Just like getting a good night’s sleep, it is just as important to take time away from the daily grind to regenerate one’s body and soul. We often don’t take the time for a short getaway to get back in touch with ourselves, to retain inner balance, and to connect with a loved one or a friend.
Giving Yourself the Gift of Renewal
Taking a few days to disconnect is one of the best ways to renew energy and productivity. It is a gift to your Self, and one that should be as prized as taking care of any part of your health.
Some Examples of Our Maryland Choices
There is an abundance of wonderful bed and breakfasts across the United States, providing a variety of vistas and experiences that will enfold and enrich you. At Select Registry, we want to share some information on a few exceptional upscale bed and breakfasts in Maryland.
Finding the Ultimate in Hospitality
Maryland is a beautiful state, featuring the renowned Chesapeake Bay and numbers of lovely rivers that wind through the countryside. Famed for the Antietam National Battlefield among other historic sites, Maryland is filled with Antebellum architecture, gracious Victorian mansions, and sprawling farms and open landscapes. This is a perfect setting for a romantic weekend away from the kids, a venture into nature, or a time to read and contemplate. Here are a few examples of perfect Inns for finding the ultimate in hospitality:
Sandaway Waterfront Lodging
On the Eastern shore in Oxford, Maryland, Sandaway Waterfront Lodging is right on the Chesapeake Bay. The 1875 Victorian mansion is surrounded by horse chestnut and mimosa trees and secluded on a beautiful estate overlooking the Bay, as well as the Tred Avon and Choptank rivers. With 18 rooms to choose from, you can stay in the Mansion itself or in the more modern River Rooms that boast a waterfront view from their private porches. Private beach access and a gracious lawn make this Inn a true gem when it comes to enjoying lazy afternoons watching the sailboats float by and extraordinary evenings reveling in the jeweled sunsets. Awaken in the morning to a breakfast basket delivered to your door, and enjoy complimentary snacks and beverages in the Lodge and Boathouse sitting rooms throughout the day. Staying at the Sandaway is the perfect way to enjoy your privacy in a truly gracious setting.
The Brampton Bed and Breakfast Inn
Just outside the historic town of Chestertown, Maryland, the Brampton Bed and Breakfast Inn is a peaceful environment that combines modern amenities with the charm of a 19th century country estate. The exquisitely appointed guest rooms and cottages are romantic and spacious, with wood-burning hearths, whirlpool tubs, and gorgeous views. Situated on an impeccably tended Antebellum estate, the Brampton offers exceptional dining with the inns organic garden producing fresh produce; local farmers supplying free range eggs, bacon, and sausages; and local coffee growers roasting their own blends. If you are vegetarian, vegan, lactose or gluten intolerant, or have any special dietary needs, the kitchen is more than happy to accommodate you with delicious substitutes. Enjoy an a la carte breakfast in the dining room or delivered to your cottage in the morning. Then later on, take part in the famed afternoon tea, served with peaches to commemorate the peach plantation that was the former incarnation of this peaceful enclave.
Savage River Lodge
The Savage River Lodge is located on a pristine 700 acres in Western Maryland’s Savage State Forest, offering as perfect a retreat as you can get. Dotted with 18 luxurious and private cabins as well as the Lodge building, here you can enjoy nature at its most exquisite, with trees extending out as far as the eye can see. In Frostburg, Maryland, the two-story log cabins at the Lodge put a whole new meaning into the concept. Here you will find a sleeping loft with down-clad beds, an oversize soaking tub and two sinks in the bathroom, a main floor with comfy chairs and a queen size sleeper sofa, ceiling fans, and all the amenities you could want. Choose a Standard cabin facing the lane, a Forest cabin with the wooded view, or the Premier, which is secluded on the property. Serving an exquisitely prepared American Classic cuisine, all the food is fresh and cooked in a wood-fired brick oven when appropriate. With farm to table dining, it’s no wonder that the locals come to Savage River Lodge for an exceptional gourmet experience. With various packages available, the Lodge is also pet-friendly.
Stoney Creek Farm
This historic farmhouse with a red brick façade is nestled into the rolling hills of Washington County in Boonsboro, Maryland. Sparing no comfort, this inviting inn takes you back in time, while providing you with comfortable amenities that allow for a completely relaxing and restorative stay. With its lovely guest rooms featuring soft and enveloping bedding, hardwood floors, and an airy yet cozy ambiance, you will be lulled into nights of deep dreams. Whether you have a claw foot tub or a walk-in shower in the bath, comfort is first and foremost at this most gracious of bed and breakfasts that affords you pastoral views that soothe the heart and mind. Just minutes to historic towns, you can spend your afternoons exploring the area, including the nearby Antietam National Battlefield.
Antrim 1844 Country Inn
In Taneytown, Maryland, at the foot of the Catocin Mountains in the central part of the state, this magnificent inn was once a plantation. Listed in the National Register of Historic Places, it carries a prestige that is evident in the stately Antebellum ambiance, along with its nationally acclaimed restaurant. The bed and breakfast offers nine guestrooms in the mansion and 31 additional rooms and suites in the outbuildings, including a former English cottage, an original plantation office, and a cottage with its own private deck facing the woods. If you are enticed by antiques, cozy hearths, canopy-covered feather beds, suites with private sitting rooms, decks, and luxurious bathrooms, then the Antrim 1844 Country Inn is made for you. Add its beautifully tended gardens and many other amenities and special services and you have the ideal formula for a few days of heaven. Start the day with a continental breakfast en suite or a more formal meal in the dining room. Meet other guests at afternoon tea, or take it in the privacy of your cottage. And then for dinner, sample the exceptional menu along with the perfect premier wine. With so many accolades, including a listing in the Zagat guide’s Top Ten Inns, the Antrim 1844 Country Inn is a number one destination in Maryland for those who value the best.
For more information on Maryland bed and breakfasts and other inns around the country, please contact us!