Featured on the NBC Today Show, in The Washington Post, Baltimore Magazine, Budget Travel and Chesapeake Life Magazine. 2012 winner of the Maryland Life Magazine Reader's Choice Award for Finest B & B on the Lower Eastern Shore. Come down in time to a place that celebrates books and writers. The Alexander House Booklovers Bed & Breakfast is a literary-themed Victorian home in the Princess Anne historic district; it features dramatic colors and whimsical details that create a feel-good, relaxed atmosphere. Immerse yourself in the jazzy Harlem Renaissance of The Langston Hughes Room; dream a high seas-adventure in The Robert Louis Stevenson Room; revel in the romance of Regency England in the grand Jane Austen Room, relax with a book in the Mark Twain Reading Parlor & Library. Partake of a gourmet breakfast, afternoon tea or evening liquour in the charmingly French Cafe Colette (for inn guests only). Enjoy a stroll through the relaxed historic town of Princess Anne, filled with lovingly preserved homes from the Colonial, Federal and Victorian eras. Between the Beach (wild ponies of Assateague or Ocean City) and the Chesapeake Bay, we are surrounded by lush rivers (canoeing and kayaking) and open savannahs. It's a wildlife and bird haven, a delight for nature lovers. Ask about our winter writers' retreats and girls getaway group rates. Bookloversbnbdotcom
5 on June 18, 2014
We visited Assateague to see the wild ponies, kayaked on the Manokin River and discovered treasures in the shops in town. We thoroughly enjoyed our stay. Lee and Dan Paashaus
5 on November 01, 2011
My husband and I stayed here for a 3-day weekend last year. The innkeeper was so friendly and helpful, the stay was so peaceful and relaxing. I was recuperating from an illness and found the literary theme and reading room so restful. We'll be staying there again.
5 on October 18, 2011
The ambiance is wonderful, whimsical yet sophisticated. We loved our Jane Austen Room with all the little details that brought Jane to life. The Mark Twain Library has a great selection of books and a relaxing atmosphere. Elizabeth's breakfasts were marvelous, the crepes yummy! We also enjoyed the beautiful veranda, so private and colorful.
4.0 on April 24, 2011
Elizabeth, My husband and I really enjoyed our recent stay at your B and B. The Jane Austen room was really nice and the town of Princess Anne is really quaint. Loved your porch and breakfast was super! Also super pizza at the Flying Crane.
5 on January 08, 2007
Repeat visitor. Loved the serenity,the conversation,food and decor.
In historic district, Chesapeake Bay, Assateague National Seashore, Ocean City- 30 min. drive, Smith and Tangier Islands, Countryside, Village
Baltimore, MD (BWI-Baltimore Washington) 140 miles
Cross the Annapolis Bay Bridge heading east, take 50 south to Salisbury bypass, take Rt. 13 south to Princess Anne.
Antique Shopping, Beach, Gourmet/Fine Dining, Historical interests, Museum, National/State parks, Nature area, Ocean, Chincoteague& wild ponies 30 minutes, Salisbury Zoo 10 miles, two nearby churches from the 1700's, Summer and Fall Farmers Market crafts & music, Wildlife Refuge-Bird sanctuary 1 mile, Teackle Mansion 3 blocks, Picnic area, Religious Services, River, Ruins, Zoo
Bed and Breakfast
Board games, Fireplace, Library, Telephone, Washer/dryer , Lovely verandah on which to sit, day or night, microwave in cafe for guest use., Small refrigerator in cafe for guest use.
Air conditioning, In-room internet, Fridge, Hairdryer, Internet Service, Wi-Fi
Bicycle riding trails, Bicycles, Bird watching, Boating, Canoeing, Fishing, Golfing, Hiking trails, Hunting, Kayaking, Salisbury Zoo, Abundant Antique Stores, Old Princess Anne Days October, Old Princess Anne Days October, Sailing, Shopping, Sight-seeing, Swimming, Water sports
some French/Italian, some Japanese, English, Spanish
Writing, gardening, cooking. Elizabeth is a retired journalist and teacher, now writing books and plays.
Low fat , Restrictive , Vegetarian , low sodium, Vegan