The Bishop's House Bed and Breakfast

214 Goldsborough Street , Easton, MD 21601 USA (Show map)


Victorian elegance with 21st Century conveniences featuring whirlpools, working fireplaces, individual climate control, (heat & A/C), off-street parking, complimentary wireless internet and sumptuous breakfasts! Accommodations are large rooms where lovingly created details such as antique furnishings are complimented with modern conveniences. Amenities include Shower Panels, Cable TV/DVD Player, CD Players, Clock Radios, Clock Radios for iPods, Ceiling Fans, Luxurious Sheets & Doeskin Guest Robes, Down Comforters, (in season), Hair Dryer, Lighted Make-up Mirror, Steam Iron & Ironing Board, Guest Refrigerator, Wine Cooler, Ice Maker, on site private off-street parking, secured overnight storage for bicycles, cycling tour maps of Talbot County, complimentary bicycles for guests use, wrap around porch & Courtyard with Fish Pond for rest and relaxation. Centrally located within three blocks of gourmet and casual restaurants, art galleries, museums, spas, antique & specialty shops, farmers' market, and an excellent location for visiting all points of interest in and around Maryland's Eastern Shore and the Delmarva Peninsula. Advanced Reservation Required. Two night minimum stay required for all guest rooms, year round. Inspected by & chartered member of the Maryland Bed and Breakfast Association.



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  • Guest room4.7
  • Service4.7
  • Value4.5
  • Cleanliness4.9
  • Onsite Dining4.8

A Gem in Easton Maryland!

4.0 on August 14, 2016

My mom & I went to Easton MD for a 3-night getaway. Saw Bishop's House on & wanted to try it. Diane the Innkeeper was a pro. I sent a room deposit and she sent a B&B brochure, confirmation & local info. We arrived Friday afternoon. Diane showed me around & noted policy. She had menus for local restaurants, told me about events & had brochures for attractions. Her breakfast menu for next morning was posted. Pear Pancakes w/almonds, egg & brie dish, bacon. Diane went over diet restrictions. I said I like gluten-free but it’s not a must; didn’t mention it when I made reservations. While there I said my Bday was that weekend. An eclectic hat collection adorns the walls in the hallway. Went upstairs & Diane showed me our room: The Governor’s room. She went over the features. Nice room; high ceilings, pretty bathrm. Lots of windows & light. Ceiling fans in bedrm & bathrm. As mom & I settled in, we saw useful notes. Instructions for: whirlpool tub, WiFi, where’s the iron, buckwheat pillows. Mini fridge, TV&CD/DVD player in-room. We brought wine to have a Bday toast. Didn’t need glasses from downstairs; our room had bottle opener & wine glasses already. Diane thought of it all. Our room had all we needed. Although I hadn’t noted gluten-free choices ahead of time, Diane had some at breakfast each morning. Mom wasn’t feeling well, so Diane & her assistant made a plate I took up to her every day. So thoughtful. A basket outside our room door had fresh towels, toilet paper, etc each day. Delicious breakfast every day. Diane & her assistant sang “Happy Birthday” to me one morning; very sweet! Diane anticipates the needs of guests so you don’t have to ask. There’s also a delightful little garden outside that’s nice, especially at night. This place has so much to offer. B&B is near downtown. Can walk to some shops & restaurants. Try The Bishop’s House. Rates are reasonable; great value. Nice time at a well-managed B&B in a charming Victorian house.


4.4 on September 23, 2014

Good food, excellent location, friendly hosts. Bikes to ride. A must for travelers.

What a Grand experience!

4.8 on September 30, 2013

I just spent the weekend in Easton with my wife and had the pleasure to stay at this gem. The Location is amazing, the Ambiance prime, and the owners are the nicest people ever. We stayed in the garden view room and it was just perfect. Will definitely come back and recommend this place to anyone.

Gracious and Restful

4.4 on June 11, 2013

You can tell that our hosts pay attention to detail. There is warm cider and wine and munchies to greet you. The beds are cozy, the breakfast delicious and filling. The staff thinks of the "little things" like wrapping up muffins for later placing footstools below chairs, adjusting lighting. A great place!

Great Weekend

5 on April 05, 2013

Was second time at the Bishop House and enjoyed it very much! Love the town and the residents as well. Super place for a weekend getaway!


