Oct 06

Top 5 Baltimore Bed and Breakfasts

by in USA

Great bed and breakfasts have a story. They’re an extension of their owner. The best ones feature walls that hug quirky details you won’t find anywhere else. Stories give a good bed and breakfast character.

Baltimore Maryland at night

 

These five Baltimore bed and breakfasts have that special something — that unique, personal touch to make them worth a look.

1. Blue Door on Baltimore

Cecelia Bellomo, a licensed yoga instructor, wanted to make sure her guests have the opportunity to experience something very close to her heart. That’s why each room is equipped with a yoga mat. She even offers private in-room yoga sessions to guests during their stay.

Blue Door is casually elegant, blending urban chic with traditional European B&B influence. Rooms are packed with personalized, thoughtful amenities, including a homemade dark chocolate and fruit treat on each guests’ pillow every night. Two of their suites boast private outdoor balconies.

The Bellomos serve a continental breakfast on weekdays, but the couple pulls out all the stops on Saturday and Sunday, serving up an impressive spread of baked goods and hot entrees.

2. Scarborough Fair Bed & Breakfast

Barry Werner’s Scarborough Fair Bed & Breakfast is a perfect example of weaving personal narrative into a business. When he was a child, he played “B&B” with his grandmother, drawing the rooms and planning menus. As he grew older, he took on jobs at places like floral shops and bakeries that prepared him for opening his own B&B.

Currently, four of Scarborough’s six rooms have fireplaces and two rooms boast whirlpool baths. Werner’s partner Jeff Finlay makes breakfast every morning, but treats are available in the dining room at all hours.

The two have big plans for their quaint B&B. Renovation plans are in the works that will turn each room into a reflection of famous’ authors themes and tastes.

3. The Inn at Peralynna Manor of Rose Hill

When Cynthia Lynn was a little girl, she became quite enamored with a house just outside of Frankfurt, Germany. She spent years drawing the house and fantasizing about owning it. Later, she built her own replica and turned it into a B&B.

The inn has common rooms with game tables, TVs, and fireplaces that burn ethanol to create a homey atmosphere. Enjoy breakfast inside or out on the deck, prepared by the in-house chef.

4. The Wilderness

Ellen Sawaya attended an auction at a pre-Civil War home, and it was there she realized her love for old houses. When she found the 1799 Catonsville farmhouse that is now The Wilderness, it was a match made in heaven.

The house’s 14 bedrooms have been converted into 8 guest rooms and suites in a tranquil, rural setting. Sawaya serves a hot breakfast on weekends with fresh veggies from the garden.

5. Gramercy Mansion

Anne Pomykala and husband Ron have traveled all over the world, gathering little treasures here and there. When they bought the sweeping Gramercy Mansion in 1985, they used all of their findings to decorate the historic building, giving each room a unique story.

Luxury rooms with double whirlpool tubs, a suite with a private courtyard, and antique furniture and decor make this B&B a beautiful place to experience.

Author Bio:

 

Dani is a freelance writer based in Oklahoma. She enjoys reading, collecting gnomes, and traveling. 

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