About Us

Photo of plaque about original Doctor who Holland House is named after

History Of The House

Jim and Jan Quick named the inn after the beloved and prominent doctor, Charles Albert Holland, M.D. Dr. Holland was first introduced to Berlin in his early teens when he attended Berlin High School (graduating class of 1895). He attended medical school in Baltimore before returning to the Eastern Shore to begin his own medical practice. In 1916, Dr. Holland bought the house from T.T. Savage, and took over his brother’s medical practice following his brother’s death. The Holland family and medical practice was fully integrated into the home by 1917.

Dr. Holland personally ran the medical business in the house from 1917 through 1937, until the time of his sudden death. Dr. Holland’s daughter had married the young doctor her father had brought in to help run the practice named Dr. Nicoll. Dr. Nicoll and his wife Virginia remained in the home until 1949. Following that year, several doctors resided in the home until it was sold in the 1970’s and used as a rental property. There was one more change of hands with a dental practice prior to Jim and Jan turning it into a bed and breakfast in 1986.

Now, the legacy of the house is being passed down to the Quick’s only daughter Hattie. Hattie and her husband Jacob previously lived in Seattle, Washington with their small family. They are excited to have updated the inn with some modern features, such as self check-in, while continuing to preserve the history and authenticity of the house. They are ready to welcome you to their home!

Frequently Asked Questions

Do you have parking?

We have parking on site and free street parking across the street and in the town parking lot next door.

What is your pet policy?

We do not allow any pets.

Do you allow children at the inn?

We do allow well-behaved children aged 10 and over. With the exception of the upstairs suite, our rooms accommodate 2 guests, and we do not allow air-mattresses or cots. If you book the whole house, we may allow special circumstances for younger children.

When is check-in and check-out?

Check-in begins at 4:00 pm and is flexible beyond that with your unique front door and room door access code that you will receive just prior to your arrival. If you are arriving during quiet hours we ask that you be courteous to our other guests. Check-out is at 11:00 am on the day of your departure.

What are your quiet hours?

Quiet hours are from 10:00 pm to 7:00 am.

Do you have a minimum stay requirement?

We have a two-night minimum stay on weekends (Friday - Sunday) from May to October and a three-night minimum during holidays.

What is the cancellation policy?

We ask that you let us know as soon as possible if you need to cancel your reservation. Since we are a small inn, untimely cancellations affect us greatly. If your plans change after your reservation is confirmed, cancellation notice is required 72 hours in advance of your arrival date. You will be refunded your deposit, minus a $25 cancellation fee.

If you cancel your reservation 72 hours or less prior to arrival date, you are responsible for the entire cost of your reservation. Your credit card on file will be charged in full, unless the room(s) rebook. If rooms do rebook, you will be refunded the difference, minus a $25 cancellation fee.

The cancellation fee also applies to changes in your arrival/departure date which result in a shorter stay. No refunds are provided for late arrivals or early departures.

Do you offer breakfast?

We offer a continental breakfast beginning at 8:30 am in the lounge. Coffee and tea are available 24/7 during your stay. If a full breakfast is preferred, there are many great recommendations for restaurants in town.

Is smoking allowed at the inn?

Smoking is ONLY allowed in the designated outdoor areas at the inn. A cleaning fee will be incurred if there is smoking in a non-smoking area.

Do you have TVs?

We do not have TVs at the inn. However, we do have high-speed internet to allow for streaming from your personal device. The internet password is provided with your check-in information.

What does the loud siren mean?

The Berlin Volunteer Fire Company has three sirens located throughout town. The closest one to the inn is located directly behind Town Hall in the parking lot next door. These sirens have historically been used to inform volunteers to come to the fire station, a tradition that has remained for over 100 years, and will continue for many more. There is no need to worry when you do hear this siren.

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