Welcome to Cambridge House Bed & Breakfast

Located in the historic district of Cambridge, on Maryland’s Eastern Shore, this 1847 sea captain’s manor has six large guest rooms,  uniquely decorated with period-style furnishings and each with its own private bath. After a restful night’s sleep, enjoy a delicious full breakfast overlooking the garden pond.

Cambridge House B&B is a proud member of the Green Hotels Association. We employ eco-friendly practices as diligently as possible, including energy and water conservation, recycling, composting, and buying local/organic.

And since Cambridge House is conveniently located within walking distance of the water, shops, restaurants, galleries, and museums – you’ll hardly need your car!

For suggestions on outdoor activities, sights to see, and upcoming events, check out visitdorchester.org/see-and-do. Endless dining possibilities can be perused at visitdochester.org/eat-and-drink. Another great source of information is cambridgemainstreet.com. Our guests can enjoy a wonderful getaway filled with activity or just quiet relaxation. The choice is yours.

Cambridge House B&B is also the perfect setting for a bridal or baby shower. And we would be pleased to accommodate your business breakfast, lunch, or off-site retreat.

Eastern Shore hospitality and history, beauty and bounty await you at the Cambridge House Bed & Breakfast!

Guest Rooms

Our spacious guest rooms are named for the first six counties on the Eastern Shore of Maryland. Each room has a private bath, cable TV, DVD player, clock radio, and hairdryer. Personal amenities include shampoo, conditioner, soap, lotion, and shower cap.

Queen Anne Room

This first-floor guest room exudes comfortable charm with a queen-size bed, fireplace, private bath with shower, and access to the side porch.

Cecil Room

Conveniently located on the first level, this stately room includes a queen-size bed, full bath, fireplace, and access to the side porch.

Dorchester Room

The classic décor features a king-size bed, fireplace, plush carpet, full bath, and access to the upper porch with water view. This room can be expanded into a suite with the addition of the adjoining “secret room” that includes a queen-size bed and half-bath.

Somerset Room

Read by the fireplace or enjoy the vista of historic High Street (and seasonal water view) from the large windows in this bright corner room with a queen-size bed, plush carpet, small desk, and private bath with shower.

Talbot Room

The bay window provides special charm in this bright and airy room that includes a queen-size bed and private bath with shower. The comfy chairs in front of the window provide the perfect spot for an afternoon of reading.

Kent Room

This romantic room offers a queen-size bed, large private bath with claw-foot tub and shower, private access to upper-level porch overlooking the gardens and Cambridge Creek.

Room Amenities

  • Hot tub
  • Free Wireless Internet Access
  • Electric fireplace in most guest rooms
  • DVDs, games, and books
  • Guest refrigerator and ice machine
  • Afternoon refreshments
  • Wine glasses and bar accessories
  • Iron and ironing board available
  • Several large porches
  • Gardens and waterfall pond

Specials

Romantic Package

Snuggle into a cozy guest room, where a vase of lovely flowers and a box of gourmet chocolates will be waiting. If you wish, we will also make a dinner reservation for you at a local restaurant. Take a look at the many possibilities at visitdorchester.org/eat-and-drink. Stroll along the wharf and through the historic district, then venture into the quaint downtown, where the shops are unique and the owners are friendly. Or, if quiet one-on-one time is all you need, just relax at the B&B. Bring your swimsuits and gaze at the stars from our outdoor hot tub.

Room rate plus $60

Picnic in the Park

Enjoy a relaxing picnic for two in the park – or anywhere you choose. We’ll put together a basket filled with a French baguette, gourmet cheeses, fruit, dessert, and sparkling water. You just bring your appetite!

Room rate plus $60

the tubman travel package
Get ready for a powerful and inspiring travel experience as you explore the scenic landscapes where Harriet Tubman and other freedom seekers worked, lived, and escaped slavery on Maryland’s Eastern Shore.

The Tubman Travel Package

Includes:

  • Exclusive savings on two nights of lodging. Book early for best availability.
  • $100 worth of vouchers to use as you choose for select dining, outdoor adventures, tours, or shopping. Several business partners are also offering special gifts and discounts only for travelers who sign up for this package.

From natural beauty to delicious seafood, get a sense of the what you can experience when you come to Tubman Country!

Featured Events

For a complete listing of upcoming events, visit Cambridge Main Street and Dorchester County Office of Tourism.

