Welcome to Cambridge House Bed & Breakfast

Cambridge Front HouseLocated 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 employs eco-friendly practices as diligently as possible, including energy and water conservation, recycling, and buying locally produced food.

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

Cambridge house entranceFor 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. 

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

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


Cambridge house romantic package

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.

Room rate plus $60

Cambridge house picnic park
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

Featured Events

Cambridge house featured events

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

Cruise the Historic Choptank River – Enjoy a cruise on an authentic riverboat courtesy of the Choptank Riverboat Company based at Suicide Bridge Restaurant in Hurlock, Maryland, Read More », or on a traditional Chesapeake Bay Skipjack (www.skipjack-nathan.org)

Outdoor Festivals in Cambridge – Enjoy street festivals such as the Taste of Cambridge, Summer Sendoff, the Seafood Feastival, the High Street Arts Festival, and the Annual Christmas Parade Read More »

Ironman Triathlons – Participate in or come to watch the annual Ironman Maryland 140.6 or the Eagleman 70.3 triathlons, which attract more than 2,000 competitors. 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.


Cambridge house 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.
Cambridge house wharf

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.
Cambridge house pond

Lily Pond

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

R.I.P. Max

Faithful B&B Host

Born: June 1, 2008, Havana, Cuba

Died: December 21, 2023, Cambridge, Maryland

Meet Minina

Meet Minina

Another 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!

Historic Guided Tour of Cambridge
Enjoy a Historic Guided Tour of Cambridge, and learn about old houses, history, and great stories in this beautiful seaside community.
Blackwater National Wildlife Refuge
Hike, Bike, or Kayak exploring Blackwater National Wildlife Refuge, a haven for over a hundred Bald Eagles.
Dorchester Arts Center
Take a workshop at the Dorchester Arts Center or visit the beautiful gallery and gift shop.
Richardson Maritime Museum
Visit the Richardson Maritime Museum: named after the sailboat captain who escorted author James Michener when researching his novel, Chesapeake.
Skipjack Nathan
Sail aboard the authentic Skipjack Nathan – hear stories of the working watermen and dredge for oysters.
Downtown galleries
Enjoy our charming downtown galleries and specialty shops, such as The Wine Bar (wine, cheese & chocolate!), Sugar Magnolia, and The Fibre Cafe yarn shop.
Cambridge Antique shops
Go treasure hunting at the many antique shops in and around Cambridge. Ask us for an up-to-date list of local shops.
Cambridge Restaurants

Dine at delicious restaurants, such as Vintage 414, The High Spot, Little Bitta Bull, Bombay Social, El Cabrito, ThaiItalian, Snapper’s Waterfront Café, Suicide Bridge RestaurantPortside Seafood Restaurant, Ava’s Pizzeria, RAR Brewing, The Blue Ruin Bar, and Blackwater Bakery.  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!

Municipal Yacht Basin
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.

 Other Helpful Links

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.


Check-in is available from 3:00 PM to 7:00 PM, unless special arrangements have been made in advance.  Check-out is not later than 11:00 AM.

Full, multi-course breakfasts are served in the dining room each morning from 8:30 AM until 9:30 AM.  Afternoon refreshments are also provided.  Please advise at the time of reservation if you have any dietary restrictions.

Cambridge House is a SMOKE-FREE inn.  This also means no candles, incense, or anything else requiring a flame.  We appreciate your help in keeping the inn and all its occupants safe and sound.

Room rates assume double occupancy and do not include the 5% Dorchester County lodging tax and the 6% Maryland state sales tax.

If there are more than two individuals in a room, the additional guests will be charged $50 each.

We recognize that plans can change, so please note our CANCELLATION POLICY.  Regardless of the reason, cancellations received fewer than 15 days prior to the reservation date will be charged the full amount of the anticipated stay.  For holidays, multiple room bookings, or special events such as Eagleman or Ironman Maryland, cancellations must be made 30 or more days prior to the reservation date or be subject to a charge for the full amount of the scheduled stay.  In any case, there is a cancellation fee of $25.   Cancellations must receive a cancellation number, without which they are not valid.  Sorry, no exceptions.

If you have concerns about an unexpected emergency, we encourage you to look into travel insurance from Travel Guard or other reputable companies.

Pet Policy:  Though we have our dog Max and cat Miniña, we do not permit guests to bring pets.  Our own pets are strictly prohibited from entering guest rooms, and we cannot allow other pets in the guest rooms either.

Children:  We do not encourage guests with children at the Cambridge House and Breakfast.  The inn is an old house furnished with many antiques, and does not lend itself to a comfortable visit with children.

