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Rod ‘N’ Reel Resort Completes Phase 2 Expansion, Begins Phase 3

CHESAPEAKE BEACH, Maryland— The Rod ‘N’ Reel Resort in Chesapeake Beach, Maryland, recently unveiled the completed second phase of the family-owned waterfront resort’s expansion. The new venue boasts a new event space, a barbecue restaurant and two floors of gaming areas.

The opening of the new space adds 2,300 square feet of additional venue space. An elevated walkway was constructed from the parking garage to give guests a direct walkway into the gaming room on the second floor. The marina office is located along the walkway for all guests’ fishing and boating needs. Lastly, guests can enjoy the new rooftop pool.

The project will also construct a flexible banquet space that can accommodate 500 people or allow for two simultaneous events, a rooftop deck overlooking the Bay for cocktail hours and other private events and additional hotel rooms, most of which face east overlooking Chesapeake Bay.

The completion of Phase 2 marks another chapter in the resort’s 77-year history. Though the Rod ‘N’ Reel Resort looks much different than it did in 1946, the Rod ‘N’ Reel family continues to serve customers with the same warm Southern Maryland hospitality.

“As we celebrate the Grand Opening of our new space, and the expansion of the Rod ‘N’ Reel Resort, our family thanks all who have contributed to not only the exciting future of our property, but all who helped make it what it is today,” said CEO Mary Lanham. “We look forward to continuing to provide a welcoming environment where families and friends can make lasting memories and enjoy everything the resort has to offer.”

With completion of Phase 2, Phase 3 is now underway at the resort. This phase will reconstruct the original Rod ‘N’ Reel building, which opened in 1946, and will include the new Rod ‘N’ Reel dining room, which will return to its original location with the addition of outdoor dining on Fishing Creek.

A three-story atrium with direct views of the Bay and beach will connect the Phase 3 building with the existing hotel. The atrium will have floor-to-ceiling windows on the east and west to allow for all-day sunlight. The atrium and elevated walkway were both designed to honor the property’s history when the railroad came to Chesapeake Beach in 1900.

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