Cambridge House B&B

112 High Street , Cambridge, MD 21613 USA (Show map)


Enjoy old world charm with modern day amenities in this 1840's manor on Maryland's Eastern Shore. Cambridge House is located in the historic district within walking distance to the river, shops, restaurants, galleries and museums. Our area offers a variety of activities plus a rich history. Explore Blackwater Wildlife Refuge, sail on the Skipjack Nathan, or stroll along the river and the quaint downtown area. If reading on the porch swing, or in front of the fireplace is your idea of the perfect weekend, you may never want to leave this Queen Anne-style inn with spacious guest rooms and private baths. Common areas and porches provide peaceful places for rest and relaxation. Cambridge House is a proud member of the "Green" Hotels Association, applying eco-friendly practices whenever possible.



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  • Guest room4.5
  • Service4.7
  • Value4.3
  • Cleanliness4.7
  • Onsite Dining4.5

Great Visit!

5 on May 21, 2016

On a rainy day in Cambridge we were able to enjoy all of the comforts of this fine bed and breakfast!

Great Visit

5 on May 15, 2016

Excellent stay! Innkeepers very friendly and accommodating. Breakfast was very good. The waffles are to die for! Would stay again.

Wonderful Exerience

4.6 on May 04, 2016

Hosts were excellent! Made us feel at home. Inn was quiet, bed was great. Breakfast just kept getting better. The waffles were to die for!

A Lovely Place

4.0 on January 04, 2016

I recommend the Cambridge House B&B because it is a lovely, comfortable, conveniently located place. When the dog greets you by dropping his ball on your foot as a sign that he wants to play, you know you have entered a welcoming place. Jim and Mary Anne made us feel right at home. In the ill luck of the draw, we ended up right next door to a couple who acted as if they were alone in the house, with no neighbors to take into account, even in the middle of the night. But not even their boorishness affected our estimate of the Cambridge House. We would return happily--perhaps after checking that our discourteous neighbors were not also registering!

The perfect fit!

4.2 on October 28, 2015

What a great weekend! Perfect location for the Schooner Rendezvous - walking distance to all events and restaurants. Both Marianne and Jim are the ultimate hosts. Breakfast was tasty and the atmosphere was most relaxing. We had some great fun sharing some fun stories with our hosts some of the other guests that were also there for the events. I would definitely visit again.

Charming place to relax

5 on June 08, 2015

Great location walk to downtown and water, close to Blackwater Refuge. The home was clean, well kept, and quiet.

Top of the line

5 on June 01, 2015

Just what we were looking for and more.

Lovely B&B in great location

4.8 on May 06, 2015

Jim and Marianne were great hosts and made an amazing breakfast! The room we stayed in was spacious and comfortable. We'll definitely choose this B&B again when visiting Cambridge.

Charming in Cambridge.....

4.8 on April 25, 2015

A girlfriends' road trip took us to Cambridge.....we stayed at the conveniently located Cambridge House, where .we could walk a few short blocks to restaurants or walk in the opposite direction to the waterfront......our hosts prepared gourmet breakfasts each morning.....a nice base for exploring the Chesapeake Bay Area.....also, Max, their dog is quite entertaining!

Sweet Cambridge Oasis

4.4 on January 22, 2015

My husband and I wanted a quick escape from DC and found this gem of a B&B right within walking distance of all that quaint downtown Cambridge has to offer. Jim and Marianne were great about letting us check in early, and we were greeted by their adorable and sweet doggy Max. They quickly oriented us to the property and procedures and made some great recommendations about which restaurants and shops to check out. We stayed in the Dorchester room, which was spacious and lovely with a remote-controlled gas fireplace that provided warmth and ambiance. Of course it's an older home so it has its quirks, for instance, the thermostat in our room actually controlled the temperature in the next door room, but that wasn't a problem at all. I believe we were also located directly above the kitchen so there were definitely cooking smells, but if we kept the door to the bathroom closed it was fine - plus, it whetted our appetite for breakfast in the morning which was very tasty and just the right amount. All in all the property is beautiful, spacious, and comfortable and the location is just perfect for strolling downtown. We really enjoyed chatting with Jim and Marianne, and tossing the ball for Max. We will definitely be back and highly recommend this lovely B&B to others.

