Spencer Silver Mansion

200 S Union Avenue , Havre De Grace, MD 21078 USA (Show map)


Join your hosts in a stunningly restored Victorian Mansion for a relaxing and romantic evening and a lavish gourmet breakfast in the morning. The four guest rooms in the mansion are furnished with walnut victorian antiques. The parlors have been restored featuring oak woodwork, brilliant stained glass and period fixtures. A very private Carriage House suite offers a whirlpool bath and fireplace with a spiral staircase to the sleeping loft.



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  • Guest room5
  • Service4.8
  • Value4.8
  • Cleanliness4.8
  • Onsite Dining4.8

I love this mansion!

5 on October 16, 2012

My boyfriend and I stayed here when we had to be in the area for the Maryland Faerie Festival as he was an artist there. We LOVED our stay! Carol is such a pleasant woman to have as a hostess. The mansion is just stunning and so nicely decorated and comfortable. We were really just looking for a reasonably priced place to stay while we were away from home and I'm so glad we found this gem! We will be back!

Wow! Just wow!

5 on June 27, 2012

This is the best little b and b! My partner and I stayed here for only a night and wished we had stayed longer! From check in to check out, it is a completely unique,friendly and personable experience. The owner, Carol, is a fantastic lady and great cook. Her and her staff provide the most hospitable service. I recommend this hotel with utmost confidence. When we checked in, she was gracious enough to whip out a handy map and notate points of interest in Havre de Grace. She pointed out the best restaurants to eat and which ones had the best views. Carol also gave us the grand tour and showed us rooms that were not yet checked into. The house itself is an absolute gem. Spencer Silver is a Victorian antiquity bedecked with period pieces. Each room has its own personality and each and everyone of them is exquisite. Everything from the pocket doors to the mouldings to the carpeting is absolutely breathtaking. The rooms are incredibly cheap for their size and accommodations Yes, there is a shared bath but people come and go whenever so there is no problem securing the facilities. The garden out back is a stunner. We enjoyed coffee out there and forgot that we were in the real world. The little cat even came to pay us a visit. Breakfast was a home cooked gourmet affair. Carol takes request and delivers. She made these incredible pancakes. I wanted to take lessons from her. On a food note, she has little goodies,some homemade, scattered throughout the mansion. Most rooms have fruit and little candies. There is access to coffee and tea in the downstairs hall. There is also a little fridge down there if needed. This was by far the best service experience I have come across. Carol will sit and talk with you and generally, make you feel welcome and at home. I would definitely stay again. Everything was just perfect and made a great end to my vacation. If you get the chance to, this is one b and b opportunity you don't want to miss.

Nice Get Away

5 on January 30, 2012

What a Wonderful place to get away from a busy schedule and just relax. The mansion was done very nicely, with beautiful furnishings, relaxing atmosphere and a very nice hostess (Carol). Havre De Grace was also very nice to just walk around and visit various shops.

Awesome place to stay!

5 on June 08, 2011

What an awesome place to stay!! Beautifully kept, very clean and the hostess was wonderful! A quaint town to stay in with great restaurants and shopping.

Spent the Blizzard of 2010 in the Carriage house

5 on February 08, 2010

We just spent 3 nights in the Carriage House at the Spencer Silver Mansion, it was AWESOME! The main house is a beautiful Victorian mansion and the lovely Carriage House sits directly behind it. We were looking for a cozy place to hunker down for the storm and this was the perfect place. The Carriage house is completely charming with the fireplace, spiral stair to the bedroom and great jacuzzi tub for two - the tub was great after walking around town in the snow! Breakfast was incredible. The staff were beyond pleasant and helpful. They even pay attention to little details, like having fresh ground coffee, creamer and candies in the room. Our entire stay was picture perfect. Whether you are coming from far away, or looking for a local hideaway, I strongly suggest you look into staying with Carol!

Awesome house, great innkeeper, great location.

