In the Historic District of Princess Anne, Maryland
Escape from the tense world of traffic and television, come down in time to a place that celebrates books and authors. The Alexander House Booklovers B & B is set in a lovingly restored Victorian house filled with books, music and a sense of relaxation and whimsy (no tvs, just lots of books and free wifi).
Enjoy a relaxing stroll through the historic district of Princess Anne, teeming with lovingly preserved historic homes from the Colonial, Federal and Victorian eras. Walk to the nearby Teackle Mansion for a tour of one of Maryland’s beautiful historic manses, then meander along the water in Manokin River Park. Take a walk down the quaint main street–featuring antique and gift shops.
Local events include the annual Chesapeake Celtic Festival on the first weekend in October, the Seagull Century Bicycle Ride and the Annual Skipjack Races on Labor Day Weekend.
Nestled between the beach (Atlantic) and the Bay (Chesapeake), nearby nature attractions include Assateague and Chincoteague (35 minute drive), where you can share the pristine, natural seashore with wild ponies. Or for some really wild night life, there’s always Ocean City, a 40 minute drive away. Within minutes of various wildlife sanctuaries, rivers, waterways and marshes, where hundreds of bird species can be observed. Kayak and canoe rentals are available in town on the Manokin River, in Snow Hill on the Pocomoke River or at Janes Island State Park on the Tangier Sound (opening to the Bay). A ferry boat ride away are Smith Island and Tangier Islands, where ancient Colonial English/Cornish dialects are still spoken.
Please Call or Text 443-880-6858 if you wish to reserve a date less than 7 days from now. Otherwise feel free to call or email us at AlexanderBookloverbnb1@verizon.net
WE OFFER A FREE NIGHT FOR EACH PAID NIGHT TO ACTIVE MILITARY WITH ID.Nov-March (HOLIDAY AND SPECIAL EVENT WEEKENDS EXCLUDED).
DISCOUNTS FOR TWO OR MORE NIGHTS ALL YEAR TO ALL GUESTS.
WINTER WRITER RETREATS. Fri afternoon to Sunday Afternoon. Breakfast and Lunch Included. Silence observed except during meals and Sat. night writing discussion/share. $275 pp private room or $225 pp for two friends sharing a room. Day rate only: $75 Sat; $50. Sunday $100 both days. Winter 2014-2015 Writer’s Retreats:
November 21-23 December 12-14 January 2-4 January 16-18 January 30-Feb. 1 February 6-8 February 20-22
This place is Neverland for fanatical readers… up the stairs past portraits of the likes of Pablo Neruda and Isabel Allende, I wondered how I could yank myself away after one night… Flopping from one comfortable perch to another, book in hand, I was at home… Princess Anne, an impressive stronghold of finely preserved Victorian-era homes, is an excellent setting for leisurely walks.
Such a lovely serene room! We look forward to our next visit with great anticipation and plans for a longer stay.
We delighted in every detail of your lovely home. Thank you for helping us feel so pampered during our Eastern Shore Getaway.