Lodgecliffe on the Choptank

103 Choptank Terrace , Cambridge, MD 21613 USA (Show map)


Built in 1898, Lodgecliffe is a gracious turn-of-the-century country home perched on a bluff overlooking the wide expanse of the lower Choptank River. In 2005, each of our three guest suites was beautifully renovated and a large deck and screen porch were added taking full advantage of its stunning river setting. We invite you to experience the delight, charm, romance and relaxation that is Lodgecliffe.



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

Beautiful memorial day

4.4 on June 08, 2015

Lodgecliffe is a beautiful B&B on the water. It is very quiet and away from the town of Cambridge. The food and innkeepers were wonderful.

6/5/15 - 6/6/15

4.8 on June 07, 2015

My wife and I had a very enjoyable stay. Julie and her mom Fran are great inn keepers and made sure we were comfortable. The homemade scones were very good and so was breakfast. They helped us find some great places to eat downtown. We stayed in the captains room. It was nicely decorated and the bed was very comfortable. Beautiful views from the back deck of the Choptank River. We can't wait to come back.

Thank you!

4.8 on May 28, 2015

I came to Lodgecliffe with a few friends for a last minute short get away. The innkeeper and her mother were lovely and the place was a perfect retreat from the city. Thank you for a great weekend.

Loved this Inn!

5 on May 27, 2015

My husband and I stayed at Lodgecliff on the Choptank on May 11 - 13, 2015. The Inn was beautifully decorated, the beds comfortable, service exceptions, and breakfast delicious. Staying with Julie and Fran was very comfortable - like staying with family. Fran's scones are to die for!! Julie offers daily service to the room which we declined, but was available if wanted. While my husband played golf at a local course I sat under s beautiful tree in the back, near the river, watching osprey and reading s book. This was a delightful place to stay when a few quiet, relaxing days are what you need. The town of Cambridge is quite close, not a whole lot to do there, but the 2 restaurants we went to we're good. We'd come back and stay with Julie and Fran any time!

The jewel in Cambridge, Maryland

5 on May 09, 2015

A perfect long weekend get-away! The Inn Keepers Juli and Fran were pleasant, friendly, had great local knowledge of the surrounding areas, and recommendations for wonderful meals. The Inn was immaculate, a perfect mix of old and new. A glass of wine awaited our arrival, which was very nice while sitting out back enjoying the view. Breakfast was a tasty, filling start to the day with homemade scones that melted in your mouth. No complaints with the exception that we had to come home.

Lovely place to stay

2.8 on April 25, 2015

Rooms were pricey but very nice. The inn very nice place to hang out and very peaceful grounds. Place was very clean, only rated it average b/c room was not cleaned daily as you might expect in such a high end inn. Breakfasts very good. Excellent homemade shortbread cookies out at all times, and a variety of beverages, cold and hot. Book in room had very outdated info. Innkeepers very accommodating and helpful and friendly. Linens and towels very soft and comfy.

Beautiful Site on the Choptank River

4.2 on April 16, 2015

I was looking for a place that was quiet and would give me some time for reflection. The choice of Lodgecliff was perfect. It is set on a beautiful curve of the Choptank River and has wonderful views from inside and outside the house. The innkeepers are charming (a mother/daughter team). They are attentive without being intrusive. Breakfast was fit for a king. Home baked muffins, shortbreads, and a great fatatta. The coffee was perfect. A great local brand, French pressed to perfection! The house is minutes from downtown Cambridge, MD in a charming neighborhood along the Choptank. You can't go wrong.

Very Relaxing!

5 on February 06, 2015

We just spent 2 nights at the Lodgecliffe and loved it! The caretakers were extremely friendly and accommodating. My wife is not big on bed and breakfasts that are staged with dated decor so we were excited to see that this was not the case. The views from our room facing the water were beautiful. It was cold and windy so we spent quite a bit of time inside but enjoyed it nevertheless. They always made sure we were cozy and had all we need to relax and enjoy ourselves. We will absolutely come back and tell others about it.

