Vandiver Inn

301 South Union Avenue , Havre De Grace, MD 21078-3201 USA (Show map)

About

Located just blocks from the Chesapeake Bay in historic Havre de Grace, Maryland, the Vandiver Inn is a beautifully restored 1886 Victorian mansion surrounded by historic homes, museums, golf, shopping, antique stores, marinas and water-oriented activities. Vandiver is the perfect place for ROMANTIC GETAWAYS, weddings, corporate retreat, office parties, special events and dinner parties. The Vandiver Mansion has nine exquisitely appointed rooms, some with fireplaces and private porches and all designed to reward and pamper guests. ALL ROOMS offer private IN-ROOM baths, cable TV, free wireless internet and many other amenities. All rooms are air-conditioned. Fireplace & Jacuzzi suites are available.

Reviews

Overall
4.7

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  • Guest room4.6
  • Service4.9
  • Value4.5
  • Cleanliness4.6
  • Onsite Dining4.8

Overnight business stay

5 on November 21, 2016

Staff is always friendly accommodating and very helpful. Wine and Beer bar is always a nice friendly atmosphere and place to meet travelers.


Havre De Fabulous !

5 on April 27, 2014

This is an exceptional and outstanding Bed and Breakfast. We stayed last weekend to celebrate the one year anniversary of our dear friends who were originally married at the Vandiver Inn. We had dinner during the Monday evening supper club and the dinner Susan cooked was fabulous!!! John was very accommodating during our stay. We would highly recommend this bed and breakfast for a wedding or a getaway vacation!


Outstanding Service

4.0 on February 19, 2014

My husband and I booked a room for a quiet weekend to celebrate our anniversary. We could not have been more pleased! The staff was warm and welcoming and the room was spacious and beautifully furnished. We are new to the B&B experience, but this visit was certainly a wonderful experience!


Thank You!

4.0 on March 22, 2011

We stayed at The Vandiver Inn the night of 10 November 2010 and found a world of happiness, grace and kindness. We stayed in a beautifully restored room with an operating fireplace and absolute comfort. John Muldoon proves a few gratis rooms to veterans on the eve of Veterans Day. I was born in Darlington where my grandfather operated Swift's Store in the heart of town. I haven't felt quite as at home in ages. We were provided with a lovely breakfast, John's sincere kindness and good company. We were directed to Price's Seafood Restaurant where we had dinner on the tenth, lunch on the eleventh and proceeded to go antiquing like mad. THIS is MY Maryland. These are MY kind of incredible people! We will be back and with friends. I tend to look at folks, businesses from my little 3-P process; Pleasant, Patient and Professional. The Vandiver Inn FAR exceeds any expectation or wish. Thank You doesn't begin to cover our appreciation and gratitude. John and Susan, THANK YOU! God Bless you and be well until we see you again. Barbara and "Doc" Jeff Lippincott


Where friends meet!

5 on May 27, 2010

A friend from the North met a friend from the South and had a wonderful time. John's breakfast is the ultimate!!


Vandiver is a must in Harve de Grace!

4.6 on September 09, 2008

My fiance and I stayed at Vindiver's last night passing through and absolutely would recommend. The innkeeper was really nice and the rate is better than can be expected (with AAA was $113!). The rooms were decorated very cute and clean, and the breakfast was really good! The best french toast I've had in a long time. The inn is walking distance to a lot of cute shops and restaurants.... if you're in Harve de Grace, definately stay here!


Excellent get away

4.8 on August 29, 2007

I have stayed at the inn several times on business. The hosts could not be more accomodating.The location convenient for business or a few day get away. Great value!


A hidden treasure

5 on May 07, 2007

We hosted our wedding reception at the Vandiver in April, 2007 and were blown away by the attentive staff, amazing food and overall delightful experience. John & Susan Muldoon treat their guests like good friends and go above and beyond to ensure comfort. Our guests included elderly grandparents, very young children and our best friends in their mid-twenties, and the staff and location accomodated them all. Our guests are still raving about the food and the service we received. The Inn is located in the heart of town, and is within walking distance to most points of interest (one of the reasons we booked there to begin with). Take advantage of their monthly Jazz & Wine dinners - my new husband and I will definitely be back for these to relive our perfect weekend.


