Easton, MD 

Bishop's House Bed and Breakfast

214 Goldsborough Street
Easton, MD 21601-2217 US
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Rates: $185 to $195
Total Rooms: 4
Overall Rating: 5 hearts (1 review)


Circa 1880. The innkeepers of this in-town Victorian lovingly restored it in 1988. The three-and-a-half-story clapboard and gabled roof home includes three spacious first-floor rooms with 14-foot-high ceilings and generously sized second- and third-floor guest rooms. With its period-style furnishings, working fireplaces and whirlpool tubs, the inn offers its guests both romance and the ambiance of the Victorian era with modern conveniences. A sumptuous full breakfast is served every morning. Located in Easton's Historic District, it is within three blocks of boutiques, antique shops, restaurants and historic sites. The inn provides private off-street parking and secured overnight storage for bicycles.Publicity and Awards: Better Homes & Gardens Magazine, Country Roads of Maryland & Delaware.Location: Small town on Maryland's Eastern Shore.


Rooms & Rates

Rates: $185 to $195
Payment types accepted include American Express, Personal Checks, Discover, Diners Club, Visa, Travelers Checks, Master Card and Postal Money Orders & Cash.
Rooms: This property has 4 cottages with private bath, 4 with hot tubs and 2 guest houses.
The types of beds available include King and Queen.


Minimum Stay Requirements: A two-night minimum, per room, is required for all guest rooms for both weekday and weekend stays. A three-night minimum stay required on certain holiday weekends. Guests will be accommodated on an overnight basis, but payment for a two-night, (three night for holiday and special event weekends), stay is required.
Cancellation: Deposit is refundable, less $35 processing charge, if reservation is canceled at least 72 hours prior to scheduled arrival time
Pets: Pets are unable to be accommodated.
Smoking: Outside Only.

Services & Amenities

Meals Included in Rates: Snacks/Refreshments and Breakfast.
Types of meals: Snacks/Refreshments, Restaurant off Premises, Full Breakfast and Early Coffee/Tea.
Amenities In Room: DVD, Heating, Refrigerator, Cable TV, Coffeemaker, Fireplace, Air Conditioning, Iron/Ironing Board, Bath Amenities, Bathrobes, Television, Hair Dryer, Wireless Internet Access, Individually controlled heat & air conditioning, Down comforter in season and Lighted make-up mirror; Whirlpool Tubs; Shower Panels.
Amenities On Site: Computers, Fax, Free parking on premise, Bicycles, Video Tapes, DVDs, Complimentary bicycles for Guest Use, Secured overnight storage for guest bicycles, Complimentary local phone calls, Courtyard with fish pond with fountain, On-site Private off-street parking, Mini guest fridge, Ice maker, Microwave, Wine cooler, Coffeemaker, Complimentary coffee, Selection of Sodas, Tea, Hot chocolate, Wraparound porch with porch swing, rockers and Sumptuous Breakfasts.
Business Traveler Amenities: Wireless Internet Access, Television, Modem Connection, Iron/Ironing Board, Internet Access, Hair Dryer, Gym Nearby, FAX On-site and Desk.

Spa Services

Off-Site Spa Services Available
Nearby Recommended Spas:
Foremost Massage & Esthetics
(410) 310-7510

Serenity Massage Therapy
(410) 770-3573

Relaxation Station
(410) 822-2055


Events Hosted: Romantic Getaways, Meetings, Honeymoons, Family Reunions and Seminars.
Other Activities: Antiquing, Art Galleries, Beaches, Bicycling, Canoeing/Kayaking, Fishing, Golf, Hiking, Horseback Riding, Live Theater, Museums, Parks, Shopping (Local Crafts), Tennis, Water Sports, Wineries, Skipjack Sailing Cruises, Atkins Arboretum, Pickering Creek Audubon Environmental Center and Blackwater Refuge.

Recommended Restaurant(s)

Out of the Fire, Mason's, Barlett Pear, El Dorados, Crab Claw, St. Michaels Steak & Crab, St. Michaels, Robert Morris Inn, Oxford .

Historic Interest

Circa 1880 Victorian, built by Captain Edward Roberts for Philip Francis Thomas and Clintonia Wright May Thomas. The Honorable Philip Francis Thomas was governor of the State of Maryland from 1848 to 1851 and the first State Comptroller of the Treasury 1851 to 1853. Philip Francis was elected to the United States Congress in 1838 and served until 1840 when he declined re-nomination. Prior to his election to Governor in 1848 he served in the State House for four years. He served in a variety of posts in Maryland, including the collector of the Port of Baltimore, then as United States Commissioner of Patents and in 1860 as James Buchanan's Secretary of the Treasury. He only served for a matter of weeks in this position and resigned with other southern members of the Cabinet as the hostilities between North and South escalated. His son enlisted in the Confederate Army. In 1863 he served in the Maryland House and became a United States senator in 1867. However he was barred by the Senate as a person.
Historic Awards: Local Register (Granted).
Historic Memberships: Local Historical Society.
Historic sites nearby: Easton's first building, the Third Haven Friends Meeting House, was constructed in 1682 at the headwaters of the Tred Avon River on a Native American trail. Located on Washington Street, within 3/4 of a mile of the Bishop's House. Shortly after the construction of the Meeting House, Maryland's General Assembly authorized a courthouse and the town began to grow. In 1788 the legislature renamed the town.