Whitehaven Hotel

River Street & Whitehaven Road , Whitehaven, MD 21856 USA (Show map)


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.




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  • Guest room4.6
  • Service4.8
  • Value4.6
  • Cleanliness4.7
  • Onsite Dining4.7

Arrive as a guest, leave as a friend

5 on January 02, 2016

My wife and I found this gem while bike riding. We couldn't believe this treasure was only 7 miles from our home across the ferry! We immediately thought of staying there New Years Eve with good friends. We celebrated the New Year with the local residents who brought delicious pot luck dishes including baked ham, wild goose pie, fresh oysters and more! Enjoyed great music provided by a guy named David. Cindy the Inn Keeper makes you feel like you are family coming for a visit. Jefferson the Hotel Handy Man and overall hotel and area Historian was very friendly and welcomed us there. Jefferson and Cindy prepared a breakfast fit for royalty! They never made us feel like a hotel guest but rather a friend who came for a visit. I loved the fact that I was "unplugged" from the electric leash we all carry in our pockets. No phone, facebook, and TV! Gave us an opportunity to spend quality time together! My wife and I plan on returning Valentines weekend as well as our Anniversary in 2016!

Elegant and comfortable

4.6 on December 28, 2015

A very romantic place to spend our first Christmas as a married couple. Beautiful isolated location on an estuary. Because of the holiday, breakfast was limited, but we could tell that the owner, Cindy, normally takes it quite seriously.

Thanksgiving 2015

5 on December 06, 2015

We have stayed here for the last 4 years, every time it has been peaceful and rejuvenating. Cindy the innkeeper is so gracious and friendly and makes us feel like family when we are there. It's a special way for us to spend this holiday!!

Consistently wonderful!

5 on November 18, 2015

Don't come here if you're looking for exciting night life. But if gentle breezes, quiet river views, and stunning sunsets are more your style, then this is the place. We had a cozy room in November, with wonderful food and a fun night of bingo. So relaxing! Cindy and Jefferson are the best!

We left as friends...

5 on November 12, 2015

My wife and I were treated to this stay as a gift from our son, a grad of Salisbury U. who had always wanted to explore it. We did it for him! And what a discovery! We so thoroughly enjoyed ourselves that returning to the grind has been eased by thinking about the beauty of the Inn, the warmth and kindness shown by the Hostess Cindy and her associate, Jefferson, the perfectly done decor, comfort of the room the breakfasts and wine at sunset and the Inn in total array of 19th Century Maryland. We shall return...it is a promise.

A Very Fine Stay

4.2 on November 07, 2015

Our inn keeper, Cindy, was wonderful and very personable. She provided gourmet level breakfasts for our two day stay. My husband and I stayed in the Victorian room, which was appointed with lovely antiques. The queen bed was firm and made for a restful stay. We had access to a private screen enclosed porch accessed directly through a door in the bedroom. The long porch overlooks the Wicomico River. That view was just magnificent. If you are a birder, there were lots to see. Canadian Geese made their way south on our watch. The grounds are pretty and the Inn is tastefully decorated with antiques. We felt very refreshed after our stay. My husband greatly enjoyed his golf outing at nearby Green Hill Golf course. We are already planning a future stay.

Relaxing stay

4.0 on November 01, 2015

We enjoyed our stay. It was very relaxing, a beautiful setting, and the rooms were clean and well-decorated. The bed was VERY comfortable. We enjoyed taking the ferry across the river.

Autumn Eastern Shore Getaway

5 on October 25, 2015

We were thrilled with our stay at the Whitehaven Hotel. Our room was beautiful, well-appointed, and comfortable. We were made to feel right at home by Cindy and Jefferson, who were both so very friendly. The breakfasts were absolutely delicious, and the afternoon wine and grapes were a nice and welcome touch. The building is absolutely gorgeous - it felt like we'd stepped back in time. The grounds and the surrounding area, with the beautiful marshes, the Wicomico River, the historic ferry, the charming village of Whitehaven and all of southwestern Wicomico County and its palpable sense of history, were just so lovely and so pleasant. I really just can't say enough about the whole experience.

Yes! Outstanding!

5 on October 12, 2015

This was a return to Whitehaven we anticipated all year and of course, we were not disappointed. Cindy was her effervescent self and treated all of us like family. It's indeed, a unique and incredibly pleasant, friendly place to visit. Now, about the beauty....the rooms are exquisite as are the views, and the quiet. Plenty of chairs on plenty of porches. Lovely antiques and decorating in the style of the period. Plenty of fascinating historical information/photos, etc., placed tastefully around in the rooms. A charming gift store with lovely items, tastefully chosen. Yes, we'll be back and again, counting the days. Thank you, Cindy. You went bay beyond expectations again, this year. Nikki and Vince Serra

A most convivial visit at the Whitehaven Hotel

4.0 on August 23, 2015

The hostess sent the tone the minute we arrived and her friendliness and the front porch enabled strangers to become friends as we lingered, watching the ospreys and the ferry. The breakfasts were delicious. It was the most relaxing few days I've had in a long time.

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Location Type

Wicomico River, Wicomico County, Countryside, Small town, Village, Waterview


Baltimore, MD (BWI-Baltimore Washington) 80 miles

Area Attractions

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

Inn Details

Establishment type

Other, Bed and Breakfast, Historic Inn, Boutique Hotel

On-site amenities

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

Room amenities

Air conditioning, Alarm clock, Bath robes, Board games, Coffee/Tea facilities, Fireplace, Fridge, Hairdryer, Ironing Board, Radio, Turndown Service, Wi-Fi, Wired internet

On-site activities

Bicycles, Bird watching, Boating, Canoeing, Fishing, Golfing, Hunting, Kayaking, Antique Shopping, Boat Cruises to Winery, Shopping, Sight-seeing

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  • Time Served: 9 AM
  • Serving Location: Porch, Dining Room, Guest room

Special meal options

Low fat , Restrictive , Vegetarian , Childrens

Signature Dish

Danish Pancakes