Vandiver Inn

301 South Union Avenue , Havre De Grace, MD 21078-3201 USA (Show map)


Located just blocks from the Chesapeake Bay in historic Havre de Grace, Maryland, the Vandiver Inn is a beautifully restored 1886 Victorian mansion surrounded by historic homes, museums, golf, shopping, antique stores, marinas and water-oriented activities. Vandiver is the perfect place for ROMANTIC GETAWAYS, weddings, corporate retreat, office parties, special events and dinner parties. The Vandiver Mansion has nine exquisitely appointed rooms, some with fireplaces and private porches and all designed to reward and pamper guests. ALL ROOMS offer private IN-ROOM baths, cable TV, free wireless internet and many other amenities. All rooms are air-conditioned. Fireplace & Jacuzzi suites are available.



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  • Guest room4.6
  • Service4.9
  • Value4.4
  • Cleanliness4.6
  • Onsite Dining4.7

Havre De Fabulous !

5 on April 27, 2014

This is an exceptional and outstanding Bed and Breakfast. We stayed last weekend to celebrate the one year anniversary of our dear friends who were originally married at the Vandiver Inn. We had dinner during the Monday evening supper club and the dinner Susan cooked was fabulous!!! John was very accommodating during our stay. We would highly recommend this bed and breakfast for a wedding or a getaway vacation!

Outstanding Service

4.0 on February 19, 2014

My husband and I booked a room for a quiet weekend to celebrate our anniversary. We could not have been more pleased! The staff was warm and welcoming and the room was spacious and beautifully furnished. We are new to the B&B experience, but this visit was certainly a wonderful experience!

Thank You!

4.0 on March 22, 2011

We stayed at The Vandiver Inn the night of 10 November 2010 and found a world of happiness, grace and kindness. We stayed in a beautifully restored room with an operating fireplace and absolute comfort. John Muldoon proves a few gratis rooms to veterans on the eve of Veterans Day. I was born in Darlington where my grandfather operated Swift's Store in the heart of town. I haven't felt quite as at home in ages. We were provided with a lovely breakfast, John's sincere kindness and good company. We were directed to Price's Seafood Restaurant where we had dinner on the tenth, lunch on the eleventh and proceeded to go antiquing like mad. THIS is MY Maryland. These are MY kind of incredible people! We will be back and with friends. I tend to look at folks, businesses from my little 3-P process; Pleasant, Patient and Professional. The Vandiver Inn FAR exceeds any expectation or wish. Thank You doesn't begin to cover our appreciation and gratitude. John and Susan, THANK YOU! God Bless you and be well until we see you again. Barbara and "Doc" Jeff Lippincott

Where friends meet!

5 on May 27, 2010

A friend from the North met a friend from the South and had a wonderful time. John's breakfast is the ultimate!!

Vandiver is a must in Harve de Grace!

4.6 on September 09, 2008

My fiance and I stayed at Vindiver's last night passing through and absolutely would recommend. The innkeeper was really nice and the rate is better than can be expected (with AAA was $113!). The rooms were decorated very cute and clean, and the breakfast was really good! The best french toast I've had in a long time. The inn is walking distance to a lot of cute shops and restaurants.... if you're in Harve de Grace, definately stay here!

Excellent get away

4.8 on August 29, 2007

I have stayed at the inn several times on business. The hosts could not be more accomodating.The location convenient for business or a few day get away. Great value!

A hidden treasure

5 on May 07, 2007

We hosted our wedding reception at the Vandiver in April, 2007 and were blown away by the attentive staff, amazing food and overall delightful experience. John & Susan Muldoon treat their guests like good friends and go above and beyond to ensure comfort. Our guests included elderly grandparents, very young children and our best friends in their mid-twenties, and the staff and location accomodated them all. Our guests are still raving about the food and the service we received. The Inn is located in the heart of town, and is within walking distance to most points of interest (one of the reasons we booked there to begin with). Take advantage of their monthly Jazz & Wine dinners - my new husband and I will definitely be back for these to relive our perfect weekend.

