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Somerset House

P.O. Box 556 30556 Washington Street, Princess Anne, MD 21853 USA (Show map)
8 Reviews
$115 - $160
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The Somerset House is decorated with period furnishings and offers 2 rooms. Our elegant rooms feature twelve-foot ceilings, antique queen-size beds,fireplaces and private baths, one with a sauna. Relax in our parlor, furnished with antiques, or play our 1905 Steinway grand piano or a two manual French-style harpsichord. Elegant gardens include an English boxwood parterre and antique roses. Enjoy afternoon refreshments, or try your hand at bocce or croquet on the bowling lawn. The Somerset House is a perfect base from which to explore local antique shops, ferry on the Chesapeake Bay to visit unique Smith Island, or visit the National Park at Assateague/Chincoteague.



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  • Guest room4.9
  • Service4.8
  • Value4.9
  • Cleanliness4.9
  • Dining5

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Somerset House

4.2 on July 26, 2011

Lovely old home, very friendly and helpful hosts, and wonderful breakfasts.

A hidden treasure!

5 on July 06, 2011

We spent three wonderful days at the Somerset House, using it as a base to tour Somerset and Worcester Counties. Our trip was made at the last minute and although we booked for two nights, it was so wonderful we extended for an extra night. Jay and Deborah are charming, welcoming and attentive hosts who engage their guests in interesting conversation while serving up iced tea in the beautifully manicured garden and a surprise each day for breakfast. Our room and the entire house is a treasure trove of history and antiques. We can not speak highly enough of this lovely b and b experience.

Historic House and Erudite Hosts

5 on June 14, 2010

This B&B has it all -- history (built by John Crisfield), beautiful gardens, excellent breakfast, charming rooms, and delightful hosts. You must ask Jay to share his travel stories from around the world. Princess Anne is centrally located for easy day trips to Tangier and Smith Islands, Snow Hill, and Furnaceville.

Immediately felt at home

5 on June 09, 2010

We stayed three nights at Somerset House and immediately felt at home. The hosts, Jay and Deborah Parker, provided a welcoming and comfortable visit together with enthusiasm and knowledge about the Eastern Shore, mouth watering breakfasts in the beautiful dining room, wine in the parlor, large bedrooms with private bath, boxwood gardens, and a key to the front door!

Review of Somerset House, Princess Anne, MD

4.8 on April 02, 2010

We recently spent an evening at Somerset House in Princess Anne, Maryland and enjoyed it very much. Make sure to ask about the history of the buildings and gardens and take time to admire the antiques and art. Also, they have a wonderful (world class) book collection and are happy to provide a book mailer so guests an finish reading a book they borrow and then send it back.

A great getaway in Princess Ann.

5 on October 14, 2009

Having scurried the world for a first-cut B&B we found it almost in our own backyard in quaint Princess Ann. Jay and Deborah, just by themselves, are a world-class chef, inspiring pianist, storied racontieur, font of local knowledge and trivia, and born host, all rolled into two. You will not, in this lifetime, do better.

Quaint, quiet, charming, elegant, and fun

5 on October 13, 2009

Deborah teaches AP English, Jay plays the piano, and both bring good conversation and wit with the sumptuous breakfasts (think homemade blueberry syrup with your waffle). Bring your bikes, Jay knows the trails. We have been guests three times and plan to go back.


5 on October 13, 2009

Accomodations are great, but the hosts are what makes this place really special. Jay loves to meet new people and is very interesting to talk with. If you want information, he will give you as much or as little as you want. Deborah is delightful as well, but your disappointment in not seeing her very much is definitely outweighed by her fantastic cooking.

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Location Type

Small town


Baltimore, MD (BWI-Baltimore Washington) 116 miles

Directions to property:

From Rte 13, take Mt. Vernon Road East to stop sign, turn right onto Somerset Avenue. Proceed to town center. After two stoplights, take first left onto Washington Street, and park. Somerset House (30556) is second house on the left.

Area Attractions

Beach, Historical interests, National/State parks, Nature area, Ocean, Blackwater Wildlife Refuge, Kayaking, Chincoteague, Assateague, Cruises to Smith or Tangier Island, Museum of Wildfowl Art, Picnic area, River

Inn Details

Establishment type

Private Home Bed and Breakfast

On-site amenities

Board games, CD player, Ceiling fans, Computer, Conference Rooms, Copier, In-room internet, Fax Machine, Internet Service, Piano, Radio, Wedding Facilities , Sauna, Formal Boxwood Gardens, Croquet, Bocce, Harpsichord

Room amenities

Air conditioning, Alarm clock, BBQ grill, Bath robes, Fireplace, Hairdryer

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  • Check In:: 4:00 to 7:00
  • Check Out:: 11:00
  • Open All Year Round: Yes
  • Smoking Allowed: Outside only Outdoors only.
  • Drinking Allowed: Yes
  • Alcohol Provided Outside only
  • Suitable For Children: Limited
  • Childcare Provided: No
  • Guest Pets Allowed: No
  • Disabled Access No

Terms and Conditions

  • Accepted payments VISA, Mastercard, Travelers checks, Cash
  • Deposit Amount Required: One night's stay, by check or credit card.
  • Cancellations: If cancelled 7 days or more in advance, full refund less $10.00. If less than 7 days, refund only if we can rebook that room.



Deborah and Jay Parker

Languages spoken

some Spanish, English

About the innkeepers

gardening, reading, music, Scrabble, BBC4

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  • Time Served: 8:30 to 9:30
  • Serving Location: Dining Room


P.O. Box 556 , 30556 Washington Street, Princess Anne, MD 21853 USA (Show map)

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