My old college friend of 45 years and I love this place for our girls' getaway! We went back for a second visit and were just as impressed as we were when we discovered this hidden gem a few years ago. The setting is a tiny community on the shoes of the Wicomico River, where there is a free 2-car ferry, at the end of a country road on the Eastern Shore of MD. We could feel our blood pressure going down the minute we arrived. The hotel has a long history, and it's been beautifully restored and decorated, and provides a comfortable getaway. There was wine and brownies for us when we arrived, and a computer available to check our email. The breakfast was beautifully served and was totally delicious, and the adjoining store has first-class art and craft items. The innkeeper, Cindy, is friendly and helpful. The only problem we had was a strange knocking noise in the wall, ceiling, and/or floor next to my bed, but my friend didn't hear a thing. (Hmmm, ghost?) We plan on returning as often as possible and know that others would enjoy themselves there too.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- The Whitehaven Hotel is a beautifully restored, historical Bed & Breakfast nestled on the Wicomico River with two docks for visiting boaters and sits beside a 300 year old Ferry (said to be the oldest in the Continental United States). It is a scenic 20 minute ride to Salisbury, Princess Anne or 45 min. ride to the Maryland beaches, but "who needs beaches with our views" and Maryland crabs waiting to be opened and savored only a few minutes down the road. The Whitehaven Hotel provides kayaks and bikes for its guests, I might add that the kayaking is unique with many vistas and waters ways to investigate, while our property is a sanctuary for birds. On any given day you may see eagles, osprey, purple martins, heron, hawks, red winged black birds, humming birds and many more species. It's a gem of a find. Our motto "Enter as Guests and leave as Friends." ... more less
- Also Known As:
- Whitehaven Hotel Maryland