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Rooms & Rates

Murphy Room

A bright airy room with an attached wood paneled sun porch with a cherry day bed (with trundle). King bed with memory foam mattress, new carpet, antique oak dresser, new windows and window treatments, a hair dryer, new flat screen DVD, microwave, small refrigerator, and coffee maker. This room can be combined with the Donahoo Room to sleep six.

  • Maximum Capacity: 2
  • Bathroom Private Bath
  • Beds 1 King

O'Neill

Magnificent original split chimney fireplace with private entrance and semi-private porch. Beautiful Queen bed with a small sitting area and huge private bath with claw foot tub/shower. Decorated with stained glass, leather sofa (not pictured), and antique armoire. This room features our clean burning eco-friendly fireplace.

  • Maximum Capacity: 2
  • Bathroom Private Bath
  • Beds 1 Queen

Stokes

Remodeled room at back of house. Decorated in olives and chocolates. Rear entrance leads to semi-private porch. Memory Foam QUEEN Mattress, new carpet, and a new walk-in glass and tile shower make Stokes one of our most popular basic rooms.

  • Maximum Capacity: 2
  • Bathroom Private Bath
  • Beds 1 Queen

Vandiver

Wonderful honeymoon suite -- luxurious king bed, with spacious sitting area, red brick fireplace and antique mantel. Large corner Jacuzzi tub with shower, private entrance, flat screen tv, refrigerator, microwave, hair dryer, cable television, alarm clock and coffee maker. Access to semi-private porch through front door. This room features our clean burning eco-friendly fireplace.

  • Maximum Capacity: 2
  • Bathroom Private Bath
  • Beds 1 King

z-Lyons Den

Recently remodeled Executive Suite with a private walk-up entrance. Memory Foam Queen Master Bedroom + Living / Dining Space w/Futon, Dining Nook, + Desk, Flat Screen TV & DVD, + Kitchenette w/microwave, 4-Burner Gas Range, Full Size Fridge and New Cabinets + Nice Bath w/small Jacuzzi Tub and Shower + Beautiful Porch Landing with cafe table (tall stairs, see note below). TWO NIGHT MINIMUM STAY REQUIRED FOR THIS ROOM Lyons Den is located across the street from the Vandiver Mansion in the Lyons House (this is the innkeeper residence and offices as well). Breakfast will be served in the Mansion as is check-in (as it is for all of our guests). Originally designed for relocating executives, the room is tastefully decorated in more contemporary tones and furnished as such. In other words, it is not a traditional Victorian experience. Please note: It is on the second floor via a somewhat steep staircase which can be troublesome to some guests.

  • Maximum Capacity: 4
  • Bathroom Private Bath
  • Beds 1 Queen

Cockburn

Beautiful floral decor, king size bed, plus sofabed, sunlit windows. The room also has an antique armoire and smaller jetted tub with shower. Private entrance, hair dryer, cable television, alarm clock and coffee maker. Access to semi-private porch through front door.

  • Maximum Capacity: 2
  • Bathroom Private Bath
  • Beds 1 King

Young

Quiet room in the back of the Kent House with a nod towards Chesapeake Chic. Funky Velvet headboard, KING BED, rustic builtin cabinets, Large Jacuzzi tub with shower, private entrance, hair dryer, cable television, alarm clock and a coffee maker.

  • Maximum Capacity: 2
  • Bathroom Private Bath
  • Beds 1 King

John Henry

KING MEMORY FOAM + a small Sofa Bed + Desk, Flat Screen TV w/DVD, + Full Kitchen !! Located 2nd Floor, Kent House. Breakfast will be served in the Mansion as is check-in (as it is for all of our guests). This room is on the second floor via a somewhat steep staircase which can be troublesome to some guests.

  • Maximum Capacity: 3
  • Bathroom Private Bath
  • Beds 1 King

Jack

Elegant scrolled frame KING bed, private entrance, hair dryer, cable television, alarm clock, private bath w/walk-in shower. 2nd Floor, Front of Kent House.