A lovely weekend with friends at Lodgecliffe B&B

3.8 on February 02, 2015

We loved our weekend stay at Lodgecliffe with some dear friends of ours. I tried to put in Outstanding for some of the categories but it wouldn't let me - so let me say here that the Service was Outstanding! Juli and her mom were gracious hostesses and made us feel so comfortable and welcome! The B&B is spotless and beautiful. The breakfast was wonderful - yummy scones, a wonderful fruit dish with homemade yogurt and a delicious quiche that Juli and her mom made! We loved every minute of our stay - except when we had to leave! The six of us hope to come back again soon!

November Overnight

4.6 on November 22, 2014

We stayed one night at Lodgecliffe while our daughter was visitng Salisbury University about 40 minutes away. Our stay overall was fantastic. This B&B is directly on the Choptank River near the mouth of the Chesapeake, so the views are awesome. We were in the Captain's Room on the first floor. For some it may be a privacy issue as it is right next to the front entrance. We were the only guests for the night, so it was not an issue for us. The room and Inn interior are great, clean and well kept. Don't let the exterior fool you (it needs a little maintenance), the interior is as depicted in the photos. Our hosts were very friendly and accomodating. Our breakfast was fantastic and provided more food than other B&B's that we have visited in the past. We plan to return in the future.

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Rooms & Rates

Captain's Cabin

In memory of Capt. Willard Richardson, this room speaks of nautical charm with a crisp, modern flair. The largest room at Lodgecliffe, it offers a king size bed, private bath, comfortable seating area and an expansive river view.

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

Nightly Rate: $160 - $190

Jim and James Room

This room is dedicated to Jim Richardson and James Michener. Jim was a local boat builder who inspired a character in the book, Chesapeake by Michener. The room features a queen size bed, as well as a twin size day bed, private bath and private front porch entrance.

  • Maximum Capacity: 3
  • Bathroom Private Bath
  • Beds 1 Queen , 1 Twin

Nightly Rate: $150 - $180

The Chesapeake Zen Room

Simple, but elegant, this room exudes tranquility. Offering a private entrance onto Lodgecliffe’s expansive back deck, the Zen room offers a king size bed, private bath and beautiful views of the lower Choptank.

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

Nightly Rate: $170 - $200

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Location Type

Riverside, Small town


Baltimore, MD (BWI-Baltimore Washington) 60 miles

Directions to property:

From Sunburst Hwy (Hwy 50) take Maryland Ave to a right on Spring St. Go to second light, turn right on High St to a left on Water St. Water St will turn into Hambrooks. Just past Pink's Pond (on your left) Hambrooks Rd turns off to left. Go through stop sign to a right on Buena Vista. Buena Vista ends at Choptank Terrace and our B&B is directly across the street, through the gates just to your left.

Area Attractions

Antique Shopping, Art Galleries, Beach, Concert venue, Gourmet/Fine Dining, Historical interests, Live Music, Movie Theater, Museum, National/State parks, Nature area, Ocean, Outlet Stores, Picnic area, Religious Services, River

Inn Details

Establishment type

Bed and Breakfast

On-site amenities

Board games, Copier, Internet Service, Library, Telephone, Wedding Facilities , Spacious deck with expansive river views

Room amenities

Air conditioning, Alarm clock, Ceiling fans, Hairdryer, Private entrance, Wi-Fi

On-site activities

Bicycle rental, Bicycle riding trails, Bicycles, Bird watching, Boating, Canoeing, Fishing, Golfing, Hiking trails, Hunting, Kayaking, Sailing, Shopping, Sight-seeing, Swimming

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  • Check In:: 3-6 pm
  • Check Out:: 11 am
  • Open All Year Round: Yes
  • Smoking Allowed: No
  • Drinking Allowed: Yes
  • Alcohol Provided No
  • Suitable For Children: Limited
  • Childcare Provided: No
  • Guest Pets Allowed: No
  • Disabled Access No

Terms and Conditions

  • Accepted payments AMEX, VISA, Discover, Mastercard, Personal checks, Travelers checks, Cash
  • Cancellations: A deposit equal to one night’s stay is required to hold all reservations. If your travel plans change, please call us at least fourteen days prior to your arrival date and we will refund your deposit (minus a $25 processing fee). In the unlikely event that you must cancel or shorten your visit with less than seven days notice, please understand that we must ask you to take full responsibility for your reservation. If we can re-book your room for all or part of your original stay, an appropriate refund will be made.



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  • Time Served: 8:30 a.m.
  • Serving Location: porch (weather permitting), open-air deck (weather permitting), Dining Room

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