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 May 13, 2015
Innkeepers Cindy and Jefferson were fantastic. We stayed for three nights and had great food, rooms, views and company!
5 on April 21, 2015
Wonderful room, very comfy bed, great breakfast and Cindy is the best innkeeper ever.
4.8 on April 20, 2015
Rooms older so of course not as ample space as newer places, but if you like charm, this is your place. And, the gourmet breakfasts can't be beat. Place was immaculate, and great value for the money. So serene and peaceful. Fun to take the free ferry! A definite relaxing retreat away from it all. Birding paradise.
5 on April 06, 2015
We love Whitehaven Hotel. Best kept secret in all of the Eastern Shore. Cindy the Inn Keep is one of the most wonderful and thoughtful people ever. She is kind and very thoughtful - she brings a very special warm, open and accepting quality to all who come to the Inn.
5 on March 25, 2015
Each year a group of friends meet at Whitehaven to enjoy the inn, its porches, its views, its hospitality and our friendship. The innkeeps are the best in the business. Beds are comfy, decor is charming , breakfast is yummy. And price is great for an inn.
5 on March 18, 2015
We stayed at the Whitehaven Hotel for one night in March 2015. We had a wonderful time and will definitely be back! Cindy and Jefferson were great hosts! The special dinner that Cindy prepared for this weekend was excellent as was the breakfast. I would highly recommend this B&B to anyone looking for a getaway weekend.
4.8 on January 12, 2015
Having watched the Whitehaven B & B go through its restoration stage about 18 years ago, we finally took the step to spend a night in this beautiful home. The room was absolutely charming, the general areas inviting, and the atmosphere warm (although the weather was below 32 degrees). While every thing was more than satisfactory, the best part was our hostess, Cindy. Her charm and concern for our comfort and enjoyment were evident plus she prepared a terrific breakfast. Whitehaven plus Cindy is a real deal!
5 on December 17, 2014
Quiet, friendly atmosphere. Antiques everywhere! Comfy bed. Outstanding breakfast! Beautiful location.
5 on December 03, 2014
This was my 11th year visiting the Whitehaven Hotel. This has become a yearly retreat for me. Cindy is one the best persons I have ever met. She is kind, compassionate, and makes the best breakfasts!!! The hotel is beautiful as are the grounds. I wish I could live there forever : )
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.
Wicomico River, Wicomico County, Countryside, Small town, Village, Waterview
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, Fireplace, Fridge, Hairdryer, Ironing Board, Radio, Turndown Service, Wi-Fi, Wired internet
Bicycles, Bird watching, Boating, Canoeing, Fishing, Golfing, Hunting, Kayaking, Antique Shopping, Boat Cruises to Winery, Shopping, Sight-seeing
Low fat , Restrictive , Vegetarian , Childrens