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

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.

Beautiful and Peaceful!

4.6 on October 01, 2014

Jim and Marianne have done a wonderful job with Cambridge House. The furnishings are lovely, the setting is peaceful and the breakfast was fantastic! Both nights that we were there we took advantage of the balcony outside our room in order to enjoy a relaxing night after dinner. Highly recommend staying here. Within walking distance of everything Cambridge, MD has to offer!

The absolute best place to stay in Cambridge Maryland

5 on September 24, 2014

I stayed at Cambridge B&B for the IronMan Maryland event. It was the best experience I've ever had for accomodations at an Ironman event. I will be coming back to stay for a vacation because Cambridge B&B was absolutely fantastic.


5 on August 28, 2014

Very satisfied with the customer service.

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Rooms & Rates

Queen Anne Room

Named for the architectural style of this sea captain's manor, the Queen Anne Room offers the ideal setting for a romantic getaway. Queen size bed with fine linens, hardwood floors, electric fireplace, private bath with shower and access to a side porch are among the special touches that provide ambiance to this first floor guest room.

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

Nightly Rate: $150 - $170

Governor's Room

The Governors Room is conveniently located on the first level and includes a queen size bed, full bath, electric fireplace, hardwood floors and private access to a side porch. View the great photographs of past presidents and other historical figures in this stately, sophisticated room!

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

Nightly Rate: $150 - $170

Dorchester Room

Spacious second floor room with king size bed, fine linens, plush carpet, electric fireplace, full bath and private access to the upper veranda which looks out to water. This room can be converted into a suite with the adjacent "secret room" that includes a queen size bed, half bath and a spiral staircase that leads to the first floor library.

  • Maximum Capacity: 4
  • Bathroom Private Bath
  • Beds 1 King , 1 Queen

Nightly Rate: $170 - $200

Hunt Room

Large corner room on the second floor with queen size bed, fine linens, plush carpet and private bath with shower. Period-style details with classic color scheme makes this the perfect getaway room. Read by the fireplace or enjoy the view of historic High Street.

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

Nightly Rate: $150 - $170

Bay Room

The Bay Room, named both for its architectural style and decor, is bright, spacious and comfortable. Enjoy a good night's sleep in the four-poster queen size bed with plush pillow top. The contemporary light blue walls complement the Old World furnishings, including a cozy rocking chair, gleaming hardwood floors, and a few nautical treasures. Private bath with shower, vanity and hairdryer. Enjoy a short stroll to Long Wharf Marina after relaxing in this charming Eastern Shore room!

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

Nightly Rate: $150 - $170

Garden Room

Wonderful room full of bright colors. Queen size bed, hardwood floors, large private bath with claw foot tub, private access to upper level porch overlooking the gardens and Cambridge Creek. A cozy room for a romantic weekend!

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

Nightly Rate: $160 - $175

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Location Type

Historic small town founded in 1684, Small town


Baltimore, MD (BWI-Baltimore Washington) 74 miles

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, DVD Player, 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, Fireplace, Hairdryer, Private entrance, Radio, Satellite/Cable TV, TV, VCR, 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


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

Special meal options

Low fat , Restrictive , Vegetarian