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Rooms & Rates

Garden Room

Queen sized bed with private bath including claw foot tub (with shower) and large exterior porch.

  • Maximum Capacity: 2
  • Bathroom Private Bath
  • Beds 1 Queen

Hunt Room

Second floor room featuring a queen sized bed, fireplace, and a private bath with shower.

  • Maximum Capacity: 2
  • Bathroom Private Bath
  • Beds 1 Queen

Dorchester Room

King Sized bed with full private bath and optional suite ("Secret" room) with queen sized bed and half bath

  • Maximum Capacity: 2
  • Bathroom Private Bath
  • Beds 1 King

Queen Anne Room

First floor room featuring a queen sized bed, exterior porch, fireplace and full bath with shower.

  • Maximum Capacity: 2
  • Bathroom Private Bath
  • Beds 1 Queen

Governors Room

First floor room featuring a queen sized bed, exterior porch, fireplace, and a full bath with shower/bathtub.

  • Maximum Capacity: 2
  • Bathroom Private Bath
  • Beds 1 Queen

Bay Room

Second floor room featuring a queen sized bed and a private bath with shower.

  • Maximum Capacity: 2
  • Bathroom Private Bath
  • Beds 1 Queen

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Location Type

Historic small town founded in 1684, Small town


Baltimore, MD (BWI-Baltimore Washington) 74 miles

Directions to property:

Take I-97 south from Baltimore to US-50 in Annapolis. Follow US-50 from Annapolis, across the Chesapeake Bay Bridge and then 35 miles to Cambridge, just on the east bank of the Choptank river. Enter Cambridge via Maryland Avenue and proceed to historic High Street.

Area Attractions

Antique Shopping, Art Galleries, Concert venue, Gourmet/Fine Dining, Historical interests, Live Music, Museum, National/State parks, Nature area, Night life, Ocean, Blackwater Wildlife Refuge, Skipjack Nathan Cruise, Riverboat Dinner Cruise, Golf, Outlet Stores, Picnic area, Religious Services, River, Winery

Inn Details

Establishment type

Historic Inn

On-site amenities

Board games, Coffee/Tea facilities, Conference Rooms, Copier, Desk, Fax Machine, Fridge, Ironing Board, Movie library, Parking, Videos , Cocktail/Bar Accessories, Fishing poles, Guest Refrigerator and Ice Machine

Room amenities

Air conditioning, Alarm clock, Amenities Basket, DVD Player, Fireplace, Hairdryer, Private entrance, Radio, Satellite/Cable TV, TV, Wi-Fi

On-site activities

Bicycle rental, Bicycle riding trails, Bicycles, Bird watching, Boating, Canoeing, Fishing, Golfing, Hiking trails, Hunting, Kayaking, Mountain Bike trails, Clay Shooting, Antique Shopping, Sailing, Shopping, Sight-seeing, Swimming, Water sports

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  • Check In:: 3:00pm - 7:00pm
  • Check Out:: 11:00am
  • Open All Year Round: Yes
  • Smoking Allowed: No
  • Drinking Allowed: Yes
  • Alcohol Provided Outside only
  • Suitable For Children: Limited Many guests are seeking a quiet respite from their children
  • Childcare Provided: No
  • Guest Pets Allowed: No The owners' dog and cat live on the properfy
  • Disabled Access No

Terms and Conditions

  • Minimum Stay: A two night minimum stay on most in-season weekends.
  • Accepted payments VISA, Discover, Mastercard, Travelers checks, Cash
  • Deposit Amount Required: A credit card is required to confirm your reservation.
  • Cancellations: Regardless of the reason, cancellations received fewer than 15 days prior to the reservation will be charged the full amount of the anticipated stay. For holidays, multiple-room bookings, or special events such as Eagleman and Ironman Maryland, cancellations must be made 30 or more days prior to the reservation date or be subject to a charge for the full amount of the scheduled stay. Cancellations must receive a cancellation number, without which they are not valid. Sorry, there are no exceptions.



Jim and Marianne Benson

Languages spoken

English, Spanish

Resident Pets

Cats , Dogs

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  • Time Served: 8:30 am - 9:30 am
  • Serving Location: Porch, Dining Room

Special meal options

Low fat , Restrictive , Vegetarian