4.2 on April 19, 2008

I reserved the carriage house for my one-year anniversary, and was totally happy I did it. I was only there for one night, but I plan on staying there again in the future. The carriage house is separate from the main house, so that's nice for privacy. It's two floors, with the bedroom on the second floor up a spiral staircase. The bed was very comfortable. There is a kitchenette, and a living room with a fireplace on the main floor. There is a hot-tub in the bathroom, and it's bigger than the picture makes it seem. Walking over to the home the next morning, we met the innkeeper for breakfast. She owns the home, and runs the B&B and is VERY approachable for conversation. The house is well kept, and clean. Carol (the innkeeper/owner) is very detail oriented, and it's apparent in how she's restored the home. Everything from period antiques, to detailed wallpaper on the ceiling, to custom Italian plasterwork on the ceiling, to stained glass windows. Even the outside of the house is taken care of...which is saying A LOT for old Victorian homes like this. To sum it up, this place is totally worth the price alone, but if you talk to Carol and walk around the house you'll get more than you paid for.

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Location Type

Lancaster, Susquehanna State Park, Concord Point Lighthouse, Longwood Gardens, Elk Neck State Park, Havre de Grace Decoy Museum, Small town, Village


Baltimore, MD (BWI-Baltimore Washington) 45 miles

Directions to property:

From I-95, take Havre de Grave exit follow Md 155 east to Juniata St(turn right). At first light, turn left(Otsego St.). Go three blocks and turn right onto Union Ave. Go through the first light and go one block further to the corner of Union Ave. and Bourbon St. We are on the right at 200. S. Union Ave. Union Ave., inn is on right at corner of Bourbon St and Union

Area Attractions

Antique Shopping, Aquarium, Art Galleries, Beach, Gourmet/Fine Dining, Historical interests, Live Music, Movie Theater, Museum, National/State parks, Nature area, Decoy carving shops and museum, Performing Theater, Religious Services, River, Ruins, Winery, Zoo

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Inn Details

Establishment type

Historic Inn

On-site amenities

BBQ grill, Board games, CD player, Conference Rooms, Library, Private entrance, Telephone, Washer/dryer, Wedding Facilities , Antique furnishings throughout, fountain in yard.

Room amenities

Air conditioning, Alarm clock, Fireplace, Radio, TV, VCR

On-site activities

Bicycle rental, Billiards, Bird watching, Boating, Canoeing, Downhill Skiing, Fishing, Golfing, Hiking trails, Horseback riding, Hunting, Kayaking, Sailing, Shopping, Sight-seeing, Swimming, Table Tennis, Tennis courts, Water sports

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  • Check In:: 2:00 pm
  • Check Out:: 11:00 am
  • Open All Year Round: Yes
  • Smoking Allowed: Outside only To outside porches
  • Drinking Allowed: Yes
  • Alcohol Provided No
  • Suitable For Children: Limited Guests may ask to have their room "Child proofed".
  • Childcare Provided: Limited Your host will be happy to call a few local babysitters.
  • Guest Pets Allowed: Prior approval required Well behaved pets are allowed in Carriage House only. $10 chg
  • Disabled Access Limited

Terms and Conditions

  • Accepted payments AMEX, VISA, Discover, Mastercard, Personal checks, Travelers checks, Cash
  • Deposit Amount Required: 1 night
  • Cancellations: Guests must give ten days notice of cancellation. If the cancellation is made within the ten days and the room cannot be re-rented, the guest will be charged the equivalent of one night's stay.
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Carol Nemeth

Resident Pets

Cats , Tropical and Goldfish

About the innkeepers

Your innkeeper enjoys gardening, historic preservation, bird watching and the arts.

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  • Time Served: 7:00 a.m. to 10:30 a.m.
  • Serving Location: Breakfast/dining room, Breakfast/dining area

Special meal options


Signature Dish

Apple French Toast
Freshly sliced apples and French bread are baked in a custard cream sauce and served with either sausage, bacon or ham and a side of home fries.

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