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We are sad to report that we are not open for business due to the COVID19 Pandemic. We are still trying to figure out how to meet all the state and federal guidelines for lodging and meals, and we have not yet determined when we will open again.  We don't want to jeopardize the health and safety of our guests or ourselves (since we live on the premises). 


Some innkeepers plan to monitor temperatures at the door and to dispense hand sanitizer, but we do not want to be policing the health of our guests and risk making guests feel uncomfortable. Some states are requiring that guests wear masks in all common areas, and we haven't figured out how to eat breakfast with a mask on!  We know we will probably only share our 2 larger rooms (Ruby and Sapphire) to maintain social distancing and allow for thorough cleaning between bookings, when we do open again.


We are planning to wait until the peak passes and then decide when and how to resume accepting reservations. If you have any questions, please contact us directly via phone or email. We are here, working on interior and exterior home improvements to be ready to welcome our guests in our usual warm and friendly way.

"The River Gem alone is worth the visit to Pocomoke City!"

The food was delicious and we were made welcome every minute...


The River Gem

The River Gem Bed & Breakfast is located on the Eastern Shore of Maryland in Pocomoke City, Worcester County.

The River Gem is housed in the historic Littleton T. Clarke House, a restored Second Empire Victorian home, built circa 1860. The house is on the National Register of Historic Places and is representative  of  Lower Eastern Shore heritage in Maryland.


Guest Rooms

All of these beautiful rooms are located on the second floor, with 10 foot ceilings and include individual air conditioning and ceiling fans, alarm clock/radios, extra blankets and towels, and wifi. Hand-made, botanical and fragrance-free soaps are supplied in each bathroom, as well as bathrobes, hair dryers and emergency toothpaste and shampoo and an iron/ironing board. Suite combinations are available upon request.

River Gem Café:

Our delicious home-made breakfast is served between 7:30 and 9 am in the beautiful café-style dining room. Four, colorful tables grace the dining area, creating a charming space in which to snack or work. A mini-fridge, microwave, and ice-maker are available for guest use throughout the day.

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