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In 1995, the 19th century 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 Hotel is nestled on the shore of the Wicomico River and is about 25 minutes outside Salisbury, Maryland. Other Eastern Shore attractions such as Ocean City, Chincoteague Island and the Assateague National Seashore are also short drives away.
Maryland State Preservation Award Winner
The Hotel has seven guest rooms. All Hotel rooms have private baths, two have access to the second floor screened porch and two have working fireplaces. Room with a View, a gift shop offering one-of-a kind, hand made Eastern Shore crafts, is open on the first floor of the Hotel (Shop is open Wednesday through Sunday). Boaters: hotel guests may dock at the Hotel's dock. Gift certificates available.
The dining room dates back to the 1890 addition and is decorated in high Victorian style with Bradbury & Bradbury willow wallpaper. Dorothy serves a gourmet breakfast in this beautiful room.The piano room was the dining room in the original road house. The moldings are original hand cut. The working fireplace boasts the original reeded mantle. The room looks out over the river. Guests may relax here with a glass of wine and afternoon snack.
The South Porch overlooks the Wicomico River. It is a great place to relax and see a variety of birds, including opsrey, herons, egrets, and many others. Or watch watermen work the Bay.
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. Marine facilities are available across the street in the Whitehaven Marina.
Handicap Ramp from the parking lot, large entrance, twin beds, extra large bathroom is equipped for handicapped accessibility. Large door openings to parlor, dining room and downstairs porch.
Small, intimate weddings in a beautiful setting on the Wicomico River in the quaint village of Whitehaven, Maryland. A tent is available for larger crowds. The two dining rooms and living room have room for up to 65 guests. Special pricing on the public rooms if you and your guests book all 7 rooms. Each wedding is customized for the couples wants and needs.