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 room4.7
  • Service4.9
  • Value4.6
  • Cleanliness4.7
  • Onsite Dining4.8

A wonderful weekend getaway

4.0 on May 16, 2017

We had a wonderful weekend even though the weather could have been better. Staff was very friendly and accommodating....


Every year is amazing.

5 on April 26, 2017

We stay here every year for our anniversary, we got married here 7 years ago. Every single time we come it is always an amazing experience, we look forward to many years of the same experience.


Valentines Day Stay

5 on March 06, 2017

This was the third time we stayed at the Vandiver Inn. We love the charm of the building. The service is excellent. We greatly enjoyed the food. The staff were very accomodating.


A great place

4.4 on March 05, 2017

Enjoyed how flexible, laid back and attentive the staff were. Convenient walk to everything. Room had alot of character. I would definitely come back (again at a time when there is no large function being hosted) Thank you!


Great B&B - would stay there again.

4.8 on February 22, 2017

Staff super friendly. Room was better than expected. The breakfast was fantastic.


Service is always amazing

4.8 on January 03, 2017

This is the third time we've stayed at Vandiver and they always do everything to make you feel like you're the only guest they have. We'll continue to return time after time.


Great stay!

5 on December 26, 2016

Stayed at the Vandiver for a wedding, everything was outstanding!


Wonderful place to stay

5 on December 14, 2016

This was a wonderful place to stay. The staff was very helpful, we stayed the night after an event put on at the Vandiver which was beautiful!


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!


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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

Nightly Rate: $160 - $160

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

Nightly Rate: $160 - $160

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

Nightly Rate: $160 - $160

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 Daybed, 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

Nightly Rate: $160 - $160

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

Nightly Rate: $150 - $150

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

Kent Office

One Bedroom add-on with Murphy Bed. Connects to John Henry.

  • Maximum Capacity: 2

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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

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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.
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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


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