Health and Safety: The Cambridge House Bed and Breakfast shares your concerns about health and safety following the COVID pandemic and we have made a number of adjustments to our normal procedures to ensure continued guest comfort. We are continuing our practice of having a 48-hour interval between guests in any room, which allows us time for a thorough sanitation process. Furthermore, during a guest’s stay, we will not enter the room to make the bed or remove trash. However, we will collect trash and provide additional towels on request. Finally, for the time being, we are not putting out afternoon refreshments. We do not normally wear masks when interacting with guests, but we most certainly have no objection if guests wish to wear masks in the public areas of the house.

ADA Compliance:  

CAMBRIDGE HOUSE, MD makes lodging in Cambridge accessible to everyone

Our goal is to provide a wonderful experience in the desirable location of Cambridge, MD. We strive to create an environment that is welcoming and accommodating for all individuals, including those with hearing, vision or other disabilities. If you have difficulty navigating our website or booking a room at our hotel, we ask you to contact us via telephone or email and our helpful staff will be happy to assist you.

112 High St
Cambridge, MD 21613-1844
(410) 221-7700 
Owners: Jim and Marianne Benson

We work very hard to provide an easy-to-use online experience for all guests. We believe all of our website visitors should be able to easily research online on  https://cambridgehousebandb.com regardless of device type and whether an individual requires assistive technology like a screen reader, font magnification, translation or voice recognition software.

If you have any questions or would like to report any issues related to the accessibility features of our hotel’s website, please contact us at info@cambridgehousebandb.com

Hotel Website Accessibility Features

This hotel website for Cambridge House is designed to be fully accessible to all and is designed according to W3C Web Content Accessibility Guidelines (WCAG) 2.0 and conforms to most priority checkpoints which entail some of the following elements:

Navigation Shortcuts

Our hotel’s website can be navigated by using the tab key to traverse the elements of each page and by using the enter key to activate a highlighted link.

Structured, Semantic Markup

HTML heading tags are used to convey the document structure. Navigation menus are tagged as HTML maps so that the menu title can be read out, and the menu items are presented as a group.

Images Visibility

All content images include descriptive ALT attributes and all purely decorative graphics include null ALT attributes.

Standards Compliance

The site is designed to conform to Level AA compliance as specified by the Web Content Accessibility Guidelines. All pages validate as XHTML 1.0 and use structured semantic markup.

Our Hotel Offers The Following Accessibility Features

Property Accessibility Features

Our Property has been grandfathered in to previous legislation and is not ADA compliant.  We have no facilities on the property or in the rooms for those with disabilities.

Accessibility References

Credit Card Processing

Our Mission

At The Cambridge House Bed and Breakfast, we are dedicated to protecting your privacy and safeguarding your personally identifiable information.

Information Collection

Our main purpose in collecting your personal information is to provide you with a streamlined experience in making reservations at The Cambridge House Bed and Breakfast. We only collect information about you that we consider necessary for achieving this. Personally identifiable information is only obtained when making a reservation. All identifiable information provided will not be disclosed to anyone unless we are specifically requested to do so. The Cambridge House Bed and Breakfast does not give or sell to anyone any information we collect on our site.

We sometimes use data collection devices such as “cookies” on certain pages of the Site to measure effectiveness and safety. A “cookie” is a small file that gets placed on your harddrive that helps us provide our services. You are free to decline cookies if you choose too.


At The Cambridge House Bed and Breakfast, we take security seriously. When users make a reservation we use every precaution to safe guard it online and offline.

Your payment and personal information is always safe. Our Secure Sockets Layer (SSL) software is the industry standard and encrypts all of your personal information, including credit card number, name, and address, so that it cannot be read over the internet.

Policy Modifications

The Cambridge House Bed and Breakfast may amend this Privacy Statement from time to time in order to meet changes in the regulatory environment, business needs, or to satisfy the needs of our guests, properties, strategic marketing partners, and service providers.

Privacy Policy, Cookie Policy, Terms & Conditions

The Cambridge House Bed & Breakfast Privacy Statement


  • User privacy and data protection are a necessity and our duty
  • We have the duty of protecting personal data
  • Data is a liability, it should only be collected and processed when absolutely necessary
  • We dislike spam as much as you do!
  • We will never sell, rent or distribute your personal data
  • We will not make your personal information public without your consent. Your personal information (name) will be made public only if you wish to make a comment or review on the website.