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Location Type

Chesapeake Bay, Near Brandywine Valley (PA), Susquehanna River, Aberdeen Proving Grounds APG, Havre de Grace, Countryside, Small town


Baltimore, MD (BWI-Baltimore Washington) 30 miles

Directions to property:

FROM I-95 Exit 89 (Havre de Grace, MD): Coming from the north, turn left at end of exit. Coming from the south, bear right at end of exit. Follow signs for Havre de Grace. You’ll be on Rt 155. Stay to the left on 155. 155 will split off w/US-40, but stay STRAIGHT. Eventually the road you’re on will force you to make a hard right onto JUNIATA. Proceed a few blocks and turn LEFT at the light onto OTSEGO. Go a few blocks and Otsego will force you to make a hard right onto UNION. Vandiver is 7-8 blocks on your left at the corner of UNION and FOUNTAIN. FROM US-40, from the South: Pass thru Aberdeen and Rt 22, and continue to Havre de Grace. After you cross Oakington Rd, bear right onto “OLD POST RD” (look for signs to “Historic Havre de Grace Downtown and Marina”. Old Post Rd will become Revolution. Turn LEFT onto UNION Ave. Vandiver is two blocks on your right. FROM US-40, from the North: Cross the Susquehanna River (Hatem Bridge). Get in the left hand lane and turn LEFT at the light onto OTSEGO. Go a few blocks and Otsego will force you to make a hard right onto UNION. Vandiver is 7-8 blocks on your left at the corner of UNION and FOUNTAIN.

Area Attractions

Antique Shopping, Aquarium, Art Galleries, Concert venue, Gourmet/Fine Dining, Historical interests, Live Music, Movie Theater, Museum, National/State parks, Nature area, Chesapeake Bay and the Susquehannah River, Near the Brandywine River Valley (PA), Boating, Kayaking & other water activities, Outlet Stores, Performing Theater, Picnic area, Religious Services, River, Vineyard, Winery, Zoo

Inn Details

Establishment type

Other, Bed and Breakfast, Country Inn, Historic Inn

On-site amenities

Amenities Basket, Bath robes, Board games, Ceiling fans, Computer, Conference Rooms, Copier, DVD Player, Fax Machine, Videos, Washer/dryer, Wedding Facilities , Whirlpool tubs and fireplaces some rooms only, All rooms feature King or Queen beds, All rooms with private baths

Room amenities

Air conditioning, Alarm clock, CD player, Coffee/Tea facilities, Desk, Fireplace, Fridge, Hairdryer, Hot tub/whirlpool tub, Internet Service, Ironing Board, Microwave, Private entrance, Radio, Satellite/Cable TV, TV, Telephone, VCR, Wi-Fi, Wired internet

On-site activities

Bicycles, Boating, Canoeing, Fishing, Golfing, Hiking trails, Hunting, Kayaking, Mountain Bike trails, Sailing, Shopping, Sight-seeing, Water sports

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  • Check In:: 3 PM
  • Check Out:: 11 AM
  • Open All Year Round: Yes
  • Smoking Allowed: Outside only In outside smoking areas only
  • Drinking Allowed: Yes
  • Alcohol Provided Yes
  • Suitable For Children: Yes Babies OK as long as they can sleep through the night.
  • Childcare Provided: No
  • Guest Pets Allowed: No
  • Disabled Access Limited

Terms and Conditions

  • Accepted payments AMEX, VISA, Discover, Mastercard, Diners club, Personal checks, Travelers checks, Cash
  • Cancellations: Must receive cancellation at least 10 prior to first day of stay to avoid full room charges. In certain situations and emergencies, we may issue a limited-use gift certificate for the value of the canceled/unused rooms.



John & Susan Muldoon

Languages spoken

igpay atinlay, English

About the innkeepers

Shark Hunting, Wine Tasting, Sky Diving, as well as an integral part of many covert anti-terrorism operations.

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  • Time Served: 7-9 Weekdays, 8-10 Weekends
  • Serving Location: Breakfast/dining area, Dining Room

Special meal options

Low fat , Restrictive , Vegetarian