Combsberry Bed and Breakfast

4837 Evergreen Road, Oxford, Maryland 21654
Innkeeper(s): Ann Shariff
  • Introduction

    Southern Living, October 1999
    Annapolis Quarterly, Summer 1997
    Weekends for Two in the Mid-Atlantic States
    50 Romantic Getaways
    Baltimore Magazine - Luxury B&B's
    Country Inns


    Escape to Combsberry, a Combsberry Bed and Breakfast - Oxford, Marylandgracious combination of restored 18th century splendor with touches of luxury designed for unsurpassed comfort and privacy. One of Talbot County's premier historic homes, Combsberry delights the eye and refreshes the spirit, providing guests with the best of yesterday and today. Reviews USA Today Travel Guide (10/19/99) - 10 Great Places for a Romantic Weekend in the United States  
      Plenty of Places To RelaxAt the end of a private dirt road on Maryland's Eastern Shore, this historic brick mansion nestles among magnolias and willows on the banks of Isalnd Creek. There's even a boat dock guests can use, as well as a library, formal gardens and water views from each room (some with fireplaces and whirlpool tubs). The Carriage House is a two-bedroom suite; Oxford Cottage has a full kitchen, and its bedroom is on the second floor with three dormer windows


  • Insider's Info

    Travelers are always looking for memorable and relaxing experiences. Let’s discover more through the words of our innkeepers. Many thanks to Ann for sharing her own secrets with!
    Why do most travelers stay at your inn?

    Most travelers stay at our inn to experience something more intimate and personal than those seeking hotel experiences.

    What are you best known for?   What makes your inn unique? What do you love most about your inn?

    We are best known for our personal care and contact with our guests. Our Manor House was built in 1730, updated with all of the amentities our world travelled guests have come to expect and appreciate. What I love most about our inn is the peaceful & serene atmosphere that it enbibes. It is hard to find a place in today's world where one can come and just "be". Combsberry provides that from: the gracious home, to the picturesque creek, from the herons and eagles to the quaint towns of Oxford/St Micheals, guests truly have a unique experience when they come to visit.

    If someone has never been to your city, what is the #1 reason to come visit?

    Tranquility and history.

    What’s the best compliment you have ever received about the inn?

    When guests walk in the door and exclaim, "I'm home!".

    What’s the best kept secret about the area?

    The best seafood and friendly folks that one will ever eat and meet.

    If a traveler is staying at your inn for 4 nights, what should he/she do in the area?

    Visit: Oxford, St Micheals, Easton, The Blackwater Wildlife Refuge in Cambridge, Annapolis and Ocean City.

    Is there anything within walking distance of your inn?

    No, but we do provide bikes onsite which one can ride to Oxford, get on the oldest operating ferry to St. Michaels and then tour Easton - all flat riding! .

    What is your favorite restaurant/food in the area?

    Can't pick, we have a mutitude of restaurants within a 40 minute commute, some Zagat rated, featuring various cuisines. Of course, the Eastern Shore of Md is noted for its fresh seafood and guests can fish and crab off of our dock.

    Any good area guides/websites that travelers could reference?

    Many, they are accessible through our website.

    How many rooms does your inn have?

    We can accommodate 12.

    Do you accept pets?

    We do accept pets. Our Oxford Cottage is pet friendly.

  • Policies


    • Rates include breakfast and use of all amenities but are exclusive of 5% Maryland Sales Tax and 3% Talbot County Room Tax.
    • Special week day rates may apply off season (November to April).
    • Reservations may be made by telephone, mail, or on-line.
    • A deposit for the first night's rate is required at the time of making the reservation.
    • Cancellation Policy:
      • Two weeks prior - Full refund
      • 8 - 13 days prior - Gift Certificate
      • 7 days or less prior - No refund
      • When reserving 3 or more rooms, Cancellation must be made 5 weeks prior to receive a full refund, 1 - 4 weeks prior to receive a Gift Certificate and less than one week will receive no refund.
      • If using Gift Certificate for this reservation, the same cancellation policy is in effect.
    • There are no telephones or televisions in our bedrooms.
    • There is a no smoking policy within the Manor House and its dependencies.
    • Children over the age of 12 are welcome.
    • Arrival time is 3 p.m. and we request guests to vacate their rooms by 11 a.m. on the day of departure.
  • Activities


    Oxford, St. Michaels and Easton are famous for their charm and rich calendar of seasonal events. From the everyday pleasures of luxurious living on Maryland's historic Eastern Shore, to the world famous excitement of Easton's Waterfowl Festival, you may be assured of interesting and charming days and nights at Combsberry.

    • Oxford - Bellevue Ferry (1683)
    • Seafood Festival at Tilghman Island
    • Antique shopping
    • Spring Arts & Crafts Festivals
    • House & Garden Tours of the beautiful homes and estates on the historic Eastern Shore
    • Blackwater Refuge in nearby Cambridge
    • Skipjack races and Log-Canoe races
    • Wildfowl & deer hunting
    • Three golf courses, tennis courts, bicycle rentals available minutes away.
  • How To Find Us

    From Washington D.C.
    Capitol Beltway to John Hanson Highway (Rt. 50 East) across Chesapeake Bay Bridge.
    Stay on Rt. 50 to Rt. 322 South (Easton Pky).
    Then Rt. 333 South 6.8 miles.
    Left on Evergreen Rd. Take second left at brick entranceway.

    From Baltimore
    Rt. 695 to 97 South, to Rt. 50 East across Chesapeake Bay Bridge.
    Stay on Rt. 50 to Rt. 322 South (Easton Pky).
    Then Rt. 333 South 6.8 miles. Left on Evergreen Rd.
    Take second left at brick entranceway.

    From Philadelphia/Wilmington/New York
    South on 95 to Rt. 896 East, then through Middletown, DE, to Rt. 301 South,
    left on Rt. 213, left on Rt. 50, Stay on Rt. 50 to Rt. 322 South (Easton Pky).
    Then Rt. 333 South 6.8 miles.
    Left on Evergreen Rd. Take second left at brick entranceway.

    By Boat and Airplane
    Six foot MLW for docking.
    Fly in to Easton Airport 10 minutes away.