The Whitehaven Hotel was saved from the wrecking ball through the cooperative efforts of local residents, the Maryland Historic trust and by those captivated by its charming location in a riverfront Eastern Shore village at the Whitehaven ferry, minutes from the Chesapeake Bay. The Hotel, now one of the last of its kind, provided lodging for travelers crossing the Wicomico by horse to Quantico, Salisbury and Princess Anne and by steamship to ports as far as Baltimore. Nestled on the shore of the Wicomico River, the village of Whitehaven is about 25 minutes outside Salisbury, MD. Other Eastern Shore attractions such as Ocean City, Chincoteague Island and the Assateague National Seashore are also short drives away.
5 on October 26, 2014
If you're looking for a laid-back but historically charming B&B, then this place is for you. It's at the end of the road, unless you wish to take the 3-car ferry across the river. Which means there's not a lot of vehicle traffic noise to fill the air. Mostly just the sounds of water-fowl. I used an inn-provided kayak and took a 5 mile total trip on the Wicomico; went a bit past the Yacht Club. For a PA boy used to small streams, dealing with the wind, swells and tide was a blast! If you're a paddling novice, it might be best to stick with the many inlets that abound on the shoreline. Your're likely to see blue heron. We stayed three nights. The Whitehaven can be a good home base for daytrips in the area. Wife and I visited Berlin (try a malted shake at Raynes Reef) before heading to Assateaque Island and a romantic beach walk. The ponies were an added bonus. My wife enjoyed too many of the Berlin antique shops. If OC Maryland is more your style, it's right there. One night we ate a very nice dinner at the Market Street Inn in Salisbury. We also took a drive to Deal Island; marshland such as we had never seen. Had a beer at Arby's Dockside Bar & Grill. The marina is home to working boats and real people. If you are a jazz lover, tune your radio to FM 91.3 from the University of Maryland Eastern Shore. All in all, we both loved innkeeper Cindy (super breakfasts) and the captivating rooms of the hotel. We were treated like royalty and treasured the fireplaces and the intriguing upstairs hallway. We both would love to return.
5 on October 13, 2014
My wife and I stayed at the Whiltehaven Hotel for a two night stay with another couple from Ohio. We stayed in the Garden room and our friends stayed in the Victorian room which share a wonderful screened in porch with a view of the Wicomico River. The rooms were clean and neat and the sevice, and morning meals were excellent. The innkeeper, Cindy, took care of any needs we had in a cheerful and pleasant manner. We would certainly stay again and look forward to returning.
5 on October 05, 2014
We just got home from our long weekend stay at The Whitehaven Hotel. Cindy and Jefferson made it absolutely perfect! You can tell they love what they do. It truly felt like home and we felt comfortable in every single inch of the place. The kitchen is wonderful and our group helped prepare one of our dinners. The rooms are gorgeous, immaculate and cozy. The views in every direction are beautiful. Getting to the Hotel via the oldest ferry in the US was an added treat. Breakfasts were amazing: bacon, sausage, eggs, fruit...etc. And the coffee was the best. Cannot wait to go back. thank you for a wonderful visit. Nikki and Vince
4.8 on October 02, 2014
Fantastic B & B - I don't ever want to stay in a regular hotel again. The inn keeper, Cindy, is one of the most friendly and gracious hostesses I have ever come across! I will keep coming back. True value for your money!
4.8 on August 20, 2014
Originally booked for 1 night, extended for 2. The hotel is very welcoming, a very relaxed 'feel at home' atmosphere and offers a peaceful, perfect get away to chill out. Cindy & Jefferson made us very welcome, we shared delicious food, great conversation with other guests and just enjoyed relaxing by the river watching the ferry go to & fro and the local wildlife entertain us - ospreys, turtles, humming birds, butterflies. The crab dinner at the Red Roost was an experience not to be missed.
4.6 on August 16, 2014
Very lovely and picturesque
5 on August 09, 2014
Delicious breakfast every morning (and different every day). Clean rooms, great porch. Wonderful quiet town. Cindy, the innkeeper is just lovely! We'll be be back!
5 on July 31, 2014
We spent 3 nites there an were verry pleased . The rooms were very nice , the bed slept well , the Breakfast was different every morning and really great . Watching the Ospreys was fun and Cindy is really a neat person . We will definantly make the visit to the Whitehaven Hotel an annual event . Caution for late arrivals from the South , the Ferry stops running at 7:20 pm.
4.4 on July 29, 2014
This is my third stay at the Whitehaven Hotel. It is the perfect retreat from everyday life, so quiet and serene. Cindy is wonderful and makes a most delicious breakfast. It is a great place for a girl's weekend or personal get away.
4.2 on July 26, 2014
A very peaceful and quiet B&B. The breakfasts were outstanding. Including local veggies and herbs their own garden. Cindy, the inn keeper, made us feel like we were in the home of an old friend.
Wicomico River, Wicomico County, Countryside, Small town, Village, Waterfront
Baltimore, MD (BWI-Baltimore Washington) 80 miles
Antique Shopping, Art Galleries, Beach, Historical interests, Movie Theater, Museum, National/State parks, Nature area, Ocean, Fishing, Skipjack Races, Canoe & Kayak , Local Artists , Salisbury University, Bike Tours, Outlet Stores, Performing Theater, Picnic area, Religious Services, River, Zoo
Other, Bed and Breakfast, Historic Inn, Boutique Hotel
Amenities Basket, BBQ grill, Bike rental, Copier, Outdoor grilling, Satellite/Cable TV, TV, TV Video games, Telephone, VCR, Videos, Washer/dryer, Wedding Facilities, Wheelchair access , Canopy Bed, 2 Rooms with Priv. Porch and fireplaces, Maryland Historical Register, Waterfront, Marina Across Street, Gift Store on Site
Air conditioning, Alarm clock, Bath robes, Board games, Coffee/Tea facilities, In-room internet, Fireplace, Fridge, Hairdryer, Ironing Board, Radio, Turndown Service, Wi-Fi
Bicycles, Bird watching, Boating, Canoeing, Fishing, Golfing, Hunting, Kayaking, Antique Shopping, Boat Cruises to Winery, Shopping, Sight-seeing
Low fat , Restrictive , Vegetarian , Childrens