Along with our business and internal computer systems, our website is designed to comply with the following national and international legislation with regards to data protection and user privacy:


Below is a description of what information is collected and reasons for collecting it. The categories of information collected are as follows:

    Like most websites, this site uses Google Analytics (GA) to track user interaction. We use this data to determine the number of people using our site, to better understand how they find and use our web pages and to track their journey through the website.
    Although GA records data such as your geographical location, device, internet browser and operating system, none of this information personally identifies you to us. GA also records your computer’s IP address, which could be used to personally identify you, but Google does not grant us access to this. We consider Google to be a third-party data processor. GA makes use of cookies, details of which can be found on Google’s developer guides. Our website uses the analytics.js implementation of GA. Disabling cookies on your internet browser will stop GA from tracking any part of your visit to pages within this website.
    In addition to Google Analytics, this website may collect information (held in the public domain) attributed to the IP address of the computer or device that is being used to access it.
    Should you choose to add a comment or review on our site, the name and email address you enter with your comment will be saved to this website’s database, along with your computer’s IP address and the time and date that you submitted the comment. This information is only used to identify you as a contributor to the comment section of the respective blog post and is not passed on to any of the third-party data processors detailed below.
    Your comments and the associated personal data will remain on this site until we see fit to either
    • Remove the comment or
    • Remove the blog post.
  • NOTE: You should avoid entering personally identifiable information to the actual comment field of any blog post comments that you submit on this website.
    If you choose to subscribe to our email newsletter or submit a form on our website, the email address that you submit to us will be forwarded to a third-party marketing platform service company. Your email address will remain within their database for as long as we continue to use the third-party marketing company’s services for the sole purpose of email marketing or until you specifically request removal from the list.
    You can do this by unsubscribing using the unsubscribe links contained in any email newsletters that we send you or by requesting removal via email. When requesting removal via email, please send your email to us using the email account that is subscribed to the mailing list.
    Listed below are the pieces of information that we may collect as part of servicing requests on our website:
    • Name
    • Email ID
    • Phone
    • Mobile
    • Address
    • City
    • State
    • Postal Code
    • Country
    • IP Address
  • We do not sell your personal information to third parties. We may share a limited amount of data with listed Third-Party data processors only towards servicing your requests or improving our offering.
    We only receive an email when a user mails us using an email link. There are no third-party data processors or intermediaries involved.
    The data is collated into an email and sent to us over the Simple Mail Transfer Protocol (SMTP). Our SMTP servers are protected by TLS (sometimes known as SSL) meaning that the email content is encrypted before being sent across the internet. The email content is then decrypted by our local computers and devices.
    As part of the Revenue Recovery model, we work with re-marketing service companies to send notification messages if you have abandoned your cart without making a purchase. This is for the sole purpose of reminding customers to complete the purchase if they wish to. The re-marketing service companies do a real-time capture of your email ID and cookies to send an email invite to complete the transaction if the customer abandons the cart. However, the email ID of the customer is deleted from their database as soon as the purchase is complete.
    We do not sell personal information of our customers or of minors below the age of 16 years to third-party data collectors and hence the “Do not sell my data” opt-out button is optional on our website. Reiterating, we may collect your data for the sole purpose of completing a service request or for marketing communications. If you wish to access or erase your personal information, you can do so by submitting your details here.
    If you are under 16 years of age you MUST obtain parental consent before:
    • Submitting a form
    • Posting a comment on our blog
    • Subscribing to our offer
    • Subscribing to our email newsletter
    • Making a Transaction
    Should you wish to view or delete your personal information, please email us here with the email address used, your name and deletion request. Alternatively, you can fill out the form at the bottom of this page to view and/or delete your data stored with us


We use a number of third parties to process personal data on our behalf. These third parties have been carefully chosen and all of them comply with the legislation set out in section above. If you request for your Personal information to be deleted with us, the request will also be forwarded to the parties below:


This policy covers the use of cookies and other technologies. The types of cookies we use fall into 3 categories:

    These are vital for the running of our services on our websites and apps. Without the use of these cookies parts of our websites would not function. For example, session cookies allow a navigation experience that is consistent and optimal to the user’s network speed and choice of device.
    These collect information about your use of our websites and apps and enable us to improve the way it works. For example, analytics cookies show us which are the most frequently visited pages. They also help identify any difficulties you have accessing our services, so we can fix any problems. Additionally, these cookies allow us to see overall patterns of usage at an aggregated level.
    We use these types of technologies to provide advertisements that are more relevant to your interests. This can be done by delivering online advertising based on your previous web browsing activity. Cookies are placed on your browser which will store details of websites you have visited. Advertising based on what you have been looking at is then displayed to you when you visit websites that use the same advertising networks.
    We may also use cookies and similar technologies to provide you with advertisements based on your location, offers you click on, and other similar interactions with our websites and apps.


We will report any unlawful data breach of this website’s database or the database(s) of any of our third party data processors to any and all relevant persons and authorities within 72 hours of the breach if it is apparent that personal data stored in an identifiable manner has been stolen.


This privacy policy may change from time to time to conform with legislation and/or industry developments. We will not explicitly inform our clients or website users of these changes. Instead, we recommend that you check this page occasionally for any policy changes.

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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).