Five captivating rooms with your own en suite bathroom await to indulge you. Three of our guest rooms are on the ground floor. Four rooms have Queen beds and one has Twin beds (that can be converted into a Kennedy King).

Sip a cool drink on the screened porch or in our hidden garden. The 50-year old English boxwoods and mature trees soften the modern conveniences of this centrally air conditioned home. Our garden is a recreation of an earlier time. Watch for Easton’s own Barred Owls who love to visit.

In addition, we offer special services:

Free WiFi, Wine/Cheese Baskets, Flowers, Secretarial Services, Picnic Lunches, Classic Movie DVDs and Videos, Family Reunions, Library, Meeting Facilities, Board Games, and intimate Wedding/Reception facility. All rooms feature: WiFi, hair dryer, classic toiletries, iron and ironing board. Ice buckets are provided for all rooms. Mini-refrigerators, coffee machines and TVs are in the Governor’s Retreat, Ellen Showell room, and Garden View room.

The house is believed to have been built shortly after the Civil War. In 1891, when John Jump purchased it, there was also a stable on the property. Several years later, an octagonal, pyramidal tower was added to the front west corner of the house. Jump, a prosperous merchant, owned the largest dry goods store in town, located one block west on Goldsborough Street.

The architectural style of the house is Italianate, popular at the end of the Victorian era. At some point in the mid-20th Century the full front porch was replaced with a portico.

Carla Howell, the current owner, purchased the house in 2001 and converted it into a bed and breakfast, naming it Easton's Promise Bed & Breakfast. She both expanded and modernized the house, creating a total of five guest rooms and a separate suite for the owner(s). Two of the guest rooms were added at that time, each with a new bathroom. Two other bathrooms have been totally renovated, and the other two were updated. All five guest rooms have en suite bathrooms. Central air conditioning was installed in three zones, maximizing comfort. Two new gas-fired water heaters offer continuous hot water, so there is enough for all 10 guests at once. The gas fireplace makes the living room especially cozy on a cold winter evening.

In November 2010 an Art Gallery was added to the public rooms. The idea is to show guests and clients how artwork looks in a home setting. “Art for Your Life.”


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From the West and South of the Bay Take Rt. 50 East and proceed over the Bay Bridge ($4.00 toll). At the Rt. 50/301 split bear right towards Ocean City and drive another 18 miles. As you approach Easton, the first traffic light is for Airport Road. Count that light to the fourth light. This is Goldsborough Street (Hardee’s on your left, CVS Pharmacy on your right). Turn right and drive down Goldsborough 8/10 of a mile. On the left is the SunTrust Bank parking lot. Easton’s Promise is directly across the street. Number 107. You may make a U turn in the parking lot and unload on Goldsborough Street facing Rt. 50.

Photography credits:
Celia Pearson: Governor’s Retreat, Parlour, Garden View, Dining Rooms
Jane McConnell: Bowspirit, Carla with Sign, Door with Magnolias, Thaddeus Lowe and 1710 rooms
Jeanne Saulsbury: Front Door