On the Scenic Pocomoke River
The River House Inn, located in the historic town of Snow Hill, Maryland, is an Eastern Shore Riverfront Inn currently listed for sale. This property sits on over two landscaped acres along the broad, meandering Pocomoke River, only a short drive from Ocean City, Maryland and the Assateague Island National Seashore. The River House Inn is comprised of a grand, historic main house and three unique cottages, offering a total of ten guest rooms and suites. With its luscious rolling lawn, the River House Inn is an ideal location for weddings and group events, as well as B&B getaways. Guests can walk to local restaurants, canoe right from the inn’s deep-water dock, relax by the swimming pool, and easily explore an abundance of Eastern Shore activities by car. The River House Inn is less than three hours from Washington, DC; Baltimore, Maryland; and Norfolk, Virginia.
The main building of this Eastern Shore Riverfront Inn for sale was built in 1864 and is listed on the National Register of Historic Places. While retaining the property’s architectural grandeur and historic charm, many practical features have been updated, including modernized bathrooms and a gourmet kitchen. The first floor features two formal dining rooms, a spacious living room for guest use, a pub-style breakfast room, a powder room, the inn’s large kitchen, and a private living room for the innkeepers. Each room showcases original (now decorative) fireplaces, save for the powder room and kitchen. The kitchen has been outfitted with a wide array of commercial equipment and is ready for the possibility of expanded food service. The 6,000+ square foot building houses four guest rooms on the second floor. These spacious rooms feature comfy seating and private bathrooms. Each of the three guest cottages are uniquely configured:
- The two-story Cypress House has three bedrooms, two-and-a-half bathrooms, and a great room with a fully equipped kitchen.
- River Cottage is a ground floor king suite, with a spa tub and private screened porch.
- Waterfront Cottage has two king suites, on two floors, each with a large porch overlooking the river.
Detailed descriptions of all rooms and cottages can be viewed here.
The owner’s quarters occupy the third floor of the main house and include a large bedroom, an office/sitting area, bathroom, and ample storage. The innkeeper’s living room on the first floor adjoins the kitchen and overlooks the inn’s swimming pool, providing a comfortable retreat when “on duty” or off.
Snow Hill, Maryland was founded by English settlers in 1686 and was a thriving port town throughout the 19th century. The town is known for its legacy of 18th and 19th-century architecture and has an abundance of preserved historic homes built during the port’s heyday. The 73-mile-long Pocomoke River is wide and deep at Snow Hill, and excellent canoeing, fishing, and bird watching can be enjoyed right from the River House Inn! Thousands of protected Nature Conservancy and State Forest acres line the scenic shoreline and miles of hiking trails are close at hand. River House Inn is midway between Maryland’s popular Atlantic beaches to the east and Chesapeake Bay activities to the west, making it an excellent base for exploring the Delmarva Peninsula and the Chesapeake Bay Eastern Shore.
Explore area attractions and activities here:
- Pocomoke River Canoe Company
- Nature Conservancy Nassawango Creek Preserve
- Assateague Island National Seashore
- Maryland Tourism Bay to Ocean Drive
- Tangier Island Cruise
River House Inn earns excellent traveler ratings on Tripadvisor™. Its riverside location, lovely grounds, and flexible lodging options present new possibilities for growing the business at this unique Eastern Shore Riverfront Inn for sale. There is much more to learn – contact us today and arrange a visit!