Featured on the NBC Today Show, in The Washington Post, Baltimore Magazine, Budget Travel and Chesapeake Life Magazine. 2012 winner of the Maryland Life Magazine Reader's Choice Award for Finest B & B on the Lower Eastern Shore. Come down in time to a place that celebrates books and writers. The Alexander House Booklovers Bed & Breakfast is a literary-themed Victorian home in the Princess Anne historic district; it features dramatic colors and whimsical details that create a feel-good, relaxed atmosphere. Immerse yourself in the jazzy Harlem Renaissance of The Langston Hughes Room; dream a high seas-adventure in The Robert Louis Stevenson Room; revel in the romance of Regency England in the grand Jane Austen Room, relax with a book in the Mark Twain Reading Parlor & Library. Partake of a gourmet breakfast, afternoon tea or evening liquour in the charmingly French Cafe Colette (for inn guests only). Enjoy a stroll through the relaxed historic town of Princess Anne, filled with lovingly preserved homes from the Colonial, Federal and Victorian eras. Between the Beach (wild ponies of Assateague or Ocean City) and the Chesapeake Bay, we are surrounded by lush rivers (canoeing and kayaking) and open savannahs. It's a wildlife and bird haven, a delight for nature lovers. Ask about our winter writers' retreats and girls getaway group rates. Bookloversbnbdotcom
5 on November 10, 2017
This was my first time staying at a b&b but it was an unforgettable experience. Every room was thoughtfully decorated with vintage furniture by the thoughtful host Liz. Despite our delayed arrival, Liz stayed up past the check in time to give a tour and an explanation of the author themed rooms. In the morning, Liz personally served a homemade breakfast in her quaint dining area and even took the time to converse with the occupents. She was extremely helpful in recommending activities in addition to providing directions. I would highly recommend Alexander's house for anyone seeking a quiet weekend escape.
3.2 on August 24, 2017
We only stayed 1 night but we were made to feel very welcome at this beautiful B&B. Very impressed with the décor of each themed room. Will most likely be returning to experience the house during a different season.
4.4 on June 21, 2017
Warm, welcoming and a night to remember! From the cozy room and bath tub to the sherry to end the night (or begin it) my husband and I thoroughly enjoyed our time in Princess Anne and this lovely B&B. The night just wasn't long enough to take in the atmosphere! We are planning on keeping this B&B as our tradition!
4.0 on May 31, 2017
We came to Maryland for our nephew's graduation and loved staying at Alexander House. Elizabeth was very welcoming, our room was delightful, breakfast was delicious and we enjoyed talking with the other guests. We are both avid readers so we particularly enjoyed all the book references and the themed rooms. PS - We tried to check off five stars but the site wouldn't permit???
5 on July 27, 2016
We had a great time, this B and B added a nice new element to traditional B and B even if you are not a book liver is a great place.
5 on May 13, 2015
Before heading to DC for a series of meetings, my wife and I wanted to explore the Delmarva peninsula. The first few days of our stay, we made trips to Assateague Island, enjoying the beach on the Atlantic side, and a great boat tour on the Chincoteague Island at the suggestion of our Hostess, Elizabeth. Since we are from Colorado, we especially counted on her knowledge of the local lore and high points for a short visit. Elizabeth was spot-on for dining suggestions as well. Then as we found time to visit, enjoyed her knowledge of literature as the rooms in the home suggest - Jane Austen, Langston Hughes, Robert Louis Stevenson., etc. One of the books must have covered breakfast recipes - all were great. If you are given the option, ask for the French Toast with the Apricot Compote - really a treat to start your day. Elizabeth not only shared her home, but her time in conversations with guests. Even at the first visit, she made us feel as welcome as a family member. We are sure to return for a visit just to enjoy the ambiance!
5 on June 18, 2014
We visited Assateague to see the wild ponies, kayaked on the Manokin River and discovered treasures in the shops in town. We thoroughly enjoyed our stay. Lee and Dan Paashaus
5 on November 01, 2011
My husband and I stayed here for a 3-day weekend last year. The innkeeper was so friendly and helpful, the stay was so peaceful and relaxing. I was recuperating from an illness and found the literary theme and reading room so restful. We'll be staying there again.
5 on October 18, 2011
The ambiance is wonderful, whimsical yet sophisticated. We loved our Jane Austen Room with all the little details that brought Jane to life. The Mark Twain Library has a great selection of books and a relaxing atmosphere. Elizabeth's breakfasts were marvelous, the crepes yummy! We also enjoyed the beautiful veranda, so private and colorful.
4.0 on April 24, 2011
Elizabeth, My husband and I really enjoyed our recent stay at your B and B. The Jane Austen room was really nice and the town of Princess Anne is really quaint. Loved your porch and breakfast was super! Also super pizza at the Flying Crane.
Revel in the Romance of Regency England in this lovely room that celebrates Austen, the Literary English Rose. This is our largest, grandest room with an spacious 10 x 12 bathroom, featuring clawfoot tub in center, elegant pedestal sink, separate shower and private wc.
Nightly Rate: $100 - $125
Nightly Rate: $100 - $125
Celebrate the literature, art and music of the Harlem Renaissance in sophisticated Art Deco style. Small bathroom with large shower (no tub).
Nightly Rate: $95 - $110
Nightly Rate: $95 - $110
Enjoy an adventure on the high seas in the whimsical Robert Louis Stevenson Room, with it's upper deck bed chamber. Keep on the lookout for pirates and treasures!
Nightly Rate: $85 - $110
Nightly Rate: $85 - $110
Garden themed room based on the Beloved book The Secret Garden. Downstairs room with separate entry, full bath and queen bed overlooking back gardens. two-night minimum.
$120 - $125
In historic district, near Chesapeake Bay, Assateague National Seashore, Ocean City- 30 min. drive, Smith and Tangier Islands, Countryside, Small town
From Rt 13 (heading north or south, turn onto Linden Ave, go one long block east to stop sign. The Alexander House is at the southeast corner of Beckford and Linden Avenues. (From the north heading south: Linden turnoff is after the three lights of Princess Anne. From the south heading north on Rt. 13: it's the third right turn after entering Princess Anne limits (Nationwide Insurance cottage on corner of 13 and Linden). We are 50 minute drive from Ocean City, MD.
Antique Shopping, Art Galleries, Beach, Eco-tourism, Gourmet/Fine Dining, Historical interests, Movie Theater, Museum, National/State parks, Nature area, Ocean, Chincoteague and wild ponies 30 minutes, Summer and Fall Farmers Market crafts & music. Wildlife Refuge-Bird sanctuary 1 mile, Teackle Mansion 3 blocks, Picnic area, Religious Services, River, Ruins, Tours, University, Vineyard, Winery, Zoo
Board games, Coffee/Tea facilities, Electric vehicle charging, Fireplace, Fridge, Library , Lovely verandah on which to sit, day or night, microwave in cafe for guest use., Small refrigerator in cafe for guest use.
Air conditioning, Alarm clock, Desk, Hairdryer, Wi-Fi
Elizabeth & Peter Alexander
some French/Italian, smattering of Japanese, English, Spanish
Elizabeth is a retired journalist and teacher, now editing and writing books and plays. Peter is an architectural designer, master woodworker and avid sailing fanatic.