lots of mini lounges with large windows overlooking the lake, it has a huge restaurant / dining area. it has a gazebo, swimming pools, chapel, auditorium... More 

Thank jiem888
SandyCoveMinistries, Manager at Sandy Cove Ministries, responded to this review

Thanks for the great review! I'm so pleased you were able to experience true serenity at Sandy Cove. Blessings to you! More 

West Grove, Pennsylvania
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9 reviews
3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 24 August 2016

This is a beautiful location on the North East River. It was great to sit and look at the water all through the day. They also have a pool I took advantage of. The meals are great - served buffet style so you can eat as much as you want. The rooms are very nice and comfortable. The grounds inside... More 

Thank Sharon J
SandyCoveMinistries, Manager at Sandy Cove Ministries, responded to this review

Thanks for the great review Sharon! Time for rest and reflection is so important - glad to hear you left relaxed and refreshed! More 

Saint Georges, Delaware
2 reviews
Reviewed 17 August 2016 via mobile

Excellent place , these a beautiful place to relax and enjoy the beautiful view ; staff is very nice and respectful . That place is a piece of heaven on earth and the present of God is in the air , God bless Sandy cove ministries , all the staff that works there and all the people that visit the... More 

Thank kike8008
SandyCoveMinistries, Manager at Sandy Cove Ministries, responded to this review

Thank you so much for taking the time to review Sandy Cove! So happy you were able to relax, enjoy the view and feel the presence of God. Blessings to you! More 

Toms River, New Jersey, United States
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5 reviews
3 hotel reviews
Reviewed 10 August 2016

Great place for recreation and to draw closer to God but in need of reinvesting in the facilities! The RV part is where I stayed this time and the sites need major leveling and some TLC. Sandy Cove needs to spend time resources in the RV and tent areas because it has such great potential to being a Resort! It... More 

Thank Adam A
SandyCoveMinistries, Manager at Sandy Cove Ministries, responded to this review

Thanks for the review Adam! I'll pass your comments about the RV and tent areas onto the campground manager. More 

Newtown Square, Pennsylvania
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33 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 August 2016 via mobile

We have spent a week each summer at Sandy Cove Family Camp for most of the last 27 years. We highly recommend it as it will refresh your soul and help build your family bonds. The chance to hear great biblical teaching (this year from Michael Card) plus enjoy great times of worship and reconnect with many old friends and... More 

Thank David-0n-the-road
SandyCoveMinistries, Manager at Sandy Cove Ministries, responded to this review

Thanks for the review David-On-the-road! We're blessed to have long time friends like your family. Excited to see what the Lord will do in your lives in the next 27 years! More 

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13 reviews
5 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 1 August 2016 via mobile

Place is in serious need of an upgrade. Rooms are small for the price you pay. Noisy as can be as when your next door neighbor's water is running you can really hear it in your room. The location is nice right on the Chesapeake but the place is hugely outdated and has seen better days. Some nice activities for... More 

Thank jcbart
SandyCoveMinistries, Manager at Sandy Cove Ministries, responded to this review

You are right - our rooms need some upgrading and we are starting Fall 2016 to do that! Sorry we didn't meet your expectations... More 

Augusta, Georgia
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46 reviews
13 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 July 2016 via mobile

The classic weekend is open to all who would like to attend. While scanning the crowd it appeared that 15-20% of the attendees were 20-something through baby boomer age. The remainder of the group was older; my estimate may be off, so if the folks at SC read this I hope they correct me. The most surprising aspect of SC... More 

1 Thank Paul G
SandyCoveMinistries, Manager at Sandy Cove Ministries, responded to this review

Hi Paul! Thanks for taking the time to review Sandy Cove. You're pretty close in your estimate of age who attended - but the weekend is geared toward those of any age who enjoy a "Classic" Bible Conference experience. Hope you had a relaxing weekend! And, yes, call early is good advice! More 

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  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Pool
  • Restaurant
  • Free Parking
  • Free Breakfast
  • Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
About the property
  • Non-Smoking Hotel
  • Wheelchair access
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  • Pool
  • Restaurant
  • Hot Tub
  • Tennis Court
  • Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
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  • Suites
  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • Family Rooms
  • Accessible rooms
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  • Air Conditioning
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Free Internet
  • Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly)
  • Meeting Rooms
  • Free Parking
  • Free Breakfast
  • Business Centre with Internet Access
  • Banquet Room
  • Self-Serve Laundry
  • Conference Facilities
Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Sandy Cove Ministries is a year round Christian conference center in North East, Maryland. God has blessed Sandy Cove with an amazing 220 acres on the headwaters of the Chesapeake Bay...complete with gorgeous sunsets, eagles and ospreys! Visit Sandy Cove as a part of a group retreat, attend a Sandy Cove event or stay for a Personal Retreat. Many churches and organizations host their own weekend and week-long group retreats and meetings in our hotel-style facility. We offer all-inclusive packages - lodging, all-you-can-eat buffet meals, meeting rooms and activities. Planning a small staff retreat, attending a national conference or having a family reunion? We can accommodate rental groups up to 1000 or more! On any given weekend retreat guests come from New York City, Philadelphia, Lancaster, Baltimore, Washington DC, Richmond and everywhere in between! For groups looking for a central meeting location, they fly in from all over the U.S. Philadelphia and Baltimore airports are just an hour away. Sandy Cove programs special events throughout the year. We offer many women's events, couples getaways, pastors and ministry leaders' sabbaticals, a men's weekend retreat and seniors programs. Summer Family Camp is all about worshipping with other families on vacation...you'll find great speakers, fun activities for all ages, time to relax and time to play! The Marsh is our Christian summer day camp for kids. Personal Retreats are a way to treat yourself at your own pace as you take the time to talk to God. A Personal Retreat is a Bed & Breakfast stay - Sandy Cove style! ... more   less 

Additional Information about Sandy Cove Ministries

Address: 60 Sandy Cove Rd, North East, MD 21901-5436
Region: United States > Maryland > North East
Number of rooms: 150
Also Known As:
Sandy Cove Ministries Hotel North East
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“The Bay view! Awesome. overlooking the water.”
  • Serene area of Sandy Cove
 of 5 bubbles Blackbeauty75, 18 Oct 2016 | Read review
“Ask for bay view second floor”
 of 5 bubbles tea16, 17 Oct 2016 | Read review
“Request a room with view of the Bay, or Swimming Pool.”
 of 5 bubbles 471wandap, 31 Aug 2016 | Read review
“Ask for a room that overlooks the river. It is definitely nice to be able to view it from your room.”
 of 5 bubbles sharonj172, 24 Aug 2016 | Read review
“The beds are comfortable and you can adjust the room temperature”
 of 5 bubbles victorie2016, 10 Jul 2016 | Read review
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