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, MD. Please refer to our Contact
Us page for location details, driving directions and Ferry hours.
Other Eastern Shore attractions such as Ocean City, Chincoteague
Island and the Assateague National Seashore are also short drives
The Hotel has eight guest rooms. All Hotel
rooms have private baths, two have access to the second floor screened
porch and two have working fireplaces. Two kayaks are available
at no additional cost for guests. 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.