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.
4.0 on April 10, 2014
My wife and I went to the Whitehaven Hotel (a favorite cruising destination by boat in the summertime) to celebrate her "special birthday" in March this year. We were treated to an unexpected snow event while we were there. It was absolutely beautiful in the snow, and the ambiance with a roaring wood fire in the living room fireplace was a wonderful touch. Innkeeper Cindy was as gracious and welcoming as ever, and her breakfasts were superb. The Victorian Room was very comfortable and since we were the only guests for much of our stay, we had the entire beautiful facility to ourselves. A memorable few days!
5 on March 28, 2014
Cindy is an amzing cook always something new on the menu. when you walk into your room you instanly have no troubles. it is our romantic getaway
5 on March 26, 2014
I stayed at the Whitehaven Hotel on March 21 and March 22 in the Sail Makers Loft and it was amazing. The pictures online did not do it justice. When you walk up the steps you enter into a sitting area that also has its own private porch that over looks all vies of the hotel and water. Than you enter into another sitting area that also enters into the kitchen. Than you walk through some more and you have a nice living space that has a futon that pulls out. You have your own private bathroom that has a claw foot bath tub and a stand up shower.You have a private bed room that has the most comfortable bed!!!! The sail makers loft is very big and would make for a nice girls weekend. Cindy the in keeper is so amazing and nice and just makes you feel welcome. Her breakfest she made us was so good!!!! Between the views and the welcoming of the home it is a great place to get away. Thank You - Amanda Davidson (MandiLeigh Photography)
5 on February 20, 2014
When my husband and I look for a place to stay, we are looking for history, culture and beauty. We found it! The Whitehaven Hotel is listed on the National Historical Register. It is a small hotel (boutique) with a personal touch. It overlooks the banks of the Wicomico River, and you can cross the ferry on the river to go over to southern Maryland nearby towns, Ocean City, MD, Assateague, Salisbury, etc. (or drive the slightly longer route). We felt like we were in the middle of nowhere yet had easy access to other locations. We "accidentally" wound up attending a wonderful Valentine's dinner that Cindy lovingly and deliciously prepares every year. For a great price, we got 2 nights, 2 breakfasts, and a full dinner! It's a wonderful place, for those who want to get away from the crowd, enjoy nature and just relax. The Victorian is the room with the view- bay windows overlooking the river and a wood fireplace. However, there are other rooms, each with their own charms or advantages. Our stay was too short but gave us a desire to return to enjoy another season!
5 on February 19, 2014
We stayed in the Garden room. Outside it was in the 20s during the night but we were toasty warm the entire night. This room is situated in such in a way that there is very little to no foot traffic by the room so we heard nothing while we slept. It is very quiet in this section of the hotel. The room is very well appointed with a gorgeous view of the river and surrounding marsh. We were treated to a wonderful selection of hors d'oeuvres and unlimited wine for several hours before dinner. All the guests sat in the parlor in front of a fire and chatted while talking, eating, and drinking. The meal was delicious!!! The next morning we were greeted with a gourmet breakfast. We have already booked this room for next Valentine Day!
Wicomico County, Wicomico River, 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 , Bike Tours, Salisbury University, Outlet Stores, Performing Theater, Picnic area, Religious Services, River, Zoo, Bicycles, Bird watching, Boating, Canoeing, Fishing, Golfing, Hunting, Kayaking, Antique Shopping, Boat Cruises to Winery, Shopping, Sight-seeing
Other, Boutique Hotel, Historic Inn, Bed and Breakfast
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