  • Maximum Capacity: 2
  • Bathroom Private Bath
  • Beds 1 King

Meigs

Newly decorated with industrial and rustic flair, the Miegs Room offers a large sitting area with sofa that coverts to a small bed, large king bed, desk, hand-painted armoire, refrigerator/microwave, large jetted tub, private entrance, cable television, hair dryer, alarm clock, coffee maker, and private back yard with tables and chairs.

  • Maximum Capacity: 2
  • Bathroom Private Bath
  • Beds 1 King

Tydings

Beautiful Four Poster KING bed with an amazing white tiled fireplace. memory Foam topper ensures a great night sleep. Also called the "Wedding Cake Room" because of the detailed ornamentation surrounding the built-in closets and the fireplace. New paint and carpet, large private bath and sitting area with writing desk. Can be combined with Fair Suite to create a 2-bedroom, 2-bath master suite. This room features our clean burning eco-friendly fireplace.

  • Maximum Capacity: 2
  • Bathroom Private Bath
  • Beds 1 King

Wolbert

Soothing new colors and carpet highlight Wolbert's beautifully ornate tiled fireplace. MEMORY FOAM KING bed w/a large private bath with claw foot tub/shower. Writing and vanity table. New flat screen TV. This room features our clean burning eco-friendly fireplace.

  • Maximum Capacity: 2
  • Bathroom Private Bath
  • Beds 1 King

Lawder

Recently redecorated in soothing creams and whites, brand new bathroom with walk-in shower and new carpet throughout. Queen bed. Beautiful tilework and mantle house a clean burning eco-friendly fireplace.

  • Maximum Capacity: 2
  • Bathroom Private Bath
  • Beds 1 Queen

Lafayette

French country accents with KING bed, sitting area with FUTON, refrigerator, fireplace, hair dryer, cable television, and coffee maker. Can be combined with the Thomas Stockett room to create a two bedroom suite. This room features our clean burning eco-friendly fireplace.

  • Maximum Capacity: 2
  • Bathroom Private Bath
  • Beds 1 King

Stockett

Stockett features a hand painted armoire, queen bed, antique fold top desk, hair dryer, cable television, data port, voice mail, CD alarm clock and coffee maker. Can be combined with the Lafayette Room to create a two bedroom suite.

  • Maximum Capacity: 2
  • Bathroom Private Bath
  • Beds 1 Queen

Fair

Decorated in shades of seafoam and sand. Glass enclosed winterized porch with mini-gas fireplace, four-poster queen bed, vanity table, newly remodeled bath with walk-in shower. Fair room can be connected to the Tydings Room to create a 2-bedroom, 2-bath master suite. This room features a mini-gas fireplace located on the porch.

  • Maximum Capacity: 4
  • Bathroom Private Bath
  • Beds 1 Queen

Donahoo

Accented with cream and seafoam, the room boasts a queen bed, new carpet, memory foam mattress, desk and tub w/shower, hair dryer, cable television, alarm clock and coffee maker. Can be combined with the Cora Murphy Suite to create a two bedroom, two bath suite.

  • Maximum Capacity: 2
  • Bathroom Private Bath
  • Beds 1 Queen

Seneca

Newly remodeled room at the back of the house with writing desk. Back door opens to a semi-private porch. Memory Foam QUEEN mattress. Very "chesapeake chic". Walk-in shower stall.

  • Maximum Capacity: 2
  • Bathroom Private Bath
  • Beds 1 Queen

Rodgers

Extra spacious, decorated in tones of slate blue and gold with a beautiful split-chimney fireplace, and access to a semi-private porch. King bed, epic split chimney fireplace and private bath with claw foot tub/shower. This room features our clean burning eco-friendly fireplace.

