The Inn at Marshtown

The lodge is located at 362 Edgewater Farm Lane in Dover, Delaware. It is on the East side of Dover, East of Route 9, immediately North of Route 8.  The location is private and our party's always have the house to themselves. It is the perfect place to relax and unwind with your hunting party.

The Inn is not only a perfect destination for you, but also for your four legged friend. Dog runs are easily accessible right next to the lodge with lots of room for your dog(s) to run. Your gun dog will be in heaven flushing or pointing dozens of birds each day. You and your dogs will have the ability to hunt your own private acreage at the preserve without the need to travel. In addition, dog training is available on the grounds year round. Get the young dog started right by getting him on some birds. There is also ample cleaning and freezer space available for your birds.

The Inn at Marshtown can only be truly appreciated when seen or hunted in person. The lodge is very private and remote for this area. It is the only house on this public road and sits on a 1,000 acre farm. To the east is the 19,000 acre, Bombay Hook Federal Wildlife Refuge. The numbers of migratory waterfowl you will see sitting on the front porch will blow you away. The second floor has a view across the refuge to the Delaware River to watch ships traveling north to the ports of Wilmington and Philadelphia. Our fields are located right out the front door and when you hunt, you will be surrounded by other grounds of the Preserve. Located only five miles from Dover, there are several great restaurants or the casino at the Dover International Speedway.

At the preserve, we limit the use of our fields to four hunters per day.  We prefer to rent the Inn to only one group at a time so parties are not mixed.

The atmosphere can be described as extremely peaceful, pleasant, and tranquil in every season of the year. Just try to imagine yourself on the front porch in the middle of nature, relaxing after a hunt. You are far from the hustle and bustle of your normal everyday world. You could be rocking in a big comfortable rocking chair relaxing and all the while listening to the sounds of the wild in the distance.

We are now booking hunts for the current hunting season . You may have hunted other destinations, but you haven't hunted the best until you have hunted with Marshtown.  Act now.  Call immediately and make your reservations for fun and excitement.

Marshtown offers great packages for corporate events. We combine the property, guides, birds, dogs and great hospitality to provide your special clients, partners or top employees a complete experience to create bonding relationships in an outdoor setting. Each package is specially tailored and can include unique meals, airport/train station transportation and other guided hunts for waterfowl priced well below individual rates.

We look forward to hearing from you and meeting you. The Inn Manager, Drew Smith can be reached at 302-528-1203.


The Country Kitchen Features an electric stove and oven, dishwasher, refrigerator, larger programmable coffee maker, toaster over and freezer.  Breakfast is severed on the buffet each morning next to the fireplace. The kitchen table seats six and features a outdoor seating on the porch. The dining room is left open and we can set it up for a variety of more formal seating options. Formal Dining Room can be set for everything from a casual game dinner to a gourmet meal cooked by one of our local chefs. The 84" table can be set for 8 diners using our silver service and bone china.

Laundry Room features a full sized washer and dryer and even some boot dryers for those wet days.

Living Room is a comfortable space with two large leather sofas and a queen futon sofa for extra sleeping space. The decor is definitely an outdoor theme except for the 64" TV with Dish Network Service.

The Woods Bedroom has two queen sized poster beds with firm pillow-top mattresses. The media center features a 46" plasma TV with DVD player and 5.1 surround sound.

The Meadowview Room features two plush pillow-top queen beds, country quilts and considerable closet and dresser space in the mission furniture.  A 30" TV and DVD player are also provided in this room.

The upstairs bath has another full shower and is stocked with plenty of extra towels and linens. Check out the view to the Historic Delaware River.

Allison's Room is exquisitely furnished with a turn-of-the century brass bed with a full-sized plush mattress. The antique oak and marble dresser was made locally before the civil war.


The lodge is available to our hunters and guest depending upon availability. We book the entire house for one party and do not permit sharing. Our rate is $300.00 for up to four guests and $400.00 for up to six guests. There are two shared, full baths. A continental breakfast is served before your hunt from 4:30am - 7:30am (other arrangements can be made). There are excellent restaurants within a short distance for your luncheon and dinner dining pleasure. At an additional fee, we offer a home-style menu which can be served on-site. We also have an arrangement with a local chef for a fine dining experience at the Inn. The Inn is designed with adults in mind; however well behaved children are welcome with their families. For the comfort of others, smoking in not permitted inside the Inn. The house features central air conditioning.

Dogs are not permitted in the house, but we have an quality kennel to house up to two dogs on the property. With prior arrangements, guest may board there dog at the Marshtown Kennel featuring indoor runs. Advanced reservations are recommended. Please call or write to make reservations.  No credit cards are accepted.

Bottled water, soda and snacks are always available. We keep condiments in the kitchen for our guests use. All plates, silverware, pots, pans and appliances are there to make your own meals.

Check-in is from 3 to 5pm, but special arrangements can be made for later arrival or departure. Check-out is noon. Come join us!