My wife and I spent a few days in this beautifully restored Hotel in Whitehaven, Maryland. It is located on the 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. You can spend a quiet day on the porch watching the last operating ferry in Maryland shuttle vehicles across the Wicomico River, or do like we did and kayak the river and explore the surrounding beauty of this waterway. When the ferry stops running (sometime around 8pm) there are very few cars coming and going since there is no place for them to go but the little town of Whitehaven (approximately 20 homes).
We met several very friendly and interesting couples during our stay. The food was also excellent.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- The Whitehaven Hotel is a beautifully restored, historical Bed & Breakfast nestled on the Wicomico River with two docks for visiting boaters and sits beside a 300 year old Ferry (said to be the oldest in the Continental United States). It is a scenic 20 minute ride to Salisbury, Princess Anne or 45 min. ride to the Maryland beaches, but "who needs beaches with our views" and Maryland crabs waiting to be opened and savored only a few minutes down the road. The Whitehaven Hotel provides kayaks and bikes for its guests, I might add that the kayaking is unique with many vistas and waters ways to investigate, while our property is a sanctuary for birds. On any given day you may see eagles, osprey, purple martins, heron, hawks, red winged black birds, humming birds and many more species. It's a gem of a find. Our motto "Enter as Guests and leave as Friends." ... more less