August 10, 2017 Riverboat Cruise – Enjoy a cruise on an authentic riverboat courtesy of the Choptank Riverboat Company based at Suicide Bridge Restaurant in Hurlock, Maryland. Read More »

September 16, 2017 Summer Send-Off: Blues Brews & BBQs – Summer Send-Off Returns on the third Saturday in September with BLUES, BREWS & BBQs! Read More »

October 7, 2017 IRONMAN Maryland 2017 – Watch the excitement as more than 2,000 triathletes from all over the world take on a 140.6-mile triathlon in and around Cambridge, Maryland — one of only a dozen IRONMAN full-length triathlons in the country. Read More »

House Tour

  • Experience a time gone by in this 1847 sea captain’s manor
  • Relax on one of the four porches
  • The parlor offers a comfortable gathering place with a great view of historic High Street.
  • Enjoy a delicious full breakfast at a table for two overlooking the pond or at the main table chatting with other guests.

Grounds

Garden

Stroll through the gardens along the pebble paths as the sun rises on the Choptank River. The boxwoods are said to be over 100 years old.

Lily Pond

Enjoy the pond as you stroll through the garden or from your breakfast table in the dining room.

Hot Tub

Cap off a romantic evening gazing into the night sky from the hot tub.

Long Wharf

Long Wharf Park and Marina is located just one block from the Inn, where guests can dock their boat, enjoy a picnic, fish off the pier, or enjoy a sail on the Skipjack Nathan.

Meet Max

Our beloved Cambridge House pet 🙂

& more!

Wake up to a beautiful sunrise on the water.

Enjoy birdwatching from the breakfast table.

Follow the butterflies through the backyard gardens.

Our Area

Did you know our area is affiliated with several notable historical figures, such as Harriet Tubman, Frederick Douglass, Annie Oakley, Bea Arthur (“Golden Girls” & “Maude”), and author James Michener, who chose our waterways for the basis of his classic, “Chesapeake”.

Enjoy the Many Attractions of Cambridge!

Enjoy a Historic Guided Tour of Cambridge, and learn about old houses, history, and great stories in this beautiful seaside community.

Hike, Bike, or Kayak exploring Blackwater National Wildlife Refuge, a haven for over a hundred Bald Eagles.

Take a workshop at the Dorchester Arts Center or visit the beautiful gallery and gift shop.

Visit the Richardson Maritime Museum: named after the sailboat captain who escorted author James Michener when researching his novel, Chesapeake.

Sail aboard the authentic Skipjack Nathan – hear stories of the working watermen and dredge for oysters.

Enjoy our charming downtown galleries and specialty shops, such as The Wine Bar (wine, cheese & chocolate!), Sugar Magnolia, and The Fibre Cafe yarn shop.

Go treasure hunting at the many antique shops in and around Cambridge. Ask us for an up-to-date list of local shops.

Dine at delicious restaurants, such as Snapper’s Waterfront Café, Bistro PoplarSuicide Bridge Restaurant, Canvasback Restaurant and Pub, Portside Seafood Restaurant, and Jimmie & Sook’s.  Enjoy freshly steamed and spiced Maryland crabs at Ocean Odyssey, or pick up a bushel right behind our house at J.M. Clayton’s to enjoy on our porch!

Dock your boat at the Municipal Yacht Basin at Long Wharf just one block from Cambridge House.

Didn’t bring your boat? Take a fishing or boat excursion from one of the many local providers. See http://visitdorchester.org/see-and-do/outdoor-activities/boating/

For more information on these and other attractions in Cambridge and greater Dorchester County, visit tourdorchester.org.

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Directions

From Washington & points West:
Highway 50 East across Bay Bridge then south to Cambridge (toward Ocean City)

From Baltimore:
97 South to 50 East across Bay Bridge then south to Cambridge
(toward Ocean City)

From Philadelphia, Wilmington, New York & points North:
Interstate 95 South to 13 South (shore points south) across the Christmas tree bridge (canal bridge) to 896 West. Go 4 mile to 301 South. 5 miles past the Visitor Center take 213 West to 50 South. 27 miles to Cambridge.

Once in Cambridge:
Turn right at the first light after crossing the Choptank River (Maryland Ave.) crossover drawbridge make first right (Academy St.) at second light turn right onto High St. we are at the corner of High St. and Commerce St. (one block from the wharf).