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214 Goldsborough Street, Easton, MD 21601-2217, USA    
(800) 223-7290, (410) 820-7290


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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.

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$185 to $195

Payment Types Accepted Include American Express, Personal Checks, Discover, Diners Club, Visa, Travelers Checks, Master Card and Postal Money Orders & Cash.

    • Snacks/Refreshments
    • Breakfast


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.

  • Air Conditioning
  • Bath Amenities
  • Bathrobes
  • Bicycles
  • Cable TV
  • Coffeemaker
  • Computers
  • DVD
  • Fax
  • Fireplace
  • Free parking on premise
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Iron/Ironing Board
  • Refrigerator
  • Television
  • Wireless Internet Access

Business Traveler Amenities

  • Wireless Internet Access
  • Television
  • Modem Connection
  • Iron/Ironing Board
  • Internet Access
  • Hair Dryer
  • Gym Nearby
  • FAX On-site
  • Desk

Events Hosted

    • Romantic Getaways
    • Meetings
    • Honeymoons
    • Family Reunions
    • Seminars


Private on-site off street parking

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

Pet Restrictions

Pets are unable to be accommodated.
  • Pets Are Unable To Be Accommodated

Innkeepers Association Memberships

Inspected By & Chartered Member of the Maryland Bed & Breakfast Association

Describe Garden and Grounds

Situated on a large landscaped, shaded lot among other stately homes on a tree-lined street. The garden area consists of perenial flowers, herbs, flowering scrubs and roses providing for tranquil repose.

Reservation/Cancellation Policies:

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.

Children Restrictions

Children 12 years and older


Deposit is refundable, less $35 processing charge, if reservation is canceled at least 72 hours prior to scheduled arrival time


4 - 5 PM / 11 AM


Outside Only.

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
    • Blackwater Refuge

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.

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 .

Nearby College/University

Chesapeake Community College & Washington College

Bishop\'s House Brie Shirred Eggs (our Signature Dish)

Brie Cheese, Turkey Ham, Eggs, Cream & Ground Black Pepper

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Must-Stay on the Eastern Shore

The hosts of the Bishop’s House made our recent stay an over-the-top, happy experience. They thought of everything. From the 1,000-count bed sheets to the in-room fireplace to the special extras in that amazing bathroom, we lacked for nothing. The third floor sitting room was warm and relaxing. The gourmet food was delicious. The décor was beautiful and interesting. The Bishop’s House hosts have created a kind, warm, and genuinely wonderful B&B. We slept easily, we woke easily, we had pleasant dreams, and we have great memories. The Bishop’s House is a must-stay on the Eastern Shore.
Kay Rudolph
Glenelg, MD

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Better Homes & Gardens Magazine, Country Roads of Maryland & Delaware.