5 on April 05, 2013

This was my second visit to Bishop House. The visit was as delightful as the first. Service was wonderful. Food was great. Inn is beautiful. Love Easton

Wonderfull B&B

5 on June 17, 2012

My wife and I have been going to B&B's for over 20 years. It is our preferred way to travel. What a joy it was for us to say at the Bishops House this past weekend. All I can say is that Diane has mastered the art and craft of running a bed and breakfast. All B&B operators are handed two things, the house and property and its location. It is what they do with it that stands out to us. At the Bishops House every little detail has been thought of. It is clean and homey and full of character. The breakfast is over the top, great tasting and more than you can eat. Diane and staff are friendly and accomodating and ever eager to make your stay wonderful. If your vacation plans inculde the eastern shore of Maryland you have to try this B&B.


4.8 on May 07, 2012

Wonderful place to celebrate a special occasion. The innkeepers take care of every little detail. They went over and beyond anything we have experienced in the past.

An Excellent Choice

5 on February 26, 2012

The Bishop House includes three different sitting rooms in addition to your room. The hostess was most helpful and gracious. We really enjoyed her breakfast music and special wall decorations.


5 on December 04, 2011

We've been to many B&Bs before but this one was by far the best. Attention to every detail. Very accommodating. Great breakfasts. Free bike rentals, etc.

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Location Type

Eastern Shore of Maryland, Small town


Baltimore, MD (BWI-Baltimore Washington) 61 miles

Directions to property:

To reach The Bishop's House from Annapolis, Baltimore and Washington, follow Route 50 East across the Chesapeake Bay Bridge to Easton. Turn right at Goldsborough Street. Turn left at Aurora Street and immediately turn right into our driveway.

Area Attractions

Antique Shopping, Art Galleries, Beach, Gourmet/Fine Dining, Historical interests, Live Music, Movie Theater, Museum, National/State parks, Nature area, Academy Art Museum, Chesapeake Bay Maritime Museum, Pickering Creek Audubon Refuge, Blackwater Wildlife Refuge, Sandy Point Park/Beach on the Chesapeake Bay, Adkins Arboretum, Outlet Stores, Performing Theater, Religious Services, River, Winery

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Inn Details

Establishment type

Historic Inn

On-site amenities

Board games, Computer, Desk, Fax Machine, Library, Microwave, Parking, Telephone, VCR, Videos , Private Off-Street Parking, Cycling Maps of Area Available for Guests, Bicycles Available for Guest's Use, Down Comforters in season, Individually controlled A/C & heat in guest rooms

Room amenities

Air conditioning, Alarm clock, Bath robes, CD player, Ceiling fans, DVD Player, Fireplace, Fridge, Hairdryer, Hot tub/whirlpool tub, Ironing Board, Radio, Satellite/Cable TV, TV, Wi-Fi, Wired internet

On-site activities

Bicycle rental, Bicycle riding trails, Bicycles, Bird watching, Boating, Canoeing, Fishing, Golfing, Hiking trails, Horseback riding, Kayaking, Antique browsing, Art galleries & museums, Boat rentals within 2 miles, Wildlife Refuges, Complimentary Bicycles Available for Guests, Avalon Theatre, Sailing, Shopping, Sight-seeing, Swimming, Tennis courts

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  • Check In:: 4:00 -5:00 pm
  • Check Out:: 11:00 am
  • Open All Year Round: Yes
  • Smoking Allowed: Outside only
  • Drinking Allowed: Yes
  • Alcohol Provided No
  • Suitable For Children: No
  • Childcare Provided: No
  • Guest Pets Allowed: No
  • Disabled Access No

Terms and Conditions

  • Minimum Stay: 2 night min. stay required year round; 3 night min. holiday wkends
  • Accepted payments Other, AMEX, VISA, Discover, Mastercard, Diners club, Personal checks, Travelers checks, Cash
  • Deposit Amount Required: Deposit equal to 50% of stay to guarantee reservation. Personal checks, cash, travelers cheques and domestic & international postal money orders accepted to guarantee reservation.
  • Cancellations: Deposit is refundable, less a $35 processing charge, if reservation is canceled at least 72 hours prior to scheduled arrival time.
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Diane Laird-Ippolito and John Ippolito

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  • Time Served: 9 A.M.
  • Serving Location: Dining Room

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