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 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!
5 on November 26, 2013
a charming getaway location with stunning views of the river and surrounding marshes. ideal for anyone who is looking for a quiet destination away from cellphones, traffic and distractions. Innkeeper Cindy Curran is delightful and genuinely cares about the hotel and her guests. She makes a fabulous breakfast too. We look forward to our next visit.
5 on November 14, 2013
The Victorian with it's great view was most relaxing. Our guided brewery tasting tour couldn't have been more fun. The end to a perfect day was our dinner prepared by our host Cindy. The most delicious beer recipes of BBQ beer shrimp, beer braised short ribs, and cheddar ale soup topped off by a chocolate granache frosted stout cake. YUMMMMMMMMM!!!!!!!!!
5 on November 10, 2013
Can't wait to go again. The place is great...great location, great history, great staff, great food. We cannot wait to go back! Mike and Jonna Hitch
Wicomico County, Wicomico River, Countryside, Village
Baltimore, MD (BWI-Baltimore Washington)
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, Bed and Breakfast
Satellite/Cable TV, TV, TV Video games, Telephone, VCR, Videos, Washer/dryer, Wedding Facilities
Air conditioning, Alarm clock, Amenities Basket, Bath robes, Board games, Coffee/Tea facilities, Fireplace, Fridge, Hairdryer, Ironing Board, Radio, Turndown Service
Canopy Beds, 2 Rooms with Priv. Porch, Maryland Historical Register, Waterfront, Gift Store on Site, Marina Across Street