Alexander House Booklovers B & B

30535 Linden Ave. (corner of Linden & Beckford Ave.), Princess Anne, MD 21853 USA (Show map)


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

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Innkeepers: Elizabeth Alexander



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  • Guest room4.8
  • Service4.8
  • Value4.8
  • Cleanliness4.8
  • Onsite Dining4.8

Hostess made this a perfect stay!

5 on May 13, 2015

Before heading to DC for a series of meetings, my wife and I wanted to explore the Delmarva peninsula. The first few days of our stay, we made trips to Assateague Island, enjoying the beach on the Atlantic side, and a great boat tour on the Chincoteague Island at the suggestion of our Hostess, Elizabeth. Since we are from Colorado, we especially counted on her knowledge of the local lore and high points for a short visit. Elizabeth was spot-on for dining suggestions as well. Then as we found time to visit, enjoyed her knowledge of literature as the rooms in the home suggest - Jane Austen, Langston Hughes, Robert Louis Stevenson., etc. One of the books must have covered breakfast recipes - all were great. If you are given the option, ask for the French Toast with the Apricot Compote - really a treat to start your day. Elizabeth not only shared her home, but her time in conversations with guests. Even at the first visit, she made us feel as welcome as a family member. We are sure to return for a visit just to enjoy the ambiance!

and very knowledgable about he area,giving great suggestions for places to visit, eat and discover.

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

So Relaxing!

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.

Amazing and unique experience

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.

Really nice place

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.

A great place

5 on January 08, 2007

Repeat visitor. Loved the serenity,the conversation,food and decor.

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Rooms & Rates

Jane Austen

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

Nightly Rate: $110 - $125

Langston Hughes

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

Nightly Rate: $95 - $110

Robert Louis Stevenson

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

Nightly Rate: $95 - $110

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Location Type

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

Directions to property:

From Rt 13 (heading north or south, turn onto Linden Ave, go one long block east to stop sign. The Alexander House is at the southeast corner of Beckford and Linden Avenues. (From the north heading south: Linden turnoff is after the three lights of Princess Anne. From the south heading north on Rt. 13: it's the third right turn after entering Princess Anne limits (Nationwide Insurance cottage on corner of 13 and Linden). We are 30 minute drive from Ocean City, MD.

Area Attractions

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

Inn Details

Establishment type

Bed and Breakfast

On-site amenities

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.

Room amenities

Air conditioning, Fridge, Hairdryer, Internet Service, Wi-Fi, Wired internet

On-site activities

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

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  • Alcohol Provided

Terms and Conditions



Elizabeth Alexander

Languages spoken

some French/Italian, some Japanese, English, Spanish

Resident Pets

About the innkeepers

Writing, gardening, cooking. Elizabeth is a retired journalist and teacher, now writing books and plays.

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

Special meal options

Low fat , Restrictive , Vegetarian , low sodium, Vegan