  • Maximum Capacity: 2
  • Bathroom Private Bath
  • Beds 1 King

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Location

Location Type

Chesapeake Bay, Near Brandywine Valley (PA), Susquehanna River, Aberdeen Proving Grounds APG, Havre de Grace, Countryside, Small town

Airport

Baltimore, MD (BWI-Baltimore Washington) 30 miles

Directions to property:

FROM I-95 Exit 89 (Havre de Grace, MD): Coming from the north, turn left at end of exit. Coming from the south, bear right at end of exit. Follow signs for Havre de Grace. You’ll be on Rt 155. Stay to the left on 155. 155 will split off w/US-40, but stay STRAIGHT. Eventually the road you’re on will force you to make a hard right onto JUNIATA. Proceed a few blocks and turn LEFT at the light onto OTSEGO. Go a few blocks and Otsego will force you to make a hard right onto UNION. Vandiver is 7-8 blocks on your left at the corner of UNION and FOUNTAIN. FROM US-40, from the South: Pass thru Aberdeen and Rt 22, and continue to Havre de Grace. After you cross Oakington Rd, bear right onto “OLD POST RD” (look for signs to “Historic Havre de Grace Downtown and Marina”. Old Post Rd will become Revolution. Turn LEFT onto UNION Ave. Vandiver is two blocks on your right. FROM US-40, from the North: Cross the Susquehanna River (Hatem Bridge). Get in the left hand lane and turn LEFT at the light onto OTSEGO. Go a few blocks and Otsego will force you to make a hard right onto UNION. Vandiver is 7-8 blocks on your left at the corner of UNION and FOUNTAIN.

Area Attractions

Antique Shopping, Aquarium, Art Galleries, Concert venue, Gourmet/Fine Dining, Historical interests, Live Music, Movie Theater, Museum, National/State parks, Nature area, Chesapeake Bay and the Susquehannah River, Near the Brandywine River Valley (PA), Boating, Kayaking & other water activities, Outlet Stores, Performing Theater, Picnic area, Religious Services, River, Vineyard, Winery, Zoo

Inn Details

Establishment type

Other, Bed and Breakfast, Country Inn, Historic Inn

On-site amenities

Amenities Basket, Bath robes, Board games, Ceiling fans, Computer, Conference Rooms, Copier, DVD Player, Fax Machine, Videos, Washer/dryer, Wedding Facilities , Whirlpool tubs and fireplaces some rooms only, All rooms feature King or Queen beds, All rooms with private baths

Room amenities

Air conditioning, Alarm clock, CD player, Coffee/Tea facilities, Desk, Fireplace, Fridge, Hairdryer, Hot tub/whirlpool tub, Internet Service, Ironing Board, Microwave, Private entrance, Radio, Satellite/Cable TV, TV, Telephone, VCR, Wi-Fi, Wired internet

On-site activities

Bicycles, Boating, Canoeing, Fishing, Golfing, Hiking trails, Hunting, Kayaking, Mountain Bike trails, Sailing, Shopping, Sight-seeing, Water sports

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Policies

  • Check In:: 3 PM
  • Check Out:: 11 AM
  • Open All Year Round: Yes
  • Smoking Allowed: Outside only In outside smoking areas only
  • Drinking Allowed: Yes
  • Alcohol Provided Yes
  • Suitable For Children: Yes Babies OK as long as they can sleep through the night.
  • Childcare Provided: No
  • Guest Pets Allowed: No
  • Disabled Access Limited

Terms and Conditions

  • Accepted payments AMEX, VISA, Discover, Mastercard, Diners club, Personal checks, Travelers checks, Cash
  • Cancellations: Must receive cancellation at least 10 prior to first day of stay to avoid full room charges. In certain situations and emergencies, we may issue a limited-use gift certificate for the value of the canceled/unused rooms.

Innkeepers

Name(s)

John & Susan Muldoon

Languages spoken

igpay atinlay, English

About the innkeepers

Shark Hunting, Wine Tasting, Sky Diving, as well as an integral part of many covert anti-terrorism operations.

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Meals

Breakfast

Full

  • Time Served: 7-9 Weekdays, 8-10 Weekends
  • Serving Location: Breakfast/dining area, Dining Room

Special meal options

Low fat , Restrictive , Vegetarian