2685 Whitehaven Road
Whitehaven, Maryland 21856
An Eastern Shore of Maryland Historic Boutique Hotel
Chesapeake Bay Magazine
Article Date: August 2010
Article Date: July 2010
In 1999, this 19th century Hotel (the Whitehaven Hotel) was saved from the wrecking ball through the cooperative efforts of local residents, the Maryland Historic trust and by those captivated by its charming location in a riverfront Eastern Shore village at the Whitehaven Ferry, minutes from the Chesapeake Bay. The Hotel, now one of the last of its kind, provided lodging for travelers crossing the Wicomico by horse to Quantico, Salisbury and Princess Anne and by steamship to ports as far as Baltimore.
The romantic village of Whitehaven is a perfect place for a small wedding or reception. The Hotel's two dining rooms and living room have room for up to 65 guests. The Hotel and Whitehaven B&B have overnight accommodations of 12 rooms. The charming local church is known for its interior woodwork, crafted by ship carpenters. Please call to discuss our full range of features.
The Hotel, now one of the last of its kind, provided lodging for travelers crossing the Wicomico by horse to Quantico, Salisbury and Princess Anne and by steamship to ports as far as Baltimore. And yes, the Whitehaven Ferry still crosses the Wicomico River.
Whitehaven Ferry provides access from Whitehaven to Somerset County. Listed below is the ferry schedule.
Ferry Information Hotline: 410-543-2765
Open: Year Round: 7:00 am to 5:30 pm, 7 days/week
except for Christmas Day
What is there to do in Whitehaven? You can take a nice walk or ride a bike around the village, or relax and watch boats glide down the Wicomico River. If you're feeling a bit more adventurous, the hotel has two kayaks for the use of guests. Whitehaven has several well known artists with studios you can visit. And you can see a variety of birds, including opsrey, herons, egrets, and many others. Or, watch Chesapeake Bay Watermen work the Bay. Whitehaven represents a way of life which is fast disappearing from the Eastern Shore. Enjoy a little bit of yesterday with precious memories for tomorrow - a great get-a-way.
Marine facilities are available
across the street in the Whitehaven Marina and the best all-you-can-eat
seafood on the Shore is available at The Red Roost just three miles away.
By power boat appxox. 45 minutes and sailboat approx 2 hours to the mouth
of the Chesapeake Bay on the Eastern Shore of Maryland.
23851 River Street
Whitehaven, Maryland 21856
Ken Trippe , Innkeeper
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