The Wayside Inn

The Wayside Inn

4344 Columbia Road
Ellicott City, MD 21042-5910
United States
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Average rate/night $160
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Escape to the Past

Over two hundred years of history await you at the Wayside Inn Bed and Breakfast in Ellicott City, Maryland. Conveniently located nearby historic Ellicott City, Maryland, and within a short drive of either Baltimore and Annapolis, Maryland or Washington, D.C., the Wayside Inn is the perfect place for you to escape to the past.

The Wayside Inn, a bed and breakfast in Ellicott City, MD is not only historic (circa 1780), but also a romantic retreat from everyday reality. Innkeepers Susan and David have created a luxurious oasis….close to both fine and casual dining, and many nearby entertainment choices. Yet once you are inside the Inn, the world retreats and you are surrounded with warmth, attention to detail, and most of all, comfort! Even though the Inn is historic, our rooms are equiped with the most modern of amenities: free broadband WiFi, flat screen TVs with Fios cable (over 300 channels! 50+ movies channels!), large double spa jetted tubs and separate showers. Most of the rooms also have fireplaces. Plush robes and silky sheets call out to you to snuggle warmly in your favorite room.


  • Inn Amenities Refine Search: Fitness Center, Free Onsite Parking, Gardens on Property, Wine/Spirits available


  • Pet Friendly: No
  • Smoking Policy: Smoke-Free
  • Family Friendly: Yes

Food & Wine

The Wayside Inn offers an upscale, full breakfast. Our breakfasts are our most commented upon feature (favorably of course) in all our reviews and onsite comments. We strive to serve a delicious breakfast that a guest would not normally serve themselves at home or receive at a "normal" breakfast restaurant.

  • Meals Offered: Breakfast
  • Breakfast: Complimentary
  • Breakfast Seating: Individual Tables, Communal, Flexible Times
  • Breakfast Service: Full
  • Complimentary Breakfast: Yes
  • Offered Amenities: Complimentary Beverages, Complimentary Snacks, Complimentary Early Coffee/Tea, Complimentary Evening Hors d'oeuvres
  • Special Diets Accommodated: Yes
  • Restaurant on Premises: No
  • Pub/Tavern on Premises: No

Rooms & Suites

The rooms at the Wayside Room have been described as warm, cozy, comfortable, elegant and special, to name just a few of the comments that guests have left in the room journals. There are three suites which have both a bedroom and an adjoining sitting room. There are also three rooms without the sitting rooms: these rooms all have jetted spa tubs, fireplaces and flat screen TVs. Even though the Wayside Inn is 230 years old, the bedrooms are equipped with all the luxury appointments that our special guests require: Luxury linens and bathroom amenities such as robes; Fios cable tv in all rooms with hundreds of channels 50 channels of music and 40+ movie channels like HBO, Cinemax, Showtime, Starz, Encore and the Movie Channel. Plus our free On-Demand allows you to access each of these premium channels libraries of films to watch, for free, on your schedule! Of course we offer free Wi-Fi throughout the Inn. Come see and feel for yourself why so many of our guests only leave after they have purchased a set of our incredible sheets!

  • Accommodations: Efficiency, Suites
  • # Rooms: 6
  • Beds: Queen
  • Room Amenities: Air Conditioning, Antique Furnishings, Bathrobes, Fireplaces, Hair dryers, Private Entrance, Telephones, Whirlpool or Jacuzzi, Alarm Clocks, Ironing Boards
  • Entertainment: Cable TV
  • Handicap Accessible: Limited
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Guest Services

  • Internet Services: Wireless, Complimentary
  • Corporate Rates: Yes
  • Front Desk/Security: Onsite
  • Inn Amenities: Free Onsite Parking, Gardens on Property, GLBT Friendly, Wine/Spirits available

Location Type

  • Location Type: Suburban, Small Town/Village

Weddings & Events

We specialize in intimate weddings. While we have done a couple of large receptions (100+) we prefer the 35 and under wedding and reception. The Inn is really perfect for the bridal party to spend the night before the ceremony, having a Champagne breakfast in the morning before the hairstylist and make-up artist arrive. After the photographer has photographed the beautiful bride and her attendants in this incredibly photogenic, historic inn, they are whisked away in their Limo to get to the church on time!

  • Weddings & Events Capacity: 20-49
  • Events Supported: Private Parties, Ceremony, Receptions, Rehearsal Dinner, Bridal Luncheon, Elopement
  • Wedding Services & Amenities: Caterer, Florist, Photographer
  • Wedding/Reception/Event Facilities: Indoor, Outdoor

Business Travel & Events

We specialize in small meeting in the 10-12 range.

  • Banquet Seating: 35
  • Reception Seating: 35
  • Max Capacity Outdoor: 35
  • Max Capacity Theater: n/a
  • Max Capacity Classroom: 12
  • Max Capacity Boardroom: n/a
  • Total Rooms Sq Footage: 400
  • Total Meeting Rooms: 1
  • Meeting Facilities: Indoor
  • Meeting Amenities: Onsite Catering
  • Meeting Types: Business Meeting, Retreats, Social