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 room4.6
  • Service4.8
  • Value4.4
  • Cleanliness4.7
  • Onsite Dining4.7

A dream wedding location!

5 on September 23, 2015

My husband and I have been eyeing up Lodgecliffe on the Choptank as a wedding venue for years. It is the only waterfront bed and breakfast in Cambridge where I have family and the venue is just beautiful. I had gotten a lot of quotes about other waterfront venues on the Shore and without a doubt Lodgecliffe was the most affordable. Working with Juli was so wonderful. She really cared about making our day special and personalized to us. We lived out of town and she was always an email or call away to answer any questions or offer suggestions. She made the long-distance wedding planning process so easy for us! It was so nice to know that we were getting married and working with people who cared about us and didn't think of us as just the 29th wedding they were doing that year like some other places. We had free reign of the place from Friday to Sunday. Juli and her mother Fran couldn't have been more helpful. They offered to help set up flowers and make sure things were in place on our wedding day when we would obviously be occupied. Not only that but they place was beautiful. The rooms were amazing, all of our guests that stayed their were so happy. They all complimented Juli and Fran's wonderful cooking as well! I can't sing enough praises for Lodgecliffe and Juli & Fran! If you are thinking about having a wedding there I'd say go for it. All of our guests were amazed by the venue and that sunset on the water can't be beat! If you are just looking for a special place to stay Lodgecliffe is that as well!

A simply perfect place for a romantic get-a-way for us to stop, rest and recharge ourselves.

5 on August 28, 2015

We stayed at the Lodgecliff for the first time this week. Be assured it will NOT be 8the last. The Innkeeper, Juile and her mom are the most friendly Innkeepers I have ever met. The breakfasts are a marvelous start to your day. The sunsets are the perfect ending. When you are there, you must meet "Ladybug", the official "Greater of the Inn". She is the cuteist, most lovingly, playful little girl. Even though Juile has only operated the Inn for a short time, her talents are natural. They are making improvements to the Inn, and they welcome suggestions. I highly recommend the Lodgecliff for you next stay in the Cambridge, Oxford, Easton or St. Micheals area.

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.

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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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