Rates and Policies

The rates for double occupancy are between $80. and $150. (US dollars). Rates depend on room time of year and number staying in room
(two persons max.)

No two-night minimum stay required-- EXCEPT on Holiday weekends.   Discounted weekend rates for two or more night stays.

All rates include a full gourmet breakfast, including a choice of selections; afternoon tea and snack; liqueurs & hot beverages in the evening.  
All guest rooms feature private bathrooms.

We accept Master Card, Visa, Discover, travelers checks or cash (U.S. dollars). First night rate pre-payment due upon making reservation.

Cancellation policy: You must cancel your reservation 7 days or more prior to the date reserved to avoid full room charges. On holiday
weekends (weekend nearest the following holidays: Memorial Day, July 4, Old Princess Anne Days--2nd weekend in October,  Easter,
Christmas and Labor Day.) we require 14 days prior notice of cancellation to avoid charges. For
all cancellations, there is a $10 charge per
night booked.

Children ages 14 and above welcome. No pets or smoking. Habla Espanol, parlais un petit Francais, parliamo piccolo Italiano.

Special rates for travel agents, travel writers, parents of local university students, bicyclists, senior citizens.

Check-in time is from 3-8 pm. Check-out 11 am

To check availability, write to us at the e-mail link below or call us. To make a reservation, please call 410-651-5195 between 8 am and 10 pm
Cafe Colette serves up crepes, omelettes, French toast and other delights. Choose from five
selections for breakfast, served from 8 to 10 am. We specialize in healthy gourmet foods and offer low
fat, low sugar and low salt meals by request. Many of the herbs and vegetables served come fresh
from our own organic garden!
Cafe Collette is for room guests only; open from 8 am to 10 pm. From 8-10 pm we serve liqueurs,
snacks, teas or other hot beverages. It's a great place to socialize with other guests or enjoy a game
of chess, Scrabble, the Authors' Card Game or other board games.  
Stocked refrigerator (beverages and snacks) and microwave in cafe for guest use.

For a winter getaway, Curl up in front of the fire with a good book in the Mark Twain Reading
Parlor. The ambiance is "Southern Botanical," with soft greens, plants and vines, flowers, an
assortment of whimsical frogs (replicas) and the soothing sounds of a Celtic-inspired fountain. The
Parlor library features a variety of books on history, antiques, architecture, politics, art, music,
gardening and a range of other subjects. In addition, there are many novels by classic and
contemporary authors. The parlor also offers a chess set, Scrabble and other board games for your

The grand Jane Austen Room, above, will transport you back to Regency England, with many
special touches to delight any Austen aficionado. The spacious bathroom (10 x 12) features a
clawfoot tub, separate shower for two and private wc.

Left: The nautical, "upper deck" bed chamber in the Robert Louis Stevenson Room;  the cozy
quarters include a  writers desk, separate entry/dressing area and the "Child's Garden of Verses"
bathroom with tub and shower.

Immerse Yourself in the Harlem Renaissance!

The Langston Hughes Room is a celebration of the authors, writers and musicians of one of
America's most creative eras.  Small bathroom with large shower.

                                         It's a 1920's New York State of Mind.

"The Langston Hughes Room was a trip back in time. We can’t wait to try the other rooms."
                                             Trish and Mitch,  Lewes DE

"Purrrrfect!   Elizabeth, you were/are the very best hostess. The accommodations, food, environment and everything, were
all outstanding. We’ll be back."  Harold and Cecelia P. Severna Park MD

"You’re cooking is delightful, and what you have done to this house is a work of art. Bravo!"   Patti and Lyle K.

"What a great place! Calm relaxing, great hostess and marvelous crepes. "Carol W. Wilmington DE.

"Alexander House is simply marvelous—all your thoughtful, creative little touches, the delicious food, the cozy reading
room and the terrific dreamy Langston Hughes Room is a 'Montage of a Dream Realized.' We relished the morning tea on
the porch. Thanks for everything. We’ll be back."  Ashwini and Shankar  Washington D.C.

"This lovely home gives a warm hug to all who enter.” Martha M.  South Carolina

"Cathie and I had a very magical stay at your fascinating home. The Stevenson Room was wonderful and a good kind of
cozy. The library, porch, café, games and you are all treasures." Cathie and Murray K. Annapolis MD

"What a delightful room within an enchanting house. I love the feeling of comfort and the eclectic touches of whimsy
throughout the inn. I will recommend it to everyone I know traveling on the Eastern Shore. A terrific respite! "   Peggy. S.
Bethesda, MD

"We feel pampered and ready to return to the 'real world'. A great way to spend my birthday."
Lance and Suzy E., Warfordsburg PA


The innkeepers will make reservations or prior arrangements for ferries to Smith and Tangier Islands, as well as eco-tours,
canoe and kayak rentals.

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The Alexander House
Booklovers' B & B
No Phones, TV's or computers; just good music,
reading and relaxation.
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The Gift shop features a
variety of literary -themed
items and new books
Inn Tour
lick on any photo for a larger view.
The colorful and whimsical Cafe Colette: This
French writer loved cats, see if you can find them
in pictures and other places throughout the cafe.